Some of the 20 JSR Students gathered for a group photo to commemorate the beginning of the Fall semester.
Jonathan Bae, Grade 12
The Program Coordinator/Editor, Whitney Ahn, began the orientation with the awards ceremony for the previous semester. The awards were to certify and applaud the hard working reporters of 19 JSR and commended students with Best Editor and Best Reporter. Having to balance school work and cycle deadlines, sometimes the program can get extremely difficult, but many reporters stood on top of their game and were consistent with submissions. These awards were not meant to discourage other students who did not earn any awards, but to motivate all reporters in becoming a successful reporter in this semester.
Then, the orientation continued with a brief introduction of what it means to be a successful and diligent reporter. For an hour, students learned the importance of communicating with fellow peers and the faculty. Students were also informed about the process of submission and publication. Whitney reiterated how critical submitting articles before the set deadlines was. This was mainly targeted to new reporters, who held a majority of the total reporters during the orientation.
The especially selected Student Editors for 20 JSR stayed behind as they received their own unique orientation. As Student Editors, their duties and responsibilities are beyond those of a student reporter and are required to submit more. Lastly, the stage was then passed to the 2nd group of Junior J Student Reporters that were starting with us for the first time as they began their orientation to the program. With new programs and new opportunities at bay, JSR is looking to be a great semester this Fall!
Although not many could attend, JSR students gathered together to learn more about the program
JSR’s 20th semester already has a bright new beginning for incoming reporters to shed light on fresh stories about events nearby and far.