Class of 2018: Journalism seniors report that there are 30 days left


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Kelsey Ward, Allison King, Devin Barge, and Bridget Murphy count down to the last day of school.

The Class of 2018 is starting down the last 30 days of their LHS careers. There is no rest for the wearing journalism seniors who are busy writing articles and printing monthly issues of The Lance. The senior staff includes Devin Barge, Allison King, Bridget Murphy, and Kelsey Ward.

Barge and Murphy are in their fourth year of journalism. They are co-Editors-in-Chief of the newspaper. Ward is in her third year of journalism, and she is an editor. King is a first-year journalism student and she is a reporter.

All four  plan to attend a four-year university. Barge is going to Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He plans to major in computer science, possibly double majoring in cyber security.

“I am very excited to attend Mount St. Mary’s in the fall. The professors for computer science are very nice and I am excited to start my career,” said Barge.

Murphy will be attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is going to major in media arts and design with a concentration in journalism. Murphy received a James Madison Legacy Award Scholarship which grants her $5,000 each year for all four years. With her journalism experience, she was granted direct admission freshman year to the School of Media Arts and Design.

King will be attending Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. She is going to double major in biology and math.

Ward will be going to the University of Maryland, College Park. She is going to major in journalism.

“I am so excited to be going to UMD. I love the campus and the school of journalism is really good. I am excited to continue doing journalism throughout high school,” said Ward.

All four students agreed that they have loved Lancer Media like a second home.

“I didn’t plan to take journalism, but I fell in love with it and it showed me what I want to do in life. I have made so many friendships and it has thrown me out of my comfort zone. I can’t wait for it to be my career,” said Murphy.

Barge is currently working on a series of senior destination stories. He is covering individual or groups of students and their plans for the future.

With 30 days left, the students have two more story cycles left. The seniors plan to cover all the big events left for the year, like Relay for Life, prom and sporting events. Make sure to keep up with our seniors to see what’s going on in our school.