Garret Grove's Journalism Portfolio

Garret Grove's Journalism Portfolio

My journey with journalism began by accident in my sophomore year of high school.

On Monday, August 8, 2016, I looked at my schedule and saw I had Foundations of Journalism. I was shocked, because I did not sign up for the class. I was supposed to be in Spanish II.

I wanted out of the class. And as soon as walked into it, I made that known to Mr. Terry Cassreino, the journalism advisor. I applied to change my class schedule, but I had no success.

After a week of no progress, my mother made me stay in the class. I hated being there the first two weeks, but I soon realized that I actally had a knack for journalism. I fell in love with the class, and I grew to be very fond of the advisor, Mr. Cassreino.

Being a journalist is one of the titles of which I am most proud. I am a Christian. I serve the St. Joseph Catholic School community as student body president. I am a first trombone in the band. But something about journalism has a special place in my heart. This crazy yet remarkable story on how I got into journalism is a sign to me that I am called to do this and I am blessed beyond reason. 

It means a lot that I have the ability to affect the way people take in information, and I don't take that lightly. I am thankful to my mentors all along the way, including my amazing advisor, Mr. Cassreino, whose knowledge of journalism and guidance has shaped me into the journalist I am today. And of course, I am thankful for my mom. If she didn't make me stay in that class and guide me through the process, I don't know if I would be here today. 


College Plans

Going into College, I plan to study Broadcast Journalism. But I still maintain a strong interest in print and other areas of journalism as well.

During the past three years, I have edited my own and others' video packages. I also have reviewed print stories, even of other high school students who don't live in the same state as me.

I find it gratifying to be a part of a team at St. Joseph Catholic School where I can contribute to something of which our staff -and community- can be proud of. That can involve getting interviews, photos, soundbites, editing video, filming B-roll, creating stories, taking photographs - whatever I can do to help. 

The skills I have learned and built upon with journalism such as communication, work ethic, determination, etc. have helped me to achieve in other facets of life, including academically, socially, and spiritually. These skills are necessary for every other realm of life, including high school, college, and adult life. 

Leadership and Background

Below is a link to my high school portfolio, which details clubs and organizations I have been a part of since I started High School. Click here:

Below is a link to my résumé, which was submitted in my online application. Click here:

My recommendation letters were submitted in the application. If you have any questions regarding the recommendations, or any other aspect of this portfolio, don't hesitate to go to the Contact page at the end of this portfolio to ask me. 

Please be sure to scroll through the other pages and look at the awards I have recieved, broadcast samples, print samples, photography, law and ethics, editing, and more. They can be accessed at the top and bottom of each webpage. Thank you for the privilege of your time!

Garret Grove

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