Through being a part of The Journal and its 20th Anniversary, I was able to experience, first-hand, a new element of the journalistic field in terms of filming as well as meeting, socializing and working with new people. It has been a privilege to be a part of something that gives unconditionally to the community and something every other young man or woman should experience for himself or herself.
The same words of encouragement given to me that night in November from so many of those at the Anniversary Celebration, I now give to everyone else: Do not let intimidation get the better of you-Keep on keeping on. As I stood amongst the Journal family towards the end of the celebration, I saw how revered Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were by their supporters for their twenty years of service.
I, too, can become as successful as these two and bring back something positive. And so can anyone and everyone else-if you work hard and persevere towards your goals and ambitions.