BY SARA PETTY
Laurel Noack, a member of both the yearbook and magazine staffs at Wausaw West High School in Wausaw, Wis., grew up having an interest in journalism.
“Listening to my parents at the dinner table would be how my real interest in journalism started,” Noack said. “Every once in a while we eat late, and have to turn on a miniature TV to listen to the news. At age four I would stop playing with friends, dolls or legos and run to the TV set. I would ask my friends about politics, and they would look at me like I was crazy.”
This interest in journalism and politics may explain why Noack describes Martha Gellhorn, a writer and reporter during the mid 1900s, as her idol. Gellhorn wrote about various wartime topics and is a notable female journalist from her time period.
Noack said she knows what to expect from KEMPA SJW, as this is her second time attending the workshop.
Though there will not be other students from her school attending, she knows that there will be plenty of new friends to be made. This, along with learning new tricks for InDesign, is something she is looking forward to.
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