BY JESSICA SHERWIN
For Eileen O'Gorman, junior at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Ill., KEMPA Summer Journalism Workshop is not just a summer camp—it’s a building block for her career in journalism.
KEMPA SJW isn’t the only building block O’Gorman has put in place, though. O’Gorman started building this past year when she appealed to her school board to restart her school’s newspaper, The Boiler Spoiler.
O’Gorman labels The Chicago Tribune’s coverage of The Boiler Spoiler’s revival as her most exciting journalistic experience so far.
Now, as the editor of "The Boiler Spoiler", O’Gorman hopes to “take away a formal understanding of how to run a student newspaper.”
O’Gorman said she is also interested in finding ways to keep students interested in current events.
“I want to incorporate an aspect of fun into our newspaper while still being able to spread effective news,” O’Gorman said.
But O’Gorman doesn’t limit her reach to her high school. In addition to leading The Boiler Spoiler, O’Gorman writes occasionally for her town’s local paper, "The Daily Journal."
O’Gorman plans on pursuing journalism, and hopes to become a foreign correspondent.
“My dream job is to write for TIME or National Geographic and be able to travel around the world spreading news and bringing attention to world issues,” O’Gorman said.
Currently, O’Gorman is looking into Northwestern, University of Missouri, and Ball State.
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