Senior Reflection: Jarrod Markarian

Senior Reflection: Jarrod Markarian

Kori Friesen | The Feather Online

I will be attending Fresno State in the fall in their business program.

Commentary: End of year wrap-up

My four years on The Feather Online have come to an end after winning four CSPA Gold Crowns, two NSPA Pacemakers and a Letter of Recognition from the Mayor. After making the decision to join journalism in the middle of freshman year, it quickly filled up my schedule with so many great opportunities.

Some people I would like to thank are Feather advisers Greg Stobbe and Kori Friesen. Stobbe. Thank you for sticking with me and pushing me to write better and realize the importance of writing in my everyday life.

Friesen, I don’t know where to begin. I owe my photography skills all to you. Even when I took my break from the team junior year, you never stopped pushing me to be better and better every day.

Some of my fondest memories in journalism is going to New York and teaching at the CSPA conferences at Columbia University. Also just being on a team of like-minded individuals that are all pushing for the same goal makes it easy to have fun while working.

Kaylie Clem | The Feather Online

Over the past month, I was tasked to create three commercials to promote Fresno Christian. They will be released shortly.

This past year I stepped into the role of Video Editor with a full team of rookies. The struggle of a rookie team was difficult to overcome at first but through some reorganization and extensive training. I have created a team that quite possibly could be some of the most top-notch video creators to come out of FC.

The Feather helped me to create an amazing portfolio and groom my professional persona in a workplace. Through the training on The Feather photo team, I was able to start working at Windsong Productions. Also, this past month I have worked with Archer & Hound in making three commercials promoting enrollment at FC.

Fellow video journalist Clark Zhu, ’17, and I created a teenage suicide PSA to go along with a sister article on the ways to prevent suicide. We received a special nomination winning the 51st Annual California Student Film Festival. The award will be presented to Clark and me at Zipper Concert Hall located at the Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to the NYC Goat Group (Phillip Christoper, ’17, Julian Castro, ’17 and Nick LeBlanc, ’17) for making my last year so much fun.

Jarrod Markarian will be attending Fresno State in the fall and will be majoring in Business Administration. Markarian wants to pursue a career in Federal Law Enforcement through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

This videographer can be reached via email at Jarrod Markarian and via Twitter at Jarrod Markarian

For more senior reflections, read Senior Reflection: Phillip Christopher.

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By | 2017-08-15T19:09:49+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Commentary, Top 5, Videos 2016-17|0 Comments

About the Author:

Jarrod Markarian
It took nearly a year of Greg Stobbe nagging me every day in freshman honors English. "Jarrod, join journalism," he would say every day. I held out in the beginning, but the choice of taking on the journalism class has helped push my writing and photography skills to another level. Journalism offers a unique opportunity to purse my passion for photography and videography. The skills that the journalism class has to offer are not found in your typical classroom and they have helped to launch my personal photography/videography business with a website and a huge network of community leaders. The Feather has been a huge part of my life for the past four years and has pushed me to become a better writer and speaker. The Feather has a unique role at school and it gives students the opportunity to experience many different community events and spread your wings as a writer and photographer. I was proud to be given the opportunity to go on an Honor flight with 70 World War II veterans and photograph the event. This summer I went down south to take pictures for the AVP Manhattan Beach open were I photographed past and current Olympic gold medalists. As a Senior at Fresno Christian High School I play soccer and Tennis and I am also apart of the tech department for the worship team. My Dad has been the soccer coach at FC for 21 years and currently still coaching the boys’ varsity team. After attending Fresno Christian School since kindergarten I am now in my last year of school at the wonderful school that has done so much for me. After high school, I hope to attend a four year-college and then purse a career in federal law enforcement.

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