Time has been going fast since I came to Fresno Christian. My two-year stay in this school flies arrow - every day I still have a feeling that I just get there, but now it’s almost over. But luckily, I can tell myself, without any regret, that I made the most of it during my time here.
I came to Fresno Christian as a Freshman. After going to public school up until that point FCS was kind of a culture shock. It was weird knowing the name of every single person in your class and seeing them all almost every day.
After finishing a year on photojournalism and on The Feather staff, I have developed many new skills as a photographer and writer. Although joining The Feather brought its challenges, it was a very rewarding experience.
Ever since junior high I have always heard about The Feather and it’s benefits. After much prayer and consideration, I decided to follow in my sister's footsteps and join the photo journalism team. On the first day of school, the whole team surrounded the table and learned how to put the lense on a camera. Yet holding the camera in my hands for the first time immediately made me feel relaxed.
For the last 12 years, I have been blessed to call Fresno Christian my home. As graduation nears and the realization that the senior class will be split up sinks in, I am left with mixed emotions throughout my final days at FC. While part of me is eager to step forth into the real world and leave my high school days behind me, the other half remains apprehensive of what lies ahead.
My four years on The Feather Online have come to 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.
As a student who has been a lifer at Fresno Christian, one who has been at the school from kindergarten to 12th grade, I have fallen in love with the school and the culture here. Although small and sheltered, I feel that FC has been a great environment to grow in most aspects and especially faith. I have been readied and well equipped by my time and experiences here and await the next chapter of my life.
The time that I never thought would actually come has finally arrived. The past six years of my education have all been leading up to this. Graduation and the next step in my life snuck up on me faster than I could have ever imagined. As I reflect on the time spent at Fresno Christian, I am extremely grateful for all of the memories and people that I have met along the way.
This was my first year on the photojournalism team and my fourth year on The Feather. I started out knowing absolutely nothing, I didn’t even know how to hold a camera the right way. Making the decision to be on the team was one of my few good decisions of the year.