Even with the help of OIDJ, Alexa Babin doesn’t know what she will do after she graduates from C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, La.
“I’m just not one of those people who plans out their life,” the 17-year-old said. “I don’t really have a dream job, but it would be really cool if it were in the journalistic field.”
The last time the 5-foot-10-inch senior was on a journalism staff she was in eighth grade.
Outside of journalism, Babin likes to swim. She started when she was 5 years old and now swims competitively for her school. But she doesn’t plan on carrying it into college.
She said she is not sure where she would like to go to college but is considering the University of Oklahoma.
“I want to do something that involves writing, maybe not journalism specifically, but writing for sure,” she said.