Sammy Eighmy, 14, isn’t just the bubbly, creative person she seems to be. The Bartlesville Mid-High School sophomore is determined be an example of ethical living.
That includes treating other people with respect.
“I’ve had many people treat me with disrespect because of my background in the way that the economy has hit my family,” Eighmy said.
She wants to put those ethical values into practice as a journalist.
“It feels good to give information to people that need it so they don’t start rumors,” she said.
Eighmy is the assistant editor and social media editor for her school newspaper, The Paladin. She said she decided to take part in OIDJ to gain reporting experience and to prepare for a college major in journalism.
Eighmy said her favorite part of journalism is the feeling of teamwork in a newsroom. She wants to report for an online publication after college.