I became interested in journalism originally because I loved the idea of being the next Katie Couric. The more and more I explored journalism I realized there was so much more than the television aspect. When I signed up for our journalism class at school I was still leaning purely towards broadcast. The literary magazine at our school was rarely distributed and the school year 2008-2009 would be the rebirth of our magazine (BluePrints). As I began writing for our literary magazine I discovered that I actually enjoyed writing, more than book reports for English class and essays for history. My teacher approached me about the 2009 Journalism Academy the weekend before the deadline. I knew that the camp would be a great experience for me and that I could learn a lot to help me gain a higher position on our staff next year.