Editing is one of my greatest passions. I taught myself Adobe Premiere through trial and error, and Youtube. I am the go-to person to edit videos at Bigfork High School. I am meticulous about matching music and neurotic about smooth transitions. My perfectionism results in top quality video editing.

Out of hundreds of videos I have edited for both journalism and other activities, below are some of my best works.

This is one of my many works for Special Olympics. This documentary brings awareness to issue this community faces and emotion to the viewer.
A heartfelt piece for the members of the Class of 2021. This video was filmed and edited in one week before graduation.
During the holiday season staff and students anchored in our newscast. Each video was filmed by a different Norse Code reporter before being edited by me.
During the summer, members of the varsity football team spent their early mornings in the weight room, which I had the chance to document.
The best advice the senior class had to offer. This piece was created along side the previous work, balancing both during finals week was an adventure.
An example of our average announcements including a recap of the homecoming week. Much of the footage was taken by me as well.

A few examples of a few of other people’s articles that I have edited.

COVID and other schools: Original

You might be at school right now complaining about how horrible the masks are and how hard it is to breath in them but the truth is that we are pretty fortunate to even have school. In some states they are doing online school and not doing sports. In Montana a lot of schools are trying to do different things to keep covids out such as big schools like sentinel, and Glacier. 

   In Montana schools there are 488 confirmed cases in faculty and students since school has started. Most of the cases are from yellowstone county. Most of the positive cases are coming from universities in Montana which is to no surprise. One thing that might come to a surprise tho is the middle schools in Montana are the ones with the least amount of confirmed covid cases according to the dphhs.gov. 

   With all of these number of covid cases rising so quickly it seems like it’s only a matter of time before we go to online schooling again. Schools around Montana are trying their best to slow down the spread with the coronavirus so we dont have to go back to online schooling.

   In Glacier high school it is very similar to ours here in bigfork with having to wear a mask and try to stay six feet apart. Having to meet those requirements is probably better than being in an online class, explained one student, ¨I enjoy being able to be with my friends during school. This helps in classes because you can get help from peers as well as a better explanation from teachers in person. I dislike the assigned seating charts as well as masks¨ Explained Eli Mildren, a student that goes to Glacier high school. Sports have basically the same rules they have assigned seating on busses and such and have to keep mask up all the time except when doing physical activity. In overall Glacier High school is doing something very similar to Bigfork

   On the other hand Whitefish High school is doing something different. They are doing something called a hybrid which is sorting out the days by last name, so A-K is in person on Monday and Tuesday, then L-Z is at school Thursday and friday.  Wednesday is a cleaning day and catch up day. A student at Whitefish High school said ¨i’d rather stay at school, because it is easier to get work done during class, and you have the teachers there if you have any questions, or need help¨ explains Alivia Lusko, a student that goes to Whitefish. 

 This might not be the most fun season to be in right now but schools are trying their hardest to find the best solution so students can stay in school and not go online.

COVID and other schools: Edited

Schools across America are currently embarking on another year of online, yet BHS students are fortunate have in person school. Some states are doing online school and not doing sports. Contrastly, in Montana, many of schools are trying to do different things to keep COVID-19 including Sentinel High School, and Glacier High School. 

   In Montana schools there are 488 confirmed cases in faculty and students since school has started. Most of the cases are from Yellowstone county. An abundance of positive cases are coming from universities in Montana unsurprisingly. Interestingly, middle schools across Montana hold the least amount of confirmed COVID cases according to the dphhs.gov. 

   With an increasing number of cases, many ask if school will have to resume online. Schools around Montana are trying their best to slow down the spread of coronavirus in hopes schools do not have to go back to online learning.

   In Glacier High School’s policy is similar to Bigfork’s. The policy requires wearing masks and social distancing on campus. Most agree having to meet those requirements is better than being in an online class. ¨I enjoy being able to be with my friends during school. This helps in classes because you can get help from peers as well as a better explanation from teachers in person. I dislike the assigned seating charts as well as masks¨ explained Eli Mildren, a student that goes to Glacier High School.

Both sports programs have the similar rules as they have assigned seating on busses, and mask requirements when not being physically active.

   On the other hand, Whitefish High School is doing something different. They are doing hybrid learning, which is sorting out the days by last name. Students with the last name A-K are in-person on Monday and Tuesday, then names L-Z are at school Thursday and Friday.  Wednesday is a cleaning day and catch up day. ¨I would  rather stay at school, because it is easier to get work done during class, and you have the teachers there if you have any questions, or need help¨ said Alivia Lusko, a student that goes to Whitefish. 

    During this difficult time schools are trying their hardest to find the best solution so students can stay in school for the best learning results.

Is the pandemic ending?: Original

“Enough with Covid-19” is what many people say after a whole year of the global pandemic, and maybe that wish will come true with the new Covid-19 vaccine. As of April first, the vaccination is not viable for anyone under the age of 16. 

    Though the vaccines should be effective, and this is a rare situation, it is still possible to get Covid-19 even after the vaccine was recieved. The vaccine also has side effects, because the vaccine is fighting the sickness. These may include pain, swelling, and redness in the place the shot was given. In general, a person may feel tired and nauseous or have headaches, muscle pain, chills, and a fever. The side effects are said to go away after a few days, and some may not even feel them. The CDC stated, “You should get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.” They also say that the side effects may be worse after getting the second shot. 

   The vaccine has gone through stages of people who are getting the vaccine first, and while right now it is available for everyone over 16, the schedule was supposed to go as followed: March first is when anyone ages 55 and up could get the vaccine, and following that, on March 19th, it expanded to ages 45 to 54. The vaccine goes through phases, Phase 1b means that frontline workers should be the first to get it, and later, during Phase 1c, anyone 65-75 should get theirs. The phases help distribute out the vaccine to people who are at higher risk of getting the virus.

   There is still much to be uncovered about the vaccine, and scientists and doctors are still learning about it everyday. A vaccine for younger kids is still in the works.

Is the pandemic ending?: Edited

“Enough with COVID-19” is what many people say after a whole year of the global pandemic, and maybe that wish will come true with the new COVID-19 vaccine. As of April first, the vaccination is available for anyone 16 and older. 

    Though vaccines are usually effective it is still possible to get COVID-19 even after the vaccine was received depending on the vaccine effectiveness. The vaccine also has side effects, these may include pain, swelling, and redness in the place the shot was given. In general, a person may feel tired and nauseous or have headaches, muscle pain, chills, and a fever. The side effects are said to go away after a few days, and some may not even feel them. The CDC stated, “You should get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get it.” Though some also say that the side effects may be worse after getting the second shot. 

   The vaccine has gone through stages of people who are getting the vaccine first, and while right now it is available for everyone over 16, the schedule was supposed to go as followed: March 1st was when anyone ages 55 and up could get the vaccine, and following that, on March 19th, it expanded to ages 45 to 54. The vaccine goes through phases, Phase 1b meant that frontline workers were  the first to get it, and later, during Phase 1c, anyone 65-75 had the chance to get theirs. The phases help distribute out the vaccine to people who are at higher risk of getting the virus. The virus has affected many children, and a vaccine for the younger kids is in the making. There is a vaccine that is waiting for approval that will be for kids ages 12 to 15. In the fall, it is expected that kids aged 5 to 11 will have a vaccine, and following that, at the end of the year, children 6 months to 4 years old will have their vaccines.

   There is still much to be uncovered about the vaccines, and scientists and doctors are still learning about it everyday.  The kids’ vaccines are still being researched and tested.