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Mary Grace Burkett portfolio 2014


Mary Grace Burkett marygraceburkett@gmail.com @mgburkett

May 10, 2014 Linsy Joyner After-school Care Director The Christ School 201 E. Church St. Orlando, FL 32801 Dear Mrs. Joyner, I am interested in becoming an assistant at The Christ School extended care ministry, to oversee students, help them with their homework and assist in organization. After attending TCS for 11 years, it is a place that is close to my heart and I want to give back to the school for all that it taught me. In my neighborhood, there are seven families that I babysit on a regular basis. I babysit because I love children and the joy that surrounds them. I have experience in cooking meals, helping with homework, playing all sorts of games and putting children to bed. In addition to babysitting, I was a student assistant for a kindergarten class in eighth grade where I prepared papers for the day and I participated in “circle time� with the kids. I am dependable and responsible. I believe that these qualities would help me fit your job description. When working with kids, it is important that I am aware of my surroundings and that I have my full attention on them. I am also friendly and creative which would allow me to entertain and have fun with children. I appreciate your considering me for a position in the extended care program and I would love to have the chance to talk to you personally so that I can further share with you my experience and my interests. I will follow up with you through email in about one week. Thank you for your consideration. Respectfully yours,

Mary Grace Burkett


Mary Grace Burkett marygraceburkett@gmail.com @mgburkett OBJECTIVE To obtain knowledge of how to manage children ages five to 12, as well as to gain stronger teaching and entertainment skills with kids. EDUCATION • Completed three years at William R. Boone High School • Graduation date: May 2015. • G.P.A. 3.5 un-weighted, 4.4 weighted. v WORK EXPERIENCE • Babysitter (2009 - present). Currently helping seven families. • Junior Counselor at Camp Kahdalea, NC (summers 2013 & 2014). • Volunteer at Mercy Drive Achiever’s Club (2011 - present). Tutor under-privileged elementary aged students. RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES Journalism I and II, English I and II honors, Advanced Placement Language and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Environmental Science, AP World History, AP Human Geography HONORS, AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIPS National Honor Society, Nov. 2013 - present. Captain of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, April 2014 - present. • Publicity committee chairman, Aug. 2013 - 2014. • Social committee member, Aug. 2012 - 2013. ACTIVITIES Legend Yearbook staff member, William R. Boone High School • Aug 2013 - 2014. Took pictures, conducted interviews, wrote stories and captions and met deadlines. Journalism I, William R. Boone High School • Aug. 2013 - 2014. Learned how to take quality photos, conduct interviews, properly write body copy and captions and how deadlines work. Varsity tennis, William R. Boone High School (Aug. 2011 - 2014). Cross country, William R. Boone High School • Varsity, Aug. 2012 - 2014. • Junior Varsity, Aug. 2011 - 2013. REFERENCES • Melissa Ramb - babysitting employer - (321) 297-8415. • Darcy Jeffers - cross country coach - darcy.jeffers@ocps.net


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Self Evaluation

When registering for my classes for my sophomore year, included in my schedule was one Advanced Placement, three honors and two elective classes, but I had one elective class to fill. So I gave Journalism I a shot because I had heard great things about Mrs. Burke and that the class taught useful writing skills. I entered the class as just a student, but I left the class as a yearbook staffer. Throughout my first year on the Legend yearbook staff, I have learned how to meet a deadline, how to take quality photos and how to properly write body copy and captions. I think that my writing has improved significantly. I have grown to be able to add detail to my stories rather than just the facts. Toward the end of the year, I noticed that I was given less edits for my writing than I had been at the beginning of the year. The first deadline came as a surprise to me; I was not expecting for everything to move so quickly. I think i finally got the hang of how to get interviews done, pictures placed, and stories and captions written in an efficient amount of time by the fourth deadline. I learned how to utilize my time better and how to think fast, in order to make deadlines. This skill has carried over into my other classes and has helped me improve my grades. In deadlines one, two, five and seven I learned how to work with a partner on a page. I found that having a partner was very helpful and made it go a lot smoother. I think that the deadlines that I had a partner for ended up being better than the ones when I worked alone. Learning the rules of grammar for journalism helped me improve my writing in AP Language and Composition, as well. After using the rules for journalism, I caught myself correcting others’ writing based on our copy style rules. I can use these skills in the future to apply for colleges and they could help when I get a job. I was an asset to this staff throughout the course of the year because I completed all of my responsibilities as there were supposed to be finished. I worked my hardest in all of my deadlines even when I felt stressed and anxious. I think that overcoming the first couple of deadlines greatly improved my work ethic and my view of how to get things done in a timely manner. By completing tasks and contributing to stories, photos and captions I feel that I did my part as a staffer.


Reflection One

I think my most improved piece of work this year was the foreign language page in the third deadline. This was the first page I had to create on my own. Not only did my story angle completely change, but so did the layout. I felt that the page started off as a little “shaky�, but by the end it came out very strong. The purpose of this spread was to inform the reader about the different foreign language clubs on campus and the events that they are involved in. I found this deadline to be the most challenging one for me all year because I began the story from the wrong angle and had to start from the beginning to correct my mistake. Although this was difficult, I learned to double check my work the first time I turned it in. After many edits, the story on this page transformed to a completely new angle and in the end, it was much more interesting and paid more attention to detail. Although finding the best pictures took a while, the end result of the dominant photo was worth the wait. Due to the dominant photo change, we also had to change the layout which greatly improved the spread. My favorite part about the final product is the dominant photo because of its display of emotion and the unique angle. Overall, I enjoyed creating this page because I believe that I learned a lot and it made me a better staffer because I gained more experience.


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I want this story to represent me because I think it has interesting quotes and it uses good adjectives to describe how the track athletes felt. I liked writing about the girls track and field team and the bond that they grew throughout their season.

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(http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/01/08/girls-defeat-panthers)

I chose this web story to submit because it had facts that allowed the story to flow and show exactly how the game went. Also, I thought that I did a good job at presenting statistics from multiple players, rather than focusing on only one or two.

Y 15: Sports Action P hoto (pg. 108-109)

I want this sports photo to represent me because of the action shown and the emotion on the player’s face. This picture captures her preparation to kick the ball. I like this picture because it is focused and shows activity.


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I think this is a quality photo because it shows emotion on the player’s face and it represents action in the soccer game. It has good composition and it fills the frame. p. 109 girls soccer


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I believe that this is a good photo because it shows emotion on her face and it tells a story about how she dressed up for homecoming week. The “Instagram cutout� adds humor to the photo and creates interest in the viewer. p. 014 social media


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I like this picture because it shows that what the girls were looking at was somewhat confusing yet funny. This picture shows great emotion and action. It was used as a dominant photo on the social media page and it contributed to the story of the use of technology for that spread. p. 015 social media


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