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OLIVIA CRANE


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Olivia Crane 2230 Doulton Drive Orlando, FL 32812 oliviacrane@aol.com (407)454 0020 May 20, 2011 Rene Burke Journalism Teacher Boone High School 2000 South Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32806 Dear Mrs. Burke, Considering the hard work and dedication that goes into being on such a prestigious staff, I believe I would be a fantastic asset to your crew. Please consider reviewing the following resume to further evaluate your decision. As a current staffer of Boone High Schools yearbook, I currently obtain the necessary skills needed to survive on such a highly proclaimed publication. I executed the daily tasks of researching topics, writing stories and helped my fellow staffers with whatever I could. Creatively, I enjoy taking pictures and designing layouts that interest the readers. As a good listener and quick learner, I would be a perfect choice for the Boone High School 2012 staff because I work well with others and could influence many things. Being on staff will help prolong my long-term goal of being a writer. Finally, the accompanying resume accurately represents my skills, but a personal interview would better demonstrate my knowledge and skills. I would appreciate the opportunity of meeting with you and discussing things further. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Respectfully yours, Olivia Crane Enclosed: ResumĂŠ


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Olivia Crane 2230 Doulton Drive Orlando, FL 32812 oliviacrane@aol.com (407)454 0020 OBJECTIVE To gain knowledge of the necessary skills and work ethics it takes to succeed in a publication or part time job. EDUCATION Completed 3 years at Boone High School Graduation Date: June 2012 EXPERIENCE Yearbook Staff Member, Boone High School • August 2010- present. Yearbook staff member. Experienced in taking pictures, designing layouts, and writing captions and stories. RELEVANT HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES Honors English classes, video production and journalism. HONORS, AWARDS, AND MEMBERS • Philosophy Slam 2007 Award based on overall writing skills and philosophic outlooks, won 3rd place in 7th grade division.


l a n o s r pe ESSAY


Over the past three years, journalism has played a major role in my life, as I am still in high school. My freshman year I enrolled in a Journalism class to see if I enjoyed it, and I did very much. There This year, there have been many obstacles to go around but all have been met. Deadlines were a scary thought at first, but as most things, they became something natural and normal for me.

Writing is something that has always come naturally to me. When I was

younger I used to write all the time and it became something I loved. All the different types of journalism appeal to me such as; sports, environmental, news, and business and finance journalism.

In eighth grade I decided I wanted to be on some sort of yearbook staff

because my private school didn’t ever have one. So, I signed up and there I went walking in the door of my first real writing class. As most things, there were quite a few obstacles to go around. Being involved in drama and yearbook was not a smart choice. Assistant stage managing the spring show took up more time than anyone can imagine.

Finally, journalism is something I would love to continue in the future, but in

high school it simply doesn’t balance out with my daily activities and after school commitments. I tried to put all my heart and soul into working on these layouts but my passion outweighed otherwise.


l a c i t y l a n a f sel EVALUATIO N


I would most definitely refer to this year as a learning experience. I learned

not to expect too much out of myself. I cannot be everywhere at once and I soon learned that. I was highly active in drama, TV production, and yearbook which was a big change from my previous year; where I did nothing whatsoever. I have no regrets of being so involved in school activities, I will just definitely think about where my heart wants to be before I try committing everywhere.

I was proud of selling a full page ad in color. That was my first success this

year and I thought it would take me far, clearly it didn’t. I work well with others but for yearbook I would really rather work alone and know that it’s 100 percent the best work I can do, and not have to rely on other people that may or may not get their work done. I felt that there were random portions of this year where I was incredibly dedicated and others where my mind was completely elsewhere. My production skills even impressed me, making this portfolio, I have even proved to myself what has become of me.

Journalism skills will always become as a use to me. Writing is an everyday

thing for me, and in the future I know I’ll use everything I’ve learned for something. Such great computer skills will come in handy for just about every job, and I thank yearbook for teaching me things I would have never learned before.


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This piece took more work than any other I had. This is my best piece of work due to the fact that I personally took all the pictures and all were taken on location. I drove to Mid Florida Tech and the Calliahn center to photograph and interview students currently enrolled in dual enrollment services. I also wrote all these stories which took more work than I ever thought it would. I learned how much work it takes to produce a piece you are truly proud of. I was so scared while working on this page that it wasn’t going to get done or that things were going to go wrong, and of course they did, but I overcame obstacles and produced something I am incredibly proud of. I really enjoy the way the final product came out, I feel like my page is the first one in the section that truly shows that school can be fun, and that there are alternative ways of learning.


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When I was first assigned this piece I was actually incredibly excited to further learn about SGA and the senior class. During this process, things kept getting changed, such as the layout in general, amount of pictures, and people included. The page itself doesn’t look bad, I just wish there were two more pictures, or something more interesting I could have done. It just looks like there’s so much white space or like something on the page is missing. If I could go back and change things about this picture, I would. The thing is, there is a reason this page looks empty, the people I needed to use were either hit-listed or already used. I generally find a way to overcome obstacles but this one, there was no way around.


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“I like Thanksgiving baskets and canned food drives,” junior Madison McElroy said.

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Meeting new people and experiencing things I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t joined.

WHAt is YouR FAVoRite tHing About sgA?

Managing my time between all my clubs and school work I have to do.

WHAt is tHe HARDest tHing About being in sgA?

Homecoming week because we had a lot of work to do and it paid off in the end.

WHAt is YouR FAVoRite memoRY oF being on sgA?

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n smiles. At the homecoming parade, senior Caroline Harding rides in the Senior Class float. “I love that the seniors really came together and united as a class, and everyone just went all out with spirit,” Harding said. Senior Class placed second in the parade. n box it up. Senior Alexa Rossi carries a box full of food for Thanksgiving baskets. “I think it’s important for everyone to have a Thanksgiving dinner and we are able to provide that for people who can’t afford it,” Rossi said. A total of 25 baskets were given to families in need. n looking up. Ready to help, senior Carisa Gidel helps pack boxes for the Thanksgiving food drive. “[Thanksgiving baskets are important because] it gives help to the community and many Boone students and families,” Gidel said. Most of the food for the Thanksgiving baskets came from Publix. photo/Thomas Boyd

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n MASTERPIECE. To prepare for the homecoming parade, Senior Class president Taylor Dudley paints the senior float. “Having a ton of seniors there [working on the float] was really cool, because it brought us all together,” Dudley said. The senior float resembled a pirate ship.

Hoping to collect more cans than years past, the Student Government Association set a goal of 6000 pounds. SGA officers distributed boxes to teachers to encourage students to participate in this community service project that would help people during the holiday season. “We figured it made sense to set it at 6000 cans because each can is about a pound, so if each student brings in two cans the goal can be met,” SGA president Sarah Daly said. SGA council collected cans to give to the WESH Share You Christmas foundation, a food drive where cans are collected locally, and given to the homeless and families in need during the holidays. “It means a lot more when you’re part of the work. Everything you do makes you feel better,” Senior Class vice president Kyle Jones said. Jones decided to run for Senior Class Office because he wanted to play a bigger part in the school and help fellow students. Every day after school, Jones helped collect cans, weighed them, and put them in boxes so they would be ready to be delivered to WESH 2 News. “I wanted to have a bigger role in the school and serve my fellow classmates,” Jones said. “[My favorite thing is] the bonding between the officers. When you go through a lot of work together, you become closer.” To be in SGA and student council, students had to be able to stay after school, especially when events such as Thanksgiving baskets, senior breakfast planning, homecoming court, the parade, prom, and the canned food drive were going on. The work load varied depending on the event. “It’s a lot of work for all of the officers so we don’t miss count, it’s our responsibility to come after school each day,” Daly said. “We have council members come and help us out and go to different classrooms; then we put them on roll carts and work together to weigh and count them.” Getting student’s attention about what was going on was a major focus as well. SGA and Senior Class made BBC announcements to get the word out. “[Students] should participate because it’s one of the easiest ways to help people,” Daly said. Senior Class officers also organized the senior breakfast, and tied it in with the canned food drive. If seniors brought a can, the ticket was $5, it was $7 otherwise. “I think it’s great that Boone is getting involved and helping out,” senior Caleb Amy said. SGA and Senior Class collected a total of 4103.86 pounds of cans and Dwayne Floyd’s class collected a total of 654 pounds, and won a pizza party for collecting the most cans on campus. “It makes me feel really glad that Boone students can come together and help families in need,” Daly said. n oliViA CRAne

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This is my favorite picture because it doesn’t look like a page that belongs on an academics page, but it does. This wraps up how to have fun in an academic setting, while learning. I’m attracted instantly to the simplicity of colors and how intently they’re all looking at what they’re doing. It all just looks like pure passion.

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I honestly do not feel like I was much of an asset to this staff. I wish I could have stayed after school all the time and helped other people with their layouts than I did. I wish I could have been truly committed, but other after school activities got in the way and there was nothing I could do. In some ways, I truly wish the other after school activites wouldn’t have been so mandatory but threat of being kicked out of position or talked down upon scared me into not leaving. There were times where I stated that I needed to not be at rehearsals but the time I had was simply not enough. All of this has much to do with my resignation from staff.


N O I T C E L F RE 5


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What problems/hardships did you face this year?

Drama Club. B. What did you learn from the situation(s) and how would you handle those problems if they arose again? I learned that I cannot be everywhere at once and that it’s okay to ask for help. I will now remember not to make promises to people that I cannot keep. It’s impossible to please everyone and I just need to remember that there’s no way I can please everyone and accomplish every little thing in life. C.

Overall, how do you feel you handled the situation?

I really didn’t handle the situation, I pretty much let drama control my life and take up all of my time. I do regret not investing more time and energy into this year, but I can’t take it back and I’ll learn from my mistakes.


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On the midterm I said I would make it a goal of mine to meet deadline, and contribute more time to yearbook. My weakness was that I didn’t spend enough time and effort on yearbook and I hadn’t yet made a deadline on my own. I did not meet this goal but towards the end I do believe I showed more effort. Disregarding the last deadline with my partner, I was quite proud of my concert band pages and everything even with the obstacles of being sick and having my deadline folder with me. I improved slightly, even though I didn’t truly meet deadline, I did however put more heart into this club.


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Academic Photo -Y18 Page 74-75. I would like this piece to represent me because I am incredibly proud of this dominant photo. It accurately shows how to have fun in a learning environment.

Academic Writing -Y4 Page 74-75. I would like this piece to represent me because the story ‘diploma with a degree’ was one of my best writing pieces this year, and I really got to get creative with my writing.

Feature Photo -Y20 Page 74-75. I would like this piece to represent me because the dominant photo isn’t boring, and you instantly want to know what’s going on. I don’t generally take the best pictures, and all of these were my own, which is why I am so proud of it. =


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VOICE

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“I like Thanksgiving baskets and canned food drives,” junior Madison McElroy said.

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Meeting new people and experiencing things I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t joined.

WHAt is YouR FAVoRite tHing About sgA?

Managing my time between all my clubs and school work I have to do.

WHAt is tHe HARDest tHing About being in sgA?

Homecoming week because we had a lot of work to do and it paid off in the end.

WHAt is YouR FAVoRite memoRY oF being on sgA?

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n smiles. At the homecoming parade, senior Caroline Harding rides in the Senior Class float. “I love that the seniors really came together and united as a class, and everyone just went all out with spirit,” Harding said. Senior Class placed second in the parade. n box it up. Senior Alexa Rossi carries a box full of food for Thanksgiving baskets. “I think it’s important for everyone to have a Thanksgiving dinner and we are able to provide that for people who can’t afford it,” Rossi said. A total of 25 baskets were given to families in need. n looking up. Ready to help, senior Carisa Gidel helps pack boxes for the Thanksgiving food drive. “[Thanksgiving baskets are important because] it gives help to the community and many Boone students and families,” Gidel said. Most of the food for the Thanksgiving baskets came from Publix.

photo/Thomas Boyd

senioR

AlexAnDRA beAVeRs,

1/20/11 5:38:32 PM

100-101_1034450.indd 101

photo/Thomas Boyd

n MASTERPIECE. To prepare for the homecoming parade, Senior Class president Taylor Dudley paints the senior float. “Having a ton of seniors there [working on the float] was really cool, because it brought us all together,” Dudley said. The senior float resembled a pirate ship.

Hoping to collect more cans than years past, the Student Government Association set a goal of 6000 pounds. SGA officers distributed boxes to teachers to encourage students to participate in this community service project that would help people during the holiday season. “We figured it made sense to set it at 6000 cans because each can is about a pound, so if each student brings in two cans the goal can be met,” SGA president Sarah Daly said. SGA council collected cans to give to the WESH Share You Christmas foundation, a food drive where cans are collected locally, and given to the homeless and families in need during the holidays. “It means a lot more when you’re part of the work. Everything you do makes you feel better,” Senior Class vice president Kyle Jones said. Jones decided to run for Senior Class Office because he wanted to play a bigger part in the school and help fellow students. Every day after school, Jones helped collect cans, weighed them, and put them in boxes so they would be ready to be delivered to WESH 2 News. “I wanted to have a bigger role in the school and serve my fellow classmates,” Jones said. “[My favorite thing is] the bonding between the officers. When you go through a lot of work together, you become closer.” To be in SGA and student council, students had to be able to stay after school, especially when events such as Thanksgiving baskets, senior breakfast planning, homecoming court, the parade, prom, and the canned food drive were going on. The work load varied depending on the event. “It’s a lot of work for all of the officers so we don’t miss count, it’s our responsibility to come after school each day,” Daly said. “We have council members come and help us out and go to different classrooms; then we put them on roll carts and work together to weigh and count them.” Getting student’s attention about what was going on was a major focus as well. SGA and Senior Class made BBC announcements to get the word out. “[Students] should participate because it’s one of the easiest ways to help people,” Daly said. Senior Class officers also organized the senior breakfast, and tied it in with the canned food drive. If seniors brought a can, the ticket was $5, it was $7 otherwise. “I think it’s great that Boone is getting involved and helping out,” senior Caleb Amy said. SGA and Senior Class collected a total of 4103.86 pounds of cans and Dwayne Floyd’s class collected a total of 654 pounds, and won a pizza party for collecting the most cans on campus. “It makes me feel really glad that Boone students can come together and help families in need,” Daly said. n oliViA CRAne

sga and senior class collected for wesh share your christmas

SGA/ SENIOR CLASS 1/20/11 5:38:37 PM

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photo/Caley Brock

photo/Carly Bur ton photo/Thomas Boyd


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Olivia Crane- 2011 Portfolio  

2011 Yearbook Portfolio

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