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2014 portfolio

iara cCoy


3035 Saratoga Drive Orlando, FL 32806

iara

ciaraquinnmccoy@gmail.com @ciaraqmccoy

cCoy

(407) 394 9953

https://www.facebook.com/ciaraquinnmccoy

http://ciaraquinnmccoy.wordpress.com

May 17, 2014 Renee Burke William R. Boone High School 1000 E. Kaley St. Orlando, FL 32806 Dear Mrs. Burke The publications program at William R. Boone High School should be home to dedicated, experienced, and diligent working staff members. In this case, please consider the accompanying resume for your review and consideration on the staff member position for the 2014-2015 school year. As a staffer and index editor of previous years, I am more than well acquainted to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Bridge. All of which are important programs needed in order to produce a proficient publication such as yours. I am also experienced in writing stories, interviewing and taking pictures all on a time specific deadline. With my experience I will be able to complete my own work as well as help others with theirs. I enjoy using the Adobe programs, taking pictures, designing pages, as well as writing stories. I am able to meet deadlines and help others with their work as well. I am use to performing in stressful situations, so tight deadlines will be no issue. Commitment to this publication will not be a problem as I commit myself wholly to each and every activity I participate in. Although my accompanying resume illustrates myself well, I believe a face-to-face interview would assure you in your decision process. Thank you so much for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Respectfully yours,

Ciara McCoy


3035 Saratoga Drive Orlando, FL 32806

iara

ciaraquinnmccoy@gmail.com @ciaraqmccoy

cCoy

(407) 394 9953

https://www.facebook.com/ciaraquinnmccoy

http://ciaraquinnmccoy.wordpress.com

OBJECTIVE To gain work experience through obtaining a leadership position and challenging my own leadership skills. EXPERIENCE • Hilights newspaper staffer Aug. 2012-2013. • Hilights newspaper Index Editor Aug. 2013-present Wrote stories, took pictures and did interviews. Worked under a tight deadline, sold ads, and designed pages. Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Adobe Bridge. EDUCATION Completed two years at William R. Boone High School Graduation date: June 2015 G.P.A. 4.5 ACTIVITIES • Varsity softball team for William R. Boone High School • Central Florida Blazers tournament softball team • Hilights newspaper staff AWARDS AND HONORS • • • • • • • • • • •

Selected as an All Conference Metro East Outfielder in Central Florida in 2014. Selected as team captain for the 2014 Boone Varsity softball season. Inducted into National Honor Society in 2013. Awarded Best Defensive Player award in 2013. Selected as an All Conference Metro East Outfielder in Central Florida in 2013. Named the English 2 student of the year for 2012-2013. Inducted into the Journalism National Honor Society in 2013. Selected to be apart of Team USA softball in 2010-2011. Awarded Most Out Of The Box Thinker at the Orange County Science Fair in 2011. Awarded Second Place Overall at the Orange County Science Fair in 2011. Awarded First Place at the Modern Woodsmen of America Oration contest at the school wide level and Second Place at the county wide level in 2011.

REFERENCES 1. Lauren Crandall- Central Florida Blazers Softball Head Coach (386) 801-8100 2. Renee Burke- Hilights Newspaper Adviser (407) 443-8451 3. John Cassady- UPS Manager (407) 342-0066


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I got my start in journalism from my sister, Jessica. She joined newspaper staff as a freshman because she didn’t know many people. Throughout her years in high school she persuaded me to pursue journalism as well. I joined newspaper at the end of my freshman year because I wanted to be apart of something other than softball. Softball is literally my life and I wanted to see if I could feel at home somewhere other than the softball field. This year I have learned to make a soundslide along with a Reservation Conversation. I didn’t do any of these as web stories the previous year because I didn’t know how but this year I learned that they are actually really easy. I have learned to sell ads effectively as I went well over the goal of $450 this year. I was struggling in previous years but this year I targeted on going places that I frequented often. I learned how to use certain features in InDesign and Photoshop along with strengthening my overall comfort with using the computer and designing pages. In InDesign I learned to use the Pen Tool and this made designing easier as I could do more things with the program. In Photoshop I became acquainted with the Quick Selection Tool. This tool makes cobbing so much easier and faster. Another thing I learned this year was that everyone on staff has to be extremely dedicated if we want our paper to meet an appropriate deadline. I will use all of these skills in the future. I will continue to use my production skills with multimedia next year on staff and continue to use the Adobe products next year to help improve our paper as a whole. I will use my new found ad selling skills to sell my ads next year on time and try to exceed the set goal. I believe I was an asset to this years staff because I believe that my design skills increased and I was able to contribute to our overall paper. I believe I was trustworthy in completing my assignments on time and not holding us all back. I was very dedicated and I promoted the paper to all my classmates outside of room 224.


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My most significant piece of work this year was my Teachers tat up story. I really enjoyed working on this story because I liked talking to teachers and finding out what their tattoos meant. I am really interested in tattoos and just talking to adults who had had theirs for many years was really cool. I also didn’t really expect for some of those teachers to have any in the first place. You just don’t really expect that the adults who are teaching you everyday to have something like a tattoo. It just kind of seems like a contradiction. You can take for example, Mr. Montgomery. He’s a really good teacher but he’s also super strict and doesn’t really seem like he’d have a tattoo at all. Or Mr. Gold, if you didn’t know him, just by looking at him you’d never think he’d have a tattoo when in fact he’s covered in them. I really enjoyed listening to all of their stories. I’m not really sure why it appealed to me so much. It was a refreshing change to see what the teachers had to say rather than just the students. The design process was a little difficult but I like how it’s different with the headshots cobbed with the pictures. I like the headline also and how it’s different and I think it really contributes to the piece. I had trouble at first figuring out how to design it but with input from everyone I figured out a way that I think properly displays it. Overall I loved discovering what the teachers had hidden away and hearing their stories. It was rewarding to hear other kids talk about what they saw and how shocked they were that these teachers actually had tattoos.


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N34: Informational Graphics, October 4, 2013, page 5 I would like this piece to represent me because I think it is a very well done infographic. I took a topic that was boring like hearing loss and turned it into something that is graphically appealing. I really like the design and how everything is layed out.

N34: Informational Graphics, February 7, 2014, page 6 I would like this piece to represent me because I like it is really cool to look at. The graphics are cleverly placed to fill all the space and the information given is plentiful. I think it is very well designed and one of my better works.

N71: Tabloid Design, November 1, 2013, page 16 I would like this piece to represent me because this is a very interesting topic with a cool design. The headshots are cobs placed inside the photos and the art of the tattoos really pops. I also like the headline. I like it because I think I designed it cool where it looks like it is being tattooed.


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This year I have grown tremendously. Last year I didn’t know how to design or use InDesign at all. My portfolio was just a brush that I used in Photoshop. This year I used InDesign with the pen tool to create all of my letters. I am extensively more comfortable using the Adobe program and I feel like I have grown in designing. My stories this year are more design focused. I don’t think I’ve grown that much in writing. I feel like I have stayed basically the same but design is where I have grown most. Camp helped me a lot with thinking creatively. I have learned that I like designing way more than writing. I also didn’t really like my portfolio last year. I rushed and I didn’t think it turned out that great. This year overall I think the quality of my work was better. I am really satisfied with the work I’ve done with my infographics. I think that they really contributed to the paper and was different for the readers eye to see.


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Front, page 1, November 1, 2013

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News, page 4, November 1, 2013

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Features, page 7, March 14, 2014

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News, page 5, October 4, 2013

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Entertainment, page 19, October 4, 2013

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Entertainment, page 16, November 1, 2013

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News, page 6, February 7, 2014

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News, page 5, May 9, 2014

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I think this is a quality photo because it has rule of thirds. I like how Meghan Gibson is putting her hand up to launch it down field and I think you can really see it here in this photo. She’s focused on the ball and I think that this photo shows the intensity of the game.


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I think this is a quality photo because it has rule of thirds and I think its a really clear and pretty photo. I took this for Gabi Fakhoury‘s senior pictures and I like how she’s stepping on the next board of the train track.


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I think this is a quality photo because I think it shows the craziness of the Mock DUI. It has depth of field and I like how Mary Catherines face really shows distress. She is suppose to be undergoing a sobriety test and i think if you were really in that situation you would be nervous. I think her face really shows this.


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2013/09/26/itunestakes-it-one-step-further/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2013/11/20/girls-defeat-patriots/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2013/11/20/girls-defeat-grenadiers/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2013/11/23/girls-beat-eagles/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2013/12/06/girls-soccer-prepares-for-winter-park-matchup/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/01/28/reservation-conversation-how-does-caffeine-affect-you-2/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/02/11/hanoi-gets-flappy/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/03/18/students-showcase-artat-winter-park-art-festival/


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http://teacherpress.ocps.net/hilights/2014/05/14/mcfarlin-finds-solacein-clubs/


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By CIARA MCCOY A delectable aroma fills the air as one walks into the lively restaurant of napkins rain down over the customers. With authentic Greek music playing to accompany the Greek decor, one is instantly transported to Greece. Taverna Opa, located in the heart of Pointe Orlando is as much of an experience as it is a restaurant. With the electric atmosphere, Opa is the prner, Opa succeeds in keeping the Greek experience authentic and traditional. Ullaut molorum arumet mo etur atur, ut omnis ese sum eossit aceptur sam, coreium dolum la expe natistis ut eicimet et ellant. Rae. Od quis es net quos evelese pratem commodi tatecus est provide nduciamusam sectur, conseque expereium, tendita verum quis volo diti custrum cones accaept aeceriore, si nulparum quodicatest re nis et offic tent es solorio. Nequae et es nos volorrum faciis ipis ex et invel intium noneceaque moluptas andigendicid quam

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67% of you said you’d rather be a vampire

75% of you said you’d rather date a vampire

*Out of 553 students polled

33% Warewolf

67% Vampire

25% Warewolf

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*Vampireorwarewolf

Twilight Head line goes here

By CIARA MCCOY A delectable aroma fills the air as one walks into the lively restaurant of napkins rain down over the customers. With authentic Greek music playing to accompany the Greek decor, one is instantly transported to Greece. Taverna Opa, located in the heart of Pointe Orlando is as much of an experience as it is a restaurant. With the electric atmosphere, Opa is the prner, Opa succeeds in keeping the Greek experience authentic and traditional. Ullaut molorum arumet mo etur atur, ut omnis ese sum eossit aceptur sam, coreium dolum la expe natistis ut eicimet et ellant. Rae. Od quis es net quos evelese pratem commodi tatecus est provide nduciamusam sectur, conseque expereium, tendita verum quis volo diti custrum cones accaept aeceriore, si nulparum quodicatest re nis et offic tent es solorio. Nequae et es nos volorrum faciis ipis ex et invel intium noneceaque moluptas andigendicid quam fugita que

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By CIARA MCCOY A delectable aroma fills the air as one walks into the lively restaurant of napkins rain down over the customers. With authentic Greek music playing to accompany the Greek decor, one is instantly transported to Greece. Taverna Opa, located in the heart of Pointe Orlando is as much of an experience as it is a restaurant. With the electric atmosphere, Opa is the prner, Opa succeeds in keeping the Greek experience authentic and traditional. Ullaut molorum arumet mo etur atur, ut omnis ese sum eossit aceptur sam, coreium dolum la expe natistis ut eicimet et ellant. Rae. Od quis es net quos evelese pratem commodi tatecus est provide nduciamusam sectur, conseque expereium, tendita verum quis volo diti custrum cones accaept aeceriore, si nulparum quodicatest re nis et offic tent es solorio. Nequae et es nos volorrum faciis ipis ex et invel intium noneceaque moluptas andigendicid quam fugita que nist, optiae que restiae. Ebis atures sum et essim harcimet est, solupicia volum dolut quatem vendae nis pra sum ea dolorem posaeperi bernatiur andae que optis mos ima vide velecti cuptatus rem quatiae volorum rerfere ped mintem quo officit qui

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Catching Fire. I love Finnick so much. He’s so attractive and cool. Serena Van Der Woodsen, freshman

Hunger Games becasue its the original one. Blair Waldorf, sophomore

Mockingjay. It’s so exciting and puts a good ending on the series. Chuck Bass, senior

*YourfavoriteBOOK

Hunger Games Headline

By CIARA MCCOY A delectable aroma fills the air as one walks into the lively restaurant of napkins rain down over the customers. With authentic Greek music playing to accompany the Greek decor, one is instantly transported to Greece. Taverna Opa, located in the heart of Pointe Orlando is as much of an experience as it is a restaurant. With the electric atmosphere, Opa is the prner, Opa succeeds in keeping the Greek experience authentic and traditional. Ullaut molorum arumet mo etur atur, ut omnis ese sum eossit aceptur sam, coreium dolum la expe natistis ut eicimet et ellant. Rae. Od quis es net quos evelese pratem commodi tatecus est provide nduciamusam sectur, conseque expereium, tendita verum quis volo diti custrum cones accaept aeceriore, si nulparum quodicatest re nis et offic tent es solorio. Nequae et es nos volorrum faciis ipis ex et invel intium noneceaque moluptas andigendicid quam fugita que nist, optiae que restiae. Ebis atures sum et essim harcimet est, solupicia volum dolut quatem vendae nis pra sum ea dolorem p o s a e p e r i bernatiur andae que optis mos ima vide velecti cuptatus

DIVERGENT HEADLINE GOES RIGHT HERE

This would be some news brief that we could highlight but not write a story about. It could allow for more coverage on pages and throughout the paper. Short and sweet quick reads. That’s what readers like.

This would be some news brief that we could highlight but not write a story about. It could allow for more coverage on pages and throughout the paper. Short and sweet quick reads. That’s what readers like.

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Friday, October 5, 2012 hilights.org

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By CIARA MCCOY A delectable aroma fills the air as one walks into the lively restaurant of napkins rain down over the customers. With authentic Greek music playing to accompany the Greek decor, one is instantly transported to Greece. Taverna Opa, located in the heart of Pointe Orlando is as much of an experience as it is a restaurant. With the electric atmosphere, Opa is the perfect place to enjoy cuisine just as tasteful as the atmosphere is entertaining. With bold and colorful plants placed around the restaurant and Greek decor in every corner, Opa succeeds in keeping the Greek experience authentic and traditional. Opa, in Greek culture, means a password that conveys the festive Greek spirit; the restaurant lives up to its name. If looking for an intimate dinner with a significant other, inullaudis aut utectisquis dolupis earunt quo optam vit eium enest, sitati oditent evel maximinciis ea ducimentis dolorem reperro ventur aceriae offic testius iur, tota doluptatias volorem hilitin nitia consequis corum, con prorrum et vollatat voluptassi cuscimin consecepudae etur sit quia sam autem nosandem fugiatem as aditam qui odi nonserae vendignam ventemped eost, ommodis dolupta temoles cus velendem natem quatecatum ero officatem saessedio cor sim quidessum faccus ea nulparcit, quia nonseque endit, aditissit as doluptur as pratem eosanducium as soluptat elento te ommosse volorpor at vel ipitis eni dolectur, nonse consendiConecatur ande volorro escita volore eossum volore corepudant ent. Ipsant. As adi coriand aeptate mporem faceatq uiderit, sequia que molupti onsequam qui omnis el et ad magnatis

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goes here *ANSWERS: 1.Golden Snitch, 2. Mandrake, 3. Wand, 4. Mirror of Erised, 5. Godric Gryffindor’s Sword, 6. Nimbus 2000

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Hilights newspaper

Meet the staff Editor in Chief Lizzy Gordon Managing Editor Gabi Fakhoury Copy Editor Sam Holleman Business Manager Meghan Cotton Index Editor Ciara McCoy Social Media Editor Delanee Bogan Web Master Olivia Quattrone Staffers Jackson Crumbly Mackenzie Mock Kaley Gilbert Tommy McDonald Victor Komives Garrett Gastfield Natalie Disla Stephanie Landis

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In newspaper you will...

Staff fun

become acquainted with Adobe programs such as:

attend a trip to New York City

Learn time mangement and deadline skills

participate in Relay For Life

Be apart of an award winning publication attend a staff pumpkin carving party


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