Welcome new Beacon intern

Apr 03, 2013
Photo by: Sara Bruestle Kamiak High School senior Zoe Jovanovich is the new intern for the Mukilteo Beacon.

Expect to see a new byline in the Mukilteo Beacon very soon.

Zoe Jovanovich, a senior at Kamiak High School, is interning as a general reporter for The Beacon until she goes off to college. She is the third intern for the newspaper.

The Beacon offers an internship program available to local students and recent graduates interested in journalism. Interns are provided the opportunity to report for their hometown newspaper.

Zoe, of Everett, is no stranger to The Beacon. She has written two stories as a contributing writer for the paper through a partnership with the Mukilteo Library.

“It is an amazing feeling to be able to see something you’ve written in print,” she said. “I’m excited to have the chance to learn more about writing for and publishing a paper.”

Zoe was a student in Kamiak’s Newspaper Production class her freshman year. She first was a reporter and was later promoted to opinions editor of the school newspaper, The Gauntlet.

“Zoe seems to have a knack for journalism, and I look forward to seeing her interviewing and writing skills improve through her internship at The Beacon,” said Sara Bruestle, editor of the Mukilteo Beacon.

“I think she has a lot of potential.”

Zoe also wrote and directed a one-act play for Kamiak’s Dramafest last year titled “My Sweet Spectre,” and has two fantasy-based books in progress.

Since the third grade, Zoe has wanted to be a published author when she grows up. She said it is her “wildest” dream to be a best-selling book author with a play or two written as well.

“Writing is something I’ve always loved to do,” she said. “It’s something I want to own. I want to know everything there is to know about writing in all different forms.”

After she graduates from Kamiak, Zoe will attend Western Washington University, where she plans to double major in English, with an emphasis in creative writing, and in theater, with a concentration in acting and playwriting.

She said she doesn’t want to limit herself at Western to just creative and playwriting, however. She hopes to explore all types of writing by contributing to several publications on campus.

Zoe has been a theater student in Kamiak’s Performing Arts Department and has played tennis for the Knights all four years of high school. She made the varsity team as a freshman, and has been on it ever since.

She also is a member of the Kamiak Improv Team and volunteers at the Mukilteo Library on its Teen Advisory Board.

When she isn’t at school, Zoe likes to write short stories, watch British television and read books.

Internships are available with the Mukilteo Beacon throughout the year. For more information, contact Mukilteo Beacon Editor Sara Bruestle at 425-347-5634 or mukilteoeditor@yourbeacon.net.

-Ed.

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