Emily Schettler. Des Moines
While other Business Horizons students were building products out of old bicycles, tiki torches and duct tape, the members of Industry M were busy at work interviewing students, conducting surveys and taking photos for the Horizon Sun Times website and newspaper.
All six members of Industry M persevered through tight deadlines for print and web, learning how to effectively conduct interviews, share stories on social media and tell stories via print and video.
“I didn’t know what to expect when I was told I’d be writing a newspaper,” said Gavin Powell, of Van Buren County High School. “I thought that I might be thrown into a situation that I couldn’t handle myself or freak out under pressure, but I think I handled myself pretty well this week, overall.”
Powell covered several important events throughout the week, including the introductory speech by David Williamson and the important work of Industry C, and he met all of his deadlines.
Sara Qualley, of Iowa Falls-Alden High School who served as editor for the Horizon Sun Times, said she was excited to meet students from across the state and others with a passion for journalism.
“I would definitely recommend both Business Horizons and especially the media track,” Qualley said. “It really challenges you and takes you out of your comfort zone. You’ll find out new things about yourself and what you’re capable of.”
See a video created by members of Industry M about their week at Business Horizons.