A senior at Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Nick is the Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye, the online and print student news source of MTHS. Nick is a Free Spirit Scholar, chosen as the 2014 Washington delegate to the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. His interests include politics, journalism and education.
Hi, I'm Nick. I began for my school's student newspaper during my freshman year of high school, and have been in love with journalism and reporting ever since. Now I'm in a bit of a different role. As Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye, I oversee production of a regularly produced newsmagazine and online news website, while managing a staff of nearly 40.
I'm covered nearly every type of story, but I'm particularly passionate about breaking news, politics and long-form feature stories.
I recently had the opportunity of a lifetime to attend the 2014 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in Washington, D.C. I was chosen as the Washington state delegate and was awarded a scholarship.
I have received several other awards for my journalistic work. Some highlights include winning a rating of 'Superior' for Editorial Writing at the 2014 Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego, a rating of 'Excellent' in News Writing at the Fall 2012 convention in San Antonio, and 'Excellent' in Online News Package in San Francisco in Spring 2013 and in Boston in Fall 2014. I also received the 2013 Edmonds School District Career and Technical Education Student Leadership award for journalism.
On track to graduate with honors, I plan to attend a four-year university and study political science.
I am also currently an intern for a congressional campaign and plan to pursue public service and politics as my career.