The City Sentinel is proud to announce it has hired Jessica Findley as a summer intern under the Oklahoma Press Association’s Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation internship program.
She will be a general assignment reporter. Her areas of particular interest include sports, health/nutrition, fitness, religion, the environment and community service. However she will about a variety of positive news about midtown and downtown Oklahoma City.
“We are so fortunate we are to have a hired talent such as Jessica Findley,” said Editor Stacy Martin. “She is enthusiastic, hard-working and has already proven to be a great team player.
“City Sentinel readers are in for a treat this summer as a result of her great reporting and writing skills. She’s a natural.”
Findley said she’s confident this will be an exciting summer for her.
“I have consistently been searching for opportunities to put my passion for writing to the test, and I could not have asked for a better one than this.
After the first week of this internship, I have already learned so much, Findley said. “I am already loving the life of deadlines and am growing as a writer in ways I had never considered before entering into reporting.”
Findley said she also plans to write books. She applied for the The City Sentinel internship because it was yet another challenge for her skills.
Findley’s honors, awards and activities are too numerous to mention but a few highlights include:
Findley graduated from the Oklahoma Christian academy with a 4.0 grade point average and excelled on the high school basketball team. Every year, she made the Superintendent and President’s honor roles.
She was named to The Oklahoman’s All-State Varsity Basketball team in 2008 while in high school.
Findley is currently an English major at Oklahoma Christian University. She plans to obtain a Master’s degree after graduating from OCC in 2012. Her Master’s major is undecided.
She is an active member and officer of the social service club, Theta Theta Theta.
Her background includes leadership roles in student council, varsity basketball, academics and Relay for Life.
She maintains an overall grade point average of 3.6 and 4.0 in her major. Her minor is psychology.