Posted: October 28, 2016 at 12:02 am, Last Updated: November 2, 2016 at 11:24 am
Academy of Our Lady of Peace
San Diego, CA
When Gemma Carretta looks back on her past three years of high school, she realizes something about herself: her love of chocolate should now probably be considered an obsession; she is not cut out for calculus; and she is incredibly passionate about journalism, political science, and using her skills in writing to create a positive impact on the world around her. For the past three years she has been part of her school’s newspaper, Pilot Press, and for these past two years she has had the honor to serve as Editor-in-chief. Because of the experience she received at the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference, she now feels ready to take what she has learned from that incredible week, and from her time on Our Lady of Peace’s school paper, go out into the world and write about the topics that matter most to her.