“Bittersweet” is a word that’s easily overused this time of year as parents, teachers, and schoolmates bid farewell to the Class of 2019. Here at the Press, we join in wishing the Bromfield graduates well as they step forward to accept their hard-won diplomas from Principal Scott Hoffman. But we’ll miss them.
Among this year’s departing seniors are four who’ve been a part of the Press family. They include Kate Selig, the Press’ first high school intern, and classmates India Bartram and Julia Deng, who have contributed to our sports coverage since their freshman and sophomore years. Also Izzi Barton, whose photographs have lit up Press photo spreads and sports pages since 2017.
Kate, India, and Julia attended our fall sports writing workshops in 2015 and have been regular contributors ever since. Julia’s stories sometimes included her own photos, and Izzi’s knack for capturing a moment is apparent in her many images of town events and sports contests. As the paper’s first intern, Kate participated in our weekly news meetings this year, bringing a fresh perspective to our discussions and insight into the concerns of Bromfield students. In addition to helping editors proof and assemble many editions of the Press, she somehow found the time to interview the three 2018 Third District candidates for Congress and to launch a new column (“We the People”) that tracks the actions of Harvard’s state and congressional representatives.
Congratulations, young women of the Press. Good luck. And stay in touch.