2017-2018

Now that it is almost 2018 (my graduation year!), I have decided to start looking into New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve never really looked too far into having goals for a new year, but after what I would consider a somewhat successful 2017, I have decided to start trying to achieve some of my bigger goals in 2018. Some of the top highlights of my 2017 (compiled by each month) were:

January- I was fortunate enough to run in NYC at Ocean Breeze! I also took our New York State regents exam and received a score of 100!

February- My birthday happened (age 17), I officially found out I was going to WJMC (which started this blog), and I had a successful (kind of) indoor track season. I also auditioned for my school’s musical for the first time during this month.

March- March is somewhat rough, I think I got my wisdom teeth out during this month? I also started tutoring.

April- Not much of an achievement, but I WENT TO DISNEY.

May- I was able to travel to Philadelphia with some of my friends in the music program!

June- School ended, I passed my classes, I got a job at a local store.

July- I attended WJMC and LOVED it.

August- I wrapped up my summer job, and I started getting ready for senior year. Also, it was my last season of cross country.

September- I got to travel to NYC with a bunch of my marching band friends! It was great!

October- …Halloween?? I also applied to my #1 college (terrifying). During the school year at this point, I found success with another homecoming video.

November- I went to a Billy Joel concert in NYC and met one of my favorite journalists, Megyn Kelly!

December- I started writing on this blog again, I also decided to make resolutions for 2018. OH AND I GOT INTO MY DREAM SCHOOL SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. IM SO HAPPY. YAY.

 

Obviously, 2017 was pretty successful in my opinion. However, I believe that if I set goals, I can make 2018 even more of a success. Some things I would like to achieve in 2018 are:

  • Improve my organization.
  • Have a great senior year, and make a new friend from my graduating class who I currently don’t talk to often.
  • Focus more on my running, and continue to run for fun and not because I “have to” run to win, to beat someone, etc.
  • Continue updating this blog!
  • Start posting more videos to Youtube as well as focus more on making videos for my school.
  • Relax and focus
  • Have more fun! 2017 I was super stressed about college to enjoy the fall and Holiday’s properly, but now I want to enjoy the remainder of my senior year.

 

Thank you to those who continue to stay updated on my life by reading this blog, and also thank you to those who don’t read it! You’ve all inspired me to continue writing and have my voice heard. Happy New Year!

 

 

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! I’m sorry that I have been away for so long after WJMC. There has certainly been many things happening with senior year! Here’s a quick rundown:

 

  • After WJMC, I began an internship at my local news station as well as had a summer job that ended at the beginning of September.
  • Then, I had to get my senior pictures taken and choose one to put in our student produced yearbook! This is the one I picked:Screen Shot 2017-12-01 at 7.42.11 PM
  • I also went to a few concerts such as my favorite Billy Joel in New York City at the Madison Square Garden this November and Florida Georgia Line in July!
  • Shortly after senior pictures my senior year started. It’s been crazy so far! A few of my friends and I started a broadcasting channel at our school. So far we’ve been progressing pretty quickly… we’ve recently switched our editing system and we’re working on perfecting our work…but eventually it will be up and running efficiently. It’s all about learning lessons!RFA-Knightly-News
  • Now it’s December and I have finished my college applications (yikes). However, it’s also almost my favorite time of year, CHRISTMASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I can’t wait. We have a tree lighting in my city, and lots of Christmas lights deck out the streets. I went to go look at them last night and it was amazing. My goal is to do one Christmassy (??) thing every day until December 25th! cropped-img_2333.jpg

 

I’m sorry that this blog post lacked some substance, but I will get back into the swing of things soon. For now, this is Moriah Humiston, and I am back to blogging! I’m thinking about maybe starting to Vlog on Youtube to get more experience with being in front of the camera. Maybe? I’m not entirely sure if I’ll do that. Who knows. I’m excited for what’s going to come!

 

 

DAY THREE~ INFORMED AND EXHAUSTED

Halfway through WJMC! I am so thrilled with all of the new things I learned so far. I was granted the opportunity to ask a question about the life of Terry Anderson, a Middle East Correspondent that was held hostage for seven years in the Middle East while on the job. While I did not post the full response to this question, I did post what I asked him, and will link below an article about his experience.

Thanks for sticking with me so far!

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/world/terry-anderson-hostage-rewind/index.html

 

Junior Year~ A Summary

On Monday, June 12th, I officially wrapped up the best year in highschool yet. Junior year completely flew by, and I’m so excited for senior year. So let’s recap:

 

September:

For me, school starts in September, and I quickly learned how rigorous my schedule was going to be, I decided to take so many classes that I would only have lunch every other day. That was a challenge. Eating a sandwich while quickly walking to your next class is much harder than it seems. Also in September is when my XC and Marching band season start. My favorite memory from these seasons is for one of my marching band competitions in New York City. My closest friends and I were in a group together and decided to eat at Junior’s a broadway-like restaurant in Manhattan. There, we pretended it was my friend Anna’s birthday to get cheesecake (which we still had to pay for), and met the greatest waiter in the world named Gregory! He signed a coaster for us because we think he’s going to be famous someday, and then we went on our way (shoutout to Gregory from Junior’s).

September was also the month of our City’s Homecoming game and dance. Me, being interested in journalism, decided to broadcast and also film a montage of the game. The Saturday morning of the dance I had woke up and the video had more views than I could ever imagine. It was shared by local radio stations and people all over the city, it currently has nearly 16,000 views. This was a shock. More people around Rome began to know what my name was, and what I wanted to do, and that was epic.

 

October:

October is easily my favorite month of the year, and certainly one of the busiest. Still competing in Marching Band and XC, my weekends were full with competitions and races. However, I got to enjoy all of these with my friends and my close family living in Rome. I became one of our yearbook editors which was awesome! My cross country team had our home invitational and I also was able to host a team bonding for our Cross Country team where we carved pumpkins! The best part of the end of October and beginning of November is the final marching band competition at the Syracuse dome, where we placed fourth in our division with our show “The Hunger Games”. Although this is my busiest month of the year, it’s so exciting!

 

November:

November was the month of stress and full of surprises. I was now officially a member of the National Honor Society, and I also had a lot of new opportunities coming my way. I visited many colleges this month, and began to narrow down my choices for my future. I began practicing for our school’s show choir, “Rhapsody”, and also got to plan our schools “Open Mic Night” with our class president. This Open Mic Night revealed our school’s musical for the Spring which was “Grease”. I instantly looked up the music score for it (because I usually play the piano) and to my surprise, there was no part I was able to play. Yikes. I spent my time contemplating over what I should do for musical auditions, as well as beginning my indoor track season.

 

December:

December is always a festive month. There was actually snow this Christmas in my town, which was absolutely amazing! I was able to accomplish all Christmas shopping, and I was also able to volunteering being the narrator for a children’s Christmas pageant. My indoor track team broke some school records, and I was able to have a team bonding with my fellow distance runners by having a “Secret Santa” party. I also had another secret santa party with my band friends which was absolutely amazing! I also found out I was officially going to WJMC, and got my first camera for Christmas! (Thanks to my family for the wonderful gift!)

 

January:

2017?! HOW?? I type this still in awe as this year is halfway over. This month was really focusing on my goals for the year. In school, we received a new teacher in one of my classes, which made me work a lot harder and accomplish more in that class. I also had officially decided to audition for the musical, and the show choir “Rhapsody” had our first performance! This was also the time for one of my first final exams in English, which I scored very well on. Overall, this month was great!

 

February:

The best day of the year is Groundhog’s Day Eve. I say this because it is my birthday! I turned 17 this year which was pretty awesome, but the best part was I also auditioned for the musical on the same day. I ended up getting a callback for one of the musical parts! Although in the end I did not get the role, it was a super great experience. I also met a lot of new friends this month and started hanging out with some people I never expected to hang out with. It was an awesome time.

 

March:

Although I am Irish, March is my least favorite month of the year. It was a busy month between track and musical rehearsals. However, I also started tutoring at a local elementary school. This was a great experience being able to learn from younger kids! Unfortunately I got my wisdom teeth out this month (ouch). This month also had huge snowstorms, which was great because it meant that we had snow days! (This did mean a lot of shoveling, but I also got to sleep in)

 

April:

It’s track time! And school musical time! And Vacation time! This month was super busy. We had our performance of “Grease” as well as the beginning of our track meets. Shortly after this I went to Disney World with my family! This is always a super fun time, and I made a video about it in my previous blog post. The trip was awesome! I ran the Star Wars 5k as Darth Vader, and I went parasailing! This month was full of new opportunities that I was super excited for!

 

May & June:

These two months are full of exams and studying, but they’re also sentimental and exciting. It was my Junior Prom, and I got on the prom court with my escort being one of my very close friends (and best date) Alex! I also ran for student body Secretary and won! I landed my first job at a local store, and I finished my track season and junior year. The worst part is not being able to be in school with some upperclassmen friends. Looking at my AP Literature class (where I was the youngest and only junior), it was weird to see that I was no longer going to be in class with these kids. It’s so surreal. I probably left a few things out with these summaries, but the most important thing is how much I grew as a person and a student this year. Yay!

 

With that being said, here’s to another great year!

A Quick Video and an Apology

Hey everyone!

I realize I haven’t posted on here in a little while, and I’m sorry for that. The last month has been a whirlwind of exams, field trips, the school musical, and vacations. During April break, I was able to go to Florida with my family and I made a quick video of it. Here it is!

 

I have many more ideas for blogs planned, so stay tuned!