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The General Journal

The General Journal

Unboxing Aubrey Fitzpatrick


The ball rushed into the air as kids ran to catch it. Aubrey moved to serve when a sudden pain in her shoulder came. She had torn it out of place. Fitzpatrick stopped and curled in pain as she held her shoulder. Everyone stopped to see what had happened when they heard her cry of pain.  

Aubrey Fitzpatrick is a freshman this year at Heritage High School. She is 14 years old and joined Journalism this year. This is her first time participating in a school activity. Fitzpatrick said, “I’ve never been involved in anything like this for school before. I really enjoy it.” The reason Fitzpatrick joined Journalism  is because one day at the middle school, high school students were presenting high school clubs, Journalism being one of them. It seemed interesting and piqued her interest better then the others. She is going to participate in Journalism again next year. She said, “I’ve always wanted to work on the yearbook, so this is the perfect opportunity.” Fitzpatrick says she highly enjoys Journalism, and her only dislike is all the writing (which is expected). 

Fitzpatrick is a volleyball player and has been for the past three years. She has made many friends through volleyball and currently has one going to Heritage this year. She has also never participated in a school sport before–and isn’t looking into joining a school team anytime soon. Fitzpatrick originally wanted to do basketball, but didn’t feel it was the best fit for her. So she is sticking to her main sport, the one she’s played the longest: volleyball.

Fitzpatrick is a kind 9th grade girl who has been with volleyball for three years and is trying something new, which is thankfully something she’s wanted. Journalism is excited to see what other things she does in this class. One fun fact about her is that she has a fear of the dark and heights, so, she said, “I can’t really participate in the fun of rollercoasters.” She is enjoying how the school year is playing out and enjoys it way better than middle school. “I’m excited for everything new and all the freedom,” she said. “I’m glad that there’s more availability in high school.” She is excited for all the new opportunities high school has to offer for her. 

Emmah Carpenter
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Emmah Carpenter, Staff Writer
Emmah Carpenter is a 14-year -old freshman at Heritage High School this year. This is Emmah’s first time in Journalism. She is kind of nervous but happy to be in Journalism. In Emmah’s free time, she likes to draw, play video games, and hang out with her friends after school. She also has two pet cats named Venus and Bastet, whom she named herself. Her cat Venus is a small "Tuxedo Cat" that is less than two years old; her other cat Bastet is a Siamese kitten, who is only a few months old. Emmah’s favorite book is "The Outsiders," which she brings to school every day. Her favorite animals are the red panda, raccoons, and cats. Emmah is a nervous person who tends to stay quiet, but she can be talkative once you get to know her. Emmah’s interests consist of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Bungo Stray Dogs," animals, cryptids, the paranormal, true crime, and art. She practices her art every day. Her anxiety holds her back, but she tries her hardest to get around it. Emmah is planning a trip to Salam, Massachusetts this spring. She is excited for her trip and for the rest of her time in Journalism.