Humans of MediaNow 2017
Students at the MediaNow camp have lots of stories to tell. Here are a few of them.
Kate Manfull, Camp Director
"Hmm...how about The Little Engine That Could...I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, because I do think I can"
Jack Warnecke, Senior at Cary-Grove High School
"What's your favourite book and why?" "Hmm...I think my favourite book is It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. I just think it's a really good book, and it...I think it brought some awareness to mental illnesses. I don't know if maybe in the right way, because there could've been a better way too...I visited a psychologist for like 6 months when I was in junior high, because I just felt a l...
Mackenzie Thompson, Liberty North High School
"My role model is my older brother because he sets an example for me. He has his life figured out so it's easy to look up to him because he lives so carefree and organized; he's also a good spiritual leader, too. He just has it figured out. He's actually on a mission trip right now and gets back sometime in July."
Devin Kittrell, Junior at Alma Bryant High School
"After I was 3 or 4 my dad kept getting arrested, so we had a single mother raising us. She was on and off of drugs, so it was really rough on us. She kept bringing friends in that wouldn’t help at all. It got to the point where our grandmother stepped in. She took us in, so she’s basically being a mother again and having to raise three kids. "I take almost all responsibility for everything. I get the blun...
Shwetha Sundarrajan, 17
"Talking. Music. Writing. Those three things kind of help me lift my spirits."
Chelsea Diaz, 17
“[I hope] to see more acceptance and more peacefulness among different people as times change.”
Eleanor Marshall, Webster Groves High School
“I know I should want to go to Mizzou; it is a really good school, especially for journalism, which is what I want to go into. I will even get in state tuition. Although, I don’t really want to go to Mizzou because it is in a small town compared to St. Louis, which is where I live. Columbia just seems really boring to me, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. I want to go to a bigger city a...
Maia Bond, Junior at Rolla High School
"What's the scariest thing you have ever witnessed in your life or heard of that you feel connected to?" "This is a crazy story you want to hear. (My best friend's) stepdad owns a lot of dealerships. She was getting picked up by her dad and there was some guy with a stolen car, it was obviously stolen. So, they followed him and the guy in the car was obviously very young, freaking out. So, this...