My name’s Troy and i’ve recently transfered. I was born in Largo, Florida but my family made a career move to Cumming, Georgia when I was three. I transfered from Forsyth Central High School, a small community compared to Boca Ciega. I’m in the Journalism 1 course because I plan to persue a career in writing or investigative journalism. I was going to take part in the radio and newpaper clubs back home, but Journalism 1 seems to be equivalent and it’s an enjoyable class because I like to write. The new school, new student body, new classes, new teachers, and the rest have been a dizzying combination yet I think i’ll be fine. This is my first time being a member of the HiTide website. Last school year I had the highest average in my English class, won the Georgia “Laws of Life” writing contest, and gave a speech for the City of Cumming’s Rotary club in May. With these skills and experiences, I believe I will be a useful addition to the school paper.
Outside of school, i’m not anything out of the ordinary. My summer was mostly spent reading imageboards, playing games, and staying up too late, with the odd trip up the Appalachians to raft or hike. It’s also been a tumultuous summer because in July my parents had officialy divorced after spending two years legally separated. It is apparent that i’ve not had it easy recently, but I don’t let these things get to me. You could say I keep odd hours, my day starts at midnight and ends at about three or four in the evening. Some personal interests include photography and archery. Occasionaly I work on becoming more familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet because I plan on being able to speak multiple Eastern European languages in the future.