For those of you who may be wondering how am I writing for the Sun-Gazette, well, it's a long story.
One night I was looking through the classifieds and I saw that the Sun-Gazette needed an independent writer. Currently I was lobbying for a cell phone, so my mom said go for it. At first I was hesitant about applying because I had no clue how to write a resume or a cover letter. But then, after many days of my mom trying to persuade me to apply, I finally did it. My mom graciously showed me how to write a cover letter and a resume. I kept on changing the resume because I didn't think it was perfect enough. Besides, how many eleven year olds have a resume? Finally, I printed my cover letter and resume out. My mom and I took it to the post office and mailed it. After many weeks of waiting and waiting I gave up hope that they didn't accept my resume. Then, one day I received a response to my resume and apparently it found it's way to the desk of the education editor at the Sun-Gazette. Thrilled that they accepted my resume that very same day I broke my wrist in a sports injury (more on that later). I am very glad that I applied for this position because who knows what it will lead to. Well, until next time!
Pittinger is a sixth-grade student at C.E. McCall Middle School. Her column will print every week in the education section.