My name is Emily Merz, and I am a senior at Center Hill High School. I joined The Pony Express when I was a freshman, and I barely knew anything about newspaper or journalism. I was the only freshman on staff, and I remember thinking that I could never possibly be as good as the older writers. But I didn't give up.
I rose to the challenge, and worked my way up the food chain of journalism. Over the next few years I would produce dozens of stories, earn the highly coveted cover spot multiple times, and even be published in our local newspaper.
At the end of my junior year, I became part of Mustang Television, Center Hill's broadcast program. Through this, I would further enhance my passion for journalism, and even decide to continue with journalism after high school.
I am currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Pony Express, which was MSPA's Most Improved Publication in 2018. After high school, I plan on attending Mississippi State University, where I will major in Broadcast Meteorology.