Welcome to my accumulative portfolio that showcases the growth of my passion in journalism beginning in the ninth grade. I appreciate the time that judges have spent viewing my work. I am incredibly thankful for everyone who has had their hand in my journey and I am proud of how far I have come. The future seems bright due to the commitment of journalism education and I hope to be a product of this. Thank you.  

After working on my portfolio for three years, I am incredibly grateful to announce that I am a member of the Arkansas All-State Journalism team. 

This is an amazing opportunity that I am humble to be apart of. It is amazing to see where dedication can get anyone. I tell younger students that the outcome always depends on what they put into it. I can now say that my dedication over the past three years to my high school journalism department has opened new doors for me and I can not wait to see what the future holds for me.  


Being Allison

I am a senior at Southside High School in Fort Smith Arkansas. Currently, I am the Co-Editor of the Southworld newspaper. At school, I am the Vice President of the Habitat for Humanity chapter, Vice President of Service for Future Business Leaders of America and the President of Quill and Scroll. I am also an active member of Interact Columbians, National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Student Council, and Senior Council. I participate in many community service opportunities such as teaching first grader’s French, building homes, beautifying my city, and mentoring junior high journalism students.