Like most of the seniors here at Boone High, Furst is beginning to take her next steps towards her future. Furst has chosen to continue her education at Simpson College to give her experience in the field of journalism. When asked why she chose Simpson she said, “I chose Simpson because I felt comfortable on campus and they have a good journalism and English department.” Simpson competes in national competitions in both speech and mock trial, and Furst will be joining both teams in the fall.
Furst also decided to double major in multimedia journalism and English. She might also look into minoring public relations and political science.
Furst has been involved with Boone TV since her sophomore year, and says that leaving the paper is something that she is going to miss. “That’s the thing I’m sad about,” she said. “I’m going to miss the journalism class and the paper.” When asked what she is going to miss the most after leaving high school, she said, “I’m going to miss the journalism and English departments, especially Mr. Kramer and Mrs. Grotzke.”
Furst also has some advice for students who want to join and participate in Boone TV: “Join your sophomore year. You learn a lot of skills in writing in general, not necessarily just journalism.”
Good luck to Baillee Furst on her college adventure!