"As strange as it sounds, I like research," rising Lawrence County High senior and 2011 Marshall University Summer High School Journalism Workshop participant Katelin Hylton said.
Hylton, a native of Webbville, Ky., has no newspaper at her high school, or even a journalism teacher. However, through her senior anthology class, which is a gradual portfolio of work from her literature classes from freshman to senior year, Hylton's clips include profiles of veterans and slam poetry, which is when a poet performs an original work, usually in front of an audience.
Hylton grew up with four older males -- two brothers and two cousins in her household -- "kind of like four brothers," Hylton said.
She attributes much of her journalism aspirations to this male influence and hopes to major in journalism and communication at Marshall University.
"They have given me more of a drive to stick up for myself," she said.