An amazing, profound experience

June 22, 2010

By Alex Tucker

By Alex Tucker

Writing for The Beat this year has been an amazing experience.

When I first heard that The Issaquah Press was starting a teen section, I jumped at the chance to apply to be on the staff. I imagined it would be a great way to get involved with the community, meet people with interests similar to mine, and, most of all, write.

All of those things happened, and so much more I could have never foreseen. One notably profound experience was writing about the choking game. It is a topic I am very passionate about, especially because of the loss Issaquah High School experienced last year with Kevin Tork.

Writing and researching this issue was a very eye-opening experience and, though emotionally taxing, it was incredibly rewarding. I received a beautiful letter from Kevin Tork’s parents after the article was published, and knowing that my writing meant something to people so close to the topic was amazing.

I am so grateful for the opportunities I have had because of our teen page, and look forward to another year on The Beat staff!

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