From Park Ridge, Illinois, senior Christina Johnson has been a part of her high school newspaper, the Southwords, since her freshman year at Maine South High School. She is the Features Editor on her staff, and described how she gained that position when she was only a freshman: "I was the first freshman editor on my school newspaper, I kind of just went up to the adviser and I was like 'Hi, I want to be an editor, what can I do for that?' and at the time, I didn't really know freshmen weren't allowed to do that, but he [the adviser] took a chance on me, " she said.
Outside of being a journalist, Christina is involved in many other extraciricular activities at school, including Spanish club, working on the literary magazine, being apart of the foreign laguage magazine as the technology direcor, playing soccer, and helping out with the crew for musicals.
Aside from school activities, she enjoys spending time outside and loves to travel, especially to Colorado. "I really like Colorado because there's a lot of hiking and outdoor activities you can do," she explained. "My sister lives there, so we've gone mostly upstate, like Estes Park."