Lindsey Grutchfield, a recent Montpelier High School graduate, came aboard at The Bridge on June 15. Later this summer, she will begin attending American University in Washington, D.C. With her high spirits and great energy, she is a breath of fresh air.
For about a year Lindsey has been a regular contributor to The Bridge, and has seized upon any assignment we have thrown at her. All this past year Lindsey has written book reviews and other stories. She did a story on the impact of technology on students’ lives and recently interviewed MHS students and teachers about their plans for the summer.
So we thought she just might enjoy a real challenge. Over the past few days, Lindsey has agreed to create a special youth-directed, youth-written and edited and youth-produced newspaper. She has named it The Breeze. It will have travel stories, profiles, news, and for the younger children, it will include games, puzzles and fun facts. But, since this project came unexpectedly, along with others, she will play a large role in raising the funds to pay for it, by selling ads and launching a modest online crowdfunding campaign.
Lindsey’s career ambition is to become an international or political journalist. Lindsey has expressed excitement about attending college at the nation’s capital, a nerve center for national and international news. But for now, her first summer out of high school, The Bridge is lucky enough to have her as a summer intern. “Everything is super exciting,” Lindsey said.