Maryam Shama, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Working on the Pilot this year has been an unexplainable experience and I am truly honored to have been apart of the production this year. From printing eight issues to posting online daily, I have gained many skills that I will hold onto as I grow as a student, writer and person.

I initially joined the Pilot as I was fascinated by the work of journalists growing up and always wanted to take part in that type of environment. When joining, I came to love the fast work pace throughout the production and the process of writing a story. Being Co-Editor-in-Chief has changed my perspective on how productions are run and how to further improve my leadership skills.

I owe a major thank you to my Co-Editor-in-Chief, Julia Kim, as she has supported the production and myself throughout the process. She has contributed all her time and effort towards improving the Pilot and has left an everlasting impact in the Pilot’s history.

I want to thank every student and writer that has contributed to the production and has helped it become its best. Every writer has improved greatly across the year and each section editor stepped out of their comfort zone with designs in order to improve the overall production.

And of course, I am extremely grateful for all the work our adviser, Ms. Rapp, has put into our production. She has guided us every step of the way, continuously giving us constructive criticism, allowing us to grow. She has given each and every one of us amazing opportunities to grow as leaders and to gain skill sets generally not attained throughout high school.

As I sign off, I look forward to a future year of watching the Pilot grow and I am excited to see what all students bring to the table. Thank you all for a wonderful year!