Senior profile: Meredith Bryant


Photo courtesy of Meredith Bryant.

Outside of writing for “The Hiller”, Bryant is involved in the THS concert orchestra and has been playing the violin for nine years.

1.What is your current position on “The Hiller” staff?

I’m a staff writer.

2. How long have you been on staff and why did you join?

This is my first year. I tried to join my freshman year, but the only period I could have done it was first period, when I had orchestra, so it didn’t work. I got super excited [when I was able] to try it this year, because why not?

3. What is your favorite memory from your time on staff and why?

I think my favorite memory was probably the little party we had around Christmas time when everyone got together and we just kind of talked and watched Elf and had a nice time together. 

4. What will you miss most about “The Hiller”?

I think what I will miss most is being able to write something that people are going to read, even if it’s not a lot of people. Just knowing that some people are reading what I am writing is something nice. 

5. Do you have a favorite article you wrote and why?

I wrote an article about “Harry Potter” and the [20th anniversary] reunion. Its definitely got to be that one just because I have a link to it, and I love “Harry Potter” so much. 

6. What do you think is the most important thing you have learned from your time on staff and why?

 I think the most important thing that I’ve learned is how not to be biased and how to see both sides of every situation.

7. What advice would you give to underclassmen who are interested in exploring journalism or joining The Hiller staff?

I’d say definitely try it. Even if it’s not your thing, you’ll still find out more about yourself and your writing style. 

8. Do you have any plans for after graduation?

I’m going to Ohio Wesleyan University for, hopefully, a zoology degree. 

9. What book character is most like you and why?

The character Alex Bailey from “The Land of Stories” because she has such a deep connection with the fairytale world, and she shows how much she loves to read and connect with the fairytale world. I feel that very much represents me because I love everything magical, and I’m still basically a five-year old.