Senior Staff Profile: Alyssa Wells

Alyssa received the superlative Most likely to join a rock band!

Photo courtesy of Alyssa Wells.

Alyssa received the superlative “Most likely to join a rock band!”

  • What is your position on “The Hiller”?

I am a staff writer. 

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

I took journalism 1 last year, and this year I joined the staff. I took journalism 1 for fun, and when I wrote my article on Sophia Polito I fell in love with journalism and writing that article. 

  • What has been your favorite article you’ve written and why?

My favorite article would be “Sofia Polito scores her way to Anderson,” and it is my favorite article because I always looked up to her in lacrosse and getting to interview her was pretty surreal to me. 

  • What are your plans after graduation? 

I plan on attending college at the University of Cincinnati to study criminal justice and psychology.  

  • What will you miss most about “The Hiller”?

I will miss writing because I have always liked writing and this was a place that I could write for fun. 

  • What is the most important lesson you have learned from being in journalism?

The most important lesson I have learned is that journalism kind of pulls different groups together; different grades and people come together. 

  • What is your favorite memory while writing for “The Hiller”?

My favorite memory has been the Christmas party because we all got to bond and have fun. 

  • How many red pens do you think Mrs. O’Lare has gone through grading your articles?

I would say 2.5 pens. 

  • How has Mrs. O’Lare impacted/inspired you while writing for “The Hiller”?

I love the way Mrs. O’Lare teaches and the way she runs her class. She really is my ideal teacher. 

  • What is your favorite Trinity lunch meal?

I would say the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette. 

  • Anything you would like to add? Anything you would like to say to the rest of the staff? 

I loved being on the newspaper this year and I couldn’t ask for a better staff to work with.