Exciting News

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I just wanted to pop in and share some exciting news.

A few weeks ago, I was asked by one of my communications advisers to be the editor of Penn State New Kensington’s student newspaper, The Nittany Pride

I said yes!


It’s seriously amazing how I continue see God’s hand in my life. A few months ago, I was really upset about dropping my meteorology class because I knew it would put me behind a semester.


(^That is a screenshot from part of the post about dropping the class. I’m so glad I trusted God with His plan for me!)

I decided that I would spread my senior year out over three semesters, instead of cramming in an extra class on top of the tough senior classes I have to take. The awesome thing about spreading out my credits is that I now get to take less classes per semester.

So, where am I going with all of this? The bottom line is that if I didn’t drop meteorology, I wouldn’t had the time to commit to being the editor of the school paper. At the time, I didn’t understand why I just couldn’t do well in that class. Then I felt guilty for dropping it, but decided to trust that God would work everything out in some awesome way. He totally did. As usual.


These are some of my articles published in previous issues:
Pit Bull Terriers: Friend Or Foe?
Animal Protectors Committed to Helping Local Strays
The Importance of Sun-Protection
Leasing Company Helps Landowners With Marcellus Shale
PA TEA Party Grows, Organizers Stand Behind Cain

I have a few more articles that will be in the next edition of the school paper, which is going to be published tomorrow or Monday. Exciting!

I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity. I know that being the editor of the school paper is a lot of hard work and responsibility, but I’m also really excited to learn and grow through the next few semesters that I will be holding this position.


  1. Ahh congratulations! I’m sure you’ll make a great editor! I love being on the school newspaper- I’m copyeditor right now soon to be sports editor and it’s a really great way to mix up the extracurriculars!

  2. Congratulations! That’s very exciting. I was recommended for my uni’s newspaper, but I turned it down because I was getting into doing a literary magazine of my own, which is still thriving today. I know you’ll have so much fun and gain so much experience! 😀

  3. Congratulations Allie, that is just amazing :). I wrote lots for my college paper, but never could do editing (actually we had a requirement that you had to be a Mass Comm major… which made no sense, but anyway). I think it’s awesome that you write for the paper and will be the editor; trust me the student newspaper provides a wealth of experience, and as a professional writer now, I really can’t encourage any writer enough to pursue it.

    Also, you might want to check with your school, but our editor actually got a scholarship/stipend during the semesters that she served as editor. There may be some sort of benefit like that in it for you that would help you out, especially having to spend an extra semester in school. Never hurts to ask.

  4. Oh Allie, that is so awesome! This sounds like such an amazing opportunity and I’m incredibly happy for you! Good things truly do come when you can let go and trust in God’s plan.

  5. Congrats Allie! That is so exciting and sounds like SO MUCH FUN (says the gal who edits as her job ;D ). Isn’t it great where life takes you, whether it’s expected or not??

  6. This is amazing!! I am so excited for you and whoa proud!! What an opportunity! I love that you are also making a note of how God has worked for your life and moving you in such a great direction, it’s so inspiring!

  7. Allie this is AWESOME! Truly meant to be! I am so happy for you. I hope we will continue to see your work on the blog – you are a wonderful writer and truly deserving of this opportunity.

  8. Congratulations!! You’ll be an excellent editor. Things totally have a way of falling into place. We don’t always understand it at the time, but it becomes clearer in hindsight. 🙂 Good luck in your new position!

  9. Congratulations! I´ve been away from the blogworld for a couple of weeks, so I´m a bit out of tune with what`s going on, but I was so happy to read about your great news!:-D I bet you`ll do a great job!

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