JUN 2021

with Maryland’s Young Riders

Hunter Seat divisions at this virtual show. He also earned fi rst in the Limit Equitation Over Fences class. Connell is from Ellicott City and is wrapping up his fi rst year at Goucher. He is majoring in psychology-pre-med.

The Safe Haven Team at Double C Farm’s Youth Play Day. From left: Brielle Francia, Lilliana Sonpar; Vivian Rubino, Coach Tina Snyder and Katerina Birkmann.

Olivia Wood’s Dive into Graphic Design My name is Olivia Wood and I’m a senior at Glenelg High School.

T is year, I had the opportunity to be a part of my school’s mentor- ship program, through which students conduct original research and produce a fi nal research paper. Each of us is paired with a profes- sional in our fi eld of interest, who then becomes our mentor as we explore our respective fi elds. Going into this course, I knew that I was interested in journalism

and graphic design, and I chose to research the impact that design choices have on readers’ perceptions of a given publication. For the internship portion of my mentorship experience, I hoped to work in the realm of magazine publication, specifi cally, because I enjoy the strong visual nature of magazines and how, alongside the journalism itself, design plays an instrumental role in the creation of an attrac- tive magazine. Happily, I was able to be placed with a mentor who works on a mag-

Devin Handy placed second at Beginner Novice riding Connect The Dots at Waredaca’s May horse trials.

“My pony Sugar has taught me that it’s okay to fall as long as you get back up and keep trying.” - Natalie Gallagher

azine, T e Equiery’s own Katherine Rizzo. As an intern at T e Equiery, I’ve gotten a taste of the extensive work that goes into publishing a new issue of a magazine every month. While I still have so much more to learn about journalism and graphic design, my knowledge of these respective areas has grown signifi cantly. I’ve gone from do- ing practice magazine covers, barely able to navigate Photoshop, to writing articles for publication in T e Equiery and designing fl yers for the Maryland Horse Council. And although I’m admittedly not an equine afi cionado, I’ve enjoyed learning about Maryland’s rich equine culture alongside graphic design and journalism skills. As someone who aims to pursue a career in journalism, I’m so

Izzy Lenk and George 43 fi nished third in the Junior Open Novice divi- sion at the Loud- oun Hunt Pony Club Spring Horse Trials.

incredibly thankful to have had this internship experience in high school. It’s given me a taste of both journalism and graphic design, strengthening my interest in these areas and compelling me to go on to study both of them in college this fall.

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