Salutations! My name is Carly Wipf and I am a 16-year-old, tried and true, Sacramento native. There is something humbling and wonderful about living here in the capital of California which simply brims with life and opportunity. I am more than thankful for this chance to be a Neighborhood News Correspondent and play a more active role in the community.
A favorite quote of mine by philosopher Thomas Carlyle is, ” I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” I have adopted this as my personal mantra when taking on new projects. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with media and production and have always had a desire to work behind the scenes. There’s nothing I enjoy more that a well made film on the big screen and a bucket of popcorn. The thought of bring others that same joy brings a smile to my face.
Much of my time is spent at West Campus High School; a modest campus with about 800 students, AKA: My second home. Like any incoming high school students, when I first arrived at West Campus I was shy and a bit timid. I had walked in the first day not knowing a single soul in the building and at the time, and I was blinded by the thought of “starting over” at a new campus. Now I see the experience for what it really was; a blessing. This time of being separated from what I once knew has allowed me to grow incredibly and somewhat figure out who I am as an individual. Since then, I have joined the student government, taken on the job of yearbook photographer, and become involved in school wide activities. The question “What do you want to be after you graduate?” is not quite as daunting as it used to be now that I have pinpointed some interests.
It is my quirkiness, ambition, and love for composition that has brought me to AccessLocal.Tv to write alongside other inquiring minds that possess an interest in journalism. I grew up an only child with an inspiring single mother who has always encouraged me to pursue my passions and be independent. My goal is to love what I do and do it well and I feel that AccessLocal.Tv is the perfect place for me to start.