Angela Coppola, Returning Reporter
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Angela Coppola is a returning reporter for the BMC Newspaper for the 2016-2017 year. Angela primarily wrote for the Sports Staff in her first year. On the large staff of 21 reporters and 4 editors, she brought together the information and interviews to create 5 articles, including Sports Do Not Have Gender and Same Team, Different Name. She was born farther up north until she moved down in her early childhood.
“I was born in Long Island, New York, but my dad had retired early and both my parents really looked toward South Carolina because it was really fitted for a family,” says Junior, Angela Coppola.
Angela joined Newspaper as a Sophomore and has since improved with her skills in writing and communication.
“I pursued Newspaper for several reasons: I believe that Newspaper enhanced my writing skills, and will better prepare me for college papers. I also believe that is is a boost for college applications,” says Coppola.
Angela has loved writing for most of her life, and she really enjoys participating in Newspaper because she can take those skills she has developed overtime and apply them.
“When I write on my own, I like that I have freedom to use my imagination and share it with others. I like writing in newspaper because sharing important things to my peers helps keep them updated. Last year, I wrote an article on Braeden Priddy and how he participates in gymnastics, and I thought it was really cool because it is normally referred to as a “girl sport”, so I thought that it was really great to share that with others,” says Coppola.
Of course Angela is not only a hard worker on the news staff, she has two jobs outside of school, and is also on Brashier’s swim team.
“I normally get up at 6:15, and work my way to school. When school gets out, I drop a freshman off and then make my way home, then I will go to swim practice from 6:30 to 8:30. On the weekends, I work at either Pump it Up or Jets,” says Coppola.
Having to take on two jobs, a sport, and then participate on Newspaper is a huge task for a high school student, but Coppola has learned a lot from having to handle all this extra work.
“Having a job and managing how you spend can be tricky, but it is doable,” says Coppola.
If Angela has any spare time she finds herself watching Netflix, coloring, and reading, She also has decided what she is interested in and what she may want to do with her future.
“I either want to go to Presbyterian or Clemson University. I want to go into the medical field, because I love helping others. I am looking into becoming a pharmacist, I know it is not directly helping others, but filling prescriptions is very important,” says Coppola.
As Angela thinks about her future, she also really appreciates all Brashier has to offer for her and how it will benefit her in achieving her dreams of becoming a pharmacist.
“I really enjoyed the few teachers that care about me on a personal level, and the fact that you know everyone around you. I see people at bigger schools like Mauldin and they only know 6 people on an actual personal level, and I know everyone and talk to everyone at Brashier.” says Coppola.