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Mary Barker, Scott High School class of 2019.

For FlipSide’s first school year back, we had one senior on our staff — Mary Barker from Scott High School in Boone County.

Mary wrote a lot of great stories related to the environment this year. Read her story about ocean pollution here.

After graduating, Mary plans to attend Shepherd University and major in English, with a focus on editing and publishing.

When asked what she liked about FlipSide, she said it gave her a reason to write.

“It helps to develop your skills as a writer and allows you to make friends and connections in the world of journalism,” Mary said.

Congratulations, Mary!