By Will Colford, SnowSeekers Inc.
Jeannine Patrick is no stranger to the news industry. Over the summer she delivered papers for the local Taber Times. “Who are you with? Taber Times or the Herald?” She asks. Her boldness only helps foreshadow her future in the industry.
“I think the torch coming through town will most likely make the paper. I’d put it in if I ran it.” Jeannine is not only one of the local Taber people, lined along the street to see the torch run by their homes, she is also apart of the school choir selected to sing the national anthem during today’s cauldron ceremony. So, not only does she aspire to report the news, but she’s also – for today – apart of it.
Her father, Malcolm is understandably proud of his daughter. “Her singing in the choir today makes her apart of the history and legacy of the torch as it comes through this town.”
Though she still has the world in front of her, Jeannine knows success is made through dedication and hard work. “Delivering papers was hard, but I made one $125.00. It was worth it.” As the torch connects her and others like her to a greater tradition, it’s an experience she will always carry.