Alyssa Fort is a military kid who would advise you from joining unless you’re really passionate about it. She was born and raised in Miami but lived in Texas for a few years. Fort always says the best thing about Texas was the food and the worst thing was the weather. Fort is very passionate about food, music, and journalism. She doesn’t yet know exactly what she wants to do in the field of journalism, but she knows with whatever she is doing, she WILL be the boss. There is a 90 percent chance she will be on T.V. in the next few years so it’s best you get her autograph now before you’re standing in long lines at bookstores, trying to get one of her cookbooks signed. Fort also has a website coming soon catered to college and food. You’re welcome.
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Sydney Selman was born and raised right here in Tallahassee. She graduated from SAIL High School in 2015 and is currently a sophomore in college. Selman is a member of both the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa here at TCC. She is studying advertising and plans to transfer to the University of Florida in the fall of 2017 to complete her undergraduate studies. Selman is a firm believer in equal rights and always using your turn signal. Her favorite pastimes include reading, eating pancakes, and taking naps. She prefers the bowl at Chipotle and spends her free time petting strangers’ dogs.
Natalia Areas was born in Arizona and raised in the small Central American country of Nicaragua. She has spent her life traveling, learning about new cultures, and living life to the fullest. Back in Nicaragua, she became first runner-up in a beauty pageant that helped her discover her sociable personality and love for her country. Natalia is working towards her Associate of Arts degree at Tallahassee Community College, and will then transfer to Penn State University which has one of the best communication programs in Pennsylvania. When she graduates, she aspires to become one of the best TV hosts in the country. With her career, she wants to help society and make positive changes in people’s lives. Natalia strongly believes that God’s will is powerful and with him by her side, she feels invincible and ready to succeed.
Born and raised in Florida, Jessica Boyer is an aspiring journalist with a passion for communication who has made Tallahassee, Fla. her home for the past ten years. After a false-start at Florida State University in 2006, Boyer returned to school at Tallahassee Community College in the spring of 2017 and intends to transfer to Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in the fall to further her journalistic education. Always drawn to the written word, Boyer has devoured books of all kinds from a young age. This voracious literary appetite led to a deep appreciation for the art behind and power of language. Her true passion lies in editing, and she dreams of one day opening her own publishing house. She’s lost more than a few friendships to an excess of red ink. When she isn’t working, Boyer spends most of her time searching for the perfect cup of tea, awkwardly waving at animals and over-sharing with strangers.
Joslyn Bynum was born and raised in Tampa, Fla., but also lived in Lakeland. Fla., for about three years. She is a transfer student from the University of Tampa and she also attended Polk State College prior to going to the University of Tampa. She has changed her major about five times but has settled on being an English major because of her passion for writing and love for reading. Creative writing comes easy to her, but she’s interested in what else she can do with her writing ideas. She plans on transferring to Florida State University to pursue an English major focusing on Editing, Writing, and Media. She hopes that in pursuing this major, she will be able to settle on a career path and challenge her writing abilities. She is eager to improve her writing with her current classes this semester.
Oldens Lafortune is one of the most interesting young men you will ever meet. He was born and raised in Miami; He loves Miami to death although he thinks Miami has one of the worst climates ever. Growing up, he played basketball and football. Basketball is Lafortune’s favorite sport. He loves watching, playing and analyzing the sport, which is the main reason he has a passion for journalism. Lafortune’s ultimate goal is to become a sports broadcaster for a big time company like ESPN. He is currently on track to graduate from Tallahassee Community College in the summer of 2017. He wishes to continue his Media Studies degree at Florida State University. He is also working on starting his own blog. Aside from Journalism, he is an aspiring model who designs and customizes clothing. Lafortune is also an advocate for fitness, so he’s working on being a personal trainer in the near future.
Dustin Lewis was born in Georgia but raised in Tallahassee, Fla. Spring 2017 will be his last semester at Tallahassee Community College as he looks to transition over to Florida State University to major in English (Editing, Writing, and Media). Sports are his passion, and you’ll find him in the stands at multiple games every week. Boston is Dustin’s dream city, despite his admiration of barbecue. He’s the self-proclaimed #1 Celtic fan in Tallahassee, and his goal is to become a respected sportswriter in the industry. Connect with Dustin on Twitter @Dussttin
Seth Russell was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but was raised in Tallahassee, Fla., for most his life. This is his final semester at Tallahassee Community College, and he plans to make the best of his last batch of classes. Once done at TCC, he plans to either pursue a degree in Editing, Writing, and Media at Florida State University or spread his wings and fly back to Jacksonville to pursue a degree in Communications with a focus on Multimedia Journalism at the University of North Florida. Russell is quite the cinephile; he imagines the amount of movies he has seen numbers in the hundreds, and he does not intend to stop until he has seen every critically acclaimed movie ever. A novel idea, but the main ingredient he is missing is the time to meet this goal. When he isn’t binging movies, Russell is playing video games, noodling around on his guitar, spending time with his girlfriend, or trying to invent a way to create more free time.
Jeremiah Zanders is a 20-year-old who has lived in Tallahassee, Fla. all of his life. He went to Canopy Oaks Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Godby High School. His interests include sports, music, and Netflix. He is an avid Florida State fan and also roots for the Tampa bay Buccaneers and Real Madrid Soccer Club. He is also a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team and the Los Angeles Lakers. Zanders enjoys all kinds of music and artists including Future, John Legend, and Childish Gambino. His favorite Netflix shows are Orange is the New Black, the Marvel shows, and Stranger Things. He works out occasionally and writes about whatever he is thinking.