The kiddies in my Journalism minor had their Creative Writing class today. I am forever impressed with the undeveloped talent that is taking shape as the semester continues. At the end of the class, one of the students, had brought a cake to share, but had not said a thing. When another student asked why she was carrying around a cake, she said it was her birthday.
We gathered in my office, sang Happy Birthday, and shared the cake. I was a little surprised as I have been told numerous times that birthday celebrations are usually for families and close friends. When I mentioned it to her, she said she felt our group was so tight, she wanted to include all of us.
I have been working on finding these students internships with English media for next semester. The Budapest Times may be interested, but wanted some of their writing samples. In their Blogging class tomorrow, I will have them proofread their blogs and then send the link to the editor for review. My fingers are crossed.