O’FALLON – The O’Fallon Weekly recently welcomed another two summer, Jamie Federhofer and Becca Jones-Scales.
Jamie, who is preparing to enter her sophomore year of high school, says her parents are her heroes. “My dad is a hero because he was in the Navy and I look up to him for his bravery. He pushes me to do my best whether I love whatever I am doing or not, because he says with that attitude you can accomplish anything,” Jamie said. “My mom is a huge inspiration. She has shown her how to act like a proper lady in public and, more importantly, she inspires me to do things that I love. We have photography, art, and music in common.”
Jamie was so inspired by her dad’s Navy service, that she has plans to follow in his footsteps and serve in the nation’s military.
“I plan to finish high school with AFJROTC for next three years then become an officer in the Army Reserves,” Jamie said.
Jamie is involved in the OTHS Yearbook program. She will be bringing skills learned there to the O’Fallon Weekly, assisting with page layout and design. Additionally, she will be writing stories and taking photos around town.
Becca Jones-Scales is approaching her senior year of high school with a schedule full of an array of activities. Throughout her junior year, she was the lead photographer for the Panther Yearbook, an editor for the Endeavours fine arts magazine and film contest, a captain on the varsity and junior varsity Scholar Bowl teams, a member of the Future Educators Association and participated in the Women’s Chorus, Marching Panthers Drumline, and the Symphonic Band.
As both the football team and the baseball team photographer Becca shared her pictures through the O’Fallon Weekly and her “Mama Duck Photography” Facebook page.
In the future, she plans to join the Army National Guard and attend either the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Ball State University, or the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosca to double major in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition with a minor in photography.
Through her internship with the O’Fallon Weekly, Becca hopes to experience a new aspect of the fine arts and gain a deeper understanding of O’Fallon’s culture.
Becca will also be also assisting with page layout and design, when she’s not shooting photos all over town.