My first week at the Jefferson City News Tribune was great. It really just gave me the confirmation that I really would like to do daily community journalism as a career. Here are my favorites from my first week:
Two children ride the “drop zone” ride at the carnival in the parking lot of the Capital Mall in Jefferson City on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Misty Mitchell cries as she accepts her diploma during the Missouri Adult Education and Literacy high school equivalency student recognition program at the Miller Performing Arts Center in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Mitchell and her youngest son both received their high school diplomas this year.
Shaunta Adams, 11, races through an inflatable obstacle course during a carnival to celebrate the opening of their new facility at the Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 25, 2017.From left, Elikeh Adjokatse, 5, Alex Pinkerton, 6, and Dzifa Adjokatse, 7, play in the bounce house during a carnival to celebrate the opening of their new facility at the Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Kids will be able to go to the Boys and Girls Club after school and receive supervision and a safe place to spend time after school.
Paramedic Charlie Karotka helps his daughter Hailey Karotka, 8, push a dummy on a stretcher into an ambulance during the open house at Cole County Emergency Medical Services department in Jefferson City on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The event was held in honor of EMS week. Those in attendance met first responders, saw equipment and toured vehicles.
Dummies at the EMS event… I just love shooting dummies. Couldn’t tell ya why.
Lauren Custis, 9, moves her chess pieces as she plays a game with her brother, Andrew Custis, during Evening at the Amphitheater at Riverside Park Amphitheater in Jefferson City on Friday, May 26, 2017. The Custises came from St. Louis to see their cousin, Solstice Jensen, perform.