People of Pierce: Taylor Pennington

Suzanne Buchholz, Reporter

“Sign language is one of my biggest passions. I want to become an interpreter, but I’ve noticed that I like teaching and helping other students as well, so I might after interpreting get a teaching degree and teach at a high school level, college level might be too challenging. Plus I like working with, not younger kids but not adults, like young adults. They have more patience. I took American Sign Language 1, 2 and 3 in high school and I’m not really good at English, so having this extra language that made more sense than English was really nice and I felt more expressive than I would have writing an essay, I can just sign a song (I like). Just expressing myself more than following all these grammar rules. In sign language, you can do what you want. It’s OK. I used to be really shy but as I did more sign language I felt more confident and I was able to get in front of my class and talk or sign.”

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Suzanne Buchholz

Suzanne Buchholz

Senior Reporter at The Puyallup Post
I’m attending Pierce College to earn my associate degree. After graduating in spring 2017, I plan on working for a year before applying to a culinary institute. That has been my goal for as long as long as I can remember and I look forward to being able to pursue it.
My hobbies include baking, reading, spending time with my family and creating costumes for cosplay. This last hobby is a relatively new one that I would like to focus more on as I attend more conventions, as it’s creative and allows me to interact with people who have similar interests as I do.
I applied for my position as reporter on The Puyallup Post because I’m passionate about writing and wanted to use my skills to inform my fellow students of events and occurrences on campus. My first year on the newspaper was fulfilling and educational, and I hope to gain similar experience in my second year.
Suzanne Buchholz

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Suzanne Buchholz

I’m attending Pierce College to earn my associate degree. After graduating in spring 2017, I plan on working for a year before applying to a culinary institute. That has been my goal for as long as long as I can remember and I look forward to being able to pursue it. My hobbies include baking, reading, spending time with my family and creating costumes for cosplay. This last hobby is a relatively new one that I would like to focus more on as I attend more conventions, as it’s creative and allows me to interact with people who have similar interests as I do. I applied for my position as reporter on The Puyallup Post because I’m passionate about writing and wanted to use my skills to inform my fellow students of events and occurrences on campus. My first year on the newspaper was fulfilling and educational, and I hope to gain similar experience in my second year.

People of Pierce: Taylor Pennington

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