Megan Sirko Joins Enews
Hello everyone! My name is Megan Sirko and I have been working alongside Kristti Morales and Steve Rossi to write articles for Aliquippa Impact’s Enews. I wanted to take a moment to tell you a bit about myself.
I learned about Aliquippa Impact from my advisor at Geneva College. Steve had contacted him, looking for someone who would like to help write articles for the newsletter. My advisor knew I was looking for some more writing experience so he connected me with Steve Rossi.
I was excited about this opportunity not only because I enjoy writing, but also because Aliquippa is a large part of my background. My great grandfather, grandfather, and my own father all worked in Aliquippa’s steel mills. My dad worked at J&L until it closed. We lived in Aliquippa until I was 15 and then we moved to Hopewell Township. I still have fond memories of playing basketball outside Aliquippa’s elementary school with my brother and friend. When we were tired of playing, we would grab a polar pop at Circle K or walk down to the Dollar Tree for a snack. I also remember watching the Greek Festival from my porch.
I am currently a Junior at Geneva College. When I first came to Geneva, I wasn’t sure what field I wanted to go into. There are so many interesting jobs out there! I spent some time as a Human Service major and tested out some media courses. After some deliberation, I finally decided that I wanted to write so I switched my major to Communications with a concentration in Writing. Finally, I think I got it right this time! How do I know this? After some thought, I came to the conclusion that I am a sucker for a good story. I love hearing about someone’s life and writing about it.
For example, last summer I worked at a small Christian camp in Erie as their marketing assistant. A large part of my job was taking photos and putting together slideshows. This was a lot of fun, but it’s not the part of the job that stuck out to me the most. My favorite part - you guessed it- had to do with storytelling. At the end of every week, before the kids left for home, I got to interview some of them. They told me what amazed them about camp and what they learned from their counselors and camp directors. It was interesting to hear about their experiences.
Now that you know some of my own story, I would like to thank everyone I’ve had the opportunity to speak with so far. I really appreciate the time and insight you’ve given me. It’s amazing to hear how ministries such as Aliquippa Impact have changed so many people’s lives. I look forward to talking with more members from the community!