Today is my last day at Scholastic. It’s been an incredible year for me, and I’m so grateful for all the amazing opportunities I’ve had here, and all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to meet. As I head back home to India, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of my favourite moments from the year (which was hard, as there are several), especially since it gives me an excuse to write a final OOM post.
Scholastic News Kids Press Corps: In this past year alone, our amazing and incredibly talented Kid Reporters have covered some of the biggest stories in the country – from interviewing Lin Manuel Miranda to all the Election 2016 coverage. I had the opportunity to accompany our Kid Reporters to several exciting events - including the Seth Meyers interview at 30 Rock, a Fantastic Beasts premiere and roundtable with the cast, and the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden.
Meeting Authors: One of the things that completely shocked me about working here is how authors are just walking in and out of the building. I’m a fangirl at heart, and it was hard not to gape at R.L. Stine as he waited for an elevator, especially since a large portion of my childhood was spent devouring his books. Over the course of my year here I got the chance to meet some amazing authors, including Raina Telgemeier, Pam Munoz Ryan and my childhood favourite Dav Pilkey.
The Muggle Mob: I don’t think it’s a secret that I’m a Harry Potter fangirl through and through, which is why it was so amazing for me to be able to work at Scholastic the year that Harry Potter & The Cursed Child launched. The buzz around the office was real, and the highlight of the release was the Muggle Mob – a reading flash mob that we held on Broadway, right outside our offices. The Muggle Mob was a beautiful celebration of Harry Potter, and it was a truly exciting thing to be a part of.
Scholastic was an important part of my childhood, and now it’s an important part of my adulthood too. I know that even as I go off on my next adventure, my experiences here have shaped me for the better.
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