Social Anxiety to Social Butterfly


Ethan Moore poses for a picture during HSJI camp. Moore will be going into his second semester of yearbook as the Academics editor.

Ever since he was a kid, Ethan Moore was quiet and collected. Going through grade school, Ethan Moore had social anxiety that affected his daily life. He found comfort in activities like reading and loved keeping up with academics. In public settings, Moore found himself reserved and even had his mom order for him at restaurants up until seventh grade.

“I was very reserved and kind of just timid, but that all changed when I was interacting with people in journalism and forcing myself to go out into the world and get out of my box.”

Journalism for Moore was an escape out of old habits and fears; a way to make him open up and …
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