Hometown News welcomes student reporter Catherine Poag

Catherine Poag
Catherine Poag. Photo credit: facebook.com/catherine.poag
Posted on: May 7, 2021

I am currently in my third year of a four-year undergrad degree at Saint Francis Xavier University. I am pursuing my literary passions through editing the school newspaper and writing stories about local legends near my hometown of Smiths Falls, Ontario.

My love for writing started at a young age and grew throughout the years as I worked as a columnist for my university paper, and then moved on to be the Editor in Chief, which gave me the opportunity to freelance for the Maclean’s University Guidebook. I am in the works of publishing my first book called The Ferryman’s House which will come to shelves July 2021. This novel will be the first in a trilogy called The Ferryman’s Tales. It has been a very exciting journey and I can’t wait to share my novel with others.

I am very involved in my community; I sat on town council as a student representative in high school. In 2017, I was a recipient of the Brooke & Brittany Henderson Award for Youth and in 2018 I received the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement.

I am very excited to be working for Hometown News this summer. I love to write about community events, and I am excited to expand my skills as a writer! Check out my article this month about Covid-19 friendly activities to do in the surrounding communities this summer.

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One thought on “Hometown News welcomes student reporter Catherine Poag

  1. Kerry

    Best of luck, Ms. Poag. I look forward to reading your articles, and salute your commitment to your community.

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