Meredith Bowers
Whether it’s riding horses or reading about war history, Meredith Bowers, sophomore, is always inspired by something. This is her second year in journalism, but she is no longer a reporter; she is one of Amplifier’s newest editors. Bowers thinks it is important to showcase yourself and your work just like her favorite quote by John Jakes; “Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write. Every piece you finish.”

For a long time, Bowers has dreamed about being in the Air Force. Her  path to joining the United State Air Force started when she played Call of Duty WWII games and watched the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.” She hopes to participate in Reserve Officer’s Training Corps in college.

Reading books about WWII and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan also inspires her to join. After researching, she would like to be in Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Security Forces, or a pilot of fighter jets or cargo planes.

“I had a liking towards the military and aircraft but I never realized two very important people in my life had been in the military,” Bowers said. Her dad was in the Air Force for a short period of time, and her horseback riding friend’s mom is a Senior Master Sergeant. She finds the branches outside of the Air Force equally fascinating.

“I wouldn’t mind if I was in any of the other branches, they are all exciting in their own way,” Bowers said.

Although the Air Force is Bowers’ main passion, she is also involved in many activities. In her freshman year, She was one of the best female discus throwers. She is also on the school’s swim team and takes horseback riding lessons at the Stafford Hills Equestrian. One day she hopes to write a book, travel all over Europe, skydive and maybe even be in an action movie.

Bowers looks forward to her sophomore year in journalism, but looking to the future, Bowers thinks that “it'd be great to serve in the military, help people and protect our country. Although I want to join for self-fulfillment and completely selfish reasons, it looks great to have the military on your job application.”

Meredith Bowers, Current Events Co-Editor

Jun 09, 2014
Why you should stop complaining about taxes and look at the federal budget (Story)
May 20, 2014
Wedding bells chime major victory for LGBT+ community in Oregon (Story)
Mar 07, 2014
Winter Spirit Week premieres next week (Story)
Dec 17, 2013
Oh My Lorde (Media)
Oct 23, 2013
Tumblr isn’t your average blogging website (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Queer terms need to be understood by the general public (Story)
Oct 04, 2013
WL police acquire a new home after years of planning and measures (Story)
Sep 30, 2013
WLHS’ Gay-Straight Alliance welcomes all students to a safe environment (Story)
Jun 14, 2013
Lynn Pass honored with Oregon Art Educator of the Year Award (Story)
Jun 03, 2013
Students honored at WLHS Evening of Excellence (Story)
May 14, 2013
Marina and the Diamonds puts fans in a state of dreaming (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2013
Symphonic Choir moves on to state after successful performance at Three Rivers League Choir Festival (Story)
Mar 11, 2013
Local trips that give a taste of spring (Story/Media)
Jan 23, 2013
Pink Martini celebrates New Years at the Schnitz (Story)
Dec 11, 2012
Harry Potter convention coming to Portland in 2013 (Story)
Mar 05, 2012
“Act of Valor” brings laughs, cheers and tears but lacks complete realism (Story)
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Meredith Bowers