If you are a high school student and enjoy what journalism is all about, one of my recommendations for you to do is to plan a summer project, create a deadline and by all means, publish it on your blog and social media after editing your errors. This can help you tremendously by experiencing what it’s like to work under a certain amount of pressure that a journalist has to endure when working in their field. It also gives you an understanding of how time-consuming projects and assignments are, especially if the deadline has to be met within a few days.
All in all, summer projects will help you step on the ladder with one foot at a time. For example, if you enjoy taking pictures of different places you travel to, create a photo book. One of the websites where you can create a photography magazine or book is MagCloud. It’s also another part of experience you can add onto your resume.