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Welcome to The Christian Chronicle’s summer interns: Makyra Williamson and Chloé Franklin.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — I grew up in the Crawford Road Church of Christ, a South Carolina congregation where my dad is the minister. The most important part of my life is that I am a Christian. I was baptized into Christ when I was 15 years old. 

From the third grade through high school, I attended Lake Pointe Academy, where I took part in a rigorous English curriculum. The grammar and writing skills I learned there gave me a solid foundation and inspired me to pursue a career in journalism at Elon University in neighboring North Carolina.

I look forward to writing about topics I am passionate about, while helping to inform fellow believers about what is happening in Churches of Christ across the U.S. and around the world.

I joined Elon’s university newsroom, reporting and writing for the school newspaper, The Pendulum, the Elon News Network website and the Elon Local News live shows. Through that experience, I learned that I enjoy researching a story, interviewing people and meeting a deadline. Seeing the finished product brings me joy and a sense of accomplishment. 

I’m looking forward to learning more about journalism and gaining experience as a writer through my internship with The Christian Chronicle. 

I didn’t know much about the Chronicle, but a woman from my church is a subscriber —  Anita Stockdale — and told me about the newspaper’s ad seeking an intern. Unbeknownst to me, my parents, Derek and Patrice Franklin, had been getting the paper at our house for years. They are fond of the Chronicle. 

So I decided to apply. I was excited to be chosen for this opportunity because it combines my love for writing with my love for the Church of Christ.

I look forward to writing about topics I am passionate about, while helping to inform fellow believers about what is happening in Churches of Christ across the U.S. and around the world. 

TV news anchor. Travel writer. Lawyer. My goal is to achieve all three at some point in my life. And with God, hard work, focus, prayer and opportunities like these, I can.

CHLOÉ FRANKLIN is is an intern for The Christian Chronicle. A member of the Crawford Road Church of Christ in Rock Hill, S.C., she is studying journalism at Elon University in North Carolina.

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