Tag Archive: Melissa Jenkins

Apr 25

Acting With Dignity

A little more than two months ago my high school alma mater, St. Johnsbury Academy, engaged me as a freelance writer. I was thrilled – not just because I could make extra income doing something I love, but also because I’m excited to give something back to the community that gave me so much when …

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Apr 04

The Leah Carey I know isn’t rude

Last week I wrote about the joy of realizing that I’ve shown up as ME in the newsroom. This week I got another glimpse into how true that is.

Those of you who have been reading know that last week was difficult and emotional.  The final task that I had to perform before the weekend …

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Mar 29

The right words at the right time

Transforming Your Body Image by Leah Carey

This has been a horrific week for the people of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The murder of Melissa Jenkins, which made national headlines earlier this week, is the kind of thing that seems unthinkable until it happens.  And for the first time, I was part of the media covering the story.

Because my editors …

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Mar 27

This isn’t supposed to happen here

When you live in a small town, it often feels like you should be isolated from the problems found in cities. Sadly, it’s not true.

Yesterday Melissa Jenkins, a woman who was just a couple years behind me in high school, was kidnapped. The story made national news because her two-year-old son was left unharmed …

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