Shelby Moquin


Naomee Cruz , Reporter

Shelby Moquin, a fellow CCA senior, has been appointed the editor for the CCA newspaper for her second cumulative year. Shelby is an interesting person, for those who would like to get to know more about her.

Her dreams and aspirations are quite inspiring, despite their challenges. “When I was younger, I always dreamt of teaching dance to younger kids. Since then that has changed drastically. I discovered my passion for writing and knew something had just clicked! And now I wouldn’t change it for anything.” 

Now her writing is her main focus, and she’s accomplished so much! Despite her success, there’s one thing she “can’t stand”; snakes! More importantly, the ones that slither. Fears aside, she is quite talented. “Something I think I’m good at is taking photos. I’ve been doing photography since I was very little thanks to my mother. I’ve taken family photos, senior portraits, sports, and many others. Photography also led into my love for videography so it’s all intertwined somehow.”. 

Why she isn’t in Photography, we will never know! Another thing to learn about Shelby is her “love” for horror movies, of which “I save them  for Halloween or when I’m in the right mood.”. Which a lot of folks can relate to this during this time of year especially! Her favorite color is yellow, and when we think of yellow, we think of hot, summer weather. 

“I’m definitely a hot weather type of person. I prefer the beach and sun much more than the snow and cold. This might be because I spent the first half of my life in Wisconsin where the average winter consisted of always below freezing and feet of snow. Trust me it got old real quick.” And what better way to enjoy the summer beaches than with some good food! “I am in love with mexican food. Actually that might be an understatement. It’s so good! I really can’t describe it. I highly recommend Fiesta Mexican Restaurant in North Liberty, it will absolutely blow your mind and taste buds.” There are plenty of things to know about Shelby, who is quite interesting!