Hy News

2019-2020 Staff

Ny’La Hill

News and Entertainment Editor

Hi, my name is Ny'La Hill, I am a junior and this is my third year on staff. I am in debate, marching band, jazz band, symphonic band, Spanish club, National English Honors Society, and Harambee. I joined Hy News because my friends...

Julia Koziatek

News Reporter

Hi my name is Julia Koziatek, I am a freshman and this is my first on staff. I am in Book Club, Youth and Government, Page One.  I joined Hy News because I’m considering a career in journalism, and I wanted to involve myself...

Will Weck

News Reporter

My names is Will Weck, I am a sophomre, and this is my second year on staff. I am in German Club, science olympiad, math team, scholar bowl, and Book Club. I joined Hy News because I love being involved here at West, and I enjoy...

Alexis Sheldon

News Reporter

Hi my name is Alexis Sheldon, I am a freshman, and this is my first year on staff. As of now, the only other clubs I do  debate and little theater. I joined Hy News because I love writing and photography. I also wanted to try...

Gabby McWhorter

News Reporter

My name is Gabby, I am a sophomore and this is my first year on staff. I am in French Club, B.A.S.I.C, Youth and Government and book club. I joined hy news because I enjoy writing and I thought it would be a good introduction ...

Alyssa Hafford

Entertainment Reporter

My name is Alyssa Hafford, I am fifteen, and I am a sophomore. I am currently in Project Lit. This is my first year doing Hy News. I joined Hy News because I love writing, and I liked the idea of doing something with other peop...

Jed Coats

Sports Editor

My name is Jed Coats. I am a senior and I've been on staff for two years. I joined Hy News because I wanted to do some other extra curricular other than baseball, and I wanted to expand my writing skills. ...

Caroline Geib

Sports Reporter

Hi my name is Caroline Geib. I am a junior and I'm on varsity football cheer, student council, speech and acting, and students on the go. This is my first year on staff and I joined because it helps inform others about what is...

Isa Karathanos

Editorial Editor

My name is Isa Karathanos, I am a senior, and I´ve been on staff for two years. I am speech and acting, little theater, Thespians, key club, and National English Honor society. I joined Hy News because I read and listen to th...

Abby Blakey

Featured Editor

My name is Abby, I'm a senior, and I've been on staff for two years. I am in little theater, Thespian Troop 365, and LifeSavers. I joined because I had always been interested in writing for the school paper but I was too scared...

Sadie Kruchten

Features Reporter

Hi, my name is Sadie, I'm a junior, and this is my first year on staff. I am in French club, marching band, and science olympiad. I joined Hy News so I could be more involved in the student body. I wanted to be able to interact...

Mason Hagarty

Features Reporter

My name is Mason Hagarty, I'm a sophomore, and this is my first year on staff. I am in, Little Theater, Harambee, Key Club, Lifesavers, and Spectrum. I joined Hy News because my family has a history of journalism in it. My gran...

Maggie Dzhaparova

Features Reporter

My name is Maggie Dzhaparova and I am a senior. I am in Key club, Harambee, Girls learn international and Model UN. I am exchange student and haven't done any news in here, US and in English . However, I have been on a newspa...

Emma Koontz

Social Media Staff

Hi, my name is Emma Koontz, I am and senior, and this is my third year on staff. I am in student council, little theatre, Thespian Troupe 369, National Honors Society, French Club, French Honors Society, National English Honors...

Luke Schauster

Social Media Staff

My name is Luke Schauster, I am a senior, and this is my second year on staff. I am in maroon majic, little theater, thespians, National Honors Society, German National Honors Society, B.A.S.I.C., bass choir, concert choir, symphonic...

Zoe Wallis

Art Staff

My name is Zoe Wallis, I am in the 9th grade and this first year in Hy News. I am currently in theater and astronomy club. I joined I enjoy writing, photography, and art, and the newspaper has all of that!

Solin Douglas-Hill

Photography Staff

Hi, I'm Solin, I'm a senior and this is my second year on staff. I am in the National English Honors Society and yearbook. I joined Hy News because I wanted to help out with photography since I was already a photographer in y...

Anna Baldus

Photography Staff

My name is Anna Baldus, I am a senior, and this is my second year on staff. I am in the National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Yearbook, Marching Band Little Theater, Thespian, ...

Brianna Kress

Photography Staff and Entertainment Reporter

My name is Brianna, I'm a junior, and this is my first year on staff. I’ve always wanted to join since freshman year because I enjoy capturing current events, whether it’s through writing or photography.

Alyssa Houseman

Features Reporter and Photography Staff

My name is Alyssa Houseman and I am a junior. Other than Hy News, i’m in yearbook, book club, history alive, and I'm the vice president of key club. I've been in Hy News for two years. I joined Hy News because I enjoy writing...

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