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2021-2022 Staff

Emily Mertz
Online Managing Editor

Emily Mertz

Hi! I’m Emily Mertz and I am a senior this year. It’s hard to believe this is my third year on staff. Time has gone by so fast! I started as a Features Reporter and then last year I was the News E...

Megan Rogers
News Editor

Megan Rogers

Hey everyone! My name is Megan and I am the News Editor for The Journal this year. Last year, I was a foreign language writer and a news writer. I enjoyed my time on staff last year, and I am very excite...

Grace Elder
Photos Editor

Grace Elder

Hello, my name is Grace Elder and I'm a Junior at SHS. This year I will be the Photos Editor for The Journal, and I couldn’t be more excited! You’re probably wanting to know a little more about me,...

Taylor Hill
Opinion Editor

Taylor Hill

Hello there! I am Taylor and I am a senior. I am a second year Opinion Editor for The Journal this year. When I am not at school or working on producing Journal work I am most likely watching Netflix or...

Tanny Khun
Social Media Editor

Tanny Khun

Hey guys, welcome back to my channel! Well not really, but welcome to my last bio for The Journal. Hi, I’m Tanny Khun and this year I will be taking on the role of Social Media Editor. here at school. I...

Owen Hodges
Features Editor

Owen Hodges

Hey everyone! I’m Owen, back for my second year on staff as Features Editor. Last year I was a News Reporter and now I’m very excited about being an editor, especially of the Features Section. I’m ...

Bridget Cagle
Entertainment Editor

Bridget Cagle

Hello! My name is Bridget and I am a senior at SHS. I am also the entertainment editor for the 2021-2022 school year. Since this is my first time being an editor, I am nervous and excited. However, I take co...

Nathan Smith
Sports Editor

Nathan Smith

Hello! My name is Nathan Smith and I am now a senior at SHS. This is now my third year being on the wonderful staff of The Journal. However, this will be my very first year as a Sports Editor after being ...

Rin Diki
Reporter

Rin Diki

Hello! My name is Rin Diki and I’m a sophomore at SHS. This is my first year as a Culture Reporter for The Journal. Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, I will not be an official member of Th...

Natalie Walker
Reporter

Natalie Walker

Hi! Hey! Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am a sophomore this year! I am an artist for The Journal and this is my first year with any journalism experience. I moved schools last year and with Covid/the aw...

Zing Par
Reporter

Zing Par

Hi! Hi! Hi! My name is Zing Par and I am a writer for the Entertainment Section of The Journal. I am currently a sophomore at SHS and this is my first year being on The Journal. I love playing tennis,...

Gretchen Turner
Reporter

Gretchen Turner

Hi! My name is Gretchen Turner. I am a sophomore and I’m a news writer for The Journal. This is my first year on staff. Last year I took Intro to Journalism and I was instantly hooked. I knew The Jo...

Paige Denny
Reporter

Paige Denny

Hey everybody! My name is Paige and this year I am a junior. For The Journal this year, I am going to be a news writer. This is a new spot for me, so I'm super excited to see how this year goes for me. ...

Grace Wilson
Reporter

Grace Wilson

Hey! My name is Grace Wilson. I am a sophomore here at SHS and a first year entertainment reporter. Outside of The Journal, I am a Senior Girl Scout and a part of the Spell Bowl team. I also love to spend...

Lucy Hiller
Reporter

Lucy Hiller

Hi! I’m Lucy Hiller and I’m a sophomore this year. This is my first year on The Journal and I’m a features writer. I’m super excited for this opportunity to explore something so new! I tend to be ...

Josiah Veen
Reporter

Josiah Veen

Hi, I am Josiah Veen. I am a sophomore and a sports writer for The Journal. I am excited for my first year on The Journal, though this is my second year being involved in journalism. I am looking forwar...

Ayslin Bowman
Reporter

Ayslin Bowman

Hi, I’m Ayslin Bowman and I’m a sophomore here at SHS. In 8th grade, when I was told I had the opportunity to take Journalism my freshman year, it was an automatic yes. The class made me want to join ...

Zach Chambers
Reporter

Zach Chambers

Hello! My name is Zach Chambers and I’m a junior here at SHS. This is my second year on The Journal and I’m a Sports Reporter again this year. I like to watch all football and college basketball. I like ...

Sarah Bennett
Reporter

Sarah Bennett

Selam öğrenciler, my name is Sarah Bennett and I am a junior here at SHS. This is my first year working as a Culture Reporter for The Journal and I am very elated. I enjoy running cross country and track...

James Ceu
Reporter

James Ceu

Hi, my name’s James Ceu and I am a sophomore at SHS. I am going to be one of the News Reporters for The Journal this school year! In my free time I enjoy sleeping, watching shows and eating my favorite fo...

Ryder Harris
Reporter

Ryder Harris

Hi! My name is Ryder Harris. I'm a sophomore and a photographer for The Journal. I can't wait to see how this year unfolds. I play the snare drum for the Southport Marching Cards. When I'm not working or ...

Kevin Rogers
Business Manager

Kevin Rogers

Hello everybody! My name is Kevin Rogers and I am a sophomore. I am the business manager and also a part time writer for The Journal this year. It is my first year on staff, but I am very excited to be abl...

December Tling
Culture Editor

December Tling

Hallo Alle! My name is December Tling and I will be the Culture Editor this year. This is my second year on The Journal,  and I’m heading into my junior year. It’s quite a new change. Regardless,...

Sophia McKinney
Editor-In-Chief

Sophia McKinney

Hello! Wow, I can’t believe this is my third time writing my staff bio. From an awkward freshman with a cat backpack to a vibrant senior, time has flown by. Looking back I had no idea that the podium i...

Eli Beck
Content Managing Editor

Eli Beck

Hey! My name is Eli Beck and this year I will be the Content Managing Editor for The Journal. This will be my third year on The Journal. I spent my first year as a Sports Reporter, and my second year as...

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