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2020-2021 Staff

Emily Mertz

News Editor

Hey, I’m Emily Mertz! I’m a junior and I am entering this year with only a semester of experience on The Journal. I was a Features Reporter last year and I’m incredibly excited to be the News Editor t...

Kelsey Jones

Photos Editor

Hey! So, by you clicking on my name, I guess you want to know a little about me. My name is Kelsey Jones, and I’m a senior at SHS. I am a photographer and the Photos Editor for The Journal. This is my thi...

Thian Awi

Foreign Language Editor

Hi! My name is Thian Awi, and I am a senior this year. This is my second year of being on The Journal, and I am the Foreign Language Editor. I am originally from Myanmar, and this year marks a decade of...

Taylor Hill

Opinion Editor

Hi! My name is Taylor Hill, and I am the Opinion Editor this year. I am a junior, and this is my second year as a part of the amazing Journal staff. I joined the second semester of my sophomore year a...

Sophia McKinney

Features Editor

Hi! It’s me, Sophia McKinney! Last year was crazy, but in the best way possible. I learned so much and gained some of the most awesome friends. I’m ready to dive into this ever-changing school year ...

Eli Beck

Sports Editor

Hey! I’m Eli Beck. This year I am a junior and the Sports Editor for The Journal. This will be my second year on The Journal, but my first year as an editor. I am thrilled about everything I will learn d...

Megan Rogers

Reporter

Hello! My name is Megan Rogers and I am a sophomore. This is my first year as a staff member of the Journal! I am a Foreign Language reporter for The Journal. I love reading and doing math, listening to mu...

December Tling

Reporter

Hallo alle! My name is December Tling and I am a sophomore at SHS. Yes, I was born in December. I am a first time Features Reporter on The Journal. I like to watch shows in my free time, like the “Um...

Paige Denny

Reporter

Hey! My name is Paige Denny. I’m a sophomore at SHS. I am an Entertainment Reporter for The Journal. A fun fact about me is that I play softball, and my favorite position to play is catcher and third ba...

Grace Elder

Reporter

Hello! I am Grace Elder and you probably clicked on this to learn a little bit about me. I am a sophomore and a Features Reporter with The Journal. I am definitely excited about this school year and w...

Jemimah Ram

Reporter

Hi, my name is Jemimah Ram! This is my first year on The Journal and I am a News Reporter. I am super excited to be on The Journal this year. I may have just transferred schools leaving some of my best...

Owen Hodges

Reporter

Hi! I'm Owen Hodges, and I’m a News Reporter for The Journal. I’m a sophomore this year, and this is my first year on The Journal. Last year I took journalism and about two weeks in, my new goal was t...

Emma Main

Reporter

Hey, everybody! My name is Emma Main, and I am a senior this year. I became a photographer for The Journal after I was roped into taking pictures at sporting events last year and now I’m hooked! I am...

Bridget Cagle

Reporter

Hi! I’m Bridget Cagle, and I am an Entertainment Reporter for The Journal. I am a junior, and this is my second year on The Journal. I was in journalism during my freshman year, and I joined The Journal ...

Nathan Smith

Reporter

Hello! I am Nathan Smith, and I am a junior at SHS. This will be my second year as a Sports Reporter for The Journal, and it will also be my second year of being in journalism in general. While being a part ...

Mike Klopfenstein

Adviser

Hi, my name is Mr. Klopfenstein, and I’ll be your adviser this year. Despite my dashing, youthful appearance, I’m currently enjoying my 25th year of teaching, the last 17 of which have been at SHS. I...

Kayla Brown

Staff Artist

Hi! I’m Kayla Brown. I’m a junior this year and the Staff Artist for The Journal. I do most of my work digitally, and I have been drawing since I was in second or third grade. Here are some basic fact...

Elizabeth Valadez

Editor-In-Chief

Hey, y’all. It’s Elizabeth Valadez, and this year I’m back for my third and final year as The Journal’s Editor-In-Chief. I also play the clarinet, I´m a teen fact-checker for MediaWise, and I’m a memb...

Brianna Henry

Design Managing Editor

Hi! I’m Brianna Henry, and this year I am so excited to say that I am Design Managing Editor this year on The Journal. This is my senior year at SHS, and I am beyond excited to have the most fun developing...

Emma Herwehe

Content Managing Editor

Hi! My name is Emma Herwehe, and I am a senior at SHS. This is my third year on staff with The Journal. I am the Content Managing Editor this year. I am so excited for my final year on The Journal! Some...

Shelby Denny

Social Media Manager

Hey guys, it’s Shelby Denny. I’m a senior and the Social Media Manager for The Journal. It’s hard to believe that three years ago was the first time I set foot in Room 400. What started out as a...

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