2019-2020 Staff

Kendall Westgate

Editor-in-Chief

Hi everyone, my name is Kendall Westgate. I am a 16 year old junior. This is my second year on staff as the Editor-in-Chief. This year, I am looking forward to growing the journalism and newspaper program and teach more people l...

Makenna Sloat

Business Manager

My name is Makenna Sloat. I am a senior and this will be my third year on the Eisenhower newspaper staff. This is my second year as the business manager and I hope for another good year. I aspire to be the newspaper editor befo...

Katina Sutarov

Social Media Manager

Hi, my name is Katina Sutarov. I am 16 years old and a junior this year. This is my second year on the Newspaper staff and I am the social media manager for Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram. I have previously won two awards at MI...

Abigail J. Trudelle

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Abigail Trudelle and I am in 10th grade. I am 14 years old. I really enjoy writing, although I’ve never taken a journalism class. Some of my hobbies include baking and reading. My favorite genres of books are...

Lauren Devereux

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Lauren Devereux. I am in 10th grade and 16 years old. This is my first year doing journalism. Some of my interests are photography and art. A hobby of mine is swimming, so I joined the swim team. I’ve had a d...

Lucie Lee

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Lucie Lee. I’m in 11th grade and I’m 16 years old. This is my first year on the publications staff. My hobbies include weight lifting, boxing, kickboxing and jiu jitsu. I’m very invested in K-pop groups s...

Kiley Baumgartner

Staff Writer

Hi! I’m Kiley Baumgartner and I am a sophomore, so I am 15 years old. I am a staff writer in sixth hour journalism, which is fun. I am in Student Council and I love to cook. I don’t have any awards here at Eisenhower yet, ...

Bobby Hilliard

Staff Writer

Yo, my name is Bobby Hilliard. I am a sophomore and new to the Journalism staff. I play football and run track for Ike. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games, watching movies and working out. I have ...

Ethan Gastmeier

Staff Writer

My name is Ethan Gastmeier. I’m 15 years old. I am in the 6th hour journalism class. I like to play video games and spend most of my free time doing so. I have no major awards or achievements. I like reading and immersing my...

Alyse Gastmeier

Staff Writer

Hi, my name’s Alyse Gastmeier, but I like to be called Al. I’m a senior and this is my first year on the Journalism staff. I spend most of my time playing video games (specifically RPGs or rhythm games) or attempting to write o...

Kacey Dunkel

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Kacey and I’m a 10th grader. This is my first year in Journalism and I am a staff writer for the team. My hobbies are drawing and I like to play volleyball, but I don’t play for a team. I don’t really ha...

Amber Slagle

Staff Writer

My name is Amber and I am 15 years old. I have no experience with journalism but enjoy many aspects of it. I love to read, run and play pretty much any sport. I like photography and poetry as well. The only awards I ever got was ...

Meri Gjelaj

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Meri. I’m 17 and a senior. This is my first year taking journalism; I’m a staff writer. I like soccer and painting. I have 2 corgis. I love writing and reading. I’m Albanian, so I can speak, read and write ...

Connor Kline

Staff Writer

My name is Connor Kline. I am a senior and I am seventeen years old. Experience I have in the media field is I have done 2 years of film making, 2 years of photography and this is my first year of journalism. My hobbies and i...

Levi Sullivan

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Levi Sullivan. I’m a sophomore at the age of 15. This is my first year in journalism and I am very excited to write about a bunch of different subjects. I play travel soccer as the main goal keeper for the te...

Jon Kotas

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Jon. I’m a sophomore and 15 years old. This is my first year as a staff writer, and I’m excited about it. I find joy in lacrosse, fitness and hanging out with friends. My favorite season is summer, its so fun to...

Christina Elezovic

Staff Writer

I’m Christina Elezovic and I’m in 10th grade. This is my first year on staff. I love to read and write as well as dabble in art. I currently have two novels I’m in the process of writing and I love to binge watch shows suc...

Sophia Clay

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Sophia Clay; I’m 17 years old and in 12th grade. This is my first year doing journalism but have lots of experience with writing. I love painting and creating art in my free time. I have won a few ribbons in dis...

Kira Stacey

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Kira Stacey. I'm 14 and I'm a sophomore. I play softball and I love playing with my friends and going to a bunch of different places every weekend for tournaments. When I have some free time, I usually hangout wi...

Peter Gojcaj

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Peter Gojcaj. I’m 17 years old and a senior. I am new to the staff team and I wish to write opinion pieces for the publication. I have one cat. I enjoy swimming on the swim team where I specialize with swimmin...

Juliana Crews

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Juliana Crews. I am a 16 year old junior. This is my first year in Journalism and everyone should take this class because it is a great class. I am taking Journalism because I enjoy writing. I am on the swim team....

Alex Claeys

Staff Writer

My name is Alex. I’m a senior and 17 years old. I have two cats and one dog. I wanted to expand my knowledge of design, which led me to this class. After high school, I plan to major in graphic design at Oakland University. I...

Brandon Berishaj

Staff Writer

What’s up! My name is Brandon Berishaj. I’m 15 years old and a sophomore. This is my first year as a staff writer and my first year taking Journalism, as well; I took this class because I always liked writing and talking about...

Justice Seay

Staff Writer

Hey! My name is Justice Seay and I’m a 16 year old junior. This is my first year as a staff writer for newspaper, however, I’ve always had a passion for writing and photography. That passion inspired me to look into taking...

Ana Julia Breves

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Ana Julia Breves. I was born in Florida, but I’m Brazilian. I’m 15 and a sophomore this year. I joined Journalism this year to try something different and learn new skills. I’m a Staff-Writer this year. I love ...

Ashley Reiff

Staff Writer

Hey, I’m Ashley Reiff. I am 14 years old and I'm a sophomore. My birthday is September 14th. I have no prior experience in journalism since this is my first year taking the class. I took this class because I enjoy writing a...

Morgan Pankiewicz

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Morgan Pankiewicz and I am currently a junior. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and cousins. I also do gymnastics with my sister. I babysit often and have so much fun with the kids! I love hangi...

Sophia Considine

Staff Writer

Hey! My name is Sophia Considine. I am 16 years old and a junior in high school. I’m a Staff Writer for the school’s newspaper; and I love writing and meeting new people. My dog Tiffy is a little Cavachon who is 13 years old; I...

Elece Vandergeld

Staff Writer

My name is Elece Vandergeld. I'm 16, a senior, and love sports. I love to sing and dance in the middle of the hallway. I enjoy piano competitions, cross country, and track and field. I'm energetic, fun, and surprising. My dad...

Maggie Howell

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Maggie Howell; I’m 16 years old and a junior. I was born in Fort Benning, Georgia. My dad is in the army, so as a kid, I moved around a lot. I have lived in Missouri, Maryland, Georgia and Wiesbaden, Germany ...

Dena Trendov

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Dena Trendov. I’m 15 and a sophomore this year. My parents are immigrants from Macedonia, so I’m bilingual. I’m a staff writer and this is my first year in journalism. I’ve also taken a photography class ...

Aurora Strachan

Staff Writer

Hello, my name’s Aurora! I’m in 10th grade and it is my first year in journalism. I’m 15 and I’ve lived in Shelby all of my life. I have two cats who I love dearly and one dog; I used to have rats as well and I loved them...

Samantha L. Quartuccio

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Samantha Quartuccio. I'm a staff writing member for my class. I'm a sophomore and 15 years old. This is my first year of journalism and I took this class because I really like the idea of writing and for everyon...

Danielle M Carlisi

Staff Writers

  I am Danielle Carlisi and I am in tenth grade. I am 14 years old and have a dog, Max, who is extremely friendly towards humans and is 10 years old. I absolutely love spinning flags and rifles on Colorguard, despite t...

Julia Petterle

Website Manager

Hi guys! My name is Julia Petterle! I’m 16 and I am a junior. I was born in South Korea and was adopted when I was 5 months old. This is my first year as a Newspaper staff member as well as the Website Manager. I attend The ...

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