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Behind the Scenes in School Publications, Meet the People Who

Tell the Positive Stories of SCHS

by Molly Kordonowy and Jessica Knight

School Publications Staff Writers

Posted September 27, 2016


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: A hard-working, incredibly gorgeous, amazing friend who deserves the best in life.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I like writing and archery.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: My grades are really important to me. I’m pushed forward by the crippling fear of failing.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Getting to write.







Justis Powell

Grade: 11


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Beautiful, kind, intelligent, and sweet.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I love spending time with my nieces and nephews, and working with KWAM (Kids With A Mission).

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I get my motivation from my family and friends.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Being able to get close to my fellow writers, because we’re like a family.





Hanna Willis

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Funny, smart, hard-working, and good with children.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I like to paint and draw. I’m also a part of Book Club, Key Club, Art Club, the Bowling Team and I’m a Link Leader.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I want to graduate.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Seeing Mrs .Bell and getting to know new people.





Desirae Turner

Grade: 11


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Funny, smart, thoughtful, artistic and dedicated.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I love reading, making music and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: My fear of failing at life.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: The warm atmosphere of our class.









Molly Kordonowy

Grade: 10


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Intelligent, funny, creative, understanding and silly.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I enjoy reading, writing, singing and playing in band.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I want to succeed and be prepared for the rest of my life.  

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Being in a class with other people who like to write





Jessica Knight

Grade: 10


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Loud, opinionated, ambitious and independent.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I like archery, choir, softball, reading, going new places and photography.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I want to succeed and be better than I was yesterday.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: I like writing articles, blog posts and getting my ideas out there.







Kate Feddersen

Grade: 12



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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Supportive, special, sweet, kindhearted, vintagem and unique.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I love writing romance novels and reading. I play the bass clarinet in band and sing in choir. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and seeing my lovely boyfriend.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I get my motivation to do things that I love from my family, my boyfriend and my role models.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Being able to write and spending time with my friends.


Nissa Krier

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Kind, intelligent, fun-loving, gentle, silly and independent.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: Photography Club, writing and I like nature.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: The fear of failure.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Getting to do photography.









Jacklyn Reitz

Grade: 11


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Laid-back and friendly.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I like to color and read.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I get my motivation from my friends and family.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: The members and being involved with the group.









Sydney Porter

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Fun, energetic, sassy and loving.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: I love photography, writing, playing with my dog and spending time with my little brother.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I get my motivation from the people that I know that look up to me. I want to show them all the things that I can do.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Photography, I like getting all the action shots.






Gabrielle Caminiti

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Sarcastic, loud, critical, and funny.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: Shopping, sleeping, listening to music, driving, and hanging out with my friends and cats.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I don’t want Mrs. Bell to give me “that look.”  

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: My favorite part of school pub is getting collaborative with all different types of people, and getting to work together in a way that feels more like a work place than a class.





Rileigh Cassimatis

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: I’m a hoot and a half.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: Reading, internetting, phoning, cooking and hanging out with my friends.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I just want to succeed and do well at life.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: I like to see everyone’s talents flourish.









Charlie Penrod

Grade: 12


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Intelligent, thoughtful, loyal and soft-hearted.

Q: What activities do you enjoy?

A: Reading, writing, archery, sleeping and eating.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: My friends, family, teachers and myself.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: Taking pictures and hanging out with my friends.









Samantha Kirk

Grade: 11


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Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: Outgoing, loud and sassy.

Q: What activities do you enjoy you?

A: Reading and listening to music.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I want to be successful in life.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: My favorite part of school publications is the people in it.










Abby Hogan

Grade: 11



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Q: How would your students describe you?

A: Funny, kind and empathetic.

Q: What activities do you enjoy you?

A: I love cooking, scrapbooking, stamping and reading.

Q: Where do you get your motivation from?

A: I get my motivation from my students. They’re the reason I get up in the morning, and they’re what make the harder parts of teaching worth it.

Q: What is your favorite part of school publications?

A: The relationship I get to build with my staff and watching my students grow as journalists.





Kara Bell

Classes: School Publications,

English 1, Honors English 1,

and Honors English 2.


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