The Highlander Online

2017-2018 Staff

Caroline Downey

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Caroline Downey is a freshman, and this is her first year on the Homestead Publications staff.  She is involved in several different activities, such as cross country, Latin Club, Slopes for Hope, and Reading Buddies.  When she...

Thomas Hadcock

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Thomas Hadcock is a current sophomore at Homestead High School. He runs cross country in the fall and rows at the Milwaukee Rowing Club the rest of the year. Thomas participates in Model UN and Best Buddies after school. On t...

Jasmine Medley

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Jasmine Medley is a sophomore at homestead High School this is her first year in the district and in the highlander publications staff. She is very social and loves interaction with different people and she loves Drake!...

Allison Yang

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Allison Yang is a sophomore at Homestead High School, and this is her first year on staff for Highlander Publications.  When she’s not worrying about her grades, you can find Allison skiing and playing volleyball.  Allison i...

Megan Carley

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Megan Carley is a sophomore at Homestead High School, and this is her first year on the Highlander Publications staff.  Outside of school, you can find her running cross country and track or spending time with friends or family.  ...

Jaeli Rivera

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Jaeli is a sophomore here at Homestead. This is her first year at this school. Jaeli is a member of the anime club founded by her sister Alyssa Rivera. Jaeli likes to write stories and publish them online, she also draws, sing, a...

Christina Zingale

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Christina Zingale is a Sophomore at Homestead and is excited for her first year of publications. She spends most of her time dancing for both her school and studio. She also plays soccer in the spring and is apart of many dif...

Hannah Halaska

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Hannah Halaska is a sophomore who spends most of her time participating in Cross Country and the Highlander Forensics team. If you can't find her outside on the track or Mrs. Cicero’s room, it's probably because she's at a cof...

Katie Shirley

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Katie Shirley is a sophomore in her first year of publications at Homestead High School. Outside of school, she participates in cross country in the fall and lacrosse in the spring. She also enjoys being a part of Best Buddies, h...

Ally Chung

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Ally Chung is a Sophomore at Homestead High School and is super excited to begin her first year of Publications. Outside of school she can be found participating for the Homestead Dance Team, her dance studio, or various other ...

Anna Greisch

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Anna Greisch is a Sophomore at Homestead High School and is excited to be enrolled in her first year of Publications. Outside of school, she enjoys being apart of the HHS Dance Team, her dance studio, HHS soccer, and clubs such as C...

Jessie Lappin

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Jessie Lappin is a sophomore at Homestead.  Aside from publications Jessie is involved in Champions, Kids 4 Kids, Soccer, and Girl's Cross Country.  Jessie loves to hang out with her friends and spend time with her family.  S...

Declan Ciurlik

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Declan Ciurlik is a sophomore at Homestead, and this is his first year in publications. During the school day you can see him roaming the halls with friends and procrastination about upcoming test, quizzes, and projects. When he ...

Cate Myer

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Cate is a junior and currently enrolled in Intro to Publications. She is elated to be part of this wonderful staff! Outside of school, her closest friends are very important to her, so she spends most of her time with them. If ...

Ayelia Moore

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Ayelia is a freshman at homestead. She likes to draw, act, sing, and dance. She is very introverted but once you get to know her more she is very outgoing in her gestures and ideas. If she isn’t in her room drawing she also sp...

Lexi Buzzell

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Lexi Buzzell is a freshman at Homestead High School. She is excited to be in her first class of publications this year. Outside of school, she enjoys playing basketball, volleyball and hanging out with friends. Lexi hopes to go ...

Danny Klein

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A senior at Homestead High School and looking to pursue journalism in college (wherever that may be), Danny Klein is excited to finally enroll in the journalism classes. As an actor, a writer, a gamer, a dancer, a volunteer, m...

Kate Wade

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Kate Wade is a freshman at Homestead High School, and this is her first trimester with Highlander Publications. Kate is very excited to learn about each aspect of journalism and is ready to start her journey on the publications...

Lindsey Brown

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Lindsey is a freshman at Homestead high school, intrigued to see where high school will take her.. When she’s not at school, you can find her playing volleyball at the gym, hanging out with friends, making art, binge watching show...

Hannah Kennedy

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Hannah Kennedy is a freshman at Homestead this year. She enrolled in publications class to pursue her dream of being a journalist. When not in school, Hannah can be found on the basketball court, watching Netflix or hanging out...

Lauren Curtis

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Lauren Curtis, a sophomore at Homestead High School, who is enrolled in nonfiction writing and visual storytelling class. While Lauren isn’t at school, she plays hockey for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals and loves hanging out with her ...

Karly Konik

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Karly Konik is a sophomore at Homestead High School.  She is extremely excited to learn more about journalism and writing in intro to publications.   When Karly gets out of school you can find her performing with the Homeste...

Ally Wang

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Ally Wang is a Sophomore at Homestead High School, she is currently enrolled in the nonfiction writing and visual storytelling class. While Ally isn’t at school, she is a part of the Homestead Varsity Dance Team, and also en...

Grace Magee

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Grace Magee, a Homestead High School senior, is excited to further her love for writing in this course. When she isn't in school, Grace enjoys being active, reading a good book or being with her friends and family. She is extr...

India Wilkerson

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Hi I am India Wilkerson a current junior here at Homestead High school. I love to be social and always stay busy. I am apart of the gymnastics team and compete all-round.

Sarah Blaubach

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Sarah Blaubach is a junior at Homestead High School and this is her second year writing for Highlander Publications. She is delighted to be a part of the class and hopes to learn many new things to help her skills grow as a writer....

Giovanna Fallucca

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This is Giovanna’s second year writing for Highlander Publications as a sophomore. At school, she has been involved in Kids4Kids, the Slopes for Hopes ski club and played on the JV Tennis team. She is always trying new things...

Sasha Shapsis

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Sasha Shapsis is a sophomore at Homestead, and this is her first year on Advanced Publications. In room 405, she’s busy indexing yearbook, taking photos, and writing articles about what’s happening in school. She’s excited to b...

Molly Plamann

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Molly is a junior and this is her third year in Advanced Publications.  Most school days, you can find her in room 405 doing anything from designing a yearbook spread to eating a bagel.  When she isn't taking pictures or writing...

Meg Niedfeldt

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Meg Niedfeldt is currently a senior and this is her second year on the advanced staff. Meg dances 15-20 hours a week at a studio 40 minutes away and doesn't know how she is able to keep up with school! You'd most likely find her...

Frances Mackinnon

Assistant Editor

Frances Mackinnon is a junior and this is her third year on staff. She is so excited to be apart of this amazing team, and is pumped for whats in store this year. When she's not in room 405 she enjoys organizing books by color,...

Trinidy Pate

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Trinidy Pate is a Senior at Homestead High School and is attending Winona State University to play Women's Golf. She enjoys playing different types of sports but mostly golf. She has a very productive life, but her grades come first...

Thais Marques

Assistant Editor

Thais Marques, a junior, has had an unique life as an immigrant from Brazil. She has lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for nine years until her parents received a life-changing opportunity to move to Florida. Like most other nine-year-olds,...

Erin Carley

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Erin Carley is a senior who spends most of her time outside of Highlander Publications participating in cross country and track, among other activities. If you can't find her out and about, it's probably because she's sitting ...

Sasha Milbeck

Editor-in-Chief

Sasha Milbeck is the senior Editor-in-Chief of Highlander Publications. Sasha is a self-diagnosed fontaholic and could spend all day in Room 405 if she could. Last summer, Sasha represented the state of Wisconsin at the Al Ne...

Caitlin Geurts

Reporter

Caitlin Geurts is a senior and this is her fourth year on staff. She is beyond thrilled to be diving into many different aspects of journalism this year. You can typically find Caitlin in the art wing during school, or irish...

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