The Highlander Online

2020-2021 Staff

Cecilia Wenzler
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Cecilia Wenzler

Cecilia Wenzler, a sophomore at Homestead High School, is an aspiring writer and athlete. She plays up for volleyball as an outside hitter. When not in school, Cecilia spends her time writing and journaling to strengthen her skills...

Ester Dinets
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Ester Dinets

Ester Dinets, currently a freshman at Homestead High School, has always loved writing from a young age. She is always looking for the inside scoop. Thanks to this program, she is able to share her writing with others, and tell...

Alex Wypiszynski
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Alex Wypiszynski

Alex Wypiszynski is a sophomore at Homestead high school. He has had a passion for photography for a few years now and has taken photos in some of America’s national and state parks. In his free time, he practices and fights...

Lutece Wasko
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Lutece Wasko

Lutece Wasko is a sophomore at Homestead High School, In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with family or creating and editing videos. She also enjoys reading, and playing viola in the Homestead...

Blair Martin
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Blair Martin

Blair Martin is currently a junior at Homestead High School. She’s beyond psyched about continuing her work in the pubs lab and using the lessons she learns for years to come as she pursues a career in journalism! Outside of...

Jyniah Williams
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Jyniah Williams

Jyniah Williams is a senior at Homestead High School. She is a hard working and dedicated student. For her senior year she is trying to explore different possible career fields before choosing a college. One of her many exploring...

Zoe Mueller
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Zoe Mueller

Zoe Mueller, a sophomore at Homestead High School, is a devoted student-athlete. Zoe is currently on Homestead’s varsity basketball team for her second year and is a member of a student athlete advisory council for her AAU basketball...

Madeline Klemmer
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Madeline Klemmer

Madeline Klemmer, a sophomore at Homestead High School, is someone who enjoys reading. When she is not in school, you can most often find her curled up with a good book at home or at the library searching for a new book to read....

Maura Whitaker
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Maura Whitaker

Maura Whitaker is a sophomore at Homestead High School. She loves math, science, and writing, and is a GEMS board member. She also partakes in She’s the First and Relay for Life. On the athletic side of things, Maura is on the...

Breanna Ruppel
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Breanna Ruppel

Breanna Ruppel, a sophomore at Homestead High School, is a dedicated student. She is delighted by the chance to advance her writing skill; planning to, throughout the next three years, utilize the courses and opportunities Homestead...

Grace Bourbonais
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Grace Bourbonais

Grace Bourbonais is a junior at Homestead High School. She is involved in Homestead’s girls swim and dive team, as well as Homestead’s girls softball team. When she is not busy with sports, Grace enjoys babysitting and helping...

Sofia Grbic
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Sofia Grbic

Sofia Grbic is currently a sophomore at Homestead high school. She has always had passions for creativity, learning, and adventure. She immensely enjoys playing volleyball, listening to music, making art, or spending time with...

Lauren Van Vooren
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Lauren Van Vooren

Lauren VanVooren, a sophomore at Homestead High School is committed to academic and athletic pursuits. She enjoys participating in Homestead’s girls swim and dive team, as well as gymnastics. When not in school or sports, Lauren...

Sophia Zenefski
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Sophia Zenefski

Sophia Zenefski, a sophomore, is dedicated to getting good grades and learning as much as she can in school. Out of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She also loves to spend time with her dog and be outside...

Kali Longworth
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Kali Longworth

Kali Longworth is a freshman at Homestead. When she is not at school, she is most likely reading, writing or playing with her dogs. Kali dreams of having a college degree relating to something with writing, so she is filling her...

Zaniel Lemon
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Zaniel Lemon

Zaniel is a freshman at Homestead High School. In general, Zaniel has been known for his creativity; he spends a lot of his time drawing. If he’s not drawing, then he’s likely writing a story of some kind. He actually published...

Olivia Cagle
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Olivia Cagle

Olivia Cagle is a junior at Homestead. She is dedicated to her board positions in clubs such as GEMS, Film club, She’s the First, and WE club, and she loves being a member of the Student Council. When she isn’t at school,...

Olivia Van Laanen
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Olivia Van Laanen

Olivia Van Laanen is currently a senior at Homestead High School. She will be attending Creighton University this coming year to pursue her career in psychology. Olivia is often seen working hard and having fun with her best friends...

Reilly West
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Reilly West

Reilly West is currently a junior at Homestead High School. She is shows her athletics skills through competitive Irish dance and high school soccer. Reilly is on the board for GEMS club and is dedicated to She’s The First and...

Katie O’Hagan
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Katie O’Hagan

Katie is a Junior at Homestead High School. She plays for Homestead’s lacrosse team. Through Homestead, she is involved in GEMS, SALT, and on the board of She's The First. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with friends...

Francesca De Martino
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Francesca De Martino

Francesca De Martino is a senior at Homestead High School. Francesca is often seen spending a lot of time at school and spending time with her friends on the weekends. Francesca loves playing soccer for Homestead High School in...

Katie Price
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Katie Price

Katie Price, a Homestead High School senior, is excited to begin her third year in Publications. She is also a captain of the soccer team, and is a member of Relay for Life and Link Crew. Katie plays soccer for Bavarian Socce...

Rachel Starsky
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Rachel Starsky

Rachel Starsky is a junior at Homestead High School. In room 405, she is often found designing yearbook or writing sports articles. In her free time, she enjoys dancing on the Homestead varsity dance team, playing soccer, and...

Nora Raasch
Editor in training

Nora Raasch

Nora Raasch is a junior at Homestead High School. She has always had a passion for writing and graphic design and is looking to pursue a career in Psychology. Aside from Highlander Publications, Nora is involved in Homestead's...

Alexandra Grosso
Assistant Editor

Alexandra Grosso

Alexandra Grosso is a junior at Homestead who was been writing for the Highlander Online for the past three years. She is best known for her articles on women's rights and history. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with...

Annie Brown
Assistant Editor

Annie Brown

Annie Brown is a junior at Homestead High School. She is passionate about education, maternal health, and cancer research, which is why she serves as president of She's the First and Relay for Life, among other clubs. In her free ...

Hannah Kennedy
Editor in Chief

Hannah Kennedy

Hannah Kennedy is a senior at Homestead and serves as editor in chief of Highlander Publications. She is going to study journalism in college at the University of Maryland in the fall and pursue journalism as a career. When no...

Ainsley Feigles
PR & Web Manager

Ainsley Feigles

Ainsley Feigles is a senior at Homestead High School. She has always had a passion for writing and is enjoying spending her second year with Highlander Publications. She has been involved in numerous clubs during her time at Homestead....

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