The Highlander Online

2018-2019 Staff

Thais Marques

Assistant Editor

Thais Marques, a senior, 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,...

Drew Bosley

Staffer

I am a Senior staff member at Homestead High School. Outside of school, I enjoy running, hiking, camping, hanging out with friends and writing. This is my first year in the Publications program. Next year, I will be attending...

Ariel Leykin

Staffer

Ariel Leykin is a junior at Homestead High School. When she’s not frantically worrying about her grades, you can catch her rowing on the Milwaukee River with the Milwaukee Rowing Club and flipping for the Homestead gymnastics te...

Mary Bridget Jones

Staffer

Mary Bridget Jones is a freshman at Homestead High School who runs cross country as well as plays soccer and softball. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, watch movies, and read. She also likes to draw an...

Annie Brown

Staffer

Annie Brown is a freshman at Homestead High School. While at school, she is a part of charity projects like She’s the First and Relay for Life. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, hanging out with friends, and watching ...

Bernie Moyer

Staffer

Bernie Moyer is a senior at Homestead High School. Outside of school, she enjoys playing softball, for Homestead and her travel team, hanging out with her friends, and spending time with her family. Bernie is very excited as she begins journ...

Sophia Waise

Staffer

Sophia Waise is a sophomore at Homestead High school. When she is not at school she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing with her dog, working at Metro Market, and also shopping. In school she is involved in cl...

Emily Padgett

Staffer

Emily Padgett is a Homestead High School sophomore. She is excited to develop her journalism skills through this course. When not in school, she enjoys playing volleyball for Premier Volleyball Club, hanging out with friends ...

Claudia Chedid

Staffer

Claudia Chedid is a sophomore at Homestead High School. She is a member of the cross country team as well as the varsity lacrosse team.  When she's not at school or playing sports, Claudia loves spending time with her friends...

Ava Wojnowski

Staffer

Ava Wojnowski, a junior at Homestead High School, is a dedicated student and athlete. She runs in both cross country and track. When she is not in school or on the track, her other interests include writing and photography. This i...

Kevin Klocko

Staffer

Kevin Klocko is a senior at Homestead High School and looking forward to expressing the voice of the student on The Highlander Online. He has been on the Homestead football team all four years of high school. He enjoys spending...

Annie McCormick

Staffer

Annie McCormick is a Junior at Homestead High School. She participates in clubs at Homestead including Kids for kids and Champions. Outside of school, Annie enjoys spending time with her friends, hanging out with her family, tr...

Serena Said

Staffer

Serena Said, currently a junior at Homestead High School, enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, playing with her dog, watching Netflix, and working. During the fall, she participates in swim team, and in the spring...

Bella Magee

Staffer

Bella Magee is currently a freshman at Homestead High School. She loves to spend time with friends and go out to eat. She has a strong interest in 80-90’s era media. This includes music, movies, fashion and books. In the fall ...

Courtney Anderson

Staffer

Courtney Anderson is currently a freshman at Homestead High School. She enjoys participating in school clubs such as Champions. Outside of school, she participates in rowing through the Milwaukee Rowing Club.  She loves hangin...

Ashley Zaiss

Staffer

Ashley Zaiss is a sophomore at Homestead High School. Aside from the classroom, Ashley participates in the Homestead Gymnastics team and the Homestead Girls Soccer team. She also plays for the Bavarian Soccer Club. On the weekends sh...

Shir Bloch

Staffer

Shir Bloch, a senior at Homestead, is passionate about writing and wants to explore her abilities through this class. Born in Israel, she used her passion for reading and writing to learn the English language quickly after moving t...

Claire Baden

Staffer

Claire Baden is a sophomore at Homestead. She is involved in cross country as well as lacrosse, and enjoys to spend time with her friends and family. This is her first year in Highlander Publications, and she is excited to continue ...

Claire Baden

Staffer

Claire Baden is a sophomore at Homestead. She is involved in cross country as well as lacrosse, and enjoys to spend time with her friends and family. This is her first year in Highlander Publications, and she is excited to continue ...

Claire Baden

Staffer

Claire Baden is a sophomore at Homestead. She is involved in cross country as well as lacrosse, and enjoys to spend time with her friends and family. This is her first year in Highlander Publications, and she is excited to continue ...

Claire Baden

Staffer

Claire Baden is a sophomore at Homestead. She is involved in cross country as well as lacrosse, and enjoys to spend time with her friends and family. This is her first year in Highlander Publications, and she is excited to continue ...

Mckenna Marotta

Staffer

McKenna Marotta, a Homestead High School sophomore, is excited to begin her story in journalism. Away from the classroom, McKenna takes part in the Homestead Girls Basketball and Golf teams. Outside of school, she enjoys spending ...

Aya Vlasoff

Staffer

Aya Vlasoff is a Sophomore at Homestead High School.  She is a member of the JV2 Homestead Girls Soccer and is involved in Champions. When she is not at school, Aya enjoys hanging out with friends and family and showing school s...

Bella Huycke

Staffer

Bella Huycke is a sophomore, excited to start her first year in publications. She is a member of the Homestead Varsity Dance Team and dances at a studio. Outside of school, besides dancing she will be found spending time with her...

Callie Schallert

Staffer

Callie Schallert, a Homestead High School sophomore, is glad to begin her journey in writing.  Apart from this class, Callie takes part in the Homestead soccer team, and is hoping to join a few more clubs this year. Outside o...

Caroline Weir

Staffer

Caroline Weir is a sophomore at Homestead High School. In the fall she enjoys running on the cross country team and in the spring she plays varsity lacrosse. She also is apart of clubs like Best Buddies and She's The First at ...

Katie Price

Staffer

Katie Price, a Homestead High School sophomore, is excited to begin her first year in Publications. Outside of this class, Katie is apart of the soccer team, and looking to join a few clubs this year. She also plays at Bavaria...

Riley Kramer

Staffer

Riley Kramer is a sophomore at Homestead High School. She enjoys dancing at North Shore Dance Studio and on the Homestead Varsity Dance team. Riley is a really hard worker and enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Sh...

Joesey Fetzer

Staffer

Joesey Fetzer is a senior at Homestead High School. Throughout the school day, Joesey spends most of her time in the Art wing. In her free time, Joesey can be found painting, hanging out with friends, or at home cuddled up with her ...

Ariana Aldape

Staffer

Ariana Aldape is a junior at Homestead High School. She spends her time swimming on the JV swim and dive team. When she isn’t at school, she can be found hanging out with her friends and petting dogs. She is excited to learn a...

Avery Bersell

Staffer

Avery Bersell, a Homestead High School Sophomore, will always be found with a laugh on her face whenever she is with her friends and family. At school she plays on the JV Lacrosse team and performs in forensics. She is extremely ...

Rachel Starsky

Staffer

Rachel Starsky is a freshman at Homestead High School. Most school days you can find her dancing down the hallway to her next class or getting lost in the chaos of students.  In her freetime, she enjoys dancing on the Homestead...

Caroline Ferrero

Staffer

Caroline Ferrero, a Senior at Homestead High School, is thrilled to join publications this year. Even though this is her last year at Homestead she enjoys every minute by taking classes in Nonfiction/Visual writing and Digital Art 2. Alon...

Alexandra Grosso

Staffer

  Alexandra Grosso, a current freshman at Homestead High School, is thrilled at the opportunity to pursue her writing through this program. Besides writing, she also enjoys reading, baking, biking, and being with family a...

Mara Hoffman

Staffer

Mara Hoffman, a sophomore student of Homestead High School, is excited to be a first-time member of Highlander Publications. Though she’s new to writing and journalism, she has enjoyed participating in various musicals and ...

Jessie Lappin

Staffer

Jessie Lappin is a Junior 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...

India Wilkerson

Staffer

Hi I am India Wilkerson a current senior 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. This year I am a Staffer on the Highlander Publications...

Giovanna Fallucca

Staffer

This is Giovanna’s third year writing for Highlander Publications as a junior. At school, she plays on the JV Tennis team. She is always trying new things as well as hanging with her friends, traveling and shopping....

Sasha Shapsis

Staffer

Sasha Shapsis is a junior at Homestead, and this is her second 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...

Sarah Blaubach

Editor in Training

Sarah Blaubach is a senior at Homestead High School and this is her third year writing for Highlander Publications. This year, she is delighted to have the title of Editor in Training and hopes to continue to learn many new things...

Frances Mackinnon

Editor-in-Chief

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

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