The Highlander Online

2018-2019 Staff

Hannah Halaska

Hannah Halaska is currently a junior at Homestead High School and this is her first year on Advanced Publications. She enjoys free writing, drawing, spending time with her friends and family, and playing with her dog. During the...

Cate Myer

Cate is a senior and currently enrolled in Advanced 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...

Lauren Curtis

My name is Lauren Curtis and I am a junior as Homestead High School.  I've been in publications for 2 years now and hope to continue on through college in a writing program. I play hockey for Milwaukee Jr. Admirals, and then...

Drew Bosley

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

Ariel Leykin is a senior 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

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

Annie Brown is a sophomore 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 w...

Bernie Moyer

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

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

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

Claudia Chedid is a Junior at Homestead High School. She is involved in the Kids 4 Kids club, as well as the student council. When not at school, Claudia enjoys volunteering for the Service Club of Milwaukee, hanging out with frien...

Ava Wojnowski

Ava Wojnowski, a senior 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

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

Annie McCormick is a Senior at Homestead High School. She participates in clubs at Homestead including kids for kids and Spanish club. Outside of school, Annie enjoys spending time with her friends, hanging out with her big family...

Serena Said

Serena Said, currently a senior 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 is apart of t...

Bella Magee

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

Courtney Anderson is currently a sophomore 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

Ashley Zaiss is a junior 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. Ashley is also apa...

Shir Bloch

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

Claire Baden is a junior at Homestead. She is involved in Homestead cross country and lacrosse, as well as many clubs at school. Outside of school she enjoys to spend time with her friends and family. This is her third year in Highl...

McKenna Marotta

McKenna Marotta, a Homestead High School junior, 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

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

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

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

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

Katie Price, a Homestead High School junior, is excited to begin her second year in Publications. She is also apart of the soccer team, and is a member of Best Buddies, Link Crew, and Champions. Katie plays soccer for Bavarian...

Riley Kramer

Riley Kramer is a Junior at Homestead High School. She has enjoyed dancing on the Homestead Varsity Dance team for the past three years. Riley is a really hard worker and enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. She is ...

Joesey Fetzer

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

Ariana Aldape is a senior at Homestead High School. She spends her time working at Foxtown Brewery as a server. When she isn’t at work or school, she can be found hanging out with her friends and petting dogs. She is excite...

Rachel Starsky

Rachel Starsky is a sophomore at Homestead High School. In room 405, you can always find her sitting in front of the computer writing a sports web story. In her free time, she enjoys dancing on the Homestead varsity dance tea...

Caroline Ferrero

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

  Alexandra Grosso, a current sophomore at Homestead High School, is thrilled at the opportunity to pursue her writing through this program, and translate her ideas into print and online works. Besides writing, she als...

Mara Hoffman

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 ...

Allison Yang

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

Christina Zingale

Christina Zingale is a Senior at Homestead and is excited for her third year of publications. She spends most of her time dancing for her school and is apart of many different clubs like Champions, She's the First, and SEM. She i...

Jessie Lappin

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...

Lexi Buzzell

Lexi Buzzell is a junior at Homestead High School. She is excited to be a part of the Highlander Publications staff for her third year.  Outside of school, she enjoys playing basketball, soccer and hanging out with friends. ...

Kate Wade

Kate Wade is a sophomore at Homestead High School, and this is her first trimester in Advanced Publications. She is excited to continue to learn more about journalism and grow her writing, photography, and design skills. In her free ...

India Wilkerson

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...

Sarah Blaubach

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...

Giovanna Fallucca

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

Sasha Shapsis is a senior at Homestead, and this is her third 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...

Frances Mackinnon

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,...

Thais Marques

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,...

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