The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

The student news site of Smoky Hill High School

Smoky Now

2013-2014 Staff

Kelsey Long

Kelsey Long

Kelsey Long joined Newspaper during her freshman year and has loved t ever since. She joined out of a passion for writing and the First Amendment. Kelsey has written a lot of stories, both for Newspaper and fun. She is a published poet and has four published poems, is writing a fictional story on World War Three, multiple Creative Writing essays, and numerous articles for NEXT and SmokyNow. She also...

Kaylee Long

Kaylee is a senior at Smoky and has been on staff since her sophomore year. Newspaper has been a big part of her life and cannot imagine life without her newspaper family. She originally joined because her sister asked her to, but now she keeps coming back to hang out with her newspaper family and teach the community about what is going on. Kaylee’s favorite part about newspaper is the people...

Rachel Ellis

Rachel Ellis

Hey, name is Rachel Ellis, and I’m the Editor-In-Chief of SmokyNow.com and NEXT magazine. I’m a senior at Smoky Hill, this is my fourth year on staff, and I’ve attended three JEA conferences and I have attended multiple Rethink Camps. I spend my time after school working, doing schoolwork, and spending time with my friends. I plan on working in technical theatre and journalism after high school....

Kyna Fitzpatrick

Kyna Fitzpatrick

Kyna Fitzpatrick is a junior here at Smoky Hill. This is her third year on the Newspaper team and she is currently an editor on the Newspaper team. She joined Newspaper because she loves to write and tell stories that can impact people's lives. Kyna also joined Newspaper because it has helped her bring out her leadership skills, her conversation skills, and helped develop her writing skills. Newspaper h...

Devin Guttman

Devin Guttman

Devin Guttman is a senior at Smoky Hill and she has been a part of the school newspaper for the past three years. She decided to be in newspaper because she wanted to try some new activities, so she gave it a shot and she really enjoyed it. Newspaper really opened Devin up to new things, and taught her a lot of things about the community that she didn’t know. Devin is not only a part of the newspaper bu...

Mona Jabr

Mona Jabr

Junior Mona Jabr, has been on the newspaper staff for 3 years. At first Mona Joined Newspaper as a recommendation from her sister who is in yearbook, now Mona loves newspaper and would not give it up for any other class. She is very interested in designs, which leads to what she wants to study after high school. Even though her interest is wedding event planning, moving things around on a spread is li...

Brandy Holm

So..I’m back again. I once again sold my soul to the newspaper and Faust. This year I am the Editor-in-Chief of SmokyNow.com and NEXT Magazine and this is my third and final year in the class seeing as I’m a senior. I keep coming back because I live for the experiences that I get in this class. I enjoy being able to write and being an editor and watch the new kids each year discover this little...

Stephanie Braun

I’m Stephanie Braun, I am a junior. This is my third year being apart of the newspaper staff, I originally joined purely out of curiosity. I was eager to learn about journalism because I didn't know what it was. Over the years I’ve grown really fond of it, I love it! Other than newspaper/journalism, I enjoy studying psychology.

Loralee Bandy

I’m Loralee Bandy. I joined Newspaper as an honorary staffer last year, and am an official staffer this year as a Junior. I love being a part of the crew, getting the news out to you ASAP. I’m excited to see Smoky’s newspaper improve this year as we push out innovative magazines and constantly update our website. Newspaper has helped me to improve my writing skills and learn to write in new ways....

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