2015-2016 Staff

Jess Huber

Jess Huber is a junior participating in journalism because of an interest in photography and her goal of becoming an editor next year.  She is a part of the basketball, tennis, and math teams. She also plays the viola and violin...

Patrick Deneen

U-High journalist Patrick Deneen enjoys capturing the action and covering the latest activities that occur around school. As a senior, Deneen is an independent student that can work well under pressure and gives his best work....

Mary Spaulding

Yearbook editor and student body president, among other leadership positions to the students and staff at U-High, senior Mary Spaulding manages to stay busy and organized in her activities. Spaulding has balanced being a good...

Hannah Foley

Hannah Foley, 18,  is anything but dependent on others. Foley is a self-reliant person who has high hopes for the goals she has set in her life. She wants to study criminal justice with hopes of going to the University of Ma...

Zach Frey

Zach Frey is spending his senior year working as an editor for the Clarion. He believes being a part of journalism is important because it gives him the ability to control how the year is remembered. He is involved in cheerleading...

Becca Wagner

Becca Wagner is a sport-loving girl who aspires to be like her dad. "He worked for 20 years to be an athletic director at Illinois Wesleyan and finally got the position," Wagner said. She also loves her Maltese dog named Piper...

Sarah LaFayette

Sarah LaFayette is one of few junior reporters in a largely senior staff. Her interests include photography and graphic design. "I like to take pictures outside of school," Lafeyette said. Before she became an avid photographer,...

Brian Fry

Junior Brian Fry is an active member of the golf team and U-Build. His favorite part of journalism is photography. He considers himself a self-starter because he is not one to procrastinate and is very independent in his work....

Kevin Covarrubias

Kevin Covarrubias is on the cheer team and is passionate about art. If Covarrubias could have any super power he would love to be able to fly. He joined journalism because he likes photography and would like to improve and show...

Jay Burton

Usually found on the pitcher's mound, senior jay Burton joined journalism this year in order to get more involved in the school. Burton can often be found working on an independent farm- specifically with the animals. His ultimate...

Alyssa Van Valey

Senior Alyssa Van Valey, is a very ambitious U-High student who is a part of the softball team. After deciding early in high school that she wanted to continue playing in college, she committed to Winona State in the fall of 2014....

Laura Dulee

Laura Dulee is a senior and works weekend at Game Time Gym. She took Journalism to sharpen her photography skills, and hopes to study communication or marketing in college. She describes herself as a self- starter and plays softball...

Laura Endsley

Laura Endsley enjoys that through being a self- starter she is able to make up her own plan to get a common goal. "If you have a goal you can do it your own way and still accomplish the same goal without the assistance of others."...

Amanda Martin

Meet senior Amanda Martin. She is involved in Orchesis, Dance team, and on our journalism staff. Martin also spends a lot of time at her job at Hyvee. "It's work. Any job at this age isn't going to be ideal, but I don't mind,"...

Noah Walker

Noah Walker love to learn new things about U-High students as a part of journalism. Passionate about cheer, he enjoys learning new stunts and motivating his teammates. Noah does some of his best work under pressure, and is committed...

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