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2016-2017 Staff

Isaiah Brewer

Video News Editor

Isaiah is a junior and first year with the Forest Fire. He's taken broadcast journalism classes prior to transferring to Wake Forest High School from Indianapolis. He is also involved in marching band, advanced chorus, and theater....

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Hailey Mercurio

Assistant Sports Editor

Hailey is a senior and on the Forest Fire staff for her first year. Hailey enjoys riding and playing lacrosse.

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Hannah Kinstle

Staff Reporter

Hannah is a freshman and is serving her first year on the Forest Fire staff. She enjoys dancing, singing, and hanging out with her friends.

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Ashton Clendenin

Staff Reporter

Ashton is a sophomore and is serving her first semester with the Forest Fire. She enjoys cooking, reading and theater, She was the lead in the production of Frankenstein and has participated in many other school productions.

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Skylar Haymond

Staff Reporter

Skylar is a sophomore and first year newspaper student. She enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends and family, and sleeping.

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Mikaela Keldsen

Staff Reporter

Mikaela is a freshman and this is her first year on the Forest Fire staff. She enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with her friends.

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Nicky Urban

Staff Reporter

Nicky is a freshman serving her first year with the Forest Fire. She enjoys drawing and singing. Nicky also enjoys writing stories and playing video games in her free time.

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Stephen Knecht

Staff Reporter

Stephen is a junior serving his first year on the Forest Fire staff as a staff reporter. Stephen enjoys playing soccer and basketball in his free time.

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Marissa Marchisillo

Staff Reporter

Marissa is a freshman and is new to the Forest Fire this year. She participates in Project Unify and Project Wisdom.

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Joshua Short

Staff Reporter

Joshua is a sophomore and is a new staff reporter for The Forest Fire. He enjoys film and Saturdays.

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Dylan Saunooke

Staff Reporter

Dylan is a senior serving his first year with The Forest Fire. He plays hockey for the Carolina Eagles and participates in DECA at school.

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Parker Wooten

Staff Reporter

Parker, a sophomore and first year staff member, enjoys playing on the school football and baseball teams.

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James Merida

Staff Reporter

James is a sophomore serving his first year with The Forest Fire. He enjoys photography, playing outside in the woods, taking things apart and fixing things. James is from Ukraine.

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Lexi Murray

Staff Reporter

Lexi is a sophomore and in her first year on the newspaper staff as a staff reporter. Lexi is in the Juniorettes as well as Project Unify and also participates in girls' varsity soccer.

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Kathy Hodge

Staff Reporter

Kathy is a senior and participating with the Forest Fire for her first year. She enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.

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Austin Julian

Staff Reporter

Austin is a junior and serving his first year on The Forest Fire staff. He participates in varsity lacrosse and DECA.

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Emma Lewis

Staff Reporter

Emma is a freshman serving her first year on the Forest Fire staff. She participates in junior varsity tennis.

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Rebekah Helms

Staff Reporter

Rebekah is a freshman serving her first year on The Forest Fire staff. She participates in Project Unify.

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Tyler Murray

News Editor

As a senior in his third year on The Forest Fire, Tyler is the News Editor and also participates in basketball.

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Jalen Hartsfield

Staff Reporter

Jalen is a freshman serving his first year on The Forest Fire staff. Jalen enjoys playing video games and drawing in his free time.

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Julia Pitz

Business Manager

Julia is a senior and serving her first year on the newspaper staff as Business Manager, but she also dedicates herself to varsity lacrosse and the Career Academy.

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Edgar Rodriguez-Diaz

Staff Reporter

Edgar is a senior serving his first year on The Forest Fire staff. He enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting and riding ATVs.

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Taylor Roth

Staff Reporter

Taylor is a sophomore who has just recently become a part of newspaper as a staff reporter. She plays tennis in and out of school and takes part in multiple clubs.

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Chad Schmidt

Staff Reporter

Chad, serving his first year on The Forest Fire staff, is ranked First Sergeant in JROTC and participates in Youth and Government Club. Chad is a senior.

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Ross Genetti

Staff Reporter

Ross, a sophomore, serving his first year on the Forest Fire staff, participates in varsity soccer and Key Club.

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Nick Fekaris

Assistant Editor

Nick, a senior, serving his third year with the Forest Fire as Assistant Editor, participates in varsity soccer and tennis.

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Nick Yoon

Staff Reporter

Nick is a freshman, and he is on the JV football team and in JROTC. He is a staff reporter for The Forest Fire.

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Kerrigan Zambrana

Staff Reporter

Kerrigan Zambrana, a sophomore, is new to The Forest Fire this year. She is a staff reporter. Kerrigan is involved in Student Government Association as the sophomore class president. She takes part in other clubs such as DECA,...

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Jensen Abhau

Staff Reporter

Jensen Abhau is a sophomore and is a first year staff member of the Forest Fire. He enjoys shooting videos for his YouTube channel and taking long naps.

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Noah Pittarelli

Staff Reporter

Noah is a sophomore taking part in his first year with the Forest Fire. He plays on the varsity soccer team. He also enjoys academics, his favorites being math, history, and advanced chorus.

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Camille Knecht

Staff Reporter

Camille, a senior, is new to Wake Forest High School. She moved from New Jersey where she took a journalism class, so although she is new to The Forest Fire, she is well experienced. She is a member of the National Honor Society...

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Peyton Carrington

Assistant Photography Editor

Currently conquering her last year of high school as a newcomer to the Forest Fire staff and assistant photography editor, Peyton balances competing horses and National Honor Society.

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Mayla Gilliam

Managing Editor

Mayla is a junior who joined the school and the Forest Fire last year. In addition to being managing editor, she is the President of Juniorette Club and enjoys science, especially Chemistry.

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Colleen Michaels

Life Editor

Colleen Michaels is a senior serving her second year in Newspaper as the Life editor. She also involved in Technical Theatre.

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Allyson Freeman

Photography Editor

Allyson is a senior and serving her third year on the newspaper staff as photography editor. She plans on majoring in Geology in college.

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Jules Micchia

Sports Editor

Jules, a senior, dedicates herself to varsity girl's soccer and is President of NHS and Student Youth & Government. She is currently sports editor.

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Austin Lee

Online Editor

Austin Lee, junior and second year staff member of the Forest Fire, serves as online editor and also participates in DECA.

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Charlie Byrd

Assistant News Editor

While serving his third year on the newspaper staff as assistant news editor, Charlie, a junior, is involved in boy's lacrosse.

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Suzanne Blake

Editor-in-chief

Suzanne is a senior and currently serving her third year on the staff. In addition to being editor-in-chief, she is involved in numerous clubs, including Spanish Club and National Honor Society, and writes fiction in her free...

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