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2016-2017 Staff

Isaiah Brewer

Isaiah is a senior and currently serving his second year on the Forest Fire. He's the Video News Editor, and had been a part of a broadcast team prior to moving to Wake Forest last year. He's also in several clubs such as: National...

Hailey Mercurio

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

Hannah Kinstle

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

Ashton Clendenin

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.

Skylar Haymond

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

Nicky Urban

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.

Stephen Knecht

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.

Marissa Marchisillo

Marissa is a sophomore currently in her second year on the Forest Fire staff. She plays tennis and runs track for the school. She is also involved in many clubs such as her own Project Positive.

Joshua Short

Joshua is a senior and is serving his third year on The Forest Fire staff. He enjoys film and Saturdays.

Dylan Saunooke

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.

Parker Wooten

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

James Merida

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.

Lexi Murray

Lexi is a senior and in her third year on the newspaper staff as the assistant editor. Lexi is in National Honor Society and also participates in girls' varsity soccer.

Kathy Hodge

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

Austin Julian

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

Emma Lewis

Emma is a senior serving her fourth and final year on the Forest Fire staff. She is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Forest Fire for the 2019-2020 school year. Emma is involved in NHS and Unified Champions, and hopes to go into medical...

Rebekah Helms

Rebekah is a junior and this is her third year with the Forest Fire. She participates in tennis and track at our school. She is also the co-captain of the Speech and Debate club, and is involved in many other clubs, including...

Tyler Murray

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

Julia Pitz

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.

Edgar Rodriguez-Diaz

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

Taylor Roth

Taylor is a senior who is serving her third year on the Forest Fire staff. As well as being managing editor, she plays tennis in and out of school and takes part in multiple clubs.

Chad Schmidt

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.

Ross Genetti

Ross is a senior serving his third year on the Forest Fire staff.

Nick Fekaris

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

Nick Yoon

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

Kerrigan Zambrana

Kerrigan Zambrana, a junior, is serving her second year on the Forest Fire staff and is the assistant sports editor. Kerrigan is involved in Student Government Association as the sophomore class president. She takes part in other...

Jensen Abhau

Jensen (also known as Jensuah) is a senior and serving his third year on the newspaper staff. He has taken part in Film Club and shoots videos for his YouTube channel, J-Sided, in his free time.

Noah Pittarelli

Noah is a senior and has been on the Forest Fire staff for three years. He has also played on the varsity soccer team for this long. Noah has also participated in musical theatre and choir, and aspires to pursue the field of politics...

Camille Knecht

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...

Peyton Carrington

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.

Mayla Gilliam

Mayla is a senior and is currently serving her third year on the Forest Fire staff. In addition to being editor-in-chief, she is the President of Juniorette Club, Treasurer of the Leo Club, as well as many other extracurricular...

Colleen Michaels

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

Allyson Freeman

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

Jules Micchia

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

Austin Lee

Austin Lee, senior and third year staff member of the Forest Fire, serves as assistant editor and participates in DECA.

Charlie Byrd

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

Suzanne Blake

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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