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The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School - Crozet, VA

The Western Hemisphere

2023-2024 Staff

Staff Writer

Millie Wiegard

Millie is a sophomore and Writer for the WAHS Newspaper. She is new to WAHS, and originally from Roanoke VA. This is her first year of journalism, as she enjoys writing about student life, sports, and A+E. Millie is also experienced...

Cooper Shelton
Staff Writer

Cooper Shelton

Cooper is a junior at WAHS. He plays football, is a leadership Class Officer, and loves hiking. He's wanted to take Journalism for a while and finally has space for it, and is in his third year of Photography. At home Cooper loves...

Reid Keller
Staff Writer

Reid Keller

Reid is a sophomore entering his first year of journalism. He is a noted Western tennis player, has a little brother named Timothy, and he enjoys working out.

Owen Streed
Staff Writer

Owen Streed

Owen is a senior and in his first year of journalism. He is a member of the Crew team and Scholastic Bowl. In his free time he enjoys going outdoors, cooking, and spending time with friends.

Ika Gottlieb
Staff Writer

Ika Gottlieb

Ika, a sophomore at Western, is new to the journalism staff but looking forward to writing for the Western Hemisphere. Political issues interest her the most, but she finds that most topics are worth writing about. Outside of...

Claire Contiliano
Staff Writer

Claire Contiliano

Claire is a freshman at WAHS. Outside of school, she likes running and swimming and hanging out with friends.

Isabella Stewart
Staff Writer

Isabella Stewart

Isabella is a freshman at WAHS who is in her first year of Journalism. Outside of school she enjoys reading, listening to music, and hiking.

McKenna Wright
Staff Writer

McKenna Wright

McKenna is a freshman in her first year of Journalism at WAHS. Outside of school she loves soccer, gymnastics, facetiming with friends, and watching Netflix. She is exicted to be a staff writer for the Western Hemisphere this...

Caroline Grist
Staff Writer

Caroline Grist

Caroline is a junior at WAHS who is in her first year of journalism. Outside of school, she loves lacrosse, reading, her cat, and spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to this school year.

Trey Burton
Staff Writer

Trey Burton

Trey is a freshman in his first year of journalism. Outside of school, Trey is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art. He also likes to play video games and to watch television. He has two sisters and is an avid fan...

Lucy Shadel
Staff Writer

Lucy Shadel

Lucy is excited to be writing for the Western Hemisphere for the first time this year as a junior! Outside of school, Lucy enjoys writing, baking, singing, acting, and playing D&D. She spends her afternoons participating in...

Gray Tracey
Assistant Editor

Gray Tracey

Gray is still adjusting to the fact that they're a sophomore and Opinion Editor for the Hemisphere. Outside of WAHS, they study game design at Center I; and outside of that, they enjoy reading, gaming, and seeking gainful employment...

Ike Noth
Assistant Editor

Ike Noth

Ike Noth is a sophmore entering his second year of journalism. He loves movies, TV, Batman, and his dog Bernice.

Olivia Moore
Assistant Editor

Olivia Moore

Olivia is a sophomore in her second year of journalism. She plays soccer and likes to spend her free time reading and baking. Olivia's favorite things to do are hike and spend time with friends.

Sophie Mathew
Assistant Editor

Sophie Mathew

Sophie is a junior at Western and is excited for her second year in Journalism as a Sports Editor. In her free time she loves reading, being outside with her friends, laughing, and driving. She is also on the crew team and can...

Annabelle Mackey
Assistant Editor

Annabelle Mackey

Annabelle is a sophomore in her second year in Journalism, where she serves as News Editor. Regarding school activities, Annabelle is involved in Model UN, We the People, and the United Students Coalition at WAHS. She is also...

Maria Kinnan
Assistant Editor

Maria Kinnan

Maria is a junior and this is her second year of journalism. Outside of writing articles, Maria is on the crew team at WAHS and enjoys baking and hiking outside of school. Her favorite artist is Taylor Swift, and her favorite...

Wyatt Witt
Assistant Editor

Wyatt Witt

Wyatt is a sophmore at Western in his second year of journalism. He is most looking forward to the weekends and watching sports. Wyatt is a member of the wrestling team and Model UN at WAHS.

Jack Connelly
Assistant Editor

Jack Connelly

Jack is a junior in his second year of journalism. He plays baseball, and is looking forward to writing about sports.

Zoey Sauerwein
Assistant Editor

Zoey Sauerwein

Zoey is a senior in her third year of journalism. During her free time, she is hanging out with her friends or at the Wayne Theater. She contributes to the Western community by attending games and participating in the leadership...

Audrey Miracle
Editor-in-Chief

Audrey Miracle

Audrey is a junior at Western in her third year of Journalism and is a co-Editor-in-Chief. She is a member of the WAHS Swim Team and likes to spend her spare time reading books, listening to music, and watching TV. Audrey's favorite...

Jack Steenburgh
Editor-in-Chief

Jack Steenburgh

Jack is a senior and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the WAHS Newspaper. In his fourth year of journalism, he most enjoys writing about student life and doing pieces highlighting interesting people in the WAHS communnity, as well as the...

Opal Kendall
Editor-in-Chief

Opal Kendall

Opal is a senior in her fourth year in Journalism as a co-Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys writing news and opinion pieces. Within the school, she is President of We the People and Young Democrats. She is also a member of NEHS, Rho...

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