The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

2022-2023 Staff

Rachael Pond
Staff Writer

Rachael Pond

Rachael is a junior in her first year of Journalism. She is in the Creative Writing pathway and writes/reads with a passion. She is looking to start a club this year titled the "Writer's Box!" She enjoys all kinds of movies, older...

Gray Tracey
Staff Writer

Gray Tracey

Gray is a freshman, just starting their time with WAHS Journalism. When they aren't in school, they enjoy reading, gaming, and spending time in the library.

Max Pollock
Staff Writer

Max Pollock

Max is a junior in his first year of Journalism and enjoys reading.

Charlotte Pelton
Staff Writer

Charlotte Pelton

CharlotteĀ is a freshman in her first year of Journalism. She enjoys listening to music, walking her dog, and hanging out with friends. Her favorite animal is a giraffe.

Ike Noth
Staff Writer

Ike Noth

Ike is a freshman in his first year of Journalism. He likes TV and socializing with others. His favorite superhero is Batman.

Olivia Moore
Staff Writer

Olivia Moore

Olivia is a freshman in her first year of Journalism. Outside of Journalism, Olivia enjoys playing soccer and guitar. Olivia also loves spending time with her dog and friends, as well as dreaming about traveling to exotic places.

Annie Flamm
Staff Writer

Annie Flamm

Annie is a freshman in her first year of Journalism. When she's outside of school, she enjoys writing, watching youtube videos, reading, researching current events, and swimming. She also loves to listen to old music and take...

Sophie Mathew
Staff Writer

Sophie Mathew

Sophie is a sophomore at Western and is excited for her first year in Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys reading, eating food, and hanging out with friends. Having recently joined the rowing team, Sophie can be found on...

Annabelle Mackey
Staff Writer

Annabelle Mackey

Annabelle is a freshman in her first year of Journalism. She has a passion for international relations and music. In her free time she enjoys playing the trumpet, piano, and doing Model UN.

Maria Kinnan
Staff Writer

Maria Kinnan

Maria is a sophomore at WAHS and this is her first year of Journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys playing basketball, canoeing, and gardening. She is very excited for sophomore year.

Ava Ellis
Staff Writer

Ava Ellis

Ava is currently a freshman at WAHS and in her first year of Journalism. She enjoys many activities outside of school including piano, kung fu, friends, dance, running, M.U.N., art, and more. She hopes to become more involved...

Quinn Eliason
Staff Writer

Quinn Eliason

Quinn is a freshman in his first year of Journalism. Being involved in school athletics he does lacrosse, track, and cross country. This year in Journalism, he hopes to write about sports or student life, and also looks forward...

Jack Connelly
Staff Writer

Jack Connelly

Jack is a sophomore in his first year of Journalism, and his first year at Western. Outside of Western he enjoys playing baseball, golf, and basketball. He is excited for this year.

Noah C
Staff Writer

Noah C

Noah is a freshman student-athlete at WAHS, beginning his first year of Journalism at Western. He partakes in Baseball. You can often find him reading, writing, practicing baseball, or debating politics. He is a Christian with...

Caroline Centofante
Staff Writer

Caroline Centofante

Caroline is a junior student-athlete at WAHS and starting her first year of Journalism. She partakes in both varsity basketball and volleyball. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends. She...

Martha Thompson
staff writer

Martha Thompson

Martha is a junior at Western, and in her first year of Journalism. Outside of school, she enjoys seeing friends and attending games.

Wyatt Witt
staff writer

Wyatt Witt

Wyatt is a freshman at Western. This is his first year of taking Journalism and he is really excited to join the team.

Katie Teahan
staff writer

Katie Teahan

Katie is a junior at WAHS. This is her first year in Journalism. She is a member of the Key club, Arts and Crafts club and WAHS multicultural club. She is also starting a community service club this year. Outside of school, She...

Zoey Sauerwein
Assistant Editor

Zoey Sauerwein

Zoey is a junior in her second 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...

Claire McMahon
Assistant Editor

Claire McMahon

Claire is a senior in her second year of Journalism. She enjoys reporting on student life, current events, and sports. In addition to these interests, she also does photography for journalism and helps manage the Western Hemisphere's...

Audrey Miracle
Assistant Editor

Audrey Miracle

Audrey is a sophomore at WAHS in her second year of Journalism. She is a member of the WAHS Swim Team and likes to spend her spare time reading books and watching TV. Audrey's favorite thing to do at Western is decorating the...

Lily Kline
Assistant Editor

Lily Kline

Lily is a junior in their year of journalism as a staff writer and veteran. They enjoy biology, photography, and the mountains. They care a lot about people and world problems, hoping to help people's voices get heard.

Tatiana Bird
Editor-in-Chief

Tatiana Bird

Tatiana is a senior and a co-Editor-in-Chief for The Western Hemisphere. She has written on a variety of topics but specializes in sports media. Outside of the classroom, you can find her on a soccer field or baking dessert in...

Jack Steenburgh
Assistant Editor

Jack Steenburgh

Jack is a junior in his third year of writing for the Western Hemisphere as a staff writer. Other than journalism, Jack enjoys being a Western class officer. His majesty also enjoys seeing his friends and rowing extravagantly...

Opal Kendall
Editor-in-Chief

Opal Kendall

Opal is a junior in her third year in Journalism as a co-Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys writing news and opinion pieces. Within the school, she is President of the We the People Club and hopes to join NEHS AND NSSH. Outside of school,...

Jack Tueting
Editor-in-Chief

Jack Tueting

Jack is a senior in his fourth year of journalism. He is an Editor-in-Chief. He is an animal enthusiast, and can often be found hanging out with his many sheep, cows, chickens, guinea fowl and ducks. A member of WAHS We the People...