Freshman Chloe Donahey is entering her first year of journalism. Donahey joined journalism in hopes of learning all she can to one day work for the BBC World News, particularly the “Global News Podcast.” Donahey would like to major in journalism on a volleyball scholarship at UC Davis or an Ivy League school. This year, she is looking forward to going to football games, having fun at dances and playing sports. Besides journalism, she is a middle blocker on the frosh volleyball team, plays piano, reads, hangs out with her sisters, draws pop culture and watches movies. Donahey looks forward to her freshman year at Petaluma High.
Haylee Donelson is a 14-year-old freshman who is new to journalism. Donelson chose to take journalism because it really intrigued her, as she has always loved to write, and wants to put herself out there more and meet new people. This year, Donelson is looking forward to making as many new friends as possible and greatly improving her writing skills. In her free time, you can often find her baking or cooking various dishes, and she loves playing soccer and spending time with her close friends. Donelson likes to write short stories and really enjoys writing fake letters from different characters’ perspectives.
Remy Lakritz is a 15-year-old sophomore at Petaluma High School. This is Lakritz’s second year in journalism and her first as an editor. Lakritz loved the class last year, so she is very excited to return this year and hopes to develop her friendships with her classmates and further strengthen her writing skills. She looks forward to getting good grades and being in person for school after a year of distance learning. When she is not in school, Lakritz likes to hang out with her friends and do theatre. She has performed in shows ranging from musicals to plays, such as “Macbeth,” “Lord of the Flies” and “Mamma Mia.” When with her friends, she likes to play Dungeons and Dragons. Lakritz is excited to write for the Tribune and hopes to earn a higher position in the coming years.
Emma Lofgren is 17 years old and in her senior year at Petaluma High. This is her first year with the Trojan Tribune. She is excited to be a part of this class because she loves taking pictures: Capturing a moment in time has always been important and intriguing to her. Lofgren likes to learn other people’s opinions, and as a result, enjoys curating her own opinion based on all sides of the story. Outside of school she can be found going on a nightly walk, baking something, hanging out with a friend or listening to music. Lofgren likes photography, fine arts and architecture, and hopes to find a career in any of these areas.
Nora Lounibos is a 15-year-old sophomore at Petaluma High School. This is Lounibos’s first year in journalism and she is very excited for the upcoming school year. She chose to join the Trojan Tribune staff because of her interest in political and cultural current events and she wants to share her opinions with the community. She also joined due to her ongoing love of writing. In this class, Lounibos will be able to utilize that skill to spread news that affects the community and the world. As for other extracurricular activities, she is on the cross country team and is a part of Junior State of America (JSA), an organization that debates and shares opinions on current political issues, so she will be able to use her argumentative skills in both JSA and in the newspaper. Outside of school, Lounibos loves to spend time with friends, bake, read and play piano. She is looking forward to experiencing her first full year of in-person high school and gaining experiences in real life rather than through a screen.
Cameryn Schisler, a 15-year-old sophomore, is a copy editor in her second year on the Trojan Tribune. Schisler joined journalism last year because she enjoyed writing, but as the year went on she discovered other passions in politics and editing other people's work. Outside of journalism, Schisler enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and baking. This year, she is looking forward to the in-person newsroom as well as learning how to navigate journalistic platforms such as InDesign.
Ava Scott is a 17-year-old senior in her second year of journalism. After learning the ropes of editing in her first year, Scott was promoted to a second editor this year. She is a competitive dancer at Studio C Dance Academy and is a part of Link Crew at Petaluma High. Scott joined journalism because she enjoys writing and showing her creative side. She will contribute to the paper by meeting all of the deadlines and being a team player. Throughout the class, she hopes to learn more about how a newspaper is put together. She is looking forward to informing students about important news and events through the paper, especially because the student body is finally back together. In class, Scott will be someone who is ready to work with other people and learn from those who have taken the class before her.