The Apple Leaf

2013-2014 Staff

Freshman Aurora Alexander

Aurora Alexander

As a freshman, Aurora Alexander is very excited to write for The Apple Leaf during her first year at Wenatchee High School. Aside from school, Aurora participates on the Wenatchee Lacrosse team and enjoys running after school and skiing in the winter....

Amanda Bixby

Amanda Bixby

Amanda Bixby is the (very opinionated) Opinion Editor of The Apple Leaf. She was on staff last year as a reporter and found joy in writing opinion pieces that made people laugh and brightened their day.  She fell in love with the idea of a section wh...

Breanna Andrew

Breanna Andrew

Breanna Andrew is joining The Apple Leaf staff for the first time this year. She will be a reporter and is looking forward to being a part of the paper. Apple Leaf is Breanna’s only class at Wenatchee High School this year as she takes the rest of...

Editor-in-Chief Bridget Dowd

Bridget Dowd

Bridget Dowd started out as a staff reporter her sophomore year, became News Editor and Circulation Manager her junior year, and is now the Editor-in-Chief of The Apple Leaf. When she isn’t working on the newspaper, Bridget is the Vice President...

Online Editor Bryce Newberry

Bryce Newberry

Bryce Newberry is the Online Editor of The Apple Leaf. After helping launch the website in 2013, he is excited for the digital department to grow in 2014. In addition to The Apple Leaf, Bryce is the Assembly Coordinator for the Wenatchee High School A...

Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall

Charles Marshall is a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf newspaper. In time outside of The Apple Leaf, Charles enjoys being a member of Wenatchee High School’s German Club and the WHS Track & Field team. He considers German, math, and journalism ...

Staff Reporter Daniel Arndt

Daniel Arndt

Daniel Arndt is a 3rd year Apple Leaf reporter, who is returning solely because Dave Riggs begged him to. He also plays for the Wenatchee High School basketball team and helps lead the Christian-based youth group, YoungLife. He mainly writes colum...

Adviser Dave Riggs

Dave Riggs

If you wander into room 262 or 263 at Wenatchee High School you are likely to run into a wrinkled, bespectacled man with a bum shoulder who has little hair on top, but who loves to laugh, cares deeply about his students and has a passion for journalis...

Editor-in-Chief Eduardo Ramos

Eduardo Ramos

Eduardo Ramos is the Editor-in-Chief of The Apple Leaf. As Editor-in-Chief, Eduardo dedicates much of his time to ensure the highest quality in content and layout of both the print and online version of The Apple Leaf. Outside of the Publications ...

Managing Features Editor Emily Cieslak

Emily Cieslak

Emily Cieslak is the Managing Features Editor of The Apple Leaf. Having served on the staff for the past three years, she looks forward to continuing the paper’s legacy of being a quality news and entertainment source. Throughout high school, Emily ...

Ethan Toth

Ethan Toth

Being a brand new member to The Apple Leaf staff, Ethan Toth is embracing the chance to contribute to an already outstanding newspaper by using his skills of writing in relation to the business team. While working as an assistant business manager, Ethan...

Sports Editor Evie Hyde

Evie Hyde

Evie Hyde is a junior who will be the Sports Editor of The Apple Leaf this year. Evie is on the cross country team and is involved in Youth United and the sports medicine program. She enjoys naps, playing with her dog, and wearing pink on Wedne...

Staff Reporter Jackson Powell

Jackson Powell

Jackson Powell is People Editor of The Apple Leaf. This is his second year on The Apple Leaf staff. Jackson is really interested in journalism and the service it provides to the community. In school, Jackson enjoys making new friends and helping st...

Arts & Entertainment Editor Josey Meats

Josey Meats

Josey Meats is the Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Apple Leaf newspaper for the 2014-15 school year. Josey is a senior at Wenatchee High School and was a staff reporter on The Apple Leaf during the spring semester of last year. Josey is a film ent...

Gabe Mercer

Gabe Mercer

Gabe Mercer is the A&E editor for The Apple Leaf. She looks forward to adding her own style to the section. Besides being an editor, she is also a primary staff sports photographer. Outside of the ‘pub’ room, Gabe spends her time playing soccer,...

Katherine Robinson

Katherine Robinson

Katherine Robinson, a senior at Wenatchee High School, will be the Sports Editor of The Apple Leaf. This will be Katherine's second year on staff. Katherine is not only involved in The Apple Leaf at WHS, but she also is a member of the girls swim team...

Opinion Editor Kiana Wilson

Kiana Wilson

Kiana Wilson is the 2014-2015 Opinion Editor of The Apple Leaf. Working as Copy Editor the year before, Kiana looks forward to representing the diverse opinions within Wenatchee High School. Aside from publications, Kiana is a varsity member of the...

Kimberly Elliott

Kim Elliott

Kim Elliott is a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. She enjoys persuasive writing and can write for either side of an argument objectively, even though she prefers writing from her own personal experience and/or opinion. Typically Kim can be found reading book...

Business Manager Kori Martin

Kori Martin

Kori Martin is a second year Apple Leafer, filling the position of Business Manager. She has always been interested journalism and hopes to someday make journalism part of her career. She’s optimistic about the upcoming year and is eager to further...

Marit McQuaig

Marit McQuaig

This year, Marit has taken on many roles on the Apple Leaf staff including the self-proclaimed Spotify master, the resident procrastinator, and last (and probably least) the Managing Features Editor. This is her third year on staff. She runs cross...

Nikara Morgan

Nikara Morgan

Nikara Morgan, an aspiring business woman, is the Business Manager of The Apple Leaf. Outside of the publication room Nikara is involved at Wenatchee High School through the marketing club, DECA, and theater. She is the Vice President of the Wenatch...

Stephanie Vinueza

Stephanie Vinueza

Stephanie Vinueza, a senior at Wenatchee High School, recently joined to The Apple leaf staff for second semester to work in different areas of the newspaper. Stephanie is an exchange student from Ecuador and she has been amazed with the talent and e...

Storrie Skalisky

Storrie Skalisky

Storrie Skalisky is one of two News Editors on The Apple Leaf. Returning as a second year staff member, he is totally stoked to widen students perspective by bringing world and community news to their attention. When Storrie’s not staring at a computer scr...

Tess Fox

Tess Fox

Tess Fox is a proud ginger and the Photo Editor of The Apple Leaf. Joining The Apple Leaf gave her an opportunity to expand her list of liberal arts hobbies, as well as improve her typing skills. Outside of the student publications room, she can be found marchi...

Will DeMarco

Will DeMarco

Will DeMarco is a staff reporter for the Apple Leaf. Other than working on the newspaper, he plays defense for Wenatchee Valley’s club lacrosse team and enjoys relaxing with a good tune on his iPod or just taking it easy with friends. Will saw an...