The Apple Leaf

2014-2015 Staff

Staff Reporter Adrian Robinson

Adrian Robinson

Adrian Robinson is a first-year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. Adrian’s favorite subject is English, and she loves all aspects of it, especially writing. She is hoping that she will improve her writing skills through her experiences on The Apple Lea...

Staff Reporter Bethany Symonds

Bethany Symonds

Bethany is a first-year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. Bethany chose to be a reporter for The Apple Leaf because she had heard how fun the class and the staff was, and she wanted to do something brand new for her senior year. In her spare time, B...

Staff Reporter Chris Danko

Chris Danko

Chris Danko is a first year Staff Reporter with The Apple Leaf. Chris spends most of time at the high school on the stage in the high school productions or in the music hall plunking away a sonatina on one of the pianos. As soon as he heard about The Ap...

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...

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...

Online Coordinator Daniela Turner

Daniela Turner

Daniela Turner is the Online Coordinator of The Apple Leaf for the 2014-15 school year. Along with being involved with The Apple Leaf for her first year, Daniela is planning to make the most of her senior year by being involved in and out of Wenatc...

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 ...

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...

News Editor Felicia Hannas

Felicia Hannas

Felicia Hannas is the News Editor of The Apple Leaf for the 2014-15 school year. This will be her first year on staff and she is eager to jump on board and expand her journalism knowledge. When she is not working on the newspaper she can be found ...

Staff Reporter Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis

Hannah Lewis is a first-year staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. She is very excited to advance her writing skills with this new and exciting opportunity. Along with Apple Leaf, Hannah has also been apart of the Golden Apple Marching Band for the past ...

Staff Reporter Isabelle Dressel

Isabelle Dressel

Isabelle Dressel is a sophomore who is a Staff Reporter on The Apple Leaf this year. When she’s not worrying about her grades, she enjoys being on the high school swim and track teams. Isabelle decided to join The Apple Leaf staff for the first time th...

Staff Reporter Jordan Gonzalez

Jordan Gonzalez

Jordan Gonzalez is a first-year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. She developed a passion for reading and writing in elementary school, and they are still two of her favorite pastimes. She hopes that writing for The Apple Leaf will offer her many oppo...

Staff Reporter Jordan Hartley

Jordan Hartley

Jordan Hartley is a freshman Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. Jordan is involved in a variety of activities such as swimming on the high school and year round team, running track, and playing in the Wenatchee High School orchestra. She is proud of her...

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...

Staff Reporter Jessica Wierzbicki

Jessica Wierzbicki

Jessica Wierzbicki is a sophomore who is a Staff Reporter on The Apple Leaf this year. Jessica participates on the high school girls swim team, and on the Velocity Swimming year round team. Jessica also enjoys sleeping, water polo, and skiing in the...

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...

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...

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...

Staff Reporter Lexi Rivera

Lexi Rivera

Lexi Rivera is a Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. Lexi is a sophomore and is new to The Apple Leaf this year. Always being interested in writing, Lexi decided to challenge herself and take her writing skills to the next level by getting involved in j...

Staff Reporter Logan Brown

Logan Brown

Logan Brown is a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf and junior at Wenatchee High School. This year she'll be focusing primarily on her grades and bettering herself as a student. While school is a big priority, she also maintains a job at the Town T...

Photo Editor Luke Strahm

Luke Strahm

Luke Strahm is a senior and Photo Editor of The Apple Leaf. This year he hopes to take plenty of pictures for the paper and write a few stories, intending to drastically improve his poor reporting abilities. In his free time Luke works at a video ...

Assistant Business Manager Maddy Atwood

Maddy Atwood

Maddy Atwood is excited to be joining The Apple Leaf as Assistant Business Manager. Besides starting Apple Leaf as a senior, Maddy continues her involvement with student government for her 4th year, serving as an Activities Coordinator this year. She...

Staff Reporter Moses Lurbur

Moses Lurbur

Moses Lurbur is a sophomore, and will be a Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf this year. Moses is a member of both the cross country and track teams. During the winter Moses competes for the Leavenworth Nordic Ski Team. Moses volunteers with the Ch...

Staff Reporter Reno Franklin

Reno Franklin

Reno Franklin is a Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. As a Staff Reporter, he looks forward to writing reports and stories for The Apple Leaf. In Reno’s spare time he enjoys volunteering and helping others in his community. Since before he could walk...

Staff Reporter Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley is a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf and a junior at Wenatchee High School. This is Sean's first year on staff.  This year he wants to challenge himself by getting out of his comfort zones and trying new things. When he isn't writing...

Staff Reporter Stephanie Iverson

Stephanie Iverson

Stephanie Iverson is a first year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. By joining this class, she strives to strengthen and develop her writing abilities. She also yearns to expand her expertise in photography. Her main passions include photography and da...

Staff Reporter Taylor Trainor

Taylor Trainor

Taylor Trainor is a first-year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf and is excited to improve her writing and journalism skills through this exciting opportunity. She is currently a player for the Wenatchee High School girls basketball team, and does c...