The Apple Leaf

2015-2016 Staff

Staff Reporter Hannah Nees

Hannah Nees

I’d like to think that my life is somewhat exciting. I grew up watching and learning from my four older brothers. Being the only girl in my family, i have been spoiled almost a little too much. All four of them are a big part of my life and I canâ€...

Rachel Cruz

Rachel Cruz

Rachel Cruz is a junior at WHS, this is her first year in The Apple Leaf and is excited to be more involved in the school. Her passion is to travel more and to endlessly learn new things about herself and others. She has a strong love towards music and...

Online Coordinator Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang is a freshman beginning her first year at the Apple Leaf. She chose to join the staff because she wanted to improve her writing while expressing creativity, as well as meeting new people and becoming more involved at Wenatchee High School. If sh...

Staff Reporter Alysha Stroscheim

Alysha Stroscheim

Alysha Stroscheim started as a first year staff reporter her junior year and is also in her first year of the Running Start program. She is very excited to experience what it is like to write for a publication; she wants to learn a lot about the duties...

Taylor Trainor

Taylor Trainor

Taylor Trainor, is a junior at WHS. She’s involved in basketball and spends most of her free time painting and watching Netflix. Just your average and very interesting girl, if you couldn’t tell already from this bio. ...

Staff Reporter Jamie Grossarth

Jamie Grossarth

Jamie Grossarth is a Senior and first year Staff Reporter for the Apple Leaf staff. She’s always had a keen interest in reading and writing, and she is looking forward to strengthening her skills as a journalist and writer overall this year. She is shy, ...

Sports Editor Cameron Wood

Cameron Wood

Cameron Wood is a junior at WHS and a first-year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. Although Cameron has a passionate hatred for running, she is part of both the Cross Country and Track teams. Cameron volunteers through Key Club and Youth Leadership Counci...

Staff Reporter Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley

Sean Kelley is a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf and a senior at Wenatchee High School. This is Sean's second year on staff.  When he isn't writing he loves to spend time meeting and interacting with new people. He also loves representing his school at...

Opinion Editor Jessica Wierzbicki

Jessica Wierzbicki

Jessica Wierzbicki is a junior who will be assuming the role of Opinion Editor for The Apple Leaf this year. This is her second year on the staff, and she decided to continue on this daunting yet extremely rewarding journalistic journey after she found out h...

Staff Reporter Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray is a first year Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf and is a sophomore at Wenatchee High School. She has a large place in her heart for writing and is very excited to improve her skills this year. Jessica loves a variety of activities inc...

Staff Reporter Sabrina Zhu

Sabrina Zhu

Sabrina Zhu is a junior and first-year staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. When Sabrina isn’t procrastinating or melting into a puddle of stress, she loves volunteering. This year, she is President of Key Club, Secretary of Youth Leadership Council, a...

Staff Reporter Olivia Falsberg

Olivia Forsberg

Olivia Forsberg is a sophomore who is a Staff Reporter of The Apple Leaf for the 2015-16 school year. This is Olivia’s first year on The Apple Leaf and she is very excited to see what opportunities this brings her and all the new skills she will learn....

Staff Reporter Austin Blakney

Austin Blakney

Austin Blakney is a first year staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. When he is not playing sports, he loves to hang out with friends. He is involved in many school activities such as Football, Basketball, Golf and DECA. In DECA Austin and his partner mad...

Staff Reporter Michael Buehn

Michael Buehn

Michael is a 1st year Staff Reporter for the Apple Leaf. Michael Joined Apple Leaf because he was looking to be more involved his senior year. Although he aspires to be an engineer after highschool, he felt that being involved with the school newspaper ...

Staff Reporter Hallie Kennedy

Hallie Kennedy

Hallie Kennedy is a sophomore staff reporter for The Apple Leaf this year. She hopes to improve her writing skills and interact with others in this class, while also making new and exciting memories. She own a farm,along with a horse, an occasionally gives...

Managing News Editor Moses Lurber

Moses Lurbur

Moses Lurbur is a junior, and will be the managing news editor 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. He has attended Junior Nationa...

Online Editor Chris Danko

Chris Danko

Chris Danko is entering his second year with The Apple Leaf as the editor for the online section. Chris spends most of his time either on the high school stage or on the stage at the Riverside Playhouse. He enjoys writing, reading, acting, singing, an...

Photo Editor Alexis Lovitt

Alexis Lovitt

Alexis Lovitt is a sophomore and the Photo Editor for The Apple Leaf. This year is Alexis’ first year on The Apple Leaf staff and she is excited to take her photography skills to the next level   as well as strengthen her writing. Her passion for ...

Staff Reporter Isabelle Dressel

Isabelle Dressel

Isabelle Dressel is returning for her second year as a Staff Reporter for The Apple Leaf. She hopes to learn useful communication skills as well as become a better writer. When Isabelle’s not swimming or trying not to die from the amount of homework s...

Staff Reporter Rylie Sweem

Rylie Sweem

Rylie Sweem is a junior and staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. In school she's involved in art, Key Club, and Ignite. She enjoys running, exploring new places, and exploring new kinds of pizza. This is her first year in The Apple Leaf and she's super e...

Business Manager Edan Patterson

Edan Patterson

Edan Patterson is the Business Manager of The Apple Leaf. He is a senior at Wenatchee High School and is working towards his Associates of Arts and Sciences degree at Wenatchee Valley College through the Running Start program. In addition to working...

Staff Reporter Troy Price

Troy Price

Troy Price is a first year staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. Troy never knew he had such an interest in writing until the day where he began class in Mr. Riggs’ Beginning Journalism class. From there on, Troy learned that he not only likes to write ...

Features Editor Jordan Gonzalez

Jordan Gonzalez

Jordan Gonzalez is the Features Editor for The Apple Leaf. The 2015-16 school year will be her second on staff and she is excited for what is to come. In addition to being on The Apple Leaf staff, she is also the viola section leader for Wenatchee Hi...