The Apple Leaf

2016-2017 Staff

Aria Tornabene

Aria Tornabene

Aria Tornabene is a senior and first-time staff reporter and photographer this year, and joined the Apple Leaf to improve her writing skills and become more involved at WHS. In her free time, Aria serves as team captain for the Wenatchee High School c...

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner is a first year staff member, a sophomore, and easily intimidated. Her claim to fame is being the official Apple Leaf door opener/closer. She loves reading and writing but is still trying to figure out how to get people to enjoy reading ...

Bailey White

Bailey White

Sophomore Bailey White is a first year reporter for The Apple Leaf and is excited to be a part of the team. She participates in variety of other sports and clubs and holds the position of DECA Community Service Officer. She enjoys volunteering, hearing...

Brenden Britt

Brenden Britt

Senior Brenden Britt is a first year staff member on The Apple Leaf. He joined the team because he enjoys being able to write stories and meet new people along the way. He also likes being around The Apple Leaf production crew because they are a grea...

Kurt Zontek

Kurt Zontek

My name is Kurt Zontek, but people often just call me Kurt. Kayaking white waters is my favorite thing to do. I also like to make kayak videos. Running kinda sucks but I run cross country for some reason. Sometimes I wonder why we do it to ourselves, but ...

Layne Knipfer

Layne Knipfer

Layne Knipfer is a first year staffer and reporter on The Apple Leaf. He is a middle aged soccer dad who enjoys coffee, men's health magazines and long walks with his Shih Tzu, Penelope. He works part time as a Sherpa and is currently single. He is just a Tro...

Megan McAllister

Megan McAllister

Megan McAllister is a sophomore, and is excited to be a first year reporter on The Apple Leaf. Her favorite thing about writing for the newspaper is getting to listen to people’s views and opinions. Besides The Apple Leaf, Megan is involved in FBLA a...

Morgan Narby

Morgan Narby

The direct path to Morgan’s heart includes flowers, dogs, and an inexplicable love for Italian food; preferably all three at the same time. She’s been a dancer with her studio for eight years and loves it more than anything, even more than super ...

Moses Lurbur

Moses Lurbur

“I want people to be afraid of how much they love me” -Michael Scott Moses Lurbur is the Editor-in-Chief of The Apple Leaf. This is his third year working on the paper and he has loved (almost) every second of it. Moses is currently growing tilapia at...

Olive Ryan

Olive Ryan

Sophomore Olive Ryan is a first year staff reporter for apple leaf. In her free time, she enjoys eating immense amounts of canned mandarin oranges and petting her dogs. Olive plays seven instruments including violin, which she has been playing since she ...

Sabrina Zhu

Sabrina Zhu

Senior Sabrina Zhu is a second year staffer on The Apple Leaf and is this year’s In Depth Editor Sabrina loves the team and design aspects of Apple Leaf and is extremely excited to celebrate the centennial! Besides the newspaper, she spends most of her ti...

Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang is a sophomore at Wenatchee High School and a second-year member of The Apple Leaf. She works as the sports editor and is excited to learn the mysterious powers of being an editor. If she isn’t in the pub room, you can find her drawing,...

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez is a sophomore first year reporter on The Apple Leaf. His favorite part of journalism is being able to connect with people while working on stories. Xavier enjoys learning about religions, especially Scientology. His favorite person is Mr....