The Apple Leaf

2017-2018 Staff

Kaia St. John

Kaia St. John, sophomore at WHS and lover of all things colorful, enjoys sunshine and singing along to happy tunes with her mom. Her heart lies in poetry, classic literature, leadership and walking her dog. As a member of ASB and part of Apple Leaf s...

Simone Crane

Simone Crane

Simone Crane is a first year staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. She loves eating crunchy snacks, binging tv shows, and staying up far too late on school nights. These may be connected but she’ll deny it. She is also wildly competitive which is defi...

Morgan Narby

Morgan Narby

Morgan Narby is a second year staff member whose passion for life, writing, and fried rice is so strong it’s a little alarming. There are so many things Morgan loves about the world that it gets overwhelming, but she tries her best to channel her f...

Bailey White

Bailey White

Junior Bailey White is this year’s features editor for The Apple Leaf and is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the staff. She participates in a variety of other sports and clubs at the high school including swim team, DECA, FBLA, MUN, and National Honors Soc...

Gwen McQuaig

Gwen is a first-year Apple Leaf Reporter who enjoys reading, playing piano, and looking at pictures of dogs on snapchat. She is captain of her high school cross country team and plays keyboard in Jazz Band. Her favorite color of skittle is green, and ...

Jocelyn Frank

Jocelyn Frank

Hey it’s her, Jocelyn Frank: a fellow student of Wenatchee High School and a dog enthusiast. Jocelyn has a dream. She has a dream that one day she will own every dog that has had neglect, abuse, and mistreatment. That one day all dogs will be treate...

Maegan Delvo

Junior Maegan Delvo is a second-year journalist who is extremely excited for this coming year of The Apple Leaf. Her favorite part of journalism is interviewing people because it makes her feel more like an adult. Outside of class, you can find her p...

Leila Fischer

Leila is a knowledgeable young folkster trying to change the world through the religious study of cats and their therapeutic uses. She is a vegetarian who is definitely getting enough protein and a tall, empowered feminist who can take on conservative sh...

Mason Dalbeck

Mason Dalbeck

It’s ya boi, Mr.Stealyogirl, A.K.A. Mason Dalbeck.Your day has been blessed with the presence of my staff profile, and you are now a better human being for having read this work of art. I manage the money and sell the highest quality advertisements ...

Spencer Bruno

Spencer Bruno

From a quote from the legendary Grant Kirkhope himself, “He has no style, he has no grace, this editor is a complete disgrace”. Okay, maybe it’s his desperate attempt at humour by combining a reference to the “DK Rap” from Donkey Kong 64 and ...

Tommi Cordell

Tommi Cordell

Tommi Cordell is a first year reporter in The Apple Leaf and a senior at whs. After graduating med school with a 4.0, receiving the nobel peace prize, and winning 4 gold olympic medals, she decided it was time to settle down. She enrolled in Wenatchee...

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez

Xavier Martinez is this year’s In-Depth editor for The Apple Leaf. As a junior, he plans on drowning in at least 16.5 feet of homework this year. Additionally, he is involved in DECA, FBLA, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, and is the best JV golfer t...

Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang

Sylvia Hwang is a junior at Wenatchee High School and the managing news editor of The Apple Leaf. This is her third year on staff, and she is very excited to be working with a new editorial board in a higher position of leadership this year. You’re ...

Hadassah Lurbur

Hadassah Lurbur

Hadassah Lurbur is a duck loving, carefree, and adventurous young gal. If it were up to her, she would spend her days with her goats, frolicking in the hills. Hadassah is involved in Honor Society, Student United Way, and is the Arts and Entertainment E...

Flor Gonzalez

Flor Gonzalez

Flor (pronounced  Floor) Gonzalez is a first year journalist who has an awkward yet decent personality. Her favorite activities include talking, listening to music, ranting, scrolling the internet, and reading… comics. She is really bad at paying attention,...

Emilee Groth

Emilee Groth

As a first-year Apple Leaf reporter in her Junior year, Emilee Groth finds it necessary to walk you through a bit of what makes her her. Emilee’s favorite food is pancakes by far-- just ask her mom. If Emilee had it her way she’d have pancakes for b...

Gretta Wiersma

Gretta Wiersma

Gretta Wiersma is a 3rd year Apple Leaf staff member and is this year’s Sports section editor. She is super duper excited to continue to learn about writing, design, and journalism in general. Gretta is passionately involved with ASB, the girls soccer team...

Riley Kunz

Riley Kunz

Sophomore Riley Kunz is a first year member for the Apple Leaf. When he’s not photoshopping pointless pictures with Editor Spencer Bruno, you’ll usually find him playing basketball, football, or running the 400 on the Track Team. He enjoys eating, read...

Abby Wilt

Abby Wilt

Abby Wilt is a sophomore and this is her first year as a staff reporter for The Apple Leaf. She loves being involved, eating donuts, swimming, taking pictures with her friends, and traveling with her family. Abby loves her dogs and spends lots of time with th...

Brooklyn Vickery

Brooklyn Vickery

Brooklyn Vickery is a graphic design/photo editor for the Apple Leaf. Brooklyn joined Apple Leaf sophomore year to gain more writing experience and to become more involved within the high school. Outside of school and work you can probably find her somew...

Sophia Dillon

Sophia Dillon

Sophia Dillon is a junior at Wenatchee, and she is this year’s Opinion editor. Over this next year, Sophia plans on spending every second of her weekends working on homework (except on production weekends, of course), as well as being a super involv...

Sydney Lenssen

Sydney Lenssen

Sophomore Sydney Lenssen is a first year reporter for The Apple Leaf. She loves being involved in school activities and swims on the WHS swim team. When she’s not at school, she loves to ski, hike, bike, and spend time with her family and dog. She enj...

Tara Dilly

Tara Dilly

Sophomore Tara Dilly is a first year reporter for The Apple Leaf. Outside of school, she enjoys socializing, going to Target, and sleeping. In school, Tara participates in Varsity Girls Swimming. Tara is excited to learn how to become a reporter and to mak...

Layne Knipfer

Layne Knipfer

Quick. Agile. In a blink of an eye he leaves competitors in the dust. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s definitely not congress passing legislation. It could be his metabolism. However, this humble young man is Lucas Jobe. He is a fine stu...

Mackenzie Mueller

Mackenzie Mueller

Mackenzie Mueller participates in the Golden Apple marching band along with being on the WHS Swim team.  She often is at the High School for more than 15 hours a day. Everyone  told her that marching band and swim team couldn’t be done together, an...

Hailey West

Hailey West

Hailey West is a first-year staff member, a senior, and is so excited to be a part of The Apple Leaf team. As a part of The Apple Leaf, Hailey hopes to learn more about journalism, get more involved in the high school, and have a great time with the other r...

Ellie Toth

Ellie Toth

Ellie Toth is a first year staff member, a junior, and is beyond excited to contribute to The Apple Leaf team. Throughout this year Ellie hopes to learn more about writing, photography, and continue to make new friends throughout the high school. In her ...

Lauren Clark

Lauren Clark

Junior Lauren Clark is a first year reporter and photographer for The Apple Leaf and is looking forward to being a part of the team. This year she is excited to learn more about journalism, and capture the exciting moments at Wenatchee High School with h...

Marc Hernandez

Marc Hernandez

Marc Anthony Hernandez is a Wenatchee High School senior, ASB president, and a first year reporter on The Apple Leaf. He’s also a part of cross country, but if you ask him why, he won't be able to give you a reasonable answer. He has 7 last names, tea...