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Abigail Lindsay

Abigail Lindsay is currently a senior at Carlisle High School and attended WJMC 2019 session 1(go green machine!). She is the co-editor in chief for Periscope, her school’s student news site, and is the production editor for the yearbook. Abigail has a love for journalism, Glee, and ice cream and she also enjoys getting to write creatively. Abigail loved her time at WJMC and left with a new passion for journalism, and she is excited to get to be a part of YAB.

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Addison Kolzow

Addison Kolzow attended session one of WJMC 2019 and was a member of the yellow group. Addison is a junior at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She is a pub editor and reporter on her school newspaper, the Purple Gem. She has a passion for journalism and hopes to pursue a career in business or law, and she believes WJMC helped her come closer to accomplishing that goal.

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Peyton Keyes

Peyton Keyes is currently in hersenior year at Pineville Independent in Kentucky. She is the editor of the yearbook at herschool, and currently in the process of trying to create her school’s first ever newspaper. She attended WJMC in 2019 and it was the best experience of her life. She is so excited for the chance to influence other students the way the WJMC faculty and staff influenced hers.

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Jasmine Kettles

Jasmine Kettles is from San Diego, California and is an honor roll student at Madison High School. She is also a member of the National Honor Society of High School Scholars and received a nomination for the Congress Global Award of Excellence, August 2019. She also attended WJMC during the summer of 2019. She is a starter for her school’s varsity volleyball and basketball teams and is bilingual in Spanish, a passionate writer and loves to travel.

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Steven Hogencamp

Steven is a part of the class of 2021 at Oxford Academy in Cypress, California. Steven went to WJMC 2019 and it showed him how important journalism is in the world and the effect it has on people. At school, Steven is an active participant in Model United Nations, the school newspaper (The Gamut), and his varsity baseball team which he has been a part of since freshman year. After high school, Steven wishes to go to Arizona State and study Sports Journalism become a Sports Broadcaster when he grows up.

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Phenix Halley

Phenix Halley is from Atlanta, GA and is a senior at Saint Margaret’s Boarding School for Girls in Tappahannock, VA. She has taken advantage of her school leadership positions, as she has been president of her class for two years, tour guide, desk assistant, RA and an active member of her school’s Student Government Association all while being a member of her school’s literary magazine and yearbook committee. With her current position as school photographer, Phenix is able to capture school events while fulfilling her passion for photography. In her free time, Phenix enjoys reading, riding her bike, listening to music, and watching her favorite show, “Friends.” Phenix plans to study journalism after graduating from high school.

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Olivia Hagele

Olivia Hagele is from Nevada City, California and attended WJMC in 2019 as a member of the Lime group. She currently attends Walla Walla University and is pursuing a degree in Business and Psychology while pursuing her passion by minoring in Journalism. She loves to be outdoors, hammock, drinks coffee, photography, writing, and being with her friends. A favorite quote of hers by Maya Angelou keeps her motivated throughout all of life’s challenges…”We may encounter defeats but we must not be defeated.”

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Elise Gillis

Elise Gillis is from New Hampshire and currently a junior at Portsmouth Christian Academy. She is currently captain of our girl’s varsity soccer team and leader of the missions club at my school. Elise has traveled to Mexico and Costa Rica on missions trips photographing and writing about my experiences. She hopes one day she can show others what she saw and wrote.

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Megan Gentile

Megan Gentile is a senior at Holliston High School in Holliston, Massachusetts. She is the editor-in-chief of her school’s newspaper and yearbook and hopes to pursue journalism in the future. She is also a member of the concert band and jazz band, a captain of the varsity swim team and participate in Destination Imagination and Girl Scouts. She attended WJMC in 2019 as a proud member of the pink group. As a member of the youth advisory board, she can’t wait to help future correspondents have an amazing experience at WJMC just as she did.

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Candace Gallardo

Candace Gallardo is a senior at Oley Valley High School in Oley, Pennsylvania. She is on the cross country and track team and is part of the Spanish club. Candace plans on majoring in journalism and communications in college. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling and meeting new people and can’t wait to help WJMC grow.