The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

The Student News Site of Elkhart High School

The PENNANT Online

2018-2019 Staff

Junior Felisha Campanello is the News Editor for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS. She specializes in news writing and enjoys writing about health and nutrition.

Felisha Campanello

Hi, I’m Felisha :) I’m a junior and I’m the news editor for GENESIS! I play volleyball and throw discus for our Track and Field team. I’m really tall, and no, I don’t play basketball. My biggest pet-peeve is when people crack their knuckles and back. In two years, I want to play volleyball in college and major in business. I love all music genres, except for pop. My favorite drink from Sta...

Michael Schoon

Michael Schoon

Hi my name is Michael Schoon and I’m a GENESIS Staff Writer. I joined GENESIS because I love to write about new things and I am currently working on getting my first book published. Besides being a writer, I also joined JROTC at Elkhart Memorial High School. I joined JROTC to experience something that is fun and challenging at the same time.

Senior Xavier Sullivan is a second year staff writer on the Elkhart Memorial GENESIS staff. He specializes in opinion columns.

Xavier Sullivan

Hai, my name is Xavier Sullivan, and I am a second year staff writer for GENESIS. I am also the president of the Gay-Straight Alliance Club, which I have been a member of since its founding my freshman year.  I am also a musician in Symphony Orchestra. Outside of school, I work at Taco Bell and am a member of the Boy Scouts.

Sophomore Lyn Jarrell is a staff writer for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS who specializes in opinion and column writing.

Lyn Jarrell

Hi. I’m Lyn Jarrell, a junior, and this is my third year as a staff writer for Pennant/Genesis. I mostly write Opinion stories. In my free time, I go to dance classes, write poetry and stories, and practice special effects.     

Senior Caleb Webb is the sports editor for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS who specializes in sports and opinion writing.

Caleb Webb

Hi, I’m Caleb Webb, and this is my second year on GENESIS, and I am the Sports Editor.  My favorite things to write about are all types of sports stories along with random opinion stories as well.  When I’m not busy (being yelled at or bossed around by the EIC’s, still love you guys though!) I love to play football as well as baseball (you could say I'm kinda like Justin Verlander). On top...

Jiana Woods

Jiana Woods

Hi, my name is Jiana Woods.  My role is a staff writer for GENESIS.  I’ve written feature, news, sports, reviews and I’m now dipping my toes into the pool of opinion.  I love Color Guard, TV, and Music.  In my free time, I’m usually eating or sleeping.

Margaret Wiegand

Margaret Wiegand

Hello! My name is Margaret Wiegand. I am currently a junior and this is my second year as a staff writer on the GENESIS Staff. I enjoy writing stories in all aspects, but I’d have to say that interviewing has to be my favorite. Not only am I a staff writer here at Elkhart Memorial, but I have been on the varsity volleyball team since my freshman year.

Kaitlin Presswood

Kaitlin Presswood

Hi, I’m Kaitlin Presswood, (most people call me Kait) and I’m a first year staff writer with GENESIS!  I keep myself pretty busy being an editor for our other publication, MONOLITH, as well as being involved in SSAC, Student Government, and PEERS. When I’m not running around like a chicken with my head cut off with school activities, you can find me on the volleyball court, traveling, or hanging ou...

Hailey Mullet

Hailey Mullet

Hi, I’m Hailey Mullet (:  I am currently in my first year as a staff writer for Memorial’s student publication, GENESIS.  My favorite sections to write for are news and entertainment.  Some things you’ll catch me doing outside of GENESIS are shopping and taking pictures.  

Senior Rayna Minix is the Entertainment Editor for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS. She specializes in movie reviews and opinion columns.

Rayna Minix

Hello, my name is Rayna Minix.  I am currently a senior and the Entertainment Editor for GENESIS.  I also take on the role as Co-Editor-in-chief of the 2019-2020 Monolith.  I’ve always had a strong passion for writing and I pride myself on my opinion pieces.  When I’m not finishing up a story at the last minute, I’m either going to concerts, playing soccer, hanging out with friends, trave...

Dana Ibarra

Dana Ibarra

Hello:) my name is Dana Ibarra. I am a Junior and this is my second year on GENESIS staff. I love writing and design. However, I’ve always had a passion for photography. It gives me the chance to express myself with endless possibilities. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, playing with my dogs, and hanging out with my close friends. I am also in weapon line for color guard and winter guard. I spin ...

Abigail Gratzol

Abigail Gratzol

Hi, I’m Abby and this is my second year on GENESIS as a writer and photographer. I am also the communications specialist for Memorial Student Tech Services, so I’ll be writing some technology-related pieces. I love history, science, and writing. My favorite type of writing is creative and I want to create things that people will enjoy.

Senior Jenaro Delprete is a second year staff writer for GENESIS who specializes in music and movie reviews.

Jenaro DelPrete

My name is Jenaro, and if you DM our Twitter page, I will exclusively answer in movie quotes. This is my second year writing for GENESIS and my last year in high school. In my free time I make music, hang out with the buds, and endlessly watch movies. Don’t forget to vote for Pedro!

Christian Ayers

Christian Ayers

What is up, my name is Christian and I am a junior.  I am pretty involved in my school.  I run cross country and track, and I am also involved in Student Government.  I am a staff writer for the GENESIS Publication and I mainly focus on opinion writing, mostly more politically motivated stories.  However, that is not all I write, but it is what I like to write and inform people about as it is a ...

Sherri Greenfield-Ludwig

Sherri Greenfield-Ludwig

I’m Sherri Greenfield-Ludwig, the adviser for GENESIS.  I also advise our yearbook, Monolith, and teach Language Arts in our Early College program at Memorial.  I have been teaching since 2008.  When I am not providing guidance to my student journalists or scrambling to meet a yearbook deadline, I am reading true crime and psychological thrillers.  I am also absolutely in love with my husband...

Senior Kailey Blazier is the opinion editor for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS who specializes in opinion writing.

Kailey Blazier

Hi! My name is Kailey, but you already know that. I am the Opinion Editor and I have been in this crazy family for four years now so this is my last year (sad face). I’m probably one of the nicest editors on staff, but don’t tell the others I said that! Some of my favorite things include pole vault, sad chick flicks, and my two adorable bulldogs.

Brian Ketchum

Brian Ketchum

Heyyo, my name is Brian Ketchum.  I am probably the funniest person you know and also the most beautiful, not to be conceited.  I am the Entertainment Editor as well as the most important piece to this amazing publication; I like to consider myself the glue of GENESIS.  This is my second year as a reporter on the GENESIS staff, but only my first year being important.  Apart from devoting a lot of my...

Tyler Lehner

Tyler Lehner

Howdy! My name is Tyler and I am an Editor-In-Chief. I have been living this exciting dream for four years now, and I love this staff more than I love the new Popeyes chicken sandwich. My mission is to bring out the best in my staff’s writing abilities all while making memories doing so. In addition to being an EIC for GENESIS, I am the quarterback for the football team, and I run unified track....

Senior Jahlea Douglas is an Editor-in-chief for Elkhart Memorial GENESIS who specializes in opinion and feature writing.

Jahlea Douglas

Hello!  My name is Jahlea Douglas and I am one of two EIC's for GENESIS.  I am also the feature and design editor and have been a part of the staff for four years. Sadly, I am a senior and will be leaving my second family sooner than I want to :( Anyways, besides writing the editorial and feature, I am the captain of EMHS girls soccer team, and I am the secretary of our athletic council, Varsity C...

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