2017-2018 Staff

Jourdan Jackson

Staff Reporter

My name is Jourdan Jackson and I'm a junior. I just recently transferred here and this is my first time doing newspaper. I am a versatile writer, but I enjoy writing articles on sports. I am part of the basketball team and in...

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Nick McLawhorn

Staff Reporter

I am a senior with a ton of school pride. I have played baseball, basketball, and football all four years. I am in NHS and Student Voice. I joined newspaper to help encourage others to be involved during their time in high school.

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Scott Gardner

Staff Reporter

Hello everyone my name is Scott Gardner, I am a senior at Alan B. Shepard High School. This is my very first year as a writer for the schools newspaper. Writing is very fun to me because I get to express my feelings and thoughts...

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Angeline Schmelzer

Editor-in-Chief

Hello!! I am Angeline Schmelzer and Editor-in-Chief of the Freedom Seven News. I have enjoyed my years here at Shepard, but I can’t wait to graduate and start a new life in college. I love to write and plan on being a journalist...

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Kyle Ross

Staff Reporter

My name is Kyle. I write, that’s about it. I’m a sophomore, and it’s my first year at this school. It’s also my first year in newspaper, so that’s interesting I guess. I want to be an author.  I rolled a dice to pick...

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McKenzie Reh

News Editor

My name is McKenzie. I am currently a junior. I like to read fictional books. My favorite book series that I have read is the Harry Potter book series. I also love to watch TV shows and movies on Netflix. I like writing news articles...

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Declan Quinlan

Staff Reporter

I am a senior at Shepard. I am a middle child in a family of 5. My favorite type of articles to write are sports articles. I was the running back on the football team this year.

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Trevor Lorek

Staff Reporter

My name is Trevor Lorek and I am a part of baseball and soccer. I like to party. My favorite things to do are watch sports and TV. I can't wait to go to college, even though I love high school. My favorite foods are any kind of...

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Emily Jordan

Staff Reporter

Hey! I'm Emily and I'm the human version of a strawberry. At least that's what the lunch ladies call me. I'm a sophomore and this is my first year in newspaper. I love art and theater. I've been drawing since I was little and...

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Bradley Fox

Editorial Editor

My name is Bradley Fox and I'm a senior. I'm the Editorial Editor for the Freedom Seven. I like listening to music and watching hockey and racing. I am on the speech team and in the auto club at Shepard. I like newspaper because...

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Anthony Lopez

Staff Reporter

My name is Anthony Lopez, I'm a senior pitcher on the baseball team. I am very passionate about sports and sports writing. I come from a very large family in which I'm the second oldest of 10 kids. I'm very outgoing and family...

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Liliana Esparza

Staff Reporter

My name is Lili and I'm a senior here at Alan B. Shepard High School. I spend most of my days working and hanging out with my friend. I often don't have much time for after school activities but when given the chance I attend...

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Jason Krause

Staff Reporter

I like to hang out with my friends and play sports. I am on the Cross Country team. I took newspaper because I want to see my name in the school's paper. My future is to study culinary at Moraine Valley.

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Jackson Busch

Entertainment Editor

Hi my name is Jackson Busch and I'm interested in reading, writing, and architecture. I'm in the robotics club and I chose newspaper because of my joy of writing. After high school I plan on going to Moraine Valley for two years...

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Emilie Bowman

Sports Editor

Hi my name is Emilie and I'm a junior. This is my second year on the Freedom Seven staff and this year I'm head sports editor. Along with writing for school, I write for the Crestwood Township Newspaper as a featured writer. I...

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Valerie Banis

Staff Reporter

My name is Valerie Banis and I'm a senior here at Shepard. I really enjoy photography. I also like helping my friends through their issues. I am in photo club and played volleyball for nine years. I took newspaper because I enjoy...

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Adrian Araiza

Staff Reporter

My name is Adrian Araiza and I'm 18 years old. I play baseball as an outfielder and am a staff reporter for the Freedom Seven. I enjoy writing about sports.

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Nadia Amoah

Staff Reporter

Hi, I am Nadia Amoah and I'm a junior. I am on the Astros Dance team and enjoy expressing my feelings and emotions through it. Newspaper is just another example of something I use to express emotions and feelings. My goal for...

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Morgan Miller

Feature Editor

My name is Morgan Miller, I am a senior in high school and a feature editor. Some hobbies and interests are coloring, singing, fishing, watching T.V. I love food, dogs, and spending time with my family. I'm newspaper because I...

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