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2015-2016 The Journal Online Staff

Carson Read

Staff Writer

Hi! I’m Carson Read, a sophomore at DHS. This is my first year to partake in the newspaper staff. I’m an active 4-h and FFA member and a Texas A&M livestock ambassador. My hobbies consist of public speaking, showing li... 

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Madison Scroggins

Staff Writer

Hey, I’m Madison Scroggins and this is my first year to be on Newspaper. I am a freshman and I’m also a part of the debate team. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, and drawing. My favorite classes are English a... 

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Madeline Smith

Staff Writer

Hi guys! My name is Madeline, and this is my freshman year at DHS. I'm involved in band and SSJ, and this is also my first year on newspaper staff. I've always been interested in writing and I love to experience new things in the sc... 

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Taylor Durham

Staff Writter

Hello! My name is Taylor Durham, and I’m a freshman here at DHS! I am the freshman class secretary, a member of the Eagle Dolls, SSJ and Eagle Drive Baptist Church. After I graduate, I want to become a lawyer and one day own... 

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Nate Carr

Staff Writer

Hi. My name is Nathaniel Carr, and I’m a freshman this year at DHS. This is my first year on newspaper, but I took a journalism class prior to joining. I’m in theater, fishing and robotics as well. In my spare time I work... 

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Kiki Mckendrick


I started creative photography as a freshman. Yearbook and newspaper was not a student run organization at the school I attended my freshman year. My sophomore year, I decided to take journalism to be able to continue photography... 

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Maclaine Lowery

Staff Writer

Hi! I’m Maclaine Lowery and this is my first year to be a part of the newspaper staff and I can’t wait! I’m a junior here at DHS and I’m a part of the varsity volleyball team, Spanish National Honor Society and the Decatur... 

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Jake Warren

Staff Writer

Hey! I’m Jake Warren, a senior at DHS. This is my first year in newspaper, and I’m really excited to be a part of it! I’m a basketball player, and both a class and NHS officer. I’m really looking forward to everything... 

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Mickey Drewry

Staff Writer

Hey everyone! My name is Mickey, and this is my senior year at DHS. I am your Student Council President and am also Head Marching Officer in the band. I love playing soccer and writing is my strong suit. I spent two years on yearbook... 

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Allan Allsbrooks


Hi, I’m Allan Allsbrooks. Some people might know me as Wyatt or Wallan, a mixture of my first and middle name. One of my favorite things in the world are Apple products, such as the iPhone, Mac, and iPad. My friends know me... 

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Racha'el Ussery


Hi, I’m Rachael and this is my second year on newspaper staff, as well as my first year as editor-in-chief. I have a passion for writing and photography, which is why I joined the staff. The best part is, I get to write alongside... 

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Lexie Chapman

Staff Writer

Hey, I’m Lexie and this is my second year as a staff writer for DHS Newspaper. I have always enjoyed writing since I was a little girl, but I have just recently (in the past three years) started taking it seriously. My favorite... 

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