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2016-2017 Staff

Nathan Martin

Staff Writer

Greetings star shine, the earth says hello! I am Nathan; but you can also call me Nat. This is my freshman year at DHS. This semester will be my first in newspaper; I’m also involved in tennis and robotics. Some h...

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Taylor Jayo

Staff Writer

Hey! I’m Taylor Jayo, and a freshman here at DHS. I am super excited to be a part of the newspaper staff and to be able to bring new ideas to the table. I’ve loved to write ever since I was little, and am super ex...

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Lauren Dusek

Staff Writer

Hello! I’m Lauren Dusek and I’m a freshman this year at DHS. This is my first year on newspaper staff. In addition to writing for The Journal, I’m the Vice President of the Freshman Class, run cross country, play bask...

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Harper Lowery

Staff Writer

Hi guys! My name is Harper Lowery and I’m a freshman here at DHS. Ever since day one of journalism I was in love with it, and I’m so excited to start my first semester on the newspaper staff. Other than journalism, I ...

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Alejandra Ruiz

Staff Writer

Hey! I’m Alejandra Ruiz and I’m a sophomore this year at DHS. During my free time, I enjoy watching movies, being on social media and hanging out with my friends. Last year, I took Journalism because I wanted to try so...

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Faith Myers

Photography Editor

Hey everyone! My name is Faith Myers and this year I’m a junior at DHS. Even though this is my first year on newspaper staff , it’s not my first ride on the journalism train! When I enrolled in journalism my freshme...

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Carson Read


Hello! My name is Carson Read and I’m humbled to say that I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal this year! Alongside newspaper, I am an active member of FFA and serve as a Decatur FFA officer. Journalism is a treasur...

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Madison Scroggins

Staff Writer

My name is Madison Scroggins and I’m a staff writer for The Journal! I am a sophomore and this is my second year on staff. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, and hanging out with my friends. My goals for ...

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Taylor Durham

Assistant Editor

Hello! My name is Taylor Durham, and I’m a sophomore here at DHS! I am the Assistant Editor of the Journal, the manager of the Eagle Dolls, a member of SSJ, and absolutely stoked to work with this amazing staff! Aft...

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Nate Carr

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Nate Carr. I am a sophomore at DHS and this is my second year on the newspaper staff. This year I am training to be the Webmaster. I’m an honor student with a passion for the arts. Some of my favorites ...

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Allan Allsbrooks


Hey! My name is Allan Allsbrooks, and I’m officially a senior. I have been in student publications for the past 3 years, and now this year I’ll be mentoring sophomore Nate Carr to take over as Webmaster next year. Some of...

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