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2017-2018 Staff

Taryn Holmes

Staff Writer

Hey everyone! My name is Taryn Holmes and now that i am in my second year at Decatur High School, I finally get to write for The Journal! I moved to Decatur the summer before my freshman year and completely fell in love...

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Cate Young

Staff Writer

Hi guys I’m Cate! I am a sophomore and this will mark my first year on The Journal staff. I’m so excited to write for DHS, especially with my friends Lauren and Nathan! I’m excited to write for The Journal so ...

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Nathan Martin

Staff Writer

Howdy! I’m Nathan, at school I am part of the tennis team and newspaper staff. Five words that describe my personality include: funny, subversive, influential, imaginative and sad. I’m going into my second year of writing...

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Taylor Jayo

Staff Writer

Hey! I’m Taylor Jayo, a sophomore here at DHS. This year will be my second year on staff and I have high hopes for what the future has in store! Writing has always been a passion of mine, so I took the opportunity to ...

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Lauren Dusek

Staff Writer

Hey! I’m Lauren Dusek and a sophomore at DHS. This is my second year writing on the newspaper staff. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with my friends and playing with my dog. My favorite shows are Keeping Up with the Ka...

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Harper Lowery

Staff Writer, Social Media Guru

Hi! My name is Harper and I’m a sophomore here at DHS. I play for the varsity volleyball team, as well as club volleyball year-round. I love Friends, That’70s Show, coffee, and dogs! I have two sisters, Caroline and Maclaine....

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Alejandra Ruiz

Staff Writer

Hey guys! My name is Alejandra Ruiz and I’m a junior here at DHS! This is my second year on the newspaper staff as a staff writer. Alongside writing for The Journal, I enjoy chatting with friends, shopping online, and helping...

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Faith Myers

Photography Editor

Hey everyone! My name is Faith Myers and this year I'm a senior at DHS. This is my second year as the photography editor for the newspaper staff and my fourth year in the Journalism department. Alongside newspaper, Im the...

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Carson Read

Co Editor-In-Chief

Hello! My name is Carson Read and I’m humbled to say that I am one of the Editors of The Journal this year! Alongside newspaper, I am an active member of FFA and serve as the Decatur FFA President. Journalism is a treasured...

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Taylor Durham

Co Editor-In-Chief

Hello! My name is Taylor Durham, and I’m a junior here at DHS! I am one of the Editors of The Journal, a dancer on the Eagle Dolls, an AP student and I will also be writing for the Wise County Messenger this year. I ...

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Nate Carr

Webmaster, Staff Writer

Hey everyone, my name is Nathaniel, but everyone calls me Nate, and this is my 3rd year on the Journal newspaper staff. I'm the publication's webmaster this year and I strive to write and create the highest quality content for...

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