The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

2022-2023 Staff

Kaylee Stetzel
Staff Writer

Kaylee Stetzel

Like any well-taken photograph, there is more to sophomore Kaylee Stetzel than meets the eye.  As a journalist, Stetzel favors photography and yearbook work; her favorite photo she’s taken was of a fenced dirt pathway in...

Kaden Lensch
Staff Writer

Kaden Lensch

Kaden Lensch is a 15 going on 16-year-old journalist in his sophomore year at Atlantic High School. Only in his first year of journalism, he has yet to join a specific division of journalism. In general, he likes journalism be...

Emma Rose
Staff Writer

Emma Rose

Ready to spike on a great photo opportunity, sophomore Emma Rose is here to win. Rose is a prominent participant in many activities aside from journalism; these include: playing piano since she was five, soccer, track, golf, ...

Jersey Phippen
Staff Writer

Jersey Phippen

Jersey Phippen is a sophomore at Atlantic High School and has been in journalism for almost a year. Her after school sports involve volleyball, track, soccer, competitive dancing, and of course, journalism. She works at the YM...

James Waggoner
Staff writer

James Waggoner

James Waggoner   James Waggoner is a Junior and a journalist at Atlantic High School. “I was curious,” Waggoner said about joining journalism and writing stories since he writes fictional stories in his free time. Wa...

Jeremy Waldmann
Staff Writer

Jeremy Waldmann

AHS Sophomore Jeremy Waldmann started journalism this year. Waldmann decided to join journalism because he really likes to take pictures with Gradyn O’Hara. In Journalism Waldmann has written Clevi Johnson's editor bio and ...

Kate Nichols
Staff Writer

Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols´ favorite thing to do in journalism is to take pictures and write stories. In journalism, Nichols´ enjoyed taking pictures of the musical Spongebob. She really enjoyed being behind the scenes, seeing how everythi...

Aubrey Welsh
Staff Writer

Aubrey Welsh

AHS sophomore Aubrey Welsh is a staff writer for Journalism. This is her first year as part of the department. She became interested in Journalism “to find new better ways to take pictures and to learn how to write even bett...

Isabelle Symonds
Staff Writer

Isabelle Symonds

Isabelle Symonds is an AHS sophomore and a first-year journalism student. Symonds joined because she thought it would be fun, and a lot of her friends were doing it. She is “not a fan of taking pictures,” but loves writing ...

Alix Nath
Staff Writer

Alix Nath

Alix Nath is a sophomore at AHS and has been in journalism for almost a year. Nath is involved in Jazz Band, Show Choir Band, Band, Speech, and Debate, as well as helping with plays and musicals by working backstage. Their fav...

Austin Kalny
Staff Writer

Austin Kalny

Junior Austin Kalny is a journalist at AHS. She joined journalism because she liked taking pictures and being able to seek out and share the news. Her favorite part of journalism is writing any type of important stories.  ...

Kaydee Pedersen
Staff Writer

Kaydee Pedersen

AHS Sophomore Kaydee Pedersen is a journalist for AHS Journalism. This is Pedersen’s first year.  “I like taking pictures because you can always capture the action and always see the emotion or movement in the picture. It...

Molly Harris
Staff Writer

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a sophomore and an AHS needle journalist. They decided to join journalism this year because they’re interested in sharing stories that no one else would have known otherwise, and also because of photography and...

Nissa Molgaard
Staff Writer

Nissa Molgaard

Nissa Molgaard is a sophomore who is very involved in softball, student council, speech and debate, and the musical. During the musical, she was the stage manager where she gets “the hands-on feel and a behind-the-scenes lo...

J. Molina
Staff Writer

J. Molina

J. Molina is a 15-year-old AHS sophomore and first-year journalist. Molina enjoys drawing, writing, music, musical theater, and acting. They participate in speech and debate, drama, and band. They went to All-State last year fo...

Mariah Huffman
Staff Writer

Mariah Huffman

Mariah Huffman is a 15-year-old sophomore at Atlantic Highschool. She decided to join Journalism because she wanted to take pictures. Her favorite memory in Journalism has been taking pictures at TWIRP volleyball. M. Huffman is...

Kylie Templeton
Staff Writer

Kylie Templeton

Kylie Templeton is a 15 year old sophomore at Atlantic highschool and a member of Journalism. Templeton joined Journalism because she enjoys photography and has heard great things about Mrs. Berryhill and her class. Her favorite par...

Addie Welsh
Staff Writer

Addie Welsh

Adelynn “Addie” Welsh is a junior at Atlantic High School who has been part of the journalism team for less than a year. Yet to join a department in journalism and is still learning the ins and outs of everything, her fav...

Damion Shampang
Staff Writer

Damion Shampang

AHS sophomore Damion Shampang is involved in journalism. Shampang has enjoyed taking pictures and making friends throughout his time in journalism. Shampang has also written some senior stories in journalism. One thing Shampa...

Emma Winford
Staff Writer

Emma Winford

Journalist Emma Winford is a sophomore at AHS where she is very active in many different extracurricular activities. She is a member of the student council where she organizes many different school activities and events. Emma is ...

Jaylen JJ McDaniel
Staff writer

Jaylen “JJ” McDaniel

Jaylen McDaniel Jaylen McDaniel also known as “JJ”, is a sophomore at AHS. This is his first year in journalism. Being a part of journalism has gotten him the opportunity to have “fun” in high school and take pictures. Jour...

Ditsha Chaudhari
Staff Writer

Ditsha Chaudhari

Senior Ditsha Chaudhari is a first year AHS Journalism student. They love math and science, earning a place in honors classes. They joined journalism because, “I just like stories,” they said. Chaudhari loves, “freedom to ...

Anna Potts
Staff Writer

Anna Potts

AHS Sophomore Anna Potts is a staff writer for Journalism. This is her first year being a part of the department. She joined journalism because of her special interest in writing, like putting her “thoughts into words,” and ...

Gradyn OHara
Staff Writer

Gradyn O’Hara

Gradyn O'Hara is a sophomore and a journalist for AHS needle. O’Hara started journalism last year. “I thought it would be fun to take pictures,” he said. O'hara's favorite part of journalism is taking pictures. He is curre...

Trinity Christensen
Staff Writer

Trinity Christensen

Trinity Christensen is a senior at AHS and has almost completed her entire schooling here. Christensen is a member of the school band, playing clarinet for seven years now. She enjoys learning new music and being about to expand...

Ella Meyer
Staff Writer

Ella Meyer

AHS sophomore Ella Meyer started journalism this year. She has written Katie Birge’s Editor bio and Kylie Pulido's Editor bio and the teachers of AHS hobbies. In journalism, she has also taken many pictures. Other than being...

Broadcasting Editor

Bennett Whetstone

“I joined as soon as I could,” said Bennett Whetstone. Whetstone has been in journalism since his sophomore year here at AHS. Whetstone has been involved in journalism, cross country, and track.  Whetstone has been in broadcasting and the y...

Katie Birge
Yearbook Lead Editor, Newspaper Editor

Katie Birge

AHS Senior Katie Birge has been in Journalism for three years. She's been a part of Intro to Journalism, Yearbook, and Newspaper. Something that has been her favorite is designing things. Another part is photography, ¨I’m no...

Helena Buliche
Yearbook Editor

Helena Buliche

Helena Buliche is a yearbook editor for AHS Journalism. “I have been in journalism for two years,” she said. Buliche said she loves the journalism environment. She loves socializing and working with people. For jobs, Buliche ...

Abbi Richter
Yearbook Editor

Abbi Richter

Abbi Richter is one of Atlantic High School’s many juniors and is active in the AHS journalism program. Richter is also active in basketball, track, and softball. “I love sports, I like competing, and it’s fun to hang out with...

Korbin Johnson
Yearbook Editor

Korbin Johnson

Korbin Johnson is a junior at Atlantic High School and has been in journalism for two years. His department in journalism is yearbook. “It’s pretty fun, pretty chill,” he said. Johnson’s favorite part of journalism is ...

Keeley Pedersen
Yearbook Editor

Keeley Pedersen

Keeley Pedersen is a junior you may know her for being honest, funny, loud, and outgoing. She’s taking Journalism because she “finds it fun and likes working on the yearbook.” Pedersen said that her best accomplishment fr...

Mason McFadden
Broadcasting Editor

Mason McFadden

Mason McFadden, 17, has taken part in journalism for the past two years. Mcfadden’s favorite department of choice is broadcasting because “I love editing and I'm good at it so it's only natural.”  His favorite part of journalism is making fu...

Maylynn Ferrell
Yearbook Editor

Maylynn Ferrell

Maylynn Ferrell, an Ahs junior, has been involved in journalism for two years. Ferrell was involved in many activities such as Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and Journalism, specifically with the yearbook department. She joined...

Alex Sonntag
Yearbook Editor

Alex Sonntag

Junior Alex Sonntag is going on his second year in journalism. Last year, Sonntag was a part of the Intro to Journalism class and “did a little bit of everything.” This year, Sonntag is in the yearbook. He is looking forward...

Claire Pellett
Newspaper Editor

Claire Pellett

Claire Pellett is a junior and an editor for AHS Needle at Atlantic High School. Pellett took part in journalism last year. “I really like how much independence we have and how creative we can get to be in the class," she sa...

Genevieve McCalla
Senior Magazine Editor

Genevieve McCalla

Junior Genevieve McCalla participates in journalism because she likes being able to contribute her writing to the senior magazine and AHS Needle. “It makes me happy,” McCalla said. She also likes the experiences and the d...

Abigail Muller
Senior Magazine Editor

Abigail Muller

Junior Abigail Muller is a Senior Magazine Editor. She has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. In her first year, she learned everything there is to know about journalism. From exploring all the different bra...

Katreen Buliche
JP Staff

Katreen Buliche

Sophomore Katreen Buliche is a JP editor at AHS. Buliche's best work in journalism has been her photography and her first photo project. She can’t wait to grow in her photography and learn more techniques. Buliche is hoping t...

Clevi Johnson
Broadcasting Editor

Clevi Johnson

Clevi Johnson is a senior at Atlantic Highschool and has been in journalism for two years. Johnson is currently doing broadcasting. His favorite part of journalism is meeting knew people and making videos. Johnson said “I lik...

Kyra Rink
Yearbook Editor

Kyra Rink

Junior Kyra Rink has been involved in journalism since the beginning of her sophomore year and is now in her third semester. “I love taking pictures and playing around with the cameras. It's something I've never really done before b...

Alyssa Neal
Newspaper Editor

Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal is an AHS junior and a second-year journalism student. Neal does a little bit of everything. She has made a yearbook page, videos for Eye of the Needle, and currently works in the newspaper department which is her favorit...

Lillian Stufflebeam
Newspaper Photographer

Lillian Stufflebeam

When she’s not singing on the stage, you can find senior Lillian Stufflebeam behind the camera admiring the action. Stufflebeam has been a part of journalism for three years, during which she has participated in both the ye...

Elizabeth Anderson
AHS Needle Lead Editor

Elizabeth Anderson

Journalism is as much about the community as it is about the news. Elizabeth Anderson is a lead editor of the newspaper division. She likes to "highlight people who don't get light shone on them much." She joined journalism he...

Edria Brummer
Broadcasting, Yearbook Editor

Edria Brummer

Senior Edria Brummer has been in journalism since her sophomore year.  Throughout her time in the journalism department, she has done a little bit of everything.  She wrote stories for AHS Needle her sophomore year and bounced ...

Brooke Thompson
Broadcasting Editor

Brooke Thompson

An AHS Senior, Brooke Thompson, is a dancer, cheerleader, and AHS journalist. Thompson enjoys picture projects and finding cool, unique angles when taking pictures for Journalism. Some of her hobbies are dancing at Dance Atlantic, ...

Eleanor McCalla
Senior Magazine Lead Editor

Eleanor McCalla

About to run away with your stories and your hearts, senior Eleanor McCalla is here to succeed. McCalla is a journalist who has “dabbled” in all aspects of journalism since their freshman year, with her favorite part being wr...

Nina Welter
Business Manager, Yearbook Editor

Nina Welter

Nina Welter has kept herself busy during her high school career. Welter has participated in chamber choir, show choir, tennis, the musical, and multiple branches of journalism.  Welter has been in journalism since her sophomo...

Claire Wiederstein
Broadcasting Editor

Claire Wiederstein

Claire Wiederstien is a senior and has been in journalism for three years. She took part in the yearbook during her second year, and this year she’s taking on broadcasting. In journalism, she likes how involved you get in t...

Kylie Pulido
Broadcasting Lead Editor

Kylie Pulido

Senior Kylie Pulido has been in journalism since her sophomore year. She is involved in broadcasting where she is an editor and producer. Broadcasting is her favorite department to be a part of. Pulido said that the Christmas ...

Alex Garcia
Lead Broadcasting Editor, Lead Podcast Editor

Alex Garcia

“I would rather have people respect me than like me.” Senior Alex Garcia is all about authenticity, creativity, and having a positive attitude. They are AHS Journalism’s editor, news anchor, podcaster, and broadcaster. The...

Ally Peterson
Yearbook Lead Editor

Ally Peterson

Senior co-lead editor of the AHS yearbook, Ally Peterson has been in journalism since sophomore year knowing immediately that this was for them. Peterson said, “I loved Bhill (adviser Allison Berryhill), so I wanted to join...

Dakota Oswalt
AHS Needle Lead Editor, Podcast Lead Editor

Dakota Oswalt

Senior Dakota Oswalt is a dedicated third-year journalist of AHS. Oswalt said her favorite part of journalism is getting to tell the stories of other people in the school. “I love writing stories and then writing captions for t...

Laney Brosam
Yearbook Editor, Photo Editor

Laney Brosam

Senior Laney Brosam is currently in her third year of Journalism. She has been heavily involved in the yearbook department, with her primary passion being photography. “I like to take pictures and make yearbook spreads,” s...

Ava Rush
Yearbook Editor

Ava Rush

Between homework, sports, and other extracurriculars, time management can be hard to control. Junior Ava Rush is used to this lack of free time, as she is deeply involved in five activities. Journalism, cross country, volleyball, trac...

Allison Berryhill
Adviser

Allison Berryhill

Journalism advisor and English teacher Allison Berryhill has been teaching at Atlantic High School for 18 years, teaching English 1 and all branches of Journalism, including broadcasting, yearbook, and newspaper. “I love the fact th...