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2017-2018 Staff

Lucas Behrens

Lucas Behrends is an editor and videographer for the broadcasting class. His main role in journalism is to take pictures and short videos for Eye of the Needle. While in high school he has been involved in band, fall play, sp...

Reagan Pellett

Reagan Pellett became involved in journalism because of her older friends and her interest in taking pictures. Pellet is a yearbook editor, so she takes pictures for and designs pages in the yearbook. Pellett’s favorite part of jo...

Anna Lowary

Junior Annamaria Lowary has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year, which is when the class is first offered to students. Lowary creates many of the ads for Eye of the Needle (EON) with Kenzie Waters and Chloe Da...

Grace Bruckner

Grace Bruckner, an AHS senior, edits Eye of the Needle when it is her team's week but will help the other team to make sure they are putting out the best show they can. Bruckner also has many photographs in the yearbook and on Eye of t...

Brandon Woodard

Brandon Woodard is an editor for the broadcasting class. At the beginning of his junior year, Woodard decided to sign up for journalism as he thought it would be neat to learn about the behind the scenes activities. Woodard is a...

Connor Church

Connor (Churchy) Church, is a senior at Atlantic Highschool. He said he got into journalism from “people telling (him) to get into it to write the sports news.” Church has 30 or more stories on his sleeve and said, “(He)...

Kelsie Siedlik

Sophomore Kelsie Siedlik is a journalism production student with an interest in broadcasting. “It makes me feel like I’m in charge almost,” she said. She enjoys the editing aspect of broadcasting. Siedlik is also involved in stu...

Grace Clay

Grace Clay is an editor on the AHS Needle journalism team. Clay mainly writes reviews, but this year she has “branched” out and begun writing cross country stories. Journalism has helped her writing over all, and it has also...

Katie Schmitt

Katie Schmitt is a journalism production student but won't be around for any further classes because she is a senior. Schmitt wants to go to Iowa Western for a year then go to ACKCC in Kansas City to major in mortuary sciences....

Emma Templeton

Senior, Emma Templeton is the lead editor of the yearbook. Her job is to make sure that all of the editors are on the same page, she creates templates and spreadsheets, and she is the final step of review before the editors tu...

Callie Richter

In addition to AHS Journalism, sophomore Callie Richter is involved in soccer and AHS Fuel. In her free time, she enjoys running outside, going out to eat with friends, and listening to good music. Most of the time she finds herself...

Pluma Pross

Senior Pluma Pross has been involved in all aspects of AHS journalism over the past three years. This year she is a yearbook editor. Pross said her favorite part about yearbook is “the freedom we get to design our own pages....

Madison Fell

Maddy Fell, an AHS senior, has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. She is a Social Media editor for the journalism department while also working in the yearbook and conducting teacher interviews for Eye of t...

Kayla Mauk

  Atlantic High School sophomore Kayla Mauk, aka Kmauk4213, is a Journalism Production student. She has been involved in Student Council, AHS fuel, volleyball, wrestling managing, and soccer. Mauk is a member of the AHS Dan...

Tayler Burg

Tayler Burg, a senior at Atlantic High School has been involved in journalism for the past three years of high school. Burg has also been involved in track, spanish club, National Honor Society, Student Council as well as MVP ...

Kylie Neal

Kylie Neal is a senior at Atlantic High School and has partaken in several activities throughout her high school career. She has been involved in journalism, track, National Honor Society, mentoring, student council, AHS Fuel, wres...

Aleigh Bean

Senior Aleigh Bean has been in AHS Journalism since her sophomore year. Her role is making videos and making specials for the show Eye of the Needle (EON). One of Bean’s favorite parts about journalism is making videos. Her favorite ...

Cale Roller

Cale Roller, senior, goes to Atlantic High School and takes part in many activities such as journalism, football, wrestling as well as track and field. Roller is in broadcasting and said he enjoys making entertaining videos for ...

Ashley Wendt

Journalism is a family affair for the Wendts, as Ashley Wendt’s siblings got her involved in Journalism. Her brother Trevor was the first to join and he was the producer of Eye of the Needle during the 2017-18 school year. Wendt...

Anastasia Muell

It’s difficult to find a more energetic, positive and kind girl than senior Anastasia Muell. She has dedicated the past three years of her life to excelling in her activities and academics. She has participated in a myriad of...

Hannah Anstey

Junior Hannah Anstey enjoys the photography aspect of journalism, especially sports and musical events. She is also involved the Diversity show choir, where she sings alto. Her favorite song in this year’s program is the ba...

Hana Holtz

Hana Holtz, the lead editor of AHS Needle, assigns and edits stories for the school website. Holtz is the lead editor with 86 stories in total, the most published of the team. Originally, she didn’t plan on joining the journalism ...

Alyssa Brockob

Alyssa (Aly) Brockob, is a lead editor and author for AHS Needle. Brockob, along with Dani Mathisen, is in charge of the Senior Spotlight Magazine. They both write around 20 stories for the Senior Spotlight and figure out design...

Cole Sampson

Atlantic High School sophomore Cole Sampson is a member of the AHS journalism team. Though he is not yet sure which aspect of the school’s journalism depart he wishes to pursue, Sampson does have interest in working on onlin...

Kathryn Saluk

Senior, Katie Saluk, takes part in numerous activities in Atlantic High School. This would include cross country, soccer, Student Council, AHS fuel, and she takes an active part in the musical. Saluk was congratulated with th...

Chloe Davis

Chloe Davis, a senior at AHS is a part of the broadcasting team. Davis’ role in broadcasting is being the news anchor for the “black team.” Davis said her favorite part of journalism is “walking in and seeing food in the cubbi...

McKenzie Waters

McKenzie Waters, a senior at Atlantic High School, joined journalism because she wanted to learn more about how to take videos and pictures as well as work cameras. Her favorite part about journalism is being able to make scripts a...

Logan Templeton

Atlantic senior, Logan Templeton is a journalist for the Atlantic High School. He does all of AHS premium quality videos for EON. Templeton's favorite project is the current one he is working on. His project is to see what he w...

Noah Rutherford

Noah Rutherford has been a journalist since his sophomore year of high school. According to journalism advisor Allison Berryhill, Rutherford’s main focus is broadcasting. He edits videos and sometimes even stars in them. Rutherford ...

Mycala Kickland

Senior, Mycala Kickland, helps with multiple aspects of AHS journalism. “I help with trojan buzz and give them ideas, and I am in yearbook and I help create pages,” said Kickland. When Kylie Proehl and Kickland put togethe...

Kole Schmitt

AHS journalism member, Kole Schmitt is a producer for the Eye of the Needle. He said that the journalism project or story that he is most proud of was “probably the Christmas episode.” He also likes to hang out with his frie...

Cooper McDermott

Senior Cooper McDermott is a sports journalist on the AHS journalism team. McDermott said he is most proud of his Homecoming football story and that a specific aspect he enjoys about journalism is educator, Allison Berryhill....

Mariah Cook

Senior Mariah Cook is the head editor-in-chief of the yearbook department. She is most proud of the 2018 yearbook they are currently working on. “I’m excited for people to see it and get feedback of what they think,” said Coo...

Sarah Schorle

From looking at the middle school and high school yearbooks, Sarah Schorle has had a passion for journalism for a while. Schorle is one of the co-editors in chief for the Javelin, working with Hannah Alff to ensure the pages are de...

Chase McLaren

Sports have been a big part of Chase McLaren’s high school experience. Whether it be on the mat or diamond, you will always find McLaren working his hardest and doing his best. McLaren said wrestling is “a hard sport,” but that...

Sierra Parker

Sierra Parker is involved in journalism as the yearbook editor and one of the accomplishments she is most proud of in journalism is the videos that her, Belicia and her friend Destiny made. Parker enjoys coming up with ideas for...

Halsey Bailey

Halsey Bailey is a junior at Atlantic High School. She is a business manager for AHS Journalism as well as the Fine Arts Anchor for Eye of the Needle. “I enjoy broadcasting and the behind-the-scenes like behind the camera stuff....

Erin Wendt

Serving as a lead editor and one of the business managers, senior Erin Wendt has been involved in journalism since the beginning of her sophomore year. Wendt works alongside her sister Ashley in the lead-editor position for AH...

Abbey Bishop

Junior Abbey Bishop is an editor on the AHS journalism team. During her time as an editor, the story she is most proud of is, “the one about the six new teachers to AHS” last year. Her favorite part of the journalism program ...

Hannah Maley

Hannah Maley is an editor for the school yearbook, The Javelin. Maley wrote a story about the new teachers, where she went around and talked to all the teachers about where they’re from. She said “we had to type out everything...

Hannah Alff

Senior Hannah Alff is one of the co-editors in chief of the Javelin. This is her third year participating as a member of the AHS Journalism team, and she said, “I like to make the layouts for the yearbook and take pictures....

Taylor Hansen

Atlantic High School junior Taylor Hansen is a yearbook editor on the Journalism team. “I really enjoy the people and the environment. I also love the freedom we have as journalists,” Hansen said.  The story she’s most ...

Marcus Duranceau

“I do Trojan Buzz with Noah.”  Marcus Duranceau, a junior  stated about the role he played in the AHS needle. His most proud video is last week’s clown video, he loved how well it was put together. He enjoys the lemon d...

Noah Bruckner

Senior Noah Bruckner is the sports editor for AHS Needle in the journalism department this year. This means he has to “make sure all stories regarding sports are up and on the site.” Bruckner’s favorite piece he has written i...

Zeke Whetstone

Zeke Whetstone, also known as “dryrock,” is a family man that loves spending time on the beach with his best friends and family. He looks up to his mom and dad because of “how hard they work to turn nothing into something ...

Charity Williams

Senior Charity Williams is the Fine Arts Editor in the journalism department. She digs up the behind-the-scenes information on both the school newscast “Eye of the Needle” and the school newspaper, AHSNeedle.com. Williams said sh...

Shelby Pelzer

Since her sophomore year, Shelby Pelzer has been involved in journalism. In her junior year she was an anchor for the Eye of the Needle, and she is now the lead editor for the AHS Needle. As the lead editor, Pelzer is responsi...

Jaxson Eden

Jaxon Eden, Head anchor for Atlantic’s Eye of the Needle, fuels all of his outstanding efforts by the motivation to be better than others, or the best he himself can be. Those 24 people who beat him at state track last year ar...

Dillon Sonntag

Senior Dillon Sonntag has been a part of the journalism team as an editor for three years. Most of these stories consist of sporting activities. Sonntag said his favorite story he’s  written so far is “Meet the Freshman ...

Kylie Proehl

Kylie Proehl is the sports anchor on Eye of Needle. She is also a yearbook editor and a lead photographer. She is most proud of a story she wrote her sophomore year which won an IHSPA and received third place The aspect Proe...

Alexis Handel

You can find her hitting dingers for the Atlantic High School’s softball team as one of the best hitters in the state. You can find her “chilling” with her dog Dixon or watching Netflix on her bed, but you can also find ...

Chloe Newbury

Chloé Newbury is the social media manager and chief on the AHS Journalism team. When asked what project she was most proud of during her career she said that starting up the senior magazine was “pretty fun.” We asked what...

Emily Schreiner

Emily Schreiner, 17, is an editor for the AHS Needle. Schreiner has worked on many projects, but she says her favorite one was “The Tree In The Middle Of The Road” video. She also said, “In general I like to edit the vide...

Trevor Wendt

Trevor Wendt, Chief Producer for Eye of the Needle will always make you slightly mad if you were hanging out with him because he changes a song halfway through it even if everyone is having a very good time listening to it. Wend...

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