AHSneedle

  • April 23Trojan Diner is this Friday.

  • April 23Boys' soccer hosts two games this week, on Thursday and Friday. Good luck!

  • April 23The Drake Relays start on Thursday. The girls' and boys' teams have sent representatives to compete. Good luck!

  • April 23Good luck to the girls' soccer team on Tuesday and Friday, as they take on St. Albert and Harlan.

  • April 23Girls' tennis has three meets this week, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Good luck!

  • April 23Boys' golf has two home meets this week, on Tuesday and Thursday. Good luck!

  • April 23Boys' tennis has duals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Good luck!

  • April 22The concert band will be holding their annual Patty Hannon concert on Sunday in the auditorium.

  • April 22The speech and debate team is hosting a showcase on Saturday in the commons and auditorium.

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

2018-2019 Staff

Erin Wendt

Business Manager/Editor

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...

Lucas Behrens

Editor

Lucas is an editor for the broadcasting class and creator of the Trojan Minute. The Trojan Minute is a short video segment to help students get to know others around AHS. Behrens once made a video about Nate Renz and said it mak...

Reagan Pellett

Editor

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

Editor

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

Editor

Grace Bruckner, a junior at AHS, has been involved in cross country, track, journalism and AHS Fuel. Bruckner has been a journalism student for two years and her role as a member of the Eye of the Needle team is to create challe...

Brandon Woodard

Editor

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

Editor

Journalism editor Connor Church (Churchy) has a few stories under his belt from his time as a journalist. His first ever published piece is titled, “AHS Finds a Lack of Student Participation in School Events,” and was writt...

Grace Clay

Editor

A new school year also means another year of writing AHSneedle stories for editor Grace Clay. Now a junior in high school, Clay enjoys writing stories for the website and says it’s “just really fun.” She enjoys the environm...

Emma Templeton

Editor

Emma Templeton joined journalism as a sophomore, because “my brother Logan took it so I decided to take it.” So far she has liked journalism and how they have done Eye of the Needle and also went to Omaha, NE to visit the ...

Pluma Pross

Editor

Junior Pluma Pross has been involved in journalism for two years. Pross works on the broadcasting team for Eye of the Needle with Grace Bruckner and together they create challenge videos involving students around the school. Pro...

Kylie Neal

Editor

Kylie Neal's favorite part about journalism is taking pictures and playing a role in creating the yearbook.  Last summer, Neal attended journalism camp to stretch her skills. She said, “I enjoyed going to the Media Now camp...

Anastasia Muell

Editor

With the aspiration of reaching her audience and providing them with accurate and engaging information, Anastasia Muell acts as an editor of AHSneedle, the official news website of Atlantic High School. Muell is currently t...

Hana Holtz

Editor

Hana Holtz is a member of the AHSneedle team, where she works with other journalists to keep the news website updated. “We work very hard,” she said. According to Holtz, she didn’t want to do journalism at first but jour...

Alyssa Brockob

Editor

Alyssa Brockob is an active member in the journalism department for AHS, acting as an author and editor for the AHSneedle website. In the near future, she will also be co-editor for the Senior Spotlight Magazine. Outside of journalism...

Kathryn Saluk

Editor

When Katie Saluk isn’t “hangin’ with the bros,” she can be found participating in multiple activities at AHS. Saluk is a member of the anchor team for Eye of the Needle, where she reports fine arts. Her favorite part of...

Chloe Davis

Editor

Junior Chloe Davis is a member of the AHS broadcasting team, and her job includes producing ads for local businesses that sponsor the journalism department. The ads air on Eye of the Needle each week and her favorite part of j...

McKenzie Waters

Editor

Each week, McKenzie Waters and the ad team set out to create a funny 30-second video to be published on Eye of the Needle (EON). Businesses in town can buy an ad for $25. Waters said, “I love to make ads because it challeng...

Noah Rutherford

Editor

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 ...

Sarah Schorle

Editor in Chief

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...

Hannah Alff

Editor in Chief

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....

Ashley Wendt

Lead Editor

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...

Caroline Pellett

Staff Writer

Caroline Pellett, a sophomore at AHS doesn’t have much free time on her hands. All year round Pellett is involved with softball, volleyball, track, wrestling manager, FFA and journalism. Pellett became interested in journalism...

Kennedy Goergen

Staff Writer

You don’t see Kennedy Goergen very often outside of the field, gym, or track. In her free time, she enjoys focusing on her sports, especially her favorite softball. Goergen is a pitcher and left fielder for the Atlantic Softba...

Makynzie Steffens

Staff Writer

Makynzie Steffens found her love in journalism from her mom who was also in journalism class during her high school years. Steffens said, “Berryhill was my English teacher and I knew I would lover for her to teach me again.” S...

Lauren Nicholas

Staff Writer

Lauren Nicholas is a sophomore that loves sports and hanging out with friends. You may know Lauren as only an athlete but she is much more than that. She found her interest in journalism in Intro to Journalism writing stories a...

Bryer Rose

Staff Writer

“Hey did you drop something? Your standard? Hi, my name's Bryer.” Bryer Rose is a JP student, and in her future years of high school, she plans to be in broadcasting. Rose has been involved in swim team and journalism and...

Kolby Parrott

Staff Writer

Kolby Parrott found his love of journalism when he took the Intro to Journalism class his sophomore year. According to Parrott his favorite part of journalism is when he can capture stories from behind a camera. He has taken m...

Haylie Handel

Staff Writer

Haylie Handel, a sophomore at Atlantic High School has been involved in softball, choir, show choir, journalism and dance.  In her free time she likes to hang out with friends to cope with the stress of school. As Handel is ...

Jenna Pelzer

Staff Writer

Jenna Pelzer, a sophomore at AHS, has been involved in track, dance, dance team, and journalism. Pelzer has been a Journalism student for one year and she would like to go into Broadcasting because “it just seems interesting an...

Aliyah Jordan

Staff Writer

Aliyah Jordan, a sophomore, is involved in dance, journalism, and babysits in her free time. She started dancing at Dance Atlantic when she was three years old and does jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet. Jordan hasn’t yet decided what department ...

Colin Mullenix

Staff Writer

Atlantic High School sophomore Colin Mullenix is in the process of completing his first year of journalism.  While in high school Mullenix has been involved in football, wrestling, baseball, journalism and track. Mullenix says he enj...

Grace Barkley

Staff Writer

If there was one thing sophomore Grace Barkley could be buried with to use it later on in the afterlife, she would choose her phone. That way she could see what’s all going on in “earth life.” Barkley is currently in her sec...

Madison Botos

Staff Writer

Madison Botos makes long strides going into journalism, along with cross country. Botos decided to become a journalist when some of her older friends told her how much fun they had. Botos plans on going into broadcasting. Her...

Mia Trotter

Staff Writer

Although she may be good at cheerleading, running track, playing volleyball and dancing, sophomore Mia Trotter says she's the best at eating. With everything she is involved in, Trotter spends a majority of her days here in th...

Shayla Luke

Staff Writer

Shayla Luke’s involvement in journalism has further sparked her interest in becoming a writer. Luke’s favorite part of journalism is “just being able to work with others” and writing stories with “little info and being a...

Braden Smith

Staff Writer

Braden Smith has his eye on the sky and is excited to shoot for the stars in Journalism. After high school, Smith plans to attend UNO and become a pilot. Smith found inspiration in his parents who are both pilots, and in his fri...

Maycie Waters

Staff Writer

Sophomore Maycie Waters has four siblings three sisters and a brother. Waters is involved in journalism, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Her favorite sport is soccer “because I like tackling people.” One of her most memo...

Beau Dickerson

Staff Writer

Sophomore Beau Dickerson’s main interests outside of school include Fortnite, soccer, and football. In journalism, it’s taking pictures. He explained that his favorite project during intro to journalism was taking pictures ...

DaJai Wesson

Staff Writer

DaJai Wesson spends most of her time participating in performance arts. Wesson helps with the fall play and musical and is involved in choir and show choir. Wesson enjoys going on walks, swimming, and hanging out with friends, e...

Dani Mathisen

Staff Writer

Dani Mathisen, a sophomore has been planning on where she wants to go to college and what she wants to do since eighth grade. She wants to go to a community college and get her GEN ed and then move on to ISU to major in accountin...

Molly McFadden

Staff Writer

“Hey sisters,”  Molly McFadden’s famous saying rings in the ears of everyone who’s met her.  She is an extrovert who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and opinions on subjects.  She uses her voice in attempt to make ot...

Ariel Clark

Staff Writer

Although she doesn’t talk much in class, Ariel Clark is full of knowledge and interesting information. One of her favorite things to do is debate. “I like proving my point by using sheer logic and it throws everybody off.”...

Kenny Jimerson

Staff Writer

While being involved in football and wrestling, senior Kenneth (Kenny) Jimerson can also be seen participating on the sidelines of their events. With a camera in hand, he follows his interest of photography by documenting the ...

Camryn Church

Staff Writer

Actor, singer, and professional napper, also known as Camryn Church, is a sophomore who is very involved in journalism. You may know Camryn as a theatre guru and outstanding performer. She has one brother, Connor Church. So far ...

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