Lions' Digest

2018-2019 Staff

Clarissa Theiss

Hi, I’m Clarissa Theiss! I’m a freshman here at State High. I’m involved with Mock Trial, DECA, and student government. I signed up for Journalism because I’m interested in writing and finding out more about our school. ...

Gabrielle Loner

Hello, my name is Gabrielle. This is my second year at state high, as I am sophomore. In school, my top subjects are history and any science classes. Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors, exploring places, & anything mus...

Elizabeth Lebedev

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Lebedev and I am a sophomore at State High. When not at school, I’m either downtown or somewhere with my friends. In that free time, I enjoy just walking around, listening to music, drawing, and reading....

Jacqueline Lawrence

Hello! My name is Jacqueline Lawrence and I am a Journalism 1 student here at State High. I enjoy singing and hanging out with my friends. I joined journalism because I really like writing and getting a chance to know what ...

Nikita Kuzin

My name is Nikita Kuzin and I'm a junior at State High! I am from Ukraine and I`m an exchange student. My first language is Russian. I like listening to music and something else.  I joined Journalism because it sounded fun. I don't...

Lexi Kranich

Hi, my name is Lexi Kranich and I am a junior at State High. I was born in State College and have lived here my whole life. In my free time, I enjoy playing lacrosse, skiing, and hanging out with my friends. I joined journalism...

Lauren Gaylor

Hi, my name is Lauren Gaylor and I’m a junior at State High. In my free time, I enjoy writing and photography. I always try to make time for outside activities, whether that’s hiking, walking, or just laying on my front lawn...

Ashton Diaz

Hi, I'm  Ashton Diaz, sophomore at State High. I love writing about any and everything. I'm a singer/songwriter/ music producer. Music is my life. But I want to go to school for journalism and photography if my music career ...

Michael Czekaj

Hi. My name is Michael Czekaj. I am a sophomore at State High. In my free time, I enjoy watching basketball, football, and hockey, as well as spending time with my friends and family, traveling, and playing video games. I play...

Emma Corby

Hi! My name is Emma Corby, and I’m a freshman at State High. I joined journalism with the hopes of developing my writing proficiency and because I love communicating with different people in my community. During my first year...

Jane Patt Biddle

My name is Jane Biddle, and I am a junior at State High! This is my first year in Journalism, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Journalism. I run cross country, track, and I ride competitively. If I am no...

Matthew Allgeier

Hi, my name is Matt Allgeier and I am a junior at State High. Outside of school, I am a letter winner on the swim team and national qualifier in DECA. In my free time, I enjoy lifting weights, sleeping, and watching sports. I joined j...

Caroline Simon

Caroline Simon is a freshman at state high and is excited to be doing Journalism for her first time this year. In her free time, she enjoys photography and doing art such as painting. She participates in TSA as well as track....

Quincy Steidle

I am a senior in my second year of journalism. I play baseball and run track for State High, and I was a Production Associate for the State College Spikes in the summer. I am interested in broadcast journalism and sports writing a...

Jenny Yu

Hi! I'm Jenny Yu, a freshman here. I'm a CBC, or a Canadian born Chinese, as I like to call it, though if you converse with me, you'll soon find that I can really only speak English. Some of my interests include browsing Quo...

Adrita Talukder

Adrita Talukder is in her second year of journalism. She is the managing editor, and outside of journalism, she is involved with TSA, DECA, Centre PACT, and State High BOOM.

David Galchenko

My name is David Galchenko. I’m a 10th grader at State College State High. I was born in Ukraine and moved to America with my family when I was two years old. Russian is my first language, and I teach it at my church’s Rus...

Carsyn Spencer

Hi, my name is Carsyn Spencer and I'm a sophomore at State High. Most of my interests are sports related. I'm apart of the State High softball and basketball team. Also in my free time, I play on my travel softball team. I joined...

Olivia Zhang

I’m Olivia, a senior. I enjoy reading, watching videos and dramas on youtube, and listening to music when I am free. 100% love cats. I lived in China for fourteen and a half years. Now I am trying to learn English and practice. ...

Alexa Webb

Hi, my name is Alexa Webb and I am a junior at State High. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, hiking, and making videos for my Instagram account. In addition to these activities, I am a staff member at the C...

Abby Reed

Hi! My name is Abby Reed and I am a sophomore at State High. I am taking Journalism because I like writing and photography. I am a very musical person. I’ve played piano for seven years and I enjoy singing. Outside of schoo...

Anjelica Rubin

Anjelica Rubin is a senior at the Delta Program, and this is her third year in Journalism. She is a part of State College Girls Volleyball and the Nittany Valley Figure Skating Club. Journalism has given her many opportunitie...

Jayson Villarouel

Jayson Villarouel, also known as “Jay”, is a junior at State High. Jay is an avid sports fan who loves basketball and joined Journalism to strengthen his writing and interview State High athletes. Jay describes himself as a cari...

Brighid Perkins

Hi! My name is Brighid Perkins. I am a sophomore at State High and this is my first year participating in journalism. Outside of school, I tend to spend most of my time at the barn with my horse, Mo. Last year I discovered that...

Sierra Hockenbury

Hi, my name is Sierra Hockenbury and I am a senior here at State High! This is my fourth year in the Journalism program. Traveling and exploring new places are some of my many passions. Whether it’s down the street or across...

Kaylee Richards

Kaylee Richards is a senior at State High. She has always had a passion for writing, and Journalism has presented her with the opportunity to do just that. She has so much fun covering important events and giving her own take on ot...

Emileah Clements

My name is Emileah and I’m a sophomore. My free time is consumed by my passions: poetry, music, reading and writing, and different forms of art. However, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family as much as possible....

Rylie Grube

Hi! My name is Rylie Grube. I am a junior at State High. I’m excited to be taking Journalism this semester because English has always been my favorite subject, in particular, the writing aspect of English. I’ve lived in Sta...

Troy Heatwole

Hello! My name is Troy Heatwole a senior at State High and I am very excited to be a part of Journalism. I decided to join Journalism because I am going to be majoring in Public Relations/Advertising. When I was visiting colleges, I...

Ella Simpson

My name is Ella Simpson, and I am currently a sophomore here at State High. I am beyond excited to be able to have the opportunity to take Journalism, because I am interested in it as a possible future career. While I look for...

Sarah Ambrose

Sarah Ambrose is in her third year of journalism at State High. Aside from being a reporter and editor for the newspaper, she is also a main anchor for the WSCH morning announcement broadcast. Outside of journalism, Sarah is...

Isabelle Snyder

Hello! My name is Isabelle Snyder, and my passion is storytelling. Whether it be through song, dance, writing, or acting, I love to tell stories. Someday, I hope to run for a political office, where can insure everyone’s story i...

Zach Orndorff

My name is Zachary Robert Orndorff. I enjoy writing, and talking, which is why I am here, in Journalism. But that’s not the only reason. I watch sports all the time, and I have many idols. All my life I’ve wanted to be the...

Grace Roeshot

Hi, I'm Grace and I'm a senior at State High. I enjoy cooking, biking, and finding new artists to listen to. I  joined journalism to sharpen my writing and interviewing skills and gain experience with writing articles. This is...

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