Lions' Digest

2019-2020 Staff

Anjelica Rubin

Print Newspaper Editor-in-Chief

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...

Auden Yurman

Staff Writer, Photography Manager

Nico Rodriguez

Staff Writer

Rena Li

Staff Writer

Logan Milito

Staff Writer

My name is Logan Milito and I am in 9th grade. I play on the football, wrestling, and track and field teams. I love all sports and hope to play them throughout high school. I’m really excited for my first year of high schoo...

Bernie Crane

Staff Writer

Jane Bolton

Staff Writer

I’m Jane, a sophomore at State High. I’m very excited to be taking Journalism 1 this year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music and going on walks with my adorable pet yorkie, Poppy.

Reece Steidle

Staff Writer

My name is Reece Steidle and I'm a freshman. I am a hurdler on the track team and I am a member of Quiz Bowl. My interests include music, shiny things, and the word discrepancy.

Simone Stager-Kamats

Staff Writer

Journalism is my passion and I am very intrigued by the chaos.  As a reporter currently, I would like to prepare for my future. I love writing and am starting a book.  I write as an outlet for my daily emotions caused by my ...

Rachel Silliman

Staff Writer

My name is Rachel Silliman, I am in 12th grade, I expect to grow in writing and speaking habits. Writing interests me, and I am naturally quiet, so speaking out will challenge me and that's why I'm excited to write for State ...

Sydnee Rockey

Staff Writer

My name is Sydnee Rockey and I'm a senior! This year, I am the president of the Diversity and Activism club. I'm very passionate about social justice, making sure that everyone gets a voice and feels safe and comfortable in o...

Emma Rockey

Staff Writer

My name is Emma Rockey and I am a senior. I enjoy reading, swimming, singing, hanging out with friends, and watching tv. I am interested in studying psychology or something in the liberal arts in college. I'm passionate about...

Johannah Lee

Staff Writer

My name is Johannah Lee and I am in 11th grade. I am involved with the field hockey team at our school and in my free time like to run, cook, and play with dogs. I volunteer for a local youth field hockey program. As a reporter f...

Kendall Kleinman

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Kendall Kleinman, I am a senior. I am involved with the club HOSA, Health Occupations Students of America, and I am a captain on the school's field hockey team. As a reporter for State High, I hope to gain expe...

Abigail Kann

Staff Writer

My name is Abigail Kann and I am a Junior at State High. This is my first year on the publications team, and I am looking forward to branching out and trying new things. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family an...

Ethan Jones

Staff Writer

My name is Ethan Jones, and I am a freshman at State High. I'm interested in writing, music, and basketball. I hope to bring new perspective and ideas to State High Journalism, and look forward to contributing. ...

Hannah Hart

Staff Writer

My name is Hannah Hart and I am a sophomore here at State High. I am in journalism because I wanted to become closer to my community by writing about it. In my free time, I enjoy reading, baking, and watching Marvel movies....

Rachel Foster

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Rachel Foster and I am currently a journalism 1 student. Right now, I'm a sophomore and I play field hockey for school and for a club called Blue Lions. In my free time, I'm usually watching movies and writing abou...

Iyonnah Doss

Staff Writer

I’m Iyonnah Doss and I am a junior at State High. I am very interested in photography and I love dogs. I’m excited to take photos for events and learn more things about Journalism. 

Delaney Dixon

Staff Writer

My name is Delaney M. Dixon and I am in 9th grade. I've always been interested in photography and writing.  Hopefully, reporting on events in our community will help me expand my horizons when it comes to journalism....

Jacqueline Lawrence

Staff Writer

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 ...

Michael Czekaj

Staff Writer

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...

Adrita Talukder

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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...

Olivia Zhang

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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...

Sarah Ambrose

Staff Writer

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

Staff Writer

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...

Jack Clark

Staff Writer

Hello, I’m Jack Clark, a senior here at State High. I’ve been calling State College home since I was born. I play baseball for State High and I also play outside of school. I plan to get my lifeguarding license and work a...

Matt Allison

I am a junior at State High. I joined journalism to see gain experience writing with sports and to see if I would want to join this later.  My hobbies consist of baseball, basketball, and work which take up most of my free t...

Cora Bainbridge

Cora is a sophomore at State High. She is a part of the school's marching band and plays the snare drum. In her first year of journalism she would like to accomplish the art of factual storytelling and the ability to analyze spor...

Ella Corson

My name is Ella Corson and this is my first year in Journalism. I'm a sophomore at State High. I joined Journalism to improve my writing skills and learn how to properly report on events happening inside or outside of school. I'...

Alex Gotwalt

I am a senior. In journalism, I hope to become better at writing and interviewing people so that I can produce good pieces of writing. I joined journalism in the hope that it would expand my writing skills as I wish to study Engli...

Jarod Leynes

I play volleyball for state high as well as being apart of the DECA program we have. I joined journ because I want to have a major in communications and become a reporter or marketer. Also, I get to talk to people and I enjoy t...

Robbie Zimmerman

I am a junior in high school and a student-athlete. I am an aspiring hockey player and am very into sports reports and interviews. This is my first year in journalism and I'm looking forward to all this class has to offer....

Max Duverneuil

I am a sophomore. I am very interested in photographic and video journalism and would like to bridge the gap between my interest in photography and English writing.

Sam Kilareski

I am in 9th grade. My goal in journalism is to bring an interesting spin to the news and contribute many articles to Lions Digest. As an avid sports fan, I enjoy everything Penn State and Philadelphia sports....

Naomi Bird

I’m a freshman at State High. I want to write, inform, and give fun and interesting stories to my fellow students! I’m really passionate about music, writing, and skiing.

Ireland McDyre

I'm Ireland McDyre, a freshman. I aim to cover stories that will help and inform the student body. I love music, playing my french horn, the big brain gang, and the word diorama.

Quincy Steidle

Sports Editor

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...

Sierra Hockenbury

Online Newspaper Co-Editor-In-Chief

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

Business Manager and Staff Writer

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...

Grace Roeshot

Online Newspaper Editor-in-Chief

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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