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2017-2018 Staff

Trinity Shi

Video Editor

Hi my name is Trinity Shi and I'm a senior at PV. I’ll be working as a video editor for the Spartan Shield and am very excited to present PV with top quality videos. Besides that, I am also on the PVHS swim and dive team as ...

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Samantha Bladel

Social Media Manager

Hello! My name is Samantha Bladel and I am a senior at PV. This year I am one of the social media managers for the Spartan Shield. In my free time I like to read, play video games, and talk to my friends online. ...

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Haley Germain

Copy Editor

My name is Haley Germain and I am a senior! I am excited to be a copy editor for the Shield and I enjoy spending my time working with kids, being a part of Pleasant Valley’s student council, and leading the Stars Dance Team. M...

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Lily Williams

Staff Contributor

My name is Lily Williams and I am a junior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am a staff contributor for the Spartan Shield. I swim for the high school but in my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music and hanging out with f...

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Claire Thomsen

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Hello! I’m Claire Thomsen, a senior here at Pleasant Valley High School. I have a passion for music, so being the Arts and Entertainment editor gives me the chance to showcase music as well as other forms of art! After high ...

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Caroline Sharis

Feature Editor

My name is Caroline Sharis and I am a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am excited to be the Feature Section Editor for the online newspaper. I enjoy rowing and playing the oboe in band. ...

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Kelsey Ruff

Social Media Manager

Hi! My name is Kelsey Ruff. I am a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and am a social media manager for the Online Spartan Shield. I also play volleyball and run track. I'm usually pretty busy but in my free time I like to r...

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Cassie Brown

Staff Contributor

Hi,  I’m Cassie Brown, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am a staff contributor for the Online Spartan Shield. I also am a part of Model UN and tennis. When I am not at school, I’m volunteering at Genesis or hang...

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Abby Davison

Copy Editor

Hi, I’m Abby Davison and I’m a senior this year at Pleasant Valley High School. In addition to being a copy editor for the Spartan Shield, I run cross country and I’m involved in band, church, and Girl Scouts. After high sch...

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Vishwajit Subramanian

Photo Manager

My name is Vishwajit Subramanian and I'm a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I'm involved in Robotics and Project Manager for team, 6093, Deviation from the Norm. I’m also the President of the Pleasant Valley Math Team. ...

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Tommy Sun

Business Manager

My name is Tommy Sun, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am a Business Manager for the Spartan Shield. I help funding the PV publications and keeping the programs running financially. I enjoy programming and playing t...

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Vivek Joshi

Copy Editor

My name is Vivek Joshi and I’m in my senior year at Pleasant Valley High School. I’m involved with Spartan Assembly, the Spartan Marching Band, Academic Bowl, and the tennis team. After high school, I plan to major in scie...

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Callum Revell

Copy Editor

My name is Callum Revell and I’m a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I’m a copy editor for the Spartan Shield and help to make sure everyone’s article is grammatically and thematically right. Outside of school, I’m...

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Alexia Lara

Student Life Editor

Hi, I’m Alexia Lara. This year I am a senior and the student life editor for the Spartan Shield. I enjoy playing softball and I am lucky to be a part of Pleasant Valley Softball’s first state title. The next chapter in my l...

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Cami Hunter

Sports Editor

Hi! I’m Cami Hunter and I’m a senior this year! I'm super excited to be a Sports Editor for the Spartan Shield Online! I play basketball, am a member of chamber choir, and love cheering on all Spartan athletics as a member o...

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Collin Smith

Opinion Editor

Hey, I’m Collin Smith and I’m the opinion editor for this website. Beyond having lots of opinions, I enjoy walking my dog by the beach and playing frisbee.

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Cassidy Kilcoin

Video Editor

I’m Cassidy Kilcoin, currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and the video editor of the Spartan Shield website. When I’m not in class I am involved in numerous activities such as theatre, tennis, choir, and spa...

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Keshav Wagle

Co-Editor in Chief

I’m Keshav Wagle and I am Co-Editor in Chief of the Spartan Shield Online! Besides being co-editor, I am Secretary of Thespian Troupe #856, Drum Major of the Spartan Marching Band, Vice President of the Pleasant Valley Math Tea...

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Sydney Prochaska

Business Manager

Hi! My name is Sydney Prochaska and I am excited to be business manager! Besides being business manager, I am involved in cross country, tennis, and volunteer many places. I also enjoy playing with my dog and pet alpaca. After hi...

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Grace Parker

Staff Contributor

My name is Grace Parker, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am a staff contributor for the Spartan Shield for this semester. I’m usually working at either the gym or in the mall but when I do have free time I enjoy pla...

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Anna Banerjee

News Editor

I’m Anna Banerjee, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I’m excited to be on staff this semester as the News Section Editor. When I’m not writing, I’m usually watching movies or working on physics....

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Rory Donahue

Sports Editor

Hi! My name is Rory Donahue and I am a senior. I am one of the Sports Editors for the Spartan Shield. I play both basketball and soccer at PV and I am also a member of Social Committee. Outside of school I enjoy spending time...

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Hannah Gorsline

Staff Contributor

My name is Hannah Gorsline and I am currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School! Along with being a staff contributor to the Spartan Shield, I am also involved in Chamber Choir and Social Committee. I love writing and s...

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Sydney Cournoyer

Staff Contributor

My name is Sydney Cournoyer and I am currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. In addition to being a staff contributor to the Spartan Shield, I am involved in environmental club, astronomy club, choir, and drama. When no...

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Sarah Kayali

Photo Manager

My name is Sarah Kayali. I am a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. I'm really looking forward to being the Photo Manager for the Spartan Shield Online. After High School I plan to attend either Augustana College or University...

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Jenna Ruccolo

Co-Editor in Chief

My name is Jenna Ruccolo, and I am a senior this year at Pleasant Valley High School. In addition to being the Co-Editor in Chief of the Spartan Shield Online, I play high school and club soccer, volunteer, and am a member of t...

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