The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

2021-2022 Staff

Jayne Abraham
Editor-in-Chief

Jayne Abraham

Jayne Abraham is the Editor-in-Chief for the Spartan Shield. She has written for the shield for two years and enjoys writing in her free time. Jayne is also heavily involved in several organizations at PVHS including the Positive ...

Vinay Joshi
Business Manager

Vinay Joshi

Vinay Joshi is a Senior at Pleasant Valley and serves as the business manager for the Spartan Shield. A dedicated musician, you may recognize him on the snare drum leading the Spartan Marching Band during football games. He was s...

Isa Burkhart
News Editor

Isa Burkhart

Isa Burkhart is an involved senior at PV where she is the Captain of the varsity cheer squad and participates in many honors classes. Outside of school, Isa spends her time working as the Lead Teacher of Christ’s Family Church Day...

Josie Olderog
Feature Editor

Josie Olderog

Josie is a senior at Pleasant Valley HIgh School and plans on continuing her education at the University of Iowa majoring in graphic design with a creative writing minor. She has grown fond of the arts and often uses fashion as ...

Mitchell Wood
Sports Editor

Mitchell Wood

Mitchell Wood is a senior in Pleasant Valley High School and the Sports Editor of the Spartan Shield Online. As his fourth year playing golf and being a three-year varsity starter, he’s currently one of the captains of the PV G...

Shobini Iyer
Opinion Editor

Shobini Iyer

Shobini Iyer is currently a junior at Pleasant Valley and serves as the Opinion Editor for the Spartan Shield. Aside from Honors Journalism, Shobini’s favorite classes consist of AP Physics and AP Calculus. In addition to her...

Heath Rice
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Heath Rice

Heath Rice has lived in Iowa his entire life, but his growing passion for writing has given him an edge to more fulfilling experiences than the average Iowan. At the young age of seventeen, Heath has advanced experience in part...

Harper Clark
Student Life Editor

Harper Clark

Harper Clark is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. She participates in many different activities outside of school. That being said, Harper still sets aside time to be an avid member of the learning community here at Plea...

Mukul Kulkarni
Copy Editor

Mukul Kulkarni

Mukul Kulkarni is a Senior at Pleasant Valley High School and will be working as a Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. He is a passionate musician, teaching himself drumset and successfully auditioning for a snare drum [position on t...

Erika Holmberg
Copy Editor

Erika Holmberg

Erika Holmberg is currently a senior at Pleasant Valley and serves as the Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. In addition to the Shield, Erika is actively involved in the arts. She is a Drum Major for the Pleasant Valley Band, s...

Alyse Zuiderveen
Copy Editor

Alyse Zuiderveen

Alyse Zuiderveen is an involved senior at Pleasant Valley where she participates in Chamber Choir, jazz choir, Students for Political Action, Model UN, National Honor Society, and is the president of the Pleasant Valley Turning Poin...

Alex Hunter
Copy Editor

Alex Hunter

Alex Hunter has been a student at Pleasant Valley High School since day one of his educational career. Residing in the National Honors Society and Men’s Soccer Team, Alex has his hands full with a plethora of accomplishments, ...

Brady Hunter
Multimedia Manager

Brady Hunter

Brady Hunter has been a Pleasant Valley resident since his first years in school. Not only is he a member of the National Honors Society, a group that honors the awards of high achieving students. He also is a player on the Plea...

Alyssa Smith
Social Media Manager

Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith is a senior at Pleasant Valley and plans to continue her education at the University of Iowa studying business analytics and marketing. She is a lover of green tea and dogs and you can often find her hammocking i...

Chloe Isbell
Photo Manager

Chloe Isbell

Chloe Isbell is an involved senior at Pleasant Valley High School. Being an avid member of Publications for the past two years, she was selected as Co-editor of Chief of the Yearbook for this school year. All of her success in aca...

Kushi Maridu
Site Manager

Kushi Maridu

Kushi Maridu is a junior at Pleasant Valley High School. He has been a member of the PV cross country team for all three of his years at the high school and enjoys gaming, watching T.V. and movies, and weight lifting outside of s...

Jillian Keppy
PV Only Editor

Jillian Keppy

Jillian Keppy, senior, is very involved in activities both inside and outside of school. She has been on Spartan Assembly for two years and is going into her fourth year with PV’s girls’ golf team. She is a member of Positi...