Spartan Shield

2019-2020 Staff

Carly Lundry

Editor in Chief

Carly Lundry is currently 18 years old and a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. When she is not dedicating her time to academics, Lundry enjoys swimming for our high school team and club. Lundry is also apart of the extremely ...

Maddy Licea

Editor in Chief

Maddy Licea, captain of the Sparkles cheerleading team and member of Pleasant Valley’s successful tennis team, also spends her time modeling for the popular Moxie Design photography company to express her love of fashion. Li...

Rece Vining

Lead Editor

Rece Vining, a senior at Pleasant Valley high school, is an avid supporter of the arts, evidenced by his heavy involvement in music. As a bass, he sings in both the Chamber Choir and the Leading Tones jazz choir. In band, he p...

Grace Halupnik

Lead Editor

Grace Halupnik, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, is highly involved in the school’s journalism program. It is her first year writing for the online newspaper, where she will serve as the multimedia manager and lead edi...

Maggie Peterson

Business Manager

Maggie Peterson, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, is the current Business Manager for the Spartan Shield Online. Because of her dedication to academics, Peterson was inducted into the National Honor Society. In addition to f...

Morgan McCartney

Business Manager

Morgan McCartney loves music and dance. She has been dancing at Above the Barre Dance Academy since she was only 3 years old, and she is currently a member of PV’s very own Platinum Varsity dance team. She loves dancing because...

Lena Ahrens

Social Media Manager

Lena Ahrens, 18, is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Ahrens enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She is also a huge fanatic of all dogs including her own beloved ...

Sam Rothbardt

Social Media Manager

Sam Rothbardt is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. As both the social media manager of Spartan Shield Online and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Spartan Shield Print Magazine, he is an integral part of the Spartan Shield. Aft...

Preksha Kedilaya

News Editor

Preksha Kedilaya is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and the current News Editor for the Spartan Shield Online. In addition to working for the Shield, one of Kedilaya's interests is singing. This year being her 6th year in...

Nate Martell

News Editor

Senior Nate Martell is an active member of Pleasant Valley High School. Along with being the news section editor with the online Spartan Shield, Nate is one of the captains this season on the state ranked boys swim team. He has b...

Margaret Huang

Feature Editor

Margaret Huang is a senior and the Feature Editor for the Spartan Shield Online. In addition to her Shield responsibilities, Huang is an active participant in many extracurricular activities. She was inducted into the National ...

Maya Johnson

Feature Editor

Senior Maya Johnson is the Spartan Shield's Feature Editor this year. Maya is involved in numerous extra curricular activities, including cross country in the fall and soccer in the spring. Maya is also involved in the Nationa...

Karleigh Nading

Opinion Editor

Karleigh Nading is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. Nading plans to attend University of Northern Iowa in the fall in order to study Education. Nading is able to get a head start with education as she is a nanny outside of sc...

Jack Donahue

Opinion Editor

Jack Donahue is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and the opinion editor for the Spartan Shield Online, but he is also much more than that. Jack spends a lot of his time playing sports, and is very competitive in everythi...

Elise Johnson

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Elise Johnson is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, and currently counting down the days until graduation. In her near future, she will be attending the University of Iowa as a biology and chemistry student on the pre-me...

Alyce Brown

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Alyce Brown is the Arts and Entertainment section editor for the Spartan Shield Online. She’s  thrilled to be able to share news from the PV community and the world. In school, she enjoys French and English classes and hopes t...

Ellie Scranton

Student Life Editor

Ellie Scranton or as many people would call her El, El Bel, Scrat, and Scantron, is a senior at Pleasant Valley and is an incredible athlete. She showcased her talent for the past four years by receiving multiple honors such ...

Maria Vaaler

Student Life Editor

Maria Vaaler is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and has spent the last three years enjoying numerous activities. She is a member of the PV DrumLine, in which she plays the tenor drum, and involved in the Model UN club. ...

Ilah Perez-Johnson

Sports Editor

Ilah Perez-Johnson, a senior at Pleasant Valley, is very involved with athletics. She has played volleyball all four years of High School and was an essential player on the State Volleyball team this year. Perez-Johnson is a c...

Ava Sorgenfrey

Sports Editor

Ava Sorgenfrey is a senior at PVHS and the current Sports Editor for the Online Spartan Shield. Not only a proud member of Spartan Nation, she is also a barista for Coffee Hound and enjoys spending time drinking coffee and hangin...

Regan Denny

PV Only Editor

Regan Denny, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, tells about her life as a student. Denny plans to attend the University of Iowa as a Biomedical Engineering major, and in the future she will use her career to cure diseases...

Cecilia Zavala

Overflow Section Editor

Cecilia Zavala is a senior at Pleasant Valley, and a vital part in the Spartan Shield online. In addition to her duties for the Shield, Zavala is a member of the National Honor Society, and an active member of the art club. She als...

Jimmy Feeney

Multimedia Manager

Jimmy Feeney is currently a senior in high school and will be the Multimedia Manager for the Spartan Shield Online. Along with being a cross country runner, team manager of the boys basketball team, and being the opinion editor of...

Sanjiv Iyer

Multimedia Manager

Senior Sanjiv Iyer is always keeping himself busy in and out of school. In school you might find Sanjiv playing tennis or in some of his favorite classes found in the science department. Sanjiv enjoys science greatly and is p...

Anton Dahm

Copy Editor

Anton Dahm is currently a senior in high school where he demonstrates unwavering Spartan loyalty. He enjoys public service through Civil Air Patrol, where he serves as the Squadron Cadet Commander and search and rescue instructo...

Brooke Goy

Copy Editor

Brooke Goy is a senior at Pleasant Valley high school. Goy is originally from the suburbs of Chicago but somehow ended up in small town Iowa with plans of possibly going to the University of Iowa and majoring in communications....

TJ Brown

Copy Editor

TJ Brown is currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and a very active member in various activities for the Spartans. Brown is involved with the Spartan Shield Online, and has also played football and wrestled for the p...

Avery Welvaert

Copy Editor

Avery is described as energetic, fun, and caring especially when she’s spending her free time outside of school to be with her family and friends. She emphasizes the interest in murder mystery’s that she likes to read while wa...

Sunny Wolfe

Copy Editor

Sunny Wolfe, 18, was born and raised here in Bettendorf Iowa. Sunny has attended the Pleasant Valley Community School District since she was in Kindergarden. While attending PVHS, Sunny has played volleyball all four years and h...

Eesha Lawande

Copy Editor

Eesha Lawande, a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, is a copy editor for the Spartan Shield online. She is known to be a very sarcastic, humorous and supportive individual. She values her friends and family deeply and enjoys sp...

Jackson Schou

Copy Editor

Senior Jackson Schou is a copy editor for the Spartan Shield Online. At Pleasant Valley, Jackson participates in the Spartan Band Program where he is a percussionist. However, his passion for music does not end there. Jackson spe...

Kate Stewart

Copy Editor

Kate Stewart, 17, grew up in Muscatine, Iowa, and moved to Bettendorf in 8th grade. She has used her time here at Pleasant Valley High School to get involved in a variety of activities. She recently joined the cross country team, ...

Morgan Miller

Copy Editor

Morgan Miller is one of the Spartan Shield Online’s Copy Editors and is looking forward to writing for the Spartan Shield because she’s excited to gain real world experience, become a better writer, and learn more about cu...

Sakshi Lawande

Copy Editor

Sakshi Lawande is a senior at Pleasant Valley and she is a copy editor for the Spartan Shield online. She is known to be a supportive and caring person overall. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, playi...

Taylor English

Copy Editor

Taylor English is a senior at Pleasant Valley who in addition to having been a diligent student throughout her time at Pleasant Valley, has also been involved in the band as an alto saxophone and spent much of her time rowing f...

Morgan Ramirez

Photo Manager

Morgan Ramirez, a Senior at Pleasant Valley High School, is very committed to her athletics. Ramirez has been running track ever since 7th grade, and is still competing in the sport in to her Senior year. In fact, Ramirez’s bigg...

Jack Young

Photo Manager

Jack Young is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and a member of the Spartan Shield Online. In school, Jack likes to learn about science. Outside of school, he enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, cooking, and p...

Blake Sherman

Photo Manager

Blake Sherman, a student athlete at Pleasant Valley High School, is a fun, kind and motivated person who enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as reading the Bible. Football is Blake’s favorite sport to play, while t...

Chris Cumberbatch

Photo Manager

Chris is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School who has just moved to the Quad CIty area after attending school at Langley High School in Washington D.C.. While Chris is tenacious with his studies at school, he also applies that...

Cienna Pangan

Photo Manager

Cienna Pangan was born October 28th, 2001, in Dallas, Texas. Although she was born in Texas, in 5th grade Cienna moved from Dallas to Bettendorf, Iowa, where she is currently a senior enrolled at Pleasant Valley High School. Sh...

Will Sharis

Photo Manager

One thing that any person could tell you about Will once you meet him is that he rows, a lot. But there is more to William than just his 2k, many awards and endurance. Will has three siblings, two older sisters and one older bro...

Ian Wilger

Photo Project Manager

Ian Wilger is the sports editor of the Spartan Shield Online publication. As a senior here at Pleasant Valley, he plans on majoring in journalism at an undecided university. In his spare time, he plays football and golf and is ...

Darsh Balani

Technical Site Manager

Darsh Balani is a Technical Site Manager for the Spartan Shield. He loves playing tennis and basketball in his off time. Darsh enjoys playing Minecraft when he doesn’t have band practice. His favorite NFL team is the Housto...

Caitlin Crome

P.V Editor

Senior Caitlin Crome is an involved individual in everything from athletics to community service. She has participated in track & field and platinum dance team all four years of high school and has been a dancer at Above ...

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