Spartan Shield

2018-2019 Staff

John Mendelin

Arts and Entertainment

Hello! My name is John Mendelin and I am one of the Arts and Entertainment editors for the Shield Online. This year, it is my goal to provide a platform for all student artists at Pleasant Valley to share their passion with our...

Caroline Carlson

Arts and Entertainment Editor

My name is Caroline Carlson and I am the section editor for the arts and entertainment for the Spartan Shield Online. I am on the Platinum dance team and I have been dancing on it since freshman year. I also dance on a competitive...

Evin Ersan

Business Manager

My name is Evin Ersan and I am the Business Manager for the Spartan Shield. I’m sixteen years old and I’m currently a junior. Soccer is my favorite sport and I have been playing since I was five years old. I’ve also been...

Susan Anil

Business Manager

I will be serving as a Business Manager for the Spartan Shield this semester. I have a passion for collaborating with people at our school and in our community in order to achieve a common goal/ make a positive impact. I have ...

Sheridan Culp

Co Editor-in-Chief

Hi my name is Sheridan Culp and I’m the co editor-and-chief of the Spartan Shield online! I’m a senior here at Pleasant Valley, and a proud member of the girls soccer varsity team! I also enjoy volunteering at the habitat for...

Sujay Marisetty

Copy Editor

My name is Sujay Marisetty, and I am a senior at Pleasant Valley. As Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield, I am responsible for ensuring that the articles are easy to read and grammatically correct. After school, you will usually ...

Haleema Waheed

Copy Editor

My name is Haleema Waheed and I am a of the Copy Editors for the Spartan Shield. I have a passion for the arts and enjoy reading in my spare time as well. I have two brothers, one older and one younger. I look forward to my year...

Daniela Rybarczyk

Copy Editor

I am a Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. When I’m not checking for grammar mistakes in articles, I love to have conversations about anything from football to Star Wars. After school hours, you can find me in the dance studio...

Brenna Morley

Copy Editor

My name is Brenna Morley, and I am a junior at Pleasant Valley High School. I am excited to be a copy editor for the Spartan Shield Online. I enjoy playing the clarinet in band and the piano in jazz band. Outside of school, I...

Ruth Davidson

Copy Editor

Hi, my name is Ruth Davidson and I am one of this year’s copy editors for the online Spartan Shield! I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of a newspaper that makes a difference in the world. I play the viola in two differe...

Ava Stigler

Editor-in-Chief

My name is Ava Stigler and I am the Editor-in-Chief for the Spartan Shield online alongside Gibson Yost. I enjoy keeping up with current news and politics, working at TJ Maxx, and running in my spare time. I have one brother who...

Gibson Yost

Editor-in-Chief

My name is Gibson Yost and I am one of the Editor-in-Chiefs for the Spartan Shield online. I am a senior and I have been a cheerleader for 4 years and a Sparkles cheerleader for 3 years. My passion is cheerleading and I love spreading...

Ada Duncan

Feature Editor

My name is Ada Duncan and I am the Feature Editor for the Spartan Shield online. My step mom and dad are both teachers here at Pleasant Valley and I have been going here my whole life. I have also been in gymnastics for 13 years...

Azariah Courtney

Feature Editor

Hi, I’m Azariah Courtney and I am the Feature Section Editor at the Spartan Shield Online! This year will exciting to read my peers’ work, and write my own, to better our PV community. I’m involved in swimming and am par...

Caroline Christophersen

News Editor

As the Shield’s News Editor I’ll be bringing the essential stories from around the world to Spartan Nation! Returning to PV after an exchange year in France I hope to bring some global perspective and keep you best informed. Aft...

Danielle Nauman

News Editor

My name is Danielle Nauman and I am the News Editor for the Spartan Shield online. I have a younger brother and enjoy spending time with my family and my cat, Estelle. I also participate on our school’s swim team and love getting...

Noah Streeter

News Editor

As one of your news section editors for the online Spartan Shield I am excited to be apart of another team that will bring you the latest news, whether out in our community or the world.  I’ve always been interested in keepi...

Divya Vashisht

Opinion Editor

My name is Divya Vashisht, and I will be the opinion editor of the Spartan Shield this year! Because I enjoy seeing how others view world issues differently, I am very excited for this position. In school, I love participating...

Rosemary Jones

Opinion Editor

My name is Rosemary Jones. I am the Opinion Editor of the Spartan Shield website. I enjoy swimming when I find the time. I also love reading, and writing about amazing topics either of fiction or about the awesome world and the...

Katie Bullock

Photo Manager

My name is Katie Bullock and I am stoked to be your photo manager this year! I have always loved writing, so having the opportunity to share news stories via images will provide the perfect challenge for me. In my free time, you mi...

Maya McClain

Photo Manager

My name is Maya McClain, I’m one of the Photography Managers. I enjoy spending my free time taking pictures in and out of school. You can usually find me on the field or court taking pictures at school football, volleyball,...

Alana Woolison

Photo Manager

My name is Alana Woolison and I am one of the photo managers for the Spartan Shield. I love being outdoors and have a cat named Chase. I have an older brother and a younger sister. Some of my favorite things to do include painting,...

Shashank Inampudi

Photo Manager

Hello! I’m the photo manager for this year’s Spartan Shield. I’m in charge of making sure all the articles you see have relevant and well placed photos. In my free time, I run long distance, play tennis, and compete in FTC...

Angela Pandit

Social Media Manager

My name is Angela Pandit and I am the Social Media Manager for Spartan Shield Online. I love to be involved in our school and community through various clubs and activities such as The Student Hunger Drive, GLI, and Model United...

Ashlee Kwak

Social Media Manager

Hi my name is Ashlee Kwak and I am in charge of the Spartan Shield’s social media this year! I’m very excited to get more involved with the student body and help keep them informed throughout the school year. In my free tim...

Carli Spelhaug

Sports Editor

My name is Carli Spelhaug and I’m the sports editor for the Spartan Shield Online. I play three sports: softball, basketball, and track. My favorite sport, which I plan to play at the collegiate level, is softball. I have three...

Cole Hanson

Sports Editor

I was selected to be the sports editor for the Spartan Shield and I couldn't be more honored. I run Cross Country, I play dek hockey and I have played just about every sport as a kid. I love hunting, hiking, and being out in nature...

Hope Sickels

Staff Contributor

I’m Hope Sickels, a part of the 2019 class. I’m a Staff Contributor for the Spartan Shield Online this year. I've attended PV since kindergarten and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Once high school started I was apart...

Joel Kachappilly

Staff Contributor

My name is Joel Kachappilly, I'm a Staff Contributor for the Spartan Shield Online, and I am a senior at PV. I am the oldest of two in my family. I love to participate in extracurriculars and have fun with my friends. I play JV...

Christy Bishop

Staff Contributor

Hello! I am a staff contributor this year on the Spartan Shield. I am passionate about the arts and swimming and am excited to share this interest by spreading news and awareness. When I am not in pool or art rooms you can fi...

Jimmy Guest

Student Life

Hello! I am this year’s student life editor! I am here to represent your voice, in any form that may be. Although at first glance I may seem like a goofball, I’m ready to work hard in order to ensure I represent you all i...

Abbey Hancock

Student Life Editor

My name is Abbey Hancock and I am a part of the class of 2019. I am the Student Life section Editor for the Spartan Shield online. I was a part of the Platinum dance team my freshman and sophomore year and have danced at Studio...

Haley Moore

Video Editor

My name is Haley Moore and I am the video editor for the Spartan Shield Online. I enjoy making videos and expressing my creativity through editing and special effects. I have a lot of respect for video editors, for it takes lots...

Laurin Baker

Editor-In-Chief

Hi! My name is Laurin Baker and I am the Editor-In-Chief for the Spartan Shield Online!! I love spending time with my family and friends, participating in Track and Field, volunteering at Cafe on Vine, and traveling. I am looki...

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