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Photo of the Day

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The Photo of the Day is a showcase of pictures taken from students here, at Etowah.

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About the Photographers
Kat Kochansky, Editor/Photographer

I only love my cat and my momma, I’m sorry.

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Nicole Martin, Editor
Hey, I’m Nicole and this is my second year on staff. I love writing and hanging out with my friends. I can’t wait for my first year of being an editor!
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Hannah Griffin, Reporter

Hey! I am Hannah Griffin and this is my first year on staff. I love spending time with my family, hanging with my friends, and cheerleading. I am a small group leader for third grade kids at Woodstock City Church. I spend most of my time listening to music and being outdoors. I am so excited to see what this year holds for me!

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Erin Whalen, Reporter
I am Erin Whalen. I am a sophomore, and it is my first year on the newspaper team. I play on the Etowah Tennis team, and I am a JV Etowah Cheerleader. I love art and drawing. I have a sister that is 21 and goes to Georgia State. I love dogs and cats, and I have 5 of them.
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Angel Beltran, A&E Supervisor

Hello! I’m Angel. I’m a junior and it is my second year on the staff. I’d tell what I do after school, but I
have no life outside of band. That may sound sad, but I really love being a part of the band, specifically
part of the color guard. I love to write almost anything whether it be a short fiction story or news. If you
happen to catch me in my free time, then I’m probably listening to music or talking about music.

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Daynie Armstrong, Reporter

Hi my name is Daynie Armstrong. I am a freshman and I am new to journalism. I am excited to be in journalism this year! I love swimming and hanging out with friends and family. I also really like animals and the forest. I’m from California and my favorite color is dark purple. Furthermore, I hope we have an amazing year!

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Chase Sturgill, Reporter/Photographer
Hi, I’m Chase. I am a freshman, and this is my first year on staff. I am a photographer and writer for the Talon. I play soccer for Cherokee Impact and my dog is my best friend. Thanks for reading!
Riley Corona, Reporter

Hi I am Riley! I am a sophomore here at Etowah. I love hanging out with friends and family. I am also a cheerleader for the Etowah JV cheer team

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Haley James, Reporter/Editor/Photographer/News Supervisor

Hi! My name is Haley James, and this is my third year on The Talon. This year I am head of photography, news supervisor, and also a junior editor. I’m so excited to not only write more, but also take pictures for Etowah’s many programs!

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Chris Spenelli, Reporter
My name is Chris Spenelli.  I just moved here at the beginning of the school year from New York. I took journalism because I plan on being a photojournalist for National Geographic, and I like to write. I like to hike and going mountain biking. I also like to read. I want to hike the...
Holly Kate O'Brien, Student Life Supervisor

Hi! My name is Holly Kate O’Brien and I am a sophomore this year. I like writing because I am able to express myself. I have a love for laughing, my friends and family, dancing, cheering and showing leadership in my community. This is my second year on staff and I am so excited to be back and see what this new year brings.

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Madeline Fisher, Editor-in-Chief

Hey! I’m Maddy Fisher and this is my fourth year on staff. This year, I am senior editor of The Talon, and I am so excited for this school year. I have had a passion for writing ever since elementary school and journalism is the perfect class for me. I am a part of Etowah’s Varsity Cheerleading squad and am the president of National Technical Honor Society. In the mornings, you can find me working at Etowah’s main campus front office as a student worker!

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Reece Godwin, Social Media Adviser

Hi! My name is Reece Godwin and this is my second year on staff. I am an editor and the social media supervisor. I am a senior this year and love being involved in the school while doing plenty outside of school, as well. I love to read and write but I also enjoy spending time outside hiking or swimming with friends. I can’t wait for this year and the new experiences it will bring! Check out my blog 

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Tania Diaz de Leon, Reporter

I was born on December 23, 2000. I have a great passion for reading and writing. I love the way people have with words and live for moments of excitement. I adore my friends and family for their support and their kindness. I like to sing and play the acoustic guitar and I love making music. I love cinematography and the way films tell stories. We are all linked together by music and stories that we relate to. I enjoy hiking and telling jokes as I have been told I have a way with comedy. I love doing many different things and I love exploring new hobbies. Most importantly I love to write though. I find the need to write and to tell stories as well as interpreting the world. I love watching movies and I enjoy going out to look for adventure.

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Ansley Melnick, Reporter
Hi, I’m Ansley Melnick! I am a freshman and this is my first year being a part of The Talon staff. I am very excited to write for the newspaper because I have always loved for writing. Outside of writing, I love theater, singing, surfing, and kayaking. I have been acting in theater ever since I was four years old and...
Alina Frederick, Sports Supervisor

Hi! My name is Alina Frederick and I am a sophomore. I love hitting down my thoughts and opinions into my writing for other people to read. I do cheer for Etowah JV sideline and cheer competitively for the Stingray Allstars. I attend Woodstock City Church every Sunday and spend most of my time doing spontaneous things with my friends every weekend.

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Libby Reach, Reporter

Hi! I am Libby Reach and I am a freshman. I love writing and being on the Talon staff. My favorite thing about being on staff is that I get to make new friends who share the same passion for writing as me. I am an Etowah sideline cheerleader and a competition dancer at SOPAC. I enjoy growing in my faith and spreading love with others. I am so excited to be in Talon and can’t wait to see what this year brings!! 

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Jazz Sturdivant, Reporter/Photographer

I’m sorry the old Jhene can’t to the phone right now. Why? Because she’s watching Vampire Diares.

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Ava Fasano-Herman, Reporter
This is my first year in The Talon as a freshman, and I am very excited to be a part of this team. I love to write. The Talon has been an amazing experience already, and I am looking forward to the rest of the year. Along with writing both in school and at home,...
McKenna Guinn, Reporter

Hi, I’m Mckenna, and this is my second year in journalism. I love to write and take pictures, and hang out with friends. I am very excited to be on staff this year :))

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Alyssa Pearson, Reporter

Hello, I’m Alyssa Pearson! I am a freshman at Etowah Highschool and this is my first year in Journalism. For over ten years I have played competitive soccer. I watch all types of soccer, buy my favorite league to watch is MLS which consists of one of my favorite teams, Atlanta United. In addition to enjoying soccer, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family.

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Laurel O'Brien, Reporter

Hey, I’m Laurel O’Brien and this is my first year on staff. I have heard many great things about this class and I am very excited to take it. I love to spend my time playing tennis, cheering and being with friends and family. Building relationships is an important thing to me and I am excited to build new relationships this year in Journalism. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store! 

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Mia Jacobs, Reporter/Photographer

Hey! I am Mia Jacobs and this year is my first year on the staff. This is my first year at Etowah, and the staff, I am looking forward to working with everyone. I love to write. Writing relieves my stress which is why I joined the journalism class. I also play competitive soccer, and draw. Those things take up most of my time, but when I am not doing those things I love to help people, and hang out with my friends. 

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Kellie Little, Editor/Opinions Supervisor

Hi I’m Kellie Little and I’m one of the senior editors on The Talon! I obviously love writing, but I also enjoy baking, shopping (with money I definitely don’t have), and I am a TV/movie fanatic!

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One Response to “Photo of the Day”

  1. Sadie Brooks on October 10th, 2018 8:22 am

    This picture is so cute!!

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