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2020-2021 Staff

Riley Corona


Hi! I’m Riley Corona I am a senior at Etowah this year. This will be my second year on staff for The Talon. I love being able to be a part of this team to share stories with all the Etowah community. Besides writing for The...

Ava Wilson


Hey, I'm Ava. I am a sophomore here at Etowah, and this is my first year on staff. I took Journalism at my old school last year and loved it. Writing is one of my favorite things to do, so I'm super excited to be a part of the...

Mia Jacobs


I'll set a goal for myself and I'll try to work hard I'll reach it but swear I look just like I did from the start I know that it's not true but I feel like I'm the only one Who's chasing a body I know that I'll never...

Ansley Melnick


Hi, I am Ansley Melnick. I am a senior and this is my third year on staff. I am so grateful that writing for The Talon has allowed me to grow as a writer, to meet some of my closest friends, and to come to my favorite high school...

Naomi Williamson


Hello! My name is Naomi Williamson, and this is my first year on staff. I am very excited to be on the Talon this year because I cannot wait to showcase my love of reading and writing. I like writing fictional stories and opinion...

Hailey Weiner


Hi! I’m Hailey. I am a freshman, and this is my first year on the Talon Newspaper staff. I am so excited to be a part of this team, so I can write about issues I am passionate about and can relate to. I am a competitive dancer,...

Alannah Hipps


Hi! My name is Alannah Hipps, and I am a freshman this year at Etowah. This is my first year taking Journalism, and I am super excited to be on the staff! When I am not at school, I love to read, write, and hang out with friends....

Kat Kochansky


Hi! I'm Kat, and this is my fourth year on staff. I'm the Editor-In-Chief of the paper, and I absolutely love working with our team to keep the Etowah community informed. When I'm not writing or editing, you can find me at practice...

Grace Hedlund

Hi! I'm Grace. I am a freshman at Etowah, and this is my first year on staff. I am a dancer at Steppin' Out Performing Arts Center and a cheerleader at Etowah. I love to write, and I am so excited to work with such amazing people...

Ila Prabhuram

Assistant to the Head of Staff/Editor

Hi! I’m Ila (ee-la) and this is my second year on staff. This year, I’m an editor & assistant to the head of staff. I love writing for the Talon and working with such awesome people! In my free time, you can find me binge-watching...

Alyssa Pearson

Head of Design and Photography/Editor

"I am Beyonce always" - Michael Scott

Nicole Martin

Head of Staff/Editor

Hey! I’m Nicole. I’m the head of staff and an editor. Last year I was an exchange student in Spain, so you’ll notice a lot of my articles are about traveling. I play varsity golf, I’m involved in my youth group, and I...

Holly Kate O’Brien

Head of Marketing/Editor

Hi! My name is Holly Kate O’Brien, and this is my fourth year on staff. This year I am an editor and the head of marketing. I love this class because I can express myself through writing and show my leadership skills. I am a...

Alina Frederick

Head of Recruitment and Internal Affairs/Editor

Hello, I am Alina Frederick, and this is my fourth year on staff. This year, I am the Head of Recruitment and Internal Affairs, sports supervisor, editor, and social media advisor. My favorite part about writing is jotting down my t...

Marsha Loversky


In my fourth teaching year at Etowah, I bring my passion for the written word along with my journalism experience to The Talon. Born in Canada, I am much more comfortable with the frozen water; I began skiing and skating when...

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