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2023-2024 Staff

Thor Samford
Reporter

Thor Samford

My name is Thor Samford, and I am a freshman at Etowah this year. I love drawing, animation, music, and writing. I also like my dog Bert, she can't go on stairs. I hope to be an animator one day or a writer. I want to do something...

Fallon Rushing
Reporter

Fallon Rushing

Hiya! I'm Fallon Rushing, and I'm a senior this year. I've wanted to be on the Talon since my freshman year, but this is my first year! In addition to the paper, I'm a part of the Chorus and Drama departments, and I love burs...

Ansley King
Reporter

Ansley King

Hello! I am Ansley King. I am a freshman, and this is my first year working with the Talon. I am thrilled to have a chance to write this year! Along with writing, I am a huge fan of cheer and am on a competition team ...

Dane Kennedy
Reporter

Dane Kennedy

Hey! My name is Dane. It's my senior year and my first year in journalism. I love to play soccer, draw, and write. I also really enjoy acting, and I was Mr. Green in the play "Clue". I'm really excited to learn and grow a lot...

Jody Crosby
Advisor

Jody Crosby

This is my third year as the sponsor for The Talon.  Each year, I look forward to watching the newbies and the veterans grow in their pursuit of journalistic writing.  They never cease to amaze me with their creativity!

Hailey Weiner
Editor in Chief

Hailey Weiner

Hello, my name is Hailey, and I am a senior at Etowah. This is my fourth year on the Talon, and I am Editor in Chief. I am in a lot of various clubs at Etowah, and my favorite is definitely Dance Team, as I love dance, and I am...

Cheyenne Bradley
Head of Events

Cheyenne Bradley

Hi! My name is Cheyenne, and I am a senior at Etowah High School. This is my second year on The Talon, and I'm the Head of Events! I participate and command the Alpha Mixed Team of JROTC's Raiders as well as co-command Raiders...

Alannah Hipps
Head of Staff

Alannah Hipps

Hey! My name is Alannah Hipps, and I am a senior at Etowah this year. This is my fourth year on the Talon staff, and this year I am Head of Staff and President of the Newspaper Club. I love to read, write, and hangout with friends....

Grace Hedlund
Head of Social Media and Marketing

Grace Hedlund

Hi! My name is Grace, and I am a senior at Etowah. As my fourth year on the staff, I am the Head of Social Media and Marketing for The Talon. I am a part of Etowah’s Varsity Sideline Cheer and Varsity Dance team! I am also a...

Ansley Giesler
Assistant to Head of Staff

Ansley Giesler

Hey! My name is Ansley, and I am a junior this year. This is my third year on the Talon, and I am the Assistant to Head of Staff. I am on the gymnastics team here at Etowah, and I am also in multiple clubs. I am training as a...

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