The Talon

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2018-2019 Staff

Ryan Kennedy


Hey, my name is Ryan! I have just began my high school journey, and joined the Newspaper Club for the sake of trying new things, but have fallen in love with the creativity. It has an inclusive, fun atmosphere which has made me...

Sean Mulloy


Hi! I'm Sean. I'm an recreational videographer and graphic designer and am excited for a solid year of hard work at The Talon™.

Riley Corona


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

Mia Jacobs


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 ...

Kailen Kim


Hello :-) My name is Kailen Kim! I am a photographer, filmmaker, and writer. I have a passion to give a voice to those who are unable to be heard. I also enjoy making YouTube videos (okailen).

Jazz Sturdivant


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

Justin Cole


Manuel Abreu


Hi my name is Manuel Abreu. I love taking pictures and writing, which is one of the many reasons I decided to join The Talon. I’m excited to meet new people and have a voice at Etowah.

Erin Whalen


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 Stat...

Maliyah Franklin


My name is Maliyah Franklin, and I am a Junior at Etowah Highschool. I am a photagrapher, as well as a visual artist and writer. I love to capture moments in a creative light.

Laurel O'Brien


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 fa...

Libby Reach


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 sideli...

Hannah Griffin


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...

Alyssa Pearson


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 w...

Daynie Armstrong


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 Cali...

McKenna Guinn


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 :))

Tania Diaz de Leon


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 l...

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 t...

Kat Kochansky


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

Nicole Martin


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!

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....

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...

Marsha Loversky


In my junior 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...

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...

Madeline Bernard


Hi, my name is Madeline, and this is my third year on staff! I enjoy writing all day long, but you can often find my nose stuck in a book. I am excited to be back for another year!

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...

Garrett Estes


You know the kind of guy who does nothing but bad things and then wonders why his life sucks? Well, that was me. Every time something good happened to me, something bad was always waiting round the corner: Karma. That’s when...

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!

Madeline Fisher


Hi! I'm Maddy Fisher and this is my fourth year on staff. This year, I am the Editor-in-Chief of The Talon, and I am so excited for this school year. I have a passion for writing since the second grade and hope to one day be writing...

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