The online student newspaper of Vandegrift High School

Vandegrift Voice

2017-2018 Staff

Peyton Klam

Staff Reporter

Peyton is a junior at Vandegrift High School and this is his second year as a staff reporter for the Vandegrift Voice. He enjoys reading and playing video games over the weekends. He also plays baseball for Vandegrift.

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Lanie Malone

Staff Reporter

Lanie Malone is a junior at Vandegrift and this is her second year on staff. She would like to major in journalism at the University of Texas in the future. Lanie enjoys writing personal columns and personality pieces reflecting...

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Claire Lawrence

Staff Reporter

Claire Lawrence is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. She loves writing and sharing her opinion and sees working for the newspaper as an outlet. She is looking forward to exploring her talents and hopes to one day...

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Natalie Brink

Staff Reporter

Natalie Brink is a sophomore and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. She joined newspaper to connect with Vandegrift through her love of writing. Her spare time is usually dedicated to reading and playing with her...

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Harshita Avirneni

Staff Reporter

Harshita Avirneni is a sophomore and it is her first year on the Newspaper staff. She joined staff because of her love for writing and English. She is also in Key Club and plays the piano in her free time.

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Chloe Strader

Staff Reporter

Chloe Strader is a junior and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. She took Journalism her freshman year. She is also involved in Vandegrift's DECA program and enjoys spending time with friends on the weekend. She hopes...

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Megan Messer

Staff Reporter

Megan Messer is a junior and this is her first year as staff reporter. Megan loves to write about things happening in her school community and is eager to take on the year as part of the Vandegrift newspaper staff.  In her free...

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Caitlin McKeand

Co-Editor in Chief

Caitlin McKeand is a senior and this is her second year as a staff reporter for the Vandegrift Voice. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, archery, and dogs. Austinite born and raised. She is the Vice President of...

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Elena Aventa

Staff Reporter

Elena Aventa is a junior and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. She is involved in ASL Honor Society, NHS, lacrosse, and her church group. In her free time, Elena likes to read, watch Friends, and walk on the trai...

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Hadley Hudson

Co-Editor in Chief

Hadley Hudson is a senior and this is her second year on the Vandegrift Voice staff. She is the Editor in Chief for the 2017-18 school year. In her spare time, she enjoys studying, reading, and participating in school clubs....

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Hallie Locke

Staff Reporter

Hallie is a junior this year and this is her first year on staff. In school, she is involved in key club, DECA, and FCCLA. In college, she wants to major in communications at the University of Florida. She’s super excited for...

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Lily Beth Kerr

Staff Reporter

Lily Beth Kerr is a junior and this is her first year on staff. She participates in Key Club, Yearbook and National Honor Society. She is also a member of the track and cross country teams. She aspires to be a photographer and...

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Lane Williard

Staff Reporter

Lane Williard is a junior and this is her second year writing for the Vandegrift Voice. In her free time, she enjoys photography, hanging out with friends, and exploring Austin. Lane has lived in Austin her whole life, and...

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Blakely Dimiero

Staff Reporter

Blakely is a junior and this year is her second year on the newspaper staff. She loves to be taking pictures and out with her friends. She owns her own online blog and photography website. She is also involved in yearbook. She...

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Justin Jalomo

Staff Reporter

Justin Jalomo is a junior at Vandegrift High School and this is his second year on the newspaper staff. Justin likes to write sports stories because he loves attending the games. Justin is a part of the Vandegrift High School...

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Jennifer Walker

Web Editor

Jennifer Walker is a junior and this is her second year on the newspaper staff. Jennifer took Journalism during her freshman year and fell in love with the journalism department. She is involved in NHS and Mu Alpha Theta at Vandegrift....

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