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2021-2022 Staff

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Kelly Fransen

I come to this website with over 20 years teaching experience. Journalism is my favorite class because it combines everything I love, including writing, reading, history, current events, and social activism. In the end, I hope...

Charles Wang
Editor-in-Chief of Hall Highlights

Charles Wang

In this interview, we learn more about Charles Wang, the editor-in-chief of Hall Highlights & HallRecord. As an experienced journalist, he wants to continue using his skills to help others in the world. Q: What inspires...

Colin Auwarter

Colin Auwarter

Colin Auwarter, who enjoys reading and writing, is one of the newest members of Hall Record. Excited to get the chance to write more, Colin is ready to publish pieces that share useful information and have a positive impact on t...

Heitor Cunha
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Heitor Cunha

A dedicated student, with a burning passion for music and physical health, Heitor Cunha is excited to embark on a journalistic journey this year; With curiosity and endless ideas on how to better communication and lessen divisi...

Brennan Margolis
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Brennan Margolis

Brennan Margolis, a hardworking determined 17-year-old, is ready to embrace the art of journalism and further his writing knowledge.    Q: Why did you decide to take journalism? A: I took this class mainly because my brother took it and...

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Augusto Figueroa

Meet Augusto Figueroa, Hall Record’s newest editor of the 2021-22 school year, and laid back digital artist and aspiring engineer. This semester in journalism, Augusto hopes to step out of his comfort zone with writing as well...

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Nicolai Yanko

Meet Nicolai Yanko, one of the newest members of Hall Record. Nicolai is driven each day by the simple pleasures in life: Seeing friends, family, and the prospect of new experience! Now the young track and field star is ready wri...

Tucker Redden coming off the football field
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Tucker Redden

Tucker Redden, 17, is a major part of the the Hall sports community with his participation on the Hall baseball team. Journalism caught Tucker’s interest as he can socialize with new people and tell their stories to the publi...

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Aiden Kotowitz

Aiden Koto knew what this course was about when signing up.  He is a 17-year-old senior is looking forward to Journalism because of his love for current events and the news Why are you taking journalism?  I am taking journa...

Luke Singer
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Luke Singer

Luke Singer, senior at Hall, has recently joined our school newspaper despite his already busy schedule that includes coaching ski racing, playing soccer and captaining tennis. Q:  Why have you decided to join HallRecord? A: I wanted...

Jake Long playing football
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Jake Long

Jake Long, a three-sport athlete is ready for any challenge headed his way.   He is ready to enter the world of journalism and is eager to write about current events around Hall High School.  Q: What/who inspires you and why? A:  My...

Charles playing football
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Charles Dowd

Charles Dowd is a very involved athlete, participating in many sports like football, lacrosse, and skiing. Having grown up in West Hartford, Charles is motivated to keep the community he grew up in informed. He wants to contri...

Meet James Renda, 17-year-old baseball player who likes to watch Basketball and football and is looking forward to learning about journalism. After high school James wants to go to college and wants to major in something with something to do with Business and Marketing or Journalism.
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Elijah Rodriguez

Coming into the 2021 school year, Ethan Tiffany is excited to practice journalism because he believes that the study of journalism can aid him later in life. An added bonus is he gets to use his creativity in this class.

Tyler Bristow
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Tyler Bristow

Meet Tyler Bristow, one of our newest Hall Record editors. Having grown up in a different country, he thinks he can provide unique perspectives on current events. Tyler is very interested in becoming a good journalist to help ...

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Juliannah Xavier

Juliannah Xavier is excited to join Journalism and learn the details that go into writing for a newspaper. She believes she’s ready for this responsibility as it will prepare her for her undoubtedly bright future.  Q.) What ar...

James Tomb
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James Tomb

James Tomb, 17, President of Spike Ball Club, has recently found an interest in learning more about the world of journalism. Let’s find out more about one of Hallrecord’s newest member. Q1.) Who has inspired you to be th...

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Christian Rosado

Meet Christian Rosado, one of the newest Hall Record editors. In Journalism, a class unlike any other he has taken before, Christian is beyond excited to see where this semester will go.  Q: What is your earliest memory o...

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Keilynn Claudio

Keilynn Claudio, an avid artist, is new to journalism and eager to use her passion of helping others and spreading awareness on various issues to publish articles.    Q: Have you ever published a piece of your own wr...

James
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James Renda

Meet James Renda, a 17-year-old baseball player who enjoys watching basketball and football. James is also looking forward to learning about journalism. After high school, James wants to go to college and major in a field with somet...

Senior year
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Conlan Wilson

Conlan Wilson, a soccer player at Hall High School, is one of the freshest additions to Hall Record. He’s coming off an impressive soccer career, and he’s ready to take on the world of journalism and science. The center mid has...

Mira Goldstein
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Mira Goldstein

Mira Goldstein, 17, is a young aspiring journalist ready to take on the world one article at a time. Mira found her passion for journalism at the young age of 13, and since then has looked forward to publishing her own article...

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Gabriel Rooney

Gabriel Rooney is a dedicated student and one of our newest staff members at Hall Record. He enjoys playing video games and reading up on history in his free time. He came to improve his own writing ability through the medium of j...

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Aidan Dorian

Aidan Dorian, a 17-year-old high school student, ready to take on the world of journalism, is very excited to explore the many interviews that will come his way. With his ability to converse and discuss many topics, he hopes t...

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Matt Scobbo

Matt Scobbo, 17, is a student who hopes to bring his passion for both sports and writing to Hall Record. An avid learner and athlete, Matt also enjoys writing and history, particularly finding an interest in how stories of the pa...

Hall Record Profile
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Julia Baun

Meet 17 year old Julia Baun, a multi-talented individual who spends her spare time painting and running. She pushes past any obstacle to achieve what she wants, and journalism is the newest edition to her record. Q: So Julia, ...

Farrah playing soccer
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Farrah Jones

Farrah Jones is a new addition to the Hall Record, and plans on putting a unique twist on her writing. She is interested in writing about current events and other topics. After high school, Farrah plans to go to college and hopefully...

Syd is sitting
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Sydney Martin

Meet Sydney Martin, one of the newest Hall Record writers. Inside and out of school, Sydney is an avid writer and journalist who loves researching a new story. Outside of school, she loves playing the guitar, working on sets f...

Ethan Tiffany
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Ethan Tiffany

Coming into the 2021 school year, Ethan Tiffany is excited to practice journalism because he believes that the study of journalism can aid him later in life. An added bonus is he gets to use his creativity in this class. Q:...

Joe Dooley playing in a baseball game at Hall High School.
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Joe Dooley

Joe Dooley, inspired by his father’s work, is attempting to follow tradition by joining the team here at Hall Record. Mr. Dooley found the class of Journalism to be much more engaging than regular literature classes, and has a ...

Sean Knapp
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Sean Knapp

Sean Knapp is a senior at Hall, and is in his first year in the world of Journalism. He understands that hard work and effort produce a better product in any field or capacity. What is something you are passionate about? I am very passiona...

Sean showing off
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Sean Cook

Sean Cook, a new writer for Hall Record, looks to follow in his dad’s footsteps and admires taking on new challenges that come with journalism. The 17 year old is eager to get to work and see what his imagination is capable of. Wh...

Landon Cacio
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Landon Cacio

Landon Cacio knew very little about Journalism when he chose to take this course. Being a 17-year-old senior at Hall, this is his first year taking the class. His experiences so far are illuminating. Q: Who inspires you? A: I would say my family insp...

Marley wearing the color black. He is at a football game.
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Marley Noll

Marley Noll, 17, envisions himself living on the beach as a successful businessman. With goals of wanting to be a businessman, he says, it is important to be knowledgeable on current events and how to properly discuss them. ...

Fionna on vacation
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Fionna Sortman

Fionna Sortman, a 16-year-old senior, is excited to empower others through journalism, takes an interest in caring for younger kids, and enjoys spending time with friends.  Q: What do you like to do  outside of school?  ...

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Ahmad Pierce

Ahmad Pierce, an inspiring individual looking to have a successful life post-college and Journalism is gonna help him achieve his goal.  Q: What is something that is unique about you? A: I am talented in everything I touch in...

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Liam Hosey

Liam Hosey, an-up-and coming journalist for Hall Record, is excited to experience working with a team to inform the public. He wants to write investigative stories and reviews of popular media. Why did you take journalism? I first t...

Starting Line Before Race
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Michael Travers

Michael Travers, 17, understands that hard work is necessary for students to reach their dreams. He is not just your average student that will let his time in high school blow by without proving that he has what it takes to ac...

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Austin Chan

Austin Chan, 17, is one of the latest seniors keen to become a journalist at Hall High School. In this interview, we have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into what Austin plans on doing with his newfound ability; as well a...

Nora Hanlon pole vaulting
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Nora Hanlon

Nora Hanlon, 17,  is a talented individual who is ready to inform the readers of the Hall Record.  Q: What are your hobbies? A: I enjoy playing volleyball, I'm on the hall volleyball team, and I'm a pole vaulter on the indoor...

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Romy Cowan

Incoming Senior Romy Cowan is determined to get a more profound knowledge of the media and what goes on around the community, which is why he decided to take Journalism at Hall High School. Q: What are some of your interests? A:...

Jackson Sitting in the hallway
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Jackson Shaughnessy

Jackson Shaughnessy, 17, is an active member of the school community because he enjoys participating in: indoor and outdoor track, mock trial, as well as becoming a journalist for the school. Q: If you were to have people know...

Elle Fingold
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Elle Fingold

Elle Fingold, 17, is striving to become a nurse because of her long lasting passion for helping others. Her journey to reach that goal has been inspiring. When she heard journalism was an option, she knew it would be perfect fo...

Makyle Ramos Playing Basketball
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Makyle Ramos

Makyle Ramos, up and coming journalist for Hall Record, plans to write stories addressing sports stories around the world, offering the latest stories from the perspective of a student athlete. What extracurricular activiti...

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Dominick DellaFera
Editor

Dominick DellaFera

Dom DellaFera, a 17-year-old senior who has been looking forward to Journalism due to his love of writing and reading, and outside of school loves be active while hanging with his friends.  Q: Where did you grow up? A: I Grew up in...

Alex Gopaul
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Alex Gopaul

Alex Gopaul, aspiring musician, has goals just like the rest of us. The only difference is, he will accomplish them. By taking journalism at age 17, that process will certainly speed up. Q: Why are you taking Journalism?  A: I...

Toby sitting in the Hallway
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Tobias Ruffo

Toby Ruffo, 17, an inspiring individual that others look up to and a student athlete that has accomplished many different accomplishments in his career so far. I was able to talk and get a different view with the young individual ...

Selfie in the hallway
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Grace Druckenmiller

Senior Grace Druckenmiller took journalism to discover the stories hiding in our community and share them with the public. She knows the importance of  journalism and is excited to use it to bring our community closer together. Q:...

Nicole Deslauriers
Editor

Nicole Deslauriers

Nicole Deslauriers, one of the varsity soccer captains at Hall High, has been eager to challenge herself in the realm of journalism, hoping to publish many articles on the Hall Record.  Q1: What would you say your greatest attribute is...

Matt Farber while playing in a football game
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Matt Farber

Matt Farber, age 17, has been heavily influenced by his parents when it comes to his everyday life. As a student athlete, playing varsity football and lacrosse, Matt is enthusiastic about exploring the benefits of journalism. ...

Clara Sorkin
News Section Editor

Clara Sorkin

Clara Sorkin is an avid writer and journalist. She loves reporting on current events and topics that Hall students can relate to.  When she's not writing , she's with friends, shopping, or baking. Being a member of the Hall Highlights...

Monica Wheeler
Arts and Culture Section Editor

Monica Wheeler

Monica Wheeler has been the Arts and Culture section editor since tenth grade.  She enjoys spreading awareness by writing on topics of social justice issues.  She also has a passion for film and media which led her to apply...

Ashley Ho
Assistant Editor-in-Chief of HallRecords

Ashley Ho

Ashley has been a part of Hall Highlights since her freshman year. Taking a page from her sister's book, she decided to join because writing is something she enjoys. Not only does she enjoy it, but the process of writing for the...

Baylee Krulewitz
Editorial Section Editor

Baylee Krulewitz

Baylee Krulewitz is a Hall student who's very passionate about all things words! When she's not writing, you can find her hanging out with friends or shopping. She also considers herself an avid foodie. She can't wait to explore...

Emma Kingwell
Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Hall Highlights

Emma Kingwell

Emma Kingwell has been writing for Hall Highlights since ninth grade and although writing is the subject in which she is least comfortable, she always seeks to improve on it. She decided to become involved in journalism because...

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