2022-2023 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...

Alexa Birbara

Alexa Birbara

Alexa Birbara, a field hockey lover and Taylor Swift enthusiast enters Journalism with a plan to spotlight girls’ sports here at Hall.  Q: Who are your favorite teachers? A: Mrs. Gangi from freshman year and Dr. Boucher. They are...

Tanner Cohane

Tanner Cohane

Tanner Cohane, a hockey player at Hall, seeks to expose the truths that lie hidden in our school. Coming from a family of journalists,  he has a lot to bring to Hall record.  Q: What are your hobbies outside of school?  A: The main hob...

Blake Bouley

Blake Bouley

Blake Bouley, Senior, has entered journalism to write about what matters most. Q: Who was someone you have looked up to since you were young? A: Probably my mom, she is smart, a real go-getter, and never backs down. Q...

Matheson Spillane

Matheson Spillane

Matheson Spillane, president of the Feminist Coalition and computer science ambassador, plans on writing about girls’ sports. Q: What are some of you interests? A: I love playing lacrosse; I'm going to be a captain this...

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Elijah Corey Lewis

Im coming to this website on my last year of High School at Hall High. My name is Elijah lewis I love math class I like how I have to do problems step by step and I have to put my mind into all the problem, I enjoy drawing, playing...

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Michael Harrington

 Michael Harrington had one thing in mind when asked what he will do as a journalist: to advocate for change. Q: Why are you taking Journalism? A: I am taking Journalism because it gives you a wide range of a lot of subjects yo...

Xander Gish
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Xander Gish

Xander Gish is a 17 year old senior who enjoys reading and playing video games in his free time. He wants to pursue journalism for the chance to interview interesting people.   Q: What made you the person you are tod...

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Evan Market-Maestre

Evan Market-Maestre, a high school student who enjoys playing tennis, may find some interesting topics in journalism without even knowing it. Q: Why did you take journalism? A: I was just put into the class. Q: How do ...

Erick Barbosa
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Erick Barbosa

Erick Barbosa, A 17-year-old senior at Hall. He likes to stay active and work out, But also has plans to write about things he believes matter, and wants you to know Q: What do you plan on writing about? A: About things that ac...

Laitham Arias
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Laitham Arias

Laitham Arias, 17, invested in sports and journalism, wants to change William Hall High School for the better. Q: What are your interests when it comes to journalism? A: Sports and news about school. I would like to inf...

Jacob Giangreco
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Jacob Giangreco

Jacob Giangreco, senior,  is going to start his journalism journey by writing about sports and many different current events. Q: What did you want to get out of taking journalism?   A: I’d say learning how to advocate for the topic...

Archie Agreda
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Archie Agreda

  Archie Agreda is a senior at Hall High.  His plan for the future is to attend UTI and study auto mechanics and welding.  He is not sure where a journalism class will take him, but will welcome the opportunity. Q: Wh...

Christopher Ortiz
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Christopher Ortiz

Chris Ortiz, a starting corner back in football, is ready to lock down all false stories and speak his mind.    Q: Why did you decide to take Journalism? A: It seemed like an easy-flowing class and I have an interest in writing and speak...

CJ Cohen
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CJ Cohen

CJ Cohen is prepared to undertake the world of journalism as it relates to his most passionate subject: sports. Before transitioning to college, he hopes to continue down his own path of playing lacrosse while, most of all, be...

Kevin Brown
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Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is hard working and caring student attending Hall High School with a plan to commit to journalism. He is first trying to navigate his way to find the field and find out what he's most passionate about. Q: What's ...

Sam MacGilpin
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Sam MacGilpin

Sam, a senior at Hall High school, is an active player on the football team. He also likes journalism and wants to major in sports journalism post-high school. Q: Where will you be in 10 to 20 years? A: Hopefully in 10 to...

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Jack Barter

Jack Barter, a computer science expert, speaks on journalism as a whole in hopes of shedding light on his perspective of the world. Q: What are your thoughts on journalism as a whole? A: I... see journalism as a very sensitive p...

After going to school and finishing wrestling practice, Ahmed has an 8-hour shift coming up for his job. He goes to buy an energy drink to get that boost he needs.
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Ahmed Ahmed

Ahmed Ahmed is an athletic 17-year-old that enjoys spending time with friends and intends to become an engineer.    Q- Why did you decide to take Journalism? A- I decided to take Journalism because it is important...

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Caleb Lou

  Caleb Lou, a 17-year-old Senior attending Hall High School, is ready to report on news ranging from our school to current events in our world.  Q: What is something you are passionate about?   A: I th...

Daniela Echevarria
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Daniela Echevarria

Daniela, a senior at Hall High School and an avid member of the Girls' soccer team, is passionate about helping others and bringing light to social issues both in and outside the Hall community. Q: What are your interests in and out of school, an...

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Jalen Artis

Jalen Artis dives head-first into the deep end of journalism. Learning how his miniscule experiences with journalism previously, can better help his understanding of the world around him; as well as the world within him. Envisi...

Parth Sampat
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Parth Sampat

Parth Sampat is an active senior who runs on the Hall cross country and track team and enjoys watching sports.  Parth is uncertain about what he wants to write about, but he is excited to learn a new perspective on journalism...

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Amani C. Snellings

Amani has been writing for Hall Highlights since last year, when she joined as a freshman. Now she's a sophomore, and the new Arts and Culture Section Editor.  She's looking forward to writing about what's happening at school...

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Caroline Keating

Caroline Keating, an art enthusiast and loyal member of numerous clubs at Hall, elected this class to improve her writing skills and engage more effectively with her fellow students through writing that would bring light to many pre...

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Samantha Golas

Samantha Golas is passionate about many things, but is going to take the opportunity of journalism to speak on mental health, something she feels is misapprehended at Hall High School. Q: What are some things you like to do in your fr...

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Addison O’Connell

Addison O'Connell is a 17 year old senior at Hall High school, passionate about field hockey, as the schools captain and goalie. She plans on addressing what really goes on within the walls of Hall High.  Q: What is something...

Editorials Editor
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Maya Wolpaw

Maya Wolpaw is a Junior at Hall High School. She has written for the paper as a Staff Writer during her Sophomore year, and this year is Hall Highlight's Editorials Editor. Maya enjoys all things writing, reading and pretty much...

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...

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...

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