The Bucs' Blade

2019-2020 Staff

Morgan Womack

Co-Editor-In-Chief

Senior Morgan Womack is on her third year on staff, this time as co-editor-in-chief. She’s also involved in rowing, NHS, Student Senate and the Bucs Care food pantry committee outside of Blade. When she isn’t fulfilling her...

Sam Woiteshek

Co-Editor-In-Chief

Co-Editor-In-Chief and senior Sam Woiteshek has begun his farewell tour in his final year at The Bucs’ Blade. Sam loves following the Michigan Wolverines and the Green Bay Packers, as well as the Detroit Tigers and Chicago ...

Caleb Berko

Managing Editor

Senior Caleb Berko is embarking on his third and final journey around the sun as a member of the Blade staff, and he cannot wait to get underway. In his free time, he loves being with his family, reading books, and listening to...

Sophia Jaeger

Feature Editor

Senior Sophia Jaeger is excited to be on the Bucs’ Blade staff for her last year of high school. Sophia is an overcommitted senior who is passionate about everything she's involved in. She is apart of the drama program, a m...

Addy Wachter

Photo Editor

Senior Addy Wachter joined the Blade staff last year and loves being the photo editor. She is looking forward to better understanding her camera and developing her passion for photography in the world of photojournalism. In th...

Nick Twa

Business Manager

Senior Nick Twa is starting his second year on the Bucs’ Blade staff. He’s ready to get back into it, and can’t wait to continue sharing his love for sports and his views on everything Marvel. Fishing on the shore or in a bo...

Mercedes Mancilla

Reporter

Senior Mercedes Mancilla is starting her second year on the Bucs’ Blade. She paints, reads and worries about her future in her free time. She has successfully held a job at Jumpin’ Java, which she actually enjoys and hopes t...

Emily Jarrell

Reporter

Senior Emily Jarrell is entering her second year on The Bucs’ Blade staff. She is ready to get her hands dirty writing reviews, opinions, news stories, and hopefully helping write a feature story. Besides Blade, Emily is a part ...

Nick Rice

Reporter

Senior Nick Rice is in his second year on the Bucs’ Blade staff. Since joining, his focus has remained on topics like natural health, supernatural health, and anything left out of the narrow scope of mainstream media. His hopes ...

Grace Ostric

Reporter

Junior Grace Ostric is excited to be on the Bucs’ Blade staff for the first time. She has a passion for writing and hopes to expand and develop her skills as a reporter on staff. In her freetime, Grace enjoys being with her fri...

Emma Manzo

Reporter

Junior Emma Manzo originally joined Bucs’ Blade as a sophomore in order to explore a different style of writing. She is now a junior taking on her second semester as a part of the staff. Aside from her newspaper responsibili...

Camille Berko

Reporter

Sophomore Camille Berko is new to the Bucs’ Blade staff this year. She enjoys playing soccer for both school and club, and is hardworking at most everything she does. Camille would rather be outside exploring nature, rather than s...

Natalie Dupuis

Reporter

Junior Natalie Dupuis is a new member to the Bucs’ Blade staff this year. She’s excited to write about fashion and cannot wait to share her opinion on different trends in the Blade this year. Natalie likes to hangout with f...

Jacob Welch

Reporter

Sophomore Jacob Welch the Bucs’ Blade for his first year as a reporter. He has a keen interest in politics, economics, and international relations, as well as issues close to home in Grand Haven. Welch doesn’t fear talking ab...

Brendan VanderMeer

Reporter

Junior Brendan Vander Meer joins the Bucs’ Blade staff for his first year as a member of both the football and track teams. He loves to follow sports, as well as spending time hiking and snowboarding in his free time. He has travel...

Macayla Cramer

Reporter

Senior Macayla Cramer is eager to enjoy every bittersweet moment of her last year has a reporter and photojournalist on the Bucs’ Blade staff. She can’t wait to continue to strengthen her newfound passion for journalism. Cramer'...

Mike Baldus

Reporter

Sophomore Mike Baldus is starting his first year as a photographer for the Bucs’ Blade. He is excited to explore the opportunities of being part of the staff and work on his photography skills. Mike is also part of Student Se...

Ben Pease

Reporter

Sophomore Ben Pease is in his first year as a Blade reporter. He enjoys playing his guitar, going on hikes, and photography. Ben is also obsessed with music; his favorite genres include psychedelic pop and classic rock and roll. ...

Adrienne Parcheta

Reporter

Adrienne Parcheta is a junior this year and is in her first year of being a part of The Bucs’ Blade. Throughout the many years of English classes and trips to the library, she has found the peace that is channeled through readi...

Grace Montgomery

Reporter

Sophomore Grace Montgomery is excited for her first year on The Bucs’ Blade staff. She hopes to share her perspective with her peers through photography. Grace is a two-sport athlete and a leader of the Ambassadors Club. As for...

Grant Engelsman

Reporter

Sophomore Grant Engelsman is proud to start his first year on the Bucs’ Blade staff. He is a goalie for the junior varsity soccer team and loves playing or watching practically any sport. Grant is hoping he can apply his love...

Cameron March

Reporter

Junior Cameron March is a new staff member to the Bucs’ Blade and at this point really wants to explore everything the Blade has to offer. He wants to do a little bit of everything on staff and is excited to try his hand in p...

Gabi Nadeau

Reporter

Junior Gabi Nadeau is joining The Bucs’ Blade for her first year with the staff. She is hoping to share unique content that will get people thinking and talking about important ideas. Writing and learning new styles of lite...

Ava Monasmith

Photographer

Junior Ava Monasmith is excited about joining the Bucs’ Blade staff this year. She hopes to further her knowledge in capturing and sharing her experiences through her photography. Photography has always been one of her pass...

Paige Horist

Photographer

Junior Paige Horist is on her second year of  The Bucs' Blade as a photographer. She hopes to continue to Berklee to study music and production. She enjoys photography and music. Paige is excited to assist the photo team and ho...