2018-2019 Staff

Maddie Monroe

Editor in Chief

Senior Maddie Monroe is entering her third year on staff as Editor-in-Chief. She is excited to see what this year has to bring and to make the paper the best she can. Monroe loves to ski, play golf, hike, listen to music, and...

Chris Hudson

Editor in Chief

Senior Chris Hudson is in his last rodeo at Grand Haven High School and unfortunately, his last go with the Bucs’ Blade, this time as Editor-In-Chief. His approach is to bring the Blade back to Michigan journalism supremacy a...

Caleb Berko

News editor

  This is junior Caleb Berko’s second year on staff, and he could not be more ecstatic. Last year he worked directly with local businesses who advertised with the Blade as the Business Manager. This year he will be l...

Carlos Rappleye

Photo editor

Senior Carlos Rappleye is in the midst of his second year on The Bucs’ Blade staff. As the photo editor, he hopes to continue the quality of photography that the Blade has had in past years. He considers his Emmy award-winnin...

Jack Reus

Sports Editor

Senior, Jack Reus is entering his third year on staff here at the Bucs’ Blade and will be manning the helm on the sports staff alongside co-editor, Sam Woiteshek. Reus is the most excited he’s ever been for school this year....

Sam Woiteshek

Sports editor

Junior Sam Woiteshek is back and better than ever in his second year on staff, serving as the Blade’s co-sports editor this time around. As a lifelong sports fan, Sam loves following the Michigan Wolverines and the Green Bay Pac...

Morgan Womack

Life Editor

Junior Morgan Womack is entering her second year on the Bucs’ Blade staff, this time joining the editorial board as the life editor. She enjoys keeping herself busy and is involved in student senate, Science Olympiad and th...

Sophia Jaeger

Arts Editor

Sophia Jaeger is a Junior this year and is excited to start her second year on staff as the newly appointed arts editor. She is passionate about writing, performing and most importantly food. When she’s not working on the pape...

Gesa Lange

Reporter

It is junior Gesa Lange's first year on the Bucs' Blade staff and in Grand Haven High School. She enjoys cooking, playing the cello, spending time outside and with her friends, swimming and being informed about what’s happeni...

Elena Salik

Reporter

Elena Salik joins the Bucs' Blade staff for her final semester of High School, to further her passion and knowledge of journalism. Elena has always had a passion for writing and continues to write poetry in her free time. She is...

Laura Slocum

Reporter

Senior Laura Slocum is a new reporter to the Bucs’ Blade this school year. Some of the things she enjoys are playing the cello, tennis, painting, and listening to rap music to annoy her exchange student Gesa Lange. She wants t...

Nick Twa

Reporter

Junior Nick Twa is on his first year being a part of the Bucs' Blade staff, specifically on the sports team. He is one of the biggest Michigan State fans out there and loves to go fishing. Nick lives for college and NFL footb...

Mijan Ahmad Nizam

Reporter

Senior Mijan Ahmad Nizam is a rookie to the Bucs’ Blade staff. He is very curious and eager to take on the world of journalism. The opportunity to have a voice through writing was what drew Mijan to joining Bucs’ Blade. In sc...

Amelia Schincariol

Reporter

Sophomore Amelia Schincariol is joining Blade for her first year. She hopes journalism is in her future, Schincariol is looking forward to discovering the world of writing through The Bucs’ Blade. Spreading awareness, ideas, and...

Nicholas Rice

Reporter

Junior Nick Rice is now in his first year of The Bucs’ Blade. He is a fan of hiking, skiing, music, swimming, and art. He fancies topics like metaphysics, philosophy, and spirituality. His goal is to bring more social, health...

Gabriella Amores

Reporter

Senior Gabriella Amores is a new member of The Bucs' Blade this year. Gabriella is a busy student involved in multiple sports such as Cross Country and Lacrosse all the while keeping up with school, friends, pop culture, and the o...

Paige Horist

Reporter

Sophomore Paige Horist is on her first year of the Blade as a photographer. She likes music and Tod Smith. She hopes to go to Indiana, to pursue songwriting and photography.

Alexis Tater

Reporter

Sophomore Lexi Tater is joining The Bucs’ Blade for her first year. She spends most of her time playing sports such as rugby and soccer. She also is an active member of clubs such as Raise Your Voice, SLIC (student leaders in...

Emily Jarrell

Reporter

Junior Emily Jarrell is entering her first year on the Bucs’ Blade staff. She can’t wait to report for Blade and is ready to give her take on things, and man is she not afraid to let people know where she stands. You can ...

Addelyn Wachter

Reporter

Junior Addy Wachter joined Blade this year and so far loves being apart of the photo staff. She is looking forward to better understanding her camera and developing her passion for photography and photojournalism. In the coming ...

Paul Murin

Reporter

This is senior Paul Murin's first year on The Bucs’ Blade team. He covers news stories anywhere from opinion pieces on gun control to what's happening in Washington. He enjoys using his free time to hang out with family and fri...

Nick Garvale

Reporter

Senior Nick Garvale will be continuing his high school journalism career this year as a news reporter. This is his second year being a part of the Blade staff and hopes to end this year with a couple more stories under his belt. He...

Macayla Cramer

Reporter

Junior Macayla Cramer is eager to start her first year has a reporter and photojournalist on the Bucs’ Blade Staff. She's ready to carry her passion for writing and photography over to the journalist world, fine-tuning her skills a...

Kyle Bush

Reporter

Senior Kyle Bush is starting his first year on The Bucs' Blade staff as a sports reporter. Kyle is a big sports fan, his favorite college team is the Michigan Wolverines. In his free time, his favorite things to do are playing lacro...

Ashton Voorhees

Reporter

Senior Ashton Voorhees is enjoying his second go-around on Bucs’ Blade staff this year. He loves the game of baseball, his Siberian husky named Kokoa and memes. Ashton is involved in NHS and plays on the varsity baseball team at...

Mercedes Mancilla

reporter

Mercedes Mancilla is starting her first year on the Bucs' Blade staff. She enjoys painting and writing in her free time and loves to express herself through both. She has strong views on politics and social issues and advocates...

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