Look out KEMPA SJW 2016, Team Jones is in the zone and ready to bring it. Led by Autumn Jones, this all girl squad can’t wait to compete at kamp!
First on Team Jones, junior Rachel Brauer is a staff writer from Lake Zurich High School for Bear Facts. A lover of both writing and reading, Brauer will be taking the Writer’s Workshop to further her skills. When she isn’t thinking up an idea for her future best-seller, Brauer enjoys watching Bob’s Burgers even though she just happens to be a pescetarian.
Representing Berlin High School's Red 'n' Green newspaper, Bria Osterberg will be a senior and Editor-inChief. Osterberg will be attending the design class in hopes to improve her skills while working on the paper. Along with her position on Red ‘n’ Green, she writes and is an editor for her town’s alumni newsletter, the Echo. Talk about experience!
Coming in from McFarland High School, Jess Brooks will be representing Driftwood, her school's writing and arts anthology. She will be a senior and EIC next year and will be participating in the Writer’s Workshop. Brooks is eager to learn more about journalism to further express her passion for current events, politics, and social justice. When she’s not writing or jamming out to the Hamilton soundtrack, Brooks can be found on the soccer field (thanks to her mended ACL!).
Another Writer’s Workshop student, Vivian Walbrun will be a senior at Brookfield Central. As Editor-in-Chief for the Tyro newspaper, Team Jones can definitely use her leadership experience. Walbrun is hoping to crush her writer’s block while also helping us crush it while competing for the KEMPA Kup.
A junior sports editor at Harborside Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sarah Reuter will be taking the photography class. Reuter is excited to learn more about telling stories to contribute to her school’s yearbook, the Beacon. With her team spirit from playing volleyball and experience as a mentor for her high school, Reuter will be a great addition to the team.
Another member of the Beacon, senior Tessa Joyce will be the photo editor, as well as the people and index editor for her yearbook. She’s looking forward to creating a theme with her staff members as she works in the yearbook class. Joyce has high hopes of taking her love of photography to the next level in the future and possibly own her own photography business. As for now, she’s sticking with Instagram to showcase her skills.
From Antioch Community High School, Bekah Cartlidge will be a senior representing the Tom Tom as the sports digital director. A girl of many abilities, Cartlidge plays soccer, field hockey, and is in wind ensemble and marching band. Our only team member in the digital/social journalism class, Cartlidge is looking forward to brushing up on her digital media skills.