West Side Story

2019-2020 Staff

Abdul Ahmed

Abdul Ahmed is a yearbook staff member and this is his second year on staff. In his spare time, he likes to play volleyball, binge Netflix shows, and hang out with friends. 

Sarah Callanan

Sarah Callanan is a senior at West High and it is her second year on yearbook as people editor. In her free time she likes to walk her dog Buddy and watch movies with her friends.

Nicole Trout

Nicole Trout is a a yearbook staffer. In her free time she does cheer at West. 

Sara Baroncini

Sara Baroncini is a senior at West High. She is co-people editor for the yearbook as well as a photographer for her second year on staff. When she is not snapping photos, Sara is contributing as a member...

Alice Meng

(she/her) Alice Meng is a senior at West High and this is her second year on staff. She is a copy editor and in her free time enjoys spending time with friends and listening to music.

Alexis Dick

Alexis Dick is an 11th grade reporter and this is her first year on staff. When she isn't writing articles she enjoys reading, writing, and doing Taekwondo.

Renee Gould

Renee Gould is a junior and a second-year reporter on the West Side Story. She greatly enjoys reading and writing, though her spare time is often taken over by training her five dogs.

Sam Westergaard

Sam Westergaard is a junior at West High. He is a mainly photographer, and videographer, and it is his first year on staff. He really likes Star Wars, superheroes anime and Game of Thrones.

Kailey Gee

Kailey Gee is a sophomore at West High, and this is her first year on staff. She's working as a designer and news reporter for print. When she has free time, she loves listening to music, spending time...

Sumner Wallace

Sumner Wallace is a senior and the columns editor. Although this is her first year on staff, she has been a guest writer and avid supporter of the WSS for the past two years. When not writing she is most...

Hanah Kitamoto

Hanah Kitamoto is a junior at West. This is her second year on staff and she is the print sports editor and yearbook co-sports editor. She enjoys meeting new people, along with reporting about West High...

Cymry Hieronymus

Cymry Hieronymus is a junior at West, and it is her first year on staff. She is a photographer, and when she isn't taking pictures, she likes to watch Netflix, weave, and play Animal Crossing.

Caroline Barker

Caroline Barker is a junior and this is her second year on staff. She is photo editor for all three publications and is so excited for this year!

Fareeha Ahmad

Fareeha Ahmad is a senior at West High, and this is her second year on staff. She is the profiles editor for print and the copy editor for yearbook. When she isn't writing, she's either learning new things,...

Isaac Young

Isaac Young is a junior at West High, and it is his first year on staff. He is a print reporter and podcaster.

Youjoo Lee

Youjoo Lee is a junior at West High. This is her first year on staff and she is a designer. She enjoys spending time with kids, playing piano and watching Youtube in her free time.

Jack Harris

Jack is a junior and the online arts editor for WSS. He also occasionally makes videos for West and rock climbs. If he's not spending time with his friends it's probably because he's with his dogs.

Abby McKeone

(she/her) Abby is a senior at West and this is her second and final year on staff. She is currently the social media editor and the online graphics editor. She loves to lay in bed, read and spend time...

Paras Bassuk

Paras Bassuk is a junior at West and this his first year on staff as a photographer. When he isn't sifting through photos, he is probably baking bread or watering his plants.

Sydney Wildes

Sydney Wildes is a junior at West High. This is her first year on staff as a photographer and videographer. When she's not at school she is either on the softball field or playing one of the many instruments...

Caroline Chandler

Caroline Chandler is a senior at West High. This is her second year on staff as the print assistant sports editor. When you can't find her on the tennis court, she likes to eat ice cream and listen to...

Ella Rosenthal

(she/her) Ella is a senior at West this year, and is so excited to be on her second year of being on WSS staff. While school and WSS keep her on her toes, she finds time to have fun outside of school by...

Mariam Keita

Mariam Keita is a sophomore here at West. Mariam will be an online reporter on staff. She likes to hang out with friends, listen to music, and scroll for memes.

Kiley Butcher

Kiley Butcher is a sophomore at West High School. This is her first year on staff, and she is a photographer. In Kiley's free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading and playing...

Tosh Klever

Tosh Klever is a junior at West High. This year marks his first year in staff as a videographer. His favorite pastimes are smelling new shoes, driving forested roads and running cross country.

Misha Canin

(she/her) Misha Canin is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff, where she is currently the business editor and the print managing editor. She is excited to continue creating unique publications...

Maddy Smith

Maddy Smith is a sophomore at West High School. This is her first year on the West Side Story staff and she is working as a photographer. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing...

Cameron Reimers

Cameron Reimers is a junior at West. She is one of the editors-in-chief for the Trojan Epic. Cameron is on the girls golf team and loves to watch basketball and football in her free time. She also loves...

Owen Aanestad

Owen Aanestad is a junior at West. This is his second year on staff working for the online publication as the online sports editor and yearbook co-sports editor. In addition to playing football and baseball,...

Xiaoyi Zhu

Xiaoyi is a junior this year and this is her second year on staff. She works as a designer for print. Xiaoyi enjoys listening to music and building architectural masterpieces in Minecraft.

Joe Goodman

Joe is in his second year working for the West Side Story publications as the sports editor. Joe plays golf, basketball and runs track at West High. He also enjoys biking and watching movies with his family.

Marta Leira

Marta Leira is a junior at West High. This marks her second year on staff as a news editor for print. When she's not at school, you can probably find her showing other people pictures of her dog, Chispa.

Jillian Prescott

Jillian Prescott is a junior and a second year staffer. She is the broadcast editor-in-chief. When she's not working on journalism she usually spends her time studying, trying to figure out if her dog...

Vivien Ho

Vivien Ho is a junior and second-year staffer. She is print feature editor as well as a triple-threat designer, artist and videographer. In her free time, you can find her practicing flute, staying up...

Maddy Ephraim

Maddy Ephraim is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff as a designer and as the business editor. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, reading and volunteering.

Annabel Hendrickson

Annabel Hendrickson is a junior in her second year on staff as a co-copy editor on print. In her free time, she enjoys reading books by Stephen King and hanging out with her cat.

Alex Carlon

(she/her) Alex Carlon is a senior at West High and editor-in-chief of the web publication. When she's not helping out on the website she can be found playing clarinet, being a business professional™...

Aditi Borde

Aditi Borde is a junior at West High. This is her second year on staff and she is the photo editor and social media editor. Outside of the newsroom, Aditi enjoys volunteering, biking, and eating way too...

Amy Liao

Amy Liao, a senior at West, is a third-year staffer and returning design editor for newspaper. She is looking forward to another year of Making Things Look Marginally Better. Outside of the classroom,...

Brenda Gao

Brenda Gao is a junior and this is her second year on staff. She is the print Entertainment Editor and a designer. She likes playing Minecraft, painting her nails, and listening to podcasts.

Edward Keen

Edward Keen is a senior and this is his second year on staff, where he is Arts Editor. In his free time, he enjoys reading.

Luke Krchak

Luke Krchak is a junior at west. This is his second year on staff working for the online publication as a columnist and a reporter. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and playing the latest sports...

Alyssa Skala

(she/her) Alyssa Skala is a senior at West. She is a third year photographer on staff and a second year editor for yearbook. When she doesn't have her camera, Alyssa can be found playing softball and rowing.

Bess Frerichs

(she/her) Bess Frerichs is the online managing and feature editor. As a senior, this is her third and final year on staff. She enjoys reading, writing and playing the harp.

Gwen Watson

Gwen Watson is entering their second year on staff as a photographer. In their free time they enjoy playing guitar and cuddling their five cats.

Emma Hall

Emma is a sophomore and it's her first year on staff. She is an artist on staff who loves to draw and read.

Selina Hua

Selina Hua is a senior and this is her third year. She is the art editor and a designer on the West Side Story staff. She enjoys the rain, music, grapes, sightseeing, and lots of art supplies. When not...

Natalie Katz

Natalie Katz is a senior at West High. This is her third year on staff and she is the print editor-in-chief and an online reporter. In her free time, she can be found eating excessive amounts crunchy peanut...

Jenna Wang

Jenna Wang is a senior at West High. It is her third year on staff and she is the Editorial Editor, Co-Copy Editor and a reporter for the print publication. When she isn't busy with articles and homework,...

Natalie Dunlap

Natalie Dunlap is a senior and the Online Editor-in-Chief for the West Side Story. She is also involved in theatre and West High Democrats. When she's not in school, Natalie is probably roaming around...

Ken Wilbur

Ken Wilbur is a senior at West and a third-year staffer on West Side Story. While not recording podcasts or writing articles, Ken can be found running along trails or spending time with his family and...

Carmela Cohen Suarez

Carmela Cohen Suarez is a senior at West high and this is her third year on the West Side Story. She is the online Copy Editor and Entertainment Editor. Along with enjoying writing, Carmela likes to spend...

Jessica Moonjely

Jessica Moonjely is a senior at West High, and this is her third year on staff. She is the print managing editor & profiles editor. Jessica is also a member of the tennis team, show choir, and student...

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