The Orange and Black Newspaper

2019-2020 Staff

Madi Martinez

Editor in Chief

Madi Martinez is a senior at Grand Junction high school. She has been apart of the Orange and Black Newspaper since her sophomore year. She began as a reporter, then her junior year she was asked to step in and be an editor in ...

Delaney Kidd

Editor in Chief

Delaney Kidd is an editor in chief of the Orange and Black Newspaper and a senior at Grand Junction High School. She’s been on staff since her sophomore year, starting as a reporter. Her junior year she was the opinion editor...

Sophie Middlemas

Online Editor

Sophie Middlemas joined the Orange and Black Newspaper her sophomore year and has loved being apart of the staff since. Sophie loves to write and has found a passion for web design and I.T.. Sophie also loves to travel and improv...

Zach Shettler

Promotions Director

Zach Shettler is the 2019-2020 Promotions Director.  It is his senior year and he hopes to study business in college.  Shettler has been on staff since his sophomore year and began as a reporter and became the editor of Orange...

McKenna Bryant

News Editor

McKenna loves to travel, music, animals, movies, and writing. Her favorite colors are purple and red. She plans to be an investigative journalist when she's older. Mckenna also participates in the GJHS Colorguard.

Kyla Dare

Photographer Editor

Kyla Dare is the Photographer Editor for Orange and Black. She joined the Orange and Black Newspaper her sophomore year after she moved from Lake Powell to Grand Junction. She loves taking photos (capturing the moments we creat...

Jared Hanks

Sports Editor

Jared Hanks is the sports editor on the Orange and Black Newspaper staff. This is his second year on the staff and he looks forward to writing many sports stories that will grab the attention of others. Outside of school he en...

Callie Shea

Students and Culture Editor

Callie Shea joined the Orange and Black Newspaper staff the second semester of her sophomore year. She began as a reporter and then built her way up to the sports editor her junior year. Currently, Callie is the Students and Cult...

Annika Sisac

Reporter

Annika Sisac is a very outdoorsy and enthusiastic person. She loves shredding the gnar on the daily, including competitive cycling and skiing. She is excited by the spontaneous journeys journalism has to offer. Her focus this ye...

Bre Kircher

Reporter

Bre Kircher is a Junior at GJHS. The 2019-20 school year is her first year on the newspaper staff and she is currently a reporter. Bre has been playing basketball all throughout high school. Her future goal is to become a Crim...

Alyssa Williams

Reporter

Alyssa Williams was born and raised in Utah. She moved to Grand Junction about four years ago. She went to three different middle schools and moved around a lot. She loves writing, especially poetry. She enjoys singing, drawing (ev...

Ashley Guddat

Reporter

Ashley Guddat is a sophomore, this is her first year on the Orange and Black Newspaper staff. She loves writing and videography. She is looking forward to getting to know her school better through interaction with other students...

Elise Fero

Reporter

Elise Fero is a transfer student to GJHS this year and beyond excited to be apart of the Orange and Black Newspaper. Other than journalism, she loves plants, painting, and theater. She is also an activist for the environment, m...

Bree Peet

Photographer

Bree Peet is a junior at GJHS. This is her first year on the Orange and Black Newspaper. She is a photographer. Bree has been drag racing for 7 years and she wishes to continue as she gets older. She likes to live in the moment...

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