Sophia Metcalf is a junior at West Milford High School. She is involved in student government, the yearbook, the model UN team, the musical, the marching band, and various choirs, such as chamber and gospel. Outside of school, she affiliates herself with Nerdfighters, Whovians, and other similar internet nerd-clusters. She plays guitar, writes music, and enjoys spoken word. Although she is unsure of where her path in life will lead her, she wants to live in a big city where she can interact with many different kinds of people.
Ashley is in her second year as a writer and editor for the Highland Echo. She is in the West Milford Highlander Marching Band; she plays in the clarinet section. In the winter, she is on the Girls Varsity Fencing team. In the future, she wants to be a marine biologist specializing in the habits of marine mammals.
Steven is the photography editor for the Highland Echo. He attends events, takes pictures, edits them, and loads photo contributions into our articles.
Andrew Gorga: Senior, Writer and Editor
Andrew Gorga is in his first year of Journalism on the Highland Echo staff. He transferred to West Milford in his junior year from Hawthorne High School. Along with being an editor and writer on the newspaper staff, he is involved in the Lighting and Audio Department, the Critical Thinking Club, and Interact Club. Andrew is the stage manger for this year’s school musical and gives tours at Long Pond Ironworks State Park.
Laura Freedman is very excited for her first year on the newspaper staff as a writer, copy editor, and part time photographer. She is currently a freshman and has just finished her first year of field hockey. In addition to field hockey and the school newspaper, Laura is in Women’s Choir and Interact Club, and is planning to participate in the high school musical.
Melanie Dowling is currently a writer, copy editor and a part time photographer for the Highland Echo. Outside of the newspaper, she plays on the school’s Field Hockey team. She is the Treasurer of the Women’s Choir and is in the Interact Club, and is involved in the High School Musical. Her favorite colors are pink and blue, and skis when she is able to with her busy schedule. Her favorite bands are Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift.
My name is Dylan Walko and I am a junior here at West Milford. I am involved in Winter Track, Lacrosse and PAL’s. Outside of school I am extremely involved in my church as a council member and president of our youth group.
I am a Junior at West Milford High School and am in journalism class. I am part of the High School PALs club, Model UN, Science League, Interact club. I am involved in my church volunteering and playing softball.
I’m Hannah and I’m in tenth grade. I am writing for the paper because I am in the Journalism class.
I am Rachel Damelio. I am a senior this year and happy I have the chance to write a little for the newspaper. The reason I get to write for the newspaper is because I am in journalism and lucky to get to develop my skills in writing and newspaper. I want to go to college for broadcast journalism, so this is an extra step in preparing me for my future!
Im Zach Bonstein. I am a sophmore and writer for the newspaper.I am also in Journalism class.I play football and in my free time like to listen to music.
I’m Alison and I’m a sophomore. I’m in the journalism class. For the first edition of the school paper, I wrote the Varsity Field Hockey article and the Horse Slaughter article. I play field hockey for West Milford and I ride horses professionally. I own my horse, Xander. He’s a mustang. (: I want to go to college to be a physical therapist.
My name is Nicole Gervasi and I am part of the journalism class and therefore a writer for the newspaper. I am a junior here at West Milford. Aside from writing for the newspaper, I am also on the cheerleading team.
Nicole Meszaros: Writer; Senior
In a way to get more involved in the school, Nicole joined the Highland Echo this year. Although she is new, she has always loved writing. In addition to the school’s newspaper, she is also currently involved in the Green Team, Interact Club, German Honor Society, and the National Honor Society. She likes to play the piano, read, and spend time with her friends too.
Alanah Kuhn is the currently in her second year of journalism with the school’s new online newspaper. While acting as the Editor In Chief, she also works as a staff writer.
One day she aspires to be a published novelist and be able to still report to a magazine or newspaper on the side. She is studying the Latin language as well as Greek, Japanese, Polish, and Spanish.
She will hopefully be backpacking through Europe at the end of the 2013 school year.
Ginnette Hric is in the second year of writing for the West Milford High School newspaper. She wants to go into communications in media in college and double major in marketing in communications. She is a senior this year and is in the PAL’s club helping with freshman transition groups. SENIORS!!!!!!!!