2019-2020 Staff

Kristen Williams

Writer

Kristen is a senior and in her first year of Journalism. She states, "I liked meeting new people through the yearbook and breaking that social barrier." She has been involved in Spanish Club and the soccer team. Next year...

Morgan Freeman

Writer

Morgan is a senior at Rocky and in her second year of Journalism. She states, "I have liked helping create our yearbook over the past 2 years. I like to help come up with ideas, and trying to get as many people involved as we c...

Lauryn Dempsey

Lauryn Dempsey is a senior in her second year of Journalism at Rocky. She states, “ My favorite thing about being in journalism is having the chance to capture a lot of different highschool memories and appreciate the hard work th...

Ben Samuelson

Writer

Ben is a junior and in his first year in Journalism. He explains, "One of the things I liked about participating in Journalism is getting to put my true creativity to the test when needed." Ben is also the goalkeeper on the Varsity ...

Kaylea Roessler

Writer

Kaylea is a junior at Rocky and in her first year of Journalism. She states, "In Journalism this year, I enjoyed getting to work on the Rocky Riveter page with my best friend, Emily Bush. I enjoyed learning more about being a...

JaRaya Carr

Junior Editor

JaRaya is a junior at RIHS, and in her first year of Rocky's Journalism program. However, JaRaya has written for the local magazine, Love Girls Magazine, and is the ambassador for the Get it Girl organization. JaRaya also serves...

Johnnie Teague

Writer

Johnnie is a junior at Rocky and in his first year of Journalism. He states, "What I’ve liked about Journalism is that it lets you participate in a book that people are going to hold on to forever. It contains some of the student...

Kailyn Sanders

Senior Editor

Kailyn is a senior and first year Journalism editor. She states, “I enjoyed the freedom we got, while still being productive. Being an editor was a cool experience because it allowed me to be more creative coming up with id...

Kerrigan Lewis

Writer

Kerrigan is a junior and in her first year on Rocky's Journalism staff. Her favorite part of working on the yearbook and newspaper was "meeting new people." Kerrigan is also a member of Rocky's German Club.

Mirando Igo

Writer

Miranda is a junior at Rocky and in her first year of Journalism at RIHS. She states, “I have loved the opportunity to build my portfolio for my photography." Miranda is also involved in cheerleading and will serve as an e...

Darian Harding

Senior Editor

Darian is a senior at Rocky and in her second year as an editor for Rocky Journalism. She states, "Memories are the most beautiful pictures our minds can paint and nothing can ever erase them” -Unknown. The thing I love abou...

Emily Bush

Junior Editor

Emily is a junior and a first year editor in the Journalism program. She states, "I’ve absolutely loved being in Journalism this year because there’s so many opportunities, such as, talking to people you’ve never talked...

Alayna Amidon

Writer

Alayna is a junior at RIHS and in her first year in Journalism. She states, "I’ve really enjoyed getting to write for the newspaper this year, and it’s definitely helped me to get out of my comfort zone and talk to people...

Gwendalyn Waggoner

Senior Editor

Gwen is a senior and first year editor in Journalism. She states,  “I love to capture the smiles of people when they share their stories” Gwen has served as the President of Drama Club, a Student Ambassador, Peer Buddy...

Montana Hogan

Senior Editor

Montana Hogan is a senior at Rocky. This is her first year in Journalism, and she is an editor for the program. Not only is she very involved in the class, but she is also involved in the Rocky Riveters, Chamber Choir, Drama ...

Morgan Nesbitt

Senior Editor

Morgan is a senior at Rocky and a two year editor for the Journalism staff. She states, "I have been an editor in journalism for two years. I highly enjoyed being able to be a part of the student life pages and being able to se...

Jada Gay

Writer

Hannah Dale

Writer

Hannah is a senior and in her first year of Journalism. She states, "I have really enjoyed creating pages that express the school and myself thoroughly." Next fall, Hannah plans to go to Black Hawk to become a CNA, and then...

Sarah Stevanovic

Writer

Sarah is a junior at Rocky and in her first year of Journalism. She states, "It was awesome to be a part of making the school’s yearbook this year, and it gave me the chance to talk to people I have never met." Sarah is ...

Alyssa Groothaert

Junior Editor

Alyssa is a junior at Rocky and in her first year of Journalism, where she has served as an editor. She plans to continue in Journalism next year, as well. She states, “My favorite part about being in Journalism is getting ...

Jusele Irambona

Junior Editor

Jusele is a junior and a first year Journalism student. She states, "Something I really liked about being in journalism was getting to work on the yearbook and take pictures of students at school events." Jusele is also invo...

Ethan Kirkpatrick

Editor

Ethan is a senior and in his first year of Journalism at Rocky. He states, "I loved being able to interview students and teachers around the school and see how they thought about different world events." Ethan was also a lead...

Hannah Simmer

Writer

Hannah is a senior at Rocky and in her first year of Journalism. She states, "Journalism was a class I took for my final year. I thought it was a great idea ending my years by putting together the memory books. The class had me ...

Anna Rowell

Senior Editor

Anna is a senior and second year editor in Journalism. She states, "This year, I liked participating in Journalism because it was a great way to contribute to the memory of my senior year." Anna has also been a part of the swim team ...

Ellie Maranda

Senior Editor

Ellie is a senior and a two year editor for the Journalism program. She states, "I’ve enjoyed creating yearbook pages, bonding with my classmates, and getting out of my comfort zone to talk to new people." Ellie has also ...

Amelia Pena

Senior Editor

Amelia is a senior Editor on the yearbook and newspaper staff. She has been a part of Journalism for both her junior and senior years. She states, "I enjoy working with my peers and including my thoughts on our yearbook and ne...

Larissa Pothoven

Senior Editor

Larissa is a senior and two year editor in Journalism. She states, "“Journalism gave me the opportunity to meet new people.  I also enjoyed spending time with my friends and improving my communication and writing skills.” Durin...

Emma Beierlein

Editor in Chief

Emma is a senior, and two year editor for Rocky's Journalism program. She also worked on the yearbook as a sophomore. Emma states, “I love how open ended the journalism course is. We have our given assignments, but most of ...

Sarah Miers

Advisor

RIHS Graduate 2005 Yearbook and Newspaper Advisor.      

Staff