The Patriot

2020-2021 Staff

Annie Shafran

Editor in Chief

Annie Shafran is currently a Junior at West Morris Mendham Highschool. She is involved with Relay for life and she is a Peer Leader. In her Sophomore Year, Annie joined the Journalism class as a staff writer, and halfway throu...

Lindsay Lee

Associate Editor in Chief

Lindsay Lee is currently a  junior at West Morris Mendham High School. She joined The Patriot staff this year because she is passionate about writing and is considering pursuing a career pertaining to that major. She is part o...

Ana Clara Monaco

Co-Editor for School and Global News

Ana Clara Monaco is West Morris Mendham sophomore. She sprints for the Mendham Track & Field team and participates in multiple clubs. Outside of school, Ana enjoys practicing the piano, reading, and running on her own. She has...

Carolyn Malman

Co-Editor of Arts and Entertainment

Carolyn Malman is a junior at Mendham High School. She enjoys playing soccer, and running winter and spring track for the school teams. Carolyn is also involved in Peer Leaders, PALS, and writes for the school paper, The Patri...

Nicholas Paragano

Co-Editor for Arts and Entertainment

Nicholas Paragano is a senior at Mendham High School. He is a staff writer for The Patriot and is an editor for Arts and Entertainment. In addition to writing for The Patriot, he also takes part in the stage crew for Mendham ...

Nick Laudano

Editor for Sports

Nick Laudano is a current senior at Mendham High School.  Nick is taking Journalism at Mendham and writes for the school website.  Nick enjoys hanging out with friends and watching sports in his free time.  Nick is interested...

Katie Webber

Editor for Media

Katie Webber is a junior at West Morris Mendham High School. Some of her hobbies include watching movies and listening to music. She is interested in reporting about arts and entertainment and reviewing music. ...

Aimee Barsa

Webmaster

Aimee Barsa is a junior at West Morris Mendham High School. Aimee participates in the soccer program at Mendham and is a Peer leader. Aimee is interested in working on something about sports or helping with media. She is part...

Emma Stark

Staff Writer

Emma Stark is a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School. She plays volleyball for Mendham and for Garden State Elite. She also sings and plays the guitar outside of school. She enjoys playing gigs and performing music. Emma...

Emma Stark

Staff Writer

Emma Stark is a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School. She plays volleyball for Mendham and for Garden State Elite. She also sings and plays the guitar outside of school. She enjoys playing gigs and performing music. Emma...

Marty Mahoney

Staff Writer

Marty Mahoney is a current junior at West Morris Mendham High School. He is a member of Mendhams journalism class and is a sports writer for the paper. He enjoys writing about sports and that is the main reason he joined the journalism...

Gabby Jedziniak

Staff Writer

Gabby Jedziniak is a current senior at West Morris Mendham High School. In school she is a part of the photography club and outside of school she is a part of the crossfit community and has a job at the Hacklebarney Cider Mill....

Libby Frumento

Staff Writer

Member of the schools orchestra as a violin player, peer leader, I play piano and guitar as a hobby, and I enjoy writing I am interested in writing in arts and entertainment as well as media I am participating in journalism...

Sophia Bongiovanni

Staff Writer

Sophia Bongiovanni is currently a junior at Mendham High School.  She is a member of the Mendham and Randolph Y swim teams.  In school, she participates in the Service Club and Future Business Leader of America.  Bongiovann...

Ava Flores

Staff Writer

Ava Flores is an 11th grade student who attends West Morris Mendham High School. Some of her hobbies include writing, traveling, reading, and photography. Her favorite kinds of news are sports and media. The reason she is partic...

Amelia Payne

Staff Writer

Amelia Payne is a staff writer for The Patriot and is in her sophomore year of high school. She enjoys swimming, music, art, and politics. She is interested in writing about global issues, as well as local and state governments. ...

Tavishi Chattopadhyay

Staff Writer

Tavishi Chattopadhyay is a 10th grader at West Morris Mendham High School. She is part of the Service Club and now, Journalism. She enjoys playing video games, drawing, playing with her pets, and playing DnD with her friends. S...

Tommy Kessler

Staff Writer

Tommy Kessler is a sophomore at Mendham High School. Tommy plays hockey and likes to read, play video games, and listen to music. He has never had any experience with journalism before, but he likes talking about sports with frien...

Erica Niehoff

Staff Writer

Erica Niehoff is a junior at West Morris Mendham High School. She loves reading, doing art, and listening to music in her free time. She is interested in writing any type of news, especially Arts and entertainment, media, stu...

Allie Richter

Staff Writer

Allie Richter is a current senior at West Morris Mendham Highschool. Allie is an active member in Relay for Life here at Mendham and is also a member of the environmental club. When Allie is not at school you can find her work...

Anjali Shah

Staff Writer

Anjali Shah is currently a senior at Mendham High School. In school, Anjali acts as Student Producer for the Mendham Players. She is also a Peer Leader, PALS leader, Service Club member, and a team leader for Relay for Life. She ...

Anushka Elavia

Staff Writer

Anushka Elavia is currently a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School - Class of 2023. In school, Anushka is a member of Girl Up, participates in International Club, and is a Peer Tutor. In her free time, she likes to vol...

Ryan Nelson

Staff Writer

Ryan Nelson is currently a sophomore at West Morris Mendham. He’s a member of Mendham Voices, Unaccompanied Minors, Mighty Sound of Mendham, and Mendham Players, and also participates in the Creative Writing Club. When not in schoo...

Colleen McMenamin

Staff Writer

Colleen McMenamin is a senior at Mendham High School. Some of her hobbies include playing field hockey, reading, writing, and hanging out with friends. Colleen is interested in writing Arts & Entertainment journalism and to...

Selena Drivas

Staff writer

Selena Drivas is in 11th grade. Her hobbies out of school include, doing makeup, shopping for vintage inparticubly the 1950’s. Her favorite hobbies in school include English class and Entrepreneurship. Her favorite kind of news is ab...

Daniel Hellriegel

Writer

Daniel Hellriegel is an eleventh grader at West Morris Mendham High School. He is the Student Director of Mendham Players, a Peer Leader, and now a staff writer for The Patriot, plus a member of Mendham Voices, Men in Black, Unaccom...

Anna Simonsen

Freelance Writer

Anna Simonsen is a freshman at Mendham High School. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, writing, and painting. Anna joined the newspaper because she wants to learn and write more about current events. She is very excited to...

Adeline Perkins

Freelance Writer

Adeline is a freshman at Mendham who loves playing soccer and running on the weekends. Someday, she wants to run a half marathon! Adeline also loves vacationing on Cape Cod and the Adirondacks, where she relaxes with family. Adeline...

Zadie Weaver

Freelance Writer

Zadie Weaver is currently a freshman at West Morris Mendham High School.  In school she is interested in debate and Model UN. She loves to read, whether it is a novel or a news article, and loves to write as well. News articles...

Josephine Piester

Freelance Writer

My name is Josephine. I love cooking with my family, learning American Sign Language, and playing soccer and softball. I was raised with 80s rock music and movies from the 50s and 60s. I also love reading, especially murder mysteries...

Teddy Golumbeski

Freelance Writer

Teddy is a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School. In his free time, Teddy likes to watch and review films, play video games, listen to music, and spend time with friends. Teddy loves to write about arts and entertainment...

Gabby Ager

Freelance Writer

Gabby Ager is currently a sophomore at Mendham High School and participates in activities such as the Fencing team, Service Club, and UNICEF. She is extremely interested in today's political climate and reporting on current global...

Caitlin Standard

Freelance Writer

Caitlin Standard is in 9th grade at Mendham High School. She enjoys playing soccer, baking, and hanging out with friends. She also likes to listen to music and watch old movies. Her favorite subjects in school are English and...

Caterina Varsos

Freelance Writer

Caterina Varsos is a sophomore at West Morris Mendham High School. Caterina is participating in journalism because she wants to improve her writing style. Outside of school, Caterina likes to play guitar and write music. She is...

Campbell Portland

Freelance Writer

Campbell Portland is a freshman at Mendham High School. She enjoys playing soccer, basketball, as well as playing the Alto Saxophone and Bassoon in the Symphonic Band. Campbell is the Freshman Class Secretary, and values organization...

Nuchaba Scholte

Freelance Writer

Nuch Scholte is a Sophomore student at Mendham High School greatly involved within the school, (Diversity& Inclusion, GirlUp, Unified Sports, Student Council, JV Girls Soccer,) stimulating her excitement for writing about...

Emma Mangino

Freelance Writer

Emma Mangino is currently a senior at Mendham High School. A freelance writer for The Patriot, she enjoys writing about school news, community events, and anything related to music. Outside of her work with the newspaper, Emma ser...

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