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Alyssa Gessner

Alyssa Gessner, Staff Writer

Pronouns: she/her

Grade: 9

Years on staff: 1

What is your favorite piece of literature? I don't really know.

Who is your hero? My sister.

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cane's.

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“I’ve been playing baseball since I was four. The MLB inspired me to play, [but] my dad is my biggest inspiration. Hes very respectful and very hardworking. He taught me to stick close to your friends who will help you achieve your goals and not get in the way of them. Baseball has made me grow with the way I start friendships. Its helped me grow [more with] athletic performances and how I accomplish things throughout life. Friendships play a big part in baseball, [especially] when you’ve been playing on the same team since you were a kid. It was really nice playing with the same people because I really got an understanding of who they are and how they play the game. You also get to see how they grow athletically and mentally over time. I formed friendships with those people I spent most of my time with and it was hard to leave that team, it’s like I left a family. [My goal for this season] is to lead my team and to have a really good record. I’ve already built relationships with my teammates through classes and just hanging outside of school.” - Isaac Sinak, 9

Isaac Sinak

Alyssa Gessner, CJ1 Writer
March 12, 2024
Under the hoop, senior Chloe Kallaos and the cheer team line up before they begin their cheer routine on Feb. 10. The seniors celebrated by wearing t-shirts that each underclassmen made for them. “My shirt was made by one of my teammates, [sophomore] Elizabeth Knott. It’s a tradition for the underclassmen to make t-shirts for the seniors to wear on their senior night. In my sophomore year, I made one for Madi Nuernberger and Sami Milholland,” Kallaos said. “My favorite part was seeing my fellow seniors fly when some of them dont normally get the chance to fly. It was fun to see my friends try new skills,” Kallaos said.

[Photo] Photo of the Week – February 16

Dana Zafarani, Photo of the Week Editor
February 16, 2024
Freshman Chase Waddell wears jersey 15 on the hockey team. Waddell and his older brother, senior Quinn Waddell, both wore their jerseys to school on game day along with the rest of the team. “Everyone in my family plays hockey, and we can connect through hockey by watching it, going to Blues games and watching each other play,” Chase Waddell said.

Home of hockey

Alyssa Gessner, Staff Writer
February 14, 2024
“Try your hardest and don’t give up. My parents and friends inspire me the most. My friends keep me happy when I’m at school, and outside of school. My parents give me courage to work through problems and they teach me passion [along] with confidence in my life. Theres definitely times when I need them, [but] there are also times when I need one more than the other. A time where I needed them [the] most was when my grandpa died. I needed my friends and family for different moments during that point in my life. I’d say it helped a lot [because] they showed me that they loved and cared for me. I’d like to think [that] I show my friends and family that I [also] care about them. I’m always there if they need to talk to me, and I try to never leave their side [because] you never know what someone is going through. You just have to be patient and [be] positive with people.” - Dylan Davies, 12

Dylan Davies

Alyssa Gessner, CJ1 Writer
November 29, 2023
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