2016-2017 Staff

Jonathan Asphaug

Video Journalist and Reporter

Jonathan Asphaug is a reporter, opinionated writer, and video journalist for the Arapahoe Spear. He enjoys the outdoors, and everything in it. He is passionate about saving the mountains and their beauty. He likes to go on long walks and hikes, and go...

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Abigail Guadnola

Managing Editor

Abigail is a senior at Arapahoe High School and is excited about her fourth and final year on the Herald staff. Abigail loves photography, music, reading and like all teens: Netflix and sleep. In her spare time (which is almost non existent) Abigail can...

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Drew Carlson

Spear Broadcaster & Columnist

Drew Carlson is a junior here at Arapahoe High-school, and this will be his first year being apart of the journalism program, along with The Spear. He plays baseball, and enjoys going downhill biking during the summer, and snowboarding at Winter Park...

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McKenna Grigsby

Spear Contributor

McKenna Grigsby is a senior at Arapahoe High School with a deep love for puppies, cool movies, and Meechy Darko. In school, she is the captain of the girls golf team, an active participant of FBLA, and a member of Wild Warrior Women. This is her first...

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Clayton Cain

Spear Contributer

Clayton Cain is a senior at Arapahoe High school. He enjoys long walks on the beach, thick cut bacon, eggs, hand crafted canoes, gold, and America.

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Jillian Johnson

Spear Contributor

Jillian Johnson is a senior at Arapahoe High School. She comes from a family of 4, and has a dog named Buster. She is involved in studio dance, is the captain of the 2016-17 Arapahoe Varsity Toms, a member of ethnic foods club, and is the vice presiden...

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Nathan Holmes


Nathanael "Nathan" Holmes is a freshman at Arapahoe, and also his first year on the SPEAR. Nathan is a huge football fan, especially of the Broncos, but he also likes watching basketball. He is on the tennis team, but also enjoys playing soccer. Nathan...

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Sarah Cherin

Calumet Yearbook Co-Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Cherin is a senior at Arapahoe High School, and this is her third year on the Calumet yearbook staff. This year she is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of the staff. She loves cats, photography, traveling, music and nature. One day, Sarah hopes to be an orthopedic...

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Maddie Egerton

Business/Distribution Manager

Maddie Egerton is a junior at Arapahoe High School and it is her second year on staff with The Herald and she is the Distribution and Business Ad Manager. If she’s not listening to music, she’s writing or staring off into space imagining something ...

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Charley Trask

Spear Reporter

Charley Trask is a proud freshman at Arapahoe High school. This is his first year on the Spear team and a new writer. Charley enjoys playing video games, making homemade movies, and reading books. His sports are swimming, tennis, and golf. And loves to...

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Walter Wacaser


Walter Wacaser is a freshman. This is his first year on the herald staff. In his free time he is a member of the Arapahoe color guard.  He likes to listen to music and hang out with his friends. He enjoys hiking and he occasionally enjoys a game of ...

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Turner Pruitt


This is Turner Pruitt, who is currently a sophomore at Arapahoe High School. Turner is just beginning his career in Arapahoe Journalism and in the SPEAR Broadcasting Program. He plays baseball here at Arapahoe as well as on a club team by the name of...

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Brandon Dryer


Brandon Dryer is a junior at Arapahoe High School. This is his first year on the Spear team. He has played played baseball his first two years of high school and plans to continue his baseball career. His favorite sports teams are the Denver Broncos,...

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Aidan Price

Spear Contributor

Aidan Price is a junior at Arapahoe High School. He represents the Warriors in cross country during the fall and as a swimmer in the spring. He loves the great outdoors, listening to music, and talking cars.

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Jake Reed

Spear Assistant Producer

Jake is a junior who runs cross country at Arapahoe, but also enjoys skiing in his free time. Along with playing sports, he loves watching them (especially if it’s cheering for his prized team, Ohio State). He enjoys participating in the broadcast...

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Avi Hathorne


Avi is a first-year journalism student but a last-year high school student, ready to tackle every part of the real world that does not involve having to be an adult. Avi spends the hours outside of school and homework writing novels, drawing, and playing...

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Krista Ramirez

Video Producer

Krista Ramirez is a Senior at Arapahoe High School. She has been on staff for two years. Her main focus is video production and cinematography. She enjoys alpine skiing and exploring all the sites Colorado has to offer. Krista plans on attending Biola...

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Becca Schwisow

Herald Copy Editor

Becca Schwisow is a junior at Arapahoe, and this is her second year on the Herald staff. Most of her free time outside of school is spent with friends or family. Becca enjoys hiking, watching movies, and being involved at her church through volunteer...

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Abby Caster


Abby Caster is a freshman, making this her first year on The Herald staff. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends or get in extra hours at the dance studio. She spends almost everyday after school dancing and her favorite style is ball...

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Murielle Hecomovich


Murielle Hecomovich is a freshman at Arapahoe and is excited to be starting her first year on The Herald! She went to Newton Middle School and was on the Yearbook staff there. She enjoys being outdoors and backpacking. This year she will be on the cross ...

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Vivianna Denittis


Vivianna is a junior here at Arapahoe and this is her first year on the Herald staff. She is involved in the theater here at Arapahoe and hopes to join the Fiddle Sticks Club to connect with fellow knitters. In her free time she makes frequent trips ...

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Courtney Brown


Courtney is a junior at Arapahoe and it is her first year on staff at the Arapahoe Herald. She loves being outside and spending time with her friends. Courtney is energetic and playful, and very well behaved. She enjoys playing fetch with disks and tennis...

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Grace Adamson


Grace Adamson is a freshman at Arapahoe High School and this is her first year on the Herald staff. She is looking forward to the year! She enjoys spending her time playing tennis, hiking in the mountains, and skiing. Grace’s hobbies also includes practici...

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Kendra Sullivan

Herald Reporter

Kendra Sullivan is a freshman and she is very excited about her first year on staff. She likes writing and reading, but her favorite thing to do is watch Netflix. Kendra likes hiking, camping, paddle boarding and anything else that involves the outdoor...

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Olivia Janicek

Spear Reporter

Olivia is a freshman at Arapahoe and she’s proud to be a part of the SPEAR team. When not filming and writing, she participates in the fall play. When not at school, she enjoys skiing, horseback riding, playing with her doge, and of course binge-watc...

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Yiru Hess

Spear Reporter

YiRu Hess is a junior attending Arapahoe High School. This is her first year to be involved with the student media and journalism program, including The Spear and ArapahoeXtra.com. Some of her interests are binge watching TV shows like “Sherlock Holm...

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Henry Kline


Henry Kline is a junior at Arapahoe High School and is so far enjoying his first year on staff with The Herald News Magazine. Henry plays both high school and club soccer and is an avid sports fan. When he is not at school or on the soccer pitch, Henry e...

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Lauren David


Lauren is a freshman and this will be her first year on the Herald. In her free time, she enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on, doing photography edits for her Instagram, practicing the violin and writing intense mystery stories for fun. Since...

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Megan Nguyen


Megan is a freshman. This is her first year on the staff of the Herald at Arapahoe. In her leisure time, she loves to  practice the piano and cello, read, write, and watch TV. She especially enjoys herself during the months of September through December ...

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Mackenzie Callahan


Mackenzie is a senior at Arapahoe High School and this is her third year on staff. She is one of the Editor-in-Chiefs of the ArapahoeXtra.com and the Managing Editor of The Herald. She enjoys going to new places, hiking and taking adventures with her...

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Reid Conant

Spear Producer

Reid is a senior at Arapahoe and this is his second year on the Spear staff. Reid plays soccer and baseball here at Arapahoe and is a devoted sports fan. His nickname is Boo, which is why his column's name is "Boo's Clues". He enjoys talking about fantasy...

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Keegan Fulwider


Keegan Fulwider is a senior at Arapahoe, this is his third year in the journalism program and his first in Spear. Keegan has played baseball for 10 years and he loves playing, watching, and talking about baseball. In the future, he hopes to involve this...

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Collette LeManske


Collette LeManske is a junior at Arapahoe and is starting her first year working as a reporter on The Herald. Along with being a part of the Herald, she is also on the Arapahoe Girls Lacrosse Team. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friend...

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Xavier Maier

Copy Editor of Website, Reporter

Xavier is a returning veteran of The Herald staff after making his universe-shattering debut in the news magazine last year. He is a junior at Arapahoe High School this year, and will doubtless take on the hardest year of high school like the man he...

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Sybrand Braakman

Social Media Manager

Sybrand is a junior at Arapahoe and this is his second year on staff. He is quite enthusiastic when it comes anything pertaining to the Netherlands. He likes traveling especially in cities and enjoys new experiences in general. Sybrand  knows his way...

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Allie Highsmith


Allie is a junior at Arapahoe and this will be her first year as a reporter for The Herald.  She participates in swimming and Ultimate Frisbee at Arapahoe, and she is very involved with languages, both in and out of school. Allie also travels as much as ...

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Scott Mountz

Columnist, Spear

Scott "Mooda" Mountz is a senior at Arapahoe and is participating in his 1st year with Spear, and as a columnist. Scott is a die hard New York Yankees fan and is also a very big Broncos fan. Scott hopes to pursue his passion of Sports Media and journalism...

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Quinn Trask

Broadcast Producer & Copy and Script Producer

Quinn Trask is a senior at Arapahoe and is serving his third year with the Spear. Quinn loves playing, watching and thinking about sports and hopes to one day have Sports Media as his career. He is a die hard Denver Broncos and Boston Red Sox fan and...

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Zach Goodman


Zach is a Junior at Arapahoe and is in his second year in the SPEAR. He plays baseball and tennis for Arapahoe. Zach is an avid fan of the Colorado Rockies and Colorado Avalanche. Zach is also a huge fantasy football fan. Zach is also very excited to...

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Zak DeBaggis

C.E.O/Executive Producer

Zak DeBaggis is a senior at Arapahoe High School. He is the C.E.O of the SPEAR. This is Zak's fourth and final year with the SPEAR. Zak has an extensive expertise is many areas of sports. His knowledge includes sports like football, hockey, baseball,...

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Hayden Peirce

Copy Editor

Hayden is a sophomore at Arapahoe High School and is Copy Editor for the Herald. This is his second year on staff and third year in journalism. In addition to being on the Herald staff, Hayden runs cross country and track for Arapahoe. In his free time,...

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Paige Paulsen

Editor in Chief

Paige is a Senior and has assumed the role of Editor in Chief of the print edition of the Herald Magazine. She spends a majority of her free time watching comedy specials, daydreaming (procrastinating), and wising that college applications could writ...

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