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2019-2020 Staff

Sam Thompson

Author

Sam is a sophomore at Arapahoe High School. This is his first year apart of SPEAR and is excited to be apart of it. At Arapahoe he is on the tennis team. Sam enjoys watching sports such as football, baseball, and more and loves to play and read about...

Jack DeBaggis

Author

Jack is a new addition to the SPEAR team He is a freshman and is looking forward to continuing the DeBaggis legacy in SPEAR. Jack has several interests ranging from many topics. As for sports, Jack has knowledge in Lacrosse and Football. However, Jack...

Garrett Lyles

Author

Garrett is a senior at Arapahoe High School. This is his first year on the SPEAR staff. He enjoys playing soccer for ABK and hanging out with his friends in his free time. He also enjoys watching sports and playing fantasy football. He is excited for...

Abbie Gage

Author

Abbie is a senior, and this is her second year with Spear/Xtra. At Arapahoe, she has also participated in FBLA and volleyball. Outside of school, her interests include snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and hanging out with friends. After high school, she...

Cami Call

Author

Cami is a junior at Arapahoe and this is her first year in Spear. At Arapahoe, Cami has participated in sports and scholastic activities. Cami was on TOMS for two years, she did Track and Field her freshman year, and is involved in DECA. Link Crew is...

Jake Sheldon

Executive Chief in Video Production

Jake is a Senior at Arapahoe High School. At Arapahoe Jake is a part of the football team and the lacrosse team. In his free time, Jake likes to participate in outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, and camping. Jake is an avid fortnite player...

Olivia Janicek

Online Media Manager

Olivia is a senior at Arapahoe HS and is thrilled to be a part of the Spear/Xtra staff once more! It's her 4th year working with the program, and second year as a CEO. This year, she hopes to expand the influence of ArapahoeXtra.com and truly popularize...

Mitchell Borcic

Reporter

Mitchell Borcic is a senior at Arapahoe High School. This is his second year on the Spear/Xtra staff. Mitchell has been heavily involved in the wrestling and lacrosse programs throughout his time at Arapahoe. In his free time, he enjoys spending time...

Andrew Chalmers

Reporter

Andrew is a Freshman at Arapahoe High School. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball for Arapahoe. He also enjoys rooting for his favorite sports teams such as; the Broncos, Nuggets, and Liverpool F.C. Andrew is ecstatic to work with SPEAR and do artic...

Ashley Mowle

Managing Editor

Ashley is a junior at Arapahoe and this is her third year on staff. At the school, Ashley participates in student council and theatre, where she primarily works on technical aspects including lights, sound, and stage management. Outside of Arapahoe you can fin...

Kristin Avery

Copy Editor

Kristin Avery is a junior at Arapahoe, and this is her second year on the Herald staff. She is excited to contribute to this amazing publication alongside her wonderful co-staffers. Kristin is in student council and Key Club, although most of her free...

Skylynn McDowell

Reporter

Skylynn is a freshman at Arapahoe High School. She is looking forward to her first year as a reporter for the Herald News Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and playing the viola. Skylynn also enjoys spending time with...

Nathan Holmes

Spear CEO

Nathan is a senior, and has stuck with the Spear since his first year at Arapahoe. He was anointed a CEO his junior year, alongside Olivia Janicek. Parker Anderson has joined them this year as the third CEO, and the trio is ready to get to work. Nathan...

Amelia Davis

Reporter

Amelia is now a junior at Arapahoe High School and a reporter on the Herald staff. Just in case you were wondering, she is 6’5”, and no she doesn’t play basketball. She plays volleyball. Outside of school, she is on the Varsity volleyball team ...

Ruby Harris

Reporter

Ruby is a freshman at Arapahoe and this is her first year on the Herald. She’s involved in volleyball at Arapahoe and other activities. Outside of school she likes to play her guitar and romp around with her adorable labradoodle Willie and her tortoise.She...

Kate Tucker

Reporter

Kate is a new member of The Herald staff and currently a freshman at Arapahoe High School. She enjoys reading and writing for anything other than English class, mountain biking with the AHS mountain bike team, and making music whenever she can. She is ...

Jaden Cottorone

Online and Social Media Editor

Jaden is a junior at Arapahoe and this is her second year on the Herald Newsmagazine staff.  As the Herald’s  Online and Social Media Editor this year, Jaden hopes to unify the three branches of Journalism that Arapahoe offers, and find innovative way...

Hannah Larsen

Reporter

Hannah is a junior, this is her third year as a reporter on the Herald. She enjoys going to soccer games, spending time with her dog, and hanging out with friends. Hannah spends most of her time completing homework and going to cheer. Her goal this year...

Sheila

Stern

Sheila Stern is a senior at Arapahoe High School. This is her third year on staff. At Arapahoe she participates in Cross Country, FBLA and of course, The Herald. In her free time she enjoys running, skiing, travelling, playing with her dogs, and read...

Lauren McClard

Reporter

Lauren McClard is a sophomore at Arapahoe and a part of the graduating class of 2022. This is Lauren’s first year on the Herald team. Lauren is involved in softball at AHS, as this is her second year playing for the Warriors. In her spare time, she enjoys r...

Genna Rump

Reporter

Genna is a sophomore at Arapahoe and this is her first year on the Herald staff. Genna is a level 10 gymnast at Incline Gymnastics. She is currently recovering from a torn ACL, but continues to work towards her goal of becoming a collegiate gymnast. ...

Sarah Smith

Reporter

Sarah is a senior at Arapahoe High School. This is her first year on staff as a Herald Reporter. Throughout high school, Sarah has been a part of Orchestra and Student Council. In her free time, she enjoys running Cross Country, hiking 14’ners, and ...

Peyton Montgomery

Reporter

Peyton is a new member of the AHS Newspaper staff and this is her first real experience in any form of Journalism. Peyton’s a sophomore and she moved to Colorado from North Carolina the summer before her freshman year. Her goal as a member is to beco...

Lily Stinton

Reporter

Lily Stinton is a sophomore and this is her second year on the Herald Staff as a reporter. While attending Arapahoe, Lily has played for ABK and hopes to play again. While not inside the walls of Arapahoe, Lily's hobbies include talking too much, playing...

Alli Zier

Spear/ Xtra

This is Alli's second year on the Spear/Xtra and is super excited for the year. Outside of Spear she is on the Varsity Toms, the Arapahoe dance team! She also participates in track in the spring and is very much looking forward to it. Alli loves topics...

Joe Fitzgerald

Author/Contributer

Joe is a Senior who is excited to join the Arapahoe Xtra team. He is excited to start his last year at Arapahoe, and hopefully graduate. He is excited to work with other creative people and hopes to build the warrior media brand. Joe is an avid climber, ...

Parker Anderson

THE SPEAR CEO

Parker is a senior at Arapahoe. This is his fourth year doing journalism and his third year in SPEAR. This year he has assumed the role of "THE" SPEAR CEO and will lead fearlessly. Parker is currently working for Overtime Sports Inc. a high school basketball...

Constance Rathsack

Copy Editor

Constance is a junior at Arapahoe, and this is her third year on the Herald and first year as Copy Editor. Constance enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her dog. When not working on the Herald, Constance can be found watching Netflix, or YouTube,...

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