Our Staff

Allyssa Johnson


Allyssa Johnson is a 12th grade, third year journalism student. She walks to the beat of her own drum, usually in her fish slippers. You can find her reading, spouting sarcasm, or watching low rated movies. Her future goals are a secret that no one needs to know about.

Morgan Mansfield


Morgan Mansfield is a second year journalism student, taking on her junior year of high school. She spends most of her free time singing, playing, or writing music. Fascinated by the human mind, Morgan plans to obtain a degree in Clinical Psychology and become a therapist to help people work through their troubles.

Tyler Hillard

Sports Editor

Tyler Hillard is a junior in his first year of journalism. Tyler is also a three-sport varsity athlete competing in baseball, basketball and golf. Besides a constant life of sports he is an avid outdoors-men and loves debating politics.

Dan Tierney


This sentence describes Dan well. Not this sentence, but the previous. A student who often forgets assignments might compose such a statement hastily at the beginning of class. Because you can assume that, the sentence accurately describes a poor student. Thus, they have completed an assignment asking them to write a short biography. Because they completed the assignment, doesn't that mean that they are actually a good student, and the biography is wrong? The ability to overthink absolutely anything is an important characteristic of Dan. Dan also enjoys science, reading, writing, philosophizing, and creating new things.

Kyra Powell

Content Editor & Senior Writer

Kyra Powell is a senior at Blue Ridge, who will have been in 16 musicals by the time she graduates! Kyra enjoys singing, playing guitar, piano, ukulele, and going outside. After high school, Kyra plans on moving to Florida where she can spend more time outside with her family (where there’s never snow!)

Annie Bonner

Content Editor & Senior Writer

Annie Bonner is a senior this year and is first year journalism student. She participates in basketball, track & field, National Honor Society, and Leo Club.

Luis Tobin

Content Editor & Senior Writer

I enjoy helping others, philosophizing, writing, and not panicking. I work off specifics, so if you need something done, please ask with what you want explaining a bit. Otherwise, I'm an open book, provided I feel like it.

Isabelle Morris

Content Editor & Senior Writer

Isabelle Morris is a current senior and is in her first year of Journalism. She is apart of various clubs such as Prom committee, FBLA, Homecoming committee, and is currently Leo Club President and the Treasurer for the National Honor Society. She will be attending Le Moyne College in the fall of 2019 to pursue a career in business.

Mary Kerr

Social Media Team & Senior Writer

Mary Kerr is a senior at Blue Ridge High School. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and participating in many clubs and leadership opportunities. Mary is the secretary of National Honor's Society and Student Council, and the head of public relations for the Blue Ridge Leo Club. She will be attending Le Moyne College in the fall of 2019, majoring in biology, and hopes to ultimately become a dentist in the future.

Alec Martin

Social Media Team & Senior Writer

Alec Martin is a senior, and a first year journalist. He enjoys watching movies, tv shows, and listening to music.

Patrick Brennan

Business Operations Manager

He likes video games and staying in his room. He is happy this is his final year

Micah Mullen

Staff Artist & Writer

Micah isn’t your typical senior, you see she’s different. Words to describer her include shy, yet bold... and artistic, especially artistic. She is practicing in the tattoo field and works hard to get better and better at various techniques. Micah plans to graduate and go far in her life. She sure is adventurous as well, always up to getting out of state.

Cassie Clapper

Senior Writer

Cassandra (Cassie) Clapper is a silent senior who loves art. She'd like to be a fashion designer, illustrator or a photographer because that's what she's most interested in. She's usually writing songs, sketching, on her phone or taking pictures.

Christie Baldwin

Junior Writer

Christie Baldwin is a first year journalism student. She is an energetic junior, who plays basketball and softball. She enjoys being apart of the geocaching club. During the summer she works as a lifeguard at the New Milford Pool.

Kaelin Hughes

Junior Writer

Kaelin Hughes is a first year journalism student taking on her junior year at Blue Ridge High School. When you don't have any idea of where she is, she can be found doing anything music related, stressing out over classes, or sleeping. Her future goals are to go to college to major in Political Science, and eventually going to law school to become a lawyer.

Sarah Marble

Junior Writer

Sarah Marble is a first year journalism student. She is a heartfelt junior, who enjoys spending her time giving back to others through volunteer work in local hospitals, along with the American Red Cross. She values being involved in her community and school as an active leader through Susquehanna County 4-H, the New Milford Rotary, Student Council, and being a Class Officer. After graduating high school, she aspires to become a neonatal nurse and be a light to others as her nurses were for the first 52 days of her life.

Peyton Gelinger

Sophomore Writer

Peyton is a busy sophomore. She keeps herself entertained with competitive dance, volleyball, cheer and of coarse hanging with her friends. She hopes to one day attend college at IUP, just like her mother, and major in education.

Carissa Zawiski

Sophomore Writer

Carissa Zawiski is a sophomore in high school who loves to try new things! She keeps herself entertained with cheerleading and spending time with friends and family. She hopes to attend college after high school and get a degree in teaching. She sees teaching as something she would love to do, and help others understand how important education is.