The BHS Beat

2016-2017 Staff

Kirsten DeZeeuw

Kirsten is a senior at Battlefield High School and a four year student in the journalism program. She spends a lot of her free time working on art and crocheting, and is looking forward to studying journalism in college.

Jessie Kronzer

Jessica is a senior at Battlefield High School and a four year student in the journalism program. Jessica is a competition dancer at Stage Door Dance Studio in Manassas, Virginia. She hopes to become a successful journalist after...

Heather Trobridge

Heather is a senior at Battlefield High School and a three year student in the journalism program. She is a four year member of the BHS Purple Reign Dance Team.

Brandon Hoagland

Brandon is a senior at Battlefield High School and a three year student in the journalism program. He has been a member of Battlefield's swim team the past 4 years. Brandon is also a year round swimmer for Nations Capital Swim...

Emma Hummer

Emma is a senior at Battlefield High School and a three year student in the journalism program. She loves to write and aspires to be a broadcast news reporter in the future.

Kayla Coleman

Kayla is a senior and third year student in the journalism program.  She is involved with Educator's Rising and the Humane Society at BHS.  In her free time, Kayla enjoys going to Chick-Fil-A and discussing Barack Obama.

Alex Young

Alex is a senior at Battlefield and is a four-year student in Battlefield's Journalism Program. He is a two-sport athlete, playing football in the fall and running track in the winter and spring. Alex is the Editor-In-Chief of...

Mary Alphonse

Mary is a fourth year journalism student. This is her third year as an editor and her second year as Editor-In-Chief. She greatly enjoys working on Inside 15000 with all of the staff members and is looking forward to a great last...

Michael Barbuti

Michael is a senior at Battlefield High School and a four year student in the journalism program. This year he is a Managing Editor of the BHSBeat.org. He has been a member of the Boys Varsity Soccer Team since his freshman year....

Lauren Kronzer

Lauren is a senior at Battlefield High School and a fourth year student in the journalism program. She started her position as managing editor of the school’s magazine last year. She is a Peer Diversity trainer, and also participates...

Rebecca Cutsinger

Rebecca Cutsinger is a senior and Managing Editor in Battlefield's Journalism Program. This will be her third year as an Editor and her fourth year in the program all together. She is a Varsity Cheerleader, involved in National...

Maheen Qureshi

Maheen is a senior student in her fourth year of the Journalism program. In her free time, Maheen enjoys reading and watching movies/TV shows.

McKenna Baxter

McKenna is a senior in her third year of Journalism at Battlefield. She is in National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Video Game Club, and Board Game Club.  She has completed a third of her associate's de...

Emily Payne

Emily is a junior at Battlefield High School and a three year student in the journalism program. She is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the school's yearbook, The Lynx. Emily received the Academic Achievement award for the 2015-2016...

Gyu Ri Kim

Gyu Ri is a junior at Battlefield High School and a two year student in the journalism program. She is involved in various out-of-school magazines, and aspires to become a journalist.

Sidney Werth

Sidney is a sophomore and a second year student in journalism.  In her free time, she enjoys playing club soccer, running, and creating art.

Clara Kardash

Clara is a freshman in the journalism program.  She is actively involved with local theater groups, photography clubs, and creative writing contests.  When she's not doing these things, Clara is frequently found running the...

Madi Magill

Madi is a freshman in the journalism program.  In her free time, she enjoys playing instruments, watching old movies, and listening to vinyl records.  She also enjoys creative writing and bagels.

Kailee Dishmon

Kailee is a senior in the journalism program. In her free time, she enjoys performing, playing instruments, and writing songs. She also values spending time with her family and friends.

Camille Owen

Camille is a senior in her fourth year of the journalism program. This year she is serving as Co-Editor in Chief of the program. Beyond writing and designing spreads for BHSbeat and Inside 15000, she loves taking photos and pla...

Chris Beckworth

Chris is a sophomore in his first year of journalism.  He participates in Lacrosse and Hockey.  In his free time he enjoys fishing, wake boarding, and anything outdoors.

Ashley Donohoe

Ashley is a senior in her fourth year of journalism. This year, she is serving as Social Media Manager and a Website Manager. After high school, she will be attending the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Battlefield...

Aly Fridey

Aly Fridey is a freshman at Battlefield High School and this is her first year in the journalism program. Aly takes part in Key Club and SCA at BHS. She also loves dancing at the Academy of Russian Ballet, singing, and playing...

Zoe Goehrig

Zoe is a freshman in the journalism program.  She's an active member at her local gym, she runs for fun, and participates in girl's field hockey.  In her down time, she enjoys Netflix, spending time with her friends, and playing...

Laura Gilbert

Laura is a junior in her second year in the journalism program.  She is an active member of the girl's field hockey team, SCA, and Buddy Club.  Outside of BHS, her hobbies include running, studying, and watching Netflix.

Abigail Hummer

Abigail is a sophomore in the journalism program.  In her free time, Abigail dances at Russell School of Ballet, enjoys studying psychology, and loves playing with dogs.

Samantha Miller

Samantha is a freshman in the journalism program.  She is an active member of the BHS Choir, DeGrasse Dance Studio, and Park Valley Church.  She enjoys playing the ukulele and writing.

Ryan Powell

Ryan is a junior in the journalism program.  He's an active member of the varsity soccer team.  Outside of school he plays club soccer and enjoys hiking.

Allison Wooler

Ally Wooller is senior student and in her third year of journalism. In her free time she enjoys painting, watching Grey’s Anatomy, and hanging out with her family and labradoodle named Simon.

Camilla Calilung

Camilla is a junior in the journalism program.  In her free time, Camilla enjoys photography, drawing, and playing the ukulele.

Anna Parsons

Anna is a senior at Battlefield High School and a three year student in the journalism program. She is on Girls Lacrosse, and participates in local lacrosse leagues. Her job with the magazine is to handle subscriptions, and organize...

Savannah Zamudio

Savannah is a senior in her third year of journalism.  She is involved with environmental club, the Battlefield Robotics Team, after school tutoring, and the humane society.  In her free time, she likes reading and playing with...

Kelly Cooke

Kelly is a senior at Battlefield High School and a fourth year student in the journalism program. She is the President of the BHS Humane Society and overall loves animals.

Rishi Datla

Rishi is a senior in the journalism program.  Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with friends and playing basketball.  He is an avid sports fan and loves the KC Chiefs.

Michaela Dolph

Michaela is a sophomore in her second year of the journalism program.  She participates on the BHS Purple Reign Dance team and at the Gainesville Dance Center.  When she's not dancing, she participates in choir and enjoys listening...

Sean Lee

Sean is a senior in his second year of the journalism program.  He participates in Key Club and Humane Society at BHS.  In his free time, he enjoys watching New Orleans basketball, fishing, and playing Madden on the Xbox One.

Madison Thorpe

Madison is a sophomore in her second year in the journalism program.  She is an active participant in Cross Country and Track and Field.  In her free time, Madison enjoys spending time with friends, watching Netflix, and going...

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