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2019-2020 Staff

Krista Shepard

Staff Writer

My name is Krista Shepard. I’m a grade 12 KSS student with too much to say about myself in only a short staff biography. In brief, I’m a competitive hip hop dancer, a fashion fanatic, an amateur v...

Payton Irvine

Staff Writer

Payton Irvine was born in Kelowna, British Columbia on July 31st 2003. She grew up in the same cozy house up until she was 15, she then moved into a more modern and energy efficient home in Glenmore. Eve...

Susan Jaramillo

Writer

Susan is a 10th grade student, she loves writing while also valuing sleep, so short journalistic pieces seem like a good idea. She loves theatre, music, board games and more.. She also admires animals...

Madison Benoit

Writer

Madison Benoit is a 16 year old highschool student attending Kelowna Secondary School. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and lived in a very small town called Dalmeny for 14 years of her life. The w...

Patrick Fay

Writer

I am a proud Pisces and like to go by Pat or whatever you choose to call me. To follow up, I am often a misunderstood rationalist, yet am always willing to take new concepts into consideration. I also ador...

Shekofa Aspari

Writer

Shekofa Aspari is a grade 12 KSS student, born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario just outside of Toronto. She moved to Kelowna at the beginning of eighth grade at Dr. Knox Middle School. She loves talkin...

Riley Adams

Writer

Hey, I’m Riley!  I’m Seventeen and I’m enrolled at Kelowna Secondary for core academics and Rutland Secondary’s paramedic’s academy. I am multifaceted, pursuing projects in different forms of...

Carissa Adams

Writer

Carissa is a 16 year old grade 10 student at Kelowna Secondary School. Her interests within school are sciences, English, and the arts. She specifically enjoys the natural science of Earth and Space, as...

Centel Zol

Writer

Centel Zol was born and raised in Kelowna. Currently, she is sixteen years old and in grade eleven. She grew up in Rutland for most of her childhood and enjoyed the best views of the city, sunsets and ...

Braden Rambold

Writer

Braden Rambold is an 18 year old writer with an aspiration towards understanding interesting concepts. He loves to explore the world's ways while living a fast paced life, balancing his education, job, r...

Julia Petrie

Writer

I am a grade twelve student at KSS, who loves photography and film, which has ultimately led me to apply at UBC for a bachelor of media arts degree. This is a program where expression through media and ph...

Emily Mckenzie-Djordjevich

Writer

I’m Emily, a senior at KSS. Since I’m in my last year of high school, I’m making sure to try everything; meeting new friends, joining an airband, taking interesting classes (like journalism) and m...

Isabella Harmel

Writer

Isabella Harmel is a grade ten student who was born in Vancouver. She lived in South Surrey until she turned 8 and moved to Kelowna. Most of her childhood was spent in Kelowna, skiing, spending time with fami...

Tessa Bentley

Writer

Tessa Bentley is a 16 year old girl who has spent her last two years at KSS taking many difficult classes.  Tessa was born in Abbotsford BC and then moved to Miami, Florida where she spent most of...

Maisie McLauchlan

Writer

Hey, my name’s Maesie McLauchlan and I like to sleep a lot. When I’m not sleeping, I am kind of obsessed with dogs and cows. I also dance 10 hours a week. I love it because when you’re stressed,...

Helen Reilly

Writer

Helen Reilly is a 17 year old high school student who is passionate about music, media and high camp. With interests ranging from video games, with political philosophy, with fashion to death, he can b...

Lauren Griffin-Lepine

Writer

Lauren is a grade 10 student at KSS who loves to travel anywhere and everywhere. She has lived in Kelowna her whole life with her parents, her two sisters and her very cute dog. For a change in scenery, ...

Kiyra Swim

Writer

When it comes to opinionated discussions, binge watching the oldies and borderline insanity, Kiyra Swim’s your gal. Some may call her vanilla with little substance, however those who know her would say ot...

Walt Mudie

Writer

Many people often ponder the true purpose of life on Earth. Reproduction, enjoyment, family: these are all legitimate possibilities. Individuals with a more pessimistic demeanor do not believe in any ...

Jared Glen

Writer

Some call me Jared, but most call me the Mad Hatter. I am unpredictable, indescribable, but most importantly I am ineffable. If you have yet to put two and two together I am a theatre student, I have ...

Emilio Aguiar

Writer

Emilio is a 17 year old grade twelve student at KSS. He was born in Kelowna, BC and has lived there his entire life.  When he was younger, he was very active in multiple sports, including soccer a...

Javier Quintero

Writer

Javier Quintero is a grade 10 student on exchange from Madrid, Spain. His first language is Spanish. Javier’s birthday is February 22nd, 2004, and he is currently 15 years old. Some of his favourite things to do ar...

Epi Keteca

Writer

Hey, my name is Eparama also known as Epi. I was born in Kelowna, but I am part Fijian. I really don’t have any hobbies except playing video games and listening to music and to cook. My music taste rea...

Chantelle Efird

Writer

Chantelle Efird is an eighteen-year-old grade twelve student at Kelowna secondary school. When she's not learning or organizing her school work, she’s writing free verse poetry to grow more in touch wi...

Tricia Neufeld

Writer

Tricia Neufeld isa music loving, food eating, football watching young woman with many interests. She loves taking photos of simple things, and hopes to travel the world to capture the history and beauty...

Bridgette Hunt

Writer

From a young age, Bridgette Hunt was always known for being the quiet, shy and introverted child. She very much disliked having to communicate with people and kids her age. While she was unwilling to comm...

Alisha Macland

Writer

Alishia Macland was born in Kelowna on April 20th, 17 years ago. From a young age, Alishia was interested in gymnastics, jumping out of windows, and hating bugs. She was always a very athletic girl and spen...

Miggs

Writer

Miggs was born in Kelowna British Columbia on June 2nd 2002. He likes making Hip Hop/ Rap Music and it is on all platforms (Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Tidal, Tik Tok, Google Play…). His music is i...

Pietro Arrigoni

Writer

Pietro Arrigoni is 16 years old and goes to Kelowna Secondary School. He is a grade eleven student and this is his second year at KSS.  Pietro was born in the second biggest city of Italy, Milan. He g...

Emy Skubiak

Writer

Born and raised in Kelowna, Emy Skubiak is a grade 12 student at KSS who decided to try out this journalism class in her last year of high school. She is a lover of fashion, travel, and socializing with fr...

Maddie Liao

Editor

Maddie is a grade twelve student at KSS who was born in Taiwan . She moved to Kelowna when she was six years old, and she goes back to Taiwan every summer to visit family, also as a good stepping stone t...

Flyn Huber

Writer

Flyn Huber is a dedicated hard working student. He was born in Kelowna, BC, and is currently attending Kelowna Secondary School. He is unsure of what he plans on doing when he is done with high school.  ...

Olivia Harms

Writer

Olivia harms born and raised in Kelowna British Columbia is a girl with many interests.   At around age 7 took on the hobby of cross country skiing. She loves to spend her winter days with her fami...

Tatum Grundy

Writer

Tatum Grundy, the best way to describe her is compassionate and affectionate, a true animal lover, she doesn’t know what she would do without her jolly pup Sparky. Tatum is one of the smartest people I...

Ashton Munday

Writer

Ashton Munday is a positive introverted guy. He was born and raised in Kelowna and is currently attending Kelowna Secondary School. He loves to play video games and eat food, which is super relatable....

Mackenzie Mann

Writer

Since joining the home of The Owls, Mackenzie Mann has found journalism at KSS exhilarating. Likely so, as many of her friends would describe her as an adventurous, sarcastic and driven person, to begin wit...

Thea Boulter

Writer

Thea Boulter is in grade 10, she is a shy and friendly girl. She was born in Nelson and lived there until she was one years old before her family moved to Vernon.  At four years old, they moved to Kelown...

Alex Lang

Writer

Alex Lang is an easy going person who enjoys relaxing and is a self proclaimed 80's movies and musical buff. She is a dog devotee, and is the proud, albeit tired, owner of a rambunctious puppy named C...

Chloe Glackmeyer

Writer

Chloe is an twelveth grade student in French immersion at Kelowna Secondary School. She is a very friendly gal; though she might not be the one to initiate conversation, she loves getting to know new p...

Konstantin Beth

Writer

Konstantin is an interesting and radiant person, he was born and currently lives in Hamburg, Germany and is 16 years old. Konstantin is in Canada because he is an exchange student for this school year at...

Kayla Nugent

Writer

Kayla Nugent is an intelligent, intuitive and “put together but in a messy way” person. Her friends see her as light, someone who brightens others' day just by walking into the room and having a simp...

Jessica Hardy

Writer

A Grade 10 girl, Jessica Hardy is kind but shy. She plays karate after school on tuesdays and thursdays. She was born in Kelowna and has never moved anywhere else. For elementary school, she went to North Glenm...

Carson Horner

Writer

His name Carson Horner and he was born June 17th, 2002. He likes to go biking with all his friends and he likes playing video games like Minecraft, Destiny 2, Rainbow Six Siege, and more. He is very int...

Jon Derksen

Advisor

Mr. Derksen spent his formative years in Malaysia, Japan, Canada and Bolivia.  In the nineties, he founded and contributed to Bolivian Geographic Online Magazine.  During that time he also covered a nation...

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