The student news site of George Rogers Clark High School

Smoke Signals Student Media

The student news site of George Rogers Clark High School

Smoke Signals Student Media

The student news site of George Rogers Clark High School

Smoke Signals Student Media

2023-2024 Media Team

Emmie Rose
Editor-in-Chief

Emmie Rose

 Hey y’all, I’m Emmie Rose and I am definitely the funniest person you’ll ever meet. I love to sing in the car like no one’s listening and scroll on Pinterest until 2am. My biggest goal in life is to have a vacation home in Aspen. My favorite song...

Liam Parido
Managing Editor

Liam Parido

My name is Liam Parido and I am THE BETTER Smoke Signals Managing Editor. My absolute favorite thing to do is run. I am team captain of the boys cross country team and the distance track team. My hobbies include whatever I’m doing that week (my hobbi...

Joby Mitmesser
Managing Editor

Joby Mitmesser

Hey! My name is Joby Mitmesser and I am THE BETTER Managing Editor for the Smoke Signals media team. My favorite activity is eating pounds of food and not sharing that food with others! I love playing sports with my friends, and I am a part of the Cardinal...

Ava Woolum
Video Editor

Ava Woolum

Hey guys! My name is Ava Woolum and I am your Smoke Signals video editor this year. My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas. I would absolutely love to visit Salem, Massachusetts, during Halloween, and Switzerland during Christmas time. Ghost hu...

Zach Ross
Features Editor

Zach Ross

Once upon a time, a baby was introduced into the world. Fast forward 17 years, and you may find that this baby has grown into being a very talented, amazing, and awesome Features Editor. That baby grew up to be Zach Ross. In those 17 years of life, Zach...

Allee Mullins
Sports Editor

Allee Mullins

Threescore and five years ago marked the start of the world's best program: Smoke Signals. I, Allee Mullins, have had the honor to be a part of this program for the last year, and the year to come. Smoke Signals is built on news, creativity, friendships,...

Addison Baber
Monday Minute Anchor

Addison Baber

Hello! I’m Addison Baber and I am your Monday Minute Anchor. I spend my time playing golf, competing in pageants, lying out by the pool, and hanging out with friends and family. I love to travel and try new foods, but my favorite food is Philly chee...

Vanessa Durphy
Multimedia Staff

Vanessa Durphy

Hello I’m Vanessa Durphy, and I am a senior multimedia staff member of Smoke Signals. I would describe myself as a wild child. When I’m not at school or at work I am always at the gym. The gym is my home away from home. My friends would describe me as...

Lily Franklin
Multimedia Staff

Lily Franklin

Hi, my name is Lily Franklin. Most everyone knows who I am because I am the exact definition of perfect! I love pumpkin spice drinks with all my heart and now fall is here and so are the drinks! I have been playing soccer for what feels like 1,000 years...

Ryan Jackson
Multimedia Staff

Ryan Jackson

I’m Ryan, and I’m a senior member of the Smoke Signals staff. I’ve played tennis at GRC for two seasons, and I’m looking forward to my third and final season this spring. I also helped found a non-profit organization called BedHeads, which delivers...

Owen Rainey
Multimedia Staff

Owen Rainey

My name is Owen Rainey, and I am a senior member of the Smoke Signals staff. I play soccer for GRC and am involved in Beta Club and National Honor Society. I love being active and staying in shape, but I don’t necessarily like lifting weights. I’m mor...

Allie Randall
Multimedia Staff

Allie Randall

Hey, everyone! My name is Allie Randall and I am a senior in Smoke Signals this year. There aren’t enough words in the world to describe the astonishing, extraordinary, incredible person that I am, but I guess I can list a few things. I am a coffee con...

Eli Roach
Multimedia Staff

Eli Roach

My name is Eli Roach and I’m a part of the multimedia staff for Smoke Signals. I love soccer, music, and food. I play for GRC boys soccer, but for now you can find me on the IR. Outside of soccer I enjoy hanging out with my friends, spending time at th...

Clay Turley
Multimedia Staff

Clay Turley

Hey, my name is Clay Turley and I’m so excited to be a part of Smoke Signals for my second year. A little bit about me is that I love playing sports with my friends and kicking their butts. I also love reading, playing guitar, going to church, and hanging...

Anna Barnes
Multimedia Staff

Anna Barnes

Hi, my name is Anna Barnes and the only thing you need to know about me is that I am probably the best junior in Smoke Signals. Compared to my fellow juniors I really rise to the top and knock the competition out of the water. Just kidding, kind of. I...

Meredith Boone
Multimedia Staff

Meredith Boone

If Axl from The Middle and Sharpay Evans had a baby, it would be Meredith Boone. Her favorite color has always been pink and her hobbies include online shopping, painting her nails and napping. She loves to try new foods and hates making decisions. If ...

Olivia Brownlee
Multimedia Staff

Olivia Brownlee

Olivia, a junior at GRC, is a fanatic for some rolls and peanuts from Texas Roadhouse. Her goals this year are to maintain her 4.0 GPA and be a safe and responsible driver on her way to school. If she were to be in any movie, she would visit the last...

Ben Cantrell
Multimedia Staff

Ben Cantrell

If you are reading this, you are in the presence of greatness. This is Ben Cantrell. He is a junior here at GRC, and his favorite things to do are play sports, watch sports, and talk about sports. Who could guess that his favorite thing about GRC are th...

Gracie Cecil
Multimedia Staff

Gracie Cecil

Hi! My name is Gracie Cecil, I am a junior and I am so excited to start my first year on the Smoke Signals team as a part of the multimedia staff! If my life had a theme song it would be the Good Luck Charlie theme song. I am the oldest of 5 kids and live...

Abby Crase
Multimedia Staff

Abby Crase

If Abby could pick any movie character to be, she would be Robin so she can be best friends with Lego Batman. Abby thinks the world can learn a lot from Batman (He is very wise). Her second choice would be Alfred, but she doesn’t like to clean. If Abb...

Sydney Ely
Multimedia Staff

Sydney Ely

Sydney is your average, basic 16-year-old girl; however, she likes to tell herself she has some spice. Whenever she’s not hanging out with her friends or on a tennis court somewhere, you’ll probably catch her driving around town singing her heart o...

Janeice Gwynne
Multimedia Staff

Janeice Gwynne

One Thursday afternoon in 2007, two parents awaited the greatest thing that’s ever happened to them. This is Janeice Gwynne. She is 16 years old and has lived in Winchester her entire life. She has an older brother who is 21 and graduated from GRC in...

McKinley Hacker
Multimedia Staff

McKinley Hacker

McKinley is your average 16-year-old teenage girl. She loves coffee more than most things in life, specifically an iced mocha from Daily Grind. McKinley loves listening to music and finding new artists and songs. Some of her favorite artists are Mac De...

Caroline Harper
Multimedia Staff

Caroline Harper

Hi, my name is Caroline Harper and I am a part of the Smoke Signals multimedia staff at GRC! I am the number one fan of school food and you will find me in line for school lunch every day. I love to sleep, and my favorite game to play is to wake up as l...

Cole Horn
Multimedia Staff

Cole Horn

Hello! My name is Cole and I am a three-sport athlete. I play soccer and am a national medalist Olympic weightlifter with StrengthFix. I like to spend my free time taking my Mustang to car shows and going to the gym. I live on a large farm in rural Cla...

Cady Johnson
Multimedia Staff

Cady Johnson

Although there may be photos and first-hand witnesses to tell you the world has been colored for ages, they were all fooled. The whole world was actually black and white until February 26th, 2007, when Cady Johnson was born. Cady would describe herse...

Mallory Jones
Multimedia Staff

Mallory Jones

“I've never felt more alone than when I’m trying to put sunscreen on my back.” -Jimmy Kimmel. This is the sad reality every day for Mallory Jones, because she's a ginger and has to apply SPF frequently. Besides that, Mallory is very involved in sch...

Annie Lucas
Multimedia Staff

Annie Lucas

Seeing a butterfly fluttering its wings, buying any sort of Lululemon item, or hearing a Mac Miller song in the distance, you may stop and think of Anabelle Lucas, also commonly referred to as “Annie." She’s a junior at GRC, and is extremely passio...

Ava Mardis
Multimedia Staff

Ava Mardis

Some would say the most iconic person ever to live is Elvis, MJ, or Kobe. But the correct answer is Ava Mardis. She is a girl that strives to be the best, lights up a room when it's dark and dull, and dominates on the court and in the classroom. Ava holds...

Rileigh Reed
Multimedia Staff

Rileigh Reed

On October 5th, 2006, the world was flipped upside down. For the better or for the worse (for the better obviously). Rileigh is a bubbly, kind, smart, loving perfectionist who values her friends and family the most in life and cherishes the small moments...

Josie Sherman
Multimedia Staff

Josie Sherman

Hi my name is Josie Sherman! I like to believe that I am the favorite of 3 children. I have a crazy German Shepherd named Mazi. I enjoy spending my free time with friends and going shopping. If you were to ask me what my favorite song is it would be a ...

Kaleigh Stamper
Multimedia Staff

Kaleigh Stamper

 Kaleigh Stamper is your basic 17-year-old girl.  She loves going to Mexican after every football and basketball game. You used to find her on the volleyball courts but now you can find her hanging out with her friends. Kaleigh loves to listen to Zach...

Libby Taylor
Multimedia Staff

Libby Taylor

 Libby is a junior in high school that despises math. She would rather read the entire encyclopedia than solve a simple math equation. Libby believes that people who do math for fun are not well and should be locked away. She also believes that history ...