The Eyrie

2021-2022 Staff

Mark Elliott
Editor-In-Chief

Mark Elliott

Mark Elliott, senior, is the editor-in-chief for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Other than journalism Elliott enjoys playing baseball, as he is a member of the Olathe South baseball team as well as a club academy. He also enjoys playing...

Morgan Montgomery
Editor-In-Chief

Morgan Montgomery

Morgan Montgomery, senior, is co-editor-in-chief and copy editor for The Eyrie. Outside of writing for the newspaper, Montgomery enjoys listening to music, namely Why Don’t We and PRETTYMUCH as well as some soundtracks, such ...

Sydney Slaton
Managing Editor

Sydney Slaton

Sydney Slaton, junior, is the managing editor for the 2021-2022 Eyrie and this is her second year on staff. Aside from being on newspaper she also plays the flute in Symphonic Band. In her free time she likes to read, paint a...

Abby Wallace
Layout Editor

Abby Wallace

Abby Wallace, sophomore, is in her second year as a writer for The Eyrie. She is the design manager for the newspaper. She likes to bake, hang out with her friends, spend time with family, and play volleyball in her freetime.

Danielle Desmarteau
Photo Editor

Danielle Desmarteau

Danielle Desmarteau, junior, is the Photo Editor and a photographer for the 2021-2022 school year. This is her second year being on the Eyrie staff. Outside of school Desmarteau plays competitive soccer for Kansas Rush Soccer...

Kate Tankersley
Social Media Manager

Kate Tankersley

Kate Tankersley, junior, is on photojournalism staff for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. In her free time she likes to hangout with friends and family, play golf, play with her puppies, travel, and shop.

Reese Bratkovic
Reporter

Reese Bratkovic

Reese Bratkovic, junior, is in her first year on staff as a reporter. Bratkovic enjoys traveling, has a passion for animals, helping people and loves her friends and family.    

Gianna Comelli
Reporter

Gianna Comelli

Gianna Comelli, senior, is a second year feature writer for the 2021-2022 school year. She's involved in Falcon Mentors, DEAC, NHS, and  SSAC. She also enjoys dancing in her free time as well as listening to music....

Maggie Flannery
Reporter

Maggie Flannery

Maggie Flannery, sophomore, is writer for The Eyrie. Outside of staff, Flannery dances and likes to read. Some of her favorite books are the Selection, Matched, and The Conspiracy of US. She also likes hanging out with her family...

Easton Best
Reporter

Easton Best

Easton Best, junior, is in his first year on journalism. He loves watching movies with people.

Mireya McInnis
Reporter

Mireya McInnis

Mireya McInnis, senior, is a first year writer on staff. She is involved in the BioMedical Engineering academy, Falcon Mentors, as well as a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. 

Guyon Ainsworth Grant II
Reporter

Guyon Ainsworth Grant II

Guyon Grant, senior, is a writer for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. He likes to do theatre and eat dice. He is mostly known for his catchphrase, “Stop the chops, I’m still crankin’ the knobs buckarooni, don’t toss my wheat before th...

Zachary Alexander King
Reporter

Zachary Alexander King

Zachary A. King, sophomore, is a writer for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. You may have seen him before upon the stage, as he participates in the school’s theatre productions on occasion. Though aside from theatre he also likes to write,...

Brooke Burbidge
Reporter

Brooke Burbidge

Brooke is a freshman writer. It is her first year on staff. She enjoys being part of the team! Brooke is on the cheer team at Olathe South and has a great time supporting her school.

Nick Dioszeghy
Reporter

Nick Dioszeghy

Nick Dioszeghy, junior, is a writer for the 2021-2022 Erie other than writing, Dioszeghy enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, watching football, baseball and hanging out with friends. This is his first year on the staff.

Andrew Woodworth
Reporter

Andrew Woodworth

Andrew Woodworth, sophomore, is a first year reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Andrew’s goal on staff is to write interesting, engaging, and meaningful news stories. Outside of academics, he enjoys talking with friends, playing v...

Gavin McAferty
Reporter

Gavin McAferty

Gavin McAferty, senior, is a reporter for The Eyrie. McAferty enjoys playing football as he is a member of the Olathe South football team. His favorite subject to write about is sports. Other activities include hanging out with...

Olivia Swaney
Reporter

Olivia Swaney

Olivia Swaney, senior, is a first year reporter on staff as of 2021. Outside of newspapers Swaney enjoys playing volleyball for both Olathe South and her club team, where she also coaches. She swims for the Olathe South swim team,...

Dalton Roberts
Reporter

Dalton Roberts

Dalton Roberts, junior, is in his second year on staff. Roberts enjoys playing hockey and reading. He goes on runs every other day and listens to music. In his free time he goes to hang out with his friends. He likes to watch ...

Reporter

Hudson Marmon

Marmon is a first year reporter on staff as of 2021. He is a member of the Olathe South Marching Band and Track and Field Team. Although this is the beginning of his newspaper career, he hopes to make a splash with his articles...

Abby Pierce
Reporter

Abby Pierce

Abby Pierce, senior, is a reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. This is her first year on staff. Other than newspaper, Pierce enjoys playing sports of all kinds (including soccer for Olathe South and a club team, gymnastics, wrestling,...

Jalil Smith
Reporter

Jalil Smith

Jalil Smith is a junior in his second year on the staff of The Eyrie. He is a reporter who, outside of journalism, plays video games and bakes.  

Quinton Coats
Reporter

Quinton Coats

Quinton Coats, sophomore, is a reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Outside of school, Coats enjoys baseball, hanging with friends, and golfing. He plays baseball for the team at Olathe South along with club ball with Engaged Ath...

Timothy Wood
Reporter

Timothy Wood

Timothy Wood, sophomore, is a first year reporter on staff of the 2021-2022 newspaper. Outside of schools Tim likes to play baseball, hang out with friends, read, swim, eat, sleep, live life to the fullest and make all the memories...

Allyson Hester
Reporter

Allyson Hester

 Allyson Hester, sophomore, is a reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. This is her first year on staff. She plays golf for the Olathe South women's golf team. Outside of school she plays volleyball, practices golf,  and hangs out...

Finn Greenwood
Reporter

Finn Greenwood

Finn Greenwood is senior, this is his first year on staff. Although he doesn’t participate in many out of school activities, Greenwood enjoys drawing, taking care of his pets, and dressing like a girl. He has a passion for ot...

Mya Roberts
Reporter

Mya Roberts

Mya Roberts, freshman, is a reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. This is her first year on staff. Outside of newspaper, Roberts reads every minute she can, enjoys writing, listening to music, and playing soccer....

Riley Story
Reporter

Riley Story

Riley Story, Sophomore, is a reporter for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. In her free time, she likes playing sports such as softball and volleyball. She likes a variety of pop music.

Ashley Rottinghaus
Artist

Ashley Rottinghaus

Ashley Rottinghaus, junior, is a staff artist for the 2021- 2022 Eyrie. Outside of school she plays soccer and likes to draw and paint.

Mia Wood
Artist

Mia Wood

Mia Wood, sophomore, is an artist for The Eryie. Mia has always had a passion for reading and writing and has always been interested in the arts. She can usually be found with her head in a sketchbook or on a pillow. No matter...

Sylvia Grimsley
Artist

Sylvia Grimsley

Sylvia, freshman, artist fo the Eyrie, loves to play her violin and guitar. She also enjoys drawing and taking walks with her dog. She hopes to make an impact on the world and help people. Sylvia is a picky eater even if she denies...

Artist

Rhianna Scott

Rhianna Scott, junior, is an artist for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Outside of school Scott likes to bowl and is on a bowling league. She likes to play with her dogs and spend time with her family. She loves to listen to music in her...

Kai Magana
Artist

Kai Magana

Kai Magana, sophomore, is an artist for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Other than writing and drawing, they enjoy anime, cats, listening to music, and trying to keep their plants from dying. They have two cats, their favorite genres of ...

Lily Redding
Artist

Lily Redding

Lily Redding, senior, staff artist is a first year member to newspaper. Outside of school she enjoys to spend time with her friends. She is also apart of Falcon Mentors and Falcon Flight Crew.

Andy Forest
Photographer

Andy Forest

Andy Forest, freshman. First year photojournalism. They like halloween, music, and drawing. Anarchy.

John Hendrickson
Photographer

John Hendrickson

John Hendrickson, senior, is a photographer; this is his first year on staff. Other then photography John enjoys playing baseball and he is a part of the Olathe South baseball team. He also enjoys going to the gym, hanging out...

Megan Proberts
Photographer

Megan Proberts

Megan Proberts, junior, is a photojournalist for the 2021-2022 Eyrie. Outside of Journalism, Proberts enjoys playing volleyball, as she is a member of the Olathe South volleyball team as well as a club team. In her free time,...

Lydia Kline
Photographer

Lydia Kline

Lydia Kline, sophomore, is a photographer at Olathe South for the 2021-22 school year. In her free time, she plays club soccer, as well as for the school. She also loves listening to music and being with friends.

Gracie Akers
Photographer

Gracie Akers

Gracie Akers, junior, is in her second year on staff. Akers is a photojournalist for the 2021-22 School year. In her free time she loves to golf, and is on the Olathe South team. She also loves musical theater and dance. ...

James Neely
Photographer

James Neely

James Neely, junior, is a second year photographer. Outside of school he enjoys working, playing video games, sleeping (when he can), and watching anime.

Veronica Blalock
Photographer

Veronica Blalock

Veronica Black, senior, is a photographer for the Eryie. Outside of school she likes to longboard and sketch and in school she participates in ap 2D design.  

Ava Meyerhoff
Photographer

Ava Meyerhoff

Ava Meyerhoff, senior, is a photographer for the Eyrie. Outside of school, she likes to read and hike. At Olathe South, she participates in theater, marching band, and German club.

Nathan Holguin
Photographer

Nathan Holguin

Nathan Holguin, senior, is on his first year of photojournalism. He works at QuikTrip and Walmart in his free time.

Audrey Stover
Photographer

Audrey Stover

Audrey Stover, freshman, is in her first year on staff. In her free time, she enjoys sleeping and taking ridiculous pictures of her cat.

Abby Burkart
Photographer

Abby Burkart

Abby Burkart, junior, is a second year photographer. Outside of photojournalism she participates in gymnastics.

Jordyn Napier
Photographer

Jordyn Napier

Jordyn Napier, senior, is a photographer for 2021-2022 . This is Napier's third year on staff and she loves it. Other than photojournalism, Napier loves to do martial arts and spend time with her family and friends. Napier also...

Devon Schmidt
Photographer

Devon Schmidt

Devon Schmidt, junior, is a photographer for the 2021-2022 school year. Schmidt enjoys drawing and theatre outside of school. They also enjoy listening to music such as: Glass Animals, and Wilbur Soot; Schmidt also enjoys writing...

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