Senior Dillon Marx joined the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff for the first time in the fall of 2012. Writing has always captivated him, and when given the option to become a part of the HUB staff his junior year, he decided that it would be a perfect way to broaden his mind and give back to his school. This year he returns as Editor-in-Chief, ready to introduce several new ideas to benefit the newspaper.
Dillon is an honor student, yet still manages to make time to participate in varsity soccer and track. He is also active in several school organizations, some of which include: Student Council- President, FBLA, Spanish Club- Vice President, Senior Class Representative, and National Honor Society. Dillon engages in community service as well by working at the Second Harvest Food Bank and Akron Children’s Hospital. In his spare time he enjoys shadowing various doctors at local hospitals, spending time with his friends, and working out.
Although he loves to write, Dillon plans to major in Biology at The University of Louisville or The Ohio State University with hopes of one day becoming a cardiac surgeon. Follow him on twitter! – @dmarx22
Junior Irvin Nasseri joins the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff for the first time in 2012 with an interest in political writing. He hopes that his articles will invoke thoughtful interest and discussion.
Irvin strives for both academic and athletic success. He takes honor classes at the high school while playing varsity sports, primarily soccer and basketball. He is one of the captains of the varsity soccer squad and is very proud of that accomplishment.
Irvin invites readers and fellow students to approach him in the instance that they may wish to know more about him and his personal interests.
Tess Kim is the School News Editor for the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) and is currently a senior at Hubbard High School. She is an active member in many extracurricular activities, such as National Honor Society, Spanish, Business, and Ecology Clubs, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), FAB (Fashion Advisory Board), and FTA (Future Teachers of America).
She has a passion for writing, which led her to join the HUB. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, playing classical music on the piano, spending time with her family, and playing tennis. In the future, she hopes to attend Oberlin, Northwestern, or Boston University with a major in math and a minor in piano.
Alexandra is a senior staff writer for the HUB www.hhsthehub.com and joined the staff in 2012. She enjoys writing, particularly creative writing, because she feels that it is a good avenue for expression. However, she also works well in traditional journalistic modes.
Alexandra is involved in the French and Ecology Clubs, SADD, and HHS band. Her favorite subject is Math. When she graduates, she would like to attend college at Florida University. She is a varsity cheerleader as well as a seasoned dancer at J&J’s Dance Depot. She likes to bake, read, write creatively, work with children, and develop her art.
Jane is a senior at Hubbard High School. She is a merit roll student, and her favorite subject is Math. Jane is an active member of both the Art and Ecology Clubs (three years) and the Business Club (two years) Having an interest in fashion and design led Jane to pursue involvement in the HUB news site (www.hhsthehub.com) as a fashion and design writer.
Currently, Jane works at the Hubbard Subway. Her future plans are to attend YSU in the fall of 2014, majoring in Mathematics. She hopes to become a Mathematics Professor or a high school Math teacher. When Jane gets older, she would like to be very successful, have a family, and travel the world.
In her spare time, Jane likes to bake all sorts of desserts and always listens to music whenever she has the chance. Her favorite movie genre is horror. Jane’s favorite season is fall because of football, Halloween, bonfires, and fall fashions. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, walking the trails at Harding Park. Jane has two older brothers, Ryan (24) and Bobby (21).
Melissa Baker is a junior at Hubbard High School. Having an interest in foods, restaurants, recipes and school news, Melissa determined to join the HUB news site (www.hhsthehub.com) in order to write reviews and articles centering on these particular areas.
Besides serving on the HUB staff, Melissa is also a member of Student Council, the high school marching band, the Spanish, Business and Ecology Clubs and a member of Youth Leadership of Mahoning Valley. Melissa is also the feature twirler of the march band and post player on the girl’s basketball team.
Besides baking, Melissa enjoys reading, dancing, going to the beach, watching funny cat videos and creative writing. She is still unsure of her future college plans. You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissaBaker.
Alexis Camuso is a junior at Hubbard High School, and this is her first year on the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff. She joined the HUB because she has a strong interest in reading and writing, and is interested in reporting on global as well as school news.
She is a member of the Spanish, Ecology and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Clubs. She is also involved in the YSU English Festival, and acts as an attorney on the Mock Trial team. Her main interests are reading writing, movies and music.
Alexis has a part-time job at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services in Niles, Ohio. After high school, she plans on attending college to major in premed and biology. You can follow Alexis on Twitter @AlexisCamuso.
Junior Chris Colella joins the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff for the first time this year. Watching and playing sports has always been a big part of Chris’s life, so writing about sports seemed to be the natural way to go for him. He is hoping to advance to a sports editor’s position within the next year.
Chris is a determined and hardworking student. He is also a member of the HHS Marching Band, the varsity soccer team, and the JV/varsity baseball team. Additionally, he is also involved in the French and Ecology Clubs. During his sophomore year, Chris was one of two sophomores at Hubbard High School that were selected to participate in Youth Leadership Mahoning Valley (YLMV). Through this experience, he got to visit different places of the Mahoning Valley and had the ability to learn more about the area he calls home.
Chris plans to major in Sports Journalism or Journalism at an undecided college. He hopes that someday he will be writing for ESPN doing either hockey or baseball analysis.
Jenna Parkany is a junior at Hubbard High School, and this is her first year as part of the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff. She is extremely excited to be part of the staff because she loves writing.
An honor student as well as a member of the Ecology, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and French Clubs, Jenna also acts as a baliff/witness on the school Mock Trial team. She also works on the yearbook staff. Additionally, Jenna is a part of the Lady Eagles soccer team, a majorette in the band, and in the winter, a varsity basketball cheerleader.
Jenna hopes to go to college for Broadcasting or teaching on the elementary school level. She plans on attending Disney University for a semester. In her spare time, Jenna refs for H.C.Y.L.’s soccer program while saving time for dancing and assisting in instruction at J & J’s Dance Depot.
Bryn Kelver is a junior at Hubbard High School. She has joined the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) staff this year as an artist because art is her passion. She loves taking everyday situations and presenting them in a way to which everyone can relate. She hopes that some of her art published through the HUB site will affect others in this way. She cautions that she may be depicting some socially awkward situations that are relevant to most high school teens.
Bryn is also a member of the Spanish, Art and Drama Clubs, all of which keep her pretty busy. Some of her other hobbies include drawing (mostly animals), animating and playing Assasin’s Creed.
Bryn hopes to attend college after high school and is considering Bowling Green, Ohio or Penn State. She plans to major in computer engineering, and possibly minor in a field dealing with the arts.
Effie Starheim is a seventeen year old, currently attending Hubbard High School in her junior year. She is a varsity starter on the school volleyball team, and is the Vice President of the marching band as well. She enjoys writing, and this interest led to her involvment in the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com).
As a strong student with a consistent A average, Effie hope to attend Mercyhurst University, the Ohio State University or the University of Wooster. She would like to major in Music Therapy, eventually specializing in patients diagnosed with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Like her school work, Effie takes her news site involvement very seriously and is excited about developing her readership audience. Watch for her articles.
David Vavrinak is a sixteen year old junior at Hubbard High School. He became involved with the HUB news site (www.hhsthehub.com) because of his love for and fascination with writing, and this is his first year on the staff. David wants to center on writing articles that concern both school and global news, as well as covering track events.
David is a three-year letterman in Track, running the 4×100, 4×200, and the 4×400. His interests include running, writing, learning about science and playing soccer with his brother.
David is a straight A student with hopes of becoming valedictorian of his class. He hopes to attend the college of Mount Union to major in Biochemistry. He has aspirations of becoming an emergency room physician. You can follow him on Twitter @DavidVavs.
Caitlin Cole is a life-long resident of Hubbard, Ohio and is currently a sophomore at Hubbard High School. She decided to join The Hub (www.hhsthehub.com) Staff to further pursue her passion for writing and improve her skills. The majority of her interests involve one thing in particular: music. Caitlin has been a dancer for 10 years and has taken a number of different dance classes including jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, gymnastics, baton and most recently, twirling knives. She has been in the band since 5th grade and enjoys playing both the alto and tenor saxophones.
In addition to being a member of the Hubbard Lady Eagles golf team, Caitlin also has been a Girl Scout for over eight years, achieving both the bronze and silver awards. She is now currently working towards her gold award.
Caitlin takes all the honors classes available, and maintains a 4.0 grade average. As of yet, she hasn’t determined what her future career plans will be.
Hannah Garner is a sophomore attending Hubbard High School. She is a proud flute player in the HHS marching band. Hannah is also actively involved in many other extracurriculars including the ASL (American Sign Language), Ecology and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Clubs. This is also her second year of involvement in Mock Trial. Likewise, Hannah greatly enjoys writing, so it’s no surprise that she would be a part of the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com) news site.
It may be a few years away, but Hannah is already planning her future, hoping to attend Shippensburg University with a major in Biology. Hannah hopes to use this degree to aid her in her career choice of becoming a veterinary technician or a marine biologist.
Emma Hetson is currently a sophomore at Hubbard High School. She enjoys shopping, playing with her cat and sunbathing. She is a nail polish expert and loves to bury her nose in the latest issues of “Seventeen” and “Teen Vouge” magazine. She’s currently on the swim and soccer team and in the band. She enjoys writing and is super excited to be a new member on the HUB staff!
(Don’t forget to hit her up on twitter! @emmanator_h)
Jack Korenyi-Both is a sophomore at Hubbard High School, joining the HUB staff for his first year. Jack was president of his freshman class, and is now president of the sophomore class, a member of the Ecology Club, and a second-year member of French Cub. Not only does Jack strive for academic success, as he holds a 4.0, he also participates in extra-curricular activities, playing football for the Hubbard Eagles and training all year round.
Jack is a middle child, with two other siblings: Max, 7th grader, and Ty, a freshman in college. Jack aspires to be a biomedical engineer or possibly a veterinarian, hoping to follow in the footsteps of his older brother who attends Case Western Reserve University, studies engineering, and plays on Case’s football team. Jack enjoys reading about any type of news, whether it’s global, local, sports or religion and is excited about writing numerous articles for the HUB news site.
John Marenkovic is a sophomore staff writer who joins the HUB news site (www.hhsthehub.com) just this year. John enjoys music, and his chief interest is in writing song reviews, sports and other pieces. John is also a runner and plans on joining the track team this year.
John is a conscientious student, taking two honors classes and maintaining an A/B average. This academic work ethic will lead him to college where he will major in music theory, eventually becoming a director for a school or an orchestra. His philosophy is that one must work hard now in order to be successful later.
Alivia Sandberg describes herself as “ a sophomore writer wanna-be” who is hoping to get some experience under her belt; thus, her decision to join the HUB (www.hhsthehub.com).
At 15 years of age, she is the proud eldest of three siblings, with a little sister, Ruthie, and a baby brother, Richie behind her.
Alivia currently maintains a 4.0 GPA with all honors. She is on the Lady Eagle’s varsity volleyball and softball teams. Likewise, she is an active member of Student Council as well as a member of the SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) Club.
Alivia aspires to be either a writer, of any type, or a traveling documentary host. She really enjoys writing and looks forward to working with such a great group of fellow students on the staff.
Lisa Shattuck has taught in the English department for the past 19 years, chairing the department for the last ten. She is currently advisor for and creator of the online school news site.
Lisa attended both Youngstown State University and Westminster College, getting her Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in English, Speech and Journalism in 1978, and her Master’s in Education Administration in 2006.
She teaches Honors English on the freshmen level, College Prep English on the junior and sophomore level, and is also a published poet. Outside the high school classroom, Lisa teaches an ACT review course weekly at Sylvan Learning Center in Boardman, Ohio. She is also president of her condominium homeowners’ association in Canfield, Ohio.
Her favorite activities are reading, writing, working out, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She has one 26 year-old son, Mason, who works as a financial consultant for Shattuck Financial Services in Boardman and Massachusetts Mutual in Poland.