Staff Bios

Editor

IMG_9333Sara Heilman is a senior and editor-in-chief of The Omniscient. An avid bees’ rights activist, Sara is captain of the dance team, a Link Leader, a science club member and a participant in Girls Learn International. Sara is heavily involved in Northwood’s dance program as a member of the dance ensemble and the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, and she dances outside of school at Chatham Dance Connection. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, volunteers for Special Olympics and is an online student at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. She spent her last two summers attending Governor’s School West for Dance at Salem College and Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics for Aquatic Ecology at Appalachian State University. Sara enjoys spending all of her money on poetry books, going to local music gigs, petting dogs and expanding her film repertoire. You can contact her at sarasheahi@gmail.com.

Staff

IMG_9322Tanner Althoff is a senior and is in his third semester of journalism. Tanner loves playing lacrosse, football and doing anything outdoors. He lives at home with his mom, dad and leopard gecko named Rango. He plans on either playing lacrosse in college or attending NC State or South Carolina to major in business or political science. You can reach Tanner at tannjalt217@gmail.com.

 

 

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Madison Clark is a junior in her fourth semester of journalism. She is a member of the National English Honor Society, French Honor Society and Model UN. She is an avid dog petter and photo-taker. Often, you can find her at local farmer’s markets bartering for some bread with fish or crab cakes. It’s difficult to tell what she really wants to do in her life, but it probably involves writing and traveling the world, either for work or for fun. She often travels up and down the East Coast just for kicks. You can contact her at madisonmc1230@gmail.com.

 

unnamed-2Heather Drake is a junior in her first semester of journalism. She is involved in the school’s nationally recognized a capella group, Pitch Please. She is very active in the Drama and Arts community and has been involved in over 7 productions, acting as a starring lead in many. With 3+ years of professional singing lessons under her belt, she was also a part of 3 musicals. As well as performing, Heather enjoys psychology, sociology and politics and hopes that one of her many passions will lead her to a successful career in at least one of these specific fields. She can be reached at hdrake12@gmail.com.

 

unnamed-15Joshua Eisner is a junior in his second semester of journalism. He is involved in Science Olympiad and Model U.N. Outside of school he is on a cycling team and competes in races across the state. He likes politics and current events. He spends his free time reading, playing video games, woodworking and hiking. You can contact him at joshdeisner@gmail.com.

 

 

unnamed-8Sarah Fowler is a sophomore in her first semester of journalism. She is a member of HOSA and SADD club and hopes to join more clubs this year. In her free time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix and hanging out with friends. She isn’t sure what she wants to do after high school, but as of right now she wants to be an ophthalmologist, and if that fails, an elementary school teacher. You can contact her at sarafow@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

 

unnamed-1Samuel Fuelleman is a junior in his first semester of Journalism. He is not currently a member of any clubs, but that is subject to change. He works at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club. He is a big history buff and enjoys working with technology. You can contact him at snfuelle@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

 

 

unnamed-9Bella Goupil is a senior. This is her first semester at Northwood as well as of journalism. She is a dog enthusiast, avid thrift-shopper and overall cool kid. She plays classical guitar and enjoys being outside. She also feels really passionate about plants. 10/10 would recommend.

 

 

unnamed-1Ava Johnson is a senior in her third semester of journalism. She is passionate about photography and DECA, a business and marketing club. Ava has been a confirmed state officer candidate for DECA and a finalist at states. She enjoys both playing and listening to music and loves to spend time and travel with her friends. Ava intends to go to the University of Georgia and one day be a social worker in a far away place. You can contact her at avagrayyjohnson@gmail.com or avajoh@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

 

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Caroline Kallam (CC) is a sophomore in her first semester of journalism. She is in Art Club and a member of Art Honor Society, Math Club, a member of Key Club and she will hopefully join GLI club. In her free time, she is a dancer. She has been dancing for eleven years at Cary Ballet Conservatory. She hopes to become more involved in activism and social justice activities. She plans to go to college after high school. You can contact her at carokal@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us or cckallam@gmail.com

 

unnamed-16Chloe Maynard is a senior in her third semester of journalism. She is involved in French Honor Society, Art Honor Society and Nut House. She enjoys the mountains, traveling, making her friends laugh and photography. Chloe hopes to attend a good college where she intends to study political science and go on to earn her law degree. You can contact her at chloemaynard10@gmail.com

 

 

unnamed-5Chase Miller is a sophomore in his first semester of journalism. He is a member of Quiz Bowl, Toys for Tots, Twelve and the marching band. In his free time, he enjoys picking up instruments, watching trashy TV and going on adventures. Though he isn’t sure what he’ll do after graduation, he is sure he’ll be doing it somewhere far away. You can contact him at cwa.miller@gmail.com, chaswmil@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us or by shouting his name in the halls.

 

unnamed-10Georgia O’Reilly is a sophomore in her first semester of journalism. She is in United Nations club as well as math club. She is very interested in law and social justice. She appreciates being offered new and exciting opportunities that allow her to find out more about the world. She loves traveling and has set a goal for herself that before she dies, she will have been to every continent for a significant amount of time. You can contact her at georgiaoreilly8@gmail.com or goreill@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us

 

unnamed-6Garrison Parrish is a junior in his first semester of Journalism. He is not enrolled in any clubs or extracurricular activities at Northwood as of yet. He enjoys video games, politics and history. He plans to attend college after high school, but is unsure of where to go or what to study, although he is considering journalism or political commentating. You can contact him at tpgarris@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

 

unnamed-3Athziry Peralta is a senior. This is her first semester in journalism. She is not in any sports, but she is a member of the French Honor Society.  She loves listening to music and attending concerts. She spends her free time going out to eat pizza, walking with friends and visiting her family. You can contact her at athzper@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

 

 

unnamed-7Emma Pollard is a sophomore in her first semester of journalism. She has been dancing for most of her life and is currently in the dance program at Northwood. Currently, she is dancing out of school at 7 Dance Centre on their highest competitive team. She is very interested in history and wants to pursue a career in it once she graduates college. You can contact her at ejpollar@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us or emmajanepol@gmail.com

 

unnamed-14Emma Quasny is a junior and is currently in her second semester of journalism. She is a member of Key Club and Chess Club and is a Link Leader. She enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music and exploring different places. She works at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington after school and on the weekends. She is still trying to figure out what she wants to go to college for, but she thinks she wants to do something in the photography field. You can contact her at erquasny@chatham.k12.nc.us or equasny@yahoo.com.

 

unnamedColin Revels is a junior in his first semester of Journalism. He is a member of the boys’ varsity soccer team. He likes to listen to music and play FIFA with his friends. He works at Heritage Hills Pool in Chapel Hill during the summer. He would like to go into communications in college and get into sports broadcasting. You can contact him at colirev@stumal.chatham.k12.nc.us or crevels21@gmail.com.

 

unnamed-11Jonathan Robbins is a senior in his first semester of journalism. He is a member of the varsity lacrosse and football teams and is in his second year of DECA. He enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games in his free time. He is active in his church’s youth group and attends many mission trips over the summer. He would like to go into Business Administration in college. You can contact him at jonarob@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us or jon.robbins.28@gmail.com.

 

unnamed-12Zoe Willard is a senior in her third semester of journalism. She is a member of DECA, Student Council and National Technical Honor Society and is a Link Leader and dedicated Nuthouse Captain. Zoe is the CEO of her Virtual Enterprise class. She works at the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro and is the Chief of Everything at a local t-shirt company, Hempsmith. In her free time, she enjoys attending Shakori Hills music festival, traveling and volunteering when she can. After she graduates, she really has no idea what she plans to do, but she hopes it involves college and studying the earth. She also hopes to move somewhere that the summers are not so horrible. You can contact her at zoewillard@aol.com or zoerwil@stumail.chatham.k12.nc.us.

unnamedRiley Wolfgang is a senior in her fourth semester of journalism. She is the vice president of her school’s DECA chapter, the CEO of her Virtual Enterprise class, an officer for her school’s National Honor Society chapter and a member of the National English Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. Riley has mad swag and uses it to positively influence younger generations by assistant coaching the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams at Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. Riley intends to study business at North Carolina State University next year while teaching her peers how to have swag like she does. You can contact her at rilecwol@gmail.com.

Adviser

unnamed-17Neal Morgan is the journalism adviser and founder of Northwood High School’s award-winning student newspaper, The Northwood Omniscient. A National Board Certified teacher and an educator for 15 years, Morgan has been honored as the Chatham County Teacher of the Year and selected for the Governor’s Teacher Network. He can be reached at nmorgan@chatham.k12.nc.us.

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