Senior Bio’s

Nina Huffman

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Year’s in The King’s Page: 2015-2019

Quote about the King’s Page: “The King’s Page was something that, for some reason, I cared a lot about. It is going to feel weird not being in D8 from 12:00-1:30 every Monday-Friday as I have done everyday school day for the past four years. I would not have done it if it wasn’t for Mr. Ohrn, who was the best school-dad I could ask for.”

Future Plans: University of Santa Barbara City College

 

Nina Huffman is perhaps the most involved student ever in The King’s Page. There has not been a single semester her entire high school career when she has not been in D8 for third period, slaving away for the school paper. Beginning as a staff writer in the golden age of the King’s Page (2015-2016), she quickly rose through the ranks and held the position of Lifestyle Editor and Arts & Entertainment Editor her sophomore year. As the very first junior to be an Editor-in-Chief, Nina served in this position for the entirety of her junior and senior years, alongside her best friend Emma Jurgensen. Her favorite memories from her time in the King’s Page were the days after the paper was distributed, where there was nothing to do. Aside from countless hours spent working on the paper, Nina was on the junior varsity and varsity girls golf teams her sophomore and junior years. She also was on the Track and Field team for one year. Nina also completed over 400 community service hours throughout high school, a true feat. Nina plans to attend Santa Barbara City College next year as a math major. In her spare time, Nina spends time with her cats, travels, takes photos, works at the Creekside, and spends time with friends. This summer, she is going to Seattle and working to save up money for college. Nina is a truly incredible gal who is going great places in life, no matter what she does.

 

Emma Jurgensen

Positon: Editor-in-Chief

Year’s in The King’s Page: 2015-2019

Quote about the King’s Page: “I simultaneously did everything and did nothing throughout my years in The King’s Page. D8 will always be my home.”

Future Plans: UC Santa Barbara

 

Emma Jurgensen is amongst the most talented and hardworking students at San Marcos. While some call her drive, here at The King’s Page, we call her machine. Emma accomplishes everything she sets her mind to, and continues to set the bar high for her peers. Despite being accidentally placed in journalism as a first time freshman, she quickly rose to the top becoming the Arts & Entertainment editor her sophomore year. Following an impressive sophomore, she was promoted to run the paper as the first junior Editor-in-Chief, along her long time best friend Nina Huffman. Since beginning her junior year, Emma has dramatically improve the way the paper runs, spending extra time outside of school to meet with professionals and redesign the paper. In addition, Emma has been one of the top KP reporters covering important events such as national student protest in wich San Marcos students participated in. Throughout her four years in high school, she was a competitive dance who rank first place at the national level, she also participated in the school musical as an actor, dancer, and stage manager. Her senior year, Emma also took up a part-time job at Mission Street Ice Cream, where also soon became a manager before graduating high school. In addition to her three leadership roles in high school, Emma also managed to keep a perfect academic transcript. Emma will continue her studies in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara in the fall.

 

Ian Cope

Position: News Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2016-19

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “It was both my duty and my honor to carry on the Cope name, in the honored service of the San Marcos High School King’s Page. In the end, journalism is the purest form of writing, and to spend my high school career in the pursuit of the article and section that truly inspires the students of San Marcos with truth and purpose.”

Future Plans: Cal Poly SLO

 

Ian Cope continued a great legacy in The King’s Page, between him and his brother Nolan, The King’s page has never seen another set of such journalistically talented brothers. Ian was involved in many things on campus, including Royals Baseball and the AAPLE Academy, and play on the Santa Barbara Royals Ice Hockey Team. Although he is leaving Santa Barbara to attend Cal Poly SLO in the fall, The King’s Page will never forget his powerful presence, and D8 will forever smell like his fast food lunches.

 

Bronwen Smith

Position: Lifestyle Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2017-19

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “Honestly, I couldn’t thank Mr. Orhn enough for being my School Dad. He let me use his fridge, but always turned me down when I asked for a tiny coffee. I appreciate him for listening to Bella, Nina, Emma, and I rant about our lives in and outside of school. D8 will forever be my home at SM.”

Future Plans: University of Santa Barbara City College

Bronwen Smith was a dedicated King’s Page member during her sophomore and senior year. Bronwen blessed the paper which her extensive knowledge on healthy habits, tasty recipes, and detail coffee reviews. After writing nearly perfect articles her sophomore year, she was quickly promoted to the lifestyle editor. Bronwen has also been recognized in The King’s Page for her accomplishments as a varsity golf player. Bronwen will continue studying english at Santa Barbara City College next year, in hopes of pursuing her passion for writing.

 

Kelly Coulson

Position: Sports Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “I enjoyed writing articles, formatting the sports section, getting to hang out with my friends, and playing the occasional game of Uno!”

Future Plans: Attending SBCC

 

Maura Mannix

Position: Sports Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “I really enjoyed having Kelly write a lot of my articles for me and the Costco pizza.”

Future Plans: Attending SBCC

 

Hong Dang

Position: Staff Writer

Years in the King’s Page: 2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “

Future Plans: Attending SBCC

 

Trevor Eubank

Position: Feature Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “It was a wild ride to be involved in such a valuable and unique program offering truth and knowledge to the masses.”

Future Plans: Attending Point Loma Nazarene University

 

Emily Hillebrandt

Position: Feature Editor

Years in the King’s Page: 2019-2019

Quote about your time in the King’s Page: “I really enjoyed the short time I spent in The King’s Page. It was fun, at times unproductive, but overall a good time.”

Future Plans: Attending Loyola Marymount University

 

Cory Shields

Position: Staff Writer

Years in the King’s Page: 2019-2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “I feel as if my vocabulary has expanded exponentially since I first began. I’ll always carry with me the memories of building haikus.”

Future Plans: Attending SBCC

 

Bentley Wheelock

Position: Opinion Editor

Years in King’s Page: 2016-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “I’m smarter than all of you.”

Future Plans: UC San Diego

 

Bentley Wheelock served honorably as a co-Editor of the renowned Opinion section of the King’s Page. Often praised for rescuing the aforementioned Opinion section from the pit of despair it once was, he will forever be remembered as a savior of journalistic integrity and editorial success. Bentley saw through the fog of half-truths and weak opinions pervasive throughout the Opinion sections of old, forging a bold new path through the proverbial forest of perspective. Without him, we can only surmise that the Kings Page would be lost forever in the doldrums of history.

 

Ryan Fishman

Position: Staff Writer

Years in the King’s Page: 2019-2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “When are the articles due?”

Future Plans: Attending Hebrew University (Isræl)

 

Blake Baron

Position: Opinion Tzar

Years in King’s Page: 2016-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “My opinions are better than yours.”

Future Plans: Breaking up the Federal Reserve

 

Blake Baron served as the esteemed co-Editor of the King’s Page Opinion section, beginning in his sophomore year. In his tenure as a venerated senior member of the newspaper, Blake envisioned a brave new future for modern journalism, challenging the cretinous complacency of the masses while simultaneously engendering a new front of quasi-intellectualism and heroism.

 

Jackie Ramirez

Position: Staff Writer

Years in King’s Page: 2019

Jackie Ramirez served as the cat loving staff writer for her last semester at San Marcos High School. We have enjoyed hearing her voice through writing for the King’s Page in her short time attending this class. Good luck to her and her future plans.

 

Sophie Spievak

Position: Director of Apathy

Years in King’s Page: 2018-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “It was fine.”

Future Plans: Attending the University of San Francisco

 

San Marcos High School lost a beautiful soul this year. Sophia Spievak, loving staff writer, and later Director of Apathy, served as the heart and soul of the King’s Page. Each edition saw Sophie’s skill at work with a freshly printed horoscope. In her spare time, Sophie partakes in the three R’s, and enjoys running, reading, and recycling. Her constant positivity and refusal to ever complain will be missed by all in the King’s Page, and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.

 

Georgia Lawson

Position: Online Editor-in-Chief

Years in King’s Page: 2016-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Wack.”

Future plans: UC Santa Cruz

 

Georgia Lawson served as the Online Editor-in-Chief for the King’s Page during her sophomore, junior, and senior years. Her commitment to regular attendance and the highest of standards for her work will be greatly missed. The King’s Page mourns the loss.

 

Sofia Crippa

Position: Staff Writer

Years in King’s Page: 2017-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Five, maybe six.”

Future Plans: SBCC

 

Sofia Crippa served as a staff writer for the King’s Page during her junior and senior years. Sofia loves karate. During high school, Sofia has been a passionate academic and devoted friend. Next year, Sofia will be attending SBCC.

 

Tiffany Garcia

Position: Comics Editor and Director of Feelings

Years in King’s Page: 2018-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “I could never have been this successful in the King’s Page without the help of Phillip McCrevice.”

Future plans: Attending George Washington University in Washington D.C.

 

Tiffany Lizbeth Garcia was the heart and soul of the King’s Page and her departure will be taken poorly by everyone. Never will her memory be forgotten, especially the memory of her crying over the scanner while redrawing comics. We wish her peace as she moves on to a better place and we hope that there is more out there for her to explore in the big white house on the hill.

 

Liana Mueller

Position: Staff Writer and Feature Editor

Years in the King’s Page: 2018-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “The King’s Page is a great opportunity to write about things you actually care about, and it’s a great way to make friends and get to know the school better.”

Future Plans: Attending Oregon State University

 

Diego Sandoval

Position: Sports Editor

Years in the King’s Page: 2018

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “Awesome.”

Future Plans: Attending Cal Poly SLO

 

Kellen Radkey

Position: Staff Writer

Years in the King’s Page: 2017-2019

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Shut up Sam”

Future Plans: Attending Occidental College

 

Owen Thames

Position: Staff Writer and honorary Advocate For Truth

Years in the King’s Page: 2018

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Over my lengthy and controversial career in the King’s Page, I am particularly proud of my journalistic masterpiece ‘These Dogs Suck’ where I fanned the flames of debate and helped America become woke about the worst kinds of dogs.”

Future Plans: Attending University of San Francisco next year

 

Anna Vovk

Position: Director of Operations

Years in King’s Page: 2015-2018

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Christmas time was fun. I always decorated D8. Layouts were both horrible and magical. I love controversy— all types.”

Future Plans: Attending St. John’s University

 

Anna Vovk served as the Director of Operations for the King’s Page during her freshman, sophomore, and junior years. Famous for her skills on Adobe Photoshop, Anna is appeased by life’s simple things, such as sculpting and the 2017-2018 varsity boys basketball team. During high school, Anna has been Chapter President of JSA, as well as a member of Jewish Heritage Club, STEM Club, and Kids Helping Kids. Next year, Anna will be attending St. John’s College in New York, New York.

 

Ryan Lehman

Position: Staff Writer and honorary Advocate For Truth

Years in the King’s Page: 2018

Quote about time in King’s Page: “I had a great time hanging out with my friends, writing about the fun things going on at SM and shamelessly promoting the lacrosse program. Go LAX!”

Future Plans: Attending University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

Melanie Rosales

Position: Staff Writer

Years in King’s Page: 2018

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Mr. Ohrn always made third period less draining. I low-key wish I was a Super Senior so I could be in his class one more time.”

Future Plans: Attending Santa Barbara City College

 

Shea Rousseau

Position: Staff Writer

Years in King’s Page: 2016

Quote about time in King’s Page: “Journalism was great time, highly recommend.”

Future Plans: Attending University of California Berkeley

 

Bella Wygant

Position: Lifestyle Editor

Years in the King’s Page: 2017-2019

Quote about time in the King’s Page: “In my wonderous time participating in the King’s Page, I loved working alongside such creating people like Bronwen Smith and Nina Huffman. They always inspired me to write better. Having the freedom to write about anything I wanted, like current events fitness and my favorite books/ T.V. shows was an amazing opportunity to get my creative juices flowing.

Future Plans: Attending Cal Poly SLO

 

Bella Wygant served as the King’s Page second best Lifestyle Editor, the first being Bronwen Smith, her junior and first semester of senior year. Her dedication to writing articles about the Game of Thrones T.V. show was a representation of her dedication to this class. She will continue on her path to success at Cal Poly SLO during the fall and we can’t wait to see what the future as a Mustang has in store for her.

 

Daniel Kim

Position: Staff Writer

Years in the King’s Page: 2016-2017

Quote about time in the King’s Page: Throughout my four years taking English courses, where the topics I was able to expand on were limited, journalism was there for me to choose topics I was interested in. For me personally, I have a huge obsession with Nicki Minaj and being able to write about her and my other passions made me love the class.  

Future Plans: Attending UC Riverside

 

Daniel Kim served as spectacular staff writer and Nicki Minaj lover his freshman and sophomore year. We were fortunate to have his loud and attention seeking personality to make everyone’s time in journalism a positive and lively experience. He will continue to be Nicki Minaj’s biggest fan as he leaves his legacy at San Marcos High School. His presence, dance moves, and singing voice with be missed.

 

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