Expressions contributors are members of the Blue Ridge High School Creative Writing Class
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
Seth Anderson is a first-year journalist taking on his senior year. He plans to attend college but is unsure about any specific path. He is an active member of Leo Club, on the Scholastic Bowl team, is an Envirothon member and has a part-time job after school working as a stock boy at the local grocery store, Rob’s Market. In addition, Seth is the webmaster for the school’s creative writing website, Expressions.RaiderReader.org, and assists with the journalism website, as well.
Tori Auckland is a first year journalism student. She is a senior and loves spending time with kids and writing creative stories. After high school, she wants to attend Cairn University and major in Early Childhood Education. Tori yearns to travel around the world to use her major in missionary work.
Ben Bleck is a senior at Blue Ridge high school, he plays three variety sports volleyball, basketball, and soccer. He is planning to attended Liberty University.
Katelyn Bowyer is senior who joined the Blue Ridge community her ninth grade year. She is the treasurer of the National Honor Society. Katelyn also participates in other clubs and activities. She hopes to attend college to become an Anesthesiologist.
Jack Condon is a senior writer. He runs cross country and track while also enjoying everything to do with art and fun activities. He always looks to the future and peruses what would be best for the success of whatever he is doing. He is happiest when in the mountains on a trail listening to the sounds of nature. He feels as though the best way to discover the world around him is by putting on running shoes and exploring. All in all, he falls in love with what he is doing with all his heart.
Garrett Conklin is a junior and in his first year of Creative Writing. He keeps himself entertained by playing sports such as soccer and volleyball. After high school, he plans to attend a four year college to obtain his undergrad, but is undetermined where to go and what to do after that.
Peyton Gelinger is a junior in high school. She spends most of her time keeping herself busy with volleyball, competitive dance and cheerleading. Spending times with friends and family is an important factor in her life. After high school she hopes to attend IUP with an undecided major.
David Hill is a determined student taking on his junior year at Blue Ridge. He has participated in cross country, track, and is a member of Leo Club. David plans to join the air force after graduation.
Eli McArthur is a junior, attending his first year in creative writing and public speaking. After school he plans on attending college to get a degree graphic design. Eli is also in National Honors Society and enjoys hunting and fishing. He currently in a partnership successfully running a hunting instagram account, where people dm the account their trophies and harvests. They are posted with the persons’ tag so everyone can see who got the animal and show off their trophy. #thehuntingpub
Jenna McCarthy is a junior in High School. She is involved in the National Honor Society, the President of LEO club and Secretary of FBLA. She manages the women’s basketball team at Blue Ridge and plays volleyball. She also exercises reguarlly. You can see me usually on the slopes of Elk Mountain right after my daily bath.
Ryan Mills is a junior in high school that loves sports. This year he is playing soccer, basketball, and track. He loves watching football and weightlifting. He is a member of National Honor Society, Leo Club, Sadd, and the president of FBLA.
Jake Morris is a Junior in High School, He plays football, weight lifts, and loves to watch anything dealing with sports. He is a member of NHS, FBLA, LEO Club, and SADD.
Andrew Scott is Blue Ridge junior.
Madison will be a young graduate at 17, but she is looking forward to finishing her senior year of high school. In the future, she plans to earn her master’s degree in a major related to psychology, as she aspires to become a one-on-one counselor. She works at Subway and babysits to help save money. In her free time, she likes to read, write, and talk to people, so journalism is a topic of interest to her for sure.
Kaitlin White is a junior and is in her first year of creative writing. She keeps herself entertained with softball and spending quality time with her friends and family. She is also an active member in the National Honor Society at Blue Ridge. She hopes to go to college after high school and to earn her degree in marketing.
Carissa Zawiski is a junior in her second year of journalism. She keeps herself entertained with cheerleading and by spending time with friends and family. She hopes to attend college after high school and get a degree in teaching. She sees teaching as something she would love to do, and wants to help others understand how important education is their lives.
Mrs. Krause is the ninth grade English, AP Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, and Technical Writing teacher for Blue Ridge High School. In 2001 she started her first year of teaching in East Stroudsburg North High School. This year for her Creative Writing class, her goal is to expose her students to several genres of writing from personal narrative to poetry in hopes that students will create several publishing-worthy pieces of writing not only for their personal gain but also to publish on Expressions.
In her free time, Mrs. Krause enjoys reading, writing, family time, and crafting, but her all time favorite free time activity is camping. Every year, she and her family travels to the Finger Lakes to relax and sight see.