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
Kiera Andusko is a sophomore at Blue Ridge. She is in her first year of creative writing and participates in many clubs at school. She enjoys playing volleyball and participating in track and field, and spends most of her time listening to music. Although she isn’t sure what she wants to do after high school, she hopes to go to college to enter the medical field.
Madison Carpenter is a sophomore in high school. She keeps herself entertained with softball and volleyball. Madison is also a active member in various clubs such as SADD, Leo Club, NJHS, and being the secretary of Student Council. During her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and family. She hopes to go to college after high school to become a physical therapist.
Gracey Hinkley is a 15 year old sophomore at Blue Ridge High School. She is an active student athlete. Gracey Participates in softball, volleyball, and basketball. Also, she is involved in many extra curriculars. These include NHS, Leo Club, SADD, and Class Officers. When not at school or sports she likes to spend time with family and friends.
Jocelyn Maskaly has just joined the Blue Ridge school district for her junior and senior year. She is not sure what job path she wants to take, although she has completed one year of Vo-Tech at her previous school studying cosmetology and will finish the course her senior year. She has also considered being a fiction author and is excited to see where this year takes her.
Jessica McEwen is a 17 year old that has studied at Blue Ridge School District for her entire school career.
Alexis is a first year creative writing and social media marketing student as she enters her junior year. Her favorite things are adventuring and reading as she likes to take her mind on adventures as well. She plays basketball and in her free time loves to spend time with family and friends. She works as a hostess and helps out on her farm as she figures out what she wants to do in the future. She hopes to be in the medical field yet is also intrigued with business; her biggest priority is to be able to work and help people. She is taking this course in hopes to use it in her future and push her out of her comfort zone.
Mrs. Krause is the ninth grade English, AP Literature and Composition, Creative Writing, 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 travel to the Finger Lakes to relax and sight see.