Hello! I’m Anna Clayborn and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Dragon Spectrum. I am in eighth grade and this year will be my second on the Spectrum staff. I live with my younger brother, younger sister, parents and my adorable lab puppy named Dixie. I love to dance, play with my siblings (and dog), read, and write. My summer was great! I even got to go scuba diving in Belize. Although I had lots of fun over the summer, I am really excited for eighth grade!
Hi my name is Julea Trank-Greene. This is my second year on the Spectrum staff, my third year at Flagstaff, and I am in eighth grade this year. I like to watch Netflix and play some sports including volleyball and track. I’m a twin, and I have another sister starting her sophomore year in high school. On a monthly basis, in the Spectrum, I write History of…, and Did You Know...All About History. With the Spectrum now being online, I hope this year will be as fun as it was last year.
Hello, my name is Maedee Trank-Greene and this is my first year on the Spectrum Staff. I have been at Flagstaff since 6th grade and I love it here. On my free time, I like to play sports. I play volleyball, basketball, tennis, and track. I personally love tennis the best. I normally play for the school sports. I have been on the volleyball all three years of middle school, same with basketball. I plan to join the track team too. I am a twin and I have an older sister. I really hope to enjoy journalism this year.
Hi, I’m Adena. I am thirteen years old and in eighth grade. I have been at Flagstaff since kindergarten and still loving it! My passions include writing, snowboarding, and water sports. My favorite subjects are language arts, art, and history. Regular articles I will be writing include Horoscopes, Top Tubers, and This or That. I am very excited to be on the Spectrum staff this year and can’t wait to write lots of fun articles! This year is going to be a blast.
Hi, my name is Natasha Terekhova. This school helped me learn so much since I was in kindergarten! Russian was my first language, so it was tough for me to learn English, but with the help of my brother, my parents and my teachers, I became bilingual. I live in Longmont, Colorado, with my mom, my dad and my 18 year-old brother, Kuzya. This year, I am going to be a seventh grader and it will be my first year in journalism, which I hope will be a great experience for me. My hobbies are reading, writing, drawing, watching movies and playing volleyball. My favorite five things in the world are my family, my friends, Star Wars, the outdoors and the Harry Potter book series.
Hi! My name is Jacey. I am going into eighth grade this year, and I am super excited. I am the Layout Editor for the Spectrum this year, and I was on the staff last year. I have a younger, though taller, brother named Ian, and a cat. I was born in California, then moved to Colorado when I was two. I really enjoy dancing, writing, math, and science, and my favorite classes at Flagstaff are GTT and Programming. Some of the articles I will be writing are Horoscopes, Flagstaff Myths, and the Quiz. I love being on the Spectrum Staff, and I hope you enjoy my articles!
Hi, my name is Avery LeBlanc and I am in eighth grade here at Flagstaff. Soccer is my passion. I play competitively for St. Vrain and I am on the top team for my age group. I also enjoy playing the piano. I have been taking lessons since I was eight, and I continue to love music. I am Vice President of National Junior Honor Society and I care about my school work very much. Even though I am terrible at it, I love art, and it still seems to amaze me that I haven’t gotten any better at it over the years. I deeply enjoy writing and am very excited to share that with you Dragons this year!
Hey guys, my name is Samree Dishon and this year just happens to be my last year at Flagstaff. My passions include longboarding, reading, and music. Not to mention my love of writing. I hope you guys like the new way in which everyone gets to receive the articles. It is pretty great. Have a good year and enjoy it while it lasts.
Hi I’m Mason and this year I will be a seventh grader at Flagstaff Academy. I have been coming here since kindergarten and have always enjoyed reading the Spectrum. It is very exciting to be one of the people doing the creating, now. I enjoy many things including programming and designing robots as well as sports. This year I have started to build a robot with my best friend and have gone competitive in both soccer and baseball. I have a busy schedule but I’m glad to add this to the list. This year’s going to be great and I can’t wait to see it unfold while I’m on the new Spectrum staff.
Hello, my name is Ethan Hughes and I am the Assignments Editor for the Spectrum Staff. I am going into eighth grade, and this is my second year on the Spectrum staff. I am super excited. I live in Erie with my Mom and Dad and two younger siblings, two brothers and a sister, and an extremely cute Black Shih Tzu. I have been going to flagstaff since kindergarten. Some of the things I like to do are read, play sports, play cards, and bike. Also, as you can see, I don’t mind an entire school seeing me at my weirdest. I know this year will be a good one!
Hi! My name is Chelsea Bandi and this is my second year with the Spectrum staff. This will be my seventh year at Flagstaff and I am so excited for the school year.I live with my mom, my dad, my younger sister, and my dog. I had a great time writing for the newspaper last year and I’m so excited for this year! I had an amazing summer, but I am ready to start the new school year. Hope you enjoy my articles!
Hello, I’m Sid. I am twelve years old and in seventh grade. My favorite subjects are math, history, and technology. My hobbies include programming and playing video games. This is my first year on the Spectrum staff and I’m very excited. This year I’m looking forward to journalism and programming the most.
My name is Anjana and I am a seventh grader this year. I have an amazing younger sister who’s in fourth grade this year. In my free time I love to read, make crafts, dance, and play badminton. I am really looking forward to a having a great school year. I’ve been going to Flagstaff Academy since I was in third grade and I’ve loved reading the Spectrum ever since. The major article that I am covering is Student Council Updates.I am beyond excited to be part of the Spectrum and I hope you enjoy it.
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Editor-in-Chief: Anna Clayborn
Staff Adviser: Lisa Wilkins
Layout Editor: Julia Curd
Assignments Editor: Ethan Hughes
Staff Reporters: Chelsea Bandi, Julea Trank-Greene, Anjana Mallya, Mason Nieberger, Natasha Terekhova, Adena Stein, Avery LeBlanc, Samrawit Dishon, Siddhartha Bhushan, Maedee Trank-Greene