The Declaration

2018-2019 Staff

Basma Marghany

reporter

Basma Marghany is a 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. She has lived most of her life in Alexandria Egypt and moved to Avenel, New Jersey in June 2013. Before attending Colonia High School, she attended Iselin Middle School for 6 and 7 grade. However, she finished he...

Kerri Lishak

Reporter

Kerri Lishak is a 15 year old sophomore at Colonia High School. She attended St. John Vianney her whole life and enrolled in public school her freshman year. She loves everything Colonia has provided her with and the many friends she has made along the way. Lishak enjoys many...

Olivia Voreas

Reporter

Olivia Voreas is a 15 year old Sophomore at Colonia High School. She grew up in Colonia, attended Claremont Avenue School #20 for elementary school, and Colonia Middle School. Now in high school, she is determined to succeed. In her free-time, she likes to read and write whenever...

Camilla Wnek

Reporter

Camilla (“Mimi” or “Camille”- in french)  is a polish-american student in her senior year of Colonia High.  She is very close to her European culture, being a graduate of the Polish Supplementary School of Clark.  Being pretty active, she was a part of the Colonia Swim Te...

Isabella Wnek

Reporter

Isabella Wnek is a senior year reporter attending Colonia High School. Being part of the CHS community, Wnek (along with her twin Camilla) made many new friends and discovered activities that positively shaped her curious personality. Throughout her years in CHS, she joined th...

Atif Warraich

Reporter

Atif Warraich is a sixteen-year-old junior at Colonia High School. He is from the village Marūfābād, Pakistan, and moved to the United States in 2009. In the U.S, Warraich lived in Brooklyn, NY, for his first three and a half years, and then moved to Avenel, NJ, in 2012. ...

Anayah Qayyum

Reporter

Anayah Amber Qayyum is currently a sophomore at Colonia High School. She descends from a pure Pakistani household, but was born and raised in New Jersey. Qayyum likes to listen to music and to learn new languages. Her music taste ranges from Bollywood remixes to Korean Pop to...

Kelly Branco

Editor and Reporter

Kelly Branco is a senior and this is her first year working on The Declaration. Branco is a fan of theater, she loves to perform and watch Broadway shows whenever she can. She is an anchor for Patriots Television and does the fun fact every morning. She is in the Colonia High...

Sasha Chiriboga

Reporter

Sasha Chiriboga is a 15 year old sophomore who currently attends Colonia High School. Sasha plays volleyball for her high school team. Outside of school Sasha also dances and plays for a volleyball club team. She has three sisters, one of them just graduated from Colonia Hig...

Matthew Mendives

author

Matthew Mendives is a 15 year old sophomore who was born September 24,2002. He lived in Plainsboro, New Jersey for one year then moved to Linden, New Jersey. In 6 grade he moved from Linden to Colonia and has lived there ever since. He is a huge fan of the New York Yankees and...

Emily Spillar

Reporter

Emily Spillar is a 15 year old sophomore at Colonia High School. Spillar is one of the cheer captains on her high school team. In addition, she loves to dance, and dances for Dancin’ in the Spotlight in Rahway, NJ. Next, Spillar is in the choirs at Colonia High School. She is ...

Sara Attia

Author

Sara Attia is a 16-year-old junior at Colonia High School. Sara has two lovely parents and five siblings. She is an avid reader of anything from Young Adult fiction to Shakespeare. Her favorite books are A Separate Peace, If We Were Villains, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Attia enj...

Angelina Wintonick

Editor

Angelina Wintonick is a 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. She has lived in Colonia her whole life, from attending Pennsylvania Avenue School #27 for elementary school, to moving into junior high at Colonia Middle School, and now attends Colonia High School.  Angelina...

Angelique Richardson

Editor

Angelique Richardson is a 17 year old Senior at Colonia High School. She enjoys spending free time reading, writing poetry, practicing music, and taking yoga classes. Richardson is a hard-working, dedicated student - her favorite subject being English as it has nothing to do...

Zachary Kaye

Fall Reporter

Zachary Kaye is a 17 year old Senior at Colonia High School, with his birthday on September 30. He plays football for the school and is a captain of the team. When not playing, he is a huge sports fan and enjoys watching sports. One of his favorite activities during the NFL seaso...

Jada Davis

Editor

Jada Davis is a senior at Colonia High School with a creative mind and a love for literature. In her free time, sings for her school's Concert Choir and is the president of the LGBT club. Aside from this, she is an anchor for Patriot Television and active member of her school's poet...

Emily Vogler

Editor

Emily Vogler is a 17 year old girl that is a senior at Colonia High School. She is a cheerleader who used to play softball. She has been cheering for 12 years and played softball for 7 years. She has been working at Colonia natural pharmacy for two years and plans on staying ...

Zachary Pereira

Spring Editor and Reporter

Zachary Pereira is 17 years old and was born on September 25, 2001. Currently Pereira is a Senior at Colonia and is involved with the school’s football and track teams; he also is involved with the Spring musical. When not in school Pereira enjoys reading and writing as well as ...

Frankie Brock

Fall Editor and Reporter

Frankie Brock is a 17  year old Senior at Colonia High School. She is the Senior Class Presidents and loves getting involved in all Colonia High School programs. Brock is an active member in the multicultural club and student council. She attends many sporting events and school...

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