The Declaration

  • ATTENTION SENIORS: bakers & workers needed for the student/faculty basketball game

  • Please Hand in Project Graduation Deposits ASAP!

  • Come See The Spring Musical Chicago April 4th - April 7th

  • Brown Family Spaghetti Dinner @ The Fire House on April 5th from 5-9

  • Student Faculty Basketball Game March 27th @ 6:00 in the Gym

2018-2019 Staff

Megan Anderson


Megan Anderson is an 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. Anderson swims for her high school team (CHS), for her club team (Devilfish) and for her summer team (PCC). Also, she is an homeroom...

Emily Vogler


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 b...

Frankie Brock

Editor in Chief

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 mult...

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 enj...

Hillary Wolanski

Fall reporter

Hillary Wolanski is an 15 year old sophomore at Colonia High School. Wolanski is a new student this year coming from Delaware Valley High School in Pennsylvania. She likes to spend her free time listenin...

Camilla Wnek


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 Sc...

Julie Santos


Julie Santos is a senior at Colonia High school. Santos is a new edition to The Colonia High School Declaration Newspaper. She's a Colonia varsity soccer for the last three years, also plays for the softb...

Basma Marghany


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 attend...

Kerri Lishak


Kerri Lishak is a 16 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...

Olivia Voreas


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...

Atif Warraich


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 ...

Anayah Qayyum


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...

Sasha Chiriboga


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...

Matthew Mendives


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...

Emily Spillar


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 ...

Sara Attia


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 Separa...

DeAndre Oglesby

Senior Editor

DeAndre Oglesby is a 17-year-old from Colonia New Jersey. He was born on December 7, 2000 at JFK Hospital. His nationality is African Bajan American (his mother is from the island of Barbados). Oglesby...

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 Sp...

Kelly Branco

Art & Music Editor

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...

Robyn Epstein

Student Life Editor

Robyn Epstein is a junior at Colonia High School. She has one older brother who is twenty and his name is Craig. They both enjoy going to the movies together and playing sports such as baseball and foo...

Angelina Wintonick

Sports 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 h...

Angelique Richardson

Senior News 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 st...

Jada Davis

Senior Opinion Editor

Jada Davis is a senior at Colonia High School with a creative mind and a love for literature. In her free time, she sings for her school's Concert Choir and is the president of the LGBT club and the Dat...

Mrs. Danielle Allen

Newspaper Advisor

Mrs. Allen (formerly Simkovich) has been the advisor of The Declaration for nine years and an English teacher at Colonia High for 15 years. She assisted in writing the curriculum for Intro to Journali...

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