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2013-2014 Staff

Alex Gall

Alex Gall is a Senior at Colonia High School. This is Alex's second year writing for The Declaration. He loves playing hockey in his free time and used to play for his old school. His favorite subject...

Brianna Kelly

Brianna Kelly is a 18-year-old junior at Colonia High School and has lived in Colonia her entire life along with her family. She has written for The Declaration for four years and has taken both Journali...

Brunella Godoy

Brunella Godoy is currently a sophomore attending Colonia High School. She is a 16-year old bilingual student, born in Lima, Peru. Godoy is a very outgoing and creative student that enjoys creative...

Kailey Romero

Kailey Romero is a 16 year old junior here at Colonia High School. She loves to challenge herself and is constantly thinking about how something began. Besides participating in school activities Kailey...

Joseph Rocha

Joseph Rocha is a Senior in High School. He enjoys writing editorials about sports teams and movies. Rocha is a huge fan of movies, my favorite genres are Comedy, Drama, and Action. He also loves sports...

Triana Powers

Triana Powers is currently a senior at Colonia. Power is a Journalism 2 student who enjoys writing Opeds, reviews, and straight news. In her free time, Powers works on costumes for all the school plays...

Jessica Lowrie

Jessica Lowrie is a high school senior at Colonia High School. After high school, she plans to attend Ramapo College of New Jersey where she will major in Social Work. She hopes to pursue a career helping...

Amardeep Kaur

Amardeep Kaur was born on February 19, 1999 in Jackson Heights Queens, New York. She moved to Carteret, New Jersey in 2004. She lived there until 2013 and then she moved to Colonia. She is now currently...

Joseph Rocha

Joseph Rocha is a junior in High School. He enjoys writing editorials about sports teams and movies. Rocha is a huge fan of movies, my favorite genres are Comedy, Drama, and Action. He also love sports...

Julia Paradizova

Julia Paradizova is a freshman in Colonia High School. She loves to participate in sports such as track, swim, and yoga outside of school. Her interests include drawing, singing, dancing, modeling, acting,...

Gabriella Wilson

Gabriella Wilson, a senior at Colonia High School. She is 18 and prefers the nickname "Gabby."  She plays girls’ basketball for the school and enjoys reading and writing. Her favorite book is “Looking...

Michael Passarelli

Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase...

Kailey Romero

Kailey Romero is a current sophomore at Colonia high school. She enjoys reading and listening to music. In her spare time she hangs out with friends, exploring nature, and just staying home to relax. Her...

Michael Albanese

Michael Albanese is a senior at Colonia High School, and he has been a resident of Colonia, NJ his entire life. He enjoys secular courses like history and reading/writing, rather than math classes and...

Rabeya Hussaini

Rabeya Hussaini is currently a sophomore at Colonia High School. She participates in Winter & Spring Track, as well as Poetry club, Anime club, and National Art Honor Society. Her hobbies are drawing,...

Doug Deter

Doug Deter is a junior at Colonia High School. He plays soccer for the school and is an active member of the sports community. Aside from sports, Deter also enjoys watching movies and television shows....

Meshaal Bannerman

Meshaal Bannerman is a freshman at CHS.  Bannerman is an avid sports fan, who plays on the soccer team. He enjoys watching playing sports. He also likes to meet new people, and to travel.  Bannerman is i...

Christina Ross

Christina Ross is a freshman at Colonia high School. She is an active student in Girls soccer and winter track. She loves animals and has one of her own, a beagle/ King Charles Belgaum who she adores. ...

John Ross

John Ross is a freshman here at CHS. Besides being involved in the Newspaper Club, John is also in the Ski  and Interact Club, and is a homeroom representative for student council. He is also on the Soccer...

Patrycja Pajdak

Patrycja Pajdak, a new member of Newspaper Club, is currently a freshman at CHS. An aspiring journalist, Patrycja’s interests include fashion, music, and undoubtedly, writing. However, being an active...

Olaolu Ogunnowo

Olaolu Ogunnowo is a senior who about to leave this school in a few more months. She is an avid reader and a lover of bountiful sleep. You will most likely find her head buried in a book and she is likely...

Amanda Benshoff

Amanda Benshoff is a senior that does writing in her spare time.  She loves poetry, short stories and reading.  She has a strong taste for country music; her favorite artists are Carrie Underwood, Luke...

Kimberly Newman

Kimberly Newman, a current senior at Colonia High School, has been a Declaration writer since her freshman year, and enjoys writing straight news, features, and editorials. She is an individual of multiple...

Heather Newman

Heather Newman, a current senior at Colonia High School, has written for The Declaration for the past three years. While she aspires to endeavor in mathematics in college and beyond, she is particularly conten...

Nick Haderhauer

Nick Haderthauer is currently a senior at CHS who plays football for the Patriots. He loves to learn new things and talking about cars and music. Haderthauer plans on attending Fairleigh Dickinson University...

Melanee August

Melanee August is a senior at Colonia High School. She’s 18 years old and has lived in New Jersey since she was eight years old. She enjoys writing, music, art, taking pictures and hanging out with my...

Timmy Williams

Timmy Williams is currently a senior at Colonia High School. He has been an avid writer since he was in middle school. Aside from writing, he enjoys playing and writing music. He has been studying music...

Kassie Caporaso

Kassie Caporaso, a senior at Colonia High School, is currently taking Journalism 2. She has been a writer for the newspaper before and is thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to do it again. She...

Victoria Nguyen

One new journalist for The Declaration is Victoria Nguyen. Nguyen loves to sing, worship good food, read, listen to music, sleep, and fangirl over male celebrities. She likes to watch Glee and Pretty Li...

Chandni Patel

Chandni Patel is a unique 9th grader who is timid and is in love with reading.  She can be found with either a book or her cell phone in her hands. Not liking the spotlight, Patel tries to go with th...

Mehvish Ali

Mehvish Ali is an 18-year-old aspiring writer and artist in her senior year at Colonia High School. She enjoys silence with periods of cacophony, and nature merged with technology. Although her interests...

Stephanie Polonis

Stephanie Polonis is a senior at Colonia High School.  She loves writing in school and on her free time. Her favorite hobbies are dancing, and hanging out with her boyfriend.  Polonis’s plan when she...

Alex Payne

Alex Payne is a senior at ColoniaHigh School who enjoys writing and reading and is therefore interested in pursuing a career in journalism. He is currently a member of the National Honors Society, has...

Marc Alston

Marquis Alston (who prefers to be called Marc with a C not a K) is a senior in High School at ColoniaHigh School. He enjoys working on cars and would like to become a mechanic when he gets older. He took...

Richard Dare

Richard Dare is a senior at Colonia High School and is known as The Voice of Colonia High School because he is one of the selective broadcasters on the school’s morning announcements, PTV. As a memb...

Alyssa Harrigane

Alyssa Harrigane is a senior attending ColoniaHigh School. She loves to watch and play basketball. In her free time she likes to hang out with her friends and bake. When she’s older, Harrigane wants...

Justin Benitez

Justin Benitez, reporter and Senior at Colonia High School, has a passion for writing.  He balances his studies and a job. Showing school spirit he attends to all the football games of Colonia High Patriots....

Neeraj Kalia

Neeraj Kalia is currently a senior at Colonia High School. He currently lives at home with his mother, father, and older brother. Kalia is athletically involved in Cross Country. He is eager to be a journalist...

Jessica Fleischman

Jessica Fleischman is currently a sophomore at ColoniaHigh School. She enjoys writing while keeping up with all her activities. In the fall, she is a drummer in the Marching Band, and in the spring she...

Andy Kuchen

Andy Kuchen, a published poet and senior at ColoniaHigh School, has been a writer for The Declaration for over a year and a half. His articles are mainly reviews of television series as well as films....

Mrs. Danielle Allen

Mrs. Allen (formerly Simkovich) has been the advisor of The Declaration for ten years and an English teacher at Colonia High for 17 years. She assisted in writing the curriculum for Intro to Journalism, Media Jo...

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