The Declaration

2015-2016 Staff

Paige Walker

Paige Walker is a senior at Colonia High School writing for The Declaration Newspaper. Walker is a dedicated student who is a part of the National Honors Society and the Spanish Honors Society. She also...

Alex Savage

Alex Savage is a 17 year old Colonia High School senior who grew up and lived in Colonia, NJ his entire life along with his family. Savage has been a club reporter for the Declaration newspaper as of...

Paige Walker

Paige Walker is a seventeen-year-old junior here at Colonia High School. She was born and raised in New York for 9 years with her two sisters and then her family moved to Colonia when she was in 5th grade....

Genesis Torres

Genesis Torres is an 18 year old Senior at Colonia High school. She is captain of the Colonia girls' varsity soccer team, and has been playing soccer since she was 10 years old. She enjoys watching soccer...

Sierra Greaves

Sierra Greaves attended Colonia High School for three years and is now a Senior. Greaves is interested in pursuing a career in the art of journalism in the future. She is currently in the process of writing...

Khrystine Miranda

Khrystine is a seventeen year old senior at Colonia High School. Miranda will be turning eighteen on April 24th. She has a miniature beagle named Bella who is two years old. She is a member of the Col...

Alyssa Margolin

Alyssa Margolin is a junior at Colonia High School. She is 16 years old, born on May 21, 1999. She is the youngest of her two brothers and  also has a dog. Margolin used to dance and do gymnastics for...

Eugene Baek

Eugene Baek is a junior at Colonia High School. He is involved in quite a few clubs and activities at Colonia High, including the spring musical, multicultural club, and the boys’ volleyball team. He...

Samantha Fioravanti

Sam Fioravanti is 16 years old and is currently a junior at Colonia High School. She enjoys going on adventures, spending time with friends and playing softball. "Fio" her teammates like to call her, is...

Julia Jagodka

Julia Jagodka is currently a 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. She grew up in Avenel, NJ. Jagodka loves watching hockey, especially the New Jersey Devils. She also does stats for the Colonia...

Adriana Daniel

Adriana Daniel is 17 years old and is a senior at Colonia High School. Daniel is a swimmer for the Colonia swim team and also President for the Guitar Club. She has been apart of the Guitar Club for four years....

Jason Benitez

Jason Benitez is 16 year old junior at Colonia High School where he plays basketball.  He eats all kinds of food, but his most loved is mac and cheese. Benitez is allergic to pepperoni and he also has a...

Kaitlyn Ferreira

Kaitlyn Ferreira is fifteen years old and a sophomore at Colonia High School. Her interests include loves taking pictures, watching TV and reading. Ferreira is 4’10 which she loves and hates because at ...

DeAndre Oglesby

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...

Travis Horodyski

Travis is a young man with a love for music, art, and skateboarding. Living in Colonia his whole life made him a caring individual for his community. Travis is the youngest of three brothers and due to...

Amanda Rivera

Amanda Rivera is fifteen years old, and a sophomore in high school, her nationality is Puerto Rican and most people call her Mandiee. She has more of a “glass half-full” kind of personality.She is...

Matthew Quille

At the age of 16, Matthew Quille is a junior at CHS. He plays on the school varsity golf team. After school he works at evergreen which is a youth center for middle school students, where he interacts...

Faiz Silat

Faiz Silat is a sophomore at Colonia High School. He loves playing many sports such as basketball, soccer, and is cricket (his favorite). He likes cricket the most because it works out the whole body...

Tani Popoola

Tanitoluwa (Tani) Popoola, a sophomore at Colonia High school, was born on August 17, 2000.  Popoola loves to sleep, eat, and sing the most. She also likes to go shopping but doesn’t always have the...

Mikeala Westbrook

Mikeala Westbrook sophomore at Colonia High School was born April 7, 2000. Westbrook likes to take on a challenge in every sector of her life. In school she likes taking on harder classes and taking on...

James Lugardo

James Lugardo was born on December 1st, 1997. His interests are working on cars and watching sports. He is a funny and outgoing person who is very easy to talk to. He is a huge football fan and loves ...

Craig

Craig Epstein is a 17-year-old student at Colonia High School. He is an all-around great student who likes to spend time with his family and friends. His interests include watching and playing sports,...

Andrew Pimentel

15 year old Andrew Pimentel is currently a student-athlete attending Colonia High School. He’s a member of both the football and wrestling teams. His goals in as a student are to continue to get good...

Kahlia Carmichael

Kahlia Carmichael is in the 12th grade at Colonia High School. Her interests include photography, writing, and blogging. On most days, she uses Tumblr which consists of all of her interests and allows...

Juli Wright

Juli Wright originated here in Colonia for the past seventeen years. She has moved once to a different house within the same town when she was four years old. Juli’s educational journey began at Pennsylvania...

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...

Theodore Coursen

Theodore Coursen (also known as Ted) is currently a twelfth grade student at Colonia High School. Coursen has enjoyed writing most of his life. He enjoys writing articles about world news, politics, and...

Michelle Remite-Berthet

Michelle Remite-Bethet is a 17 year old, twelfth grade journalist at CHS. Remite is originally from right here in Colonia, NJ, and has grew up here her since she was ten months old.  She lives with her...

Alexandra Powanda

Alexandra Powanda is a senior at Colonia High School, and is currently 17 years old. She plans on going to college for journalism after high school. She enjoys writing in her spare time and would possibly...

Sam Pucci

Sam Pucci is 16 years old and is currently a junior at Colonia High School. She is a pitcher for the Softball Team, where she is called "Pooch", a member of Heroes and Cool Kids and a stat girl for...

Stephanie Kontra

Stephanie Kontra is a junior at Colonia. This is her second year writing for The Declaration. She loves to read and write. Her favorite author is John Green. Kontra's favorite sport is swimming. She is...

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...

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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