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2016-2017 Staff

Veronica Esteves

Veronica Esteves is a 17 year old junior at Colonia High School. Esteves is Portuguese and is the first in her family to be born in America. English is only her second language. As a starter for the...

Thomas J. Lo Coco Jr.

Thomas Lo Coco, a man with strong conservative values that holds his views close to his heart. He hates online newspapers and ironically is involved with one now. He is a firm believer in constituti...

Austin Amaro

Austin Amaro is a 17-year old senior at Colonia High School. Amaro has lived in Avenel his whole life with his mom, dad, older brother, and younger sister. Amaro is a hard-working student who plans to pursue a ...

Alivia Taveras

Alivia Taveras is a fifteen year old sophomore at Colonia High School, where she plays softball. She has been playing travel softball since she was eleven years old. Taveras is very competitive in all asp...

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...

Jeremy Prieto

Jeremy Prieto is a junior at colonia high school. Prieto was born in north bergen, nj and lived in union city, nj until age 5 then he moved to avenel,nj. He enjoys reading, listening to music, watching...

Afrah Momin

Afrah Momin is a seventeen year old senior at CHS. She is an optimistic and cheerful young girl. She enjoys most of her time listening to music, binge watching her favorite TV shows on Netflix, and texti...

Samantha Dobbin

Samantha Dobbin is a senior at Colonia High School writing for The Declaration Newspaper. Dobbin is 18 years old and has attended CHS for four years. She’s committed herself and participated in various ex...

Alexander Reyes

Photo Credit: Alex Reyes Alex Reyes is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School. He played Varsity football for the school for 2 years, and did track. He loves watching sports such as baseball, ba...

Kristen Nater

Kristen Nater is 18 years old and is a senior at Colonia High School. Nater enjoys working her jobs at Marshalls as well as Rita’s Ice in the summer. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends during...

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...

Brittany Walker

Brittany Walker is a junior at Colonia High School writing for The Declaration Newspaper. Walker's hobbies are reading and writing various kinds of stories. She ran track from fourth to ninth grade. She...

Yanni Abdul'ahad

Ayanna Abdul'ahad is a seventeen year old senior at Colonia High School , Abdul'ahad plays varsity basketball and runs track. Her favorite TVs shows are Greys anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder , S...

Sarah Soos

Sarah Soos is a junior at Colonia High School. Her free time consists of writing, crossfit, and playing softball. Soos loves to be involved in community service activities, including 'Buddy Ball', and...

Kurt Jackson

Kurt Jackson is a junior in Colonia High School. He likes to write, act, and play baseball.  He also enjoys music, his favorite band being Living Colour. Jackson is also a movie snob, watching a movie whene...

Sean Dressler

Sean Dressler is a junior in Colonia High School. In his pastime he like to go to his room and play video games such as League of Legends. In other situations, he is forced to study for classes he’d...

Rebecca Melton

Rebecca Melton is an eighteen year-old senior at Colonia High School. She is heavily involved in the performing arts, having been apart of backstage crew since her freshman year. Melton is the Secretary...

Misri Patel

Misri Patel is a fifteen year old sophomore at Colonia High School. She has grown up in Avenel since she was 2 years old and a younger sister of a 16 year old.  Patel is part of many activities in Colo...

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...

Zachary Pereira

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...

Christine Silvana

Christine Silvana is a senior at Colonia High School. She is a fall baby, born on October 10th. Silvana is involved in many school activities, including Choir, Multicultural Club, and CHS Service to Others...

Mia Banks

Mia Banks is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School. Banks is involved in student council and the multicultural club. Banks is also a member of the National, Spanish and Math Honor Societies. In her...

Kelli Mulrooney

Kelli Mulrooney is a 15 year old sophomore at Colonia High School where she is a student athlete playing two sports: volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring. She is a very competitive and dedic...

Frankie Brock

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Manuela Martinez

Manuela Martinez is a 16 year old junior Spring Editor and Reporter for the Declaration in Colonia High School. She has spent most of her life in Colonia and currently lives with her Mom, Dad, and baby...

Mrs. Danielle Allen

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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