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2017-2018 Staff

Julian Cardona

Julian Cardona is a 15 year old sophmore at Colonia High School. He is on the varsity soccer team for Colonia. He also plays club soccer and he plays for Valencia. He has 4 siblings, Raul, Joshua, Gabriella,...

Aimee Seppelt

Aimee Seppelt is a 18 year old senior at Colonia High School. Seppelt is involved in the choirs at Colonia high school and also part of color guard for the Marching Patriots. Seppelt likes to focus on...

Megan Anderson

Megan Anderson is an 18 year old senior at Colonia High School. Anderson swims for her high school team (CHS), and for her summer team (PCC). Furthermore, Anderson has a younger brother, Billy, who is...

Arianna Hernandez

Arianna Hernandez is a very quiet person, she most of the time keeps to herself. She is the oldest of four children. English is her favorite subject, Hernandez has a passion for writing and reading. Unlike...

Jillian Pero

Jillian Pero has 3 older brothers named Jake Sam and Luke. Pero has one dog, named Buzz, who is very old and sick, his name is Buzz. She is on the competition varsity cheer team. She is a base and a tumbl...

Robyn Epstein

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

Bryan Barros

Bryan Barros is a sixteen year old junior at Colonia High School. He was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. In 2017, he transferred into Colonia High School his sophomore year. Bryan is the oldest of th...

Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly is a 14 year-old freshman at Colonia High School. He plays for the High School's JV soccer team, and also plays the drums for the school band. He is also a student council homeroom representative,...

Angelina Wintonick

Angelina Wintonick is a 17 year old senior 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...

Zachary Kaye

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...

Rana Rezk

Rana Rezk is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School. She has an older sister who also attended Colonia High School. Rezk loves dogs; she has her  own dog named Dexter who is 1 and is he is the love ...

Jada Davis

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...

Alyssa Salvato

Alyssa Salvato is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School. Salvato is one of the newest news anchors for Patriots Television and is also a part of all the school’s choirs. Ever since a young age ...

Patrick Coveny

Patrick Coveny is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School where he is a second-year journalism student and a fall editor at The Declaration. He is studious and dedicated to his education -his favorite...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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