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2019-2020 Staff

Kaitlyn Fortuna


Kaitlyn Fortuna is a senior at Colonia High School. She has ran track since her sophomore year and plans on getting her varsity letter this year for both winter and spring track. Also, she plans on going...

Basma Marghany


Basma Marghany is a 17 year old senior  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, ...

Dawyne De Rios


Dawayne De Rios is a news reporter for the Declaration for Colonia High school. He attended Avenel Middle School and now attends Colonia High School. He is enrolled as a senior this year and enjoys many...

Shikha Patel


Shikha Patel is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at Colonia High School. She is the younger sibling of a college student. Patel has been playing on the Colonia High School tennis teams since she was a freshman ...

Jackie Poznanski


Jacqueline (Jackie) Poznanski is a 15 year old sophomore at Colonia High School. Poznanski has lived in Colonia all her life. She attended Lynn Crest Elementary School, graduated from Colonia Middle S...

Jack Reilly


Jack Reilly is a 16 year old Junior at Colonia High School. Reilly has a sister that graduated from CHS in 2019. He plays Soccer and Golf for Colonia High. He is also currently the Junior Class Treasurer. Whe...

Alexa Leviten


Alexa Leviten is a 15-year-old sophomore at Colonia High School. She was born on October 2, 2004. She is apart of Student Council and is an active member of the Interact Club. As a result, her favorite...

Anayah Qayyum


Anayah Qayyum is currently a Junior at Colonia High School and is in her second year of Journalism. She descends from a pure Pakistani household but was born and raised in New Jersey. In addition, Qayyum h...

Sasha Chiriboga


Sasha Chiriboga is a 16 year old Junior who currently attends Colonia High School. Chiriboga plays volleyball for her high school team. Outside of school Chiriboga also dances and plays for a volleyba...

Matthew Mendives


Matthew Mendives is a 16 year old junior 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 an...

Emily Spillar


Emily Spillar is a 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. Spillar is a varsity cheerleader for the school cheer team. In addition, she loves to dance, and dances for Dancin’ in the Spotlight in R...

Robyn Epstein

Co-Editor in Chief

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...

Angelina Wintonick

Co-Editor in Chief

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...

Megan Anderson

Senior manager of Entertainment and Social Media

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...

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