Talon Staffers

Madeline Gingrich

Junior Madeline Gingrich is the News Editor for Talon. This is her first year as a staff member, but she enjoyed picking up issues as an underclassman. She is involved in many things throughout the school including the girls’ varsity swim and tennis teams. She also participates in many clubs including fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Republicans Club, Battle Buddies, and is a new member of NHS. She is a certified lifeguard and you can catch her at a pool almost every day of the week. While she doesn’t have much free time she enjoys playing with her dog and watching Netflix. Gingrich enjoys trying out new coffee shops in the area with her friends. In the future she sees herself attending a four-year college to pursue something in either law or chemistry. This summer she plans on traveling to Italy along the side of two of her friends. Her favorite movie is The Devil Wears Prada and her favorite show to binge watch is Gilmore Girls. If she could grow up in any other decade she would choose the 80s. If she could have lunch with one famous person she would choose Zac Efron because she has been in love with him since she was seven.

Sara Varela

Sara Varela is a junior and is the Entertainment Editor for the Talon. Sara enjoys playing lacrosse and being with friends. She has a bishon frise named Coco who is 6 years old. Sara is a very optimistic and outgoing person. She is involved in Mini-thon, Spanish Club, Students for Christ and is a student ambassador. Her favorite movie is To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Her favorite color is purple. Her favorite place is whenever she is with her youth group. She goes to Living Waters Chapel and is very involved in her church. She is in Bible Quiz and is a volunteer for the Kids Zone and the Kids Zone drama team. She is also a greeter and volunteers in the nursery and is in her youth group drama. Lastly, she loves being on staff and mostly enjoys writing sports articles and other features.