The Olympus

2017-2018 Staff

Austin Van Dyk

Austin Van Dyk

Hi, I'm Austin, I'm a senior and I look forward to writing for the Olympus. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my dog. I also enjoy watching movies.

Brandyn Harpel

Brandyn Harpel

My name is Brandyn and I’m a senior this year at Olympia High School. This is my first year writing for The Olympus and I hope to do a good job. In my free time I enjoy watching tv or going on youtube....

Gabe Hall

Gabe Hall

My name is Gabe, I am a senior at OHS. This year I am apart of Olympus. Writing is one of my favorite things to do, that's one of the reasons I chose to take journalistic writing. I love to sleep when there is nothing to do. Talking...

Zach Nelson

Zach Nelson

I'm Zach, a senior. I enjoy listening to music, watching comedies and keeping up with current events. I hope to report on truth and importance, however unpopular it may be.

Lia Freeman

Lia Freeman

Hi! I'm Lia. Despite my appearance I am a senior this year and I'm excited for my second year at OHS! Through journalism this year, I hope to discover new stories, hear your opinions, and keep the community updated and together....

Kardel Arnold

Kardel Arnold

My name is Kardel. I am  a senior at OHS. I'm in journalism due to my writing skills and I look forward to covering controversial topics!

Elizabeth Swenson

Elizabeth Swenson

My name is Elizabeth and I am a reporter for the Olympus. I enjoy dance, attending concerts and traveling. Currently I am a Sophomore at OHS. I am excited to write for a larger audience and improve and learn new skills for interviewing,...

Sophie Nicholson

Sophie Nicholson

Hello! My name is Sophie and I am a Junior at Olympia High. I am very involved with soccer outside of school, I enjoy outdoor activities, and I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my dogs). Though school isn't my favorite,...

Hari Nath

Hari Nath

My name is Hari and I am a reporter for the Olympus. I am excited to be working with the other reporters and hopefully to develop some writing skills. Some topics I would like to write or see written are things on the diversity...

Paul Medrud

Paul Medrud

My name is Paul, and I am a Junior at OHS. My main goal in journalism is to write the best I can. Any topic may be the spice of life and I'm out to prove it. Maybe someday I can write an article about my dog, but we'll just wait...

Emma Hodge

Emma Hodge

Hey I'm Emma Hodge, I'm a sophomore this year, and my position in the journalism class is a reporter. Some things I love to do are write (which is why I'm taking journalism). I also love to sing, play volleyball, and I absolutely...

Charlie Furgeson

Charlie Furgeson

It's my first year as a journalist, I am a junior as well as a reporter. I decided to join the class because I do enjoy writing, even if I'm not especially talented in the subject. I do better in the more abstract fields, so I...

Ben PItney

Ben PItney

My name is Ben Pitney, I'm 17, and a senior here at Olympia High School. I play football and guitar and like listening to music. This year I'd like to write some informative pieces on sports and music.

Deborah Senai

Deborah Senai

My name is Deborah Senai & this year I'm a senior. In school I participate in a lot of clubs like DECA, Bear Crew & Stand. I'm excited to be joining journalism. Outside of OHS I am an older sibling to my younger sister...

Sarah Shigley

Sarah Shigley

Well, I am a senior, I can make a bomb bowl of mac n cheese, and I like YouTube. I spend a lot of money on make up, and quite a lot of money on food. I'm pretty chill and love making new friends.

Alex Snow

Alex Snow

I've always been a creative thinker, ready to take on any challenge. I took this journalism class because I want to improve my writing skills. In my spare time, I like to play video games and watch YouTube videos.

Trinity Wilhite

Trinity Wilhite

My name is Trinity Wilhite and I am in 10th grade. I joined journalism because I have a passion for writing. I want to become a journalist when i grow up. I have broadcast before and was a reporter for Youth Runner Magazine. I...

Kirin Winter

Kirin Winter

My name is Kirin Winter, I am 16 and a senior at OHS. I work at AlleyOop Gymnastics and Don Juan's. I have done gymnastics myself since 4th grade up until I injured my back, which is when I started coaching. I'm a reporter for...

Taj Eggleston

Taj Eggleston

My goal is to help keep the Olympus a positive and relevant aspect of our lives here at Olympia. My hobbies and interests include Music and photography,and I find it fascinating seeing as how those two things have impacted modern...

Gideon Borean

Gideon Borean

My name is Gideon Borean. I am a junior, and a reporter at the Olympus. Born on December 9th, 2000 in Victoria, Canada, I hope to bring a sense of friendship to the journalism environment. I hold a hunger for honesty and a passion...

Grace Zook

Grace Zook

Hi! My name is Grace Zook and I'm a sophomore at OHS. It's my second year of journalism and I plan on becoming editor in upcoming years, because of my passion for writing. A few random things about me - my favorite color is red,...

Meghan Oehlerking

Meghan Oehlerking

Hi, my name is Meghan, I returned to journalism because I enjoyed it last year. Some things I enjoy are music, reading and writing.

Maleah Upah

Maleah Upah

My name is Maleah, I am in 11th grade and I am the creative content/online editor for the school newspaper. I love to write and I feel I have a lot to bring to this class this year. I also like to paint, act, and go on hikes....

Elle Forsberg

Elle Forsberg

Yo Olympia, my name is Elle. I'm a junior at Avanti High School and an Editor at The Olympus. I like to play the guitar, watch true crime documentaries that leave me in constant fear, write, and spend time with my cat. This is...

Caleb Wertz

Caleb Wertz

Hey, my name is Caleb Wertz and I'm one of the editors for the Olympus. I love writing and reporting, which is exactly why i joined last year. I'm excited to take the helm this year and watch the group grow as people and as journalist.

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