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The Banner

2018-2019 Staff

Carly Maisel

Editor in Chief

Senior, Carly Maisel, is entering her third and final year on The Banner. She was the editor her sophomore year and the editor in chief her junior and ...

Wilson Gustaveson

Editor in Chief

Junior, Wilson Gustaveson, is the Co-Editor for The Banner-News. He enjoys comics, ukulele, and tennis. He has lived in Melissa for 11 years. Wilson wa...

Clayton Ashley

Managing Editor

Senior, Clayton Ashley, is the managing editor for The Banner News. This is his second year on staff and this looks to be a fantastic year to be on st...

Madison Courtney

Assistant Editor

Madison Courtney is a sophomore that is mistaken on a daily basis for a junior or senior. She is involved with choir, theater, robotics, and UIL academics alo...

Cooper Gallimore

Multimedia Editor

Junior, Cooper Gallimore, is one of the convergent digital journalists for The Banner-News. He has lived in Melissa for six years and loves watching Me...

Brianne Finnell

Photography Editor

Brianne Finnell, sophomore, is a photographer for The Banner-News. This is her first year on the staff, but this is not the first time she has produced...

Isabella Blankenship

Section Editor

Bella Blankenship, Junior, is part of One Act Play, Oral Interpretation, Newspaper, and musical theater. She loves to travel around the world, going on miss...

Deanna Brock

Section Editor

Deanna Brock, Junior, is in her second year of being on the Banner News, her position is Arts and Entertainment Editor. A few of her favorite extra-cur...

Josiah Berkeland

Sports Writer

Junior, Josiah Berkeland, is an outgoing sports writer and photographer for The Banner-News. He has lived in Melissa for four years and loves making mus...

Kendall Meziere


Freshman, Kendall Meziere-Abbott,  plays the french horn for MHS band, she writes for The Banner, and is involved in a few UIL activities. She likes t...

Dalynn Borges


Dalynn Borges, Junior, enjoys sports like activities such as cross country, wrestling, track, football, basketball, and soccer. He enjoys working out w...

Reu'Niya Chatman

Photographer and Writer

The last couple days of summer Reu’Niya Chatman moved to Melissa, Tx. She moved because her parents wanted land and wanted to live in a smaller, more coun...

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