The Banner-News

2019-2020 Staff

Brianne Finnell

Editor in Chief

Brianne Finnell, junior, is Editor-in-Chief for the Banner-News. This is her second year on the staff. In fact, she served as the photo editor for the B...

Cooper Gallimore

Multimedia Editor

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

Saher Asifi


Saher Asifi is a freshman, and it is her first year on the newspaper staff. Her hobbies are writing, drawing, and reading. She likes to get involved in...

Leslie Bauslaugh


Leslie Bauslaugh, freshman, is a writer for the Banner-News. This is her first year on staff. She is also a part of the Melissa girls' golf team. Leslie e...

Annabelle Brown


Annabelle Brown, junior, is a writer for the Banner-News and this is her first year on staff. Besides writing for the paper, she can be found spinning...

Rozleyn Brown


Freshman Rozleyn Brown is on staff of the Banner-News for the first time. She has had four years of experience in publication of newspapers for schools....

Abbie Chaloupka


Freshman Abbie Chaloupka runs cross country for Melissa High School. It is her first year writing for the Banner-News. Abbie is involved in the Perspect...

Olivia Connor


Olivia Connor is a freshman. She is a writer and also an athletic trainer. She plans to attend Texas Christian University. She wants to major in athletics...

Wendy Guatemala


Sophomore Wendy Guatemala is entering her first year at Melissa High School and on the Banner-News as a writer. She used to live in Princeton for 10 y...

Larissa Ruthart


Larissa Ruthart, sophomore, is a writer for the Banner-News. This is her first year on staff. She enjoys photography and keeping up with the activities going on...

London Tegerdine


London is a writer for the Banner-News. This is her first year on staff. She took pictures last year for the newspaper and plans to take photos for it a...

Chelsea Flanigan


Chelsea is a freshman. With her musical background, she is a band nerd at heart. She moved to Melissa in seventh grade and loves it here.

Hunter Magee


Hunter is excited to be joining The Banner News. He worked on the newspaper staff in middle school as a comic writer. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys p...

Jazlyn Satasin


Jazlyn is currently in her junior year. Her hobbies include drawing and reading, and her favorite subject is art.

Elian Garcia


Elian Garcia is a freshman. He likes watching soccer, playing video games, and hanging out with friends and family.

David Shipp


David moved to Melissa in eighth grade and is currently a freshman at Melissa High School. He plays baseball for the school. In his free time, he enjoys...



Columnist Birdie is on staff for the Banner-News for the first time. Birdie loves to inform other students about what's going on and activities they can...

Jack Richardson


Jack Richardson is a junior at Melissa High School. He films for the Banner News Broadcast and also plays varsity football. Jack looks forward to senior...

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