The Banner-News

  • Jr/Sr Parent Meeting to plan for the future - Oct. 21, 6:30 PM, Student Union Bldg.
  • Staff Development - Mon., 10/28 - No school for students
  • Red Out & Senior Night - Nov. 1st
  • Pink Out - Oct. 18th; Volleyball - 4:30, Football - 7:30
  • Fall Choir Concert - Oct. 17th, 7:00 pm

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...

Olivia Connor

Writer

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...

London Tegerdine

Writer

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...

Wendy Guatemala

Writer

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...

Annabelle Brown

Writer

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

Writer

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....

Leslie Bauslaugh

Writer

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...

Larissa Ruthart

Writer

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...

Saher Asifi

Writer

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...

Abbie Chaloupka

Writer

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

Birdie

Columnist

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

Videographer

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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