The Glen Echo

2015-2016 Staff

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Prottusha Sarkar

Prottusha is a senior at Glen Rock High School. Email: [email protected]

Patricia Whyte

Patricia Whyte

Patricia Whyte is a senior. This is her second year writing for the Glen Echo and she’s super pumped about it.

Jason Messenbrink

Jason Messenbrink

Jason is a junior at Glen Rock High School. He likes to swim, play video games, and read even though he gets a little sleepy when he reads. He chose journalism as an elective because it sounded like an inte...

Lauren Hanfield

Lauren Hanfield

Lauren is a senior editor for The Glen Echo. She is the organizational liaison and she takes care of scheduling and organizing and also speaks with other journalism students about what TGE editorial...

Zack Riley

Zack Riley

Zack Riley is a new staff writer for The Glen Echo. He is currently a junior in Glen Rock High School. Zack enjoys football, baseball and hockey. Email: [email protected]

Vincent Neubert

Vincent Neubert

Vincent Neubert is an excited senior at Glen Rock High. As a new member he is grateful to be a part of the journalism staff.  When he is not being a journalist he competes in football, bowling, and baseball....

Josh Lesser

Josh Lesser

Josh is a senior at Glen Rock High School. Josh is a world traveler; he has been to 32 states and 23 countries. He believes that travelling to all these different places is what made him into the person...

Olivia Traphagen

Olivia Traphagen

Olivia Traphagen is a junior at Glen Rock High School, and is a true bookworm at heart. This is her second time writing for the Glen Echo, and she is very excited to be here. Although she is a nerd, s...

Caroline Griffin

Caroline Griffin

Caroline Griffin is a senior staff writer on The Glen Echo and also a junior at Glen Rock High School. Aside from writing she participates as a varsity cheerleader for the high school football team. In a...

Alethea Jadick

Alethea Jadick

Alethea Jadick, senior, has worked at The Glen Echo for two years. She enjoys running, exploring the outdoors, and traveling. After she graduates she is planning on studying business and communications. Email: jadicka1...

Ben Solomon

Ben Solomon

Ben Solomon is a junior and a two-year veteran of The Glen Echo. He recently spent 5 weeks in Israel where he learned what falafel potato chips taste like. The majority of his wardrobe includes Star War...

Carter Stansel

Carter Stansel

Carter Stansel is a freshman at Glen Rock High School. He loves playing baseball and basketball. He enjoys following the Boston Red Sox and one day hopes to work for the team. This is his first year taking...

Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett

Catherine Bennett is a sophomore and is taking Journalism for her second year. She enjoys running track, cross country, and theater. Catherine also has a 1 year-old Italian greyhound named Alfred. In her ...

Kate Casey

Kate Casey

Kate Casey is a sophomore and taking Journalism for the second year. She attended a Investigative Reporting program at Boston University this summer and enjoys music, sleeping, thinking, and staring at ceilin...

Ryan Morley

Ryan Morley

Ryan Morley (aka dragon) is a sophomore at the Glen Rock High School and a first year journalist for The Glen Echo. He enjoys school but greatly prefers weekends. Ryan also plays football and lacrosse...

Cathlyn Hirschfeld

Cathlyn Hirschfeld

Cathlyn is a Junior at Glen Rock High School. She enjoys riding horses and writing. This is her first time writing for the Glen Echo and she is very excited to do so.

Sophie Ferreri

Sophie Ferreri

Sophie Ferreri is a junior at Glen Rock High School and the Snapchat Manager for The Glen Echo. She has been dancing on a competitive team, Dance Theatre of New Jersey, for eight years. She works at Backyard...

David Martinez

David Martinez

David Martinez is a junior in Glen Rock High school. He has been playing soccer at the school since his freshman year and plays other sports such as track and archery. He hopes to follow his career in...

Michelle DeMaria

Michelle DeMaria

Michelle DeMaria will be working with the Glen Echo for her second time this year. She is extremely excited to be managing the Instagram and Facebook accounts for the organization this time around. When...

Lee Hasselmann

Lee Hasselmann

Lee Hasselmann is a junior in his first year of Journalism. Lee enjoys playing soccer with his friends, going on hikes and playing Frisbee. His favorite food is pizza. Email: [email protected]

Jamie Russo

Jamie Russo

Although Jamie is a first year staff member at The Glen Echo, she is not shy to journalism programs. Over the summer she’s attended journalism and magazine classes at both FIT and LIM colleges. When...

Anna Barton

Anna Barton

Anna is a senior at Glen Rock High School and has been writing for The Glen Echo for two years. She enjoys music and performing in Woman's Chorale and Madrigal Choir. Anna also enjoys spending her days...

Lilia Wood

Lilia Wood

Lilia Wood is the Editor-in-Chief and this is her fourth year working on the newspaper. After she graduates, she plans to study journalism and pursue a career in reporting. Email: [email protected]

Kaitlin Stansel

Kaitlin Stansel

Senior Kaitlin Stansel is a returning staff member of The Glen Echo and the Social Media Editor. Along with the newspaper, she also plays tennis for GRHS, snowboards, and is the treasurer of the senior...

Beth Keefe

Beth Keefe

Beth is a senior at Glen Rock High School and has been writing for The Glen Echo for three years. Beth's favorite place to visit is Disney World, she has been there 15 times. Her favorite subjects in schoo...

Jack Jensen

Jack Jensen

Jack is a senior at Glen Rock High School. This is Jack's second year taking journalism. His hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends and going to sporting events. Jack aspires to accomplish...

Max Felsenstein

Max Felsenstein

Max Felsenstein is a senior at Glen Rock High School. For the past two years, Max was the Sports Editor for The Glen Echo. Max enjoys playing baseball and watching football. His favorite subjects in school...

Olivia Lorenzo

Olivia Lorenzo

Olivia Lorenzo, a sophomore, loves food. Olivia rides horses. She spends her weekends watching netflix. This is her second year in journalism.  Email : [email protected]

Ryan Stolz

Ryan Stolz

Ryan is a senior this year and will be serving as the Sports Editor.Ryan  is an avid enthusiast of baseball history and he enjoys painting landscape pictures in his free time. In the future, Ryan Stolz...

Mia Ramdayal

Mia Ramdayal

Mia is an incoming sophomore. Some of her hobbies are writing, dancing, and playing tennis. She is  looking forward to her second year on the Glen Echo staff! Email: [email protected]

Githmie Goonatilleke

Githmie Goonatilleke

Githmie is a junior and this is her third year writing for The Glen Echo. The only thing Githmie wants to say is "it ain't easy being cheesy." Email: [email protected]

Julia Blando

Julia Blando

“It’s not a phase, mom,” 13 year old Julia said, with black ripped jeans, eyeliner to the brow, and plastic hair extensions.  Email: [email protected]

Zach McCollum

Zach McCollum

Zach is a senior and the Opinion and Editorial Editor on the Glen Echo. In his spare time, Zach plays drums in a band called Devon Goods which has played many important venues around Northern New Jersey....

John Scialdone

John Scialdone

John is a senior and the Chief Photographer at The Glen Echo. He enjoys playing soccer and snowboarding and is looking forward to pursuing a career in film. Email: [email protected]

Christina Howie

Christina Howie

Christina Howie is a returning Glen Echo staff member.  This year she is assuming the position of Copy Editor.  As a senior at Glen Rock, she plays volleyball. During the weekend, you can find Christina...

Julia Rooney

Julia Rooney

Julia Rooney is a senior at Glen Rock High School and the Managing Editor for The Glen Echo. She loves to write and has been writing for The Glen Echo for three years. In her free time Julia loves to sp...

Colin Morrow

Colin Morrow

Colin Morrow is a senior at Glen Rock High School. He plays hockey and baseball and enjoys writing about sports. This is his third year of journalism. He will study communications at Syracuse University. Email:...

Mr. Jason Toncic

Mr. Jason Toncic

Mr. Toncic has been the staff adviser of The Glen Echo over the last five years.  He also teaches English 10 and The Graphic Novel at the high school, and he is the freshmen boys' soccer coach. Email: [email protected]

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