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2019-2020 Staff

Gianna Jirak


This is Gianna Jirak's third year working on The Watchdog staff.  In addition to her Watchdog responsibilities, Gianna is the president and founder of the Drama Club, Student Council Association secretary, captain of the Academic T...

David Parrish

Staff Writer

David Parrish is a sophomore at C. D. Hylton Senior High School. This is his first year studying journalism and writing for the Watchdog. After school, David enjoys watching and playing sports, including football, basketball and base...

Journee’ Harris

Staff Writer

Journee' Harris is a senior at C. D. Hylton Senior High School. She is a varsity cheerleader and a part of the CISL program. Outside of school, she works at Cracker Barrel. Journee enjoys learning new things. In her free time...

Dominique Steele

Staff Writer

Dominique Steele is a senior at C. D. Hylton Senior High School. This is her second year studying journalism and first year working on the Watchdog staff. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing sports and spending time wit...

Rya Hill

Staff Writer

This is Rya Hill's first year writing for the Watchdog. She hopes to expand her knowledge of politics through journalism class. Outside of school, Rya works at Giant and Six Flags.  She's especially looking forward to being at...

Jordan McSears

Staff Writer

This is Jordan McSears' first year in journalism, but she's been writing since middle school. She enjoyed writing poetry, memoirs, short stories, plays and children's books in her creative writing class last year at Massaponax...

Brian Lemus

Staff Writer

 This is junior Brian Lemus’ first year studying journalism at C. D. Hylton Senior High School. As a new member of the Watchdog staff, he hopes to improve his writing skills. He plans to write about sports this year and looks...

Makayla Jerez

Staff Writer

Makayla Jerez is a junior at C. D. Hylton High School and this is her first year as a member of the Watchdog staff. She is excited to be a part of the Watchdog staff and looks forward to writing opinion entertainment stories....

Tsion Sisay

Staff Writer

This is is sophomore Tsion Sisay's first year as a staff writer for the Watchdog. She plans to write political and school-related articles while also venturing into new and different topics. Besides academics, Tsion is a part of th...

Victoria Miranda

Staff Writer

Victoria Miranda is a junior at C. D. Hylton Senior High School. She began writing for The Watchdog last year, but is excited to officially study journalism this year. She is president of Model United Nations (MUN), president of the L...

Nida Khan

Staff Writer

Nida Khan is a senior at C.D. Hylton Senior High School. This is her third year studying journalism and working on The Watchdog staff. She is excited to continue with the team and looks forward to writing entertainment and lifest...

April Powell


April Powell is a freshman at C. D. Hylton Senior High School and this is her first year writing for The Watchdog. April plans to write news stories about school events and opinion pieces. Outside of school, April likes to read ...

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