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Never in One Place Too Long: Introducing Benae Pederson


Benae Pederson has been moving all her life. Benae said, “My dad’s work is the reason we move. It’s always been the reason for us moving. It just changes a lot, I guess.”

She was born in Minnesota on November 15, 2006. She was required to move shortly after her third birthday, then moved to Michigan for around a year, back to Minnesota for close to four years, then to Nebraska for seven years, and now to Georgia. Benae is also an intercontinental traveler. “I’ve only been to the United States and Mexico, but I would really love to go and travel around Europe,” said Benae. Benae’s favorite school that she had been to is Elkhorn South, which was in her freshman year of high school. Benae said, “Nebraska would probably have to be my favorite. Only because I lived there the longest though. I think I was there for like seven or eight years.” 

The reason she has moved so much is due to the fact that her father has a job at the flooring company, Marquis Industries Inc. Due to her father’s position, Benae hasn’t settled in one spot her entire life, only living in one spot for a period of time. Benae said, “I’ve been here in Georgia for a year and a half. I came in sophomore year.” Benae had been through several states in her school career. 

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Rayce Mackey
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Rayce Mackey is a 14-year-old freshman. He has just recently joined Journalism, and this semester will be his first. Rayce is 5’10, and he lives with his parents and three younger brothers. He also lives with his dog, Tito. His favorite food is a footlong from Subway. The footlong he prefers is made of Italian herb and cheese bread, ham, cucumbers, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise. Rayce is one of the best Lethal Company players of all time: he is in the top 3% of players out of the millions currently playing. Rayce is also very good at Fortnite. He has won several small cash cup tourneys, but that was before he took his break. He is currently waiting for his old skill to come back. Rayce is currently watching shows like "Snowfall," "You," and "Beef." His favorite teacher has been Ms. Kelley Zipp, because she was, he said, “my first AP teacher and she's cool.” Rayce usually spends his days brainlessly following his friend, Peyton. According to Rayce, “Peyton is basically my benevolent king. He’s honestly bomb.” This is Rayce’s first year at Heritage, and he is very excited.