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2015-2016 Staff

Elliot Bennett

Elliot Bennett is a senior at Heritage High but is new to journalism. He is excited to be working as a sports writer for the newspaper, for he has always loved sports and plays varsity soccer for the school. Elliot plans to do his best to accurately and eloquently report sports news for the paper this semester, but it isn’t his true passion in life. He plans on attending the University of Georgia...

Leah Sample

Leah Sample is currently in her last year of high school.  It's been a long and hard journey, but she is glad that it's almost over.  Leah regrets not taking journalism earlier; however, it's a great class to end senior year on.  Leah enjoys many things that would take too long to name, so here are a few things she does NOT enjoy:  steamed rice, math, running into acquaintances at the grocery store,...

Clay Mount

Clay Mount is the big cheese. He has been in Dr. Ingle’s journalism class for two semesters now. He has a true passion for the art of journalism. Clay enjoys taking long walks on the beach, and laughing at all the sunburnt people. He would like to say that he spends most of his time furthering his education, but he really just lounges around. Clay just loves video games and technology in general....

Trevin Kalick

Trevin is a sophomore here at the Taj Mahal a.k.a Heritage High School. He is an aspiring sports journalist and that’s why he is in Dr. Ingle’s journalism class. For as long as he can remember he has watched and loved sports. In seventh grade he knew he wanted to be a sports journalist so when he got into high school, so he made the first step and joined the journalism staff. This is his second...

Nolan Skiles

Nolan Skiles is a junior at Heritage High School and a rookie to the journalism staff. He is incredibly boring, to which this short bio will attest. His favorite activities and pastimes include playing the baritone sax, as well as many other instruments; browsing iTunes for new music; looking at dank memes; thinking about dank memes; posting dank memes; watching professional ice hockey; and consuming...

Vinson Veal

Vinson Veal is a sophomore at Heritage High School. This is his second year writing for the entertainment section of the “General Journal,” both online and for the printed version. He hasn't decided upon yet what he wants to do after high school, but he does see himself going to a good college and majoring in either Journalism or Informational Technology. At HHS, he takes part in the Student Government...

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a writer for the News section in the "General Journal". This is her first year in journalism, but she plans to continue taking the class for the rest of her high school career. She is a sophomore here at Heritage. She enjoys singing, listening to music, cooking, watching Netflix, playing with her cat, and laughing. After high school she has no idea what she wants to do for a career, she’s...

Ian Shank

Ian is a freshman at Heritage. He wants to have a successful career as a stockbroker. His favorite subject in school is social studies because he finds it more interesting than any of the other subjects. In his spare time he does mixed martial arts. He also enjoys watching movies. While his favorite movie is “The Godfather,” he prefers watching the “turn your brain off” movies such as “The...

Hannah Roberts

Hannah Roberts is a freshman at Heritage High School and writes for the News section.  She is also in FBLA, Book Club, Creative Writing Club, and FCCLA.  She enjoys traveling and has been to many of the fifty states and out of the country a couple of times.  Some of Hannah's favorite places that she has traveled to include New York and the Bahamas, but she still wants to go to Alaska and see the...

Kristina Dodd

Kristina Dodd is a freshman at HHS, so this is her very first year writing for the newspaper.  She is 14, a very shy person, and an introvert.  She's hoping that being involved in Journalism will help her become more outgoing.  Kristina also loves nature and herself : )  Some of her hobbies include reading, writing, doing makeup, sleeping, and eating.  Some of her favorite books include The Lit...

Shalee Thompson

Shalee Thompson is a junior here at Heritage.  This is her first time in Journalism, and she already loves it!  Shalee really enjoys spreading God's word and leading people closer to Him.  Most people think she is shy and reserved, but please note that she is quite the opposite once you get to know her.  Some of her hobbies include being a disciple of God, playing around on social media, and chasing...

Sydney Shaver

Sydney Shaver is a freshman at Heritage High School.  Her favorite band is Black Veil Brides, but her favorite song is "Bulls in the Bronx" by Pierce the Veil.  She says the meaning of the song is just too beautiful to let go.  Her favorite food is Salt & Vinegar Pringles.  She prefers to watch older, black & white films compared to movies made today.  Sydney thinks the acting is much...

Chloe Thompson

Chloe' Thompson is a sophomore at Heritage High School.  She was born and raised in this area.  Chloe' has three siblings: Ashton, Seth, and Ethan.  Ashton, her sister, has a different mom, and Ethan has a different mom.  Seth has a different dad.  Both of Chloe's parents are together.  Her brother, Ethan, was one of the first people to graduate from HHS.  Some of Chloe's favorite things are...

Connor Harlan

Connor Harlan is a junior at Heritage High School who has been a member of the Journalism staff for two years.  Connor is the yearbook editor and  the General Journal Entertainment editor with a passion for reviewing music.  When not listening to music, he enjoys watching movies, rolling around on the floor with dogs, and cooking food in the microwave.  He hopes to one day become a successful music jo...

Finley Brisendine

Finley Brisendine is editor of the sports section in the General Journal, and a writer for the news section.  This is her second year of being in Journalism as a current sophomore, and she hopes to continue journalism in the future.  Finley is a cross-country runner and a starter for the HHS soccer team.  Her favorite subjects are language and science, and she hopes to have a career in the medi...

Lilly Black

Lilly Black was born on August 21, 2000, in Zanesville, Ohio.  She lives in a family of five with her mom, dad, and younger brother.  Her sister is currently in college.  Lilly has a black cat named Midnight and an orange cat named Rusty.  In her free time she enjoys playing sports like cross country, track, and swimming.  Reading, writing, and watching Netflix are some of Lilly's favorite pastimes....

Emily Wiley

Emily Wiley, a freshman, is experiencing her first time in journalism this first semester of high school.  She enjoys writing, which is what sparked her interest in joining the Journalism class in the first place.  Emily also enjoys playing basketball, and she plans on trying out for the team this year.  Playing since sixth grade, basketball is what she does most of the time when she isn't at school....

Skye Remko

Skye Remko is a freshman at Heritage High School.  She is fourteen and stands 5'5".  She has a love/hate relationship with running and has been on the cross country team since the 6th grade.  She loves the news and the way it connects with people.  She always looked up to the people who wrote the news stories and the people who traveled to far-off places to get the news to the masses.  She has...

Hope Elisabeth Clayton

Hope Elisabeth Clayton is in her freshman year of high school at HHS.  She plans on finishing high school, and she plans to go to an Ivy League college.  Hope wants to become an anesthesiologist as well as a well-known author.  During her free time she enjoys listening to music, reading, and writing.  She listens to a very large variety of musical genres.  She mainly reads fiction, but occasionally...

Saulye Nichols

Saulye Nichols is a freshman at Heritage High School.  She was born in Kazakhstan and adopted at nine months.  She started swim lessons at two years of age and joined her first competitive team at age five.  She now swims for Carpet Capital Aquatics Club in Dalton year round, Heritage during the school year, and the Ringgold Tigersharks during the summer.   She lives with her parents and a Yorkie...

Malia Buchanan

Malia Buchanan is in her first year at Heritage High School and is loving it so far.  Malia plays softball for the Heritage Generals softball team.  She is number 43.  In her free time, Malia can be caught watching Netflix, sleeping, or playing on her phone.  Some fun facts are that her favorite number is 3, and her favorite color is charcoal grey.  Her favorite candy is anything sour, and if...

Jordan Templeton

Jordan Templeton was born in Ringgold, Georgia, and has lived there all his life.  He really enjoys watching football and basketball, and he also enjoys spending time with his family.  He has three people to whom he really looks up:  LeBron James, an NBA all-star that plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers; Cam Newton, the star quarterback for the Carolina Panthers; and last--but definitely not least--his...

Kimi Carter

Kimi Carter is a freshman at Heritage High School and has been writing songs since the age of 10.  So far, she is enjoying high school and loves her Journalism class with Dr. Ingle.  She loves his class because she gets to write articles in the newspaper, and she is very excited to keep pursuing a career in writing.  Once she gets out of high school, she will keep writing songs and performing, and...

Emily Blevins

Heritage High School student, Emily Blevins has been a member of the HHS “General Journal” journalism staff for three semesters, going on her fourth this year. Surprisingly, she actually spent her first two semesters as a writer in the Sports section and became an editor of the Entertainment section her third semester. Currently, Emily still holds the role of being the Entertainment editor and...

Noah Clayton

Junior Noah Clayton has been writing for the General Journal’s News section since the start of his high school career in 2013. He originally joined the journalism staff as an alternative for an art class. The fact that he is completing his sixth semester in the General Journal makes him the most experienced member both of his section and his class as a whole, Noah enjoys an element of discovery whil...

Dr. Wayne Ingle

Wayne Ingle is the English Department Head at Heritage High School where he also teaches Journalism.  He has been with HHS since they opened their doors in 2008, and before that, he taught for 18 years at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, also in Catoosa County Georgia.  He received his B.A., M.A. and EdD. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  He is a 1975 graduate from Tyner High...

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