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2016-2017 Staff

Connor Harlan

Connor S. Harlan is the editor-in-chief of The Legacy 2016-2017 and The General Journal. This is his final year at Heritage High School, and he’s prepared to deliver the most fantastic yearbook in school history. Connor is passionate about music in a big way, and spends his time using the Keurig and trying to get his fourteen-year-old deaf dog back in the house. He has recently made the transition...

Hannah Roberts

Hannah Roberts is a sophomore at Heritage High School. She took journalism for the first time as a freshman and is currently in her second semester. She has always been in the news section, which she enjoys because of the people she gets to work with and because of the diverse stories she gets to research and cover. Hannah hopes to have a career in creative writing and has previously been pub...

Shane Morehead

Shane Morehead is a freshman at Heritage High School. He plans on having a career in either film/televison or journalism. He enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music. His preferences are cats over dogs, Bloods over Crips, and waffles over pancakes. His favorite teacher is Dr. Connor Harlan Ph.D. His favorite subject is language arts. This is his second time in journalism. Shane used to live...

Makaela Patten

Makaela Patten is a freshman at Heritage High School, and this is her first time being a part of the “General Journal.” Makaela has played volleyball for many years and enjoys baking, sketching, listening to music, taking pictures, and playing with her four miniature Dachshunds, Belle, Boomer, Bandit, and Bentley. Her favorite subjects are language and science, and she hopes to graduate high school...

Seth Carter

Seth Carter is a senior at Heritage High school. There he plays basketball and soccer. When not at school Seth enjoys fishing and attending church at Burning Bush Baptist. After he graduates, he plans to attend the University of North Georgia and pursue a degree in pre-law. Seth’s dream job would be to open his own bakery, and not because he is an excellent baker, but that he enjoys eating baked...

Emily Blevins

Emily Blevins is a current senior, class of 2017, at Heritage High School. As she enters her last semester of high school, she also enters her fifth semester in journalism. She is obviously very experienced in writing and creating for the school’s newspaper and yearbook staff, and is looking forward to her final year in doing so. When Emily is not focused at school, she is either working as a receptionist...

Sydney Shaver

Sydney Shaver is a sophomore at Heritage High School, and this is her second time in Dr. Ingle’s journalism class. She likes to spend most of her free time reading. Her favorite book is “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” because she feels like the book relates to her life in a deep and meaningful way. Sydney also enjoys writing her own short stories but doesn’t ever really finish them.  She...

Trevin Kalick

Meet Trevin Kalick! He is a Junior at Heritage, an avid sports fan, a Netflix binge-watching pro, and the "General Journal"’s sports section editor. This is his second time being the editor of the beloved sports section and the third year he has been a part of the Journal staff. He has been a sports nut since about third grade when his father turned him into a finely tuned Florida Gators and Boston...

Katie Lee

Katie Lee is a junior here at Heritage, and this is her second year in journalism. She plans to continue taking the class for the rest of her high school career. She is writing for the News section once again, and she is very excited for this semester. Katie is in chorus, and she loves to sing. She also loves to cook, eat, and watch Netflix. She is generally a very happy person because she believes...

Bethany Hall

Bethany Hall is a junior at Heritage High School, and this is her first year being a member of the "General Journal." She grew up in Ringgold and lives in Fort Oglethorpe with her parents and little sister. Bethany is very excited to be apart of the "General Journal" staff. The reason she joined is because she loves reading the paper and wanted to be a small part in helping make it possible. Bethany...

Hope Elisabeth Clayton

Hope Clayton is a sophomore at Heritage High School, and this is her second semester in journalism. She is also a member of the Legion of Generals color guard. Hope was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has lived in the northwestern area of Georgia her whole life. However, her family is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, so she spends a lot of time there as well. In her free time, Hope enjoys j...

Shalee Thompson

Shalee Thompson is a bright, Godly, and respectful young lady. In Shalee’s spare time she enjoys writing about the joys of her life. Also, Shalee enjoys devoting her time to her church, doing praise band where she sings and uses one of her many talents, and Shalee is also a part of the leadership group at her church where she takes on different roles of responsibility within her youth group. Though...

Dr. Ernest Wayne Ingle

Dr. Ernest Wayne Ingle is the English Department Head at Heritage High School where he also teaches Journalism, AP Lit & Comp, and Honors American Lit.  He has been with HHS since the doors opened in 2008, and before that he taught for 18 years at LFO High School, also in Catoosa County, Georgia.  He received his B.A., M.A., and EdD. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a 1...

Sara Fitzgerald

Sara Fitzgerald is a senior who recently moved to Georgia from California. She had been involved with journalism for three years at her previous school. Likewise, Sara has also been involved with FFA for three years now, from raising rabbits to hogs … even to steers. She loves to read, and she can usually finish four books in less than a week. She is very obsessed with the Harry Potter series and...

Celena Smith

Celena Smith is a junior this year. She has attended Heritage High for three years now. Celena is involved with the Legion of Generals Colorguard. She was born and raised in the state of Georgia and lives with her mom and grandparents. Celena is very close with her family and greatly appreciates their support in everything she does. Her grandfather is the biggest support of her whole family One major...

Melissa Ramos

Melissa Ramos is originally from Mexico; she is bilingual and plans to learn as many languages as she can. She has a small family, but she loves them with all her heart. She is a shopaholic. Her favorite activities are running, eating, reading, rock climbing, and shopping. She never leaves her house without changing her outfit at least two times. This is her first year in journalism class. When she...

Arianna Piper

Arianna Piper, a freshman, enjoys reading and listening to music, especially if she can be alone doing it. She is quiet and not very comfortable around people, but when you get to know her you’ll find that she can be outspoken and fun to be around. You’ll never know what to expect from her because she likes to mix things up. While she may seem shy, she still wants to get out there and do something...

Ian Shank

This is Ian Shank’s third semester in Dr. Ingle’s Journalism class. He is a sophomore at HHS and will be a writer for the "General Journal" for the next two years of his high school career. When not at school he can be found at Blalock’s IMB, which is a Mixed Martial Arts gym located in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Ian has been training there for several years and plans on fighting professionally...

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