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2018-2019 Staff

Kaitlin Clark

Print Editor-in-Chief

Kaitlin Clark, senior, is in her second year in publications, working as Print Editor-in-Chief for The Mentor. Clark has always had a big interest in the journalistic field. Since second grade, journalism has been on her min...

Meredith Comas

Online Editor-in-Chief

Meredith Comas is the editor-in-chief of the The Mentor Online. Currently a junior, she joined staff her freshman year after taking the intro to journalism class. Comas’ sophomore year on staff, she was the opinions editor. Sh...

Hannah Heger

Features Editor

Hannah Heger, features editor, is a junior at MHS. She eventually wants to grow up to be a veterinarian because of her immense love for pets, specifically dogs. She has grown up with two older brothers, Alex and Evan. While s...

Sophia Comas

Sports Editor

Junior Sophia Comas is the Sports Editor for The Mentor. She started her career in 21st Century journalism due to encouragement from her sister, Online Editor-in-Chief Meredith Comas. She later came on to staff officially as ...

Brianna Carmack

Opinions Editor

Brianna Carmack, sophomore, is the type of person who just wants to make someone’s day go from terrible to great. Carmack was born in Lancaster, California and moved to Manhattan when she was three years old. She has always ha...

Aloera Ostermann

Blue M Visual Editor

Aloera Ostermann, junior, is on her second year on the publications staff. She was introduced to publications through her older brother John Ostermann. “He knew I would like it because I like designing things and he thought ye...

Kamryn Bussmann

Blue M Visual Text Editor

Kamryn Bussmann, junior, has been on publications staff for two years. At the beginning, Kami’s friend, John Ostermann, convinced her to join the yearbook team. He said it was a fun class, and she decided to join The Mentor ...

Makenna Wollenberg

Assistant Photo Editor

Makenna Wollenberg, senior, is beginning her third year on the Mentor staff as an Assistant Photo Editor. She is the youngest of four siblings who she is not very close with. This year she is covering both Art Club and Artist of the...

Cade McNeil

Staff Photographer

Cade McNeil, junior, was originally introduced to photography by his mother when she worked as a fashion designer where she would often take pictures of high fashion clothing. McNeil became interested in photography around the age o...

Joshua Flickinger

Staff Photographer

Joshua Flickinger, a junior at Manhattan High, has had a love for photography since he can remember. His grandfather and uncle both worked as photographers for newspapers, travelling and seizing opportunity. This inspired him ...

Javi Mercado

Staff Photographer

Javi Mercado, a Manhattan High senior, has been working for The Mentor for almost a year. He first got into publications through the class 21st Century Journalism, and eventually came to work for publications as a staff photogr...

Ayden Boyles

Staff Writer

Senior Ayden Boyles, staff writer for The Mentor, is in his first year on publications staff. He first learned about publications, specifically newspaper, through his friend and Print Editor-in-Chief Kaitlin Clark, who encour...

Riley Williamson

Staff Writer

Junior Riley Williamson, former 21st Century Journalism student, is the definition of an epic comeback. After taking time to fulfill her other aspirations, such as soccer, she has returned to Manhattan High journalism for the 2018-20...

Madison Ritz

Staff Writer

Madison Ritz is a junior on the Blue M yearbook staff. This is her first year on staff and she joined because the staff sought her out, thinking she would be a good asset to yearbook at Manhattan High. When Ritz is not in the y...

Tara Wood

Staff Writer

Tara Wood, senior, is a staff writer for the Blue M yearbook and The Mentor. She was born in Manhattan, Kansas, but wasn’t always in the Manhattan school system. She was in this district up to fourth grade, but moved to the ...

Duncan O’Brate

Indian Insider Videographer

Duncan O’Brate is a senior in the class of 2019 and is excited for graduation day. O’Brate took video fundamentals his sophomore year and then joined the Indian Insider staff his junior year. One of Duncan’s passio...

Gabe Jernigan

Indian Insider Videographer

Gabe Jernigan, a junior at MHS, is in his first year as a videographer for the Indian Insider. Gabe has been into creating videos ever since 6th grade. He was inspired by watching the weather channel and grew up wanting to...

Jarrod Wege Jr.

Indian Insider Videographer

Jarrod Wege Jr., sophomore, is currently one of three videographers for the Manhattan High publications and one of the few producers for the Indian Insider. Though he is new to staff, he was inspired by assistant photo editor Makenna ...

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