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2017-2018 Staff

Jacob Dillard

Section Editor, Comment

Jacob Dillard is the section editor for the comment section. When he is not faithfully carrying out duties for the Southerner, he can be found in Public Forum debate practice fulfilling his obligations of captainship. He is also...

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Alex Opsahl

Lifestyle and A&E Managing Editor

Alex is a senior and has been on the Southerner staff for 2 years. When not writing for Southerner, you can find her in Grady Debate, Orchestra, and Ignite club. She is excited to serve as Managing Editor of Lifestyle and A&E...

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Jack Rafferty

Assistant Managing Editor, Comment

Jack Rafferty is the assistant managing editor of the comment section.  In addition to his loyal service to the Southerner, he also participates in debate, soccer, and Model UN at Grady.  Perhaps most impressively, he is a co-founder...

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Katie Earles

Co- Editor in Chief

Katie is a senior and has been in the Communications pathway for 4 years. Apart from writing and editing for the Southerner, she is active in the musical theatre department, an attorney on the mock trial team, and is a member...

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Jordan Killenberg

Lifestyle Section Editor

Jordan Killenberg is a senior at Grady and the Lifestyle Section Editor for the Southerner. When she isn't working on the paper, she plays lacrosse for Grady and is a member of the Model UN and IGNITE clubs.

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Gaby Paez

Assistant Managing Editor Online/Social Media

Gabriella (Gaby) Paez is a senior and the assistant managing editor of the online/social media platforms for the Southerner. In addition to her work for the Southerner, she is a member of Grady's girls varsity lacrosse team, and...

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Sophie Rivard

News Section Editor

Sophie Rivard is a senior at Grady High School and the news section editor for the Southerner newspaper.    

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Parker Killenberg

AME for the A&E

Parker Killenberg is a senior and the AME for the A&E section. She enjoys taking part in activities including Model UN and Grady's IGNITE chapter and you can find her frolicking around town(when she isn't writing for the a...

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Jack Hudson

Assistant Managing Editor of Sports

Jack Hudson is from the Georgian town of Atlanta. He enjoys riding bikes, skipping rocks, playing hopscotch or four square, and writing newspaper articles for the Southerner. When he isn't writing stories for the school newspaper...

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James Bryan

Comment Managing Editor

I am a senior here at Grady and am excited to be a part of the paper for a second year! Last year, I held the position of junior online editor, and wrote a variety of pieces, ranging from features covering Black Lives Matter to...

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Chandler Morris

Managing Online Editor, Assistant Managing News Editor

Chandler is Managing Editor of the Southerner Online as well as Asst. Managing News Editor of the Southerner. She specializes in news, features, and photo essays. She is also the photographer for Humans of Grady, a photoblog of i...

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Alex Durham

Comment Assistant Managing Editor

I am a senior staffer for the Southerner, and specialize in writing commentary pieces. The Southerner gives me an opportunity to put my voice into the community and reach out to people that I would otherwise never have the cha...

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Olivia Podber

Co-Editor in Chief

Olivia is a senior at Grady and excited to be the Co-Editor in Chief of The Southerner! This is her second year as a staff member on The Southerner, and last year she was a Junior Online Editor. While not working on the paper,...

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Max Nevins

Lifestyle Associate Managing Editor

Hi I'm Max Nevins and I'm the Lifestsyle Associate Managing Editor. This is my second year writing for The Southerner and last year I was a Junior Online Editor. I am also involved in swim team and Model UN.

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Henry Smalley

Writer

Beat writer for all grady female sports. Co-founder of the grady Viking club.

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Molly Haynes

Author

I am a junior at Grady High School. This is my first year on The Southerner staff, but I have been apart of Grady's journalism program since freshman year. Along with writing stories for The Southerner and Southerner Online, I...

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Ellie Werthman

Author

I am a junior at Grady High School and am a writer for the newspaper. This is my first year on the Southerner staff. I am also a part of the Grady cross country and lacrosse teams.

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Aneska Walrath

Author

I'm a junior here at Grady High School. This is my first year on the Southerner staff.

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Selena Kleber

Author

I am curently a junior at Grady High School. This is my first year on the Southerner staff and I am very excited. I am also part of Grady's cross country, swim, ultimate and mock trial team.

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Lili Chalfant

Author

I'm currently a junior at Grady High School. I'm on the Southerner staff. I play lacrosse for Grady as well.

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Margot McLaughlin

Author

I am a Junior at Grady High School and this is my first year on the staff of Southerner and I have been in the journalism program since freshman year. I have written for the southerner, southerner online, and Nexus.

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Reid Barry

Author

Senior at Grady High School, specializes in writing interesting stories.  Also Grady's beat writer for the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hustle. a cool guy.

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Alex Langan

Assistant Managing Editor of the Sports Section

Alex Langan is a senior at Grady High School and has worked on the Southerner since his junior year. Langan specializes in covering the Grady football and soccer teams. In his free time, Langan enjoys watching sports, playing...

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