Archives for : November2017

Noah Eckman

Hello my name is Noah Eckman and this is my first year on the broadcast staff. I’m in the 11th grade and I am in charge of running Wirecast and the Teleprompter.

I have been the Treasurer of my class since my freshman year, and I plan on joining the prom committee. I shoot competitive shotgun when I am not at school. I am also a member of Zion Lutheran Church in New Middletown.

What I enjoy the most about Broadcast is learning through the chaos of everything going on around me. I have learned a lot in my little time here at Broadcast.

I am an Honor Roll student at Springfield and plan to join NHS this year.

Luke Synder

My name is Luke Snyder, I’m a junior and this is my first year on broadcast.  

I’ve played football for all three years so far and plan to run track as well.  

Outside of school I like to hang out with friends.  

My favorite part of being a part of broadcast is being a part of class to help with announcements.  

“Work Smarter…Not Harder” – Allan F. Mogensen

Mitchell Seymour

My name is Mitchell Seymour, and I”m in the 9th grade. This is my first year on the broadcast staff. I am a reporter on the staff.

I am on the SHS football team, and I am the treasurer of the student class officers.

Outside of Springfield I play baseball all around the surrounding states of Ohio.

I enjoy coming to class everyday and putting up a quality broadcast and spending time with my friends.

What I like to think is, “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”

Eric Cameron

I am Eric Cameron and a freshman at Springfield Local High School. It is also my first year on the Yearbook staff.

I like video games. Right now I also think Global is pretty fun in school.

When  Springfield is stuff like camping, playing video games, and sometimes riding dirt bikes.

It’s pretty cool being in Yearbook because I get to help make the yearbook, and get to learn about journalism as well.

Right now I’m also really into social media and  I hanging out with my brother and friends.

Zachary Swantek

My name is Zachary Swantek and I am a member of the yearbook staff. This is my very first year on the staff, so therefore I have been on the staff for only a year. I am currently a senior at Springfield Local High School and am a part of both the Sentinel Springfield Newspaper and their yearbook.

I am currently active in my fifth year of math here at Springfield, and I am regularly known to be involved in the drama club and the productions they put on at the school. I have participated in multiple years at the YSU English festival due to my love for reading and my enjoyment of not having to go to school.

Some things I do outside of school is be present at Boardman Center Middle school, where I work as a Janitor. I tend too to be able to solve about ninety percent of the math equations I see and hear around the school while working, so I guess you could say I am pretty much the dude off of “Good Will Hunting.”

The number one thing that I enjoy most about being a part of the yearbook staff is all the opportunities it provides me to not have to sit in a chair all day. Also, I have had the chance to assist teachers and the people who who are hired to take our pictures at the school.

In conclusion, I am just a high schooler on the yearbook staff searching for some more credits to earn before I graduate. Look for my work on The Sentinel if you want, if not don’t ,either way have a nice day.

Tim Williams

Also known as “Clark Kent.”

Jessica Swartz

My name is Jessica Swartz and I have been involved in yearbook for the past three years of my high school career. Each year I have gained more responsibility in caring for the yearbook, and this year I have been given the title of Yearbook Editor. After I graduate with the class of 2018, I hope to leave the care of the yearbook in good hands of a dedicated individual that will hopefully have as much interest in this yearbook as me. I wish that underclassman much luck in capturing the memories and heart of the school in years to come.

When I became a freshman, I decided to become more involved with my school. I have been involved in Track, Book Club, Art Club, Spanish Club, Drama Club, Science Club, Yearbook,  NHS, and much more throughout my four years at Springfield. However, deciding to become a Springfield Majorette has been my favorite. It took hard work, countless hours, and a lot of bruises to become what I am today. I am proud of myself for always working towards improving my skills and proud of those in my team for all of the encouragement before a performance. The most interesting and slightly concerning aspect of it has been twirling fire batons and fire knives during the halftime shows at football games. Seeing how the crowd watches in awe, and knowing some are holding their breath because it’s not something that just anyone can do, makes me feel like I’m where I’m meant to be and that all of my hard work had paid off.

Outside of school, I try to keep myself busy. I work on the weekends and volunteer at Freedom Church in New Middletown. On Wednesday nights I have youth group where I sing on the worship team and on Friday nights I attend the football games and cheer on the Tigers. My time outside of school is just as hectic as my time in school; however, I find my ways to deal with the chaos. I enjoy listening to my music on Pandora or Spotify and I find projects to work on. I enjoy reading, writing, singing, and painting. Anything that acts as a creative outlet I usually take delight in. Outside of school hours is, more often than not, when I find myself being more involved socially. I make time to involve those I hold near and dear to my heart in my life in efforts to keep them close and continue going on adventures and making memories.

Something I love about creating the yearbook is the fact that I am able to contribute to making a compilation of memories for students to look back on. My goal is for this book to be timeless, humorous, and heartwarming. Years from now, when I am sitting down in the morning with my coffee at my kitchen table, I hope to open this book and smile and laugh and take delight in the memories that I had created for myself. Not only do I have the opportunity to put my best efforts into this memoir, but I also have the ability to show off the unique students at Springfield.

My goals for my senior year is to create memories and opportunities for myself. I hope to enjoy my time as my high school era comes to an end. I don’t want to get caught up in the chaos with college applications, tests, and studying to the point where I miss everything good about my last year. In yearbook I want to keep those memories alive with all of the students. I don’t want to forget about the amazing victory against Western Reserve or the time that my class got covered in shaving cream in the homecoming parade. I don’t want to miss out on this short time of my life and I want to keep a positive attitude. With that said, I will leave my reader with a quote that has stuck with me: “The problem is not the problem, the problem is your attitude about the problem,” from Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Morgan Santangelo

My name is Morgan Santangelo. I’m in 12th grade, and I have been a part of the yearbook staff for one year now.

I am a very active student at Springfield. I have played volleyball throughout my entire high school and middle school career. For me, this has made high school truly high school for me. This has been one of the biggest impacts of my life within these years. All the time and hard work and dedication into one sport has consumed a lot of me but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I played as a back row specialist all four years. My teammates have grown and gotten to be my absolute best friends who I couldn’t live without. This sport has given me the best friendships a person could ask for and I am forever thankful for that. It’s absolutely unbelievable to think that this is my senior year and my last of everything I’ve done for so long. It will most definitely feel very different and be difficult when next season comes around and I will not be partaking in it. I’m glad I got to be involved for as long as I did though, and I just remember thinking this year would never come and now it’s actually here.

I absolutely love spending time with my friends when I’m not busy with school school. They offer the most amount of happiness and memories for me and I love them for that. I live for the moments with my friends where we’re laughing until there are tears in our eyes and our stomachs hurt and we can barely breathe because we’re laughing so hard.  I also enjoy spending time with my family. Every single Sunday we go over my grandparents’ house and have a traditional Italian pasta Sunday dinner. We have done this together as a family since I was as little.

What I enjoy most about yearbook is that there is creative writing. I love to write about my feelings because I always think of things to share with others that I want to go on and on about. I like how it’s not just typical writing with state standards as well.  I also enjoy how we get to work independently because I like having my own personal space to work on things. I also like how our work can get published and sort of “shown off” for other people to see and recognize.

I’m very anxious and excited to continue my senior year and see all life has to offer for me. I can’t wait to start something new and create new experiences. I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this my whole life and now it’s finally here.

Marlie Applegarth

My name is Marlie Applegarth. I am in eleventh grade and this is my first year participating in yearbook.

During my time at Springfield I have participated in softball and basketball. I also took part in Float Committee throughout freshman, sophomore, and junior year. I also joined Spanish and Science Club this year.

Outside of school, I have volunteered at Angels for Animals two times. I also have a lot of pets, including dogs, cats, horses, and an alpaca. I’ve always loved having animals around me. I have a good relationship with all of my family members. I really enjoy spending time with my parents, my sister, and my brother. My family is the most important thing to me.

The thing I enjoy most about Yearbook is learning new things. For example, we’ve learned how to write a news article and a review article. I also enjoyed learning about different kinds of photos and capturing some of my own. I’m excited to be able to create Springfield Local High School yearbook this year.

Ultimately, I enjoy being active in sports and school activities. I also like to take part in things that will help me in the future or in college. I continually strive to prepare myself and give myself a lot of options until I figure out what I want to do in the future. I hope to make my family, especially my parents, proud of me and my high school career.

Lukas Yemma

I am Lukas Yemma And  I am a freshman. This is my first year being a part of the broadcast.  

I play football, basketball, and I do track here at Springfield.  In the offseason I play for an AAU team called Team Cure, and we get players from a lot of other schools.  

Outside of school I do a lot of different activities outdoors such as sports but when weather is bad I find something nice to do inside. I really enjoy my life outside of school.I like While in school one of my favorite things to do is participate in the broadcast class.

What I enjoy the most about the broadcast is finding a new inspiring quote everyday for the script and filling in at anchor if they need me.  I really like to speak on camera because I feel like everyone can hear what I’m saying from around our school and it’s funny to watch afterwards.  I truly enjoy being a part of the broadcast because I get to relate to people a little bit more in this class than any other class and I enjoy it a lot. Also, some of my really good friends are also in this class and I get to hang with them more during the period.  

Something that you should definitely know about me is that I am a big fan of electronics.  That is another reason why I love this class because we always use stuff in here like cameras, phones, computers, etc.  I wouldn’t want to end my day with any other class besides this one.

Hailey Wiscott

Hi, I’m Hailey Wiscott. I’m a freshman and I’m in the Broadcast Class. I write the entertainment section of the script and I run the DataVideo.

I’ve been going to Springfield since 4th grade. Before I moved, I lived in Struthers for 9 years. I plan to take art class and join the art club as a sophomore, but as of now I’m focusing on my studies.

Outside of school, I like to draw and play guitar. I’ve been playing guitar for about a year and I play punk and metal songs. I’ve been drawing for about 3 years and I mostly draw people and tattoo designs. I live with my parents, three younger sisters, and my dog, Louie, who is a Black Lab-German Shepard mix.

What I like most about being in the Broadcast Class is getting to meet and work with all the different people and getting to use all the different technology. It’s really cool to have the opportunity to come together with everyone in my class to make something amazing.

What you should really know about me is that I’m very shy, but I’m also very passionate about what I love. I love music (mainly punk) and I love art. I take these things very seriously, whether it be just drawing something for fun or keeping track of my favorite bands that are on tour.

Mac Suverison

My name is Mac Suverison, and I’m in 9th grade, and this is my first year doing broadcast. My job I’m this class is sports announcer.

In school I am planning on being a part of Drama Club so I can gain more experience with acting.

Outside of school I take dance, singing, and acting classes, which I have been taking for over 2 months. What inspired me to take these classes is I want to be an actress when I graduate.

In my family, I am the youngest and have four brothers. I live with my father and one brother. Most people know I’m more of a tomboy than a girlie girl, and this is the reason why.

What I enjoy most about the broadcast class is the people! There are a lot of different people which makes this class interesting. We have quiet people who don’t say a lot, but they do a good job with their work, and we have those outgoing people who make the class loud, fun, and crazy with all their ideas.

What you should know about me is I am a very quiet person, who doesn’t do much, but listens a lot, so most people come to me with their problems because they know I’ll listen no matter what.