The Optimist

2019-2020 Staff

Melissa Thomas

Editor

Having just returned to Bloomington after living overseas, Melissa is excited to start following some of the remarkable stories hidden in South.

Logan Hanchett

Editor

Hit a dinger that still has not landed in the 2018 softball "game" against Gothic.

John Kelly

Editor

Third year with the Optimist.

John Law

Editor

Only true athlete on staff. Plans to dominate the Gothic-Optimist softball game.  Holds the Optimist record for most David's Sunflower Seeds unshelled and eaten in one day. Back to Back Fantasy Football Champ

Katie Apple

Staff Writer

Katie is a senior and happy to return for her third year as a staff writer on The Optimist.  She is also involved with YoungLife, dance, and is a manager for the Bloomington South dance team.

Braydyn Lents

Staff Writer

Lizzie Allen

Staff Writer

cannot spell

Elizabeth Allen

Staff Writer

First year on the Optimist. Always tired but somehow determined.

Vika Terrill

Staff Writer

New member of Optimist. Beets. Bears. Battlestar Galactica.

Raya Haghverdi

Staff Writer

Raya is really excited to be spending her senior year on the Optimist. When she's not writing stories or accidentally killing her potted plants, you can find her rewatching The Office or binging on Italian food.

Iris Kreilkamp

Staff Writer

Passionate about mechanical pencils.

Celie Kreilkamp

Staff Writer

First year on staff. 1/2 of the population of gingers on Optimist.

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