The Optimist

2022-2023 Staff

Staff Writer

Alden Jankowski

Optimist Writer

Nicky Walker
Staff Writer

Nicky Walker

Allegiant to the bag.

Maddox Grass
Staff Writer

Maddox Grass

Jack Gildea
Staff Writer

Jack Gildea

Grande BC baller

Staff Writer

Grayson Irwin

Senior

This is Elliott.
Staff Writer

Elliot Thurston

Pisces 😉

Staff Writer

Lennon Mobley

Staff Writer

Truman Daleke

Does not play cricket

Mateo Fuentes-Rohwer
Staff Writer

Mateo Fuentes-Rohwer

Member of Grande Athletics #vivagrande

a black and white photo of christina ricci as wednesday addams
Staff Writer

Laynie Rearick

Thought too long about what to write here and got overwhelmed

Melanie Southern
Staff Writer

Melanie Southern

hoards snacks for a living. breathes golf. enjoys writing, photography, & music.

Hailey Dunlop-Bahler
Staff Writer

Hailey Dunlop-Bahler

A goat parent and lifelong Good Mythical Morning fan, Hailey has been dragged into The Optimist by editor Jenna Torline. Having spent most of last years Panther Plus times in Mills room, actually joining the newspaper seemed t...

Jack Crystal
Staff Writer

Jack Crystal

Jack has two dogs and enjoys reading.

Kaden Hamilton
Writer/Producer

Kaden Hamilton

Fueled by Cats and Caffeine!

Aidan Martin

Saxophone player in Marching, Concert, Jazz, and Pep Bands. I am also a participant in the Solo and Ensemble of ISSMA.

Iliad Haghverdi

Iliad Haghverdi

https://youtu.be/7TcD_IeMdG4

Colin Moore

#1 Optimist writer

Video Specialist

Ethan Richardson

Ugly Baby
Mascot

Ugly Baby

Ugly Baby, a sentient puppet, heads The Optimist as loyal mascot and talking stick. You should follow its Instagram, @bhss.uglybaby , for "🔥🔥 posts dawg."

Bella Inman
Writer/Photographer

Bella Inman

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006. Small business owner. #southdanceteam. Between 2 Urns host #2.

Co-Editor

Elise Sensabaugh

An award losing host

Video Specialist/Co-Editor

Cooper Richardson

Top 5 people of all time

Elena Rupp
Co-Editor

Elena Rupp

Hannah Montana in the making :)

Quinley Bowden
staff writer

Quinley Bowden

yo yo yo

Jenna Torline
Co-Editor, Ad Manager

Jenna Torline

Local BigBot Enthusiast (:

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