The Optimist

2021-2022 Staff

Dante Valentino

Competitive Circle Runner, prefers to get his hair cut in Japan.

Georgia York

 meow :)

Dahlia Ritter

My favorite movie is Shrek 2.

Rosa Theesfeld

hey, I am Rosa and I am from Germany. I enjoy baking and playing Mastermind.

Emma Kershner

How I would describe myself... lit crazy movie

Ellery Law

Optimist is the reason for my optimism

Bella Inman

Bella Inman

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

Nadia Radu

Nadia Radu

I have dreams to be a Sports and Entertainment Reporter/Journalist.

Clara Graham

Connect 4 aficionado

Marcos Valentin

Marcos Valentin

Freshman Marcos Valentin, a video specialist, is exactly 5'7". He likes to draw weird things.

Jacob Mason

Jacob Mason

Senior Jacob Mason, a video specialist on staff, is also a track athlete and the film manager for the Panthers football team.

Elise Sensabaugh

An award losing host

Ethan Richardson

Ethan Richardson

My name is Ethan, and I'm a video specialist for South Optimist. I have 2 Dogs, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. I also love making videos for Optimist story coming soon about Pilis Party Tacos.     #FindTori...

Cooper Richardson

Top 5 people of all time

Boone Law

Boone Law

When Boone is not at school, he enjoys making ice cream, swimming, listening to electronic music, running lines, and hugging his three amazing cats. Previously an editor of the yearbook, Boone has decided to shift his focus to...

Ms. Kathleen Mills

Ms. Kathleen Mills

Adviser Ms. Mills is coach of the perennially winning Optimist softball team and CEO of the Optimist media empire, which includes this site, podcasting, social media, and video production.

Anya Stuart

gibby fan 4 life, lax bro (better than elise), doesn't know how to swim

Elena Rupp

Elena Rupp

Hannah Montana in the making :)

Lance Majercak

Rambunctious and ready to roll.

Quinley Bowden

Quinley Bowden

yo i'm quinley and i like to sing

Luka Jovanovic

Luka Jovanovic

Luka Jovanovic is an avid tennis player, and a Serbian to boot!  

Jordis Kieffer

Jordis Kieffer

Hi-ya, I'm Jordis and I love the outdoors and music!!!

Iris Kreilkamp

Has had Chik-fil-a twice ever

Jenna Torline

Jenna Torline

Local BigBot Enthusiast (:

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