Staff Directory


Broadcast Reporter
Adetokunbo Ojo is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. He has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Ojo hopes to get better at videography and fine-tune his video editing skills. He enjoys the relationships he’s been able to strengthen and make within the journalism community and looks forward to another year of content.
Layout/Design Director
Aiden Dowling is a sophomore Layout/Design Director for the BluePrints Magazine. Dowling would like to attend Georgia Tech and study in computer engineering. He hopes to become a more proactive and better photographer this year and enjoys the motivation he gets from being in the journalism community.
Alex Holland
Broadcast Reporter
Alex Holland is a junior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. Holland hopes to become a Surgeon in the future. His goals for this year are to improve his writing skills and learn how to use cameras and video editing software better.
Aminata Ba
Yearbook
Aminata Ba is a senior on the Yearbook Staff for BluePrints. Ba is interested in becoming a High School Teacher in the future. She looks forward to becoming a better writer through journalism and to become more open-minded about different topics. She enjoys being surrounded by people that don’t share the same ideas as her through the program and have constructive conversations.
Anna Schmidt
Writer
Anna Schmidt is a junior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Schmidt is interested in international business or sustainability in business and hopes to inform her community with meaningful news/topics that are important to them. She enjoys the teamwork and comradery that is produced through journalism and how the staff works together to complete their individual and team-oriented goals.
Art Director
Ava Maddox is a sophomore Art Director for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. Maddox would like to be a Film Director or Script Writer. She plans to work on creating as much art as possible this year to help add creativity and color to articles.
Azorian Harper
Yearbook
Azorian Harper is a sophomore yearbook staff member for BluePrints. This will be Harper’s first year as a member of the staff. He would like to be a pediatrician in the future, but is looking forward to learning more about what it is like to be a part of the journalism community.
Co-Editor in Chief
Brittany Lopez is a senior Co-Editor in Chief for BluePrints Magazine She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Lopez is interested in English, Journalism, and Social Work. She hopes to become a better writer, meet new people, and create a more efficient publication this year.
Sports Editor
Calvin Williams is a senior Sports Editor for WJAG-TV. He has attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Williams is interested in microbiology and hopes to help new students in the program learn how to cover events. He enjoys writing and covering stories and working with others that are equally as passionate about journalism.
Variety Editor
Chloe Howard is a senior and Variety Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Howard wants to become a Psychiatrist and help people with mental health issues, as well as start an organization to help children that have experienced sexual abuse. Another goal of hers is to study business and economics to start a coffee shop to be a safe space for teens. She looks forward to expressing her opinions about things through her writing, which is what she enjoys most about journalism.
Sports Editor
Cyalan Easwaran is a senior Sports Editor for WJAG-TV. He has attended the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. Easwaran is interested in becoming a Pediatrician and hopes to work on becoming a better Editor as well as make meaningful Features this year. He enjoys writing about things that he loves and how much he has learned over the past year through journalism.
Dennis Maganda
Broadcast Reporter
Dennis Maganda is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. He has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Maganda is interested in studying engineering. He is looking forward to helping new members and making new stories.
News Editor, Features Editor, Social Media Director
Ellie Crane is a sophomore and News/Features Editor, as well as Media Director for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Crane is interested in pursuing a journalistic career. She hopes to build her writing skills this year and enjoys that journalism has made her more out-going, providing a community that she feels comfortable in.
Writer
Emma McElhannon is a sophomore writer for the BluePrints Magazine. McElhannon is interested in pursuing a career in cinematography. She hopes to get better at photography and using Adobe software this year.
Enock Maganda
Broadcast Reporter
Enock Maganda is a junior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. This will be his first year a part of the journalism program. Maganda is interested in playing soccer while in college while also studying biological sciences to become a doctor with a concentration in sports medicine. He hopes to put the skills that he has acquired over the years to make an impact on the WJAG-TV team, while also producing good content.
Ethan Rice
Yearbook Editor
Ethan Rice is a senior yearbook editor for BluePrints. This will be his second year a part of the program. Rice is interested in modeling, interior design or architecture as possible careers in the future. He enjoys thrifting with his friends and photography, photography being a skill that he would like to strengthen this year as well as his designing skills.
Broadcast Reporter
Gabe Bush is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. He wants to stay involved in football and soccer throughout college and is interested in pursuing accounting or finance. Bush hopes to improve the Broadcast section of sports this year by covering at least 2-3 sports each week with better in-depth coverage and recaps. He enjoys being around his friends in journalism but also the fulfillment that comes with finishing a piece.
Writer
Ikeoluwa Ojo is a sophomore writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Ojo would like to pursue a career in social work or child psychology. She hopes to strengthen her writing, communication, and speaking skills this year.
Writer
Isabella Morgan is a freshman writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Morgan’s interests lie with animals and photography, photography being a skill that she hopes to improve this year. She believes majoring in an animal science field, and minoring in photography for college would be of interest to her.
Writing Coach and Copy Editor
Jackie Wright is a junior and Writing Coach/Copy Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and Southern Interscholastic Press Association. She wants to use writing, research, and alternative forms of storytelling to share information about politics, society, the environment, and the intersection of issues in these three topics. She is excited to produce impactful content that changes the way readers view the Athens community.
Writer
Jacob Weiszer is a junior writer for the BluePrints magazine. Weiszer enjoys playing soccer for fun and is interested in math-related majors such as economics, financing, and accounting. He hopes to learn more about the Athens community and cover a broad range of sports stories and player features.
Kamrie Branch
Broadcast Reporter
Kamrie Branch is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. She has attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Branch hopes to pursue a career in film or media. She would like to make her stories as engaging as possible this year and is looking forward to meeting new people and learning their stories.
Writer
Kira Law is a freshman writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Law is interested in a career that has to do with Psychology or Therapy. She hopes to meet new people, and improve her communication skills this year.
Writer
Lilly McGreevy is a freshman writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Mcgreevy wants to become a Criminal Justice Lawyer in the future. She hopes to improve her communication and writing skills this year and enjoys the community and dynamics of journalism.
Writer
Lorelai Crook is a senior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Crook would like to go to college and major in dance so that she can become a teacher and run her own studio. She hopes to continue to learn how to write different kinds of articles and work with people whose passions differ from hers.
Maycayla Holmes
Yearbook
Maycayla Holmes is a sophomore on the Yearbook Staff for BluePrints. This will be her first year on the staff. Holmes is interested in photography and videography as possible careers in the future. She is involved in the Bee Club at Cedar Shoals, and hopes to learn how to work editing software more efficiently this year.
Managing Editor
Megan Wise is a sophomore and Managing Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended the Georgia Scholastic Press Association. Wise is interested in becoming a dental hygienist and starting a photography blog in the future. She hopes to bring new viewpoints to the teams as well as inform people about what is happening around the school and enjoys all the different connections that she makes with members of the journalism community.
Web Editor
Melanie Frick is a sophomore Web Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Frick thinks she would enjoy being in a Science or English related career. She is hoping to add more to the website with art and organization, as well as write articles.
Writer
Melany Mathis is a junior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Her interests include physical therapy and sports medicine. She hopes to get out of her comfort zone this year to better her writing.
Mia La
Artist/Writer
Mia La is a sophomore writer for the BluePrints Magazine. La could see herself being a freelance artist as a career. She is looking forward to putting her art out there by helping create graphics for different articles.
Yearbook
Mounina Ba is a senior on the Yearbook Staff for BluePrints. Ba is interested in going to Law School and becoming a Lawyer. She feels like journalism has provided an outlet for her to be creative and looks forward to expressing herself more through her work.
Viewpoints Editor
Nikkia Bell is a senior and Viewpoints Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. Bell is interested in becoming a Counselor or Physical Therapist. She enjoys the people she gets to be around in journalism and get better at her writing.
Oluwasunmisola Odeyemi
Broadcast Reporter
Oluwasunmisola Odeyemi is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. She has attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Odeyemi wants to become a neurologist or neurosurgeon because of her interest in the human brain. She hopes to be creative with the stories she produces this year and enjoys meeting new people through journalism, especially people she gets to interview because it allows her to get to know various people from different communities.
Broadcast Reporter
Pace Barkdoll is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. He has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. He would like to become an audio engineer and want to work towards winning an award for his work this year.
Quinn Moore is a senior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. This will be his fourth year as a member of the program. Moore has attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. He is interested in an assortment of careers including psychology, animal hospitality, manufacturing, and travel. Moore enjoys skateboarding, sports, music, hanging out with his friends, and would like to write an opinion piece this year that gets people to think in a way they might have not before.
Savannah Duncan-Barnett
Writer
Savannah Duncan-Barnett is a junior writer for the Blueprints Magazine. Duncan-Barnett would like to work in Music Education or Psychology in the future. She hopes to be able to write in a way that will be interesting to a wide audience and enjoys that in journalism, everyone’s voice matters and are collaborating to make something special.
Co-Editor in Chief
Stephany Gaona Perez is a senior Co-Editor in Chief for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Gaona-Perez is interested in both Criminal Justice and Journalism as possible fields of work, such as a Paralegal, Criminal Investigator, or working as a writer for a magazine/newspaper. She wants to graduate this year knowing that her fellow staff members are prepared to make excellent content and is looking forward to being a mentor for her peers.
Web Editor
Tory Ratajczak is a sophomore Web Editor for the BluePrints Magazine. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Ratajczak wants to be a veterinarian or a vet tech in the future. She hopes to make the website more exciting and help new members feel comfortable writing and editing articles.
Tykerius Monford
Broadcast Reporter
TyKerius Monford is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. He has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Monford plans to major in finance or business management. He hopes to help future reporters produce quality content and enjoys learning about things that he wouldn’t have normally explored without journalism.
Violet Calkin
Writer
Violet Calkin is a junior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. Calkin is interested in Global Health and International Relations and plans to go to college after high school. She hopes to produce content that is helpful and educational to the community and is looking forward to exploring new ideas and discovering new perspectives.
Xavier Stovall
Writer
Xavier Stovall is a senior writer for the BluePrints Magazine. He would like to work in business marketing in the future. Stovall enjoys helping new-comers to the journalism program and the community that it has to offer.
Yenni Velazquez-Ayala
Broadcast Reporter
Yenni Velazquez-Ayala is a sophomore broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. Her interests include cameras and editing. She would like to better her broadcasting skills by experimenting with editing throughout the year and becoming familiar with the ins and outs of Adobe software.
Ymonie Foote
Broadcast Reporter
Ymonie Foote is a senior broadcast reporter for WJAG-TV. She has attended both the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Foote would like to become a staff writer for animation series and movies in the future.
Zaya Roberson
Yearbook
Zaya Roberson is a sophomore yearbook staff member for BluePrints. This is Roberson’s first year on the program. She is interested in becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner and enjoys being a part of the volleyball and cheer teams for Cedar Shoals. Roberson is looking forward to learning how to take pictures this year to make a memorable yearbook.