The Trailblazer

2018-2019 Staff

Hanna Kimball

Managing Editor

Hanna is a senior, and this is her fourth and final year working for The Trailblazer. An editor-in-chief last year, Hanna has worked through the ranks to become Managing Editor, and has taught a few on her way up. Although she...

Alexandra Truszkowska

Editor in Chief

Alex is a senior and this is her fourth and final year on The Trailblazer. She was the Arts & Entertainment editor junior year and became Editor in Chief senior year. She is so excited for her last year, teaching the undercl...

Amber Leung

Editor in Chief

Editor-In-Chief Amber is a senior and is working on her final year on The Trailblazer. She's ready to work with, train, and mentor underclassmen to one day take her job! Although she is sad to see it go, she's excited for the re...

Melanie Meisner

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Senior Melanie was the Life and Style editor last year but upgraded to Arts and Entertainment her fourth year. Melanie loves to help The Trailblazer and is a very proactive journalism student, always offering a helping hand. She’...

Josh Cooper

Sports Editor

Josh is a senior, and this is his second and final year as a Sports Editor on The Trailblazer. Ready for any and all sport seasons, you can find Josh interviewing an athlete after a game winning score or helping the underclass...

Skylar Bachman

Life and Style Editor

This is Skylar’s second year working as a Life and Style Editor and this senior is excited for the upcoming year! Skylar is ready to help the newest writers into their academic careers by teaching them how to write, edit, and ev...

Matthew Wikfors

In-Depth Editor

Matt is a senior and this is his second year as the In-Depth editor for The Trailblazer. Matt is excited to lead writers into hard-hitting journalism and write exposés. Although he’s sad his time is ending soon, he knows that his proteges will do w...

Nate Barcus

Business Editor

Nate is a senior and has been writing since freshman year. Last year he was a Sports Editor and has since created the business section on The Trailblazer. Even though he’s not quite ready to let go, he’s excited to build his...

Eric Traub

Satire Editor

Eric is a junior, and this is his third year on The Trailblazer. He is the current Satire Editor and knows a thing or two about sarcasm. All jokes aside, Eric is ready to expand this relatively new section and make it a hub f...

Jenna Golub, Jared Mitovich, and Mackenzie Blowers

Social Media Editors

These three sophomores have been a part of the Trailblazer since freshman year and are all Social Media Editors. They work on the newspaper’s Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, making this the most accessible year yet. You c...

Sophie Mazzei

Story from the Stands

Sophie is a senior, and this is her fourth and final year on The Trailblazer. She’s the editor and producer of the hit Story From The Stands documentary and a Journalism student. Find her interviewing kids around the hallway or fil...

Jolie Newman

Opinion Editor

Sofia Papadopoulos

College Corner Editor

Sofia Papadopoulos is a current Junior at Hills and the College Corner Editor for The Trailblazer. She spent sophomore year as editor of school news and is excited to continue writing articles and training underclassmen!

Suha Niyas

School News Editor

Junior Suha Niyas is the current school news editor for The Trailblazer. She is excited to work hard this year, write articles, and make this the best year yet!