TDN Staff

21 Aug 2013 by Jeff Herold, Comments Off


2015/2016 TDN Staff


Lexi G.


Hey everyone! I’m Lexi, director of the HMSTV portion of HMSTV/TDN. I am an 8th grader here at Hillcrest (no, I don’t have braces anymore)  and am ecstatic to show you all the best articles I know will be written this year! I am involved in musical theater, piano, voice lessons, and choir. You can probably tell I am very interested in the arts. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, hanging out with my little sister, volunteering at my theater program, and watching hours upon hours of Youtube and Netflix. My favorite article I have written this year is How to Be A Dog in 5 Easy Steps. (I wrote it as a joke, but it never fails to make me laugh!) I know I am excited about everything that will be happening this year, and I hope you are too!

 Mason L.

Greetings, my name is Mason, and I have been in HMSTV/TDN for a year now (since 7th grade). A bit about me: I love school, I just adore public speaking, I love writing articles and poems and stories. I am addicted to the drug known as Video Games. I especially love history. I am very happy and dedicated to help anyone with their TDN articles because last year, people did the same to help me.

Kaysey P.

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Hello, falcons! My name is Kaysey and I am an eighth grader (8-1, Fox Falcons!) at Hillcrest. I am a co-editor for The Digital Nest. I enjoy getting involved in my school. I am apart of NJHS, Yearbook, and (obviously) HMSTV and TDN. I love to read and I am into photography. Nature shots are my favorite kinds of pictures! I am excited to be apart of TDN for the 2015-2016 year!


Meredith N.

My name is Meredith and I’m so excited to be a part of this crew of reporters! I get to do two of the things I love- public speaking and writing. A bit about me- I am currently an eighth grader (8-2, F-16 falcons!) and I love school; every subject. I’m a dedicated student and proud to be this year’s NJHS President. I’m involved in many extra-curricular activities, such as the Hillcrest Garden Gang and Pentathlon team. I love music, and I sit first chair for the trombones in both the Hillcrest Concert Band and the DVUSD Honor Jazz Band. In March I attended Arizona All-State, a band competition for musicians from all over Arizona, and sat as the lead trombone. My family is mainly from America and Australia, and I am happy to cover the State & National News column, as well as World News. I love to read, and I usually have a new book every day. I look forward to a great year!

Mikayla B.

Hi! My name is Mikayla, I’m so excited for this year with HMSTV! This year I will be doing reviews and opinions on some of the things I like such as books and movies. Some of my hobbies include reading, volleyball, and travel. I’m a new 7th grader to Hillcrest and I can’t wait for the rest of the year! I am very involved with my academic life, my favorite subject is ELA. I am a big reader, I usually have a new book every week! I can’t wait to be apart of HMSTV and TDN this year!

Adriana D.

Hello! I’m Adriana Davila, and I am a seventh grader at Hillcrest. I’m a social butterfly, and I absolutely love performing. I play the flute, guitar and piano. I also do acting, dance, and voice lessons. I came from Legend Springs Elementary School, a DVUSD school. Even though most of my friends came with me to Hillcrest, I have still made so many more friends. I love school, but my two favorite subjects are Social Studies and Band. When I get older, I want to be a actress. That is a little about me!

Morgan K.

Hi everyone! My name is Morgan and I am a 7th grader here at Hillcrest. My favorite subject in school is English and I love to read! A few of my hobbies are babysitting, gymnastics, soccer, running, camping, and spending time with my family. I am excited to start off a new year and get to meet new friends!

Gwenn C.

Hi! My name is Gwenn Chaddock, and I am a seventh grader at Hillcrest! I love to free read and write. Some of my hobbies are softball, reading, writing stories, drawing and I love to take pictures of nature. I love to work with animals and I want to be a Veterinarian when I am older. I am very creative and fun and that’s what people like about me! I am super excited to be involved and I look forward to an amazing year!

Lauren L.

Hi! My name ia Lauren Laudick and I am a 7th grader at Hillcrest Middle school. Some of my hobbies are softball, gymnastics, playing with animals, and camping! When I grow up I want to be a veternarian! I am very outgoing and hardworking. I am very excited to be writing more stories on here, TDN!

Sofia M.

Hello! I’m Sofia and I’m very excited to be apart of HMSTV/TDN. Reading(I’m addicted to books), writing, soccer, art(though I’m not too good), and swimming are just a few of the things I enjoy. I’m in 7th grade so I will have one more year, after this year, to be at this fantastic school! I love getting involved with the school! I’m in the Garden Gang, Drama, and Student Council! I can’t wait to share stories on TDN and give you news about the school on HMSTV!

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