METEA MEDIA

2018-2019 Staff

Maddie Crabtree

Maddie Crabtree is a Senior and the Editor-in-Chief of Metea Media. She has been on staff for three years and has a huge passion for all things journalism. She placed first in Illinois and third in the nation for review writin...

Todd Redman

Todd Redman is a sophomore who is involved in extracurricular activities such as marching band.  He plans to shortly join Improv Club, Literary Magazine, and Pep band. His interests involve English/Literature/Journalism, Improv and thinking up random i...

Noelle Pryor

Noelle is a senior and this is her second year on staff. This year, she is the photography editor. She is a very stressed person, so you may see her eating or drawing to solve this. She still enjoys every type of media, whether it...

Marco Rivero

Marco Rivero is a senior at Metea Valley and spotlight editor for the Stampede. When he's not listening to music Marco enjoys keeping up with politics and continuing his journey into becoming more and more pretentious.  ...

Madison McCalley

Madison is a junior and this is her first year on the Journalism staff. She is a sports reporter and photographer. If she isn’t busy taking photos or writing stories and sports updates, she is spending time with her friends ...

Kennedy Homan

Kennedy Homan is a person of many different problems. She likes ducks too much, she throws stuffed animals at people in school, and she has no social life due to drawing too much. Her haircut might as well be copyrighted due to i...

Juthi Saha

Juthi is currently a senior and is entering her second year of newspaper as The Stampede’s profiles editor. She loves to sing, travel the world, and play with makeup.

Esha Mandadi

Esha Mandadi is a senior and first-year spotlight reporter. She’s also a member of the speech team, and participates in BPA. Outside of school, she enjoys watching A24 films and reading memoirs. You can probably find her writi...

Alexandra Guckel

Alexandra Guckel is a junior and is Headlines Editor for her second year on staff. If she isn’t at school, you can usually find her dancing, hanging out with her friends, or doing homework for all of her classes. Aside from ...

Lauren Coates

Lauren Coates is a senior and a first year headlines reporter for Metea Media. She loves all things pop culture, including music, TV, movies, and celebrity drama. She’s a member of Youth and Government and English Honor Society, and ...

Leland Pan

Leland Pan is the Sports Editor for Metea Media. She loves to share the powerful stories that the Metea community has. Aside from writing, she loves to read and take an occasional nap. You can find her at the golf course or hangi...

James Turnbull

James Turnbull, when not procrastinating, can often be found in the music wing and percussion room. He is a drum major of the marching band, a percussionist in wind ensemble, and an avid member of MV’s Youth and Government ...

Esther Whang

Esther is a senior and this is her first year doing graphic for news paper. She is also part of the swim and water polo team. On her free time, Esther enjoys spending time with friends and family. Her favorite activity is walkin...

Claudia Grzyb

Claudia Grzyb is a senior at Metea Valley and is currently in her second year of being on staff. Claudia has been on the Metea Valley Speech team, and enjoys spending her down time with her three loving cats.

Brittany Evans

Brittany said HEY GIRLIES! She’s excited to be a part of profiles and photography. She’s currently a junior and a former bowler. She works but doesn’t like it, she’s about that money though. BYE GIRLIES.

Brandt Ward

Brandt Ward is a Junior. He is a perspectives writer who recently just joined newspaper. He looks forward to contributing his creative writing and analysis skills.

Ben Weiss

Ben Weiss is a senior perspectives editor and writer. It will be his second and last year on The Stampede. Other activities he’s involved in include the Speech Team, Theatre, The Mane and Varsity Singers. He hopes to major in...

Avani Shah

Avani Shah is a senior and Headlines Editor for Metea Media. This is her second year on staff. Avani is a black belt in Tang Soo Do. She can often be found reading, tweeting, or binge watching Jeopardy! Find her on Twitter @avaniishah...

Aimee Leal

Aimee is a senior and Varsity cheerleader at Metea Valley. This is her second year on staff and she is photography editor this year. She enjoys really cheesy jokes and will laugh at nearly everything and anything while also procrastinating...

Nate Burleyson

Nate Burleyson is the Sports Editor and the local blog boy of Meteamedia.org. He is commonly found writing, watching movies, or napping. You can follow him on twitter @NBurleyson for tweets about his awkward interactions, movie...

Kellie Foy

Kellie is a senior entering her third year of the Stampede. She is the Magazine Editor-in-Chief and has been a sports writer for the past two years. She also participates in National English Honor Society and Aspiring Authors an...

Riley Burgoon

Riley Burgoon is a senior entering her first year on staff as a photographer. Outside newspaper, she is also a part of Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Peer Partners. You can probably find her out on a bike ride or binge wat...

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