Meet Our Team
The Trojan Tribune News Media staff writes and produces video broadcasts. News Media is an elective course introducing students to the exciting world of print, online, and broadcast media. Law, ethics, and the history of journalism will complement the major units of study: reporting, writing, editing, photography, advertising, design, management, and teamwork. In addition, students will have the opportunity to technology aided publishing tools and other hands-on production tools.
Senior Editor & Layout Designer
Hello. My name is Amber and I am a third year news student. I enjoy News Media because it’s fun to gather all kinds of information and put in into a big production piece. My favorite production to do is the Senior Edition for graduation. I have two older siblings, Molly and Joe, two nieces, Isabelle and Paisley, and one nephew, Maxwell. I am excited to finish high school and explore my opportunities.
My name is Erika Malloy and I am a senior in high school. I am a first year News student and am interested in News Media because I like telling people what is going on in our school and our society. Some of my favorite parts of class are picking topics to write about and making PSA videos for SRB. I have four sisters and two brothers. All of my siblings are a lot older than me besides my twin sister.
Staff Writer & Advice Columnist
Waddup!? My name is Meagan Canfield, and I am a sophomore here at WCHS. It’s my first year in News Media, so I’m kinda new to this. The reason that I decided to join News Media is because I like to write and have my own opinions on issues. In my freetime, which is always, I am either working at the local steakhouse or am watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians with a bowl full or Oreos.
Hi, My name is Cassandra Kramer. I'm a sophomore at West Central High School. This is my first year as a News Media student. I decided to join News Media because I like to give my opinions on things that are happening in the real world. I have two older sisters, Rachel and Emily.
Senior Editor & Review Writer
Hi. My name is Ryan Beck and I am a second year news student. I enjoy writing about news because it gives me a chance to report on topics I like to read about. My favorite part of news media is hanging out with the news team and figuring out different articles to write about. When I'm not writing news, I'm hanging out with my family and my friends.
Hi, I'm TJ Holloway and I'm a sophomore. I’m a News I student and decided to be in News Media because I wanted to expand my knowledge on reporting news. My favorite part of class is interacting and brainstorming with my classmates. Producing a news is a great experience because it feels like your contributing to a bigger cause and its nice seeing your work acknowledged. I like filling my time up with sports, hanging out with friends, and hunting.
My name is Clayton Hanisch and I'm a sophomore. I’m a first year News Media student. I have interest in News Media because I like writing. One of my favorite parts about this class is writing articles about sport events. Currently I am in football and in the summer I'm in baseball. I also enjoy hunting. I have two older siblings Joe who is a senior and Paige who is a sophomore at USD.
Hey, my name is Jovonn Hawkey. I am a sophomore at West Central High School. This is my first year in News Media, my favorite thing to do in News Media is going out in the halls and getting news. In my free time I like going out doing spontaneous things, or just chilling out at home with friends and family. I’m also in softball I’ve been playing the sport since I was seven so I think of myself as an expert… just kidding, but I do love it and have a lot of fun in the summer playing for the Wildcats. I have two little sisters Joelle and Shanna.
Hello, my name is Kobe Moldrem. I am a Senior at West Central High School. My favorite part of News Media is going out to other students of WCHS to gather news. I plan on going to USD for Sports Journalism. I participate in football and baseball. I really enjoy following sports closely and writing about them. I hope to make a successful career out of sports writing.
Senior Editor & Sports Analyst
My name is Nick Nagel. I am a senior at West Central High School. I have a brother in the third grade. I am involved in football and basketball. I enjoy News Media because I love writing different articles, especially sports articles. My main hobby is playing basketball. Another hobby of mine is following sports. I enjoy watching them and writing about them.
staff writer & video Specialist
Hello everyone! My name is Makenzee and I am so excited for this year! I am a junior and this is my first year with the News Media crew. I absolutely love writing and plan on being a journalist when I am older, which is the main reason I joined. I love to play cello, sing, and hang out with my twin, two younger sisters, and younger brother.
Hi, my name is Taylor Shumaker and I'm a Junior at West Central High School. This year I am a second year News Media student. I like News Media because we do a lot of videos and write stories about what’s going on around the school and the world. I like to hangout with friends and my dad.
Hey, my name is Grant Linneman. I am a senior here at West Central and also a News Media 1 student. My favorite thing about News media is covering and writing about my favorite West Central topics. I plan on going to USD and majoring in nursing.