2016-2017 Staff

Kameron Schnick

The Fast and Furious franchise is nothing new. They just kicked off the opening weekend to their eighth movie. Fast and Furious is an action-packed series where the main characters Brian and Dom do everything from racing races on the streets to stealin...

Payton Westedt

Payton is a sophomore at Jenison High School. She plays volleyball, plays club volleyball when it's not the schoo's season, plays piano and the ukulele, and loves to spend time with friends. Payton also loves to spend time traveling with her family to...

emily mattias

Emily Mattias is a junior at Jenison High School. She has done marching band for two years and plans to do it her senior year. Her hobbies including watching crime shows, hanging with friends, and going on road trips.

Tate Westmaas

Tate Westmaas is a sophomore at Jenison High school. She loves cheerleading with a burning passion and is on a travel team. In her free time, Tate loves going to concerts, soaking up the sun, and traveling the world.

Gerson Ramirez

This is Gerson Ramirez. He is a Senior.   Gerson Has played drums for 12 years now and enjoys listening to music. He loves dogs and turtles. He enjoys road trips every time he has a chance.

Alex Klomparens

His name is Alex Klomparens and he is a senior in high school. Alex enjoys riding his motorcycle to the beach, going to new places and experiencing new things.

Sydney Schneider

Sydney Schneider is a senior at Jenison. She enjoys school, especially math. She also like to play sports and spend time outside. Sydney loves spending time with her family and friends.

Madelyne Whitten

Madelyne Whitten is a Junior at Jenison High School. She plays the clarinet in the school's marching band and is on the tennis team. During her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, and hanging out with her friends.

Ian Leatherman

Ian Leatherman is a junior at Jenison High School. He has 2 siblings and 2 dogs. Ian enjoys playing sports, especially baseball. And he also enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors with friends. Ian enjoys playing tennis and basketball as well.

Taylor Schmidt

Taylor Schmidt is a freshman at Jenison High School. He is fifteen and is interested in art. He enjoys drawing and painting.

Kam Schnick

Kameron Schnick is one of the best writers in the whole world. He also one of the smartest people on earth and he's only in 9th grade, 15 years of age! Kam is guy that likes to hang out with friends, play ping pong and cricket with friends. He very much...

Arianna Jenison

Arianna Jenison is a freshman at Jenison High School. She is on the JV sideline and competitive cheer team. In her free time, she raises pigs for the Hudsonville Fair.

Matt Leatherman

Matt Leatherman is a junior at Jenison High School. Matt has two siblings, one of which is his identical twin. Matt plays tennis at Jenison in the fall. He trains all year and continues to play tournaments all over the Midwest year round. His interests...

Joey Hasenjaeger

Joey is a senior at Jenison High School. He is 17 years old and lives in Wyoming. He is a left winger on the varsity hockey team. Joey plans on going to Ferris State University to study biotechnology. His hobbies include playing video games with his friends...

Samantha Karasinski

Samantha Karasinski is a junior at Jenison High School. She is on the varsity swim and water polo teams. Outside of school, Samantha enjoys creating artwork, playing with her dog, and hanging out with friends.

Jake Wiegand

Jake is an extraordinary young man full of talents and abilities surrounding the finer things in life. Jake was born in Troy, MI and moved to Jenison when he was only less than a year old. Jake is deeply interested in art and science and enjoys learning....

Haven Westra

Haven Westra is a senior at Jenison High School. She is a 3-year varsity water polo player and a varsity swimmer. Also, Haven is a bass player in Symphony Orchestra. In her free time, Haven enjoys hanging out with friends, rollerblading, and walking her...

Paul Lang

Paul Lang is a senior from Jenison High School. He loves working with websites, graphics, and computers. Paul is dual enrolled at Grand Valley State University for computer courses.

Nicholas Bobeldyk

Nick does not participate in any school related activities aside from Debate Club. He enjoys reading, writing, and thinking. His favorite food is anything with sour cream and he is 17.

Wes McGinn

Wes McGinn is a senior at Jenison High School.  Other than academics, Wes focuses most of his time working as a coach at Kids Unlimited, teaching gymnastics to children and trying to be a good role model to everyone in his classes.  Wes also likes...

Conner Wood

Singer, actor, writer. These are the attributes that describe Conner Wood. That's it, seriously.

Greyson

10th grade Enjoys baseball, football, and basketball. He likes dogs but not cats.

Colton Ritsema

My name is Colton Ritsema and I am a junior here at Jenison high school. I participate in basketball, Principal's Advisory Board, and Peer Educators. Some of my hobbies include basketball, reading, and doing homework. I have one brother, who is a freshman...

Arianna Holmes

Arianna Holmes, A ninth grader at Jenison high school. Her after school activities include four wheeling , soccer and Netflix. Her favorite class is History and her favorite food is chicken wings and french fries.

Tim Nguyen

Tim Nguyen is a sophomore at Jenison Senior High. He enjoys playing video games alone and prefers Nintendo games and consoles. Tim isn't involved in any extracurricular activities. His favorite quote is "may your heart be your guiding key," which comes...

Tyler Raaymakers

Tyler is currently a senior at Jenison Public High school. He works at a local fish store and has become very interested in the whole fish world. He plans on attending college in the fall of 2017 and hopefully pursue the medical field. ...

Robby Bell

This is Robby Bell.  He is in 11th grade and plays football and baseball.  He also enjoys to hunt and fish.

Kyia Timmer

Kyia enjoys adventure and the outdoors. Like most people these days, Kyia has divorced parents. On her dad's side, she has 2 brothers and a sister. On her mom's side, she has a sister. She also has 3 cats and 1 dog.  Kyia is on her way to becoming a...

Kayla Lewitt

Kayla is a sophomore at Jenison High School. She enjoys traveling to new places with family and playing with dogs. She also loves to spend time with friends and family.

Joelle Wojtas

Freshman at Jenison High School. Involved in Softball, Volleyball and Snowboarding.

Ella Spicketts

Ella is a junior here at Jenison High School.  She enjoys traveling, hiking, running, going to concerts and volunteering. She has a schnauzer-poodle mix, named Snickers.  This summer she'll be volunteering at Central Michigan in the neuroscience department. After...

Marisa Gaboury

Marisa Gaboury is a freshman at Jenison High School.  She plays basketball and loves photography.  She also loves her adorable dog and wants to live in Hawaii when she is older.

Jason Do

Jason Do is a senior at Jenison High School. He likes to play video games and read in his spare time. His favorite school subjects are math and science. He is currently taking AP Calculus, Statistics, and environmental science.

Libby Caird

Libby Caird is a senior at Jenison High School.  She is a member of the varsity swim and dive team as well as the symphony orchestra at Jenison.  She plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University in the fall where she will continue her academic and...

Olivia Davis

Olivia is in 9th grade. She enjoys to play basketball. She also loves running cross country and track. Her hobbies are long boarding, and she also likes to camp....

Lucas Beighley

Lucas Beighley is a freshman partaking in no school sports nor any clubs. When stressed or bored he enjoys video games of the first person shooter genre.  He enjoys watching Netflix™ and listening to or singing songs he finds on the internet while...

Sophie Hoekstra

Sophie Hoekstra is in ninth grade. She is 14 years old and loves the outdoors. When not in school, Sophie plays golf and basketball. Her perfect day is a breezy summer morning; she would go on a hike,  hammock in a shady tree, read a good book, and talk...

Justin Caleb Tavernier

During the day, he can be found sitting in an office cubicle, feverishly typing at his computer. He enjoys nature, especially when it is winter. He likes to spend his evenings reading intellectual books while sipping on a mug of hot chocolate, lookin...

Sophie Prucnal

Sophie is a freshmen at Jenison High School. She is in color guard and has a twin brother named Mason. In her free time she enjoys listening to Kanye West and shopping.

Camryn Bowman

Camryn is an 18-year-old senior at Jenison High school. She enjoys hammocking, going to the beach, art, reading and fashion. Some of her hobbies include working out, drawing, shopping, and spending an unhealthy amount of time watching Netflix. She is...

Justin Thoman

Justin Thoman is a 12th grader at Jenison high school. He is an avid outdoorsman. He  goes hunting and fishing. He also likes to camp and kayak....

Mady Tease

Mady Tease is a 10th grader at Jenison High School. Her hobbies include playing sports and being with friends. She plays volleyball in the fall and runs track in the spring.

Hannah Goulooze

Hannah Goulooze is a senior at Jenison High School.  She volunteers at Cambridge and Georgetown Manor and works at Palermo Pizza.  She enjoys hanging out with her friends, swimming, and camping during the summertime.  She has three brothers and two...

Brielle Hecksel

Brielle Hecksel is  a senior at Jenison High School. She enjoys vacations, hanging out with friends, and working with kids. She plans on attending either Western Michigan University or Grand Valley State University in the fall for speech pathology.

Tyler DeVries

Tyler DeVries is a senior at Jenison High School. He likes basketball and playing/listening to music. He also loves to travel, seeing different cultures and gaining new life experiences.

Leah DeRitter

Leah DeRitter is a freshman at Jenison. She loves Christmas and spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys going on vacation and going to the beach.

Kiley Lemmen

Kiley Lemmen is a Junior and has been in dance her whole life and is starting lacrosse. Her hobbies include water sports, hanging with friends, hunting, and fishing. Kiley is outgoing, very talkative, she loves to make people laugh and enjoys meeting...

Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis attends Jenison High School. He likes hanging out with friends and family, and also working on cars.

Macy Arquette

Macy Arquette is a senior here at Jenison High School. She dances competitively at Rockford School of Dance. When she is not dancing, she enjoys kayaking and snowmobiling with her family. She also loves spending time at Sandy Pines during the summer....

Cam Kemperman

Cameron Kemperman is a 17-year old junior at Jenison High School. He was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan but spent 12 years growing up in Austin, Texas.

Tyler Dreyer

Tyler is a senior at Jenison High School. He is 18 years old and lives on the outskirts of Byron Center. He enjoys working on cars and fishing.  He also likes woodworking.  He is either going to Grand Rapids Community College for a year then up to Escanaba...

John Huistra

John Huistra is a senior at Jenison High School. He plays Baseball, Basketball, and fishes on his free time. John has 2 siblings. He has a older sister who is twenty one, and a younger sister who is fifteen.

Jeremy Spriggs

Jeremy is a senior at Jenison High School. He was born in Grand rapids and has lived in West Michigan all his life. He is very passionate about science and history and focuses his studies on these subjects. Some of his hobbies include intramural sports,...

Aaron Longstreet

Aaron is a senior at Jenison High School. He is on the varsity swim and dive team. Aaron is 17 years old and was adopted from Russia. His favorite sport is diving and loves watching the diving event during the Olympic's. He goes to Careerline Tech Center...

Tori Castillo

Tori Castillo is a 17-year-old high schooler at Jenison High School. She is 4'11 and is very excited for Christmas.

Kayla Clark

Kayla Clark is a senior at Jenison High School. She is involved in volleyball, basketball, the LINKS program, and orchestra. She is undecided on where she will be attending college in the fall but is looking to play volleyball at either Hope College,...

Alexa VanWyk

Alexa is a Junior at Jenison High school, she plays basketball and she loves to hang out with friends. God and her family are her first priorities. She tries to have friends who can help her grow in her faith and friends who she knows will always be...

Kylee Mol

Kylee is a junior. She is involved in float building, Mock Rock, and Powder Puff. She is 16 years old. Kylee loves her family and friends. She likes to surf, water ski, and hang out with friends. She values her faith and her family the most because she...

Jared haney

Jared Haney is a senior at Jenison High School.  He is a very kind and fun loving person who really enjoys biking outside of school.  Jared has attended Jenison High School and lived in Jenison most of his life.  He has two siblings, a brother, and...

Brandon Veltema

Brandon Veltema is in 1oth grade at Jenison high school. He plays hockey in the winter and baseball in the spring at Jenison.

Hunter Smith

Hunter is a senior in high school. He likes to ride dirt bikes and is sponsored by two companies for racing.

Kyle Van Spronsen

Kyle is a senior at Jenison High School. He was on the varsity football team. He loves listening to country music and drives a red, rusty, minivan. He is employed at Younkers in Rivertown mall.

Destiny Hannafius

Destiny Hannafius is a Senior at Jenison High School. She is taking an EMS class at Careerline Tech Center . She wants to go to GRCC for two years and go to either Ferris or Baker. When she graduates college she would like to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.

Allie Stob

Allie Stob is senior at Jenison High School. She plans to attend Saginaw Valley State University, and major in nursing to become a Neonatal Intensive care nurse. Allie has worked at What's the Scoop for over two years and recently got a second job at...

Kaylee Little

Kaylee is a senior at Jenison High School.  She has played varsity soccer for the past two years at Jenison and she plays for Michigan Fire in the Fall. She is 5 ft of fun. She stops to pet every dog she sees. Kaylee also enjoys watching The Office.

derrien webb

Derrien is a senior. He plays football, lacrosse, and wrestling. Derrien is undecided about college.

Elly Braate

Elly Braate is a Jenison High School junior. She is interested in going into interior design. She also plays trombone in the Jenison Band.

Brandon Tabor

Brandon Tabor is an 11th-grade student at the Jenison High School. He has lived in Jenison all of his life. He plays double bass in the Chamber Orchestra and enjoys fly fishing in his free time.

Noah Phillips

Noah Phillips is a junior at Jenison High School. He is a musician and loves comics.

Kyle Lovelace

Kyle Lovelace is in the tenth grade at Jension High School. He plays baseball in the spring for the school, and travel in the summer, and some of the fall. Kyle also works at Family Fare as a bagger.

Sierra Schutt

Sierra Schutt is a Senior at Jenison High School involved with speed skating. She loves listening to music and spending free time with friends. She plans to go to GRCC for two years followed by two more years at Grand Valley to become a nurse.

Matthew Polter

Matthew is a junior in high school at Jenison High School. He enjoys mowing lawns for money and programming computer code. After high school, he plans to go to college to finish his education.

Ruby Pagel

She is a senior and plans to go to college at Grand Valley after she graduates. Ruby has played tennis and danced throughout her life, she enjoys going golfing, but is awful at it. When Ruby is not at school she enjoys going up north snowmobiling, fishing,...

Hanna Krystiniak

Hanna is a senior at Jenison High School. She plans to hopefully go to Ferris next year for animal care. She is stuck between wanting to be a person who goes and gets the animals being abused or a marine biologist. She has been in the school orchestra...

Sydney Swenson

Senior at Jenison High School. Involved in sideline cheer, girls golf, competitive cheer, and DECA.

Reide Klinger

Reide Klinger is a 17 year old senior at Jenison Public Schools. He is the only person in Jenison that drives a diesel jeep. Reide is involved in varsity football at Jenison.    

Breanaa

Breanaa is senior a Jenison High School, and she will be attending GRCC next fall to major in Culinary and Pastry Arts and minor in English. Breanaa is graduating from Jenison High School after the first semester in January of 2017. She has been working...

Haley

Haley Nguyen is a senior at Jenison High School.  She is a three-year varsity soccer player and played on a travel soccer team called Michigan Fire for five years. When she is not playing soccer, she enjoys running, shopping, and hanging out with friends...

Trevor Johnson

Trevor Johnson is a senior at Jenison High School. He enjoys hunting and riding his dirt bike when he can. Trevor plans to go to college or a trade school to study mechanical engineering.

Rachel Walters

Rachel Walters is a student at Jenison High School. Her hobbies include swimming and playing water polo. She is currently a junior at Jenison High School and plans on becoming a nurse after going to college at Michigan State University.

Jessica Oostindie

Jessica Oostindie is a senior at Jenison High School. She is co-captain of the varsity dance team and has danced competitively since the age of two at Body Language Dance Company. Jessica is also part of the Peer Educators program, informing junior high...

Matt Nichols

Matt is a junior at Jenison High School. He has an older brother and three younger sisters. He has many hobbies which include building model cars, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. He is enrolled at the Careerline Tech Center in the...

Blake Snyder

Blake Snyder is a senior at the Jenison High School. He is a three-year varsity football player and is a leader on the team. Blake enjoys spending time with his friends and family, camping in Grand Haven, hammocking, and going on adventures. He is a hard...

Lena Gonzalez

Elena Gonzalez is a senior at Jenison High School and second-year student at Careerline Tech Center. Elena works at Steak-N-Shake part time. She enjoys babysitting and helping others around her community. Her future career goals include nursing or child...

Ev an Conlon

Evan is a freshman in Jenison high school. He enjoys longboarding and hammocking on weekends with friends. The higher up the better. He loves to run cross country and street races. He wants to attend wmaa in 2017.

Kyle Hamby

Kyle Hamby is a junior at Jenison High School.  Kyle currently works at Rebounderz and plays football for Jenison High School.  Friends would say he's a "Funny guy." and if you're wondering his favorite place to eat is B-dubs.  What is there not to...

Andrew LaSarge

Andrew currently attends Jenison High School as a senior and plans to move onto college in the fall of 2017. He is interested in possibly pursuing a higher education in the general fields of Government, Engineering, and Chemistry.

Morgan LeMieux

Morgan LeMieux is a junior at Jenison High school. Some things she likes to do is go shopping, run, and hang out with friends. I don't know where I want to go to school, but I want to be a Veterinarian Technician.

Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis is a student at Jenison High School. He likes hunting, fishing, and being with family.

Izzy Smith

Izzy Smith is a freshman at Jenison High school.

Lauren Defouw

Lauren DeFouw  is a 17 year old senior attending Jenison High School. She is involved in the schools Varsity Track & Field team for 4 years. Lauren works at a small floral shop in Hudsonville. Next year she will be attending GRCC to get her basics...

Jaelyn Jacobs

Jaelyn Jacobs is a 17 year old girl who goes to Jenison high school in Jenison, MI. She has been a varsity cheerleader for three years and is graduating in 2017. Jaelyn works in the mall in Grandville, MI at a retail store. Next fall, she will be attending...

Alex Lee

I am a junior at Jenison High school and am attending courses at the Careerline Tech Center for automotive technology.

Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor is a senior at Jenison High School. He is dedicated to his school work, loves long walks on the beach, and listening to soft rain hit a tin roof. He enjoys curling up with a good book in front of a crackling fire. Before bed, he enjoys a...

Matt Weber

Matt Weber is a senior at Jenison High school. He enjoys fixing computers.

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