PHS Connected

2017-2018 Staff

Hannah Rybski

Staff Contributer

Hannah likes writing songs, stories, etc. She has been writing her own things since she was young.

Kara Geyer

Student Writer

Kara Geyer is a senior and will be attending Adrian College in the fall of 2018 where she will be studying neuroscience and education. She is a dancer with the Brighton School of Ballet and plans to continue dancing in college....

Brad Sindlinger


Brad Sindlinger is a member of the PHS Bass Fishing team. Brad enjoys being in the outdoors.

Kathleen Krill


Mrs. Krill has taught at PHS since 2001. She currently advises the Yearbook and PHS Connected staff. A member of the Journalism Education Association (JEA), she earned the Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) national certification...

Cierra Szalony

Staff Writer

Cierra Szalony is a junior who joined Yearbook and found an interest in Journalism. Her interest in joining Yearbook and Journalism sparked when she was asked to help take pictures of the Girl's and Boy's Swim and Dive team....

Lance Reynolds

Staff Writer

Lance is a junior at Pinckney High School who covers Track & Field. He enjoys skateboarding and being around friends. He wants to go into the profession of computer science and branch off from there.

Max Pecoraro

Staff Writer

Max Pecoraro is a senior at Pinckney Community High School. He spends his time playing Fortnite, and believes he is very good, some people even compare him to Ninja. He believes that video games should be considered a sport (eSports)....

Courtney Jarema

Staff Writer

Courtney Jarema is a junior who covers Spanish Honors Society and the boy's golf team. In the future, she hopes to be involved in photojournalism and writing reviews. Other than writing for PHS Connected, Courtney enjoys writing ...

Melanie Vandersluis

Staff Writer

Melanie Vandersluis is a senior at Pinckney High school. She began writing for PHS Connected this year. She covers girls junior varsity tennis. She was on girls Varsity tennis for two seasons. She will attend Michigan State University...

Jackson Burkholder

Staff Writer

Jackson Burkholder is a senior at Pinckney Community High School. He covers the boy's track & field team. His after school activities include, but are not limited to, going home and sitting on the couch, taking ridiculously long...

McKenna Pilley

Staff Writer

McKenna is a senior at Pinckney Community High school. She covers the Varsity softball team. This is McKenna's first year engaging in journalism and writing. After school hours, McKenna is typically found outside, playing softball,...

Samantha White

Staff Writer

Samantha White is a Senior at Pinckney Community High School. She is currently a part of Student Leading Students (SLS) (formerly It Stops with Students), Women's Throwing, Act2 Theater Troupe, National Honors Society and LACASA...

Abigail Mattison

Staff Writer

Abigail Mattison is a Senior at Pinckney Community High School. She started writing for PHS Connected this year. She covers the Junior Varsity Girls Tennis team. She plans to attend Grand Valley State University in the fall to...

Noah Brady

Staff Writer

Noah Brady is a senior at Pinckney High School and covers the lacrosse team. Noah currently plays attack for the varsity lacrosse team. Next year he will attend either the University of California Santa Cruz or Michigan State...

Cam Telfer


Cameron Telfer covers the Pinckney High school Track and Field Team. He focuses on the distance runners and sprinters. In his free time, Cam enjoys being outside and likes to garden. He also enjoys meditating and sleeping.

Amanda Lewis


Amanda Lewis became a staff contributor in 2017-2018 for senior year. She covers the JV Baseball team. She is a chef in training at Highlander Restaurant, an out-of-district program available at Howell High School for juniors...

Linda McKay


Linda McKay is a sophomore at Pinckney High School.  She covers Girls Varsity Tennis.  Linda actually plays 1 singles, so she has a good insight on the team.  Not only is Linda into tennis, she also plays soccer.  Her favorite...

Carlie Stamper


Carlie likes listening to music and writing.  She covers the Girls Track Team.

Jacob Otberg

Staff Contributer

Jacob Otberg is on the Bass Fishing team and covers the beat for journalism. He enjoys Welding and Small Engines.  After high school, Jacob wants to go into the mechanical industry and welding.

Chloe Crockett


Chloe Crockett is currently a senior at Pinckney Community High School. A creative and inspirational writer, she writes to make a difference. Stories that create change and spark inspiration are important to her.

Paige Heaney


Paige Heaney is a staff contributor who enjoys tennis, boating, swimming and hanging out with friends. Her main beat is Varsity Tennis. She plays doubles for the Pirates.

Janae Marttinen


Janae Marttinen is a Senior at Pinckney High School. She is currently in journalism covering the archery beat. She loves all things fashion and and photography related and has dreams of starting her own business one day, where...

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