The Knight Press

IHS News Staff 2020-2021 Staff

Layla Ajjeh
Knight TV News- Reporter

Layla Ajjeh

Layla Ajjeh is a freshman at IHS. She loves to play basketball, listen to music, and draw. Ajjehh enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family. In the future, Ajjehh sees herself in the medical field and wants to attend college at UPENN.

Ayden Chavez
Knight TV News- Reporter

Ayden Chavez

Ayden is a sophomore at IHS. Chavez is a third baseman for the Knights baseball team. In his free time,  Chavez plays Madden, 2k, and Call of Duty. Chavez wants to go to OSU and study sports broadcasting.

Paarth Dewan
Knight TV News- Reporter

Paarth Dewan

Meah Harmon
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Meah Harmon

Meah Harmon is a freshman at IHS. Harmon loves to go on runs with friends in her area and bake. Harmon is planning on serving in the Marines as well as becoming a pediatric surgeon.

Kyler Kilgore
Knight TV News- Reporter

Kyler Kilgore

Kyler Kilgore is a sophomore at IHS. Kilgore is a cellist for the IHS Orchestra. In his spare time he practices his cello, guitar and piano. He planes to play with a professional Orchestra in the future.

Bryce Longfellow
Knight TV News- Reporter

Bryce Longfellow

Bryce Longfellow is a freshman at Independence High School. His interests include watching and talking about football, watching movies, and hanging out with his family. In the future, Longfellow hopes to attend UNT and major in Broadcasting to become an NFL commentator.

Tyler Marshall
Knight TV News- Reporter

Tyler Marshall

Tyler Marshall is a sophomore at IHS. Marshall is a quarterback on the JV Football team. Marshall has a passion for editing and filming. He hopes to play football at a D1 college and is open to the possibility of being a journalist or an NFL player in the future.

Luke Noack
Knight TV News- Reporter

Luke Noack

Luke Noack is a junior at IHS. Noack plays baseball for the Knights. In his spare time, Noack enjoys playing sports and video games with his friends. He plans on going to college to study sports management and broadcasting.

Nathan Olliges
Knight TV News- Reporter

Nathan Olliges

Nathan Olliges is a freshman at IHS.  He values his grades, and in his spare time, he likes to be with friends, or cook and eat food. Olliges plans to go to a college in west Australia to receive a degree in physics and aerodynamics, to become a water slide tester.

Caiden Pak
Knight TV News- Reporter

Caiden Pak

Caiden Pak is a junior at IHS. Pak loves to film and edit videos and has a passion to be either a video editor or a youtuber when he grows up. His other interests are playing video games and occasionally playing basketball.

Samuel Rainey
Knight TV News- Reporter

Samuel Rainey

Sam Rainey is a sophomore at IHS. Rainey is a cornerback for the Knights football team. In his spare time, Rainey plays Madden with his brother. Rainey plans on going to college to study Broadcast Journalism with a focus in Business at UNT or OSU. 

Coburn Reese
Knight TV News- Reporter

Coburn Reese

Coburn Reese is a freshman at IHS. He plays football for the for the Knights and likes to spend time with his friends and family. Reese is a big Cowboys fan and loves to watch the NFL on Sundays. He plans  to go to Mississippi State University and become a play-by-play announcer for the NFL.

Phillip Soliz
Knight TV News- Reporter

Phillip Soliz

Philip Soliz is a sophomore at IHS. His hobbies include playing video games on the weekends, sleeping until 1 p.m. and swimming with his family. Soliz doesn't know what he wants to major in, though has some interest in possibly pursuing broadcast journalism.

Dylan Wilson
Knight TV News- Reporter

Dylan Wilson

Dylan Wilson is a junior at IHS. Wilson hopes to be an overall hybrid on staff this year whether or not that means editing, anchoring, recording, etc. If you get to know him you’ll find out he has a passion for filmmaking and entertaining others. Wilson also enjoys playing basketball and video games with friends.

Isabelle Smith
Knight TV News- Lead Producer/ Reporter

Isabelle Smith

Isabelle Smith or "Izzy," is a Freshman at IHS. Smith loves to do theatre and ballet in her spare time, but wants to pursue a degree in Journalism in college. 

Annie Bortel
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Annie Bortel

Annie Bortel is a senior at IHS. Bortel is a member of varsity choir as well as a pop singing group at IHS called Hilights. In her free time Bortel likes to cook, record youtube videos of herself singing, and hang out with her many pets. Bortel is planning on attending college in California with a major in creative writing; she also hopes to join an acapella group while at college.

Jackson Cole
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Jackson Cole

Jackson Cole isa senior at IHS. In his spare time, he loves to sleep, write creative stories, and web-surf. His favorite food is pizza; his favorite superhero is Spiderman, which inspired him to be a personal passionate comic book geek at a young age. After graduation, Cole is interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, as a writer, actor, or film director.

Sariah Ferguson
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Sariah Ferguson

Sariah Miani Ferguson is a senior at IHS. Ferguson is a wrestler on the IHS wrestling team. She's a 2x regional champion and qualified for state last year.  She was a team captain on the IHS wrestling team as well. During her spare time, Ferguson enjoys creating beautiful works of art and entering them into competitions. Ferguson plans to major in Biomedical engineering at OSU and join the Airforce.

Francesca Giacobbo
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Francesca Giacobbo

Francesca Giacobbo is an Italian foreign-exchange student who is a junior at IHS. In her spare time, she likes reading and hanging out with her friends. After high school, she plans to attend a University in the U.K or in the U.S. to get a degree in Criminology.

Paige Gregg
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Paige Gregg

Paige Gregg is a Freshman at IHS.  She enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with her family. She hopes to go to college at The University of Notre Dame after High School.

Nidhi Kashyap
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Nidhi Kashyap

Nidhi Kashyap is a freshman at IHS. She is a singer and dancer and also plays the viola in her orchestra. In her spare time, Kashyap enjoys traveling with her family and friends, writing, and working with the community as the founder of her nonprofit organization. She plans on going to college to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism or Psychology.

Suhas Konijeti
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Suhas Konijeti

Suhas Konijeti is a freshman at IHS. Konijeti likes to hang out with his friends, and he wants to play for the Knights tennis team next year as a sophomore. Konijeti plans on going to college and majoring in business; he is also interested in real estate.

Brianna Lannerd
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Brianna Lannerd

Brianna Lannerd is a freshman at IHS. In her free time, Lannerd enjoys spending time with friends and family. Lannerd has no idea what she wants to accomplish in the future, but knows she wants to be in the medical field.

Leonie Manafa
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Leonie Manafa

Leonie Manafa is a Freshman at IHS. She loves music and writing. Manafa's hobbies include playing her french horn and growing her ring collection. She isn’t sure what college she wants to go to, but is interested in getting a degree in business or psychology.

Emma McCoy
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Emma McCoy

Emma McCoy is a freshman at IHS. McCoy is a figure skater at the Allen skating rink. In her spare time, McCoy draws and watches anime. McCoy plans on doing something in the psychology field and is thinking of either becoming a therapist or a psychiatrist.

R Tristen McKee
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R. Tristen McKee

Tristen Mckee is a freshman at IHS. He likes anything to do with technology and  loves going outside and enjoying nature. He plans to get a job that utilizes technology. Computer science, and website development peak his interest most of all.

Fadilah Mohiuddin
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Fadilah Mohiuddin

Fadilah Mohiuddin is a sophomore at IHS. In her free time, she likes to be with her friends and family. In the future, she wants to go to college and eventually pursue a career in Psychology.

Kayla Moraes
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Kayla Moraes

Kayla Moraes is a sophomore at IHS. Moraes loves music and art. In her spare time, Moraes loves to paint and play instruments. Moraes plans on going to UNT to study and become a dermatologist.

Shree Saanvi Mukkara
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Shree Saanvi Mukkara

Saanvi Mukkara is a freshman at IHS. Mukkara likes to try new things and enjoys time spent with friends. Mukkara loves the fine arts and the several aspects that make it up. Mukkara's favorite subjects change each year, though an aversion to certain ones remain consistent. Mukkara looks forward to an academically challenging future, yet is not yet sure which one she will pursue.

Kaylehn Molitor
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Kaylehn Molitor

Paper View Plain Text View Kaylehn Molitor is a freshman at IHS. Molitor is an actress for Knight Theater. When she isn’t on the stage, you will find her hanging out with friends or traveling. Molitor plans on going to college to major in acting or journalism. Molitor's main goal is to live her life to the fullest. ...

Megan Navarro
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Megan Navarro

Megan Navarro is a senior at IHS. Navarro is the Student Council Historian and an Editor on the yearbook staff. In her spare time, Navarro exercises and always stays active. Navarro plans on going to college to study marketing with a focus in business at the University of Arkansas.

Ashwin Padmanabhan
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Ashwin Padmanabhan

Ashwin Padmanabhan is a junior at IHS. He was a football player for IHS and played for two years. In his spare time, Padmanabhan works out and plays with his dog. He plans to study business at UT Austin.

Bella Pfeifer
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Bella Pfeifer

Isabella Pfeifer is a freshman at IHS. She is a competitive figure skater and a dedicated painter. Her dream school is Aix-Marseille University. In her spare time, she likes to bike, bake, and write. She's passionate about literature and learning foreign languages. She hopes to stimulate her love of journalism throughout the year.

Yusra Shaikh
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Yusra Shaikh

Yusra Shaikh is a freshman at IHS. In her free time, she loves to bake, read, watch Netflix, and hang out with her friends. In the future, Shaikh plans on becoming a heart surgeon.

Ananya Sirigineedi
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Ananya Sirigineedi

Ananya Sirigineedi is a sophomore at IHS. Sirigineedi is a brown belt in karate, and plays violin for IHS Concert Orchestra. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, go on bike rides, and hang out with family. Sirigineedi would like to pursue a career in Journalism in the future and preferably go to UT Austin for journalism and business as well.

Kendall Sproat
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Kendall Sproat

Kendall Sproat is a junior at IHS. Sproat plays soccer and is a goalkeeper. She is committed to the University of Texas to continue her soccer and educational career in the fall of 2022. Sproat plans on majoring in Journalism there. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and traveling. After college Kendall wants a career in sports journalism.

Sriniketh Subramanian
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Sriniketh Subramanian

Sriniketh Subramanian is a freshman at IHS. In his spare time, Sriniketh plays NBA 2k with his friends. Sriniketh plans on going to college to study criminal justice at UT-Austin or Baylor. He hopes to become a defense attorney in the future.

Khaysa Tinglin
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Khaysa Tinglin

Khasya Tinglin is a freshman at IHS. She is a member of the IHS Concert Orchestra as well as the Color Guard. In her free time, she enjoys writing and playing Minecraft with her friends. Tinglin plans on moving to New York eventually, but the plans for in-between are not set.

Addison Williams
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Addison Williams

Addison Williams is a freshman at IHS. Williams is a setter for the Knights volleyball team and at Power Club volleyball. Some of her hobbies include reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends. Williams plans to go to college to study business and psychology at CU or UC Berkeley.