The Knight Press

IHS News Staff 2020-2021 Staff

Layla Ajjeh

Knight TV News- Reporter

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.

Bennett Bradford

Knight TV News- Reporter

Bennett Bradford is a sophomore at IHS. Bradford plays basketball and is usually with his friends in his free time. He plans on going to college to study Aviation and dreams of becoming a pilot.

Ayden Chavez

Knight TV News- Reporter

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.

Bruce Capen

Knight TV News- Reporter

Bruce Capen is a sophomore at IHS. HE spends most of his free time ATV racing. Capens hopes to graduate high school and college and just have fun with his life.

Colby Capps

Knight TV News- Reporter

Paarth Dewan

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Tyler Dowden

Knight TV News- Reporter

Tyler Dowden is a sophomore at IHS. Dowden likes to play video games listening to music. Dowden hopes to graduate high school and go to college at UNT or SHSU to study computer science.

Damien Ducksworth

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Damien Ducksworth is a sophomore at IHS. Ducksworth spends his spare time hanging out with friends and playing basketball. Damien plans on attending Texas Tech or OU to study business.

Meah Harmon

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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.

Connor Jackson

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Connor Jackson is a senior at IHS. Connor wants to take classes on engineering and get into real-estate while also becoming an actor; he just enjoys entertaining those around him. Connor's main goal in life is to connect with people.

Isaiah Johnson

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Isaiah Johnson is a Senior at IHS. Johnson plays basketball and videogames at home and and around his neighborhood. Johnson is thinking of going to a trade school for Auto Mechanics or attending ITT Technical Institute.

Analise Keech

Knight TV News- Reporter

Analise Keech is a sophomore at IHS. Keech is a goalie in lacrosse for the Frisco Fury. In her spare time, Keech plays rocket league with her friend, Evan. Keech plans on going to college to study architecture at Texas A&M University.

Kyler Kilgore

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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 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.

Victoria Rodriguez

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Victoria Rodriguez is a freshman at IHS. Rodriguez is a dancer for the IHS dance team. In her spare time, she loves to be social with her friends. Rodriguez plans on going to college to study cosmetology.

Phillip Soliz

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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.

Jacob Thomas

Knight TV News- Reporter

Jacob Thomas is a freshman at IHS. He loves to play football and is a defensive back. Thomas watches football games and has a YouTube channel where he talks about college football. Thomas loves mixed martial arts and U.F.C. He wishes to become a football player or a sports broadcaster.

Dylan Wilson

Knight TV News- Reporter

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 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. 

Krisha Arun

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Krisha Arun is a freshman at IHS. She loves anything to do with art and music. She is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo. In her free time, she is usually with her friends and family. In the future, Arun hopes to go to college, but she hasn’t decided what major yet.

Ronav Aviur

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Ronav Aviur is a sophomore at IHS. Aviur loves to play tennis and wants to become a professional tennis player in the future. He also loves writing fiction, reading, and solving rubik's cubes in his free time.

Natalie Bradway

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Natalie Bradway is a Sophomore at IHS. Bradway enjoys spending time with her family and traveling; she dreams of going to Paris. Bradway plans on going to college to be a Neurosurgeon at Texas Tech.

Annie Bortel

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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 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.

Soumya Dharani

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Soumya Dharani is a freshman at IHS. Dhrani enjoys singing, reading, and occasionally plays the flute as well. She is interested in going to a medical college where she can pursue the field of endocrinology.

Shreya Duggimpudi

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Shreya Duggimpudi is a freshman at IHS. In her spare time, she likes to read books, watch movies and go biking with her friends and family. Duggimpudi hopes to pursue what she is passionate about in the future but is still unsure what that may be.

Sariah Ferguson

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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 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 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.

Sahar Hamzei

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Sahar Hamzei is a senior at IHS. Hamzei enjoys writing and painting. Her writings consist of a variety of things. Hamzei hopes to go to college out of state, but is still undecided on a major.

Nidhi Kashyap

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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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.

Rachel Morton

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Rachel Morton is a sophomore at IHS. Morton likes to bake and hang out with friends. She also would like to try acting. Morton plans on going to college to study fashion at FIT in New York.

Shree Saanvi Mukkara

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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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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. ...

Harshita Muthukumar

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Harshita Muthukumar is a freshman at IHS. She loves to draw, read and work on the computer. Muthukumar plans on becoming a computer scientist and hopes to create new types of apps and program different types of software.

Tanvi Naragoni

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Tanvi Naragoni is a sophomore at IHS. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys cooking and baking. Naragoni hopes to pursue law and/or politics in college somewhere in the Chicagoland area.

Megan Navarro

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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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.

Kiara Uppal

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Kiara Uppal is a freshman at IHS. Uppal loves to watch TV and movies with her family and friends. In her spare time, you can usually find her listening to the same few songs on repeat. In the future, Uppal aspires to go to college and be financially independent.

Addison Williams

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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.