2020-2021 Staff

Abriana Padron

Staff Writer

Abriana Padron is a 7th grader at Cherokee Middle School, Go Indians! This is her first year in the Smoke Signal and she is very excited. Some of her favorite things to do are photography, writing, hanging out with her friends,...

Evan Holzhausen

Staff Writer

Evan Holzhausen is a 6th grader at Cherokee Middle School. He loves to play soccer and reading. He is also in Yearbook and Science Olympiad. In his free time he either is outside riding his bike or inside playing video games or...

Ava Neally

Staff Writer

Ava is a 6th grader at Cherokee Middle School. She was born August 15, 2008 and right now she is 12 years old. In her free time Ava likes to read fantasy and mystery books, watch movies, and play board games. Ava has a ragdoll...

Addison Sterling

Staff Writer

Addison is an eleven year old and is a sixth grader at Cherokee. She loves to ride her bike, read, and hang out with her friends. Her favorite sports are archery, softball, and soccer. She has four siblings and two dogs. In her...

Blake Eidson

Staff Writer

Blake is an 8th grader at Cherokee Middle School on the Aviators team, and this is his first year writing for the Smoke Signal.  He enjoys hanging out with friends and family, playing football, and playing videogames. He is a...

Sarah Jane Trotman

Staff Writer

Sarah Jane Trotman (SJ for short) is in 8th grade at Cherokee Middle School. She has been a member of the Smoke Signal for 2 years. She enjoys writing, baking, playing piano, running, and playing golf. She’s a member of the c...

Audrey Smith

Staff Writer

Though one of the youngest seventh graders, Audrey is a proud writer, artist, and photographer. She moved here from Texas last year and quickly adapted to Missouri schools. She cannot write very well about herself. As much of...

Samuel Winders

Staff Writer

Samuel is a 7th grader at Cherokee Middle School. He loves to play video games, swim and ride his bike. Samuel also enjoys writing and that is why he is so excited to be on the Smoke Signal this year. Samuel hopes to write some...

Allison Scott

Staff Writer

Allison Scott is an 8th grader at Cherokee and she loves writing! She is involved in basketball, volleyball, Stu-Co, and NJHS. Also, she plays softball out of school. She is so excited to be on this staff this year because she...

Helaina Parker

Staff Writer

Helaina Parker is thirteen years old and an eighth-grader at Cherokee Middle School on Team War Eagles. Helaina is an only child, born in Joplin, MO. She loves to cheer, play volleyball, shop, write, and hang out with her friends. ...

Lillian Williams

Staff Writer

Lillian is 13 years old and in seventh grade. She is on the Cross Country team and is a member of Student Council. She enjoys photography, running and playing with her new kittens. Her ambition is to be a photographer and she...

Lillian Hurley

Staff Writer

This is Lillian. She is in 7th grade and goes to Cherokee Middle School. Her favorite book is One For Sorrow. She really enjoys being involved in her school. A little bit about her family, she has a twin brother who by the way...

Kwaku Asare-Bawuah

Staff Writer

Kwaku Asare-Bawuah is a 7th grader at Cherokee Middle School. He enjoys football, basketball, soccer, reading, and writing. He tries to stay active in a variety of extracurricular activities such as Student Council, Speech and...

Maren Hansen

Staff Writer

Maren Hansen is a great student she follows all the rules. She is kind and really helpful. Maren has a big family so she gets along but with a few bumps along the way. Maren is in Science Olympiad this year and last year. Maren...

Eli Burkhart

Staff Writer

Eli is very exited to work on the Smoke Signal. He is a 6th grader at Cherokee this year and can't wait to try out for football and soccer next year. He enjoys writing fiction stories, competing in archery, and playing sports. ...

Ukiah Burgess

Staff Writer

Ukiah is a 13-year-old 8th grader on the War Eagles who loves anything that includes action and adventure. He loves to play video games, watch movies, and read fiction books, especially Harry Potter. He has three dogs, 2 birds,...

Cy Griffith

Staff Writer

Cy Griffith is a seventh-grader at Cherokee Middle School. He enjoys baseball, football, lacrosse, skiing, reading, fishing, going to the beach, camping, anything in the outdoors, and many other things also. He is involved in...

Brooke Chaffin

Staff Writer

Brooke is an 8th grader at Cherokee Middle School on the War Eagles team. She was born in Springfield, MO on December 13. She has 3 siblings. Her favorite food is steak and she loves chocolate! Brooke loves to watch the Chiefs...

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