2020-2021 Staff

Abriana Padron
Staff Writer

Abriana Padron

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

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 Neally

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 Sterling

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 Eidson

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

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

Audrey Smith

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

Samuel Winders
Staff Writer

Samuel Winders

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

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

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 Williams

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

Lillian Hurley

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

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

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 Burkhart

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 Burgess

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,...

Brooke Chaffin
Staff Writer

Brooke Chaffin

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...

Addison Christopher
Staff Writter

Addison Christopher

Addison loves being social and hanging out with her friends. Addison always tries to be positive throughout any situation. Addison also loves her family very much and she values any time she can get with them. Addison is a patient...

Cy Griffith
Staff Writer & Leadership Team

Cy Griffith

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...

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