2016-2017 Staff

Keeley Curtis

Keeley Curtis is an 8th-grade student in Cherokee Middle School. She enjoys listening to 5sos, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, and Bea Miller. She loves reading as many fantasy/sci-fi/magical books as there is. She is also in love with...

Anna Conboy

Anneliese Conboy is an eighth grader at Cherokee Middle School. She loves Star Wars, Spongebob, and the performing arts. She has a family of five siblings, four dogs, two cats, three fish, and two ferrets. She loves music and...

Braden Conboy

Braden Conboy is an 8th grader at Cherokee Middle School. He previously went to Mercy Health Sciences Academy for the first quarter of this year but decided to transfer back to Cherokee. Last year as a 7th grader he was the Publications...

Keeley Curtis

Keeley Curtis is a 7th grader at Cherokee Middle School on team Panthers. Keeley likes to wear knee-high socks and nerd t-shirts and will wear jeans if she is able to. Keeley loves to read and write. She doesn't like 'basic' things...

Kaitlyn Hull

Kaitlyn is in her second year of the Newspaper and on the leadership team. She enjoys reading books, such as sci-fi and fantasy. Kaitlyn also loves to draw, she's not the best of artists but can't seem to stop drawing. Some...

Liz Kilgo

Liz Kilgo is an 8th grader this year and it is her second year on the Smoke Signal staff. One of Liz's favorite activities is cheering. She is on the CMS Cheer Team and loves to watch all the football games, as well as help lea...

Liza Skinner

Eliza Skinner (who goes by Liza), is currently an 8th grader at Cherokee Middle School. She is loud and loves to talk, and the most important things to her are friends and family. She is a wild child who loves to dance, and a...

Kambria Braithwaite

Kambria Braithwaite is in eighth grade this year at Cherokee Middle School. She likes reading sci-fi, Marvel movies and most importantly -- food. She has possibly the longest full name you have ever seen (and never hope to ha...

Rylan DeHaven

Rylan is in 8th grade at Cherokee Middle School. She has a passion for writing, storytelling, drawing, and photography. She is a computer nerd who explores cyberspace a lot -- she mostly writes, watches videos, or draws on her...

Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards is a 8th grader on the Smoke Signal. He loves writing, drawing, film making, and all around shenanigans. He also likes pina coladas and gettin caught in the rain. He has layers like an onion. Charlie is the direct...

Kara Estrada

Kara Estrada is a 13 year old. She is an 8th grader at Cherokee Middle school. She loves giant pandas, hanging out with her friends, and baking. She also is in the band at Cherokee and plays the clarinet.

McKenna Fink

McKenna Fink is an 8th grader at Cherokee. She is 13, and plays softball, and the upright bass in orchestra and jazz band. She is active at her church and in her youth group at Evangel Temple.

Macauley Fraser

Macauley Fraser is an 8th grader at Cherokee. He enjoys drawing, architecture, and above all, talking. In the Smoke Signal Newspaper, he wants to write about school happenings, world news, and science stories. At home, he enj...

Piper Gardner

Piper Gardner is an 8th grader here at Cherokee. She is 14 and is a new member of the Smoke Signal staff. She loves to play with her many animals, ride bikes and listen to music. Piper loves to hang out with her many friends ...

Megan Garnier

Megan is a 6th grader at Cherokee Middle School. Her interests are ice skating, hanging with friends, reading, and writing. Megan plays viola in Cherokee’s orchestra. Megan has two siblings, Matthew who is 16 and Mikala who...

Dallin Grout

Dallin is on the 7th grade Panthers team at Cherokee Middle School.  Dallin is passionate about playing the piano, riding his bike through puddles, learning to be a scout, avoiding dangers lurking around every corner, & hanging...

Abby Helmkamp

Abby Helmkamp is an eighth grader attending Cherokee Middle School. She loves swimming, climbing, drawing, and babysitting when she is not doing homework or writing short stories. She has one three year old sister, a cat, and one...

Kylie Inman

Kylie Inman, is a 13-year old 8th grade student attending Cherokee Middle School. This is her first time in Cherokee’s very own online Smoke Signal. At an early age, Kylie loved to make short stories, and draw. Over a few y...

Alexandria Kepes

Alexandria Kepes is a sixth grader at Cherokee Middle School. She enjoys playing the violin. She also loves showing cattle. Showing cattle is a competitive activity in which people “tame” cows and lead them around the show r...

Jinyi Lu

Jinyi Lu is a seventh grade student attending Cherokee Middle School. She enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and drawing. She likes music very much, and she plays the piano very well. In her free time, she usually d...

Autumn Neff

Autumn Neff loves to swim and kayak as much as she can. She loves English class and has always loved writing -- she is currently working on a book. Autumn loves to read, and in her free time she usually either reads or co...

Bella Nims

Bella Nims is 11 years old and a 6th grade student at Cherokee. In her free time she loves playing games with her siblings, watching tv, playing outside, and writing stories. This is her first year on the Smoke Signal and is so e...

Kyle Ramaker

Kyle Ramaker is a newspaper staff writer, who loves the Siamese Cat breed. Kyle is a 6th grader on team Pathfinder. One of Kyle’s goals in Cherokee Smoke Signal is advertising different businesses. Kyle loves to read and study hi...

Polaris Rissler

Polaris Rissler is currently in 7th Grade at Cherokee Middle School. Polaris really likes to read and write her own stories that she has running around in her head. In her free time she likes to draw and hang out with her frie...

Brooklyn Scott

Brooklyn Scott is a 6th grader that is currently 11 years old. She is an artistic writer with a love for writing. When she was little, she wrote all kinds of stories from a Nugget Portal to biographies. Brooklyn also has a passion fo...

Sophie Walker

Sophie Walker is a 6th grader attending Cherokee Middle School. She loves soccer, reading, drawing, and hanging out with her friends. She plays the guitar and the trumpet and absolutely loves music. In her free time she usually wa...

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