Makalie Farmer

Editor-in-Chief – Feature & News

My name is MaKalie Farmer I am a Senior this year. This is my fourth and final year on the Newspaper staff. After highschool I plan to attend University of Colorado in Boulder and get my doctorate degree in biology and neuroscience. I am a regional champ in Feature writing and Editoral writing. I am also a regional officer and club development officer for New Voices of Texas journalism group. 

Marion smith

senior staff writer 

 My name is Marion Smith I am a senior this year. This is my third year on the newspaper team. I enjoy the arts such as dance, music, and drawing. I have three dogs Minnie, Riffraff, and Sapera. My goal this year is to meet new people around the school while covering fun stories! My goal this year is to place in the top 3 in UIL Feature and Editorial writing. 

Samantha Connelly

Feature editor

 My name is Sam and I am a Junior this year. This is my second year on the newspaper staff. I went to Regionals UIL in Copy and Editing. I am a Thespian Officer and have been in theatre for 3 years. I have been dancing at Dance Discovery Studios for 14 years and now teach/assist baby dance classes there. I also participate in a bowling league.

Samuel Villa

sports editor

 My name is Samuel I am a Junior this year. This is my first year on the newspaper staff. My goals for now is to improve my writing skills by being a writer for the journalism team. Writing for the news is more of a fallback career. My main one is writing for TV. I’m planning on going to a film/writing based college so I get can get a degree and pitch a sketch show for Comedy Central.

Marin murray

Managing editor/ news editor

 My name is Marin and I am a sophomore this year. This is my second year on the newspaper staff. I am also a part of both the varsity cross country and soccer team. I was a part of the UIL Journalism team that won district last year and qualified for regionals. I am excited to start my career as a journalist by writing for the Battery, and I hope to continue to pursue journalism after high school.

Jacoby barton

J1 Staffer

 My name is Jacoby and I am a junior this year. This is my first year on the newspaper staff. I love playing basketball but i decided to focus more on my education for my junior year of high school. I am very excited to be apart of the newspaper staff this year.

Jane hakIyimana

editor 

 My name is Jane and I’m a Junior this year. This is my second year on the newspaper staff and I am a part time holland student. I’m very excited for newspaper this year and can’t wait to see what the future holds with a lot of the staff being second year staffers, and with two third year staffers I believe our team shows a lot of promise and it’s going to be a great year for sure.