Maize News by Play newsmagazine

2017-2018 Staff

Sam Bartlett


Sophomore Sam Bartlett is a photographer and designer. This is his first year on staff. Bartlett loves to rock climb and capture Wichita with his camera. In his spare time, Bartlett enjoys time with friends and family. After graduation,...

Lauryn Ogden


Senior Lauryn Ogden is a reporter and has been on Play Newsmag staff for two years. She is a part of the Red Rage and pitches for the Softball team. She enjoys playing with her dog, Jasper, in her free time. She will be attending...

Emma Wituk


Junior Emma Wituk is a photographer and reporter for Play Newsmagazine. This is her first year on staff. Wituk plays on the Varsity Girls tennis team and participates in Kay Club and Red Rage. In her free time, she enjoys spending...

Abby Turner


Sophomore Abby Turner is a reporter/photographer for Play Newsmagazine. This is her first year on staff. She enjoys playing guitar, singing, and songwriting. She is president of Music Club and involved in KAY Club and the superintendent's...

Olivia Elmore


Junior Olivia Elmore is a reporter and photographer for Play Newsmagazine. This is her first year on staff. Elmore runs cross country and track and participates in Kay Club, Stuco, Peer Helpers, Yoga Club, and Red Rage. In her...

Ashley Tran


Senior Ashley Tran is a photographer and graphic designer. This is her first year on staff and Tran is also involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, Red Rage, and Flight Show Choir. After high school, she plans on...

Brett Loving

Ad manager

Senior Brett Loving is the ad manager, he also enjoys taking photos. He is in Red Rage, Pickle Ball Club, Chemistry Club, Math Madness, and Business Professional of America. He plans to go to Fort Hays State University after high...

Morgan Thomas


Junior Morgan Thomas is a reporter and photographer. This is her second year on staff. She is also apart of Women's Choir and Red Rage. Thomas's plans for after high school is to go to college at University of Arizona to study...

Kynzi Barragan


Junior Kynzi Barragan is a reporter/photographer for Play newsmagazine. This is her second year on staff. She is involved in StuCo, Red Rage, and the high school cheer team. Barragan loves to drink Mountain Dew, play with puppies,...

Kylee Delmar


Sophomore Kylee Delmar is a photographer and designer for Play Newsmag. This is her first year on staff. Delmar loves playing volleyball, learning more about photography, traveling, and hanging out with her friends. Kylee is in...

Maddie Neigenfind


Junior Maddie Neigenfind is a reporter/photographer for Play Newsmagazine and has been on staff for two years. Neigenfind is involved in Yoga Club and Red Rage. Neigenfind loves playing softball, ceramics, and her two adorable...

McKenna Smiley


Junior McKenna Smiley is a reporter and a photographer. This is her first year on staff. She enjoys playing the ukulele, drawing, and dancing at her studio. At school, she is involved in the Red Rage club, and the Fly-girls. After...

Casey Loving

Opinion editor

Sophomore Casey Loving is the Opinion editor in Play Newsmag. This is his third semester being on the staff. Loving is a part of the Sports Broadcasting crew, as well as Red Rage, StuCo, Fall Men's Choir, Scholar's Bowl, Debate,...

Ryan Jones


Senior Ryan Jones has been in Newsmag for three semesters. He is a reporter/photographer. Jones hopes to become an emergency department doctor. Jones also loves pizza.

Abby McCoy

Sports editor

Sophomore Abby McCoy is the Sports editor for Play Newsmagazine. This will be her second year on staff. She is the Sophomore Class President, a member of the Flygirls, and is involved in Peer Helpers, Teens as Teachers, BPA, KAY...

Bailey Birkholz

Design editor

Junior Bailey Birkholz is Design editor for Play Newsmagazine. This is her third year on staff. She is a member of the Flygirl team and Women's Choir at Maize High. She has been dancing since she was two. Her goals are to attend...

Paige Young


Senior Paige Young is a reporter for Play newsmagazine. This is her third year on staff. She has been dancing since she was 8 years old and loves Freddy's. She is a captain of the Flygirls Dance Team. She is also a teacher at...

Kiara Ehrmann

Engagements editor

Senior Kiara Ehrmann is the 2017-2018 Engagements editor. This is her third year on the Play Newsmag staff. She is president of Conservation club and a member of National Honors Society and Art club. Ehrmann plans to major in...

Allie Choyce

Online editor

Senior Allie Choyce is the Online Editor. This is her third and final year on staff. Allie is the Co-President of Gender Sexuality Alliance and a member of DIY and Conservation club. She has an internship with Kansas Week on ...

Lizzie Bell

Photo editor

Senior Lizzie Bell has been on the Play Newsmag staff for three years. She is the Photo editor. Her interests include writing and photography. She is involved in Red Rage. She plans on going to Cowley county to study journalism...

Sadie Ast

Features editor

Senior Sadie Ast is the Features editor for Play Newsmagazine. She is the third baseman for the Maize softball team and plans to pursue softball for college. She will be attending Cowley County Community College next fall to ...

Savie Hughes


Senior Savie Hughes has been on staff for four years. She is the editor-in-chief for Play Newsmagazine. As a freshman, she was a starting varsity player on the softball team. In the summer, she travels the country with her club...

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