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The Editorial Board

Top row from left to right: Maggie Roehling, Ninotchka Valdez, and Amanda Capaldi. Middle Row: Lauren Karmo, Carly Craig, Makenzie Shubnell, and Angela Mammel. Bottom Row: Ollie Najar, Lauren Alison, and Morgan Gallagher.

The Talon is the award-winning, student-run newspaper at Rochester High School. The Talon earned Spartan Awards, the top honor in the state, from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, in 2013 and 2015, The Talon earned top honors in the nation when the staff received a Pacemaker Award through the National Scholastic Press Association.

Each month, The Talon staff strives to produce high-quality, informative news, feature, entertainment, opinion and sports stories that are relevant to students at RHS, as well as the Rochester community through print, web and social media coverage. For more great coverage, check out @therhstalon on issuu, @falconsofrhs on Instagram, @rhstalon on Twitter and like The Talon of Facebook.

The 2016-17 Staff

Adviser: Mrs. Aleah Facca

Editorial Board:
Editor-in-Chief: Ninotchka Valdez
Copy Editor: Lauren Alison
News: Carly Craig
Feature Editor: Angela Mammel
Lifestyles Editor: Amanda Capaldi
Entertainment Editor and Co-photo Editor: Makenzie Shubnell
Sports Editor: Lauren Karmo
Design Editor and Co-Photo Editor: Morgan Gallagher
Opinion Editor: Ollie Najar

Staff Writers:
Elizabeth Bulat
Kathryn Chatman
Grace Crites
Christian Fend
Taylor Garber
Patrick Jordan
Alexa Luttrell
Bianca Mow
Ollie Najar
Marissa Neely
Jenna Norgrove
Mahnoor Rauf
Maggie Roehling
Chris Sandler
Taylor Simmons
Zippy Tiller
Sara Trumza
Audrey Weber
Tori Wendt

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