The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

The student news site of Lake Stevens High School

Valhalla

2021-2022 Staff

Katelyn Gardner
Staff Reporter

Katelyn Gardner

Junior Katie Gardner (she/her) hopes to contribute fun and informative articles in the Valhalla this year. She loves hiking and watching Gilmore Girls. Her goals for the future are to be a teacher and a mom.

Lilyana Salazar
Staff Reporter

Lilyana Salazar

Lilyana Salazar (she/her) is a senior attending Lake Stevens High School. Lilyana joined Journalism to expand her skills in writing, interviewing, photography, and all things related to media creation. After high school, she is looki...

Madison Duffy
Staff Reporter

Madison Duffy

Madison Duffy is a senior at Lake Stevens High School who moved to Lake Stevens from Everett in sixth grade. She enjoys basketball and hanging out with her friends, including painting, playing Just Dance, and going to the beac...

Staff Reporter

Cameron Haines

Cameron Haines (he/him) is a senior this year at LSHS and has an interest in journalism because he likes the idea of being able to work on and have an impact on something that goes out to everyone in the school. He also enjoys p...

Melanie Delestrez
Staff Reporter

Melanie Delestrez

Melanie Delestrez is a senior in the graduating year of 2022. She wants to contribute more to girls’ sports surrounding the news area, so she can put a new perspective on all of her peers. She is planning to major in journal...

Elijah Spencer
Staff Reporter

Elijah Spencer

Elijah Spencer is a senior currently attending Lake Stevens High School. He is very interested in computers and tech and spends most of his time doing things related to those. Along with that, he also likes cars and takes great...

Aiden Hudson
Photographer

Aiden Hudson

Aiden Hudson, a LSHS senior, is part of our journalism staff. He takes interest in our LSHS e-sports team and competes. He hopes to pursue a career in this and possibly get a scholarship for a future school....

Aimel Rai
Head Photographer

Aimel Rai

Junio Aimel Rai’s interest in journalism stemmed from photography; being able to combine her love for writing and her need for a creative outlet led her to journalism, where she could do both. Rai hopes to help people unders...

Amaya Nordlund
Photographer

Amaya Nordlund

Amaya Nordlund (she/her) is a senior at Lake Stevens high school. After school, she wants to go to college to become a pharmaceutical rep or dental hygienist. Her hobbies include sleeping or hanging with friends. Amaya is also a mem...

Basil Reyes
Photographer

Basil Reyes

Basil Reyes (they/them) is a senior and is non-binary. Reyes was in the band up until this year and still enjoys playing lots of instruments in their spare time. They also enjoy reading, writing, drawing and baking. They are pl...

Dallas Medalia
Photographer

Dallas Medalia

Dallas Medalia (he/him) is a senior and is a part of Valhalla to pursue his passion for writing and his desire to improve. Following the graduation of the Class of 2022, Dallas has plans to move out and take a gap year before e...

Chloe Bales
Photographer

Chloe Bales

Chloe Bales (she/her) is a senior at Lake Stevens High School. She is a photographer for the Valhalla. Chloe is a part of the drama club, musical theater and choir and plans to attend college to get a master's degree in music educat...

Faith Hill
Head Photographer

Faith Hill

Faith Hill, (she/her), is a senior here at Lake Stevens High School. Faith enjoys writing articles along with stories and hopes to contribute to photography, here at Lake Stevens. Faith is part of the LGBTQ+ community, which ...

Lilianna Rodriguez
Opinion Section Editor

Lilianna Rodriguez

Lilianna is a senior whose primary focus would be to graduate high school this year. She is planning to go into cosmetology school right after. In her free time, she likes to have everything clean and watch YouTube videos about ...

Eily Wagner
Photographer

Eily Wagner

Eily Wagner is a senior at Lake Stevens High School. She recently joined the journalism class and is now part of the Valhalla staff. She is fun, kind and enjoys the outdoors. She loves to be a part of a team and work together tow...

Gavin Lucas
Photographer

Gavin Lucas

Gavin Lucas (he/him) is a hard worker from Lake Stevens, WA and inspired by his sister to be an architect who will hone his skills at Grand Canyon University in Arizona. In his free time, he likes to go fishing, go shooting in t...

Madison Tandiama
Photographer

Madison Tandiama

Madison Tandiama (she/her) attends Lake Stevens High School and is a senior. She joined journalism because she was told that she would enjoy taking part in the school's newspaper. Madi enjoys drawing, anime, and horror films among o...

Gopal Poudel
Photographer

Gopal Poudel

Gopal Poudel (he/him) interests are playing volleyball and using his phone 24/4. Playing volleyball is his favorite thing to do, his goals are to graduate high school and maybe go to college for two years, so he can make a dec...

Bodin Watkins
Features Section Editor

Bodin Watkins

Bodin Watkins is a Senior here at LSHS. When given free time Bodin enjoys going outside! He has fun with activities such as airsoft, skiing, and spending quality time with his dad! An ideal day in the life of Bodin would be o...

Cameron Smutz
A&E Section Editor

Cameron Smutz

Cameron Smutz is a senior this year at Lake Stevens High School. In this year's Valhalla, he intends to contribute his editing skills. Cameron’s skills also carry on to skateboarding and jazz band. His favorite music genres are j...

Maren Hammer

Maren Hammer

Senior Maren Hammer (she/her) liked the idea of journalism as it’s “more exciting than traditional writing” and would like to use journalism to provide an unbiased source for students. She also hopes to use the knowledge...

Abigail Walker
A&E Section Editor

Abigail Walker

Abby Walker (she/her) attends LSHS as a senior. She decided to pursue journalism because she enjoys writing and thought it would be enjoyable. Abby enjoys watching horror movies and writing in her leisure time, as well as playin...

Penelope Zickefoose
Photographer

Penelope Zickefoose

Sophomore Penelope Zickefoose (she/her) joined the Valhalla to pursue her interest in writing and photography. Penelope enjoys taking photos while traveling as well as portrait photos. In the future, Penelope intends to pursu...

Emilie James
Photographer

Emilie James

Emilie James (she/her) found journalism intriguing because she liked the thought of being involved with something important to the school. She has never been in any clubs outside of school so she thought that being a part of a ...

Mackenzie Conniff
Social Media Editor

Mackenzie Conniff

Mackenzie Conniff (she/her) took journalism because she loves to write, and she says journalism sounded like fun. After high school, she wants to be a psychologist at the University of Washington. She has lived in Lynnwood, Snoh...

Peyton Ruthruff
Photographer

Peyton Ruthruff

Peyton Ruthruff (she/her) senior, likes photography and is a member of the high school's equestrian team. Peyton is interested in journalism because she wants to get to know more about the community and the school.  ...

Hailey Cordell
Editor-in-Chief

Hailey Cordell

Hailey Cordell is a junior at Lake Stevens High School and believes that everyone at the school has the right to know what is going on in their community, and she hopes to write stories that reflect her peers. Hailey is joining...

Dylan Slezak
Photographer

Dylan Slezak

Dylan Slezak (he/him) is a part of the Senior Class here at Lake Stevens High school. Journalism sounded interesting to him, which led him to take part in the program. He could see himself maybe taking part in a journalistic f...

Cassius Peterson
News Section Editor

Cassius Peterson

Cassius Peterson is a senior at Lake Stevens High School. Cassius likes everything from gaming for hours at a time to going outside and really getting to know the community. By being a part of the Valhalla, Cassius wishes to str...

Nylah Harringon
Photographer

Nylah Harringon

Nylah Harrington's (she/her) interests in journalism are being a photographer or an interviewer. Her goals in the future are to become a translator in the military, which is inspired by her father. In her free time, she likes...

Dakota Latham
Photographer

Dakota Latham

Dakota Latham (she/her) is a sophomore at LSHS. She is interested in journalism because she wants to write stories and learn how to create a newspaper like the Valhalla and be a photographer for the newspaper this year. She doesn't...

Madelynn Butler
Sports Section Editor

Madelynn Butler

Madelynn Butler (she/her) is a senior this year and joined the Vahalla staff because she was interested in writing for the school newspaper. Madelynn is a part of the school swim team as well as a club team and enjoys painting ...

Ma-mentay Krubally
Photographer

Ma-mentay Krubally

Ma-mentay Krubally (she/her) is a senior at Lake Stevens High School. She is a photographer for the Valhalla. On her own time, she enjoys reading.

Lucien Sevilla
Sports Section Editor

Lucien Sevilla

Lucien Sevilla (he/him) is a senior this year. He is in journalism because he thought it would be a fun class. He plans on attending a four-year university to get a good job. Lucien likes to hang out with friends, play basketba...

Josie Bitnes
Staff Reporter (she/her)

Josie Bitnes

Josie Bitnes is a senior Varsity Soccer player for Lake Stevens High School. She chose this class because she enjoys writing and thought this class would be a fun choice. After high school, she plans to attend the University ...