The Thunderbeat

2018-2019 Staff

LeAnne Bugay

Newspaper - Editor-in-chief // Video Yearbook - Director

LeAnne Bugay is a junior on Video Yearbook and Newspaper. On Video Yearbook she is a Director and she is the Editor-in-Chief of Newspaper. Follow her on Ins...

Alex Toth

Newspaper - Editor-in-chief // Video Yearbook - Filmmaker/videographer

Alex Toth is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Newspaper and a videographer on the Video Yearbook. Alex is a senior who has been on staff since he was soph...

Nathan Hawkins

Newspaper - Managing and Sports Editor

Nathan is the Managing Editor and Sports Editor for The Thunderbeat. He joined staff as a reporter in his sophomore year, and he is excited to help lead ...

Mooshoo Tran

Newspaper - News Editor

Mooshoo is a senior and is the news editor for the newspaper. She's also the Thespian President for Bellevue West's theatre troupe. She loves to play her b...

Jay Walker-Schulte

Newspaper - Entertainer Editor

Jayleen Walker-Schulte is the Entertainment Editor for Newspaper. She is a Planned Parenthood Youth Advisor, as well as a Sarpy County Teen Court Attor...

Taegan Jacobs

Newspaper - Features Editor

Taegan is a Junior at Bellevue West High School. This is her second year on newspaper. In addition to being Features Editor for The Thunderbeat, she plays ...

Leah Larson

Newspaper - Layout Editor

Leah Larson is a sophomore at Bellevue West High School. She is a Layout Editor for The Thunderbeat. Leah is happiest whenever she’s  creating, and she hop...

Emily Schmidt

Newspaper - Copy Editor // Yearbook - Copy Editor

Emily Schmidt is a senior third-year contributor to the newspaper staff and a first-year editor for the yearbook. On both staffs she fills the role of co...

Billy Dunkleman

Newspaper - Broadcast Manager

Billy is a sophomore. He is the broadcast manager on the Thunderbeat. He enjoys playing basketball.

Emma Gage

Newspaper - Reporter

Emma is a junior and has been on staff for two years as a reporter for the newspaper. When she's not busy with softball she can be found reading a book...

Brooke Jones

Newspaper - Reporter

Brooke Jones is a sophomore reporter for the Thunderbeat. She enjoys watching movies and exploring new places. On any given day, you could find her hanging...

Megan Norman

Newspaper - Reporter

Megan Norman is a junior in high school who enjoys time outside going on runs and playing softball. She also enjoys being around friends and writing in h...

Tiffany Domingo

Newspaper - Reporter // Video Yearbook - NP/VYB Liason

Tiffany is a senior at Bellevue West, and this is her second year as a reporter on newspaper and first year as a filmmaker on video yearbook. You can find...

Kelli Smith

Video Yearbook - Executive Director

Kelli Smith is a senior and the executive director of the video yearbook and The Thunderbeat. She is a perfectionist, dog lover, and self proclaimed makeu...

Kinley Hamilton

Video Yearbook - Director

Kinley Hamilton is the Director for Video Yearbook. She’s also involved in West High Singers and is a reporter for Newspaper. Follow her on Instagram @kinley...

Quintin Stueve

Video Yearbook - Webmaster

Quintin Stueve is a sophomore and the webmaster of the Thunderbeat. He enjoys playing video games and learning about coding.

Matt Hunter

Video Yearbook - HP Director

Matt Hunter is a senior HP director on video yearbook. He participates in JROTC, cross country, golf, Boy Scouts, NHS, Science NHS. He is an AP studen...

Izzy Pineda

Video Yearbook - Production Designer

Isabel "Izzy" Pineda is a senior videographer, editor, and Production Designer. She is also involved in the Color guard and Winter guard teams. She lov...

Michael Taken

Video Yearbook - Production Designer

Michael Taken is a junior, and makes graphics for Video Yearbook.He likes to draw, make art, and make short videos with his friends in his free time....

Kaitlyn Fye

Video Yearbook - Social Media Manager

Kaitlyn Fye is a senior and a videographer and editor on the Video Yearbook staff. She's very involved in the arts at West and loves painting. She is also...

Autumn Hammond

Video Yearbook - Videograph/Filmmaker

Autumn Hammond is a junior. She does not currently do anything after school. She's part of the Video Yearbook Staff.

CJ Lilienkamp

Video Yearbook - Videograph/Filmmaker

CJ Lilienkamp is a multiple sport athlete who plays football and track. He is a sophomore and a videographer/filmmaker for the video yearbook. He is e...

Diego Mora Zubia

Video Yearbook - Videograph/Filmmaker

Diego Mora Zubia is a junior. He enjoys playing soccer. He is a member of the video yearbook.

Curista Magnuson

Video Yearbook - Videographer/Filmmaker

Curista Magnuson is a sophomore who cannot remember what her position is on video yearbook. She loves to bring a positive vibe with her anywhere she goes...

Charlie Sims

Video Yearbook - Videographer/Filmmaker

Charlie Sims is an 11th grade filmmaker on the video yearbook staff. He runs varsity Cross Country and Track, and is a part of the marching band. He a...

Elissa Treu

Video Yearbook - Videographer/Filmmaker

Elissa Treu is a sophomore and a videographer on staff. She swims for Bellevue Swim Club and is on varsity swim team. She also participates in marching b...

Rachel Sager

Yearbook - Editor-In-Chief

Rachel Sager is the Editor-in-Chief on the yearbook staff. She is a junior and has been on staff for two years. In her free time she like to hangout w...

Lexi Walker

Yearbook - Editor-In-Chief

Lexi Walker is a senior on the yearbook staff. Her position is Editor-in-Chief. Lexi enjoys spending time cuddling her dogs and watching Netflix. ...

Aspen Mockelstrom

Yearbook - Design Editor

Aspen Mockelstrom is the Design Editor on yearbook staff. This is her second year on staff and she's a senior. Aspen enjoys playing soccer and reading....

Madelyn Gau

Yearbook - Index Editor

Madelyn Gau is the Index Editor on the yearbook staff. She is a junior and is on the color guard and winter guard teams. Madelyn loves to watch movies, ...

Keely Prusia

Yearbook - Index Editor

Keely Prusia, a sophomore, is one of the index editors on yearbook. She is a varsity swimmer on the high school team. Photography and traveling are her two bigge...

Brynn Haer

Yearbook - Dedications Editor

Brynn Haer is the Dedications Editor on the yearbook staff. She is a junior and is involved in the color guard. Brynn also loves to watch movies with her ...

Kara Morgia

Yearbook - People Editor

Kara Morgia is the people editor for the yearbook staff. She designs the people section and places the pictures and names of students and staff members. ...

Maddy Madsen

Yearbook - Photography Editor

Maddy Madsen is the photography editor on the yearbook staff. She is a junior and participates in student council, softball, and volleyball. She loves to ta...

Jaclyn Taggart

Yearbook - Business Manger

Jaclyn Taggart, a sophomore, is business manager on the yearbook staff. She is also a member of FBLA and Art Club. Her interests include drawing and s...

David Berger

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

David Berger is a sophomore page designer for the yearbook and this is his first year on staff. In addition to journalism, he is also a multi-instrumental...

Tymber Haese

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Tymber Haese is a Page Designer on the yearbook staff. She is a junior. This is her second year on staff. Her favorite thing to do is marching band an...

Caitlin Maloney

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Caitlin Maloney is a senior who was selected to be a reporter and page designer on the yearbook staff. She is joining senior senate and student council this...

Mikayla Myers

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Mikayla Myers is a junior page designer on the 2018-19 yearbook staff. Along with yearbook she also plays the alto saxophone in the marching band. But most ...

Hayley Schroeder

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Hayley Schroeder is a page designer for Yearbook. She exercises her skills for design passionately. Hayley can create anything possible. (she has extreme tale...

Ayanna Solomon-Smith

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Ayanna Solomon-smith is a senior on both the newspaper and yearbook staff. She is the captain of the Thunderettes and is part of NHS. In her free time s...

Hannah VanLaningham

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Hannah VanLaningham is a sophomore. Her position on staff is page designer, reporter, and photographer. She plays and loves volleyball and really enjoys ad...

Bryce Wetzler

Yearbook - Reporter/Page Designer

Bryce Wetzler is a junior who is a page designer for yearbook. Bryce is involved in theater as he helps build sets for the performances. During his fr...

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