The Thunderbeat

2018-2019 Staff

Taegan Jacobs

Newspaper - Features Editor

Taegan is a Senior at Bellevue West High School, and is in her third year on the newspaper staff. In addition to being Features Editor for The Thunder...

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...

Emma Gage

Newspaper - Managing/Copy Editor

Emma is a senior and is spending her third year on the newspaper staff as the managing and copy editor. When she's not busy with journalism or softbal...

Brooke Jones

Newspaper - Entertainment Editor

Brooke is a Junior at Bellevue West and is the Entertainment Editor for the Thunderbeat. Along with being a part of Student Council, she is also involved i...

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...

Quintin Stueve

Video Yearbook - Webmaster

Quintin Stueve is a junior and the webmaster of the Thunderbeat.

Michael Taken

Video Yearbook - Production Designer

Michael Taken is his name and drawing is his game.

Autumn Hammond

Video Yearbook - Videograph/Filmmaker

Autumn Hammond is a Senior. She's does a few things outside of video yearbook. This is her second  year on the Video Yearbook Staff....

CJ Lilienkamp

Video Yearbook - Broadcast Manager

CJ Lilienkamp is a student athlete and the broadcast manager for the journalism department.

Diego Mora Zubia

Video Yearbook - Videograph/Filmmaker

Diego Mora Zubia is a senior. He is part of the video yearbook staff as a videographer. He enjoys watching and playing sports such as diving and socce...

Curista Magnuson

Video Yearbook - Podcast Manager

Curista Magnuson is a Junior Podcast Manager who has been on staff for two (2) years. In her free time she likes to harass everyone on staff and make fun ...

Charlie Sims

Video Yearbook - HP Reveal Director

Charlie Sims is a 12th grade filmmaker on the video yearbook staff. He is the HP Reveal director, as well as the captain of the cross country team and a...

Elissa Treu

Video Yearbook - Director // Newspaper - Reporter

Elissa Treu is the director of video yearbook staff and a reporter on newspaper. She is a member of the OAYO Youth Symphony and swims for Swim Omaha as wel...

Rachel Sager

Yearbook - Editor-In-Chief

Rachel Sager is the yearbook EIC. She is often late, but means well.

David Berger

Yearbook - Design Editor

David Berger is a junior and the design editor on yearbook staff. This is his second year on staff. He is also a section leader for the school’s march...

Madelyn Gau

Yearbook - Photography Editor

Madelyn Gau is the Photography Editor on the yearbook staff. She is a senior and is on the color guard and winter guard teams. Madelyn loves to watch m...

Keely Prusia

Yearbook - Index Editor

Keely Prusia is a junior and is the index editor on yearbook. She works at Orange Leaf and loves to travel, kayak, and most of all, take pictures. Thi...

Brynn Haer

Yearbook - Dedications Editor

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

Maddy Madsen

Yearbook - People Editor

Maddy Madsen is a senior on yearbook staff. She is the people section editor, and loves designing pages. She also loves to play volleyball and eat choc...

Jaclyn Taggart

Yearbook - Business Manger

Jaclyn Taggart is a junior and the business manager of the yearbook staff. This is her second year on staff. When she’s not designing pages, she is bus...

Tymber Haese

Yearbook - Social Media Manager

Tymber Haese is the Social Media Manager this year. She is a senior. This will be her third year on staff. She is in marching band and plays the flute....

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 ...

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 Senior on yearbook staff for Bellevue West high school. He enjoys taking pictures during and outside of school and hopes to be a pho...

Jay Walker-Schulte

Newspaper - Co-Editor-in-Chief

Jay Walker-Schulte is the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Newspaper. She is a Planned Parenthood Youth Advisory leader, as well as a Sarpy County Teen Court At...

Kara Morgia

Yearbook - Editor-in-Chief

Kara Morgia is the Editor-In-Chief of the yearbook staff. She is a Senior and this is her third year on staff. Along with yearbook Kara is also involved ...

LeAnne Bugay

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

Senior LeAnne Bugay is editor-in-chief of The Thunderbeat newspaper, director of the Video Yearbook, and copy editor of the Yearbook. This is her third...

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