The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School

The Thunderbeat

The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School

The Thunderbeat

The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School

The Thunderbeat

2021-2022 Staff

Meg Gross
Editor-in-Chief - Director

Meg Gross

Meg Gross is a senior on Newspaper and Video and Broadcast Production where she is the Editor-in-Chief and the Director respectively. She loves all thin...

Grace Pechacek
Editor-in-Chief - Videographer

Grace Pechacek

Grace Pechacek is a senior on Yearbook and is the Editor-in-Chief, along with Video and Broadcast Production where she is a videographer. She likes to...

Isaac Hart
Webmaster

Isaac Hart

Isaac Hart is a junior and is the Webmaster of the Thunderbeat. In his large amount of free time he enjoys playing video games and listening to music. You ...

Leah Bates
Senior Dedications Editor

Leah Bates

Leah Bates is a junior on Yearbook and is the Senior Dedications Editor. She does dance and likes to journal. Follow her Instagram @leahb995.

Evelyn Allison
Production Designer

Evelyn Allison

Evelyn Allison is a Senior on Video and Broadcast Production where she is a Production Designer. She is an active member of the school’s band program,...

Lydia Torres
People Editor

Lydia Torres

Lydia Torres is a junior on Yearbook where she is the People Editor. She likes art and theater. Follow her Instagram @lydiamarie.21

Shane Daughtrey
Anchor

Shane Daughtrey

Shane Daughtrey is a senior on Video & Broadcast productions where he is the anchor.  He is a runner, loves to laugh, and loves to play video game...

Alyssa Fjelstad
Broadcast Manager

Alyssa Fjelstad

Alyssa Fjelstad is a senior on Newspaper where she is the Broadcast Manager. At Bellevue West, she is involved in many clubs like Student Council, FBLA...

Taylor Horton
Reporter

Taylor Horton

Taylor Horton is a sophomore on Newspaper where she is a reporter. She loves art, and watching movies. Follow her instagram @tay.lor_ch

Rowan Clang
Reporter

Rowan Clang

Rowan Clang is a sophomore on Newspaper where she is a Reporter. She plays tennis, and enjoys watching The Walking Dead. Follow her on Instagram: @rowmaec ...

Caitlyn Wohlford
Reporter

Caitlyn Wohlford

Caitlyn Wohlford is a Sophomore, and a Reporter for Newspaper. Her favorite hobbies are listening to music, and taking care of her dogs.

Chloe McAleer
Reporter

Chloe McAleer

Chloe McAleer is a junior on newspaper where she is a reporter. She likes to listen to music and cook. ...

Jacki Petrow
Reporter

Jacki Petrow

Jacki Petrow is a sophomore on Newspaper where she is a reporter. She is in band and spends her free time with her friends. You can follow her on Instag...

Sophia Epps
Social Media Manager

Sophia Epps

Sophia Epps is a sophomore on Yearbook where she is a social media manager. She is in colorguard and likes to watch Netflix. Follow her inst...

Addy Gardner
Social Media Manager

Addy Gardner

Addy Gardner is a senior on Video and Broadcast Production where she is the social media manager. She plays volleyball and loves to hang with her frie...

Owen Reimer
Entertainment Editor

Owen Reimer

Owen is a senior on Newspaper where he is the Entertainment Editor. He’s been working on an album for two years and doesn’t know if it’ll ever release....

Gnally Boukar
Co-EIC

Gnally Boukar

Gnally Boukar is a senior on Newspaper where she is Co-EIC. She is treasurer of Ecology Club and an organizer in RAP Omaha. Follow her on Instagram or...

Athena Navarro Amaya
Videographer

Athena Navarro Amaya

Athena Navarro Amaya is a sophomore On Video and Broadcast Productions and is a videographer. She is on stagecraft working on lights. In her free time s...

Bryan Edwards
Videographer

Bryan Edwards

Bryan Edwards is a Junior on Video and Broadcast Production and is a videographer. He is in JROTC, enjoys racing games, and is currently saving to sta...

Nolan Flanigan
Videographer

Nolan Flanigan

Nolan Flanigan is a senior on Video Broadcast where he is a videographer. He is involved in the fine arts largely theater. In his spare time he enj...

Grant Schaefer
Videographer

Grant Schaefer

Grant Schaefer is a sophomore on Video Yearbook where he is a videographer. He does both cross country and track. Follow his Twitter  @GrantSchaefer10. ...

Sarah Breaux
Design Editor

Sarah Breaux

Sarah Breaux is a sophomore on Yearbook where she is the design editor. In her free time she likes to read and listen to music.

Emily Mabbitt
Sports Editor

Emily Mabbitt

Emily Mabbitt is a senior on the Newspaper staff. She is also on the softball team and loves to listen to music and watch movies. Follow her on instagram...

Mia Fox
Sports Editor

Mia Fox

Mia Fox is a Junior on Yearbook where she is the Sports Editor. In her free time she likes to paint, chill with animals, and watch Netflix. Follow her...

Emmalie Herd
Features Editor - Page Designer

Emmalie Herd

Emmalie Herd is a sophomore on Newspaper where she is the features editor and Yearbook where she is a page designer. She is in JROTC, loves to read and spe...

Jaedyn Shock
Copy Editor

Jaedyn Shock

Jaedyn Shock is a junior and is the copy editor on yearbook staff. I love traveling, art, and animals. I have an Instagram(j.shock99) and Twitter(jaedyn_99).

Claire Wood
Reporter - Social Media Manager

Claire Wood

Claire Wood is a junior on Newspaper. She's a Reporter and a Social Media Manager. She is on the swim team and loves to be in nature. Follow her in...

Carlee Rigatuso
Reporter - Business Manager

Carlee Rigatuso

Carlee is a senior on Newspaper. She is a reporter and the business manager for the journalism department. She does lots of clubs but focuses most of her...

Tauren Woodward
Reporter - Photographer

Tauren Woodward

Tauren Woodward is a sophomore on yearbook and is a reporter and photographer. She is on the cheer team and enjoys spending time with friends. Follow...

Abby Vater
Page Designer

Abby Vater

Abby Vater is a junior on Yearbook where she is a page designer. She is also on Video and Broadcast production as a videographer. She enjoy...

Brooklyn Grout
Page Designer - Index Editor

Brooklyn Grout

Brooklyn Grout is a junior on Yearbook staff. She is a page designer and index editor. She plays soccer, does FBLA, Student Council, Junior Senate, NHS,...

CJ Towne
Page Designer - Reporter

CJ Towne

CJ Towne is a senior on Yearbook where he is a page designer and reporter. He’s involved in FBLA and plays soccer and tennis for Bellevue West. He lo...