The Thunderbeat

2018-2019 Staff

Bryce Wetzler

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

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...

Hannah VanLaningham

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

Elissa Treu

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...

Michael Taken

Michael Taken is his name and drawing is his game.

Jaclyn Taggart

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...

Quintin Stueve

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

Charlie Sims

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...

Rachel Sager

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

Keely Prusia

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...

Megan Norman

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...

Mikayla Myers

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 ...

Kara Morgia

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 ...

Diego Mora Zubia

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

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 ...

Maddy Madsen

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...

CJ Lilienkamp

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

Leah Larson

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...

Brooke Jones

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...

Taegan Jacobs

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...

Autumn Hammond

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....

Tymber Haese

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....

Brynn Haer

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 ...

Madelyn Gau

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...

Emma Gage

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...

LeAnne Bugay

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...

David Berger

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...

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