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

2019-2020 Staff

Gia Blanks

Gia Blanks

GiaVonni Blanks is a junior and is on newspaper staff. GiaVonni has many nicknames but her favorite one to be called is Gia. GiaVonni is a veteran memb...

David Berger

David Berger

David Berger is a senior and an Editor in Chief on Yearbook Staff. He's also a prominent member of the school's band program. Follow his instagram @_david_berger_.

LeAnne Bugay

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...

Abby Camacho

Abby Camacho

Abby Camacho is on the video yearbook staff. She is a sophomore. To learn more about her, follow her on Twitter @AbbyCamachooo.

Emily Dreher

Emily Dreher

Emily Dreher is a sophomore at Bellevue west and is a page designer and reporter. She likes playing violin and hanging out with her dog, Toby....

Emma Gage

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...

Addy Gardner

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...

Meg Gross

Meg Gross

Meg Gross is a junior on both Newspaper and Video Yearbook and the Editor-in-Chief and Entertainment Reporter respectively. She does dance and likes to...

Jaiden Grimes

Jaiden Grimes

Jaiden Grimes is a junior. This is her first year on video yearbook.

Brynn Haer

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 ...

Tymber Haese

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....

Autumn Hammond

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....

Frankie Hessig

Frankie Hessig

Frankie Hessig is a reporter for the newspaper. She also has a large involvement in the theatre department. To contact her, email her at franklynhessi...

Taegan Jacobs

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...

Kouda Lawrence

Kouda Lawrence

Andrew “Kouda” Lawrence is a reporter/page designer for the 2019-2020 yearbook. He is entering his Sophomore year in high school and his first year ...

CJ Lilienkamp

CJ Lilienkamp

CJ Lilienkamp is a senior on Video Yearbook where he is the sports reporter. Follow his Instagram @c.lilienkamp.

Emily Mabbitt

Emily Mabbitt

Emily Mabbitt is a junior on Newspaper where she is the sports editor. She plays softball and swims. Follow her Instagram @emily.mabbitt and her Twitter ...

Maddy Madsen

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...

Curista Magnuson

Curista Magnuson

Curista Magnuson is a Senior Podcast Manager who has been on staff for two (3) years. In her free time she likes to harass everyone on staff and make fun ...

Kara Morgia

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 ...

Grace Pechacek

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...

Keely Prusia

Keely Prusia

Keely Prusia is a senior on Yearbook where she is the Editor-In-Chief. She is in FBLA, loves to watch tv, and play with her puppy. Follow her Instagram...

Madison Purdy

Madison Purdy

Madison Purdy comes back for her senior year from being gone for two years from Bellevue West High School. She is apart of the Video Yearbook and Yearbook...

Owen Reimer

Owen Reimer

Owen Reimer is a junior on Newspaper where he is the entertainment editor. He likes making and producing music. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and ...

Rachel Sager

Rachel Sager

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

Charlie Sims

Charlie Sims

y 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...

Quintin Stueve

Quintin Stueve

Quintin Stueve is a Senior on Video Yearbook where he is the webmaster. He listens to music and likes looking or watching anything tattoo related.

Michael Taken

Michael Taken

Michael Taken is his name and drawing is his game.

Jaclyn Taggart

Jaclyn Taggart

Jaclyn Taggart is a senior on Yearbook where she is the Design Editor. She has also been part of FBLA for 4 years and spends her free time painting. Follow ...

Elissa Treu

Elissa Treu

Elissa Treu is a senior on Video Yearbook where she is the News Reporter. She swims and loves to scrapbook. Follow her Instagram @elissatreu...

Jay Walker-Schulte

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...

Ellie Woodard

Ellie Woodard

Junior Ellie Woodard is a reporter for newspaper. Along with newspaper, she spends her time talking to new students through the West Welcomers. ...

Gnally Boukar

Gnally Boukar

Gnally Boukar is a Junior at Bellevue West. She is the Copy Editor for Newspaper. Outside of school she likes hanging out with her friends and working at...

Bryce Wetzler

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...

Mikayla Myers

Mikayla Myers

Mikayla Myers is a senior page designer on the 2019-20 yearbook staff. Along with yearbook she also plays the alto saxophone in the marching band. But most ...

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