The Comets' Tale

2020-2021 Staff

Robert Miller
Editor-in-Chief

Robert Miller

Had he been asked four years ago, Robert Miller would have scoffed at the idea of being in a newspaper. Ever since elementary school, he had been struggling with being able to produce any kind of written work. “One of my first writing memories was back in 4th grade. I tried to enter a writing competition...

Olivia Vanderlaan
Editor-in-Chief

Olivia Vanderlaan

Contact me at: [email protected] “Being in the pool hasn’t always been a part of my life. When I was younger, I used to cry when I had to go to swim lessons. Learning how to swim was terrifying to me!” Olivia Vanderlaan said. It didn’t take long until that was a past memory though. Si...

Harper McNamara
Managing Editor

Harper McNamara

This is Harper's second year on staff. He is interested in climbing, making music, skating, reading, and film.  He is a staff-writer and opinion editor. Harper is always on the hunt for bodacious babes.

Drew Cornman
Feature and Production Editor

Drew Cornman

Contact at [email protected]* Drew Cornman is interested in an assortment of… things. Primarily, he is interested in writing, a profession he hopes to go into after college. In general, he is a fan of sports, while occasionally running from time to time. A student at Grand Ledge High School, Dre...

Naomi Tijerina
Entertainment Editor

Naomi Tijerina

Naomi Tijerina is a senior in high school at Grand Ledge High School. When she graduates she will be going to Michigan State University to major in Journalism. She fell in love with Journalism because of the team work and  She is waiting on a letter from MSU. She plans on getting an apartment after the ...

Grant Dorland
Sports Editor

Grant Dorland

The Motivations of a Mysterious Man  “5 seconds!” the coach yelled as Grant Dorland catches the ball coming off of a screen. To us, basketball is just a game, but to Grant Dorland, basketball is his life. “I played a lot of different sports as a really young kid but even then I knew that b...

Garrett Callison
Opinion Editor

Garrett Callison

Hello, my name is Garrett I. Callison and I am a GLHS newspaper staff member. This is my first year on the team so you probably do not know me very well yet. I am 16 and this is my junior year of high school. Enough of the basic stuff, I should tell you more in depth details about me.  In school I am a...

Cole Bennett
Podcast Production Manager

Cole Bennett

Recently, I, Cole Bennett, had the esteemed privilege of sitting down with Cole Bennett and asking him about his incredibly fascinating life. He gave me insight on the lifestyle of a very amateur writer/professional procrastinator, a self-appointed title that he claims, “pretty much sums it up, yeah...

Megan Reynaert
Social Media Chair

Megan Reynaert

I always joke about how volleyball is my entire life, but on a real note, volleyball has done so much for me. The various coaches and teammates I’ve had have shaped me into the person I am today. My volleyball friends know me as “A leader, a confident and hardworking player” when asked what their...

Karly Kim
Staff Writer

Karly Kim

Karly Kim is a senior at the Grand Ledge High School. This is her first AND last trimester of writing for The Comets' Tale since she will be graduating later this spring! She loves music and has participated in choir since middle school. Karly tends to enjoy her math and science classes the mo...

Liam Elder
Staff Writer

Liam Elder

Howdy! My name is Liam Elder and I am a junior at Grand Ledge High School. I am currently a student athlete that excels both at running and education. I lead both the Cross Country and Track and Field distance teams. So if you ever see someone out running in shorts in freezing  cold weather, it is most...

Benjamin Reynolds
Staff Writer

Benjamin Reynolds

Ben is a junior at Grand Ledge high school and is active in 2 sports. He plays on the varsity football team and because of COVID, there hasn't been tryouts for baseball yet this year. On the other hand, Ben has to seceded academically because he wants to play at the next level. He has already been...

Jameson Patten
Staff Writer

Jameson Patten

Jameson‌ ‌Patten‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌freshman‌ ‌at‌ ‌Grand‌ ‌Ledge‌ ‌High‌ ‌School.‌ ‌He‌ ‌is‌ ‌15‌ ‌years‌ ‌old‌ ‌and‌ ‌was‌ ‌born‌ ‌ on‌ ‌November‌ ‌29th‌ ‌2005.‌ ‌He‌ ‌has‌ ‌3‌ ‌siblings‌ ...

Kaaviya Baskaran
Staff Writer

Kaaviya Baskaran

Kaaviya Baskaran is a Senior and will be going to the University of Michigan next year. She is interested in becoming an engineer and dreams of traveling abroad. She enjoys reading, playing games, and painting. She participates in various activities, like robotics and Diversity Club.    

Dallis Atwell
Staff Writer

Dallis Atwell

Dallis is a senior at grand ledge high school and loves to compete on the field playing sports he loves. Dallis has participated in three varsity sports in his years at Grand Ledge. Those sports are Football, Wrestling, and even Track as a freshman! Along with Him being a Athlete he also does it in the...

Autumn Minor
Staff Writer

Autumn Minor

Autumn Minor is a junior at Grand Ledge High School who is new to Newspaper and is always excited to learn more. She is very athletic, but is not currently in any sports. She is always busy and is a very hard worker. One of Autumn's short term goals is to keep a 4.0 GPA all throughout high school...

Parker Alverson
Staff Writer

Parker Alverson

Parker Alverson is a junior at Grand Ledge High School. He is not involved in any sports but did attend an after school robotics program in 2019. Some of his interests include drawing, mainly concept art or portraits, as well as 3D printing /3D design. Parker is also enrolled in an early college program...

Olivia Schelling
Staff Writer

Olivia Schelling

Olivia is a junior here at Grand Ledge High School. She has been a part of the Varsity cheer team since her sophomore year. She enjoys the tumbling and stunting aspects of cheer, and also the family this sport makes. She has won multiple athletic awards and conference awards for her academics. She has...

Mayah Stone
Staff Writer

Mayah Stone

Mayah Stone is a Junior at Grand Ledge High School. This is her first year on the newspaper staff and she is excited to learn how to better her writing. Mayah Stone does competitive cheer at Wildcats Cheer Pride and is a very hard working and determined person. She has participated in many competitive...

Lucas Moberg
Staff Writer

Lucas Moberg

This is Lucas's First year of being on Newspaper. Lucas is a Junior at the Grand Ledge High school. He loves to play video games, hang out with friends, and play basketball.

Mathias Mouriaux
Staff Writer

Mathias Mouriaux

Mathias Mouriaux is an international student from France. He decided to come to America to learn English and the American culture. He has three siblings, Suzanne(12), Loick(20), Samuel(22). He likes outdoor activities, plays hockey for fun and is interested in business. His current goal is to join a...

Andrew Powers
Staff Writer

Andrew Powers

Andrew Powers is a staff writer for the Comet's Tale. He is 15 years young and a sophomore at GLHS as of January 2021. He has only one sibling, a younger sister, and has 3 dogs, 2 goats, and 1 cat. He attended Wacousta Elementary School as well as Hayes Middle School as a child. Having lived in the same...

Josh Looney
Staff Writer

Josh Looney

An interview with Josh Looney:   Q: Are you a self made man?   A: “No, not even close. I have lots of people to thank for helping make the person I am today, especially my parents. I think without the help of my parents with their teachings and ways of doing, I would not be the...

Hunter Moore
Staff Writer

Hunter Moore

"Who is Hunter" "Well I am a student,Athlete, and a gamer". Hunter, Born February 19th 2004, has done a lot to improve. A very long and bumpy road has now led him to be a junior at Grand Ledge High School. He now has lots of decisions to make moving forward in life, His father and mother both want...

Carmen Cline
Staff Writer

Carmen Cline

In an interview with Carmen Cline, I asked her the starting question about her family. She has two siblings, her sisters Elli and Eva, and she lives with her mother Kelly. Carmen has a very close relationship with her mom, who has been with her through her whole life. We talked about what is most important to he...

Jackson Manshum
Staff Writer

Jackson Manshum

“Well Jackson, who are you?” “Well, I am a student, gamer, and a sibling”. Jackson , born January 19th 2003, has come a long way. His journey filled with strife has led him to now, a junior in Grand Ledge High School. He must choose what to do with his life, his mother wants him to go...

Nathan Edlin
Staff Writer

Nathan Edlin

Nathan Edlin Profile I walk over to a park bench to meet a kid who’d said he’d be there. He is not. Seven minutes go past and a car rolls up. “Sorry, bad traffic… or I was hungry and had to stop on the way. Uhh… one of the two” says the now 8 minutes late Nathan Edlin I’m supposed to ...

Maryn Davies
Staff Writer

Maryn Davies

The soccer field has always had special meaning to Maryn Davies. As she laces up her cleats before her game, she thinks of everything playing soccer has taught her over the past 8 years. Teamwork resonates most, when she thinks of soccer. Throughout her soccer career she has learned that working as a t...

Brooke Bennett
Staff Writer

Brooke Bennett

Brooke is 16 and moved from Mount Pleasant to Grand Ledge when she was in 4th grade.  She has been going to Grand Ledge since 5th grade, and is currently a junior in high school. She has three sisters and two brothers and is the oldest. She also has a single mother and her name is Victoria.  Her sib...

Sierra Appelgreen
Staff Writer

Sierra Appelgreen

In an interview with Sierra Appelgreen, I started out by asking her about her family life and she stated that she has a younger brother named Jordan, a cat named Nala, and 2 dogs named Oscar and Dora. She lives with her parents Tisha and Brian who she loves very much. Then we talked about what the m...

Staff Writer

Brayden Bartlett

About the life of Brayden Bartlett, Brayden is 16 years old and has lived his life in Grand Ledge, Michigan his whole life. He has 4 siblings, 2 sisters and 2 brothers and is the oldest of the 5. Most of the things he does on his free time consist of gaming, hanging out with friends or spending his...

Evan Dean
Staff Writer

Evan Dean

“Evan is a kind, funny, and compassionate person”, said his girlfriend Erynn. In my long-term study on Evan Dean, I have found out many things about him. He grew up in Grand Ledge, Michigan,  and was raised by two sets of parents starting at age 5 when his parents divorced. He has many passions ...

Flora Manns
Staff Writer

Flora Manns

Flora Zoe Manns E-mail: [email protected] A German exchange student who goes through her life as a teenager and has to face various situations. Who is Flora Manns? Flora Manns is 15 years old and is currently doing a year abroad in the USA. She is from Germany and lives normally together with ...

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