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Satellite

The Dream Team Bringing News to You

Ashley McFarland and Mary Sollitto, Students of Journalism

October 26, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Showcase

Being the Pete Petoniak and Rachel Manek of NHS, seniors Ben Stern and Mindara Krueger-Olson give an inside look on what it is like being Rocket News anchors. During the second semester of his junior year, Stern became interested in the opening position as a Rocket News anchor. He believed he cou...

On an Adventure of a Lifetime

On an Adventure of a Lifetime

Ben Makowski and Joe Baer, Student of Journalism

October 25, 2017


Filed under Profiles

When mountain ranges are replaced by corn fields, Giga Berozashvili knows that he is not in his home country of Georgia anymore. He risked a change of setting to come to Neenah to experience a change in culture, while completing his senior year at NHS to feed his love of adventure.   "I wanted...

The Man Behind the Title

Tanner Reffke and Sam Brazee, Students of Journalism

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Everyone at NHS knows him by his title: Activities Director (A.D.). Not everyone, however, knows the person behind the title. Mr. Joshua Murnane grew up in East Troy, a small town of 4,000 people in southeast Wisconsin. He knew since middle school he wanted to be a teacher because of the impact...

Student’s Passion for Pickard

Skylar Neuber and Kassidy Schmidt, Students of Journalism

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

With passion as her guide, senior Abbe Lane, who is the student director of the fall musical, spends countless hours within Pickard.  She recently directed Damn Yankees. Lane understands the difficulty behind juggling Pickard shows and daily life; however, unlike the actors or crew members...

Project-Based Learning Teacher Strives for Excellence

Alyssa Remme and Emily Manteufel, Students of Journalism

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

After arriving at Neenah as a new math teacher, Mr. Ben Olson was quickly identified by his beard. Students boasted about how their teacher has the longest  beard in the school - a beard that has been growing for a year and three months.  After teaching at Brillion High School for eight years...

Editor: Style Icon with an Inspiring Voice

Editor:  Style Icon with an Inspiring Voice

Paige Novachek and Margherita Verzin, Students of Journalism

October 23, 2017


Filed under Profiles

With her iconic sense of style, she and a handful of students run the school newspaper. She is one of the few who take the title of editor-in-chief of the Satellite with them when they graduate. Senior Emily Roberts is a part of those talented few with that coveted job. Roberts, like Jackie Kennedy,...

Traveling Across the World: Current Stop Neenah, Wis.

Olivia Lehrer and Luke Hamiester, Students of Journalism

October 23, 2017


Filed under Profiles

  Moving 5,000 miles away from home and planning to experience her dream life, Margherita Verzin begins her year long stay in America. This senior travels from Verona, Italy to Neenah to stay with host family Troy and Christen Butler. A few weeks after Verzin’s arrival, she reali...

Exchange Student Swaps with Sister

Emilee Wise and Taggen Davis, Students of Journalism

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Total coincidence plants Romain Wacongne, junior, in the same area his sister had been a year before: 4,053 miles from his home in Versailles, France. This distance does not seem as far as it originally seemed.  Last year, Wacongne’s sister had been a foreign exchange student in the Appleton area, and she had made a close American friend.  The Clark family, who’s daughter is his ...

From Big Cities to Bigger Portions: A German Student’s American Experience

Nina Duffeck and Zakary Will, Students of Journalism

October 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

The portions in Neenah might be larger than those in Hamburg, but everything else feels  nearly microscopic to junior Clara Baass, who is staying with Spanish teacher Meghan Ray and her family for the remainder of the school year. Transitioning to Neenah after growing up in what CityMetric lists as Germany’s second largest city could have easily made her feel like a big fish in a l...

Bennett Reigns as Head Volleyball Coach

Keaton Calcaterra and DePreist McGruder, Students of Journalism

October 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

   Ms. Emily Bennett is a teacher in the science department and the new head coach for varsity girls’ volleyball. Bennett traced her roots all the way back to NHS; she graduated in the class of 2006. While she attended, she played volleyball and completed at state with one of her role models, Mr. Bruce Moriarty as her coach. She studied premed until junior year at Hillsdale College...

South African Teen Simply Living Her Dream

Jacob Theisen and Jason Fisher, Students of Journalism

October 22, 2017


Filed under Profiles

Thirty hours of travel, or 9,903 miles — the distance between Maputo, Mozambique and Neenah, Wis.   Everyone dreams of traveling abroad or discovering new cultures, yet only some are able to achieve this goal. Vania Mahoque a junior at NHS this year, is excited to dive into her own version of “The ...

Foreign Exchange Student Secures a Smooth Transition

Ari Robles and Emily Smock

November 6, 2016


Filed under Features, Profiles

Moving from a city of over 265,000 people to one with 25,000 people could be a challenge for anyone. As an exchange student, Ingrid Kallestad is learning how to adapt to life in America. Kallestad traveled to Neenah from Bergen, Norway. As of Aug. 11, Kallestad has been living with Andrew ...

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