2019-2020 Staff

Haley Grooms

Print Editor-in-Chief

Haley Grooms is finishing off her senior year as the Editor-in-Chief of the print newspaper. This is her third and final year on staff, but hopes to make it the best. Haley is constantly busy with soccer, Key Club, NHS, French...

Parker Hopkins

Digital Editor-in-Chief

Parker Hopkins is a senior and this is their third year on the Arrow staff. When they aren't working on the newspaper, they spend a majority of their time in the drama room or at home watching "Jeopardy." Besides newspaper, they...

Cameron Smale

Managing Editor

Cameron Smale is a senior on the Arrow news team who likes to write opinion pieces. He is a captain of the swim team, as well as a member of the tennis and the trap shooting teams. Cameron likes the outdoors and being up north,...

Abby Jenkins

Design Editor

Abby Jenkins is a design editor that is currently a senior at Utica High School. She is part of the Utica color guard. In her free time, Abby likes to listen to music, bullet journal, and hang out with her guinea pig, Bo.

Dominic Lount

Sports Editor

Dominic Lount is a senior and entering his third and final year on the UHS Arrow news staff. Dom swims and plays baseball, and likes hanging with friends, as well as playing with his dog, in his free time. He is a sports fanatic...

Magan Leitermann


Magan Leitermann is a senior in her first year of newspaper and she is very excited to excel in her story writing. She enjoys things such as drawing, painting, thrifting, eating healthy, reading good books, and listening to lots...

Nur Awkal


Nur Awkal is a senior, taking a variety of classes this year. She is taking AP Capstone, French 4, English 12, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, AP Chemistry, and Newspaper. Last year she took journalism and she decided to expand her...

Anthony Barney


Anthony Barney is currently a senior at Utica High and is in his second year as a part of the 205 Crew. He is currently a courtesy clerk and is a member of many clubs such as National Honor Society and Hispanic Honor Society....

Mackenzie Olmstead


Mackenzie Olmstead is a junior who loves to write and listen to music. It is her second year writing for the Arrow print and online news, and is looking forward to writing stories for the school again.

Charles Borus


Charles Borus is a senior and in his first and only year on the Arrow's staff. Outside of the newsroom, he plays clarinet for Utica's wind ensemble and marching band. He is also a proud Eagle Scout from Troop 125. In his free ti...

Colin Gollish

Online Reporter

Colin Gollish is a sophomore, and a first-year journalist at Utica High School. He spends his free time talking and hanging out with his friends or watching videos on the internet. Colin is also a hockey player that is currently...

Ayeza Imtiaz

Online Reporter

Ayeza Imtiaz is a senior at Utica High School. She is new this year, after moving from New Jersey. Her hobbies include photography as well as hanging out with her friends. She was a part of NHS, Student Council and Key Club at...

Nina Andrianos

Online Reporter

Nina Andrianos is a senior and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. Nina is also this year's captain of the varsity dance team. When not dancing, she likes taking pictures, going to football games, and to be with her...

Alice Correj

Online Reporter

Alice Correj is a junior at Utica High School. This is her first year on the Arrow news staff. She loves reading and writing. You will always find her reading a book or talking about a book she just finished. She loves listening...

Jennifer Vaida

Online Reporter

Jennifer is a junior at Utica High School. She is starting her first year of journalism. Jennifer enjoys reading, listening to music and drawing when she isn’t doing school work. Jennifer loves classic America muscle cars and...

Aspen Halbhuber

Online Reporter

Aspen is a junior and new to Utica High School. This is her first year taking journalism and she is looking forward to the challenges it will offer. Outside of school, Aspen enjoys cuddling with her cat, drinking sweet tea, and...

Allie Massey

Online Reporter

Allie Massey is a sophomore at Utica High School and this is her first year in journalism . She took journalism this year because she has always had an interest in reporting and covering news articles. Allie has been dancing since...

Piper Halbhuber

Online Reporter

Piper is a sophomore and a new student to Utica High School. She used to attend Lake Orion High but she and her family decided to move back to Utica. Piper has 14 pets, including a dog, cats, rodents, and tortoises. She also loves...

Vinnie Russo

Online Reporter

Vinnie is a metal head from Palm Coast Florida. He loves to watch WWE and play "WWE2K19." Vinnie's favorite band is KISS and he listens to them every day. He also loves to watch "The Office" and "Seinfeld" all the time. Vinnie...

Alexis Daniels

Online Reporter

Alexis can't walk without tripping on air. She legit opens her locker on her own face. She laughs a lot and likes to spread positive vibes. Alexis is very outgoing but can simultaneously be very awkward. She loves photography...

Davan Palmer

Online Reporter

Davan Palmer is a junior in her first year of journalism. She enjoys listening to music, drawing, and working. She is a part of the International Thespian Society, and enjoys spending time with her family and her friends.

Simmi Singh

Online Reporter

Simmi Singh is a junior and this is her first year on the new staff. Simmi plays volleyball and tennis for Utica. She is in many clubs like Student Council and Key Club. She loves going to football games and watching new movies...

Ethan Smale

Online Reporter

Ethan is athletic and plays three school sports: soccer, basketball and track. He smiles too much and likes skateboarding. He likes to play video games like "Skate 3" and "NBA2K." Some people think he's really funny, but most...

Quinn Johnston

Online Reporter

Quinn is a junior and in their first year of journalism. They enjoy writing and photography, and are looking to pursue Journalism II next year. Outside of school, they mainly enjoy playing video games, from counsel games to PC...

Selina Rivera

Online Reporter

Selina Rivera is a senior at Utica High School. She has attended Utica for two years and this will be her first year in newspaper. Outside of school she works at Serra Buick GMC and Cadillac. She enjoys photography, modeling,...

Brooklynn Hathcock

Online Reporter

Brooklynn Hathcock is a junior at Utica High. This is her first year on the Arrow staff. Brooklynn is in the Utica Marching Band and Varsity Band, too. She is in the percussion for band and plays the tenor drums for the drum line....

Grace Leonardi

Online Reporter

Grace Leonardi is a junior this year and is a first-timer on journalism staff. Grace is on bassline in Utica's drumline and loves theatre. Passion for the arts is something Grace does not lack; she plans on majoring in creative...

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