The Winonan

2018-2019 Staff

Zach Bailey

Editor-In-Chief

Zach Bailey works as the current editor-in-chief of the Winonan. He is in his second year as editor-in-chief, after having become the editor-in-chief during the 2017-18 school year and the features editor for the Winonan during...

Madelyn Swenson

News Editor

Madelyn Swenson is going into her second year as news editor for the Winonan. Before that she worked as a news writer for the Winonan.   Swenson is a third year Journalism student at Winona State University. She is...

Morghan Lemmenes

Features Editor

Morghan Lemmenes works as the current features editor of the Winonan. She is in her first year as features editor, after having been the features reporter for the Winonan. The Winonan is the first newspaper Lemmenes has worked...

Sydney Mohr

Features Editor

Sydney Mohr is Features Editor and a sports reporter for the Winonan, focusing on Women’s Soccer, Gymnastics, and Softball. She did not have prior experience in journalism, but dabbled in writing online fiction stories. Mohr...

Mitchell Breuer

Sports Editor

Mitchell Breuer works as the Sports Editor for the Winonan, in addition to occasionally covering a variety of sports for the paper. Breuer is currently in his fourth year of college, with this being his second year at Winona...

Nicole Girgen

Photo Editor

Nicole Girgen works as photo editor for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Girgen did freelance photography for the Hastings High School Mens and Womens swim teams. Girgen is currently in her fourth year at Winona State...

Erin Jones

Copy Editor

Erin Jones works as the current copy editor of the Winonan. She is in her first year as copy editor, after having been a news reporter for the Winonan. The Winonan is the first newspaper Jones has worked for. Jones is currently...

Kristin Kovalsky

News Reporter

Kristin Kovalsky works as a news reporter for the Winonan. She did not have previous experience in journalism, but she has always had a passion for writing and telling stories. Kovalsky is currently in her second year at Winona...

Kelly Johnson

News Reporter

Kelly Johnson works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Johnson is new to journalism, and news reporting, but is excited to expand her knowledge of this field in order to become a better future teacher. Johnson is currently...

Crystal Flintrop

News Reporter

Crystal Flintrop works as a news reporter for the Winonan. She is also the photographer, videographer and promotional director for the Waseca Marching Band. Flintrop also DJ's for KQAL.  Flintrop is in her third year at Wino...

Rachel Hollcraft

News Reporter

Rachel Hollcraft works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Hollcraft is currently in her second year at Winona State University. She is majoring in English: Literature and Language, and minoring in both Marketing and Creative...

Marshal Will

News Reporter

Marshal Will is a news reporter for the Winonan. Before coming to the Winona, he was a Biology major at the University of North Dakota. Will was a recent finalist and scholarship winner for the second year of the Minnesota Datathon...

Morgan Reddekopp

News Reporter

Morgan Reddekopp works as online editor, news reporter and photographer for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Reddekopp worked for two years as a reporter for the Eagan Independent, the school newspaper of Eagan High...

Hannah Hippensteel

Features Reporter

Hannah Hippensteel is a features writer for the Winonan. She is a first-year writer for the Winonan, and she joined as a way to strengthen and diversify both the subjects she writes about and the style in which she writes. Hippensteel...

Kellen Brandt

Features Reporter

Kellen Brandt is a features writer for the Winonan. This is her second year writing for the Winonan and loves getting to meet new people, hear their stories, and then bring them to life. Brandt is a sophomore at Winona State University...

Skylar Smiley

Features Reporter

Skylar Smiley works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Smiley is currently in her second year at Winona State University, and is double majoring in Communication Arts and Literature Teaching and Spanish Education, and...

Ren Gennerman

Features Reporter

Ren Gennerman works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Gennerman worked for three years as a reporter and historian for the Kettle Moraine Express, the school newsletter of the Kettle Moraine...

Sarah Govis

Features Reporter

Sarah Govis is currently a features reporter. Prior to writing for the Winonan, she wrote for three years as a reporter, feature editor, and news editor for the Niles West News, Niles West’s high school newspaper in the north...

McKenna Scherer

Features Reporter

  McKenna Scherer is working as a features writer for the Winonan. Before writing for the Winonan, Scherer actively participated in the arts and writing programs at Memorial High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, taking...

Lauren Gennerman

Features Reporter

Ren Gennerman works as a news reporter for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Gennerman worked for three years as a reporter and historian for the Kettle Moraine Express, the school newsletter of the Kettle Moraine School...

Kameron Wilson

Features Reporter

Kameron Wilson works as a features reporter for the Winonan. Before joining the Winonan Staff, Kameron has written blogs for the Winona State Blogging over the past two years and he wrote articles for the Eagan Independent Newspaper...

Josh DeLaRosa

Film Reviewer

Josh is a double major in Film Studies and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism. He may be short, but he has tall ambitions. He also likes writing about himself in the third-person.

Blake Gasner

Film Reporter

Blake Gasner works as the current film critic for the Winonan. He is in the midst of his first year with the paper, but his love for cinema is years in the making. Upon discovering the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films on VHS...

Barry Allen

Sports Reporter

Barry Allen covers multiple sports teams at WSU for the Winonan. This is his first year at Winona State after he transferred from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Barry is majoring in journalism with a minor in coaching. Allen...

Maurice Hudson

Sports Reporter

Maurice Hudson is a sports reporter for the Winonan. He is a junior with a major in journalism. Hudson is from Rogers, Minnesota. He has worked as a social media intern for THOR Companies over the summer of 2018, where...

Christopher Edwards

Sports Reporter

Christopher Edwards covers football for the Winonan. He is a Junior with a major in journalism. This is Edwards' first year at Winona, as he recently transferred from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Edwards is from New Brighton,...

Lauren Lott

Sports Reporter

Lauren Lott works as a sports reporter for the Winonan. She covers the volleyball team this semester. Lott is currently in her fifth year at Winona State University, and is majoring in English Literature and Language and minoring...

Katelynn Holst

Photographer

Katelynn Holst works as a photographer for the Winonan. Holst is currently in her second year at Winona State University, and is Majoring in Mass Communications – Creative Digital Media, and minoring in both History of Art...

Derek Dravis

Photographer

Derek Dravis works as a photographer for the Winonan. Before working at the Winonan, Dravis worked as a photographer for his high school athletic teams. Dravis is currently in his fourth year at Winona State University, and is...

Shannon Galliart

Photographer

Shannon Galliart works as a photographer for the Winonan. Before working for the Winonan, Galliart was an editor for the Falcon Flyer, the school newspaper of Whitnall High School in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Galliart is currently...

Natalie Tyler

Photographer

Natalie Tyler works as a photographer for the Winonan. Before working for the Winonan, Tyler established her photography business taking portraits of seniors and couples.   Tyler is in her second year at Winona State,...

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