Pelham Examiner

2018 Staff

Jack Howard

Executive Editor

From an early age, Jack discovered a love for writing. In his sophomore year of high school, Jack's journalism career began. Jack joined the Pel Mel, which is the longtime school newspaper at Pelham Memorial High School. He worked...

Ben Glickman

Deputy Executive Editor

Ben Glickman is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. He started his journalism career writing for the school newspaper, the Pel Mel, as a columnist and editorial writer. In addition to writing for the Examiner, Ben competes...

Francesca Di Cristofano

Managing Editor

Francesca Di Cristofano’s journalism career began in 2011 as a founding editor of the Colonial Times. She is now a senior at Pelham Memorial High School who is on the varsity volleyball team, plays the flute, is part of the...

Caitlin Kindig

Senior Editor

Caitlin (Cait) is a rising second-year student at McGill University majoring in English-cultural studies. She was a news editor and co editor-in-chief of The Pel Mel and is currently a news editor for her university's primary...

Daniella Cherner

Social Media Editor

Daniella Cherner is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to writing for the Pelham Examiner, she runs on the cross country and track teams at PMHS and plays both the violin and the trumpet.

Nick Lieggi

Sports Editor

Nick is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. His journalism career began at the Pelham Examiner in sports writing. An award winning political essayist, Nick also is a member of his school's forensic speech team and Model ...

Ella Stern

Politics Editor

Ella Stern is a rising senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is a captain on the varsity track and field team, an avid member of several clubs, and associate features editor on the high school's newspaper The Pel Mel. Ella...

Violet Massie-Vereker

Opinion Editor

Violet Massie-Vereker is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Her experience in journalism includes writing for the News of Pelham for the past two years, serving as Youth Beat Senior Editor and photographer in 2018. In addition...

Charlotte Howard

Web Designer

Charlotte Howard found her passion for writing, design and reporting from the Colonial Times and the yearbook committee. She is excited to be back and writing for the Pelham Examiner. Charlotte jumps for winter track and also...

Sam Rodd

Entertainment Editor

Sam Rodd is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School and a lover of theater, music and movies. He spends most of his time rehearsing in musicals and plays. In his free time, he loves to over-analyze movies and other artistic works....

Jamie Burke

Education Editor

Hi! I'm Jamie. From a young age, I enjoyed writing pretend "newspapers" for my family and neighbors. I always loved writing and am thrilled to be a part of the Pelham Examiner. I am currently a freshman at Pelham Memorial High...

Margot Wiehagen Phillips

Literary Editor

Hi! I'm Margot; I'll be in 10th grade at PMHS next year. I enjoy writing, reading and space. I write for the Examiner, and I've previously written for the News of Pelham, Colonial Times and DOOR Magazine.

Gabby Ahitow

News Editor

When I moved to Pelham, I got my first taste of being a reporter. My elementary school, Colonial, had a paper of its own. and I started writing as a reporter. Later that year, I became a editor of my own section. In fifth grade,...

Julia Kindig

Living Editor

My name is Julia Kindig. I will be in seventh grade at Pelham Middle School. I love to read, write, sail, dance, do gymnastics and play the flute. I have two sisters (Caitlin and Hannah Kindig) and a dog (Ellie). I moved from...

Daniel Bernstein

Staff Reporter

Daniel Bernstein is a rising senior at Pelham Memorial High School. He has been a member of the Pelham Varsity Football and Lacrosse teams, as well as the Secretary General, or President, of Pelham Model UN. He participates in...

Lily Burns

Staff Reporter

Lily Burns is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is passionate about photography and has a new found interest in journalism. Lily is eager to expand her journalism and photography skills through the Pelham Examiner....

Victor Chang

Staff Reporter

Victor Chang is a seventh grade writer studying at Pelham Middle School. He periodically writes for the Pelham Examiner about current events in the town. He has previously written for the News of Pelham and the Pelham Post. He...

Kira Findikyan

Staff Reporter

Kira loves writing and reading, so newspaper is perfect for her. She also loves singing, acting, dancing, playing the cello and piano and mac and cheese! Kira is currently writing for the Colonial Times for her second year and...

Delia Lavallee

Staff Reporter

Hi! My name is Delia Lavallee.  I am so excited to be a part of this. I will make sure to be very active on the Pelham Examiner. I have done the Hutchinson School newspaper for two years. I am a fifth grader from Hutchinson Elementary...

Michael Salama

Staff Reporter

Michael Salama is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School who contributes to the arts, humanities and athletics of the community. A fanatic for soccer, Michael plays year-round and is captain of the Pelham varsity team, and pa...

Stella Winter

Staff Reporter

Hi! My name is Stella Winter! I wrote for the News of Pelham, which was fun, and now I write for the Pelham Examiner. I like to read historical fiction and science fiction like "A Wrinkle in Time" with my kitten Alice.

Julian Wisdom

Staff Reporter

The more one knows about the world, the better they can act in it. I hope that my writing helps people understand the world so that they can accomplish their goals and live satisfying lives.

Stephen Tahbaz

Staff Reporter

Stephen Tahbaz is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He is a three-season athlete, co-founder of the PMHS Young Republicans Club, undersecretary of the Model United Nations club and member of the band and jazz band. When...

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