The Voice

2019-2020 Staff

Riley Murphy

editor-in-chief

Riley Murphy is the co-editor-in-chief and this is her third year on staff. She enjoys taking walks with her two dogs (Max and Ruby) and staying active outdoors. Some of her favorite shows include "Friends," "The Office," and "The Act." If she's not watching her favorite shows, she's most likely curled up with a good mystery novel. ...

Ashley Reilly

editor-in-chief

Ashley Reilly is the co-editor-in-chief of The Voice and it’s her second year on staff. She was a competitive tumbler for 10 years. In her free time Ashley like to coach tumbling, hang out with friends, and listen to music.  ...

Ayman Mirkhan

managing editor

Ayman Mirkhan is the co-managing editor of The Voice and is going on his second year on staff. Ayman is an immigrant from the U.K. and has lived in the U.S. for 10 years. In his free time, Ayman likes to cook, play tennis, and read psycho-thriller novels.  ...

Braden Turk

managing editor

Braden Turk is the co-managing editor and a third-year staff writer for The Voice. He loves to watch and discuss movies, read, and write about a variety of topics....

Kate Alvarado

floating editor

Kate Alvarado is a floating editor and this is her first year on staff. While Kate has had two older siblings graduate from Huntley, she is determined to leave her own mark on the school. In her free time Kate is usually discussing Marvel theories with her brother, watching dance shows with her sister, or excessively viewing Netflix and YouTube.

Ellie Armstrong

floating editor

Ellie Armstrong is a floating editor in her first year with The Voice. From ages 2-5, she learned Japanese though she cannot speak a word of it now. In her free time, Ellie coaches Huntley Park District volleyball, volunteers at the Animal House Shelter, obsesses over musicals, and binges "Friends."

Nicole Darnall

floating editor

Nicole Darnall is a floating editor, and this is her first year on The Voice staff. As a toddler, she enjoyed dancing to rap music and wearing her mini hat backwards while she did so. In her free time, Nicole loves to draw, watch movies, and play with all of her eight pets. ...

Olivia Mack

floating editor

Olivia Mack is a floating editor/photographer for The Voice and it's her second year on staff. Fun fact: she enjoys doing special effect makeup. In her free time, Olivia likes to paint and draw, watch the Derry Girls, and hang out with friends.  ...

Skylar Sharkey

floating editor

Skylar Sharkey is a floating editor and this is her third year on The Voice. Fun fact: she was named after a character in the movie "Good Will Hunting." In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and traveling.  ...

Grace Carpenter

social media editor

Grace Carpenter is a social media editor for The Voice and it's her first year on staff. Fun fact: cows are her all time favorite animal. In her free time, she dances on the dance team at school, watches murder mysteries, and eats too many bagels.

Kyle Abruzzo

staff writer

Kyle Abruzzo is a staff writer and is in his second year with The Voice. He is obsessed with Electronic Dance Music, also known as EDM. In his free time, he likes to play with his dog, make money, and hang with his friends.  ...

Ethan Babicz

staff writer

Ethan Babicz is a staff writer and this is his first year on the team. He has never broken a bone in his entire life; in his free time, he likes to watch football or baseball games (mainly Bears and Cubs respectively) and play video games like "Minecraft" or "Grand Theft Auto V."...

Kimberlynn Bjurstrom

staff writer

Kimberlynn Bjurstrom is a first year staff writer for The Voice. She adores her big black dog Waffles and she was actually born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She reads way too many books and enjoys participating in the theater community.

Trevor Book

staff writer

Trevor Book is a first year staffer with the Voice. He has seen all of the Marvel movies since "Thor" and has all of the Marvel movies starting with "Iron Man" through "Avengers: Endgame." In his free time, he plays golf, watches movies, and plays video games (especially the "Sniper Elite" series).

Riley Chadwick

staff writer

Riley Chadwick is a first year staff writer for The Voice. She collect postcards from all around the world and currently have about 150 of them on her wall. Her passions are community service, soccer, and helping out the environment. ...

Emmy Cohen

staff writer

Emmy Cohen is a first-year staff writer with The Voice. She is a hard worker, loves God, and her mom is a Uber Eats driver. In her free time she likes to run track with her friends, do high jump, and dance.

Sara Gebka

staff writer

Sara Gebka is a first year writer with The Voice. At home, she speaks in another language. In her free time, Sara likes to eat Barbasol Original Men’s shaving cream.

Sara Hursey

staff writer

Sara Hursey is a first year staff writer for The Voice. Fun fact: she has traveled to both of the non-continental states in America. In her free time, she loves coaching gymnastics and helping young kids enjoy the sport. ...

Maggie Kirwin

staff writer

Maggie Kirwin is a first year staff writer for The Voice. She has watched every season of "The Office" five times through. In her free time, she plays lacrosse and watches tons of movies. Some of her favorites include "A League of Their Own," the new "Spider-Man" series, and "Miracle on 34th Street."

Hailey Pohl

staff writer

Hailey Pohl is a sophomore and it's her first year as a staff writer. She loves to attend Science Olympiad, Medical Club, and Silver Cord. As of September, Hailey has over 400 hours of serving her community.

Natalie VonderHeide

staff writer

Natalie VonderHeide is a first year staff writer for The Voice. Fun fact: she enjoys a lot of volunteering and helping others in her community. In her free time, Natalie is amused by playing tennis and Xbox. ...

Molly Baker

staff writer/photographer

Molly Baker is a first-year staff writer/photographer for The Voice. Fun fact: Molly's favorite animal are pigs and she plans on having many in the future. ...

Sarahi Barcenas

staff writer/photographer

Sarahi Barcenas is a staff writer/photographer for The Voice and it's her first year on staff. Fun fact: she can speak both English and Spanish fluently. In her free time, Sarahi likes to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, or listen to "The Weeknd." She is excited to be on the staff and hopes to learn a thing or two while being a part of the team. ...

Taylor Calame

staff writer/photographer

Taylor Calame is a first-year staff writer/photographer with The Voice. She has been dancing for 12 years. In her free time, she loves to bake, take photos, be with family, and travel around the world. ...

Veronica Castillo

staff writer/photographer

Veronica Castillo is first-year staff writer/photographer with The Voice. In her free time she likes to watch sci-fi films and eat way too many Jolly Ranchers.

Caitlyn Gooden

staff writer/photographer

Caitlyn Gooden is a staff writer/photographer and this is her first year being a part of The Voice. She is a competitive swimmer and has a Labrador retriever named Bosco. In her free time Caitlyn enjoys swimming, spending lots of time with friends, and randomly singing crazy songs.

Emma Gribbens

staff writer/photographer

Emma Gribbens is a first-year staff writer/photographer for The Voice. Fun fact: she's been swimming since she was 2-and-a-half. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and swim. ...

Taylor Koop

staff writer/photographer

Taylor Koop is a first-year staff writer/photographer for The Voice. She just got a new puppy. In her free time, she works at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, is a athletic trainer student aid, and watches Netflix way too much. ...

Lindsey Leigh

staff writer/photographer

Lindsey Leigh is a first-year writer/photographer for The Voice. She has traveled to 22 countries, lived in Singapore, and plans on visiting more. In her free time, she likes to watch movies, dance, and spend time with her friends. She also enjoys volunteering and photography.

Peyton Siegler

staff writer/photographer

Peyton Siegler is a first-year staff writer/photographer for the Voice. A fun fact about her is that she's a musician and she plays her own shows.

Katie Ambrogio

photographer

Katie Ambrogio is a photographer for The Voice and it's her first year on staff. Fun fact: Katie synchronized figure skated for Team USA up until last year. However, now in her free time, she plays for True Lacrosse and likes photography. ...

Sam Jonas

photographer

Sam Jonas is a first year photographer with The Voice. Fun fact: she went to a private school for 11 years and came to Huntley knowing no one. In her free time, she enjoys playing golf, hanging out with friends, and listening to music.

Sydney Laput

photographer

Sydney Laput is a photo editor, and this is her second year with The Voice. Fun fact: she once got a slap shot straight to the head during hockey practice. In her free time, Sydney likes to ice skate, hang out with friends, watch movies, and take photos.  ...

Meet the staff