NHS Chief Advocate

2021-2022 Staff

Kamden Bushka
Editor-in-Chief

Kamden Bushka

Kamden Bushka is a junior and a third-year journalism student. This is her second year as the arts and entertainment editor of the NHS Chief Advocate. She enjoys writing about fashion, movies and music.

Samantha Conti
Senior Editor and Sports Editor

Samantha Conti

Samantha Conti is a sophomore and a second-year journalism student. She is an arts and entertainment editor for the NHS Chief Advocate. Samantha plays soccer, basketball and softball for Nonnewaug. She enjoys writing about sports, fashion and entertainment. 

Izzy DiNunzio
Junior Editor and Community News Editor

Izzy DiNunzio

Izzy DiNunzio is the junior editor and community news editor and second-year writer for the NHS Chief Advocate. Izzy lives in Woodbury and is sophomore at Nonnewaug. When she graduates, she wants to go to Florida State University to become a cold-case detective. She enjoys writing about crime and the community.

Sophie Pape
Campus Community Reporter

Sophie Pape

Sophie Pape is a junior at Nonnewaug high school and a first year writer for the Chief Advocate. She enjoys writing about politics and upcoming events in the community. She is also a part of class council, the anchor program, and spirit club at NHS. She is from a family of nine; five out of her six siblings all graduated from Nonnewaug and her younger brother will be here next year. She has a five ...

Melanie Boria
Reporter

Melanie Boria

Mel is a general-assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate and a sophomore from Woodbury. She doesn't have much previous experience in journalism and would like to take this as an opportunity to gain skill in more types of writing. Out of school, she mainly enjoys music, whether it being listening or playing guitar.

Ryan Duda
Reporter

Ryan Duda

Ryan is a general-assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. He moved to Woodbury in 2016, which was a big change but better for him. Ryan was a very shy kid when he first moved to Woodbury, but he is not that shy anymore. Taking this class will let Ryan talk louder and try to help other people understand what he is writing about. He has plenty of experience to share with other people, and he...

Jason Eyring
Reporter

Jason Eyring

Jason Eyring is a reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate.

Autumn Johnson
Reporter

Autumn Johnson

Autumn Johnson is a senior at Nonnewaug High School and general assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. Johnson is from Woodbury and is a first year journalism student. Autumn enjoys partaking in the Agriculture program here at Nonnewaug and is looking into majoring in Nursing. While she has no prior knowledge in the journalism world, she is ready to take the challenge!...

Ellie Mansfield
Reporter

Ellie Mansfield

Ellie Mansfield is a sophomore from Bethlehem, and this is her first year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. She hasn’t done anything like this before and thought it would be a fun thing to try. She hopes that she can make entertaining stories for the community to enjoy. In her free time, she dives into different forms of art like poetry, music, and various mediums of art....

Scott Meyer
Reporter

Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer is a sophomore from Woodbury who is in his first year writing for the Chief Advocate. He is a big sports fan and likes history. Scott is originally from Rocky Hill, and he has a little brother currently in seventh grade. He spent the previous school year in remote learning. He hopes to write great stories for the NHS Chief Advocate and have good interviews, as well as having his stories o...

Jano Nakhla
Reporter

Jano Nakhla

Jano Nakhla is a freshman at Nonnewaug High School, and this is her first year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. Coming from New York originally, she has lived in Woodbury for three years now. She enjoys science, karate, and playing the piano. Her dream is to enter the medical field after high school, but she has always had an interest and passion for creative and expressive writing. She strives...

Judy Nakhla
Reporter

Judy Nakhla

Judy Nakhla is a freshman at Nonnewaug and this is her first year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. She hopes to not only cover a wide range of topics on the Chief Advocate website, but also to cover unique topics that spark an interest in readers. Currently, she is a part of Nonnewaug’s Freshman Student Council. Outside of school, she does karate and plays piano. In addition to writing for the ...

Maddie Orosz
Reporter

Maddie Orosz

Madelynn Orosz is a general assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is from Seymour and has a rabbit and turtle at home. At Nonnewaug, she is on the softball team, volleyball team, swim team, class of 2023 class council, and the NHS band. Orosz is also part of the  Agriculture program where she does numerous clubs and animal work. She enjoys playing sports and cooking. Orosz wants to maj...

Genieva Pawlowski
Reporter

Genieva Pawlowski

Genieva Pawlowski is a general-assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is a junior from Naugatuck that enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends. She joined journalism because she wanted to see what her full potential is when it comes to writing for a newspaper. Pawlowski is excited for her future as a journalist with the Chief Advocate.

Eva Ripperger
Reporter

Eva Ripperger

Eva Ripperger is a freshman at Nonnewaug, and this is her first year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is looking forward to being a general reporter. Her hope for this position is to inform everybody about the happenings at the school, from sports to art to academics to entertainment.

Izzy Rivera
Reporter

Izzy Rivera

Izzy Rivera is a reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate.

Neal Waites
Reporter

Neal Waites

Neal Waites is a general-assignment reporter for the NHS Chief Advocate. He is a junior from Bethlehem and enjoys listening to music, painting, and playing games. He wants to start his own business when he graduates, and then travel around the world. He will be writing about things that he finds interesting and he wants to share new ideas and opinions with his peers. ...

Ben Stewart
Sports Reporter

Ben Stewart

Ben Stewart is a junior at Nonnewaug High School and writes for the NHS Chief Advocate as a sports reporter. This is his first year as a Chief Advocate writer. Ben has played soccer in his freshman and sophomore year and is also a member of the baseball and basketball teams. Ben is an experienced sports writer, taking on specific sports pieces before in other classes. He is excited to take on this r...

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