NHS Chief Advocate

2019-2020 Staff

Lindiana Frangu

Lindiana Frangu

Lindiana Frangu is a senior at Nonnewaug, and this is her third year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is the activities and academics editor, as well as the social media editor. Along with her experience writing for the paper, Lindiana has had experience with marketing and social media from being Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen 2019 and 2020. She also has been a subject of many articles...

Christopher Velleca

Christopher Velleca

Chris Velleca is a senior at Nonnewaug, and this is his second year writing for the NHS Chief Advocate. He is the business and technology editor, as well as a digital editor, for the Chief Advocate. In addition to writing for the Chief Advocate, Chris is also active in the community through his achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 480 in Woodbury. Chris also is the captain of the wres...

Samantha Conti

Samantha Conti

Samantha Conti is a junior and a third-year journalism student. She is a senior editor and the sports editor for the NHS Chief Advocate and previously an editor for the Arts and Entertainment section. Samantha plays soccer, basketball and tennis for Nonnewaug. She has a brother who is a senior at Nonnewaug and is also a three sport athlete. She enjoys writing about sports, fashion and entertainment....

Kamden Bushka

Kamden Bushka

Kamden Bushka is a senior at Nonnewaug and a fourth year journalism student. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the NHS Chief Advocate  previously held the position of the Arts & Entertainment Editor. Kamden enjoys writing about fashion, music and movies. She is also the President of the National English Honor Society and Vice President of National Honor Society here at Nonnewaug. Kamden hopes to s...

Thayer Daly Lehman

Thayer Daly Lehman

Thayer Daly Lehman, a senior from Woodbury and third-year journalism student, is the community news and agriscience editor of the NHS Chief Advocate. She has run for Nonnewaug’s track team and is also a member of the National English Honor Society, among others. In addition to writing, her interests include running, skiing, and hiking. She enjoys helping people and hopes to be a nurse in the futu...

Gillian Brown

Gillian Brown

Gillian is a junior and second-year journalism student who is the clubs and activities editor of the NHS Chief Advocate. She has been writing on her own for years and considers it one of her passions. Gillian is a member of Nonnewaug’s Drama Club and participates in the school’s musical production every year. She is also a member of Wingman, serving as a peer advisor for incoming freshmen. She beli...

Annalise Rupe

Annalise Rupe

Annalise Rupe is the sports editor of the NHS Chief Advocate. She is a senior and a second-year member of the journalism program, having served as a sports reporter last year. Annalise considers being named sports editor a major honor because she is a huge sports fan. She loves being able to follow Nonnewaug sports and produce information about them. Annalise is also a four-year member of the Chief...

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