The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

The student news site of Puyallup High School

The Viking Vanguard

2019-2020 Staff

Jackson Roberts

Jackson Roberts

Jackson Roberts is a junior staff member on Viking Student Media. He joined in the 2019-2020 school year. He is looking forward to covering sports games. ...

Reagan Aho

Reagan Aho

Reagan Aho is currently a 2nd year Broadcast student in the Broadcast Journalism II class at Puyallup High School. Over the past year, he has gained experience and insight in video productions and journalism industry through opportunities...

Jayton Rausch

Jayton Rausch

Jayton Rausch is a junior at PHS, he likes to be helpful and tries to be outgoing. he loves journalism and music. ...

Elaina Nieves

Elaina Nieves

Elaina Nieves is a senior at Puyallup High School. Elaina does graphic design. She joined newspaper to learn more about media production. ...

Yujin Kim

Yujin Kim

Yujin Kim is a junior in high school who loves getting into the topic of journalism. She dreams of pursuing a career in the journalism field, and is looking forward to investigative journalism. She loves to write, whether it's...

Sydney Carey

Sydney Carey

Sydney Carey is new to journalism. She will learn and work to cover cheer and football this year through both their seasons. She's a junior this year and very excited to learn lots on covering news stories and getting people's...

Michaela Ely

Michaela Ely

Michaela Ely is a senior and the web editor for The Viking Vanguard. Ely says her favorite part about journalism is the ability to write news stories and express herself through opinion stories.    

Lana Moss

Lana Moss

Lana Moss is currently in her junior and second year on staff. Her favorite thing about journalism is getting to communicate stories in an artful way that would otherwise have not been shared. Moss is most excited to navigate...

Paige Taylor

Paige Taylor

Paige Taylor is a junior and is in the Viking Vanguard for the year of 2019-2020. Taylor is a photographer for the Vanguard. She is looking forward to taking photos this year. ...

Parisara Milan

Parisara Milan

Parisara Milan is a sophomore member of the newspaper staff. She enjoys taking photos and is excited to see where this year takes her.  ...

Valerie Fowler

Valerie Fowler

Valerie Fowler is a Senior at PHS who is the Managing Editor for the publication and with the aspiration of becoming better writer. Fowler says that she enjoys writing because she wants to be able to give others voices and wants...

Tanner Pierce

Tanner Pierce

The "Golden Voice of the Vikings", Tanner Pierce officially joined the Viking Student Media staff as a junior to predominantly cover all things sports. When he isn't live Tweeting from games, Tanner can be found providing color...

Sydney Lewis

Sydney Lewis

Sydney Lewis is a senior member of Viking Student Media. She is instrumental in the Lip Dub, working as a leadership student with the Viking Student Media staff. She not only edits video but is also adept at recording video and...

Orien Taute

Orien Taute

Orien Taute is a junior member of the broadcast program. He first joined staff his sophomore year and works predominantly with video.  ...

Nicholas Childres

Nicholas Childres

Nicholas Childres is a senior staff member who enjoys doing graphic design. He is excited to be on staff this year. ...

MJ Hampton

MJ Hampton

MJ Hampton is 16-year-old junior. As a staff member, Hampton says she is looking forward to finding out and telling people the news they need to know, want to know and should know. ...

Madison Guynup

Madison Guynup

Madison Guynup is our advertisement manager, she joined staff second semester of her sophomore year. This year she is excited to work with the new staff and Ed board. Guynup is looking forward to what her junior year brings. ...

Leo Quale

Leo Quale

Leo Quale is a junior staffer who joined after taking a sophomore journalism course. As the current Op/Ed editor he enjoys speaking his mind as well as properly and professionally reporting the news. ...

Luke Pruitt

Luke Pruitt

Luke Pruitt is a senior broadcast student who focuses on sports coverage in the Puyallup community. He says he signed up for the class originally in order to help improve his skills for a future career. He enjoys playing and watching...

Jasmine Andres

Jasmine Andres

Jasmine Andres is a senior at Puyallup High School and is an artist. What she enjoys most is a way to express herself in any media. She joined the newspaper because she wants her peers' voices to be heard. ...

Isabel Coggins

Isabel Coggins

Isabel Coggins is a sophomore staff member for the Viking Vanguard. This is Coggins first year on newspaper and she is thrilled to be a part of the team. Coggins says shes excited to take pictures and get to know everyone better. ...

Henley Pettibone

Henley Pettibone

Henley Pettibone is a junior who is currently in her first year on staff. She enjoys photography and will mainly be shooting pictures this year but is excited to learn the other parts of journalism. ...

Gianna DAmato

Gianna D’Amato

Gianna D'Amato is a senior student at PHS who came back newspaper with a longing to get involved in the school newspaper. After school, D'Amato enjoys to photograph nature and her surroundings outside and hopes to explore more...

Edward Hardie

Edward Hardie

Sophomore Teddy Hardie joined our staff this year as sports editior alongside returning member Jackson Roberts. Hardie looks forward to expanding his journalistic skills through his job as editor. He is excited for what this year...

Emily Swanson-Lovely

Emily Swanson-Lovely

This is Emily Swanson-Lovely. she is a junior at Puyallup High School; Lovely is on staff at The Viking Vanguard. Lovely's position is photographer. ...

Alana Wood

Alana Wood

Alana Wood is a junior writer with a passion for giving timely, newsworthy information to the Puyallup High School student body and community at large. ...

Christina Rhoades

Christina Rhoades

Christina Rhoades is a  senior Staffer for the Viking Vanguard, and is the Print Editor. This is her second year on staff and loves it. Rhoades says that she's excited to continue building her skills as a journalist and give...

Andi Weigand

Andi Weigand

Andi Weigand is currently in her senior year at Puyallup High School and enjoying her third year within Viking Student Media. Her first year was spent as a staff writer, her second year acting as the Features Editor, and now works...

Jacob Wyatt

Jacob Wyatt

Jacob Wyatt joined the media staff as a sophomore through Sophomore Journalism. He is currently a senior who is also the News Editor on staff. ...

Meiko Johnson

Meiko Johnson

Meiko Johnson "The Face of Viking Student Media" is a junior staffer who has been on the VSM staff since sophomore year and has been a powerhouse in the media environment since. Johnson also holds the managing editor position....

Ben Schumock

Ben Schumock

Ben Schumock is currently a junior at Puyallup High School. Ben joined staff his junior year after taking Sophomore Journalism for English. Schumock says that the most important thing to him about the staff is the relationships...