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

2021-2022 Staff

Ella Drengson

Ella Drengson is a sophomore at Puyallup High School and is a part of the video major at Viking Student Media. She enjoys watching movies and editing in her free time. She's most excited to meet new people and build skill in videography.  

Camille Rivard

Camille Rivard

Camille Rivard is a senior at Puyallup High School and has been a part of broadcast journalism for three years now. This year she is the video editor and multimedia manager for Viking Student Media and an anchor for Viking News...

Tyson Sellers

Tyson Sellers is a sophomore at PHS in the Viking Student Media program. He enjoys talking with friends. ...

Enodia Harder

Enodia Harder is a sophomore at PHS and chose the Video major. She loves learning new things and taking interviews for the school. She is very excited for this year in Viking Student Media and is very interested in doing things...

Kayla Williams

Kayla Williams is a Sophomore at PHS in the Viking Student Media program. She is a Friends to everyone and loves to talk.   

Molly Sills

Molly is a sophomore that goes to Puyallup High School. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends, watching Netflix, or sleeping. Molly has taken the Newspaper Production class because she has always been into writing...

Graham Norris

Graham Norris is a sophomore at Puyallup High School and a member of the video team. Growing up in Colombia, and later in Seattle, he witnessed rampant injustice and poverty. He hopes to help humanity achieve a better and more...

Andrea Melnik

Andrea Melnik is a sophomore at PHS, and this is her first year at Viking Student Media. She chose to be in the print section of VSM to cover a variety of topics related to mental health, and is involved in PHS's symphonic band....

Anju Wagner

Anju Wagner is currently a junior at Puyallup High School. She is the Features Editor for the Viking Student Media and is one of the anchors for the Viking News Network. Broadcast journalism is one of her passions and she is looking...

Grace McAnally

Grace McAnally is a sophomore at Puyallup High School in the Viking Student Media program. She majors in videography because she enjoys editing in her free time. She looks forward to telling stories about the ups and downs of...

Daniel Aponte

Daniel Aponte

Daniel Aponte is a PHS student that strives to create interesting and unique stories for the school community. His major is video and his minor is podcast. He loves cinnamon rolls, cooking and friends.  

Tallan Haueter

Tallan Haueter

Tallan Haueter is a sophomore at PHS and a member of the print team of the Viking Vanguard. He wants to tell stories about interesting problems and challenges that face PHS and its students and staff. His other interests are music...

Makayla Hall

Makayla Hall

Makayla Hall is a Junior at Puyallup High School in the Viking Student Media program. She likes spending time with friends and is on the swim team. She also enjoys doing photography in her free time.

Alison Ely

Alison Ely

Alison Ely is the Arts and Entertainment Editor and is a Junior at PHS. Her major is print, and decided to chose that because she loves to write and finds it interesting. She is a returning staff member from last year and learned...

Sabrina That

Sabrina That

Sabrina That is a sophomore student at PHS. She majors in digital media for Viking Student Media. She is a photography that loves to capture the moment with her camera. The reason why she joined newspaper class is to get people to se...

Anna VanderLinda

Anna VanderLinda

Anna is a sophomore at Puyallup High School. She is majoring in print and writes stories for the website once a month so she can pursue her love of writing. Anna looks forward to spreading the truth and following her passion.  

Ally Larkin

Ally Larkin

Ally Larkin is a senior at Puyallup High School. She is enrolled in Video II and has taken on the role of sports editor this year. She enjoys photography, soccer, hiking, snowboarding, traveling and hanging out with friends whenever...

Riley Newell

Riley Newell

Riley Newell is a junior at PHS. She is a first year writer for the Viking Vanguard Newspaper, she choose to be a part of Viking Student Media because she likes to interview people and hear their stories or perspectives. She looks...

Leah Schieszer

Leah Schieszer

Leah Schieszer is an aspiring videographer studying at Puyallup High School. They hope to attend Toronto Film School for a Video Production degree after they graduate in 2023. In their spare time they enjoy reading, playing video...

Liliana Davies

Liliana Davies

Liliana Davies is a student at Puyallup High School in her sophomore year. Liliana has recently tried out for the dance team and has officially been offered a position on the team. Liliana also wants to go to NYU to become a journalist...

Katie Keller

Katie Keller

Katie Keller is a senior at Puyallup High School and the 2021-22 Opinion Editor. She got her start in journalism as a sophomore in Sophomore Journalism, becoming a full-fledged member of Viking Student Media as a junior. She is...

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...

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...