2016-2017 Staff

Lian Spencer

Student Life Editor

I have been in Colonial School for six years. I am in Ms. Hattar's fifth grade class. My hobbies include drawing, horseback riding, soccer and dance. I have an older sister, a younger brother and a dog. I do martial arts and take piano lessons. I work in the Student Life section of the newspaper along with some of my friends. I love to write for the newspaper, and I think that it is a really great...

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Lila Berkery

Staff Reporter

Lila Berkery is nine years old, and she is in fourth grade. She loves playing lacrosse, playing with her friends and especially writing stories. She is always so excited to learn about new things, and she loves writing new stories so other people can learn about new things too! Lila loves animals, especially huskies. She enjoys spending time and having fun with huskies. She really enjoys going on...

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Plum Durham

Staff Reporter

Plum Durham spends most of her time playing sports. Her favorite sport is lacrosse. Every Friday, she waits for the lunch bell to ring so she can find some interesting stories and write about them. Her favorite parts of the week is when she gets to write, go to newspaper, play clarinet and when she gets to see her friends. In the spring and fall, every Saturday she goes to her travel soccer game,...

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Sabine Bushong

Staff Reporter

HI!! I'm a fourth grader who does SOOP, basketball, choir, newspaper and dance, and I love to hang with all my friends like Lark, Laura, and Jada! I was born in 2007, and I LOVE ICE CREAM, (cookie doe) and I love cucumbers and carrots. I am the youngest of three kids in a family of five. I was born in a  hospital in New York and love NYC's pretzels (with spicy mustard), falafel, bubble tea and...

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Waverly Nanda

Staff Reporter

Waverly Nanda spends most of her time playing sports. She is on her school basketball team, town travel soccer team and town travel lacrosse team. She enjoys reading, writing and playing with her friends. She also likes to go to school with all her friends.

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Elio PIetranico

News Editor

I am Elio Pietranico, and I have just moved to Pelham. I used to live in San Diego, California. I enjoy reading, playing video games, and cycling. I play the viola and plan on playing the guitar too.

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Jaylin Santiago

Sports Editor

Hi everybody. Here's a little bit about me. I love basketball. My nickname is Pop. Bye.

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Lark Martin

Staff Reporter

Lark Martin is a Colonial Times staff reporter. She loves to write comics. Also, she rides horses, plays tennis and volleyball. She was born in San Antonio Texas. She moved to Pelham in 2014. Lark is fun, loving and loyal to her friends and family. She is an amazing reporter.

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Julia Findikyan

Staff Reporter

I love soccer, baking, bike riding, acting, singing, dancing, and I especially love my friends and family. I have a twin sister named Kira, an older brother named James and a nanny named Saida.

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Kira Findikyan

Staff Reporter

Kira is nine years old and enjoys reading, writing, dancing, singing, acting, bike riding, playing soccer, playing basketball. She loves fashion. Kira has an older brother and a  twin sister. Her favorite color is pink.

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Claire Van Praagh

Staff Repoter

Claire loves to act, sing, bake, gymnastics, soccer and writing for the Colonial school newspaper.

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Brewer Anderson

Staff Reporter

Brewer Anderson is an athletic and interesting 10-year-old boy. He is in class 4G and loves to play sports such as football, soccer, basketball, baseball and chess. He has hobbies of cooking and has a ginormous love for the Green Bay Packers. Brewer was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Pelham in 2015. Brewer is in student government and looks to improve Colonial as much as he can.

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Charlotte Seligman

Staff Reporter

I love to act, sing, dance and bake. I love being on the Colonial news paper. I have a cat named Cha-Cha, a dog named Stanley and a sister named Lola.

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LIam Ginsburg

Staff Reporter

Hello! My name is Liam. I live in Pelham with my mom, dad, Conor (little brother) and Cathleen (little sister). I love to play soccer, to read. I have lots of nice friends, and I like school. My mom is a writer, and when she introduced me to writing, I loved it. That's  why I joined the newspaper at Colonial. My dad is equally awesome. He plays video games with me, supports me with all my sports,...

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Skyler Austin

Staff Reporter

Once upon a time,  I was born in N.Y. City. I moved to Pelham when I was about five. I love soccer and theater. I also have two brothers, and my favorite color is light blue

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Julia Kindig

Student Life Editor

I attend Colonial School. I was born in Chicago, Illinois. Also I just moved. I have two sisters and a dog. My hobbies include swimming, traveling and gymnastics and flute.I am in Ms. Hattar's fifth grade class! I used to do Tae Kwan Do  I ended in a brown belt. I am a fifth grader and I love newspaper. I work in the student life section along with Laura Shelton and Natalia Christian. I love newspaper...

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Brooke Luce

Staff Reporter

I'm in fourth grade and attend Colonial school. Some sports I do include soccer, basketball and softball. I also enjoy sewing, theater, trumpet, sleep away camp, and traveling on vacations. I play the trumpet and I am learning guitar.I have one brother, a dog, and two cats. I am helpful and friendly. I do 24 club, and band.    

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Lola Pierce

Staff Reporter

Hi! My name is Lola Pierce. I'm in fourth grade in Mrs. Gerhardt's class. I'm in the Colonial Times for the first time, and I love it so far. I am a reporter for the paper. I interview kids for student life. I take some interviews and make them into stories that will be posted on colonial times so you can read them! I live in Pelham NY. I love to sing, write, read, play soccer, and draw. I love fashion...

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Emily Rackly

News Editor

I am Emily Rackley.  I have lived in Pelham for my whole life. I am in 5H this year. I enjoy playing soccer, fun vacations, reading, playing lacrosse, swimming, tennis, basketball and other sports. I am a N.Y. Giants fan. As you can tell, I am really into sports, and I am very athletic. I am a News Editor this year and it is so much fun. I hope my stories are enjoyable and informational. ;)

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Padraig F. Pearlman


My name is Padraig F. Pearlman. I have a section on the Colonial Times called "Technologically Speaking", which I am the editor of. My favorite newspaper piece I have written is my one on Quantum Teleportation.  I love to read and usually stay up a little late doing so (but don't tell anyone).  I love the video game Minecraft and enjoy using the computer, but all I know I showed myself.  My best ...

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Gabby Ahitow

Literary Magazine Editor

My name is Gabby. I'm 11 years old. I am in Mrs Monteleon's class. I have been writing in the newspaper for 2 years now. I play violin. . I also love to ski.  I'm the editor of Literary Magazine. I have a younger sister. My favorite colors are purple and blue. I can't wait to keep on writing for you.

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Matthew Doka

Staff Reporter

My name is Matthew. I'm ten years old, and I'm in fourth grade in Mrs. Kagel's class. My favorite sport is soccer and my favorite subject is math. I like these two things because I'm good at them and I enjoy them. I like to be competitive, although I'm not a sore winner or loser. I like TV channels such as Food Network and TLC. I'm very responsible, mature and I make good choices.

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Lauren Ulto

Staff Reporter

Hi, I'm Lauren Ulto, and I am in fourth grade. I have no pets, but I want a dog or a bunny. I am nine  years old. I do jazz, hip hop, soccer, soft ball and basketball. My favorite color is purple, and I have one older brother. My favorite food is mashed potatos with gravy.

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Henry Kagan


Hi, my name is Henry Kagan and I'm in class 4k. My favorite subjects in school are math and science. Three things I like to do in my free time are play sports, play chess and finally travel around the world.

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Madeline Smith

Literary Magazine Editor

I am in the fifth grade, and my favorite subject is Math. I love soccer. I like to draw and read, too. I have a dog named Waylon and a fish named Fred. My favorite color is rainbow; my favorite food is eggs. I have one sister and no brothers. I have a lot of friends, and I hate social studies, love science and I edit the Literary Magazine.

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Matt Michailoff

Our Town Editor

My name is Matt. I'm 10 years old and I'm in Mrs. Monteleone's class. I enjoy the sports basketball and swimming. The best place to travel is Southern California because there are so many places to go. I'm an editor for our town and sports. I hope you love my stories!  

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Natalia Christian

Student Life Editor

Hi I am Natalia. I am in fifth grade, and I write stories for colonial times. I like writing about the school so people know more. I am looking forward to learning about the school and writing about it. I always like the exiting new events. I like making the best stories that I can. I am an editor. I will always be open for trying new things.

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Samantha Gregware

Staff Reporter

Hi, I'm Samantha Gregware. I'm nine in the 4th grade here at Colonial School. I like to play soccer on defense and midfield. I also love to dance and do basketball. I love to write, so that is why I decided to do newspaper. I have a dog named Charlotte. My favorite color is pink and my favorite food is mashed potatoes. I like to write poems and paragraphs. I have two older brothers and one of them...

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Laura Shelton

Student Life Editor

My name is Laura Shelton. I am a Student Life editor for the Colonial Times. I am an editor along with Julia Kindig and Natalia Christian. I have attended Colonial School since kindergarten.  I have a guinea pig named Panda and two brothers. I am in Ms. Hattar's fifth-grade class. My hobbies include flute, piano, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and crafting. I really enjoy writing too. The newspape...

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Padraig F. Pearlman


My name is Padraig F. Pearlman. I have a section on the Colonial Times called "Technologically Speaking", which I am the editor of. My favorite newspaper piece I have written is my one on Quantum Teleportation.  I love to read and usually stay up a little late doing so (but don't tell anyone).  I love the video game Minecraft and enjoy using the computer, but all I know I showed myself.  My best ...

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