2013-2014 Staff

Ella Miller

Hi, Ella Miller here. I am an editor for A&E. I love reporting and getting other people's side of the story. I LOVE basketball and play for Hooperstown. My life revolves around sports, music and friends. My dream: to become...

Thomas Shelton

Hi! My name is Thomas Shelton, and I love writing for the Colonial Times. I am an editor for the sports section of the Times. This is my second year writing for the school paper. This year I am 11, in fifth grade and in Mr. Ventur...

Eileen Mazzaro

Hi my name is Eileen. I like sports, including hockey, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, etc. I have four brothers, and I like playing outside with them. I like to do crafts and sew. My favorite season is spring, and I love pizza!!

Georgia Russello

Hi, I am Georgia. My favorite colors are mint and teal. My favorite animals are elephants and dogs. I love to play soccer and lacrosse. I have played basketball and tennis. I am in 5th grade.

Charlotte Nanda

Hi I'm Charlotte. Here are some things about me. My favorite color is blue. My favorite movie is "Saving Mr. Banks." My favorite TV show is "I Didn't Do It."  Lastly, my favorite animals are polar bears and owls. This is a little...

Cate McLean

Hi, my name is Cate McLean. I like to go to ride my bike, play with my family and friends and play sports. I also like to swim. I’m on a swim team, and I enjoy being part of it. I play piano and clarinet. I live with my mom,...

Ben Busschaert

My name is Ben Busschaert. I come from Belgium and moved to the U.S.A. Here, the kids call me Ben B. I came to America when I was eight years old. But when I was one, I moved to Italy for two years. The things that I like...

Dean Shannon

Hello, my name is Dean Shannon. I have two siblings. I enjoy hockey and martial arts.  I have a dog. I am in fifth grade and am an editor.

James Halvorson

James loves soccer. It is his favorite sport to play. He is on a Pelham Travel Soccer team. His team was undefeated for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. His favorite soccer team is Manchester Utd. He likes to play head soccer on his...

Paige Felgner

Hi, I'm Paige. I really enjoy newspaper, and I like to write stories.  I love to read, and my favorite animals are horses, giraffes, pigs, and penguins. My favorite food in general is pasta, and my favorite color is blue. My...

Honor Bea Durham

Hi! My name is Honor Bea Durham, and I just moved here from Santa Monica, CA. I wrote about safety patrol for the Colonial Times and I wrote a 3rd grade update about their year, and a Constitution Works story with a friend...

Margot Phillips

Hi, my name is Margot. I'm 10 years old, an editor and in class 5H. I live with my parents here in Pelham. Some of my hobbies are dancing and singing. In my free time, I fold origami. I play the cello, sing in my church choir...

Tisya Sharma

I am Tisya Sharma, student of 5V. This is my third year at Colonial, and I love it. This year, I am a News Editor for the Colonial Times. I am involved in many activities, but newspaper reporting seems to be the most exciting...

Caroline Michailoff

Hello everyone! It's me Caroline. I do newspaper, and it's really fun. You should try it! I love art, soccer, basketball, volleyball, sewing and horse back riding. My favorite pop star is Taylor Swift. I love animals too. I am...

Kathryn Alexander

Hi I'm Kathryn Alexander. I'm in Ms. Hatter's class, and in fifth grade. I have a five-year-old little brother in Kindergarten. I take rock climbing and kickboxing. My hobbies are explosive science experiments, reading, writing...

James Findikyan

My name is James Findikyan. I am in class 4G and enjoy reading. I also enjoy sleeping. I like BOOKS.

Sean Diaz McCarthy

Hi, my name is Sean Diaz McCarthy. I like to read funny books. Also, I like football. My hobby is baseball. I don't like having blood taken.      

Jack Tirsch

My name is Jack Tirsch. I am in 5th grade.  I have also been published in Time for Kids magazine. I like sports like baseball, soccer and swimming. This year I am now a Colonial Times editor. 

Maya Spunberg

Hello, my name is Maya Spunberg. I live with my two brothers, mom, dad and hamster. Here is a chart about me. Favorite... color(s): green and blue animal(s): horse, cat food(s): french toast plant(s): tulips  book(s): When Yo...

Kate Girolamo

Hi, I like to play sports a lot. I also like to read and spend time with my family. I have friends that are really nice to me and that I play with a lot. The sports I play are soccer, lacrosse and basketball. I swim for fun,...

Olin Banholzer

Hi, my name is Olin Banholzer from 4H. I like sports, mostly soccer. My favorite food is cake. My hobbies are sports and video games. I like eating too much food, and I love hot sauce.

Everett Banholzer

Hi, my name is Everett Banholzer from 4G. I like to play sports, mostly soccer. I don't like swimming.

Zoey Campos

Hi, my name is Zoey Campos. I live in a small apartment with my mom, dad and my cat Whiskers. I’m in class 4C. My favorite food is Pasta Bolognese. My favorite country is Mexico. My favorite TV show is “Lab Rats.”

Michael Micciche

My name is Michael Micciche. My favorite sport to play is baseball. The instruments I play are the trumpet and the viola. My best hobbies are building rockets and working on my train set in my basement. ...

Emmett Doyle

I am Emmett Doyle. I play lacrosse, soccer and tennis. I also play the trombone and the guitar. I have two brothers and one sister. I have two dogs, a fish and a lizard. I love shrimp and cheese burgers. I live on Corlies Avenue.

Eleanor Moraes

My name is Eleanor Moraes. I am in fifth grade in Ms. Hattar's class. I have three little sisters, Gloria in 1H, Florence in 3K and Harriet in preschool. I have two adorable guinea pigs named Ivy and Holly. In my spare time,...

Miranda Barrett

Hi, I am Miranda Barrett. I am 10 years old, and my birthday is on July 11. I have two brothers. One is in first grade , and the other is in seventh grade. I play basketball, swim, soccer.  I am in 5S. My favorite animals are...

Jack Murphy

Hello, this is me, Jack Murphy. I go to Colonial School, obviously. I live in Pelham, N.Y., and I live with my family. I came here at age five. I am now in fifth grade and class 5V. I moved schools in first grade because of the...

Thomas Tapogna

My name is Thomas. I used to be a fourth grader and be in 4G. I really like working on the Colonial Times. I am a staff reporter, but I want to be an editor next year. My favorite article I wrote is the repair of the New Y...

Lila Caminiti

Aloha! My name is Lila, and I am 10 years old. My favorite book is The Name of This Book is Secret.  I love the movies Mama Mia and Paul Blart, Mall Cop. My favorite food is apple fritters, as they are delicious. My favorite spo...

Olivia Fenwick

My name is Olivia Fenwick. I was born in Morristown, New Jersey, on May 2, 2003. I have brownish blond hair, light blue eyes, pale skin and freckles. I’ve got three brothers, two dogs, a mom, a dad, a stepmom and a half sister....

Marco Gracie

Hi! I am Marco Gracie, Events Editor of the Colonial Times. I enjoy playing outside. One of my favorite sports is snowboarding. I also enjoy reading books and rugby. I’ve even written an article on rugby. I also have a brothe...

Maddie Samaan

Hi, my name is Madeline Samaan, but everybody calls me Maddie. I am ten years old and go to Colonial School. I am in class 4M. I have been at Colonial for six years, and I might continue for another year.  My sister is in third...

Jacob Hartmere

My name is Jacob Hartmere. Most people would call me a sports fanatic or a funny guy. I go to Colonial School, and my hobbies are playing sports such as football and baseball. I also play instruments like guitar and trumpet. I...

Sophia Leung

My name is Sophia Leung, and I am in class 5S. I am 11 years old. I play clarinet, violin and piano. I also play soccer and I do karate. I live with my mom, dad and sister Audrey. My favorite “food” is chocolate, and my...

Christian Shiels

COLONIAL SCHOOL — The life of Christian, a biography. Christian is a nine year old boy who lives with a younger sister, an older brother, a mom, a dad and two cats. His favorite kind of food is Chinese food. His favorite sport...

Natalia Cherner

Hello my name is Natalia Cherner and I live in Pelham, New York. I am 10 years old. I have an older sister, a mother and a father. I also have a cat. I am in fifth grade in class 5V. I love P.E. and chorus. My favorite animals...

Nicholas Cross

My name is Nicholas Cross. I am a Colonial Times reporter, and I am nine years old. I also like many things such as video games and Legos. My favorite foods are cheeseburgers, pizza and Hersheys chocolate. My two favorite animals...

Jamie Burke

Hi, I’m Jamie Burke. I’m 10 years old and in fifth grade. I am in class 4c. I live in Pelham. I love Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series. Some of my hobbies are playing with my dog, reading and climbing trees. And my...

Margot Wies

Hey! My name is Margot Wies. I live in Pelham and go to Colonial School. I love reading,pigs and art.  I am 10 years old and I’m in fifth grade. I play soccer, softball and the trumpet. I consider myself the most awesome...

Logan Mueller

Hi, my name is Logan Mueller. I am a nine-year-old boy. My hobbies are playing any type of a sport, cooking, playing with a friend and eating. I have two older sisters, a mom and a dad. I love breakfast, and I’m a morning person.

Charlotte Mangelsdorf

Hi, I’m Charlotte Mangelsdorf. I am nine and in fourth grade. Some of my favorite activities are dancing, watching TV and eating. This is my second year in newspaper, and I hope to write lots of stories.

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