2016-2017 Staff

Lian Spencer

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...

Lila Berkery

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...

Plum Durham

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...

Sabine Bushong

Hello!! I am Sabine Bushong. I enjoy newspaper and dance, and yoga. My favorite color is rose gold. I was born in 2007. 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...

Waverly Nanda

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...

Elio Pietranico

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.

Jaylin Santiago

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

Lark Martin

Lark Martin is Colonial Times A&E Editor. She loves to write comics and novels. Also, she rides horses, plays tennis and volleyball. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to Pelham in 2014. Lark's favorite...

Julia Findikyan

Hi, my name is Julia and I am 10 years old. My favorite color is blue. My favorite food is pasta, and my favorite book is "The Keeper of the Lost Cities." I especially love being an editor on the Colonial Times. The things I like t...

Kira Findikyan

Kira Findikyan loves everything pink. She loves soccer, acting, singing, basketball, newspaper and piano. Kira has an identical twin sister, older brother and awesome dog Henry. Her favorite food is Mac and Cheese which she would...

Claire Van Praagh

Claire loves soccer, running, basketball and gymnastics. She also likes acting and singing. Claire edits for the Student Life section of the Colonial Times newspaper. She enjoys coming to the library every Tuesday and writing ...

Brewer Anderson

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...

Charlotte Seligman

I am 10 years old. I love to act, sing, dance and bake. I love being on the Colonial newspaper. I have a cat named Cha-Cha, a dog named Stanley and a sister named Lola. My favorite book is Where the Mountain meets the Moon and...

Liam Ginsburg

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...

Skyler Austin

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

Julia Kindig

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...

Brooke Luce

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...

Lola Pierce

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...

Emily Rackley

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...

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 vid...

Gabby Ahitow

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...

Matthew Doka

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...

Lauren Ulto

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....

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.

Madeline Smith

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...

Matt Michailoff

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...

Natalia Christian

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...

Samantha Gregware

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...

Laura Shelton

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 an...

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