The Staff

Kelly Iskra

Year: Senior

Position: Staff Writer and Editor

Hobbies/Clubs: Field Hockey, Indoor Track, Tennis, Student Council, Key Club, Yearbook Club, Piano

"The Scribe is a place where the talents of students and the great moments at NHS can be showcased. I joined the Scribe because I wanted to be a part of an organization that highlights these memorable ideas and events."


Julia Mazur

Year: Senior

Position: Contributing Artist, Photographer

Hobbies / Clubs: captain of Swim Team, photographer, Varsity tennis player, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Prom Committee, German Club, Secretary of French Club, Manager for Boys Swimming and Diving team

"The Scribe joins all clubs, sports, and activities from Newington High School into one place. It brings together the school in a unique way, and it lets students, parents, and teachers have a sense of what it’s like to be a high school student."


Jessie Jardine

Year: Senior

Position: Staff Writer, Editor, Layout Designer

Hobbies/Clubs: The Scribe, Artist, Video Game Enthusiast

"I think The Scribe is important because it gives us experience about what real world journalism is like. I joined because I want this experience, and I want to be able to express myself in a way that is mature and knowledgeable."



Christian Maldonado

Year: Senior

Position: Staff Writer

Hobbies/Clubs: Wrestling, Student Council, Managing and watching baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and golf

"I want to major in sports communications and minor in journalism. This was the perfect thing to do to utilize both aspects of the things I would one day like to study. More people should read it because it will have valuable info on events going on in school."


Jola Bufi

Year: Junior

Position: Editor-in-Chief

Hobbies/ Clubs: Varsity Volleyball, Feminist Club, Adventure Club, Student Council, DECA

"I think the Scribe is important because it’s a good way to develop your writing or express yourself. Also, it makes you more involved."


Kelsey Dano

Year: Junior

Position: Staff Writer and Interviewer

Hobbies / Clubs: Homecoming Committee, The Scribe, Key Club, Student Council, Truth about Hate Facilitator, Yearbook Club

"The Scribe is a good place to share new ideas and put your imagination to work. This is a club where I can contribute and add my own articles. It is fun."


Kerry Zvonarek

Year: Junior

Position: Photographer, Videographer, Contributing Writer

Hobbies / Clubs: The Scribe, Key Club, Spanish Club, Crochet Club, Homecoming Committee, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Fashion Club

"I think The Scribe is important because it’s a place where students can see what is going on in the school and even share some of their own things, like art work. I joined The Scribe because I wanted to try out a new club, and I thought it would be fun."


Asma Ahmed

Year: Junior

Position: Contributing Writer, Editor

Hobbies / Clubs: The Scribe, Key Club, Spanish Club, Crochet Club, Homecoming Committee, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Fashion Club

"I think The Scribe is important because it’s a place where everyone can feel accepted and broadcast the achievements or talents they have."

Shaila Sharma

Year: Junior

Position: Contributor Writer, Photographer

Hobbies/Clubs: Key Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Debate Club, Intersectional Feminist Society, UNICEF

"I think The Scribe is important since it is a commonplace for all students to come together and share their work & opinions without being judged."


Madison Chiarito

Year: Sophomore

Position: Staff Writer, Photographer

Hobbies/Clubs: Student Council, Spirit Week Committee

"I think The Scribe is important because I wanted to open myself up to different opportunities during my high school career. I have always loved photography, and I have always been curious about what happens in the process of journalism. This club allows me to go out of my comfort zone and try out new ways of photography."

Ava Placeres

Year: Sophomore

Position: Reporter, Staff Writer, and Photographer

Hobbies/Clubs: Horseback riding

"I think that The Scribe is important because it keeps students informed on what is happening within the school. I wanted to join the staff to open myself up to new opportunities, and I enjoy the journalistic aspect of The Scribe."


Mr. Rutigliano

English Teacher

Position: Staff Advisor

"Students have a lot to say that can contribute positively to the school community, and they need a forum to be able to express those ideas. I hope The Scribe can provide that space for them, to be creative, express themselves, and share what's important to them. We want more students to feel included and feel like they have a voice, so spread the word and join us!"