The Westwind

2018-2019 Staff

Lizzie Wood

Reporter

Lizzie Wood is a 15-year-old sophomore at A-West High School, The 2018-2019 school year is Lizzie's first year reporting with the Westwind news. Lizzie has a younger brother and enjoys playing volleyball. A fun fact about Liz...

Josh Strait

Reporter

Josh Strait is a senior this year at Arvada West High School. This is his first year participating in journalism, but he plans to major in journalism post graduation. He enjoys collecting shoes and Supreme. When he is not res...

Macy Stevens

Reporter

Macy Stevens is 14 and a freshman at Arvada West High School. She loves to play sports. When Stevens is not playing sports and being active she is eating because she loves food! She plays volleyball and basketball for her high sch...

Maddy River

Reporter

Maddy River is a 10th grader. She is 15 years old. She is a reporter for the Westwind. She likes to drive and is excited to get her license. She likes to watch Netflix in her free time. Her favorite show to watch on Netflix is...

Donovan Middleton

Reporter

 Donovan Middleton is a sophomore at Arvada West High School, and is a reporter for the Westwind. He is 15 years old, and one of his favorite things to do is read non fiction while drinking a cup of his favorite tea, aged E...

Paula Martinez

Reporter

Paula Martinez is a junior at Arvada West and she just started taking journalism for the first time. She loves writing, drawing, being with her family and friends and watching movies. Paula is an exchange student from Spain who...

Grace Cowden

Reporter

Grace Cowden is currently a freshman at Arvada West. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, binge watching Netflix, painting and writing. She is very excited to start high school and be a part of the Westwind.  She is curre...

Eden Weatherall

Reporter

Eden is a reporter for The Westwind and a junior this year. She is involved in the theater and vocal music programs at Arvada West. She loves listening to Broadway soundtracks, reading, and writing book reviews in the free time that...

Nicole Zimmerman

Reporter

Nicole Zimmerman is a reporter for the Westwind. She is a sophomore at A-West and moved to Colorado from Minnesota her freshman year. She is figure skater and a junior coach at the Apex Center. She loves to sing, she is in Com...

Breanna McCabe

Reporter

Breanna McCabe is a junior at A-West. She is 16 years old and loves dogs. She also has a little sister (Kaleigh McCabe) that is a freshman this year. One of her favorite things to live by is to always think positive and to ke...

Aydin Valaski

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Aydin Valaskeeeeet, also known as Aydin Valaski, is a junior at A-West. She is the Arts and Entertainment editor for the Westwind. She loves the color yellow, the earth, and her Sparkles! She hopes to one day be a SPED teacher a...

Ella Kitchings

Business and Marketing Editor

Ella Kitchings is a sophomore at A-West High School and she is an editor for the Westwind. She is the Business and Marketing editor, and Student Outreach editor. She is 15 and her favorite thing to do is to hang out with her fami...

Caitlin Danborn

Editor-in-Chief

Caitlin Danborn is a senior who is excited to start her fourth year on staff and her second year as Editor-in-Chief of The Westwind.  Danborn runs cross country and track for A-West, and when she’s not running, she’s either...

Meg Meyer

Social Media Editor

Megan Meyer is currently a sophomore at Arvada West High School, and an editor for the Westwind. She plays soccer for club and for her school. She has hopes to go to University of North Carolina for med school to become a spor...

Maddy Kirk

Sports Editor

Maddy Kirk the savage is a junior at Arvada West. She is a 16-year-old who plays ice hockey for the Lady Rough Riders double A team. She enjoys sleeping, watching Netflix and eating food. She is also the sports editor for the ...