2019-2020 Staff

Morgan Bathgate

Reporter

Sr. Morgan Bathgate is an only child living with her mom, dad, dog, Cooper, cat, Izzy, rabbit, Chubbles, chinchillas, Fernando and Pooki, and five fish and a frog. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, reading, thinking, helping...

Sarah Rice

Reporter

Sarah Rice is a senior at MASH and has been writing “self-help” articles for The Torch since ninth grade. Outside of school, she enjoys running, playing soccer, and passing time with friends. After graduating high school, S...

Maxwell Hahn

Reporter

Max, a senior, is excited to write for The Torch for his first year! Since his freshman year, he has worked with the musical and production team, and he has now joined stage crew for the fall play. In his free time, Max enjoys t...

Karly Schweighart

Reporter

Freshman Karly Schweighart enjoys biking, drawing, painting, and traveling. In fact, she visited Chicago over the summer. Karly is active in stage crew for theater, including taking part on stage crew for the fall play and spri...

Emma Brooks

Reporter

Emma Brooks, a junior at MASH, is one of our staff reporters. This is her third year contributing to The Torch, and she writes articles in a multitude of different categories, including self-help, world news, and life hacks. W...

Ryan Neely

Reporter

Ryan Neely is currently in his senior year at MASH. He has been writing for The Torch since last year. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about economics and politics, as well as playing video games. Last summer, Ryan earned th...

Evalyne Simpson

Reporter

Evalyne Simpson is a senior at MASH. This is her fourth year writing for The Torch. Evalyne chose to write for The Torch because she enjoys writing and has an interest in journalism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with h...

Nola Agerton

Reporter

Nola Agerton has just started her Freshman year and is excited to start writing for The Torch! She tries to be as involved as she can in her community. Nola also enjoys many extracurriculars in addition to Torch, like GSA, Stag...

Jenna Archer

Features Editor

Jenna Archer is a senior at MASH and she acts as the features editor for The Torch this year. Jenna spends most of her time spinning with the Mechanicsburg color guard, but when she does have free time she enjoys reading, spending...

Gracen Shepps

News Editor

Fifteen year old Gracen Shepps is beginning her sophomore year at Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School. She is very excited to be writing for The Torch and being the News Editor this year. She has always loved reading and wr...

Gabriella Gates

Editorial Editor

Fifteen year old Gabriella Gates has just begun her sophomore year at Mechanicsburg Area High School. She loves to read and write and is excited to write for The Torch this year. Gabriella also enjoys many extra curricular ac...

Erin Harris

Sports Editor

Erin Harris is currently a junior at Mechanicsburg and this is her first year assisting with the Torch. In previous years she has written articles for the newspaper. Erin is involved with girl's soccer and basketball, Mini-Thon,...

Mrs. Michelle Heiser

Adviser

This is Mrs. Heiser's 21st year advising the school newspaper. In her tenure, she has worked with hundreds of students interested in journalism. Watching students explore their interests and grow their talents as writers is the...

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