The Buccaneer

2017-2018 Staff

Aaron Cushman

Staff intern

Aaron Cushman is a 14-year-old freshman who loves to play football, baseball, basketball, play with his dogs,and play video games.

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Jhaidel del Real

Staff intern

Jhaidel del Real is a sophomore at BHS. She's in both Key Club and DECA.

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Greg Suthers

Staff Intern

Greg is a sophomore at Belvidere High School. Greg has been on the BHS Varsity bowling team both years, and was the only bowler on the team to make it to Sectionals his freshman year. Greg likes to play video games and make videos....

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Julia Scholle

Staff Intern

Julia Scholle is a junior at Belvidere High School. She is a foreign exchange student from Berlin, Germany for the school year of 2017 -2018. She has participated in cross country, and is going to do track. Julia likes writing...

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Paola Medina

Staff Intern

Paola is a junior at Belvidere High School. She is currently on the girls Varsity Basketball team. She will be a thrower for the girls Varsity Track and Field team. She is in the Renaissance Club.

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Victoria Ciesielka

Staff Intern

Victoria Ciesielka is a sophomore at Belvidere High School. She has been dancing for 13 years at Evolve Dance Company. She also dances for the school on the varsity poms and dance team. She is a member of Key Club.

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Mallory Gibbons

Staff Intern

Mallory Gibbons is a junior at Belvidere High School. She is a varsity softball player, having played travel softball for six years, and a varsity volleyball player. She is also in National Honor Society. She loves the show Stranger...

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Mariah Perez

Staff Intern

Mariah Perez is a junior at BHS. She will graduate in the year 2019. Perez enjoys playing basketball and throwing for track and field. Perez loves to sing, therefore she is in the school's choir. She was born July.31.2001 in Rockford...

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Ashley Birkeness

Staff intern

Ashley Birkeness is a junior at Belvidere High School. Birkeness plays softball at BHS. She plays travel softball with the Belvidere Blasters. Birkeness loves her three dogs Izzy, Emma, and Baxter. She is a huge fan of the Wisconsin...

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Marisol Carranza

Staff Intern

Marisol Carranza is a sophomore, and aspiring photographer. She is an active member of both KEY Club and Student Council. She is a very chill and funny person who loves her dog Nicki and Giggs, her fish. She also loves to watch...

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Grace Haug

Staff intern

Grace Haug is a sophomore at Belvidere High School. Grace has played volleyball both years in high school, and has also played club volleyball for four years. She loves taking pictures of her English bulldog, Tigerlily. When she...

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Larry Larson


Larry is a senior at Belvidere high school. He has been a part of Belvidere Journalism since his freshman year. He is anchor of "Belvidere Sports Network" on the weekly video announcements. He has played on the varsity golf team...

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Jacob Taft


Jacob is a senior at Belvidere High School. He has participated in baseball since his freshman year. He is a fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears and he enjoys spending time with his friends. Follow him on Twitter...

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J.R. Taylor


J.R. Taylor is a senior at BHS. He has participated in basketball for 2 years, track all 4 years and cross country for 3 years. He got All conference his junior year in cross country . He enjoys eating a lot of food. Huge Chicago...

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Phil Kolk


Phil Kolk is a senior at Belvidere High school. He is a three sport athlete and a mantle scholarship award recipient. Phil holds many school, conference, and state records for football. The records include most receiving yards...

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Sam Arco


Sam Arco is a Senior at Belvidere High School. Sam has been on the cross country and track teams all four years of high school. He has been involved in the Journalism program all four years, which includes taking Yearbook, Newspaper,...

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Jacob Popovich


Jacob is a senior at Belvidere High School. He has played baseball for the school since freshman year. He has also participated in the student section every year. Jacob likes long walks on the beach and his favorite snacks are...

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Justin Brown


Justin is a senior at Belvidere High School. Justin has played football and baseball all four years of his high school career. He also is a part of Broadcast and Yearbook. Justin is a Minnesota Vikings fan and also a Chicago Cubs...

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