The Dolphin Echo

2018-2019 Staff

Meghan Thacker

Managing Editor

Hi. My name is Meghan Thacker. I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. This is my second year in newspaper and my first year as the managing editor.  I decided to come back to newspaper because I enjoyed the class, writing, and phot...

Maya Leshnov

Lead Editor

Hi! My name is Maya Leshnov, and I am in the 7th grade.  I love soccer, which I have been playing for three years. I also participate in Martial Arts after school. Being in Newspaper really allows me to show everybody my passion...

Lily Hoffert

Photography Manager

Hi! My name is Lily Hoffert, I am 7th grader from Gulf Breeze Middle School. This year is my first year of writing for The Dolphin Echo. I love photography and I love to write. I've lived in Pensacola for my whole life. In my fr...

Leila Ammon


Hello, My name is Leila Ammon My favorite things are playing sports, writing, and playing with animals. My favorite colors are purple, yellow,and red. I think it is so much fun to write and publish articles so I joined The Dol...

McKell Spring


Hi!  I’m McKell Spring!  I’m in the 8th grade. I love to surf, though I love watching competitions more than actually surfing. I’ll watch any competition with John John Florence, Kelly Slater, or Ian Walsh. I also play ...

Katey D.

editor/staff writer

Hi, I'm Katey. I'm 12 years old. I love to swim, play volleyball, read, and animals. That's why I'm vegetarian. I love my family and my dog, as well as my friends. I joined newspaper because, well actually I signed up for yea...

Molly Clark

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Molly Clark, I am a 8th grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School. This is my second year doing newspaper. I enjoy writing and photography. In my free time, I like to read. I also play for a club soccer team the Gulf...

Coral Coad

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Coral Coad, and I am an 8th grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School. This is my second year in newspaper and I absolutely love it! I was born in Pensacola and have lived here my whole life. Outside of school I love...

Valeria Hanson

Staff Writer

Hola! I am Valeria Hanson and I am in 8th grade. I love to write articles for The Dolphin Echo; it's so much fun. I love colorful things, and ice cream. My hobbies are basketball, playing with my dog, doing stuff with yarn, ...

Caleb Buccella

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Caleb Buccella and I'm 12 years old. I like playing soccer and hanging out with my friends. I also like traveling and hanging out with my family. The reason why I joined newspaper is because I have a passion for...

Brett Buttell

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Brett Buttell I am a 7th grader here at Gulf Breeze Middle School.  I like to play with my friends, play sports, and xbox. My favorite movie is Creed. I joined newspaper because I knew it would be fun. I am glad...

Ava Chapman

Staff Writer

Hi, I am Ava and I am staff writer for The Dolphin Echo. My favorite things are animals and sports. I play softball and soccer. My favorite color is blue and my favorite thing about newspaper is that I get to write articles about al...

Nicholas Collins

Staff Writer

My name is Nicholas Collins. I am in 7th grade and I am a staff writer for The Dolphin Echo. I love ice cream and I am glad they built a Dairy Queen in Gulf Breeze. I joined The Dolphin Echo because I excel in writing, and I'm...

Gracie Davis

Staff Writer

I'm Gracie and I'm in 7th grade. I'm a cheerleader and I've been cheering for 8 years. I have a brother that's four years older than me. My favorite subject is Language Arts because I really like writing so I decided to join newspaper....

Claire Heigele

Staff Writer

I'm Claire. I'm in 7th Grade. I love to play volleyball and surf. I do homework after school, study, play volleyball and on nice days try to go surfing. Surfing is mostly on weekends though. My favorite pet is my dog because he...

Lauren Hitchcock

Staff writer

Hi! My name is Lauren Hitchcock and I'm in 8th grade. I am a GBSA cheerleader and am in the Pensacola Children"s Chorus. I joined newspaper because I love photography and writing. In my spare time I read, cook, ride my bike and...

Gavin Howard

Staff Writer

Hi my name is Gavin Howard. I am a 7th grader in GBMS. I like to play baseball and football. My favorite food is pizza and tacos. My favorite movie is Central Intelligence. My favorite kind of music is rap.

Emma Luchsinger

Staff Writer

Hi, I am Emma Luchsinger from the GBMS The Dolphin Echo newspaper staff. I am in seventh grade and I have lived in Gulf Breeze for all of my life. I  have 2 older siblings and 3 dogs. My sister goes to UWF and my brother goes to ...

Lilly Mann

Staff Writer

Hi, I'm Lilly Mann from the GBMS dolphin echo. This is my first year writing for the school newspaper. So far I love it. I enjoy writing and reading so I thought newspaper would be a great fit for me. I am in 7th grade at Gulf...

Lillian Smith

Staff Writer

Hi!, my name is Lillian smith I am 14 years old and in 8th grade. This is my first year writing for the Dolphin Echo. I have a love for photography and writing and can not wait to contribute and be apart of this wonderful team!...

Anderson Tanner

staff writer

Hi my name is  Anderson Tanner, I am in 7th grade and I'm a staff writer for the Dolphin Echo. I love playing sports, hanging out with friends and writing. I joined newspaper because I am a good writer and have great ideas for...

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