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The Dakota Planet

"We Revolve Around You"

The Dakota Planet

"We Revolve Around You"

The Dakota Planet

2022-2023 Staff

Alexa Profka
Managing Editor

Alexa Profka

Alexa Profka is a Junior at Dakota. This is her third year as a part of The Dakota Planet. Alexa is very passionate about reading and writing, and plans to attend a good university in the near future. In her free time, she likes...

Krystyna Kijewski
Writer

Krystyna Kijewski

Krystyna Kijewski is a senior at Dakota High School and this is her first year at the Dakota Planet. She is involved in the Dakota CTC, and Women Empowerment Club. Krystyna is an avid writer with a passion for politics and music....

Writer

Luke Boska

His name is Luke Boska and he's a senior at Dakota but its his first year at The Dakota Planet.

Lexi Brown
Writer

Lexi Brown

This is Lexi Brown. She is in 12th grade. She likes to play volleyball and hangout with her friends. Lexi will be writing stories about sports events, and other topics such as psychology.

Nathan Richardson
Writer

Nathan Richardson

Nathan Richardson is a Senior this year at Dakota High School. This is his first time writing for the Dakota Planet, and he is so excited to start writing stories! He likes to hang out with friends, play with his dogs, and play...

Madison Singer
Writer

Madison Singer

Madison Singer is a senior at Dakota High School. She is the president and founder of Dakota's Women's Empowerment Club, and the co-president of the CTC. Some facts about Madison are that her favorite movie is Back to the Future...

Makayla Rayis
Writer

Makayla Rayis

This is Makayla Rayis. She is a senior this year at Dakota High School. This is her first time writing for the Dakota Planet and she is so excited. She likes to go out with her friends and walk her dog. She can not wait to get...

Ellie Snodgrass
Writer

Ellie Snodgrass

Ellie Snodgrass is a senior and this is her first year working for the Dakota Planet. She loves reading and writing and is very excited to share stories with her school! Ellie is an advocate for women's rights and is the treasurer...

Meredith Benedict
Writer

Meredith Benedict

Meredith Benedict is a senior this year. This is her first year writing for dakota planet but she enjoys writing. Meredith loves to hang out with her friends, read, and shop. She will be writing reviews on books to help other...

Whitney Rock
Writer

Whitney Rock

This is Whitney's first year publishing for the Dakota Planet. Her interests are music, reading, watching tv, and hanging out with friends. Her vision for the paper is to have people more interested in the Dakota Planet and have...

Jake Wigginton
Writer

Jake Wigginton

Jake Wigginton is a senior at Dakota Highschool, this is his first year writing for the Dakota Planet. He is on Tech crew for Dakota he does the lights for the musicals and plays. After Highschool he plans on being a plumber!

Melina Warda
Writer

Melina Warda

Melina is a senior at Dakota High School entering her first and final year of being a journalist in the semi-famous newspaper, The Dakota Planet. Outside of school, Melina is a visionary and intuitive person, often enjoying anything...

Drew Astorga
Writer

Drew Astorga

Drew Astorga is a senior at Dakota High School. Drew is interested in music, lifting, and wrestling. This is the first year that Drew is working on the newspaper.

Chloe Hilgendorf
Writer

Chloe Hilgendorf

Chloe is in 12th grade and she enjoys being a part of the Dakota community through multiple clubs including Class Council, National Honors Society, Link Crew, Student Government, and Coalition Teen Council. She likes to write...

Emily Palmer
Writer

Emily Palmer

Eli Palmer is a sophomore at Dakota. This is her first year as part of The Dakota Planet as a writer. In the future she would like to attend college and get a degree in game development. Eli loves reading, drawing, video games,...

Writer

Madison Short

Madison Short is a senior at Dakota High School. This year will be her first year as a part of the Dakota Planet. She enjoys many things like traveling, being outdoors, and writing. She hopes to attend university in Fall pursuing...

Ava Messing
Writer

Ava Messing

Ava Messing is a senior at Dakota High School. This is her first year on Dakota Planet and is excited. She enjoys seeing friends and traveling. Her plan is going to a good college in the fall to study in psychology.

Alyssa Wend
Writer

Alyssa Wend

Alyssa is so excited to start off her senior year writing for the Dakota Planet. As a first-time staff writer, she hopes her experiences writing for the newspaper will help strengthen her writing skills, as well as provide her...

Kai Rue
Writer

Kai Rue

Kai Rue is a Junior at Dakota High School. It is her first year writing for Dakota Planet. Kai enjoys listening to music, reading, and watching Netflix shows. She plans to go to university to become a journalist. She is excited...

Isabella Aluia
Writer

Isabella Aluia

Isabella Aluia is currently a Dakota Highschool senior. She enjoys spending her free time doing anything that involves creativity (drawing, occasionally creating weird structures, etc.), playing video games, and cuddling with...

Ryenne Ashworth
Writer

Ryenne Ashworth

Ryenne Ashworth is a senior for the 2022-23 school year. This is her first year writing for the newspaper, but she has been writing for fun for years! She loves to dance, read, and spend time with her friends. She looks forward...

Ericka Stamps
Writer

Ericka Stamps

This is Ericka Stamps. Ericka is in 12th grade. Ericka likes to tell a lot of stories. Ericka is a cheerleader at Dakota. Ericka plans to write stories about the sporting events and any other interesting stories that she comes...

Kathryn Old
Writer

Kathryn Old

Kathryn Old is a Senior at Dakota High School. This is her first year writing at The Dakota Planet. Kathryn loves traveling, reading and photography. She hopes during college to study abroad and work towards a career internationally.

Alyssa Zerilli
Writer

Alyssa Zerilli

Alyssa Zerilli is a 12th grader at Dakota high school, She has experience in creative writing and enjoys water/snow skiing and drawing in her spare time.  Alyssa hopes to create entertaining and fun content for everyone to enjoy...

Jade Lilly
Writer

Jade Lilly

Jade Lilly is a senior at Dakota High School. This is her first year writing for the Dakota Planet, but she has plenty of experience towards writing professional essays. Jade loves anything artistically inclined and has designed...

Mackenzie Patenaude
writer

Mackenzie Patenaude

Mackenzie Patenaude is a senior at Dakota Highschool. This is her first year writing for the paper, and she is very excited! She hopes to bring more coverage on women's athletics and overlooked clubs to the Dakota Planet. Mackenzie...

writer

Sally Jones

This is Sally Jones, a 16 year old junior at Dakota Highschool. It's her first year as a member of Dakota Planet . She enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends. Sally is thinking about going into business for col...

Melanie Sejnowski
writer

Melanie Sejnowski

Melanie Sejnowski is a senior at Dakota High School and is a writer on the Dakota Planet newspaper. She has prior experience with writing in her other classes such as Creative Writing and English. Since those classes she has gone...

Zachary Veal
Writer/Teenager Meteorologist

Zachary Veal

Zachary Veal is a senior at Dakota High School. He is interested in music while playing percussion in his 3rd hour Concert Band class right here at Dakota, playing basketball as a hobby outside of school, and forecasting the weather...

Payton Rettich
Writer/Photographer

Payton Rettich

Payton Rettich is a Senior at Dakota High School. It is her first year as a part of Dakota Planet. She was on Dakota's Dance Team for three years and hopes to go to Grand Valley State University for psychology. She enjoys reading...

Logan Barnhardt
Chief Editor

Logan Barnhardt

Logan Barnhardt is a Junior at Dakota. It is his second year at the Dakota Planet, he started as a cohost to the Dakota Planet Student Spotlights. In the future he hopes to go to a good collage and get a business degree. He enjoys...

The Dakota Planet Staff
2021-2022

The Dakota Planet Staff

The Dakota Planet Staff Profile for the school year of 2021-2022

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