Pelham Examiner

Current Staff

Zoe Winburn

Executive Editor

Zoe is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Aside from her work at the Examiner, she plays tennis and competes in the high jump for the track and field team as a team captain, and in her free time she enjoys hiking, reading...

Tommy Roche

Managing Editor/News

Tommy Roche is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to contributing to the Examiner, he is the Secretary-General of Pelham's Model UN Program, a member of the Science Research program, Forensics Speech Team, and...

Margot Phillips

Managing Editor/Features

Margot (MJ) is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She has previously written for the News of Pelham, Colonial Times, and DOOR Magazine. She has a passion for history, biology, reading, and writing.

Lucy Edmunds

Assistant Managing Editor

Lucy Edmunds is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. Aside from her contributions to the Examiner, she is the photography editor for the Pel Mel. She is a member of the SUNY Maritime High School Sailing team and the founder an...

Oliver Tam

Assistant Managing Editor

Oliver is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He has been working with the Pelham Examiner since August of 2019 and looks forward to continuing his contributions. Along with contributing to the Examiner, he is a participant...

Katja Fair

Assistant Managing Editor

Katja Fair is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She enjoys writing, performing in gigs with her band, and living life behind a camera lens. She values keeping the public informed as well as tackling taboo subjects.

Sophia Leung

Contributing Editor

Sophia Leung is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School where she is the PMHS President and a coxswain on Pelham's varsity crew team. When she's not writing for the Examiner, Sophia maintains an active role in Model UN, theater,...

Noah Breskin

Sports Editor

Noah Breskin is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He is the vice president of the environmental science club as well as an avid member of Model U.N. He is also a member of Science Research and the boys Varsity Soccer tea...

Vikram Jallepalli

Entertainment Editor

Vikram Jallepalli is a rising senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Writing for the Examiner is his first role in journalism. He performs in Sock’n’Buskin as well as community theater productions and is a member of the AcaPelicans,...

Eliza Bratone

Social Media Editor

Eliza Bratone is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to writing for the Examiner, she is a member of the PMHS science research program, forensic speech program, Model UN, as well as co-president of the political...

Soren Bushong

Photo Editor

Soren Bushong is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. Outside of the Examiner, he enjoys practicing his photography and cinematography. Class treasurer for the Class of 2021 and president of the Filmmaker's club, as well as...

Ava Knickerbocker

Assistant Social Media Editor

Ava Knickerbocker is a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School. She is the co-president and founder of Pelham’s American Red Cross Club and treasurer of Asian Culture Club. She is also a member of the Science Research prog...

Gabby Ahitow

News Editor

I'm an 8th grader here at the Pelham Middle School and the Pelham Examiner's News Editor. I have been with the paper since it first started and love reporting. I have written for the Colonial Times and PMS Pelham Post. I'm on...

Ella Stern

Washington Bureau Chief

Ella Stern is a freshman at the George Washington University studying journalism and mass communication. Ella's grateful for her experience on the Pelham Examiner her senior year and looks forward to continuing her contributions...

Julia Findikyan

Staff Reporter

Hello! My name is Julia Findikyan and I've always loved writing! I'm currently a seventh grader at Pelham Middle School, and I keep myself busy with theatre, soccer, and lacrosse. I have been in several plays therefore, I love...

Delia Lavallee

Staff Reporter

Hi! My name is Delia Lavallee.  I am so excited to be a part of this. I will make sure to be very active on the Pelham Examiner. I have done the Hutchinson School newspaper for two years. I will be a seventh grader at Pelham...

Kira Findikyan

Staff Reporter

Kira is a seventh grader at Pelham Middle School and has been on the Pelham Examiner for two years. She wrote previously as the News Editor on the Colonial Times. Kira loves reading and writing therefore, newspaper is perfect...

Ulysses Conrad

Staff Reporter

Ulysses Conrad is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He is involved in a multitude of clubs and organizations such as Acapelicans, and is a leading member in both  Latin Club and Model UN. He also writes for the Pel Mel...

Gillian Ho

Staff Reporter

Gillian Ho is a 7th grade student at Horace Mann School. She is currently at a staff reporter for the Pelham Examiner. She has also written for the Colonial Times, Colonial School's newspaper. She loves to play the violin and...

Kiran Schwaderer

Staff Reporter

Hi! My name is Kiran Schwaderer. I am so excited to be a part of this. I am in sixth grade at the Pelham Middle School. I have done the Hutchinson Bear newspaper for two years and want to continue writing.  When I have free time,...

Charlotte Cohn

Staff Reporter

Hi, my name is Charlotte Cohn. I am in sixth grade, and I will be entering seventh grade this fall. I used to write for the Siwanoy Spotlight and I enjoy being a part of the Pelham Examiner. My hobbies are reading, singing and...

Brett Bober

Staff Reporter

Brett Bober is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. She sprints for the school's track team in both winter and spring. During her free time, she pursues her passion for the environment through the science research program,...

Nevan Malwana

Staff Reporter

Nevan Malwana is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School who is heavily invested in journalism, his first experience coming writing for the high school newspaper, the Pel Mel, for which he is currently an editor. Malwana is a...

Jamie Burke

Staff Reporter

Hi! I'm Jamie. From a young age, I enjoyed writing pretend "newspapers" for my family and neighbors. I always loved writing and am thrilled to be a part of the Pelham Examiner. I am currently a freshman at Pelham Memorial High...

Jack Anderson

Staff Reporter

Jack Anderson is a Sophomore at Pelham High School. He is the vice president for the Class of 2022 and a contributing member of Pelham Model United Nations. Additionally, he is a member of Science Research and the boys Junior...

Sophia Jackson

Staff Reporter

Hello, I'm Sophia Jackson. I graduated from Siwanoy Elementary. I wrote for The Siwanoy Spotlight, and I am so excited and honored to be writing for the Pelham Examiner. Writing is one of my favorite hobbies, along with soccer...

Lucy Cole

Staff Reporter

Hi. I am Lucy Cole, and I am a sixth grader. I am very excited to write new stories for the Pelham Examiner. I am a sailor and I do Irish dance. I love hiking and soccer as well. I was on the Colonial Times in forth and fifth...

Eloise McGibbon

Staff Reporter

Hi, my name is Eloise and I am in 6th grade. I was a student life editor for the Colonial Times. I liked being a part of the paper and interviewing students and teachers. I enjoy soccer, rock climbing, reading, writing and playing...

Jack Dougherty

Staff Reporter

Jack Dougherty is a rising junior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to writing for the Pelham Examiner, he is a member of both the hockey and lacrosse varsity teams.  Additionally, he is a member of the Science Research...

Evan Kaplan

Staff Reporter

Hello! My name is Evan Kaplan, and I am in fourth grade. As well as being a staff reporter for this news site, I am also a staff reporter for the Colonial Times paper at my school. I feel that it is very important for the public...

Bryn Felgner

Staff Reporter

Bryn Felgner is a sixth grader looking forward to writing for the Pelham Examiner. She enjoys fencing, soccer and tennis. She also plays the French horn. Bryn likes sewing, animals and swimming. Bryn was a news editor for the...

Sophia Shulzhenko

Staff Reporter

Sophia Shulzhenko is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is a coxswain for rowing and spends free time fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is very excited to join the Pelham Examiner.

Ava Pursel

Staff Reporter

I am an eighth grader at Pelham Middle School, and I began writing when I was in elementary school out of state. They didn't have a newspaper at my old school, which is why I'm excited to try out the one here in Pelham!

Matt Michailoff

Staff Reporter

Matt Michailoff is a freshman at Pelham Memorial High School. He previously was a reporter for the News of Pelham as well as an editor for the Colonial Times and is thrilled to be writing for the Pelham Examiner. He is a member...

Gillian Ho

Staff Reporter

Gillian Ho is an 8th grade student at Horace Mann School. She is currently a staff reporter for the Pelham Examiner. She has also written for the Colonial Times, Colonial School's newspaper. She loves to play the violin and piano,...

Lila Caminiti

Staff Reporter

Lila is currently a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. Her favorite things about journalism are the different style of writing and the aspect of an audience viewing her work. Outside of writing for the Examiner, Lila enjoys ha...

Georgia Russello

Staff Reporter

Georgia Russello is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. In addition to writing for the Examiner, she is a member of the Science Research program, plays tennis and is in the high school Student Association. She has written...

Thomas Shelton

Staff Reporter

Thomas is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He plays baseball and football and competes in shot put and weight throw for the track and field team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing Spikeball...

Nick Pilla

Staff Reporter

Nick is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He is very excited to be contributing to the Pelham Examiner. Besides from his  contributions, he is a member of the junior varsity tennis team, a member of the band, and has ...

Audrey Levenson

Staff Reporter

Audrey is a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School. She is a member of the AcaPelicans group and is involved in the high school chorus and orchestra, where she plays the violin. She plays recreational tennis, and enjoys reading,...

Mia Baccei

Staff Reporter

Mia Baccei is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is an active member of the yearbook staff and she also does winter and spring track. In her free time, she loves to upcycle old clothes as well as bake for her family...

Larisa Breskin

Staff Reporter

Larisa Breskin is a sophomore who is the Undersecretary of State for Model UN. She also takes part in many other clubs, soccer, and she has the neurotic need to be reading or drawing from sunrise until the witching hour. She has...

Laura Shelton

Staff Reporter

Laura is a freshman at Pelham Memorial High School. She is a serious soccer player and competes for both the school  and club teams. In her free time she likes to read, paint and bake.

Anna Esteverena

Staff Reporter

Anna Esteverena is a senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She plays tennis and does track, is involved in a number of clubs, and speaks Spanish at home. She loves writing and is excited to contribute to the Examiner.

Kaitlyn Czajka

Staff Reporter

Kaitlyn is enrolled at Wesleyan University studying sociology and psychology. She is a proud plant-based food advocate, avid artist and dancer who loves to challenge and be challenged.

Eric Soderberg

Staff Reporter

Eric is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. He is excited to be writing for the Examiner. In addition to writing for the Examiner, Eric is a starter for the boys' varsity golf team, a member of the school's Model UN club...

Cristina Stefanizzi

Staff Reporter

Cristina is a sophomore at Pelham Memorial High School. She is the class of 2023 secretary and a staff member of the PMHS Yearbook. Cristina is also an active member of numerous PMHS clubs such as Pelham Together, Operation Smile...

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