2013-2014 Staff

Addy Bennett

Addy Bennett is a senior in her eleventh year at Horizon Honors and is excited to continue as the Editor-in-Chief in her sixth year of Journalism. Bennett spends her free time embroidering, crocheting, knitting, playing video games, ...

Alexa Geidel

Alexa Geidel is a senior attending her fourteenth year at Horizon Honors. Since Pre-K, Alexa has been a leader and example student in the Horizon Honors community. Her first semester last year in Journalism was inspired by her...

Natori Cruz

Natori is in grade 11 and an editor for the Horizon Sun. It is her third year writing for the newspaper and is eager to continue to do so. Natori is 16 years old and in mostly honors classes. This is also her third year at...

Kelleigh Hogan

Kelleigh Hogan is a junior at Horizon Honors, meaning it is her third year at Horizon Honors and in its journalism program. It is that journalism program that she cannot be more grateful for as it has improved her confidence ...

Addy Bennett

Addy Bennett is a freshman in her eighth year at Horizon. Journalism has been a very big portion of her life, and she is very excited about her prospects with Editor of Student Life as her newest role. Bennett is a legitimate...

Ryan Deitchman

Ryan is an aspiring photographer who plans to go to college and major in Film. Ryan has been going to Horizon Honors since kindergarten and now is a Senior. He is in Yearbook 5-6 and Journalism 5-6, and is an image editor in both...

Lauren Bander

After her first year of Journalism, Lauren Bander is excited to be back for another, this time in Journalism 3-4 and the 8th grade. This being her third year at Horizon Honors, Lauren is a member of NJHS and Middle School Student...

Cooper Brown

Cooper Brown is currently participating in his last year of government-mandated high school education. This is his 13th year at Horizon Honors, meaning he is an official member of the so-called “Kinder Gang.” Brown has pr...

Daisy Valentin

Daisy, senior, grew up in Arizona and California. She faced the difficulties of constantly changing schools, and never staying in one place.  She believes that there is nothing more important than family. Along with two wonderful...

Christi Britt

Mrs. Britt has been a teacher at Horizon Honors for 12 years, and has been the adviser for The Horizon Sun since its founding in 2009. Along with Journalism and Honors Journalism, she also teaches Mythology, English 11, and AP L...

Anja Asato

Anja is a senior at Horizon Honors, and this is her third year in journalism. Anja originally started in journalism to become more confident in writing. Anja progressed from columnist to News Editor, and this year she is the Edi...

Devin Jones

Devin is an aspiring photographer and journalist with plans to go to Northern Arizona University once he completes high school.  He then plans to pursue his lifelong dream of writing for Game Informer magazine, mixing his pass...

Marty Rhey

Marty is a Senior at Horizon Honors, and is in his fourth year attending the school. Marty has been enrolled in Journalism for the entirety of that time, starting as a columnist, then moving up to Sports Editor, then becoming...

Ethan Price

Ethan Price has been going to Horizon since kindergarten.  He is a junior this year and is an Associate editor for the Features, Extras and Entertainment section of the Horizon Sun. He has an interest in science classes and enjoys...

Evan Rosser

Evan Rosser is currently a Junior in Horizon Honors High School. Evan has been attending Horizon Honors for 11 years now, since kindergarten.  He has been in journalism for two years, starting as a columnist and now works as...

Manu Kondapi

Manu, a senior at Horizon Honors High School, is a first-year journalism student. As an avid reader and writer, she is excited to be a part of the journalism program this year. She became interested after experiencing Barrett's...

Lauren Arenas

Lauren is a senior at Horizon Honors taking Journalism 5-6 Honors. She is the Student Opinion Editor for The Horizon Sun and is taking journalism for the first time this year. Writing and reading are two of Lauren's favorite things a...

Carter Robinson

Carter is a senior at Horizon Honors and has been attending the school for 14 years. She is currently in her second year of journalism and is the Sports Editor. Originally joining the class with the hope of getting more writing...

Marti Weary

Marti Weary is a senior at Horizon Honors. She is currently the rescue copy editor, saving the other editors when they are buried by work, and completing odd jobs to keep the class and the newspaper running smoothly. Marti enjoys...

Torie Farhar

This is Torie Farhar's first year in Journalism. She is funny, spontaneous, and helpful to others. Torie likes to participate in sports, including cross country and softball for the school. Outside of school, she swims and is...

Maggie Kenzler

Maggie Kenzler came to Horizon Honors for her sixth grade year.  She chose choir as her specials class, and enjoyed it a lot.  Her first year at Horizon Honors was great, and she made very nice friends.  Maggie was also in...

Anthony Airdo

Anthony, a junior, is starting his third year at Horizon Honors. He's one of the friendliest people you'll ever meet, and his cheery mood will light up a room. He loves to read and write, and gathering knowledge on the internet...

Damian Kemper

Damian is a senior at Horizon Honors, and has been attending the school for four years. This is his first year in journalism and he is very excited for the challenges this year will bring. He works hard at everything he does, and...

Hannah McGerty

Hannah McGerty is currently a  columnist in her first year of Journalism at HCLC. Hannah is an 8th grader and in her 7th year at Horizon. She is taking Journalism because she has always had an interest in writing stories and...

Serge Hattasch

Sophomore Serge Hattasch has been at  Horizon Honors for four years and plans to continue attending until his graduation. It is his first year in Journalism. Serge's favorite class is math, and he likes to play his trumpet in...

Katy Abbe

Katy is a senior at Horizon Honors. As a first year journalism student, she serves as a columnist for The Horizon Sun. Often lost in thought, Katy finds herself happiest when writing creatively with a mug of tea or coffee b...

Jacinda Bringas

As a first year journalism student, Jacinda is challenging herself as a senior by taking on the class that strives for dedication and commitment. Though a beginner in the class, she is not one in writing. Since transferring to...

Devon Urquiza

Devon Urquiza is a 1-2 columnist in Horizon Journalism. This is her first year at Horizon as she just moved here from Centennial. She likes to write but has never been in a writing class before. As this is Devon's first time in...

Ariana White

Ariana White is a girl trying to get her work done and get good grades, who always tries to  look at the glass as half full. This is her first year at Horizon, and she chose Journalism because she thought it would be neat to...

Arlayna Schooley

Arlayna Schooley is a junior, attending her third year at Horizon Honors and in its journalism program. For the past three years, Arlayna's love for journalism has continued to grow since her first day in freshman year. Starting ...

Tyler Danner

Tyler is a senior  and has been attending Horizon Honors since second grade. She has recently applied to University of Arizona where she plans to study Physiology and Psychology. Participating in Journalism is allowing her to...

Emily LaBatt

Emily LaBatt attended Horizon Honors in 7th grade, and now for 8th grade. She enjoys writing, and would like to improve her skills in that area. Based on these interests, she is taking Journalism 1-2 for one of her two electives....

Rob Dixon

Rob is a senior in high school, whose time is mostly spent at rehearsals for the school's productions. Whatever time he has after rehearsals, school, and homework, is generally spent wasting time on the internet, or playing a...

Erica Kendree

Erica Kendree is in 8th grade and is attending Horizon Community Learning Center. This is her 1st year at HCLC. Last year she attended Gethsemane Lutheran School and has been there since preschool. She really liked it there...

Thomas Matteo

  Thomas is a member of the Tech Team in Journalism and enjoys his time taking pictures for his class. Thomas plans to go to Grand Canyon University after he completes high school, where he plans to pursue his lifelong dre...

Kai Farley

Kai is in grade 10 and is a 3-4 columnist and journalism student. She is from Huntington Beach, California and has been attending Horizon Honors for four years. She wants to continue writing for the Horizon Sun throughout her...