2019-2020 Staff

Ben Geist

Benjamin Geist was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but moved to Arizona at a young age. He is currently a seventh grader, entering his ninth year at Horizon Honors. He is enjoying Journalism, and looking forward to the rest of the year...

Madeeha Akhtar

Madeeha Akhtar is currently an eighth grader at Horizon Honors and a columnist for The Horizon Sun. Akhtar came to Horizon in seventh grade, and this is her second year of Journalism. Akhtar is 13 years old and has a cockatiel n...

Yaniv Golden

Yaniv Golden is a sophomore at Horizon Honors. He aspires to be a graphic designer, but loves the pursuit of knowledge. His favorite pastimes are video games and sleeping. He also does trampoline and tumbling, and is currently ...

Gael Solis

Gael Solis is an eighth grader entering his first year at Horizon Honors and in Journalism. He is excited to learn more about the class. Solis lived in Guadalajara Jalisco up until this year. He has a younger brother attending...

Malaysiah John

Malaysiah John is currently an eighth grader and has been attending Horizon Honors for five years in total. She hopes to grow her writing skills in Journalism this year. John plans to be an author of parenting books and wants to...

Lilly Wolfe

Lilly Wolfe is an eighth grader at Horizon Honors. This is her third year at Horizon Honors and her second as a columnist for The Horizon Sun. Writing has always intrigued her and she is excited for the opportunity to improve her writing abili...

Kalyn McLeod

Kalyn McLeod is currently an eighth grader at Horizon Honors Secondary School. This is her second year as a columnist for The Horizon Sun. She is excited for the opportunity to write more articles, and hopes to produce more compl...

Jolie Flack

Jolie Flack has lived in Arizona her whole life. She is an eighth-grader this year and she has been at Horizon Honors since 4th grade. Flack is entering her second year as a columnist for The Horizon Sun. She is excited to be in Journa...

Bella Rao

Bella Rao is a New Yorker by birth, but has spent most of her life in Arizona. Rao is currently a sophomore at Horizon Honors, and this is her first year with the Journalism program. She has been at Horizon Honors for 11 years....

Isabel Kasathsko

Isabel Kasathsko was born in Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Arizona when she was nine. Kasathsko is 12 years old and in seventh grade. It is her first year attending Horizon Honors. She enjoys reading, ice skating, roller sk...

Emily Withrow

Emily Withrow has attended Horizon Honors since preschool, leaving after eighth grade and returning for her junior year. For the first two years of high school, she transferred to Hamilton High School, and returned to finish ...

Carsten Oyer

Carsten Oyer is a freshman columnist for the Horizon Sun. This will be his second year in journalism. After a successful year in the class, he is excited to continue writing and exploring the class. After a long break, Oyer is rea...

Cameron Foley

Cameron Foley is the Editor overseeing the Features and Extras publications for The Horizon Sun. He is a 15-year-old Sophomore at Horizon Honors Secondary school; this is Foley’s second year of Journalism, and his first year as an ...

Erika Sonnemann-Creed

Erika Sonnemann-Creed is the world's #1 Nine Inch Nails fan. This is an absolute fact. She is also a senior; in the Horizon Sun, she serves as the official Features and Extras editor for the Horizon Sun, having served in this...

Max Larsen

Max Larsen is the Student Opinion Editor for The Horizon Sun. This is his fourth year in Journalism, and his second year as an editor. Larsen is currently a junior at Horizon Honors, and is excited to be back on campus. Larsen pl...

AJ Freithoffer

AJ Freithoffer is a senior at Horizon Honors who is enjoying his fourth year of Journalism as the sports editor. He first took this class because he wants to pursue a career in sports journalism, something he has been intereste...

Hannah Browning

Hannah Browning is a senior in her third year as a part of The Horizon Sun. She is excited to be the Editor of Campus Life again after taking a break from the newspaper during junior year. Journalism is her favorite class because...

Selina Fluty

Selina Fluty is a senior at Horizon Honors. She has been at Horizon Honors since kindergarten. This is her sixth year in Journalism and her fourth year on the leadership team and her first as Editor-in-Chief. Fluty is excited to help the up...