2017-2018 Staff

Spencer Brunken

When Spencer Brunken was born and fell from Mt. Olympus, he had to commit to the human role, so he decided to become a baby growing up in Carterville. He is currently sixteen and go to Carterville High School. he runs the 'Ask...

Megan Horner

Megan Horner is a Senior at Carterville High School. Her hobbies include art, photography, poetry, and literature. She is the Editor of The Sphinx and hopes to pursue a career in art and in Women's Rights. She loves Harry Pott...

emily duran

Emily is never afraid to try something new.  She has done band as a percussionist until this year.  In her time out of band she has become an editor of the newspaper, a yearbook staff member, and was chosen to be a member of...

Dava Smith

Who is she? She is Dava! She enjoys basketball, but cannot play her senior year because she tore her ACL and is out for the whole season. Her favorite color is purple and she is very talkative. Her favorite school lunches are...

Maddie Houston

Madelyn Jane Houston is an icon, some might even say legend. She has shocked everyone by being the last of her group of friends to remain at CHS. Her talents include: writing bios, yearbook designing, causing problems, sidewalk...

Alyssa Leaply

As a Carterville High School sophomore, Alyssa Leapley enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music and puppies. ahe also enjoys binge watching Youtube, eating chicken nachos, and make-up. Her free time consists of...

Chloe Finn

Chloe is a sophomore at the high school who is involved in Student Council and Student Leadership Council. She is often mistaken for Maggie Chen. You can try to catch her during the spring when she is running track. In her free...

Lydia Nelson

"The place in which you discover true happiness is where you least expect it." - Unknown   Who is the girl who loves to write? Who is the imaginer who likes to hike within the trees and who dreams of traveling to Europe,...

Nathaniel Alexander

Nathaniel is a junior in high school. His life currently is consumed by studying for AP US History, memes, and watching the office on a constant loop on Netflix. In any spare time not devoted to these activities,  he enjoys hanging...

Emily Boshera

Emily enjoys taking long naps (who doesn't?), cacti, dogs, and trying new foods.  She also enjoys doing makeup and playing soccer, even though she dislikes running.  She's very shy and it may seem like she dislikes you as much...

Zakaria Jackson

Zakaria Jackson, a sophomore at Carterville High School. She has vert strong aspirations. After high school, she wants to take a year break, then become a flight attendent. she spends her free time watching Youtube and making...

Braden Rice

Braden Rice is an eighteen-year-old senior at Carterville High School (CHS) who has a strong background in mass media, having attended several camps on TV news and being a part of the CHS Broadcasting team during the 2016-2017...

Austin Knight

Austin Knight... is a tall slim boi who spends his time running, watching YouTube, or hanging out with his "friends". He enjoys Pollo en la Playas from Sergio's, long walks on the plazas, and teasing David Robbins about his upper...

Taylor Craig

Taylor enjoys spending her time watching Brandon Rodgers videos and eating Hot Cheetos. She likes finding the unpopular and hidden meme accounts because that is where she finds all of the treasure memes. She loves chicken on the...

Teresa Pender

As a junior, Tersea likes to watch Rick and Morty, eat pasta, and sing. Memes are one of the best things to look at. Sleeping is also something she loves.

Georgia Stroud

As a senior in high school, Georgia runs cross country and enjoys science and writing. Georgia is apart of the CNA program at John A. Logan College and plans to become a nurse in the future. Georgia is the sports aditor for the...

Mckenzie Rogman

"Don't let fear tear you down." A senior at Cartervillle High School, she loves to participate in sports and other activities. She spends most of her time either in the gym, out on the softball field, or with friends. She loves...

Myah Richards

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"- Wayne Gretzky"- Michael Scott". As a senior in the high school, Myah is involved in many activities, clubs, and is on the Track team. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her...

Lani dean

"I love. I hate. I forgive. I forget. I think too much then I don't think at all. This is who I am take it or leave it." This is the quote that sophomore Lani Dean lives by. She loves to hang out with friends and family. She loves...

Anna Hartford

Anna is a tall girl who likes to play volleyball and softball. She is a junior at Carterville High School and is popularly known as Joseph with the funny accent. She enjoys watching One Tree Hill on Netflix while eating Swedish ...

Taylor Wallace

"Every adventure requires a first step" -Cheshire Cat. Sophomore student Taylor Wallace often can be found expressing herself through Disney quotes and song lyrics. Taylor is a lover of books, writing, sleeping, Netflix, and...

Lexus Burroughs

"Struggles are required in order to survive in life, because in order to stand up, you have to know what falling down is like." -Unknown Why are you reading a quote? Probably because Lexus Burroughs lives by every inspirational...

Julia stroud

Julia is a sophomore and is active in many clubs such as Student Counsil, Student Leadership Council, Interact, and FCA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite foods include strawberries,...

Kelsie Jennings

As a senior at Carterville High School, Kelsie enjoys spending time with her friends and playing with her pets. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Foreign Language Club. She is...

Taylor Jones

"Bears, beets, Battle Star Galactica". Taylor Jones is a food-loving senior in high school. She loves hanging out with family and friends, as well as spending as much time as she can outdoors. Taylor is currently apart of the...

Chloe Finn

Chloe is a Senior at the high school and is involved with Student Leadership Council, Interact Club, FCCLA, and the Fall Play. She is often mistaken for Maggie Chen. She enjoys makeup, music, running, hiking, frequent trips to...

Taylor Wallace

“I never look back darling. It distracts me from the now.” ~Edna Mode Senior Taylor Wallace can often be found expressing herself through Disney quotes, song lyrics, and vines. Taylor is a lover of books, writing, dogs,...

Julia Stroud

Julia is a senior and is active in many clubs such as Student Council, Student Leadership Council, Interact Club, Rocket Club, and FCA. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and Netflix. Her favorite...

Lydia Nelson

Lydia is a nerd who loves hiking, photography, writing, reading, sketching, and anything that has to do with food (except seafood. That stuff is gross). She loves any and all animals except for jellyfish and wants to be a photographer...

Ms. Donohue

CHS English/HS Publications Teacher

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