2015-2016 Staff

Julia Colello

Julia is a Senior and was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Julia is an editor for the Herald on the Hill, and is a part of the LEAD Communications committee at JPII. In her free time she enjoys figure skating, Netflixing, and pairs skating. ...

LaraBeth Case

Lara Elizabeth (LB) Case, a senior, was born in Pleasant View, Tennessee, and has three sisters and three dogs. She says her sisters are her best friends because they can’t run away, unlike her dogs. LB’s hobbies include...

Katy Beth Boyers

Katy Beth Boyers is a junior who enjoys being with her friends and doing what she loves. She loves being a journalist and writing stories. She plays golf and tennis for JPII and participates in the JPII theatre productions....

Holden Carter

Holden Carter was born in Nashville on December 13, 1998, and has lived here all of his life. He is a senior and a graduate of St. Henry’s School in Davidson County. He wants to become a journalist and enjoys writing about...

Oliver Antone

Oliver Antone is the Vice President entering his second year for the Herald. Oliver has produced multiple articles and videos for the Herald including “March Fourth,” sports promotional videos, the short series “The Hill,”...

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is a senior at JPII. She enjoys sleeping, eating, shopping, and all things pink. She is also a singer and recently began recording a CD with her sister Taylor Smith, an alumni JPII. If her phone dies (which it doe...

Kodong Ajak

Kodong Ajak is a junior at Pope John Paul II High School. She, along with her four brothers, is originally from Africa, but she came to America at the age of two. Her hobbies include cooking, shopping, traveling, and han...

Grace Adcox

Grace Adcox, first year member of the Newspaper and Digital Media class for the Herald on the Hill, brings to this staff an affinity for writing with special focus on satirical pieces and current events. Throughout her senior year...

Elise Hackett

Raised in Nashville as a Catholic, senior Elise Hackett’s faith is an important part of her life. Inside of school, Elise enjoys being part of Chamber Chorus, Model United Nations, the Veritas Council, and other clubs. As on...

Kathryn McCracken

Kat McCracken is a journalist and an editor for The Herald on the Hill. She is currently a senior and is counting down the days until graduation. She spends her downtime sleeping, being with friends and family, and listening...

Grant Gonzalez

Born Grant Ross Gonzalez in Hendersonville, TN, Grant has conquered many feats, including but not limited to completing AP Statistics and drinking 12 cups of coffee in four hours without dying. Throughout his youth, he has spent...

Devpaul Chani

Devpaul Chani, a senior at Pope John Paul II High School, is on the newspaper journalism staff for the Herald on the Hill for his first year. Throughout his time at JPII, his active involvement in the tennis team during his...

Ryan Hatten

Ryan Hatten is a current senior at JPII and resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee. In his spare time, Ryan plays basketball and baseball and enjoys outdoor activities. Ryan can be found roaming around the halls of JPII above...

Dalton Heath

Dalton Heath is a current senior at JPII. He was born and raised in Tennessee. For fun, Dalton likes to hunt, fish, play baseball, and hang out with friends. Dalton enjoys the military, girls, sports, and money. You can...

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen is a senior at Pope John Paul II High School and is a first year member of the staff for the Herald on the Hill. While Kevin's extracurricular activities lie outside of school, he actively helps his community through...

Julie Underhill

Julie Underhill, now a senior at JPII, is a new addition to the journalism team. With an ear for music and an eye for a good read, she has all the tools for a great conversation. Julie is a member of the Knightingales A Cappella...

Greta Little

Greta Little is a studious, talented, and dedicated junior at JPII. She loves spending time with her friends and family, all while juggling school and extracurriculars. Greta is an active member of the school’s elite Chamber...

Luke Mainello

Luke Mainello is a junior and has been living in Tennessee his whole life. When not doing his homework, Luke likes to go rock climbing and is the founder of the JPII Rock Climbing Club, which had a glorious two meetings. You...

Kira Niu

My real name is Kexin Niu (Kira Niu), and I am 16 years old. I was born in Beijing, China, and this is my second year as a student and journalist at JPII. I have to say, I had an extremely hard time adjusting last year, but everything...

Jordan Smith

Jordan Smith is a junior at JPII, and she enjoys sleeping, eating, boating, shopping, and all things pink. She is a member of the basketball cheer team as of this year. She is also a singer and recently began recording a CD...