2016-2017 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,”...

Christopher Alfieri

Christopher Alfieri is a filmmaker, video editor, and corporate photographer. Born in Tennessee, he has always had a taste for entertainment. He is a senior at Pope John Paul II, and enjoys making movies in his free time. He doe...

Ben Brooks

Ben Brooks is currently a senior at Pope John Paul II High School. His top interests are athletics. While he does pride himself in academics, he takes athletics to another level. All his life, he has been a huge fan of sports,...

Jake Fischer

Although senior Jake Fischer was born in raised in Nashville, Tennessee, a primarily rural area, he has always loved the city and spends most of his time there exploring all of the streets, sights, and smells that the compact pla...

Matthew Geist

Matthew Geist is a senior at JPII. This is his first year as a journalist for the Herald on the Hill. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and has been attending a catholic school his whole life. Matthew came from St. Pius X Classical...

Jackson Hagar

Jackson Hagar grew up all in Nashville, Tennessee in a family of five. This includes his two older brothers, Austin and Alex. His mother is a nurse at Vanderbilt Hospital and his father is an independent attorney, who pract...

Jack Merwin

Jack Merwin is a senior at JPII, and the manager / co-creator of the JPII affiliated original podcast “Kenny’s Korner”. Jack grew up right here in Tennessee, and has attended JPII since freshman year. His interest in writing...

Andy Nguyen

Andy is a current senior at JPII. He loves being outdoors, swimming, kayaking, and rock climbing. Andy plays golf on the weekends with his parents, and tennis year round. He's been playing tennis since he was eight years old. A...

Jack Palen

Jack Palen is a senior at JPII. He enjoys writing and watching people skateboard. During his free time, he surfs the web and works on his ‘06 Honda Civic. Jack is looking to attend college in the fall, a sort of further education...

Kayla Putman

Kayla Putman is a senior at JPII. She enjoys competing in swimming, eating food, and binge watching Netflix series. She is a member of the Knights swim team and dabbled in track her junior year. If you need to find her she can...

Cameron Scott

Cameron Scott is a senior at JPII. He likes to consider himself a pretty active person. He plays football, lacrosse and basketball. In his free time, he likes to hang with his friends, go to the movies, and play PokemonGo. He...

Nick Scott

Nick Scott's interests consist of football, lacrosse, and any other sports in general. He has been surrounded by sports his whole life, so Nick knows a pretty good amount about what is going on. He have 3 brothers Josh, Zach,...

Zach Scott

Zachary Scott, a new addition to The Herald on the Hill, participates in many extracurricular activities such as: Football, basketball, and lacrosse. Zachary is currently a senior at JPII, and is ecstatic about his new found hobby...

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...

Kat White

Kathleen “Kat” White is a current senior at JPII and is in her first year of Online Media and Journalism. Kat was born in Maryland and has moved eight times and has visited over 33 countries. When she is not at sports practice,...

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...

Mitchell Dorr

Mitchell Dorr, a senior at JPII, is beginning his second year as a journalist for The Herald on the Hill. A member of the JPII track and field team, Mitchell throws discus and shot put. Outside of school his favorite activities...

Jack Hall

Jack Hall is a writer for JPII's Herald On The Hill. Jack is a junior this year and is very excited to show his new ideas for the school newspaper. Jack really enjoys both writing and play instruments such as guitar and piano....

Cade Smith

Cade Smith, a junior at Pope John Paul II High School, is excited to start his first year working on the Herald of the Hill. He is a kinda iffy student, but you know his heart is in the right place. In his spare time, he enjoys...