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The Herald

  • On Tuesday Nov.21 at 6 in the HHS Auditorium there will be an Upward Bound info session for students and parents!

  • The Green Team environmental club is seeking new members! Meetings Thursdays after school Rm.302

  • Boys XC took 2nd place at the WMass Championships this past Saturday and go on to States! Congratulations!

  • Chess club seeking new members! Meetings Mondays after school Rm.318

  • Business club formal shop open Tuesdays after school in 2nd floor hallway!

2017-2018 Staff

Joe Courchesne

Faculty Adviser

Mr. Courchesne is in his fifth year as Herald faculty adviser and his sixth year as an English teacher at Holyoke High School. He has enjoyed watching both The Herald grow as a publication and his students...

David Langlois

Faculty Adviser

Isabella Courchesne

Editor-in-Chief

Isabella Courchesne is in her senior year at Holyoke High School, and is honored to be one of this year’s co Editors-In-Chief of the Holyoke Herald, with Emily McGuinness. Isabella, along with being...

Emily McGuinness

Editor-in-Chief

Emily McGuinness is a senior at Holyoke High and is excited to be taking on her 3rd year as a Herald staffer in her new position of Co-Editor-in-Chief. She looks forward to all of the memories she will...

Siobhan Brennan

Managing Editor / Calendar Manager

Siobhan Brennan is a senior at Holyoke High and this is her third year as part of The Herald. This year Siobhan is taking over as one of the Managing Editors and is excited to do so! In addition to t...

Marty Keane

Managing Editor / Sports Editor

What is there left in the Herald that Marty Keane hasn't accomplished? Last year he took home class MVP as a junior at the annual Melva Awards, an unprecedented feat. Now in his senior year, Keane is a...

Megan McGuinness

Managing Editor / Breaking News

Megan McGuinness is currently a junior at Holyoke High School and is very excited to be in her 2nd year of the Herald, while holding the title of managing editor. She loves to write and is very grateful...

Julissa Roldan

Staff Reporter

Julissa Roldan is a senior staff reporter for the Holyoke High Herald. She is also part of the Yearbook Staff, a student council member on the student government, Vice President of the Chess Club and part...

Feroze Sibdhanny

Staff Reporter

Feroze Johnny Sibdhanny is a senior at Holyoke High and it is his third and final year as a Herald member. Feroze is an honor student that has been enrolled in the Holyoke school district for 14 years....

Katie Keane

Public Relations

Katie Keane is a senior at Holyoke High School. This is her 3rd year as a member of the Herald staff. Katie has been a staff reporter the past two years for the Herald, but this year has taken on the ...

Owen Lavelle

Staff Reporter

Owen J. Lavelle is a senior at Holyoke High School this year, and this is his second year as a part of the Herald staff. He enjoys playing baseball, wrestling, snowboarding, and is a captain of the foo...

Kassidy Lawrence

Staff Reporter

This is Kassidy Lawrence's senior year at Holyoke High School. Before Holyoke High, she attended E. N. White elementary School. It is her second year as a member of the Herald and she is ready to repo...

Sadie Pecia

Staff Reporter

Sadie Pecia is a junior at Holyoke High School. This will be her second year as a member of the Herald staff and is excited to see what this year will bring. She is involved in indoor track, softball,...

Brendan Leahy

Staff Photographer

Brendan Leahy is a junior at Holyoke High Achool, this is Brendan's second year in The Herald and he plans on taking it next year. His body of work includes be the Hoop Hall photo gallery, driving karaok...

Tessa Moriarty

Staff Photographer

HELLO! Tessa has been part of whatever since...last year? Yeah okay that's good. Let me think. Okay, Tessa's a staff. Profile. Tessa's a staff photographer that has taken many wonder pho-toes. Which have...

Lauren Ryan

Staff Reporter

Lauren Ryan is a Junior and Holyoke High, she is starting her second year of being a herald staffer and can't wait for the year to come. She has played on varsity soccer all three years of her high s...

Finn Lubold

Staff Member

Finn Alexander Lubold is a junior at Holyoke High and this is his first year as a member of the Herald. He has gone to school in Holyoke for 12 years. He graduated from Mater Dolorosa in 2015, and wil...

Liza Keane

Staff Photographer

Elizabeth Keane is currently a junior at Holyoke High school and this is her second year being a photographer for the Holyoke high herald.  Elizabeth is part of the field hockey, track and softball team....

Abner Aldarondo

Staff Member

Abner is a Senior at Holyoke High School, and this will be his first year as a staff member on the Herald. He plays on the varsity field hockey team and has participated in the track and field teams a...

Naomi Heredia

Staff Photographer

Naomi Heredia is a senior at Holyoke High School. This is her first year as a Herald Staff member. She will be the photographer this year. She is a part of Holyoke High's Madrigal Choir and Bell Choir....

Acadia Joniec

Staff Photographer

Acadia Joniec is a Holyoke high sophomore. She has been a high honors student for her entire academic career. This year is her first year with the Holyoke High Herald. She has been involved in indoor track,...

Ellie Westcott

Staff Member

Ellie Westcott is a senior this year at Holyoke High School. This is her first year being a member of The Herald. She’s super excited to be a new staff member and can’t wait to begin!! Besides The Her...

Matt Walsh

Staff Member

Matthew Walsh is in his senior year at Holyoke High School. He is excited for his first year as a part of The Herald staff team. Matt spent his first years at the school playing sports, such as soccer ...

Henry Burke

Staff Member

Henry Burke is a junior at Holyoke High School, and is a first year HHS Herald staff member. He enjoys playing football, and and rows for Holyoke Crew in the spring. A lifelong musician, he is an experienced...

Miranda McKenna

Staff Member

Miranda McKenna is a senior at Holyoke High School. This is her first year as a member of The Herald staff. She plays varsity softball, is part of the student government, is president of the business club...

Nolan Keane

Staff Member

Nolan is a senior at Holyoke High School, and this is his second year as a Herald staff member. He is the captain of the football and wrestling teams, and also does rowing. He is also proud member of the...

Bridget Healy

Staff Member

Bridget Healy is a junior at Holyoke High School, and it is her first year as a member of the Herald staff. Bridget plays field hockey, track and field, is the Class of 2019 Treasurer, and is the Vice...

Dante Angelini

Staff Member

Dante Angelini is a junior at Holyoke High School. This will be his first year as a member of The Herald staff. He plays tennis for Holyoke High in the spring, he enjoys watching football in the fall, h...

Maggie McAndrew

Staff Member

Maggie McAndrew is senior at Holyoke High school. She has attended Holyoke High for all 4 years And is looking forward to the opportunities that will come after graduation.Maggie has been part of the Herald...

Raymond Garcia

Staff Correspondent

Raymond Garcia is in his senior year at Holyoke High School. This would be his first year as a member of The Herald staff and he's excited to get started. He enjoys watching football and basketball games wi...

Ivonne Cruz

Staff Correspondent

Ivonne (pronounced e-vonn) Cruz is a Senior Varsity Volleyball player at Holyoke High. She brings leadership and positivity to the table. She's good at helping people with their writing, and is also a ve...

Alexis Maldonado

Staff Correspondent

Alexis Maldonado is a senior at Holyoke High School. He is part of Restorative Justice group and enjoys helping students out with issues. What makes Alex who he is today is his family, and his friends...

Aidan Kane

Staff Correspondent

Aidan Kane is a senior at Holyoke High school. He is the captain of the Holyoke rowing team and a center for the basketball team. He is known for always lending a helping hand when people need it and always...

Kylie Desmarais

Staff Correspondent

Kylie Desmarais is a senior at Holyoke high school and this is her first year being apart of the Herald staff. She enjoys having fun making videos but she also enjoys playing sports. Kylie has played softball...

Yailize Perez

Staff Correspondent

Yailize Perez, also known as Jada Foe, is a senior at Holyoke High school and this is her first year being a member of The Herald. She plays varsity basketball for the school and is an honor student. On...

Antonio Colon

Staff Correspondent

His name is Antonio Colon, but you can call him Tony. He's a senior and he's looking forward to graduating. He likes being a goon with his goons. He's excited to be part of the Herald staff and he hopes...

Michael Laramee

Staff Correspondent

Michael Laramee is a senior at Holyoke High. He's trying to finish his year by getting good grades and making the most of his senior year. Mike took video production last year and made plenty of good videos....

Gregory Gomez

Staff Correspondent

Gregory Gomez II is a senior, and his reign is coming to an end at Holyoke High School. After all the accomplishments and advanced placement classes, the Herald is another task that has been set in front...

Jan Carlos Rivera

Staff Correspondent

Jan Carlos is a senior here at Holyoke High and its his first year being part of the Herald and third year as a film maker/photographer. After graduating, he plans on carrying his video skills on to college....

Brianna Guay

Staff Correspondent

Brianna Guay is a Senior at Holyoke High school. If she's being honest, the only thing she truly cares about is getting to eat ice cream and being able to laugh. With that being said, she is excited to...

Marc A. Fernandez

Staff Correspondent

Marc A. Fernandez is a senior at Holyoke High School. It's his first year working with the Herald and he's very excited to be apart of this ride. Marc had some experience in video production, where he...

Giovanni Carrasquillo

Staff Correspondent

Giovanni Carrasquillo Jr is a senior student athlete at holyoke high. This will be his first year as a staff member of the Herald and he looks to have a great year. Giovanni is known around the school...

Agapita Ocasio

Staff Correspondent

Agapita Ocasio, a.k.a. Aggie, a.k.a. Skizzy is a senior at Holyoke High. In her free time she listens to music, plays with makeup, hangs with her buds and works a lot. Her goal in life is to take her...

Vianca Gonzalez

Staff Correspondent

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