The Tower

2019-2020 Staff

Cierra Owens

Sophomore Cierra Owens is a reporter for The Tower this year, her first year on the staff. She is excited to write about a variety of topics and cannot wait to become a frequent contributor. An active member of both the Adams...

Anna Schrader

Anna Schrader, a senior at John Adams, will be contributing her writing, art, and photography to The Tower for her third year in a row. After parting ways with her previous interest in athletics, she has been able to devote herself...

Seth Kirkpatrick

Seth Kirkpatrick, a 17-year old senior at John Adams High School, is the Media Director of The Tower. He is involved in many extracurriculars, such as being a lawyer for Mock Trial, and playing the alto saxophone for Marching...

Vanshika Dixit

Vanshika Dixit is a senior in the full IB program and is in her 3rd year with the Tower team. Originally born in New Delhi, she moved to the United States when she was only 3 years old. When she isn't reminiscing her golden da...

Jonathon Zapf

Jonathon Zapf is a Senior at John Adams who transferred from Trinity School at Greenlawn at the beginning of his junior year in 2018 just for fun. Of course he made the change for more logical and personal reasons, but he’s al...

Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson is super excited to begin his year in newspaper. As a senior, Zach has pondered the idea of a career in journalism, or fictional writing, so he is ready to try out some aspects of the craft. As a lover of entertainm...

Loren Arzadon

Loren Arzadon is a sophomore here at John Adams and this is her first year writing as a reporter for The Tower.  Loren is hardworking and artistic, and she also has a passion for human rights. She loves getting to know others and hearing what...

Veda Baker

Veda Baker is junior at John Adams High School, new to Newspaper this year. Bright and confident, Veda is a hardworking and motivated girl. With her generous personality, she radiates positivity and kindness everywhere she goe...

Hannah Mills

Hannah Mills is a senior at John Adams and writes for The Tower. She started just last year in the second semester. Hannah enjoys to write opinion pieces for The Tower. Hannah’s favorite opinion piece that she has written is t...

Claire Stowe

Claire Stowe, an Adams senior, is Editor-in-Chief of The Tower, her second year with the position. She has covered a variety of topics as a reporter, including two school walkouts, a Trump rally in Elkhart, Ind., and the national i...

Naomi Presler

Naomi Presler is a 16 year old junior at John Adams High School and a reporter for The Tower. She is full of energy and very excited to continue her contribution and participation to the newspaper. She joined the newspaper last...

Sierra Weaver

Sierra Weaver, a senior at John Adams, is the Editor-in-Chief of The Tower. She has been a part of The Tower since she was a freshman, and looks forward to continuing her involvement and taking on her new role as Editor. During...

Ryan Downey

Ryan Downey has done much in his time at Adams. Currently, the senior is a part of the John Adams football team, wrestling, orchestra, mock trial, National Honors Society and newspaper. While he spends a lot of his time partic...

Noah Gring

Noah Gring was born September 9, 2001 in South Bend, Indiana. He has six siblings comprised of three brothers and three sisters. He attended Saint Matthew Cathedral School from kindergarten to eighth grade. Noah was brilliant at ba...

Mag Blanchard

Mag Blanchard is a senior at John Adams High School, and is spending her year writing for The Tower for the first time. She has been wanting to get into media for a while, and saw working with the John Adams Tower as the perfect...

Audrey Engel

Audrey Engel is in her Junior year here, at Adams. This is her first year being part of The Tower, although she has written for the paper before. She went to LaSalle for middle school, and started at Adams at the beginning of he...

Isabella Ernsberger

Isabella Ernsberger is a Senior at John Adams. She mostly contributes to the Editorial section of The Tower. Isabella is in her first year of Yearbook at Adams, as well. She is the founder of Passion Project, which is an Adams...

Grace Hartman

Hailing from LaSalle Academy, social activist Grace Hartman is a 15-year-old sophomore and prides herself on being unique in all aspects possible. As a well-versed musician and a productive journalist, her main emphasis lies on the i...

Mimi Panzica

Mimi Panzica is a current senior at John Adams High School and is in her first year at The Tower. Born and raised in South Bend, Mimi has taken an interest in the arts. She is a triple threat--singer, dancer, and actress. Involved...

Samuel Villagra-Stanton

Samuel Villagra-Stanton can never be president because he was born in Linares, Chile.  Sam has a lot of interests, such as film, Star Wars, and drawing. Film is his main hobby, as he dedicates a lot of his free time doing (f...

Ellie Graff

Ellie Graff is a senior, now in her 2nd year of being a part of the newspaper. She writes articles on fashion along with other pieces on life in South Bend and at John Adams. She is also involved with the IB Program, Mock Trial...

Brigid Reilly

Brigid is a kind hearted girl who is very down to earth. She is sixteen and a junior at John Adams High school. She’s involved in the John Adams show choir. She has a history of ballet since she was three. She is involved in m...

Anna Tarner

Anna Tarner is a senior at John Adams and has been involved in The Tower for over a year. She decided on joining the school newspaper since writing is one of her interests and she finds freedom in writing about ideas that come to...

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