The Tower

2020-2021 Staff

Sierra Weaver

Editor-in-Chief

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...

Hannah Connell

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Connell is a senior at John Adams High School and a reporter for the student-led newspaper, The Tower. As a South Bend native, she is excited to share authentic stories and perspectives from the community. She believes...

Vanshika Dixit

Co-Editor-in-Chief

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...

Samuel Villagra-Stanton

Movie Critic

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...

Anna Schrader

Reporter / Photographer

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...

Pike Temple

Reporter

Pike Temple is a sophomore at John Adams High School. In his freetime, Pike can be found listening to music, reading a book, or playing Madden. He is also an avid sports fan and baseball player for the John Adams Baseball Team....

Fernando Sanchez

Reporter

Fernando Sanchez is a 15 year old sophomore at John Adams. He may be young and inexperienced, but that is no barrier for his passion and commitment. Fernando has shown dedication to the John Adams swim team even with many hurdles...

Elizabeth Graff

Reporter

As a sophomore at Adams, Lizzie is excited to be a writer for The Tower. She decided to take on her sister, Ellie Graff’s, legacy at the Tower because she enjoys researching and writing about current events, ranging from politics...

Oriane Dancler

Reporter

Oriane Dancler is a sophomore at John Adams Highschool. She enjoys journalism and researching new things. Oriane is a cheerleader at Adams and also in Valparaiso for competitive cheer. She is also in the Roher Club, which allows...

Charlie Barron

Reporter

If Charlie Barron could pick one word to describe himself, it would be “naturally gifted.” Humble fifteen year old, Charlie Barron, has been rocking around the Midwest for the past ten years. Before that, he made shelter in...

Nika Anderson

Reporter

Nika Anderson is a junior at John Adams High School and is elated to be a staff member for The Tower for the first time this year. She has contributed to the school's literary magazine, The Talon and their bake sales along with...

Naomi Presler

Reporter

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...

Audrey Engel

Reporter

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

Reporter

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

Reporter

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...

Brigid Reilly

Reporter

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...

Maxwell Sekendy

Max Sekendy is a sophomore who transferred from Riley. Max transferred in the middle of last year and was only able to attend Adams for a month before the switch to e-learning. He transferred because he thought he would be able...

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