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Riley Thompson

Riley Thompson, Print Editor in Chief

Riley Thompson is a senior at Harrisonburg High School, the Print Editor in Chief and oversees advertising. This is her fourth year on staff and she is very excited to play a larger role with the newspaper this year. Riley is a varsity sideline cheerleader and is also a member of the Governor's STEM academy, National Honor Society and the Quill and Scroll Advisory Board. Riley spends most of her time outside of school with friends or her twin sister Kasey, working out, or with her dog, Indi. When Riley is not with her friends, she is in her bed watching Netflix or working at her job at Martins. After high school, Riley plans on attending UVA and majoring in psychology.

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Seniors Riley Thompson, Kasey Thompson, Jolie Sallah and Silas Spears pose for a picture on a trip to San Francisco for a journalism convention.

Newsstreak Senior Farewells

I joined Newsstreak my freshman year after attending JCamp the summer before ninth grade. JCamp sparked an interest in me for photojournalism and story writing. I thought I loved photography and imagined...

Whats all the beef about?

What’s all the beef about?

Dr. Hensley speaks to impact of physical violence between students on administration, student body, learning environment Dr. Melissa Hensley has been a school administrator for 18 years and a principal...

Sophomores Clare Kirwan, Soraya Kaussler, Lucy Ludwig, freshman Shirin Kaussler and senior Emma Swartz work the lunch table to inform students of the events happening in Iran.

WiSTEM leaders Kaussler, Kirwan, Ludwig organize week of Women, Life, Freedom

Clare Kirwan and Riley Thompson January 12, 2023

“Because this is a women's rights movement, it only feels fitting for women to stand up and support each other.” The WiSTEM chapter held a week of ‘Women. Life. Freedom.’ Dec. 5-9 to spread...

Sophomore Isabella Baker runs down the tunnel of football players and cheerleaders to play in the tournament. Unified basketball played against Turner Ashby, Spotswood and East Rockingham high schools Oct. 20.

Unified basketball closes divide between special education program, basketball team

Riley Thompson, Print Editor in Chief November 11, 2022

It's that time of year again when the basketball court represents unity. HHS has had a unified basketball team for about five years now. Special education teachers Allie Wells and Haylee Watson are the...

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