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2023-2024 Staff

Ricardo Toledo
Staff Writer

Ricardo Toledo

I believe in God, because he sent his only son to sacrifice his life for us. He sent his only son to walk countries, kingdoms, cities, towns, person to person so that we don’t have to live in eternal pain and eternal suffering....

Kai Kessell
Staff Writer

Kai Kessell

                                                                                           This is Kai Kessell, an avid reader and overall sports enthusiast. In his youth he cared deeply about sports and would read biographies about his favorite players.  Now he takes an interest in ...

Justin Long
Staff Writer

Justin Long

Justin grew up in a 4-person household: him, his older brother Nathan, his mom and dad (Tony and Tammy). He grew up fishing, snowboarding, mountain biking and doing other outdoor activities. He lives in the present. His favorite...

Andrew Mumford
Staff Writer

Andrew Mumford

This is Andrew, he is a sophomore and wants to be an author. He loves nature and writes all the time. He loves to hang out with friends and family. He is trying to write a book right now but it's still in development. Andrew hopes Jour...

Anthony Ben Gieck
Staff Writer

Anthony “Ben” Gieck

"Do you think even the worst person can change? And that everyone can be a good person if they just try." -Toby Fox     Hello, I am Anthony Gieck or Ben. I am a 15-year-old kid in high school. I am planning...

Phoebe Johnson
Staff writer

Phoebe Johnson

“The earth has music for those who will listen”  -William Shakespeare    Phoebe Johnson is sixteen years old and a junior at Palmer High School. She was born on February 22nd, 2007, in Stillwater, Minnesota. She moved to Colorado when she was fi...

Jazlynn Moreno
Public Relations Editor

Jazlynn Moreno

Jalynn Moreno is sixteen years old and she is a junior in High School. This is her third year on the Lever. She was born on May 25 2007, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She also likes cars, and she participates in car shows with her ...

Cami Wolkow
Public Relations Editor

Cami Wolkow

“Drums are cool” ~Cami Wolkow      This is Cami, she is a sophomore here at Palmer High School.   She is the president of the PHS Lever student organization. This is her second year in the Lever. Born a...

April Jocelyn Jaime-Meza
Staff writer

April Jocelyn Jaime-Meza

April is a junior at William J Palmer High School. She’s 16 years old. Her birthday is January 4th. She’s a very nice, patient, outgoing person. April is very easy to become friends with. She has a very mature mindset for ...

Michelle Kappelmann
Staff Writer

Michelle Kappelmann

Michelle was a web leader at Galileo middle school. This is her first year at Palmer. She is a freshman. She really likes to do makeup and is very good at it. “You do not find the happy life you make it” - Camilla Eyring Kimbal...

Captain Neal Van Meter
Staff writer

Captain Neal Van Meter

 For now, life has been going great. No problems that I know of. I been playing video games again and it has been an awesome feeling.  To me life is strange and keeps getting stranger. I also say this world is a tab bit bor...

Zickry Gutierrez
Staff Writer

Zickry Gutierrez

Zickry grew up with two brothers and one sister. She is the oldest girl. Zickry was born in Colorado Springs. She loves listening to Lana Del Rey.  She speaks Spanish and English. She was a cheerleader her sophomore and junior...

Auhndre Salinas
Staff Writer

Auhndre Salinas

“Do it one day, or do it day one." Auhndre Salinas is a first-year student as of 2023, graduating with the class of 2027, and a member of the William J. Palmer High School football team. Playing football was his dream since...

Ian Schriener
Editor, Lever Monthly

Ian Schriener

"We're not just our failures. As much as they hurt, we learn from them. Then we go out there and do our best to make up for them, even though we never will." - Spider-Man Ian Schriener was born and raised in Colorado. He’s...

Stella Reeves
Staff Writer

Stella Reeves

Stella Reeves is sixteen years old and a senior in high school. She was born on September 16, 2006, in Waco, Texas. When she was three years old, she moved to St Louis Missouri, which is still her favorite city. Now she lives...

Walker Asp
Staff Writer

Walker Asp

~Walker Asp   Walker Asp was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the date of June 11, 2005. First grade was when Walker discovered basketball, and immediately fell in love with the game. His dad was a high level NCA...

Kiley Long
Editor of the Lever Quarterly

Kiley Long

When Kiley was kid, she was very interested in things happening around her (as in she was very nosy). She often found herself in many situations where she would have to pick a side. In high school, it is still the same; nothing...

Eric Siemens
Staff Writer

Eric Siemens

Hello! This is Eric, and he is a junior at Palmer High School This is his third year attending Palmer, and journalism is always something that has caught his eye. He loves reading books and articles by other artists. He attended...

Lena Isherwood
Staff Writer

Lena Isherwood

Lena Isherwood Lena Isherwood is 15 years old. Lena is a sophomore in high school. When Lena was in 3rd-5th grade, she joined a running program called Girls on the Run and chose to continue with track in 6th grade. Lena ha...

Susan Fletcher
Adviser

Susan Fletcher

Susan Fletcher was born in Grand Junction, Colorado a long time ago. She grew up in Colorado Springs, and she attended Mann Middle School (Horace Mann Junior High) before graduating from Palmer High School. For college, she attended...