The Southerner

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2020-2021 Staff

Isabelle “Belle” Harper


Belle is a Senior in her fourth year as a member of "The Southerner" staff. Along with being Editor-in-Chief of the school paper, she is involved in Beta club, Student Council, Sunshine Society, Peers Project, Spanish Club, fi...

Jenna Stallsmith

Managing Editor

Jenna is a senior at Gibson Southern. This is her third year on "The Southerner" staff. Her hobbies include photoshopping during class and going to Chick-fil-a. She is the recording secretary of the Student Council, as well as...

Daniel “Danny” Hirsch

Sports Editor

Danny is a senior in his third year as a member of "The Southerner" staff. He is involved in Beta club, Future Farmers of America and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He plays soccer, basketball and golf for the Titans. He wan...

Sydney Long

Photography Editor

Sydney Long is a sophomore photographer for "The Southerner.” Sydney spends the majority of her time playing softball and basketball. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. Sydney is a member of Student Council,...

Payton Henn

Copy Editor

Payton Henn is a junior, and this is her second year as a reporter on "The Southerner" staff but her first year as the copy editor. When she's not too busy writing phenomenal articles for “The Southerner,” Payton can be fo...

Rachel Pohl


Rachel Pohl is a sophomore at Gibson Southern High School. This is her first year as part of “The Southerner.” Rachel is a part of the Student Council and Sunshine Society. She enjoys playing soccer, running track and high ...

Maddie Kautzman


Maddie Kautzman is a sophomore serving her first year on “The Southerner” staff. She is a member of the Lady Titans basketball team. This year she is an officer for the Sunshine Society and serves as the Corresponding Sec...

EmmaLee Higgs


EmmaLee Higgs is a sophomore at Gibson Southern High School. This is her first year on “The Southerner” staff. EmmaLee enjoys playing softball and spending time with her best friends. She is part of Sunshine Society, and i...

Ava Weisheit


Ava Weisheit is a sophomore on “The Southerner” staff. She spends most of her time playing basketball and running track for the Titans. She enjoys sports and hanging out with her friends and family. She is also a member of...

Luke Appman


Luke Appman is a sophomore at Gibson Southern High School and starting his first year on “The Southerner”” staff. He plays soccer for Gibson Southern High School and travel soccer for Indiana Fire Juniors south. He enjoys watching European soccer and the NBA. ...

Camden Anslinger


Camden Anslinger is a sophomore at Gibson Southern High School. It is his first year of working on “The Southerner.” Camden is a talented soccer and lacrosse player. Other than sports, Camden participates in 4-H and welds....

Nick Shelton

Sports Reporter

Nick Shelton is a junior at Gibson Southern and this is his second year as a member of “The Southerner.” He is a sports reporter, a second year member of Beta Club and FFA and will be playing basketball for Gibson Southern ...

Eli Chandler

Sports Reporter

Eli Chandler is a junior and a second year sports reporter on "The Southerner" newspaper staff. Eli is also a member of both the Beta Club and Spanish Club. He is also part of the Titan baseball and basketball teams. In his fr...

James Hirsch

Sports Reporter

James Hirsch is a junior sports reporter on the newspaper staff. James is a member of the Titan football team. He enjoys hunting and fishing. James is the third of his siblings to attend Gibson Southern. James is a diligent w...

Hannah Long


Hannah Long is a senior serving her third year on "The Southerner" staff. This year she is a photographer who is helping her sister, Sydeny, transition into the role of Photography Editor. Hannah is involved in multiple school ...

Marissa Dewig

Photography Co-Editor

Senior Marissa Dewig has been a photographer for "The Southerner" since her freshman year. This year she is the co-photography. Other than participating in newspaper, she is involved in Student Council, Sunshine Society, Beta...

Dillon Daugherty


Sophomore Dillon Daugherty is the cartoonist for "The Southerner." When he’s not drawing, he’s probably watching "The Office" or "Parks and Rec." He wants to pursue a career in animation and bring his characters to life fo...

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