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The Orbit

2020-2021 Staff

Alexis Dorsett
Newspaper Editor

Alexis Dorsett

  Alexis Dorsett is a North Polk junior Newspaper Editor. She enjoys writing stories about current events and focusing on distributing quality and accurate facts to The Orbit.  “I like writing articles about w...

Olivia Moody
Newspaper Editor

Olivia Moody

Sophomore Olivia Moody is a Newspaper Editor for The Orbit. Currently, she is mainly working on writing important stories about her school, “Writing is my favorite part… I really like writing, writing is my strong suit for...

Sophie Hoffmeier
Newspaper Editor

Sophie Hoffmeier

Sophie Hoffmeier of Polk City is a senior at North Polk and has been in Journalism since January 2020, alongside Aden Burdine and Maggie Baumgardner. She initially joined the program just for fun, but became very involved wi...

JP student writer

Heidi Schoenberg

Junior Heidi Schoenberg is a first-year journalism student but has high hopes for the program. She is excited to be a part of the foundations of The Orbit Newspaper. Schoenberg joined the journalism program to write interesting st...

JP student writer

Alex Hauger

    Senior Alex Hauger joins journalism to help with the first online newspaper at North Polk. Hauger, a student at North Polk since optional kindergarten, has many memories from his years at North Polk. A...

Isabelle Friedman
JP student writer

Isabelle Friedman

Junior Isabelle Friedman is a Journalism Production student for her first year. Her favorite part of Journalism is writing news articles and interviewing people. She is taking Journalism Productions in order to be able to take New...

Ben Perschall
JP student writer

Ben Perschall

Ben Perschall is a senior at North Polk, and took Journalism Productions during the 2020-2021 school year. Perschall is heavily involved in the Fine Arts, participating in marching band, jazz band, and symphonic band, as well as ...

Olivia Cooper
JP student writer

Olivia Cooper

Olivia Cooper is a JP student writer for The Orbit. She is also on the student council, runs for cross country, plays soccer, and is on the yearbook staff. She is a senior like her triplet brother and sister.  Cooper ma...

Jillian Downs
Broadcast Editor

Jillian Downs

Jillian Downs of Slater, Iowa, is a junior at North Polk in the Broadcast branch of the Journalism Department. She loves collaborating and writing, as well as being a part of a team effort to create a finished product. She joined...

Matthew May
Broadcast Editor

Matthew May

Junior, Matt May, just wanted to get some journalism experience this year by taking journalism production class, “I needed a third hour class, and it seemed pretty interesting”. His favorite part of the class this year has...

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