2019-2020 Staff

Becca Pirkle


Becca enjoys reading made up stories, but she guarantees that all of her stories for Nexus are 100 percent true.

Jessie Bouterse


Jessie enjoys writing stories and also plays soccer and runs cross country.

Avery Allen


Avery Allen is apart of the Grady Cross Country team and The Grady Model UN team, as well as the Nexus Staff. Avery is very excited to be a part of this staff and he will be very dedicated to the publication. Avery loves writing...

Katie Dwyer


Katie Dwyer is a junior at Grady and is very excited to be working with Nexus for another wonderful year! She also to play lacrosse and is a witness on the Grady Mock Trial team. In her free time, Katie loves to play with her...

Samantha Huray


Samantha enjoys soccer and violin, and is especially interested in science-related topics. She loves writing and is excited to be on Nexus.

Evelyn Robertson


Evelyn enjoys playing the violin, ultimate frisbee and soccer in her free time. When she isn't doing any of those things, she spends her time writing and editing for Nexus magazine.

Lola Biddy


Lola Biddy is a member of both the cross country team and model UN. She enjoys being creative with her writing and her daily activities, and is excited to join the Nexus staff.

Ellie Winer

Comment/Review Editor

Ellie Winer is a junior who loves being an editor on Nexus She enjoys writing, music, and participates in Grady's mock trial team as well. She hopes to entertain and inform with her stories.

Keira Ely


Keira Ely is a sophomore and is so excited to write for Nexus this year. She graduates in the class of 2022 and can be found playing soccer.

Max Branch


Max Branch is an sophomore at Grady high school . When he's not working hard writing stories for Nexus, Max likes to have fun and make music.

Lauren Scaffidi


Lauren Scaffidi is a sophomore, and this is her first year writing at Nexus. Outside of Nexus, she is debating for the Grady Jesters in Lincoln Douglass debate, or participating in JROTC and french club. In her spare time she...

Tatum Dutton


Tatum is a sophomore that is graduating in the class of 2022. She plays softball and enjoys painting in her free time. She is super excited to be a part of Nexus this year.

Sophia Maxim


Sophia is a sophomore and a Layout Design/ Graphics Editor on the Southerner, occasionally writing for Nexus. Outside of writing, she spends her time taking photos, making art, and participating in the Debate team.

Avery Li


Avery Li is a sophomore who enjoys sleeping and snacking and looks forward to writing for Nexus. Along with those hobbies, she is passionate about playing Frisbee, listening to music, and doodling.

Francesca Ruhe


Francesca Ruhe is on the Grady Jesters policy debate team, Grady Pedestrian Safety Coalition, and Nexus.

Cole Parker


Cole Parker is a sophomore at Grady and this is his first year writing for Nexus. Additionally, Parker participates on the Grady Jesters Speech and Debate team, as well as the Grady Ultimate Frisbee team.

Sophie Ryan


Sophie is a sophomore this year.  She plays Ultimate Frisbee for Grady and is very excited to be a part of Nexus this year.

Callan Cucchi


Callan is a sophomore and is so excited to be a writer for Nexus this year. She graduates in the class of 2022 and plays soccer.

Ellie Spears


Ellie is excited to be a writer for Nexus. She graduates in the class of 2022. She enjoys running cross country.

Brynn Smith


Smith loves writing for both The Southerner and Nexus. She is excited to be on staff this year.

Addison Berreth


Addison is excited to be writing stories for Nexus this year. She also participates in HOSA club and dances 13 hours a week outside of school.

Maeve Malaney-Lau


Maeve is a member of the Grady Jesters, HOSA, swim team, and yearbook club. She loves journalism and is excited to write for Nexus!

Carys Van Atta


Carys enjoys playing Lacrosse, and competing on Grady Jesters.

Duncan Tanner

Sports Writer

Duncan Tanner is a sophomore and is working on the sports staff for his first year on the publication. Outside of school, Duncan debates for the Grady Jesters Public Forum Debate Team and plays defense for the varsity lacrosse...

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