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2014-2015 Staff

Mr. Rogers

Mr. Gary Rogers has been advising the staff of The Purple Quill since he joined the Elder faculty in the winter of 2011. In the summer of 2012, he attended a Journalism "bootcamp" at the Reynolds Institute in Reno, Nevada. While th...

Nikola Rackers ’15

This is my second year writing for The Purple Quill. As a junior, I was the News Editor and I am currently Co-Editor of the print edition of the Quill. I especially enjoy writing about news and current events. In addition to writi...

Rob Ellerhorst ’15

My name is Rob Ellerhorst and I am part of Elder High School's Class of 2015. This year I am one of the co-editors for The Purple Quill after spending last year as a staff writer. I love sports, music, and hanging out with my ...

Alex Harrison ’15

I am senior Alex Harrison and I am the Online Co-Editor in my first year on The Purple Quill.  Besides the Quill, I am the Glee Club President, Cappie Critic, Statzhub Reporter, Pep Rally Writer, Student Ambassador, and, Phi...

Charlie Sehlhorst ’15

Hey, my name is Charlie Sehlhorst and I'm going into my Senior year at Elder High School. This will be my second semester on the Purple Quill staff and this year I am lucky enough to be a Co-Editor for one of the oldest newspapers...

Joey Morand ’15

My Name is Joey Morand, and I am the News Editor for the Quill. It is my first year with the Quill, but I expect big things from myself. Lax Bro Panther Bleeds Purple Altiora  ...

Dylan Janszen ’15

I'm Dylan, but you have to call me Dragon.

Ethan Duwell ’15

My name is Ethan Duwell.  I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo T-Shirt because it says I want to be formal, but I'm here to party or I like to think of Jesus like with giant eagles wings, and singin' lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd...

Alex Rolfes ’15

Hey, my name is Alexander Rolfes. I am a first year writer and editor for The Purple Quill, in charge of the Arts and Entertainment stories in the print version. I am a three year vet of the Elder academic team, and a member o...

Joe Weiner ’16

You can take the man out of Elder but you can't take Elder out of the man.

Jacob Geiser ’16

My name is Jacob Geiser and I am the Sports Editor for this year's edition of The Purple Quill. I run Cross Country and Track. I love to watch anything dealing with sports but my favorite teams are the Bearcats, Bengals, & Re...

Joey Dowd ’16

I run track and I really like watching sports. I also like long walks on the beach.

Billy Browning ’15

Hi, my name is Billy and I am a fourth year freshman. I have inside jokes with people I've never met, and I once beat my reflection in a staring contest.

Sam Hauer ’15

I am senior Sam Hauer.  I usually bowl overhand, baseball is my passion. My business card says, "I'll call you." And my pillow is always cool on BOTH sides.

Rocco Salamone ’16

Hello, I am Rocco. I love hearing new news of any kind. That is why I am the online news editor of The Purple Quill. I like to watch sports and listen to music, but no country is allowed in my car.

Joe Kraft ’16

Just a kid and his dream to write for The Purple Quill.

Tim Hamberg ’16

I like sports and I play baseball for Elder

Donovan Hester ’16

On special occasions they might call me Vontaze. Sports, Eric Church, and Bruce Springsteen fanatic. Firm believer in if you let your heart open love will always find its way in.

Nino Salamone ’17

Hey, my name is Nino Salamone and I am currently a sophomore at Elder High School. I am a Staff Writer on this year's edition of The Purple Quill. When I am not at school or wrestling practice, I am probably somewhere watching...

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