Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

Cardinal TV - Cardinal Columns - Yearbook

We Are Cardinals

2023-2024 Staff

Matthew Smith
Adviser

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith advises the Cardinal Columns, Cardinal TV and the Cardinal yearbook at Fond du Lac High School, where he has taught English and journalism since 2010. Prior to that, he taught English in Maryland for five years. Bef...

Anna Frankow
Executive Producer

Anna Frankow

Anna Frankow is in her senior year at Fond du Lac high school. She is in broadcast 2 as an Executive Producer. After graduation she is attending UW La Crosse in the fall.

Morgan Cox
News Director

Morgan Cox

Morgan Cox is currently a Junior at Fondy High. She was born in raised in Fond du Lac. She is in Broadcast 2 as the News Director. Morgan takes part in Cardinal singers, along with Musical Theater. Besides that, she also enjoys...

Yanelly Lee
Sports Director

Yanelly Lee

Yanelly Lee is currently in 11th grade. She's in Broadcast 2 and is the Sports Director. Everyone knows her by "Nelly!". She enjoys going on car rides while listening to music. She goes on little adventures and explore around...

Cavanaugh Hyland
Social Media Manager

Cavanaugh Hyland

Cavanaugh is a junior. This is his second year in broadcast journalism. He enjoys playing the tenor sax and weightlifting in his free time. After High School, he hopes to pursue becoming a real estate agent.

Evie McElroy
Producer

Evie McElroy

Evie is a Junior at Fond Du Lac high school. She moved to Wisconsin the summer after her freshman year. Evie is in her second year of broadcasting. She enjoys lifting and playing softball. After high school, Evie plans to attend...

Breanna Ferraro
Producer

Breanna Ferraro

Breanna is a senior at Fond du Lac High School. She is a part of Cardinal Television for the second year. She was raised in Fond du Lac all of her life. After she graduates, Her future goal is to major in marketing or commu...

Takoda Fry
Producer

Takoda Fry

Takoda fry is a junior at fond du lac high school.  He is a producer for Cardinal Television and this is his second year taking CTV. He loves hunting and being in the wild, he also loves fishing and hanging out with friends and...

Kristin Klapperich
Producer

Kristin Klapperich

Kristin is a senior in school. She is in Broadcast Journalism 2. She enjoys editing and has been experimenting with Adobe After Effects. In her free time, Kristin likes to crochet and do theatre.

Ashtin Ledden
Producer

Ashtin Ledden

Ashtin Ledden is currently a senior in Fond du Lac high school in his second year of broadcasting. He's lived in Fond du Lac for all of his life, and intends on going to the Milwaukee School of Engineering for software engineering....

Thang Lian
Producer

Thang Lian

He is a Senior at Fondy High. He plans on going to college to get his money up. He can cook 1 minute rice in 57 seconds

Samuel Perez Jr
Producer

Samuel Perez Jr

Sam is the greatest senior. Sam is good at journalism. Some might say Sam is the best at journalism. "Sam is the best" - Franklin

Preston Berryman
Producer

Preston Berryman

Preston Berryman is a senior at Fond du Lac High School and will graduate this spring. After high school, he plans on going to college for graphic design. He enjoys playing and watching football, his favorite teams are the Packers...

Makenzie Cruse
producer

Makenzie Cruse

Makenzie (Kenzie) Cruse is a junior at Fond Du Lac high school, however, she is originally from Milwaukee Wisconsin. She enjoys band and taking pictures. Kenzie is in yearbook and is apart of cardinal community members (CCM)....

Anjulette Fieber
Reporter

Anjulette Fieber

Anjulette Fieber is a senior. She loves being in any type of theater related activity. She is currently working on directing a play this year called Dracula. Her plans after high school is going to college to either become an...

Kiana Thompson
Reporter

Kiana Thompson

Kiana Thompson is a senior at FHS. She enjoys playing violin in her quartet, in the pit orchestra, and for residents at Woodlands Senior Park, as well as playing bass in jazz band and marching band. She also loves listening to...

Annika Kreis
Reporter

Annika Kreis

Annika Kreis is a sophomore at Fond Du Lac High School. She enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with friends. In the future she hopes to become a psychiatrist.  

Zach Engels
Reporter

Zach Engels

Zach Engels is a sophomore, but new to CTV. He enjoys running and hanging out with his friends. You can also catch him playing percussion, biking, and listening to music in his free time.

Cooper Gilgenbach
Reporter

Cooper Gilgenbach

Cooper is currently pursuing his junior year at Fond du Lac High School, which is also where he was born and raised. In his free time, he can often be found listening to music, or catching up with his friends who he views as his...

Rachel Sum
Reporter

Rachel Sum

Rachel Sum is a Junior at Fond du Lac High School. Her hobbies are dancing and singing. Rachel plans to go to College and earn a bachelor's degree in both Fine Arts of Dance and Vocal Performance. She enjoys eating with her family...

Dillon J. Burnett
Reporter

Dillon J. Burnett

Dillon Burnett, A Senior at Fond Du Lac High School, has been doing amateur photography and videography for most of his high school carrier. He wants to go into videography as a dream job, and plans on going to college in one...

Elijah David Brandt
Reporter

Elijah David Brandt

I am Elijah David Brandt, I am a senior, and I am very interested in guns and history especially the Eastern Roman Empire. I plan to join the Marines

Staff Writer

Nevaeh Adkins

Nevaeh Adkins is in 11th grade. This is her first year in journalism. She loves to draw, paint and watch movies. Her favorite movies are “Superbad” and “Step Brothers.” She loves to read, and her favorite book is “Hou...

Em Lemke
Staff Writer

Em Lemke

Emma Lemke, otherwise nicknamed “Em,” is in her senior year. She has written music and has created stories as a hobby since she was young. After she graduates, she hopes to go to college to work towards either an English ...

Kira Defatte
Staff Writer

Kira Defatte

Kira Defatte is a junior at Fond du Lac High School. She likes to spend a lot of her time outside, preferably walking around in the forest and jumping around in the creek just outside her childhood home in Campbellsport, Wisconsi...

Caleb Calliari
Staff Writer

Caleb Calliari

Caleb Calliari is a junior at Fondy High and a first-year journalist. He has lived in Fondy his entire life, and enjoys photography and hanging out with friends, as well as playing tennis and bowling. He aspires to move out of this ...

Alex Braford
Staff Writer

Alex Braford

Alex is a senior, and it’s her first year in a journalism class. She loves cats, and when free she likes to hang out with her friends. When she’s at home, she’s watching horror movies or reading.

Michael Bloomberg
Staff Writer

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg is a senior student at Fond du Lac High School. He has lived in Fond du Lac all his life and is undecided on life after high school. He works part-time at Walmart as a cart pusher and writes for print journalism...

Staff Writer

Celia Vazquez Venegas

Celia Vazquez Venegas is a junior at Fond Du Lac High School. She enjoys making art in her free time and has quite a following on social media. She enjoys spending time outside with her dogs, and when she’s feeling lazy she�...

Esther Sum
Staff Writer

Esther Sum

Esther Sum, who is a senior, is ready to finish high school. She was born in Illinois and stayed in four different states, making Wisconsin the most recent. She loves to do art, mostly sketching and digital art. Drawing helps ...

Katie Vang
Staff Writer

Katie Vang

Katie Vang is a sophomore at Fondy High, where she is also part of the climbing team and many other groups. She has been playing cello for six years and has been in about six orchestras throughout the state. She loves being in n...

Molly Fellenz
Staff Writer

Molly Fellenz

Molly is a junior, and it’s her first year as a journalist. Her favorite stories to cover are human interest stories that can inspire everyone in the community. When she’s not writing for the Cardinal Columns, she enjoys reading,...

Lily Keys
Staff Writer

Lily Keys

Lily Keys is a sophomore, and it’s her first year as a journalist. Lily loves to write and listen to music. When she’s not at school she is hanging out with her friends or binge-watching Netflix.

Lily Yang
Staff Writer

Lily Yang

Lily Yang is a junior at Fond du Lac High School who likes art. Lily was born in Minnesota and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. In her free time, Lily likes to draw, listen to music, write stories, and read. She was inspired by m...

Najely Cortès
Staff Writer

Najely Cortès

Najely Cortes is a Junior here at Fondy, and it’s her first year as a writer for print journalism. She likes to draw, play volleyball, and go to quinceaneras on occasion if possible. She plans to go to college for graphic de...

Mya Leisering
Staff Writer

Mya Leisering

Mya Leisering is a senior, and it's her first year as a journalist. She won Grand Champion twice with her alpaca Smores in the summer of 2022. When she is not at school she is working at Festival Foods or working with Smores....

Destiny Coleman
Staff Writer

Destiny Coleman

Destiny Coleman is a senior at Fondy High and enjoys playing guitar in her spare time along with playing video games, and drawing. She plans on going to college to get her Master's degree in Criminal Justice. She has lived in...

Addy Benzinger
Staff Writer

Addy Benzinger

Addy Benzinger is a junior at Fond du Lac High School. This is her first year taking journalism, and she is excited to see how it might spark her interest. She enjoys doing track and basketball as well as hanging out with fri...