Together At Last: Meet the 2020-2021 Eagle Eye Editors

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Todd Cammarata

Front row: News Editor MacKenzie Hyde, Editor in Chief Sarah Jackson, Assistant Photo Editor Ellie Oakes, Social Media Editor Katie Buck, Photo Editor Lucia Isenberg. Back row: Sports Editor Kelton Raabe, Assistant Sports Editor Dean Grassi, Business Manager Nick Lewis, Features Editor Mario Grugan

The 2020-2021 Eagle Eye Editors were named back in August, but the hybrid schedule kept them from meeting as a group for the first time until this week. But now that the A and B “teams” are back together, the editors are finally able to work together with the entire staff.

This is a good thing because the addition of live streaming sporting events on top of the coverage that they already do has made the Eagle Eye busier than ever this year.

It’s been tough to get stories and photos posted quickly with students working from home two or three days a week, but the editors and staff have already stepped up and are doing a great job so far. With the pandemic having such a big impact on students’ academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, the staff will have a lot to do this year”

— Eagle Eye Adviser Todd Cammarata

“The hybrid schedule made our coverage more difficult this year. It’s been tough to get stories and photos posted quickly with students working from home two or three days a week, but the editors and staff have already stepped up and are doing a great job so far,” said Eagle Eye adviser Todd Cammarata. “With the pandemic having such a big impact on students’ academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, the staff will have a lot to do this year.”

Each one of the 2020-2021 editors brings something unique to the Eagle Eye.

Senior Editor-in-Chief Sarah Jackson has been in Eagle Eye for three years. Last year Jackson was the Social Media Editor and hosted one of the first podcasts for the Eagle Eye.

“I’m excited to see what every staff member does for the Eagle Eye. We have a great group of staff writers and editors. Last year we had 33 stories published on Best of SNO and I hope we can get twice as many this year,” said Jackson.

Last year the Eagle Eye was named the best student news website in the state by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, and a SNO Distinguished Site for the seventh consecutive year. Cammarata is confident that the Eagle Eye will continue to be an award-winning publication again this year under Jackson.

“Sarah is a great leader and is very creative. She has done almost every job on the staff at one time or another from social media to podcasts to writing and even a little bit of photography, so she was the perfect choice to lead the Eagle Eye this year,” said Cammarata.

Senior Photo Editor Lucia Isenberg is a four-year member of the Eagle Eye staff and has been Photo Editor since her sophomore year. Isenberg has a great eye for photography and has been documenting Tyrone sports and events for four years. Isenberg has won statewide awards for her photography from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Isenberg is often accompanied by junior Assistant Photo Editor Ellie Oakes. Oakes has been involved in both Eagle Eye and yearbook. Her talent is shown through her candid shots during sporting events and other school activities. She is also a talented writer and will contribute to the staff in many ways this year.

The News Editor is sophomore Mackenzie Hyde. This is Hyde’s second year in Eagle Eye and her first as an editor. Hyde has had several stories published nationally on the Best of SNO network and is already well known for her excellent coverage of the Tyrone community.

I’m excited to see what every staff member does for the Eagle Eye. We have a great group of staff writers and editors. Last year we had 33 stories published on Best of SNO and I hope we can get twice as many this year”

— Editor-In-Chief Sarah Jackson

A Features Editor needs a little something extra. They need to have an eye for creativity and junior Mario Grugan offers that and more. Grugan will specialize in creative in-depth stories and weekly profiles of students and staff, as well as stories on alumni, staff, and the community. He will also be a frequent contributor to the Eagle Eye opinion section.

Tyrone is very supportive and invested in their high school sports teams, so the sports editor has a very important and demanding job on the Eagle Eye staff. Senior Sports Editor Kelton Raabe is not only a very important piece in making the Eagle Eye run smoothly but also an athlete himself. He is writing stories for soccer this fall and helping to get other sports stories posted in a timely manner.

Senior Dean Grassi is the Assistant Sports Editor. A dual athlete, Grassi understands the importance of sports in a small community. Grassi has been in Eagle Eye since a sophomore year now and has worked on sports beats every year.

Social Media has been a huge part of the Eagle Eye growing and reaching not only the students but the community at large and Tyrone alumni around the world. This is a very important part of helping the Eagle Eye reach its target audience and junior Katie Buck was given the important title of Social Media Editor. This is Buck’s first year in Eagle Eye. She hopes to continue to expand the Eagle Eye’s social media reach this year.

This year the Eagle Eye also added a new editor position. The newly created Business Editor is exploring the idea of raising revenue to support the Eagle Eye through advertisements. Nothing has been decided yet, but this new and exciting job was given to senior Nick Lewis who is in his first year in Eagle Eye. The staff and editors are excited to see this position grow.

“I’m excited to have another great staff of enthusiastic and creative writers, photographers and videographers. I hope we can continue to inform and entertain the Tyrone community, even through a global pandemic,” said Cammarata.