The Shield

2019-2020 Staff

Rita Albert


Rita Albert is the Editor-in-Chief and layout and design editor for The Shield newspaper. It is her second year as part of the newspaper. She handles The Shield Instagram account, gaining over 500 followers in the first few mont...

Emily Yalch

Web Manager

Emily Yalch is the 2019-2020 web manager for She helps The Shield staff by uploading stories on the website regarding recent events. In Emily’s free time she enjoys eating out with friends and spending time out...

Dailey Jackson

Managing Editor

Dailey Jackson is Managing Editor of The Shield for the 2019-2020 year. This is her second year on the staff, and says that her favorite type of article to write is those featuring students from around Bishop Kenny. Other than bei...

Katie Loberger

Business Manager

Katie Loberger is Business Manager for The Shield Newspaper. She handles the advertising and fundraising aspect of the newspaper. Katie also helps the other staffers with photography by improving camera skills and tips for the ...

Reilly Nance

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Reilly Nance is the 2019-2020 Arts and Entertainment Editor of The Shield Newspaper. This is her second year on staff and she is responsible for writing and editing articles. Besides being on staff, Reilly is also an officer ...

Destiny Tran

News Editor

Destiny Tran is the News Editor on The Shield. She has been in Journalism for 2 years. As a staffer for the newspaper, Destiny strives to be a voice for the Bishop Kenny community. Destiny is involved in Medical Career Club and...

Tara Shear

Opinion Editor

Tara Shear is the Opinion Editor for The Shield, and this is her second and final year of being on staff. Columns are her favorite articles to write as she loves expressing her thoughts and opinions through writing. She is als...

Mary Elizabeth Shoemaker

Sports Editor

Mary Elizabeth is the current sports editor for The Shield. She has been a part of the newspaper staff for two years. She is Miss Bishop Kenny 2019-2020and is a co-captain of the varsity cheerleading team. She is an active member...

Rachel Lechwar

Copy Editor

Rachel Lechwar is Copy Editor of The Shield newspaper. When she is not editing articles, you can find her writing stories, reading, or baking. She has a passion for the arts and aims to bring them to the spotlight through her writ...

Kaitlyn Bateh

Features Editor

Kaitlyn Bateh is the Features Editor for The Shield newspaper. It is her second year as part of the newspaper. She runs the beauty column, Hello Gorgeous, and oversees each article in the Features section. Kaitlyn is involved...

Meghan Williamson

Staff Reporter

Meghan is a Staff Reporter at BK. She is a part of the theatre department, participating in the recent production of Peter and the Starcatcher. She enjoys photography and writing, as well as taking naps in class.

Ilaria Georgi

Staff Reporter

Ilaria Georgi is a junior Staff Reporter for The Shield for the 2019-2020 school year. She writes articles and takes pictures for both the main newspaper and the website. She likes being a part of The Shield because she believes it i...

Alyssa Hampton

Staff Reporter

Alyssa Hampton is a staff reporter for The Shield 2019-2020 school year. She writes the articles for both Web and the Newspaper. She enjoys reading and writing fantastical stories.

Abigail Parker

Staff Reporter

Abigail is a junior staff reporter for The Shield. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and, most importantly, her dog. She also likes writing opinion pieces because of her strong-willed passion and hopes that she...

Jessica Durbin


Adviser of The Shield, Bishop Kenny's student newsmagazine  

Sarah Roberts

Staff Reporter

Sarah is a junior staffer for The Shield who enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. Her favorite pieces to write are satires and entertainment pieces. She is in NJROTC and Spanish Honors Society and curr...

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