Teens Behind the Scenes

Jhoanna Anderson
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Jhoanna Anderson

Web Editor
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Johanna, 16, attends Atlanta Girls School and VOX's web editor. She is focused on becoming more aware of issues important to teens right now.
Amariyah Callender
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Amariyah Callender

Teen Contributor
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Amariyah, 16, attends DeKalb School of the Arts. A modern renaissance woman, lover of headscarves, music, and nice eyebrows, Amariyah is dedicated to processing in writing and in everyday life.
Jason Crichton
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Jason Crichton

Teen Staff Member
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Jason, 16, attends Therrell High School. He is a current AUC orchestra member who is passionate about racial injustice, especially when it’s hidden.
Rin Davis
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Rin Davis

Teen Staff Member
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Rin, 16, is a young artist and journalist who strives to fearlessly explore, challenge and express. As a photographer Rin looks to capture under-represented narratives and new, intriguing perspectives. When not deeply involved with activism, art and circular existential thinking, Rin can be found listening to music or drowning in homework.
Kenneth Franklin
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Kenneth Franklin

Video Editor
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Kenneth, 17, really enjoys acting and stand up comedy. He likes pretty much all types of music and is quite possibly the biggest Marvel fan to step foot into the VOX office.
Aryana Gupta
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Aryana Gupta

Teen Staff Member
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Aryana, 15, attends Johns Creek High School, loves food and making a difference with her voice.
Carlos Guzman
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Carlos Guzman

Teen Staff Member
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Carlos is a photographer and part-time actor. He thrifts alot and is into fashion. His favorite color is blue.
Haley Henderson
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Haley Henderson

Teen Staff Member
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Haley, 15, is in the class of 2020 at Grady High School. Her hobbies include speech, debate, dance, theater and most importantly, creative writing.
Alia Holt
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Alia Holt

Teen Staff Member
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Alia, 16, was named after Muhammad Ali because she was born to fight with words. She grew up in the slums of Southwest Atlanta where her only form of communication was questions. As she enters her final years of high school, she hopes to find where her words will count the most.
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Rebecca Jeltuhin

Teen Staff Member
Rebecca Jeltuhin
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Rebecca, 17, is a senior at Milton High School and has a huge love for writing. She loves big hugs and making people smile. She is very excited to be starting her third year at VOX as a teen staff and board member. She is a traveler, adventurer and an explorer and can’t wait to share her stories at VOX!!
Chris Jordan
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Chris Jordan

Teen Staff Member
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Chris, 14, is a sophomore at DSA and joined VOX after participating in VOX Media Cafe in summer 2017. He wrote two stories for VOX before joining. He mainly reports on Hip-Hop and entertainment.
Sarah Lucas
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Sarah Lucas

Teen Staff Member
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Sarah, 15, is a sophomore at Milton High School.
Destine Manson
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Destine Manson

Teen Staff Member
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Destine, 17, goes to Mays High School and is an “awkward-otter” VOXer. Her passions include art by moving her body in different ways to different selections of music and writing pages and pages of content about everything for VOX.
Maya Martin
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Maya Martin

Teen Staff Member
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Maya is a freshman at Agnes Scott where she’ll major in some combination of human rights, social justice, political science and international relations.
Evie Mitchell
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Evie Mitchell

Teen Staff Member
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Evie, 17, can be found drawing and illustrating most of the time. She also enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut and is known for playing video games far too competitively. She loves math and thinks it’s a really underappreciated subject.
Kaylynn Parks
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Kaylynn Parks

Vox Investigates Editor
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Kaylynn Parks is 16 and goes to Atlanta International School. She’s one of the video editors this semester. Parks is in HL Theater, German, and English — and invites you to ask for help with anything or even just to have a really interesting conversation. She’s super excited to be workingwith you all.
Ishmael Sankoh
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Ishmael Sankoh

Teen Staff Member
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Ishmel, 17, attends Tri-Cities High School and is an actor who has worked with the Alliance Theater, Southwest Arts Center and was a regional finalist in the August Wilson Competition. He has worked with directors like Paris Crayton III, David Kotei, Danye Brown, Freddie Hendricks, Michel Mario and Tyga Graham.
Amir Scott
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Amir Scott

Teen Staff Member
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Amir is 14 and favorite thing in the world is his Xbox One. His favorite game is "Call of Duty." He wrecks anyone in his path.
Khalil Shipman
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Khalil A. Shipman

Teen Board Member
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Khalil, 17, attends Druid Hills High School. He is in love with writing poetry, fiction, and news of course! The kid is in for having fun, and watching media via the interwebs. Whatever you need he'll have it done with ease if truly important to you! His name means friend, so when you need him he's there!
Chasity Starks
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Chasity Starks

Teen Staff Member
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Chasity is a junior at Arabia Mountain High School. She co-produced the Teen Black Business package that was featured in the VOX Back-To-School issue. She has worked with many journalism and advertising professionals in places like CNN and BBDO. She hopes to become a filmmaker, photographer or journalist.
Kennedy Thedford
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Kennedy Thedford

Teen Staff Member
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Kennedy loves BB-8 from Star Wars and loves reading and writing. She is a freshman at Agnes Scott studying Spanish and theater.
Avanti Upad
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Avanti Upad

Teen Staff Member
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Avanti, 16, enjoys writing, painting and singing in her free time. She loves to express herself and has aspirations of making a difference in her community.
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Sebastian Van Erk

Teen Board Member
Sebastian van Erk
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Sebastian is a student at Grady High School. He is an artist that specializes in graffiti/street art. He loves vintage stuff and is a fan of Tyler, the Creator.
Calvin Walden
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Calvin Walden

Teen Staff Member
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Calvin, 15, is a sophomore who attends school at home. For VOX, he has co-produced packages on Atlanta’s underground Hip-Hop scene and has interviewed Killer Mike, Kap G, Rich Homie Quan, Kodie Shane and Domani.
Mack Walker
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Mack Walker

Audio Editor
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Mack Walker, 15, is a sophomore at North Atlanta High School. Mack was a summer intern for 2017 and has been working at VOX for more than a year. He's an all-A scholar and a fan of all music genres.
Alexandria Wilson
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Alexandria Wilson

Atlanta Teen Voices Editor
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Alex is the current Atlanta Teen Voices editor. She loves socks.
Terell Wright
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Terell Wright

Teen Staff Member
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Terell, 14, is VOX’s (unofficial) Chief Political Correspondent. He has lived in the Middle East and is fascinated by other cultures. Political journalism is his favorite topic. He wants you to follow him on Instagram (@terell_2003) and keep up with his stories.

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