The Accolade

2018-2019 Staff

Derek Rehberger

Co-Editor-in-Chief / News Editor

Derek is the co-editor-in-chief of the Accolade. He's been on staff since sophomore year, where he started out as the head photo editor. He does cross-country, swimming, and track for Centennial....

Sam Janis

Co-Editor-in-Chief / Sports Editor

Sam is  Co-editor-in-chief and the sports editor of the Accolade. He has been on the staff for 2 years. Sam plays Baseball at Centennial. He is also interested in Movies, Music and Delicatessens. He will be attending Oglethorpe U...

Gracie Rodriguez

Opinions Editor

Gracie is a senior and has been on the Accolade staff since her junior year. She is the Opinions section editor and enjoys writing both News and Opinions pieces about political events....

Austen Hensel

Life and Style Editor

Austen Hensel is a senior at Centennial High School and the Accolade's Life and Style Editor. He plays lacrosse at Centennial and enjoys photography and music. Austen also loves to discuss his affection for cured meats. Austen...

Lauren Ridley

Staff Writer

Lauren Ridley is a first-year member of the Accolade Staff. She's a senior, and her career goal is to become a TV reporter. Lauren is excited to contribute to the Accolade this year as a staff writer. Her hobbies include cheer...

Ryan Mayville

Staff Writer

Ryan is a staff writer for The Accolade. He is a senior and this is his first year on The Accolade. He has been on the cross country and track teams for four years. Ryan also likes to play video games - his favorite at this moment...

Jonathan Cannon

Staff Writer

This is Jonathan's first year on the Accolade Staff and he is a staff Writer. Jonathan specializes in writing about sports and food tours. He really likes playing rec basketball for the best team at Centennial, the Farquaad Squad....

Logan Busbee

Staff Writer

Logan Busbee is a staff writer for The Accolade. This is his first year on the staff. He's a huge fan of video games, movies, and comics.

Marjorie Hsu

Staff Writer

Marjorie Hsu is currently a junior who loves writing and drawing. She's been on the staff since 2016. She enjoys writing stories in Life & Style and Entertainment due to her love of animation and comics. She speak both English...

Kaleb Bang

Staff Writer

This is Kaleb Bang's first year as a staff writer in the Accolade. He has written many articles and specializes in food tours. Kaleb is very interested in sports, such as lacrosse, basketball, and football. Kaleb is also a huge ...

Christine Pang

Staff Writer

Christine Pang is a senior and a staff writer for The Accolade. She enjoys writing about politics, social justice, and music.

Sydney Hoose

Staff Writer/ Comic Illustrator

Sydney typically writes articles in the Life & Style, Opinions, and Health and Wellness section. She has been a staff member since 2016. She is also one of the comic authors in collaboration with Marjorie Hsu. She loves ...

Mia Mitchell


Mia Mitchell is a senior and a contributing writer. She loves history and has a great passion for politics. Her aspiration is to become an archaeologist and eventually study in Italy or France. She will be studying at Brown University...