The Cardinal

2018-2019 Staff

Vincent Patierno

Editor in Chief

When asked to list five words that describe him, Vincent Patierno, Canfield High School senior, answered as follows: empathetic, happy, fun, patient and present. As an author of two books and editor of Journalism classes here ...

Dania Bajwa

Senior Contributor

Dania has never felt as though she needed a sport to define herself, which in a traditional American high school setting is against the grain. However, much of her personality is. She is as genuine as they come. Psychology. ...

Emily Dunlap

Senior Contributor

Emily Dunlap is a 18 years old senior at Canfield High School; and if she was not able to sleep, she would spend her extra time painting and doing ballet. “I began dancing about 5 years ago,  but I started on point about 3 ...

Troy Tyson

Senior Contributor

If there was one man on the face of the earth used to describe the expression Jack of all Trades, he would be Troy Alexander Tyson. In a generation consumed by manipulation and hysteria, it is rather difficult to come across an...

Camryn Heldreth

Senior Contributor

There are many Speech and Debate categories at Canfield High School including but not limited to Declamation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Informative Speaking, International Extemporaneous sp...

James Dietz

Senior Contributor

There are many sports at Canfield High School. Basketball, Tennis, Football, Baseball, and Golf are just a few that can be named. To James Dietz, swimming is the most important sport of them all. Dietz has been swimming since he was just a ...

Emma Paris

Senior Contributor

Say hello to fashion enthusiast Emma Paris, who’s dreams of designing go as far as France. She’s a nice, artistic, creative person who’s not afraid to step out of the box. While talking to Emma, I really got to know her,...

Grace Schuler

Senior Contributor

If you were to ask senior Grace Schuler what her dream was, she’d immediately tell you with a smile, directing. “I’m really passionate about movies as an art form, especially the cinematography and directing aspects of...

Aliyah Zoldan

Senior Contributor

Many of us consider their best friend to be a person not related to them by blood, but to Aliyah this is just the opposite. She considers her sisters to be of more importance to her than her friends are and that is why she has suc...

Max Dawson

Senior Contributor

For Senior Max Dawson, not everything has come easy, but one thing that has is school. From football to school work, Dawson has found a way to balance his busy schedule: by not studying. Since as long as Dawson can rememb...

Ryan Shidemantle

Senior Contributor

When Ryan isn’t working at Inner Circle cooking food or hanging out with his friends and playing lacrosse, he is focusing on his new passion that enjoys with his friends. His new passion is hunting. Ryan started getting into the out...

Sydney Cianciola

Senior Contributor

Sydney Cianciola is not only an astounding student at Canfield High School but a hard working, dedicated, and persevering young athlete. Cianciola’s skills were put to the test in 2016, her sophomore year of high school...

Grace Davidson

Senior Contributor

While most girls spend their days on social media, either snapping the day away or scrolling through posts, Grace on the other hand spends hers running the family Restaurant, listening and playing music, and restoring an old hou...

Cece Economus

Senior Contributor

Cece Economus Senior Cece Economus has always had school spirit, but this year, that was set in stone when she was elected Spirit Coordinator. The Spirit Coordinator at Canfield is one of the 13 members of the Senior Class o...

Jake Donadee

Senior Contributor

For some people, coaching is just a paying job, but for Jake Donadee it is a passion for football and teaching life lessons to the kids. Donadee is a new coach to the program but has been a player himself for quite awhile, ...

Cassidy Mersing

Senior Contributor

“I have three lizards, two dogs, two cats, two birds, and a hamster. The work it takes to deal with them is a lot, but it is worth it at the end of the day,” said animal lover Cassidy Mersing. “I could definitely see m...

Gabby Sammarone

Senior Contributor

As a student, stress is the ultimate enemy of productivity. Gabby Sammarone, a senior of Canfield High School, will tell us how she manages her life. Having to face difficult classes like AP Government, Physics, and also having involv...

Marissa Yourstowsky

Senior Contributor

"I am very loud, crazy, athlete, loving and caring," said the great sports fan. Yourstowsky currently attends Canfield High School and is part of the team varsity volleyball, one of her favorite sports , and she practices ...

Giannah Marasovich

Senior Contributor

Greek, Mexican, Irish, African, Hawaiian, Indian, and Jamaican are several different examples of different cultures. Starting with musical backgrounds and dances that coordinate with their own customs, many students celebrate there e...

Makayla Jageman

Senior Contributor

Red and black attack! Go cards! Makayla Jageman, along side four of her teammates, coach the oldest division of the Canfield Little Cardinals cheerleading squad and she is currently preparing them to compete in the Steel Valley ...

Greg Karas

Senior Contributor

Canfield is known for bringing enormous crowds in for all of our sporting events such as soccer, wrestling, basketball and the most popular, football. The reason we have such a strong student section is thanks to our great leaders ...

Joey Myers

Senior Contributor

When Joey Myers isn’t out hunting, playing video games, or hanging out with friends, he is working for a non-profit organization called On Target Outfitters. On Target specializes in teaching kids how to safely use a bow a...

Makayla Jageman

Senior Contributor

Huge crowds, fans cheering, the sound of football pads and cleats on the field. Makayla Jageman lives for the Friday night lights of a football game. For 3 years Makayla has been cheering under the varsity lights of Canfield...

Amber Rose

Senior Contributor

You may already know a little about Amber Rose because she has gone to Canfield her whole life, but there is so much more to learn beyond her academic career as a senior. To start, she has excelled in playing softball, and values her t...

Alexa Grabiec

Senior Contributor

Ever since Alexa Grabiec was in middle school she knew something in her life was missing. Coffee. Alexa got her license September 12th 2016, and ever since then coffee has been apart of her daily routine. “On a normal d...

Diem Mi Le

Senior Contributor

January 18th, the last day Diem Mi Le will ever step foot in Canfield High School. Canfield High student Diem Mi Le is finishing her classes early to travel across the world to revisit her home country of Vietnam. Le is origina...

Aidyn Jones

Senior Contributor

Aidyn Jones started working at a new store called "Pulp" this summer in Boardman, where she mostly cleans up and makes costumers' smoothies. Now back at school for her senior year, she is an AP art student and spends about...

Brandon Stratton

Senior Contributor

Brandon is a looking forward to his senior year, along with having more responsibility and leadership at Canfield High School. This year Stratton is participating with band, speech and debate, and robotics. Stratton is exci...

Skyler Smith

Senior Contributor

During high school, you think to yourself what do you want to make of yourself when you are graduated and moving on to your next chapter of life. College is a big stepping stone for up and coming young adults. Skyler knew what...

Kalin Kovach

Senior Contributor

From a very young age, Softball has been Senior Kalin Kovach’s passion. Similar to many of us, Kalin’s parents signed her up for multiple sports as a little girl, but nothing seemed to click the way Softball did for Kalin....

Colin Hritz

Senior Contributor

As summer comes to a close, many students around the country groan as school kicks back into gear. For senior Colin Hritz, it is just the opposite. The start of school for Colin starts the greatest time of year: football season. ...

Ben Cutrer

Senior Contributor

Ben Cutrer is a senior wrestler at Canfield High School anticipating a great senior campaign and season this winter along with his teammates.   Ben has been part of the Canfield varsity wrestling team for all four years in...

Chad Scianna

Senior Contributor

From Italian food to Jordan’s, Chad Scianna has other plans than his family business. Criminology. Chad has worked for a couple years at Antone’s Kitchen. His father, Chad Sr, owns the restaurant. He helps prepare t...

Sydney Karlock

Senior Contributor

When Sydney Karlock was a freshman, she made an extensive decision. After six years of dance she decided to hang up her tap shoes and walk away. For three years she knew she was missing something. Her life wasn’t the same, she c...

Lilly Economus

Senior Contributor

Many of you may know Lilly Economus, a senior, and a active member of the school. You may have seen her around the halls, and one thing that will always catch your eye about Lilly is… Her style. Lilly would tell you her style...

Marina Jones

Senior Contributor

Faith, family, friends and fun. Those were the five pillars Canfield High School physics teacher inspired hundreds with in the equation for a wholehearted life at the 2016 CHS National Honors Society Induction—in a heartwarming p...

Brent Herrmann

Junior Contributor

For Junior Brent Herrman, not everything has come easy, juggling school and sports, although one thing has. Baseball. “There’s a deep passion in my heart for the sport.” It all started for Brent at a young age. ...

Gina Dascenzo

Junior Contributor

Family. Sports. Regardless of what it is, Gina Dascenzo loves to do it all. Family Gina is a Family oriented person. She puts family before everything. She has two brothers Anthony, and Nick. Her father is Frank and mother...

Cole Rothbauer

Junior Contributor

Canfield High School offers a wide arrange of sports to their students. Cole Rothbauer has explored two of those sports: baseball and basketball. Although he has officially hung up his Kyrie 2’s, he has not hung up his baseball...

Lucas Tomory

Junior Contributor

Speech and Debate is an extracurricular comprised of various categories with many different objectives. This club is a mix of all different grade levels and personalities. Among the unique personalities is junior debater Lucas Tomory....

Katie Dysert

Junior Contributor

Theater. That’s the word for junior contributor, Katie Dysert. Theater involves some of her very favorite things to do such as, hanging with friends, laughing, dancing, singing and acting. Although theater does not encom...

Zachary Russo

Junior Contributor

From the moment we are born we automatically share a connection with our parents. Family and friends typically compare us to the physical appearance and mannerisms that our mother or father may also possess, ultimately leadin...

Riley Wilkins

Junior Contributor

Junior Riley Wilkins is extremely busy in and outside of school. Playing varsity volleyball and club volleyball, as well as being a dedicated Leo's club member, and juggling many AP classes can sometimes be a lot for Wilkins....

David Rivera

Junior Contributor

Although he no longer plays for the school, David Rivera is a basketball enthusiast, with a passion and love for the game. Whether it be playing intramural basketball or watching the NBA (National Basketball Association), he’s...

Camryn Kohout

Junior Contributor

People see her as an athlete and a scholar, but did you know that she has broken 10 bones, has moved 4 times and loves to read in her free time? Talking about Camryn’s motivations, goals and feelings has shown that there is more, t...

Jenna Allender

Junior Contributor

Often times the people that stand out the most in school usually fit into the category of loud, extroverted, or charismatic. But Jenna Allender, manages to showcase her talents all while remaining true to her quiet, introverted,...

Ashley Thompson

Junior Contributor

At the start of every new year comes a million new resolutions.  Many of these fade out within the first few weeks, or even days after first establishing them.  But Ashley Thompson has something different in mind. Sh...

Lauren Stephens

Junior Contributor

Lauren Stephens was born in the wrong generation. Movies, fashion, music and the simple lifestyle in general, reflect the 90s era, which plays a big part in Lauren’s life. Why the 90s? One may ask. “It just fits my style, ...

Rose Hansing

Junior Contributor

When your average high school student is asked what their certain “thing” is they might say a sport, a hobby, or some other passion. For Canfield High School junior Rose Hansing the answer is people. As she's grown older...

Emilia Aey

Junior Contributor

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Boston Ballet,  The American Ballet Theatre, and BalletMet are just some of the professional ballet companies Emilia has studied with throughout the years. Dance has always been a part of...

Callia Barwick

Junior Contributor

Volunteering your time can be difficult to do, especially when your busy with hobbies and activities in between. Callia Barwick, a junior at Canfield High School, has learned to juggle it all. Callia finds it all a thrill and says ...

Jillian Mt. Castle

Junior Contributor

In this day and age, it can be hard to find someone that is kind to everyone they meet. People are caught up in their own world, and they often forget that many people struggle to get through the day by themselves - especially ...

Matthew Peckman

Junior Contributor

When anybody meets Junior Matthew “Matt” Peckman, he is quick and eager to dive into his love for swimming. Swimming has been the biggest part of his life with most of his social relationships stemming from the friends h...

Joe Scolieri

Junior Contributor

  As incredible as the scar on his right wrist might seem, Joe Scolieri’s fashion sense is even better. To Scolieri you can never go wrong with a suit.  Especially the Hugo Boss selection.  “I’ve always, ...

Olivia Love

Junior Contributor

For Junior Olivia Love, cross country, speech and debate, student council, Leo club, and possibly even drama club are all part of her everyday life. However, one of her favorite activities, cross country, has been taken away fr...

Aliyah Zoldan

Junior Contributor

Many of us consider their best friend to be a person not related to them by blood, but to Aliyah this is just the opposite. She considers her sisters to be of more importance to her than her friends are and that is why she has suc...

Mia Malvasi

Junior Contributor

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jim Gaffigan and so many more comedians use comedy in very different ways, every single day. Each person has their very own style and taste. For Mia Malvasi comedy is something special. Ever sin...

Tara Santoro

Junior Contributor

With the start of junior year Tara Santoro is more involved than ever. While focusing on soccer in the fall she is also involved in Leo’s Club and Y-teens but most importantly she is on the newly formed lacrosse team. Unlike so...

Brianna Dunlap

Junior Contributor

As a 5' 4", medium sized, and white girl Dunlap surprises many with the talent she possesses. She is a fierce athlete; at districts she placed 2nd for discus, 2nd for shot put and was named first team in the AAC. With her famil...

Gabby Demidovich

Junior Contributor

You might spot her laughing and making crazy faces in the hallways with her teammates and friends, but is there another side to Gabby than just bubbly? “I like to hang out with my friends a lot and do weird things just to hav...

McCoy Watkins

Junior Contributor

There are so many things that we should cherish in our lifetime, “Being with my friends everyday brings me the most happiness in my life”, the outgoing McCoy Watkins said. Watkins enjoys collaborating with many people to seek new friend...

Grace Ramun

Junior Contributor

Most people know coffee as beverage to wake you up and give you energy to go on with your day. To Grace Ramun it is more than that, she has been using coffee as a way to invigorate herself but more importantly to connect with new...

Hannah Stein

Junior Contributor

It is often said that having a twin is like being born with a built-in best friend, a partner in crime, a second half, and the one person who is able to know exactly what the other is thinking. Yet how does anyone know if any...

Khushi Patel

Junior Contributor

Khushi Patel is a Junior at Canfield High School who has a passion for fashion. Whenever you see her, you know she will be sporting a trendy outfit. Khushi pulls her outfit inspiration from, “. . .Pinterest and I find outfit...

Ellie Accordino

Junior Contributor

For many students at Canfield High School, socializing within a specific club or extracurricular activity is extremely typical. However, Ellie Accordino has a few different insights as to what goes on here at Canfield. In rela...

Abby Stilson

Sophomore Contributor

With dazzling eyes and a warm smile, Abby Stilson is quite the young lady. Red is her favorite color, and she likes to coordinate it in her outfits. Due to her Canfield Pride, she owns a lot of red and black clothing. Asi...

Madison Peckman

Sophomore Contributor

Canfield High School is known for having many different sports that have very talented athletes. These athletes though do not just participate in one program, many are very gifted students who are known for participating in more...

Laurita Ortiz

Sophomore Contributor

She’s taken a risk, to face all by herself, while she leaves her friends and family behind. She came here to learn our language, and to experience things that could happen only once in her lifetime. Her name is Maria Laura Ortiz,...

Anna Kan

Sophomore Contributor

Being a high school student can mean a lot to many students for many different reasons. For some, high school is about homework, tests, and notes, to others it is about football games, dances and sports. To sophomore Anna Kan, ...

Justin Frankford

Sophomore Contributor

Sophomore year. Justin Frankford is eager to start his second year of high school. Justin is looking forward to sophomore year because he has less classes this year as opposed to freshman year, which means he had more time to...

Isabella Morehart

Freshman Contributor

For thousands of years, art has been a way to express emotion and influence people.  It flourished during the Renaissance, a period where artists like Donatello, Da Vinci, and Michelangelo created some of history’s most well k...

Jake Johnson

Freshman Contributor

Canfield High School has lots to offer, but for incoming freshman Jake Johnson, there’s only one extra curricular he chooses to focus on. For eight years Johnson has decided to dedicated all of his spare time to soccer. “I...

Chloe Kalina

Junior

Canfield sports are very successful in everything they do, and soccer is no exception. Our girls team has seen their fair share of success recently and they’ll look to continue that next season. Last season, they came up s...

Kaleigh Ceci

Junior

 Students at Canfield High school spend the majority of the every school year juggling not only a wide range of different classes, but clubs and after schools activities as well.  To successfully balance all of these obligation...

Emma Bucheit

Senior

Say hello to National Geographic’s future photography super star Emma Bucheit! Between school, symphonic band and her freelance photography business, Uniquine Photography, she also enjoys horseback riding. Emma’s most passi...

Ashley Jones

Senior

Ashley Jones— a senior, a student, a lover, a girl, a cheerleader, and a quitter. Beginning as a toddler and finishing during her sophomore year in high school, Jones dedicated her life to gymnastics. “I started ‘Mo...

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