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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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