Essays, Narrative, Creative

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Moira Armstrong

Kent, Ohio

Essay, Speech, Poetry, Fiction

Hi! I’m Moira Armstrong (they/them/theirs) and I’m a senior at Kent State University, currently applying to grad school. I have published two poetry chapbooks and poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction pieces in many literary journals, and I have served as a reader for Lazy Adventurer Publishing. I am also a reporter and managing editor for Fusion and Curtain Call magazines. In high school, I was a four-year state qualifier and an NSDA semifinalist in Original Oratory. You can usually find me reading a book, watching a Netflix documentary, or drinking tea. I look forward to working with you!

Joshua Hansen

Jackson, Wyoming

Public Speaking/Writing

I am a first year college student, and graduate of the Jackson Hole Community School in Wyoming. In Speech and Debate, I graduated as the #1 ranked senior in the nation. I was also a 3x National Qualifier in four different events, the national champion presiding officer in Congressional Debate at the Tournament of Champions, the Wyoming State Congressional Debate Champion, and a national finalist of the Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series. Outside of Speech and Debate, I served as my High School Model United Nations Club President, wrote for an online corporate publication for a year and a half, and ran social media and voter outreach for a U.S. Senate campaign and local town council campaign in the 2020 elections. I firmly believe that words are our most powerful too, l and a strong grasp of language and its complexities will help everyone along their way.

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Lexe Herdrick

Edmonds, Washington


Lexe is the Editor in Chief of her School’s Newspaper and has had her writing published in publications such as Teen Ink. Writing has always been her home; something she can come back to as a source of comfort and security. Lexe believes that sometimes there are things that can only be fully communicated through writing - things that spoken word cannot do justice for- so she thinks it's important for everyone to find their voice in their writing and have that ability to express themselves through prose.