2019-2020 Champion Staff
Emily Wood is a journalism major from South Carolina. This is her first year as editor-in-chief for the Liberty Champion. She loves running, travel, podcasts, the Enneagram and all things America.
Hattie is a junior studying Journalism and Government. She enjoys most outdoor activities, especially roller blading, and thinks Jane Austen is a genius.
Assistant News Editor and Web Editor
Craft is a senior journalism major. This is his first year working for the Liberty Champion. He grew up in a military family, and has moved 11 times throughout his life. In his spare time, he enjoys watching sports and rock climbing.
Abby Bowman is a senior journalism major from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. This is her first year as the Opinion editor for the Liberty Champion. When she’s not writing for the Champion, she enjoys art, poetry, classic rock, spending time with friends, shopping and getting far too excited about NASCAR.
Jenna is a senior Journalism major and Psychology minor. In her spare time, she is probably multi-tasking and sipping an iced caramel macchiato from Bean Tree.
Assistant Feature Editor
Graves is a journalism and strategic communications major from Texas. This is her first year as the assistant feature editor for the Liberty Champion. Graves loves her home state, politics and decaf coffee. When she’s not writing for the Liberty Champion, she’s riding for the Liberty Equestrian team.
Emily is a senior journalism student with a minor in cinematic arts. She enjoys running, spending time with friends, all kinds of creative pursuits, and the Oxford comma. She’s also a skilled Captain Marvel impersonator. The 2019-2020 year will be her second as the sports editor for the Champion.
John is the Section B copy editor and a junior in the journalism program. Born in Israel to a Russian dad and an American mom, he can be satisfied in essentially any situation as long as soccer is involved (or if someone distracts him with a theological conversation). When he graduates, John wants to be a reporter covering the English Premier League.
Rachel is a journalism major from North Carolina. She is a lover of culture, and enjoys learning about history, literature and God’s amazing grace.
Assistant Photo Editor
David is a senior Strategic Communications major from Maryland. He is also pursuing a minor in Graphic Design.
Kaitlyn is a graphic design major from Illinois. This is her first year as a graphic designer for the Liberty Champion. She loves watching TV (The Office, White Collar), movies (Marvel and comedies) and reading books.
Assistant Sports Editor
Social Media Editor and Distribution Manager
John lives in North Hampton, NH and has four wonderful younger siblings. He is an unashamed New England sports fan, and often can be seen wearing a Tom Brady jersey. John has no fashion sense, is a Middle-Earth nerd, and a lover of all things fall.
Social Media Editor
Virginia Peay a senior at Liberty and is studying journalism. She loves to stay busy traveling, enjoying the local music scene and attempting to keep her plants alive. This is her first year as social media editor and contributes to the feature section as a writer.
Digital Media Editor
Lacroy is a senior graphic design major. He is the president of Bridging the Gap Urban Ministries and of the Poetic Soul Association. He also enjoys powerlifting.
Emma Jean VandenBrink
Liberty Champion GSA