The Live Wire

2019-2020 Staff

Grace Brusegaard

Editor In Chief

Born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in North Liberty, Iowa, Grace Brusegaard is a senior who has been involved in journalism since freshman year. Ever since Grace started school, reading and writing have been her favorite subjects...

Piper Koski

Editor In Chief

Piper Koski loves spending her time playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and family, enjoying time outside, and traveling. Volleyball has been a big part of her life for the past six years. Throughout this time she has op...

Tessa Miller

Social Media Chair

Tessa Miller, senior, is a member of The Live Wire staff for the second year. Her hobbies include running and soccer and she is involved in numerous clubs including FCA, Best Buddies, and Difference Makers. Outside of school Tessa...

Kaylee Deisbeck

Social Media Chair

Kaylee Deisbeck, 12, is in her second year a part of the Live Wire staff. She plays soccer and is involved in multiple school clubs including Difference Makers, Best Buddies, and NHS. This year Kaylee’s goal is to get more ...

Lauren De Young

Managing and Copy Editor

Lauren De Young, junior, is on the staff for the second year. Joining newspaper halfway through sophomore year, she enjoys being a part of the staff and plans on pursuing journalism in a career. Books have been a huge aspect of...

Luke B. Thompson


  Luke is a sophomore at Liberty High School, with this being is his first year on the Newspaper staff. He is the residential cat-person, loves taking naps, sunbathing, and reading a great story. Thompson runs cross country,...

Evan Chandler


Evan is a sophomore at Liberty and this is his first year on the newspaper staff. He plays baseball, track, and football for Liberty and enjoys hanging out with his friends and family. He participates in clubs such as Difference Mak...

Jack Funke


Jack Funke, sophomore, is a first year staff member. He plays on the Liberty baseball team and plays in the Average Basketball League. He is also in Liberty High School Difference Makers.

Julia Stoll


Julia Stoll is a first year writer for The Live Wire and a sophomore at Liberty. She enjoys painting, creating, editing and watching videos, and hanging out with her friends and family. She’s involved in Student Senate,...

Aubrey Dallner


Aubrey Dallner, a senior, is a new member of The Live Wire staff. Ever since grade school, she has enjoyed writing stories and making art, so joining The Live Wire was an easy decision. Along with journalism, Aubrey also loves...

Brody Fishman

Sports Writer

Brody is a junior at Liberty High School, and this is his first year on the Newspaper staff. Brody plays football, baseball, and also runs track. His favorite subject in school is science. Brody always has a smile on his face,...

Gabrielle Brecht


Gabrielle, mainly known as Gabby, is a first-year writer on The Live Wire. A sophomore at Liberty, she enjoys playing in the band as a trumpet and reading the many books lining her bookshelf. She joined the newspaper due to her...

Max Tafolla

Sports Editor

Max is a junior at Liberty High School and this is his first year in the Newspaper Department for the school. Max participates in football and track for the Bolts. He is a writer for the Liberty newspaper and covers a wide range of d...

Zack Anderson

Sports Writer and Social Media Chair

Zack is a Junior at Liberty High and this is his first first year in Newspaper. He plays golf and baseball for the Bolts. He also participates in PALS and Difference Makers and he is very involved throughout the school and has...

Abby Fowler

Copy Editer

Abby Fowler, senior, is involved in tennis, SLAP, jazz choir, speech, and NHS.

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