Brooke McKelvey
Brooke McKelvey, sophomore, became a part of the Amplifier her freshmen year when she decided, amongst other classes, that journalism was not just about a grade. In contrast she saw the journalism as a real experience rather than just class.   

“I like journalism because it’s really not like a class; it’s more like a job,” said McKelvey. After she was awarded a honorable mention at the 2015 National High School Journalism Convention in Denver her freshman year, McKelvey decided she could picture her life revolving around journalism.

“I feel like i'm actually producing something useful that people will actually read and enjoy,” said McKelvey.“I might want to study environmental science, French, Journalism or some other English related study,” McKelvey also said. When McKelvey isn't writing for the school online newspaper her hobbies include sports and other physical activities out on the field.

“I love playing co-ed soccer and softball for the school,” said McKelvey. She also loves watching Marvel movies and hanging with her friends. She believes her friends must  be kind and respectful, but what she looks for in them most is trustworthiness. She also believes that not just her friends, but people in general, should be hardworking and progressive towards their goals, which she demonstrates in first period journalism everyday.

McKelvey finds the simplest pleasures in things, from seeing Troy Andrews in concert, to spending a weekend in Idaho with her family. Looking in to the future she would love to spend her following days outside of West Linn. “I would love to live in Portland or Washington maybe even England,” said McKelvey. However today she spends her time looking for the inspiration of ideas and stories within the media world bringing the news to WLHS.     

Brooke McKelvey, Staff Reporter

May 01, 2018
May Day takes to the skies (Story/Media)
Apr 30, 2018
Breaking records (Story/Media)
Apr 18, 2018
Quiz Bowl team takes home national trophy (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
Showing off (Story)
Feb 20, 2018
Speaking through the screen (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2018
Making an impact (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Bringing it home (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
‘Tis the season (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Is the book always better? (Story/Media)
Nov 17, 2017
Setting the tone (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2017
The next step (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2017
Karaoke Fridays make their monthly debut (Story/Media)
Sep 28, 2017
Powder up against cancer (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Theater’s quest (Story/Media)
Sep 06, 2017
Senior sunrise? (Story/Media)
Aug 31, 2017
The lay of the land (Story/Media)
May 19, 2017
Changing the universe (Story/Media)
May 05, 2017
Looking to expand (Story/Media)
Apr 28, 2017
Arguing their way to the top (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Living two realities (Story/Media)
Apr 18, 2017
Best friends left behind (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
Bracket or bust (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
The last hero (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Theater never rests (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Embracing the stage (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Unwanted extra snow (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Learning the basics (Story/Media)
Nov 29, 2016
The legacy continues (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Giving the gift of sight (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Girls soccer underclassmen celebrate Seniors (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2016
Fighting for what matters (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Families are never “normal” (Story)
May 20, 2016
Marvel puts a fresh twist on superhero movies (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Building unity through music (Media)
Nov 17, 2015
Softball team looking for student support (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
Fourth annual music and arts spaghetti feed fundraiser coming up (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
A concert to remember (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Music education extends beyond band students (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
“Maze Runner” sequel exceeds expectations (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
West Linn takes on Europe (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Rudy Hughes, Class of 2015, selected to play in the Les Schwab Bowl (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Film II assignment pays off (Story)
May 21, 2015
Math students were recognized at an induction on May 19 (Story)
May 13, 2015
Marvel’s TV success transitions to Netflix (Story)
May 06, 2015
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” won’t disappoint franchise fans (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Dr. Aaron Downs named Assistant Superintendent (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Model UN Represents at Eugene Conference (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Announced (Story)
Apr 08, 2015
Rosemont Outdoor School comes to an end (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Music takes center stage at solo and ensemble (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Riley Knowles comes out on top, advances to Districts (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Yearbook wins All-American Award (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Three softball coaches hired (Story)
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