Meet the 2021-2022 Staff

Eva Pierre-Antoine
Editor-in-Chief, Social Media Correspondent

Eva, now a senior at American Heritage School, returns to staff as Online Editor-in-Chief and Social Media Correspondent. She enjoys all things literature and mathematics, spending most of her time with her nose in a book or doing math problems. She is an active participant in many school clubs, as president of Black Student Union and Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMs) and vice president of Key Club, armed with a passion for helping others. When she is not studying or promoting the wonderful articles on iPatriotPost, she is at swim practice, volunteering within her community or watching Netflix. She looks forward to making her final year in iPatriotPost as amazing as possible.

pl242581@ahschool.com
Nithisha Makesh
Print Co-Editor-in-Chief, Cover Story Editor, Entertainment Editor

Junior Nithisha Makesh returns for her second year on the Patriot Post staff. Besides studying and writing articles, she enjoys reading books under the fantasy genre, crocheting and painting. At school she is involved in many activities such as Moot Court, Key Club, The Butterfly Project,   GirlUp, NEHS and many more.

pl245981@ahschool.com
Ellaheh "Ella" Gohari
Print Co-Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor, Features Editor

As a sophomore, Ella Gohari is entering her second year on the Patriot Post staff as the co-Editor-in-Chief for the print newsmagazine. A lover of words, Ella spends much of her time writing, whether it be an article, poem, short story or science research paper. She often writes while listening (and singing her heart out) to music, and is particularly fond of rock bands like Metallica, AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. Her ultimate favorite; however, is Queen. Juggling many interests at once, she has been a science researcher with Mrs. Joykutty since 6th grade, and is now a part of the Sigma Xi Science Society. On the weekends, she volunteers with Village Book Builders and OTTER to teach underprivileged children in Florida and around the world. She is excited to co-lead the newsmagazine and can’t wait to see where the year goes.

pl236951@ahschool.com
Joseph Richards
Sports Editor

Joseph Richards is the sports editor for the Ipatriotpost. He has always loved writing, and it’s been his passion since he was young. Growing up in Jamaica, he was always surrounded by a lot of nature, and felt like nature always inspired him to write interesting stories and pretty much anything that came to mind at the time; it really just got his creative juices flowing. As a result, he started to write stories constantly until it pretty much became a part of him, becoming a published writer at the age of 10 with a few poems he had composed during that period.

pl234911@ahschool.com
Kayra Dayi
Staff Writer

Kayra Su Dayi came here from Turkey in 6th grade and will be in 9th grade next year. She loves painting the pictures of nature or animals which she takes with her camera when she finds something captivating or interesting. Aside from art, she plays tennis and competes in speech and debate. She prefers to give informative speeches, but is still in the process of exploring the broad range of speeches. She liked to volunteer at Flamingo Gardens before the pandemic every weekend. She is a member of NJHS and interested to join more clubs next year.

pl241681@ahschool.com
Zoe Horwitz
Staff Writer

Zoe Horwitz, an incoming freshman at American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida, is starting her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Besides reading and writing, Zoe spends her time tutoring younger students, playing with her dog, or watching “Legally Blonde.”She also enjoys playing lacrosse, as she plays for a club team and will be trying out for the American Heritage team later in the year. Zoe is very excited to be contributing to the Patriot Post.

pl255131@ahschool.com
Shreya Shanmugam
Staff Writer

Shreya is an incoming sophomore here at American Heritage. Apart from Newspaper, she participates in clubs and extracurriculars such as Key Club, Model UN, YIS, HOSA, PBS and AASA. She loves writing, listening to music, watching TV shows and editing videos. She has been dancing for almost all her life and has a love for business and computer science. She plans on channeling these interests into her future career and exploring them further throughout high school. When she am not reading or rewatching Netflix shows, she is riding her bike or swimming in the pool.

pl251121@ahschool.com
Irene John
Staff Writer

Irene is an incoming sophomore at American Heritage who is entering her first year as a staff member for the Patriot Post. She loves reading (practically anything she can manage to get her hands on), watching movies, volunteering and listening to music. Her passion for writing started early at the age of 8 and she has been involved in both creative writing and journalism since then. Other than being in newspaper she is involved in a lot of different clubs at Heritage such as Best Buddies, Key Club, HOSA, UNICEF, Amnesty International and more. 

pl249171@ahschool.com
Anya Pinto
Staff Writer

Anya Pinto, a sophomore at American Heritage School, is entering her first year as a writer for the Patriot Post. Music has always been closest to Anya’s heart. She loves to sing and play the piano, the ukulele and the guitar. Besides Newspaper and academics, Anya created the Current Events Club at Heritage and is involved in several other activities such as Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, Model UN, Student Government, and swimming. She enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Best Buddies and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Two years ago, Anya moved to Florida from India. She is passionate about feminism, anti-racism, climate change, and battling cultural stigmas. Anya looks forward to being part of iPatriotPost.

pl248442@ahschool.com
Diana Adams
Adviser

As the supreme ruler and queen of The Patriot Post, Ms. Diana Adams has taught English and journalism at American Heritage for 25 years and started The Patriot Post 23 years ago with only 4 students. In addition to the print and online newspapers, she advises yearbook and literary art magazine as well as teaches journalism and creative writing. All four publications have won numerous awards over the years. Ms. Adams also advises the National Honor Society and Quill and Scroll Society. She is a member of DAR and Phi Kappa Phi, and has hosted international students in her home the past 15 years. In her rare free time, she enjoys reading science fiction and mysteries.

diana.adams@ahschool.com

Past Staffs