Gavin Fairburn

        Fairburn is currently a senior at CHS and is a first year member of the Paw Print staff. He is the photographer and videographer. He is a proud member of the six time state champion marching Wildcat Band and is hopeful to make it to seven this year. You can find him on instagram 

@gavinfairburn if you would like to check him out.


Brennan Wells

        Wells is the only returning member of the Paw Print staff and is a junior at CHS. He is currently a member of the CHS Band, Beta Club, Musical, Tennis team, and the 29+ club. He enjoys playing and listening to music, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends. He hopes to produce entertaining stories for you guys this year!


Lesly Herrejon

        Herrejon is currently a senior here at CHS (YAH!)  So far on the Paw Print staff her role has been taking picture during the home football games and making the football hype videos.  During her free time she likes to listen to music, run, watch movies, and paint. Her goal in life is impact others in a positive way. She is usually super friendly so if you see her in the halls say "Hey".  If you would like to get to know more about her or contact her follow her on Instagram @dpr.lesly


Amani Sheikh

       Sheikh is a senior here at CHS and a member of Paw Print staff. Her hobbies include drawing, singing, and writing stories. She also enjoys listening to music, creating fictional worlds, and making others smile. She hopes that by the end of the year, everyone will have made friends and come to think of CHS as their second home.


Alexis May

        Alexis is new to the PawPrint staff this year. She is a Senior and currently serves as the Senior Class President. Around Columbia High School, May is very involved, indulging in many extracurricular actives such as Madrigals, HOSA, Key Club, and many more. Alexis is looking forward to having a great Senior year at CHS and being a member of the PawPrint staff.


Shawn Butler

        Butler is a 15 year old sophomore and a new member of the Paw Print staff. He runs Cross Country and Track for CHS.  His hobbies include reading, playing video games, and watching Youtube.


Layla Hebert

        Hebert is a junior here at CHS and is a first year member of the Paw Print staff. She is also a member of the Speech and Debate team.  Her hobbies include writing, reading, and talking. Layla is a Pisces, and she loves bread sticks.


Violet Thomas

        Thomas is a first year member of the Paw Print staff. She is also a member of the CHS Speech and Debate team. She enjoys reading, creative writing, and poetry. She typically jams out to 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s rock. She is fascinated by astronomy and cosmology. She hopes to one day join a nonprofit organization like the Gates Foundation in effort to solve global issues.


Drayton Purvis

        Purvis is a senior at CHS and a first year member of the Paw Print staff. He loves CHS and supports each and every activity that is offered here. He is a member of several clubs including: Key Club, Save Club, Tri-M, Mu Alpha Theta, Band, National Honor Society, Beta Club, CoHiAN, Phi Kappa National Fraternity, Dusty Club. He is also a Wildcat Ambassador. Go Cats!!


Cat Shields

        Shields is a sophmore at CHS and is a first year member of the Paw Print staff. She loves to write and spends much of her time finding story inspiration on Pinterest. She is an avid animal lover and plans to become a veterinarian in the future.

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Mary Turnage

       Turnage is a new member of the Paw Print staff. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, and watching British baking shows. She is a member of the Speech and Debate team and is also involved in madrigals. She is very much looking forward to being a part of the Paw Print staff this school year.  #savethebees


Jennifer Stringer

        Stringer is a senior and new to the Paw Print staff this year. She writes for the newspaper and gives her opinion on whatever she writes. If you can’t find her working on the newspaper, you may find her in the choir room singing with Mrs. Walley. You can find more about her through her instagram @je.hen.ifer.


Jada Barnes

        Barnes is a senior at Columbia High School where she currently serves as Student Body President. She is actively involved in many clubs such as SAVE Club (officer), Wildcat Ambassadors, and CHS Leadership Team. After high school, Barnes plans to attend the University of Mississippi to major in physics with an emphasis on pre-med and a minor in business. Her goal in life is to become an orthopedic surgeon. She is proud and excited to be a part of the Paw Print Newspaper Staff for Columbia High School!


Emily Rayborn

       Rayborn is the sponsor of the Paw Print.She is currently the librarian at the Columbia High School and teaches PSAT Prep Class and Journalism. She has two small kids so she has no spare time to enjoy hobbies!!! She is very excited about this staff and can't wait to see all the creative things they come up with! #CATS4LIFE​