Meet the Team


Hello, I am Alex Crowe, I am the Tech Specialist and a Sophomore at CHS. I spend most of my time working with technology, developing, and building computers. I am usually here to make sure the website is running and updated. Other than working on the website I work on video for football games. I spend a lot of time working on computers doing professional streaming and video editing.


Hi! My name is Averi Kalbe. I am a sophomore at CHS. I was born in Kansas, but I have lived in Oklahoma for almost 5 years. I plan to go to college at the University of Arkansas. This is my second year in journalism, I am now a senior photographer/reporter. I joined the class because I enjoy taking pictures and talking to people.


My name is Emily Downing. I am a senior reporter for the Cardinal Connection. I am in 10th grade, in journalism, and in the marching band/color guard. My hobbies include listening to music, going shopping, practicing my flag for color guard, and doodling. What I would like to contribute to the Cardinal Connection this year is some good photographs and interesting stories and reports.

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I’m Jacquelyn Thomas I’m 17 and I’m a junior, I’m from Los Angeles California I’ve lived in Oklahoma for 9 years. What I like to do is play softball and watch football (Sooner football) and spend time with my family. I want to go to college at University Of Oklahoma and major in Law, my dream is to have my own law firm. I joined journalism because I like to write and take pictures and interview people.


Hi! My name is Jordan Beeks. I’m an editor for the Cardinal Connection and this is my 3rd year on staff. I’m in the Collinsville Crimson Cadet band and drumline, I dance at Beloved Dance Academy, and I plan to attend the University of Tulsa. I really hope to see this publication gain popularity and provide entertaining news to CHS and the community.

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My name is Wil Shupe and and I am an actor and director from Anchorage, Alaska. I enjoy swimming and diving, as well as playing video games on my free time. My goals working for the Cardinal Connection are to make entertaining and informative video packages for our website.

Hi! I’m Devyn Lyon and I’m one of your editors for your CHS Cardinal Connection! I also am a reporter for your Collinsville Times Star newspaper! I am a junior and I have attended Collinsville my whole life. I compete in cross country and am a NHS member. I love playing guitar and listening/writing music. I love band such as Twenty Øne Pilots and  Black Veil Brides. I am a big Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter nerd. I plan on attending TU for Journalism and international teaching. I hope to add unbiased stories about current news that’s informing and entertaining to our readers!

Hi, I’m Lexi Draper! I’m a CHS cheerleader and a member of student council. I’m going on my second year of being part of the Cardinal Connection staff. I hope to grow as a writer and see our publication grow as well!