Meet The Staff!!

We are a group of young and brilliant writers from Oregon! We all attend Oregon Virtual Academy and are dedicated to bringing you along our journey! Want to meet the staff? Read on.

The Chief Editor

Hi! My name is Daelyn Wilson. I am a junior, this is my IMG_4799(1).jpgsecond year here at ORVA, but I have been in online school for most of my education. I love to write. My hobbies are photography, crochet, baking (who doesn’t love pie?), karate, writing, and 4-H. I don’t do a lot in my spare time besides binge-watching Netflix, my hobbies, and sleeping. My favorite TV shows include Bones, Doctor Who, The Flash, Supergirl, Forensic Files, Sherlock, Once Upon a Time, Leverage, Break-Out Kings, and Lie to Me. My favorite subject in school is Math. I was raised on Disney and I am a total geek, yes this includes Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Harry Potter, James Bond, Disney, and various video games. I’m excited to be here this year! 🙂 Contact me here.

The Editor

Hiya! I’m Ingrid, the Assistant Editor for the Monarch Writers. My job is to read what you guys send in, I then edit it (mostly grammatical and spelling things), and post it on Silhouette 2the web page. So to tell you a little bit about myself, as you know my name is Ingrid, I am a sophomore here at ORVA (this being my first year of ORVA but I have done other online schools.). My hobbies include swimming, running, archery, disc golf (regular golf is sooo boring, for me anyway), hiking, biking, reading, writing, video games, food, T.V., music, and learning weird facts. Some of my favorite books include Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, A Court Of Thorns And Roses, Selected, and much, much more. Some favorite T.V. shows would be Sherlock, Dr. Who, NCIS, and tons more. If you have any questions just ask! You can email your questions comments

The Writers

Hi, I am Sierra. Let me tell you a little bit about myself, This is my first year in ORVA, I am a Seventh Grader. Things I like to do, I love to draw, read, write, camp, and listen to Silhouette 2music! I draw people, animals etc. I have started writing six books! But I never finished them and I am not planning to. I like reading adventure stories, like Paint The Wind, Fablehaven, and more. The music I LOVE is mostly the old rock bands, ( Which you might not know L ) Like Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Ac Dc, Nirvana, Green Day, and much more!! I have camped for almost a whole summer once!  I live with my parents, and I have two cats. Midnight a black female and Charcoal a grey long haired male. I have two siblings, Leah my sister and my brother John. Nice meeting you bye!

Hello! My name is Olwyn (pronounced OL-win) Reed, though some of my friends call me Owl. I’m in eighth grade but in some advanced courses. I love to eat spaghetti and BioPicutterly despise mac n’ cheese. I enjoy reading fantasy and listening to economics podcasts, sometimes even at the same time! My favorite hobbies are Tae kwon do, being a ninja, origami, drawing geometric shapes, and making temporary shelters out of sticks I find (I live in the forest area of Oregon).  I’m fairly new at ORVA, this being my second year. I am a new writer for the politics and advice columns.


Hi, My name is Roha and I’m an 8th grader here at ORVA. This is my fourth yearSilhouette 2 using online school and each year I’ve used K12!  I have three younger siblings and they’re all in k12 too!! I love reading, writing, baking, camping, and all things chocolate! I’m hoping to get a food column started so come again get ready to see a lot of yummiliciousness!!!


Hello! My name is Isabelle Jones. I am a Freshman and this is my second year with ORVA. IsabelleI have been homeschooled my whole life. (except for 2nd grade I went to a private school in Utah) I swim competitively with a club team on the coast. My favorite events are the 400, 500, and 800 Freestyle. I love crafting, quilting, writing, playing piano, and pretty much anything that involves creativity!! I also enjoy reading and watching movies. Some of my favorites include The Newsies (Movie), Out of my Mind (Book by Sharon M. Draper), and The New Rulebook Series (Books by Joy Ohagwu) Of course the list goes on. Happy Reading!


The Advisor

Hello! I am the Monarch Writer’s Teacher Advisor, Vineeta Lower. This is my fourth yearvLower110617 with ORVA and this year, I am the Advisory teacher for 8th grade as well as the Yearbook teacher. I was born in Delhi, India and came to the United States when I was 5 years old. I have three adult children and three grandboyz! I absolutely love being a mom and a Nani.  I have a rescue dog from Los Angeles, Olaf, who is a four-year-old Maltese mix. Madam Secretary is my favorite TV show but I also love old movies like 12 Angry Men, Raisin in the Sun and The Quiet Man; but my favorite is My Cousin Vinny. I look forward to watching our young and brilliant writers grow and can’t wait to see what they have in store for all of you to enjoy throughout the year! Enjoy! Contact me here.

*In British accent* ‘Ello there. My title is Bartholomew the Monarch Butterfly, but I wouldbartholomew prefer if you would be so kind and call me Bartholomew. At 4:00 each day I enjoy a little bit of tea. Earl Grey Tea is my favorite. I love to play croquet and every once in awhile I enjoy crumpets with the Queen of England (we are very good friends). I do not do much, except migrating when I have to and travel around every once in awhile. In what spare time I have, I like to read Shakespeare and visit the Opera. Until later, I bid thee farewell. Contact me here.


Are you interested in becoming a Monarch Writer or a Special Guest Contributor?? Email us a sample and tell us what you want to write about!