About Us

Payton Neil

This is Payton Neil’s second year working on The Roar, and her first being co-editor-in-chief. Payton is in National Honor Society, S.A.D.D. club, and plays varsity/travel lacrosse. She has also committed to play division II college lacrosse at Grand Valley State University next year. In her free time Payton enjoys petting dogs, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Megan Goetcheus

This is senior Megan Goetcheus’ second year on The Roar staff, and she is one of the co- editors-in-chief. Megan also participates in volleyball, ski team, and National Honor Society, as well as being on the Yearbook staff. In her free time, Megan enjoys going on adventures outdoors, drawing, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends.

Morgan King

Morgan King is a junior at Northview High School and a second year staff member of The Roar. She plays volleyball and soccer. When she isn’t doing homework, Morgan spends her time reading, listening to music, crying, going to sports games, and spending time with friends and family. She’s also a part of the National Honor Society.

Maggie Houseman

Maggie Houseman is a senior and she is looking forward to her second year as a staff writer for Northview’s online newspaper, The Roar. Apart from the newspaper, Maggie is a color guard head captain, a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D.), and a member of the National Honor Society. Her favorite subjects in school include math and science, but Maggie also love to write! Outside of school, she is a student leader at her church, and enjoys hanging out with her friends.

Maddie Miller

Senior Maddie Miller is beyond excited to return as a staff writer on The Roar at Northview! Outside of the newspaper, Maddie is in the W.A.V.E. and S.A.D.D. clubs, and she is an employee at Blythefield Country Club. In her free time, she enjoys being with her friends, family, and enjoys watching movies. Maddie loves traveling, going to the beach, being outside, and experiencing life in any way she can!

Kennedy Purcey

Senior Kennedy Purcy is in her second year of being on The Roar staff. In her free time she likes to read, binge watch “Criminal Minds,” travel the world and hang out with friends and family. She’s excited to see what direction The Roar takes this year.

Hailee Cederquist

Hailee Cederquist is a senior at Northview High School. She is passionate about writing and music. She can be loud, but has a creative mind and a stubborn personality. In her spare time she finds herself watching monster movies and hanging out with her friends. Hailee plans to attend GVSU to study animal biology, and one day she wants write a novel.

David Tay

This is David Tay’s second year on The Roar staff where he manages The Roar’s social media accounts while contributing to writing articles as well. Outside of The Roar David runs cross country, participates in fall and spring theatrical productions, and is captain of the ski team. He also is drum major of the marching band, vice president of Northview’s National Honor Society, and class president for this year’s 2018 seniors.


Betsy Verwys

Mrs. Verwys started her career teaching Broadcast Journalism at Hudsonville High School and is excited to be the adviser of the new Roar. She loves working with students as they try to find the best way to tell a story. Outside of school, she loves to spend time her family in the great outdoors. She runs marathons, backpacks, golfs and is crazy about the Tigers.