HHS Today

Samantha Votzke
Sports Editor Samantha Votzke has been on the Red and Black staff since her sophomore year. She is now in her junior year of the IB program.

Although she loves journalism, Votzke aims to one day work for the National Parks Department as a wildlife and forestry specialist. Glacier National Park is her workplace of choice, due to the abundance of her favorite animal, the majestic mountain goat.

In addition to working as a sports editor, Votzke is a junior captain of the swim and dive team, a layout editor of HELM (Hillsborough's Esthetic Literary Magazine), and a member of the student-run sketch comedy group On The Brink. She also dabbles in improv comedy.

 Much like her grandmother, Samantha Votzke enjoys reading, knitting, and watching a lot of television as hobbies. She is a recovering Netflix addict, and being a fan of the now-popular CW drama "Supernatural" since she was in fourth grade is a major point of pride for her. Packing her own lunch from the age of 11, having two older( and now very successful) brothers who have gone through the IB program, and being able to evenly paint the nails on her right hand are also things to which she claims bragging rights.

Samantha Votzke, Sports Editor

Apr 28, 2015
The kids who walk away (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
kicking it old school (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
Keeping warm during winter sports (Story)
Dec 18, 2014
Kids will be kids (Story)
Nov 17, 2014
Common name, not so common story (Story)
Aug 22, 2014
Battered Bastards of Baseball hits it out of the park (Story)
Aug 22, 2014
Sibling First Day Stories (Story/Media)
Aug 22, 2014
Baseball field finally finished (Story)
Aug 14, 2014
Independent winners (Story)
Aug 11, 2014
Sharks attacked: News media is sensationalizing shark activity (Story)
Jul 19, 2014
REVIEW: “Battered Bastards of Baseball” hits it out of the park (Story)
May 02, 2014
Canned food drive aims to raise awareness (Story)
May 02, 2014
Take the HELM, sail away (Story)
May 02, 2014
Track team members advance to states (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
On The Brink of laughter (Story)
Apr 02, 2014
Outfield repairs leave baseball team without a home (Story)
Feb 21, 2014
Track team focuses on personal bests (Story)
Feb 20, 2014
Why you should be watching the Winter Olympics (Story)
Feb 06, 2014
Girls basketball advances into playoffs (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Improv class offered as a full-year course for 2014-15 (Story)
Jan 10, 2014
“Walter Mitty” offers stunning visuals, quirky characters (Story)
Dec 20, 2013
Wrestling team defeats 6 schools at home tournament (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Safety measures combat concussions on football field (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Wrestler remembered (Story)
Oct 18, 2013
Nirvana nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year eligible (Story)
Sep 25, 2013
From classrooms to cages (Story/Media)
Aug 23, 2013
Volleyball team aims to pack gym (Story/Media)
Aug 23, 2013
“To-Do List”: Pure adult-rated, fun (Story)
Aug 23, 2013
Cross country camaraderie (Story)
Jun 03, 2013
Guidance counselor receives We Deliver Award (Story)
May 23, 2013
Fall sports preview (Story)
May 23, 2013
Track team faces challenges at states (Story)
Apr 22, 2013
Environmental Awareness Club celebrates Earth Day in Positive Park (Story)
Apr 15, 2013
Two bombs explode at Boston Marathon, injuring dozens and killing at least two (Story)
Apr 10, 2013
New district policy on cell phones, technology in the classroom (Story)
Apr 03, 2013
Hop, skip and a jump:Jeremiah Green demonstrates the triple jump (Story)
Apr 03, 2013
Green jump starts an athletic career (Story)
Mar 10, 2013
The Great Escape (Story)
Feb 12, 2013
Men’s soccer victorious at districts, defeated at regionals (Story)
Feb 01, 2013
Basketball players aim high on and off the court (Story)
Jan 11, 2013
For 2013, no new members for Baseball Hall of Fame (Story)
Dec 19, 2012
It’s A Woman’s World: Maven Piniella (Story)
Dec 19, 2012
District adds lacrosse as sport: but it wont be here or at some other schools (Story)
Nov 28, 2012
Track star Jeremiah Green commits to Alabama (Story)
Nov 17, 2012
Hillsborough County approves lacrosse as FHSAA sport (Story)
Nov 08, 2012
Swimmer advances to state meet (Story)
Nov 06, 2012
Robotics rule change (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2012
SWAT Club participates in Too-Good-For-Drugs Walk (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2012
Althaus sisters share volleyball bond (Story/Media)
Sep 07, 2012
Life of Pi’s film interpretation highly anticipated by IB students and teachers (Story)
Aug 31, 2012
Candidate’s comments on rape and abortion cause a stir (Story)
Aug 24, 2012
New AP Melvin Williams tries to make his mark on school (Story)
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