2016-2017 Artists and Writers:
Akanksha Rajagopalan, Alisa Lu, Ananya Balagere, Andrew Merriam, Anisha Grover, Aryan Mangla, Avni Mangla, Bennie Chang, Deeksha Badala, Dhivya Ravi, Esther Zhu, Helina Li, Isabella Yang, Jocelyn Tao, Julie Han, Kayla Chen, Kevin Plunkett, Mallika Natarajan, Marissa Dai, Max Zhang, Merisa Prisha Raj, Nevin Thombre, Nikhil Narasimhan, Nirali Shah, Saanvi Shreesha, Sarah Koo, Satvik Shreesha, Sharon George, Shreya Tiwari, Sowmya Mambakkam, Sravya Vakkalanka, Sruthi Medepalli, Stella Huang, Suphala Nibhanupudi, Tauria Bao, Thomas Li, Alisha Bose, Erin Min
The Editors-in-Chief are responsible for leading bimonthly meetings at Miller Middle School, developing beneficial art and writing activities for staff members, leading workshop sessions, editing staff work, creating monthly issues, and developing marketing and PR strategies throughout the year through press opportunities as well as initiatives on the Miller Middle School campus.
2011-2012: Roopa Shankar, Kimberly Tan, Hima Rajana
2012-2013: Kimberly Tan, Hima Rajana, Indu Pereira
2013-2014: Hima Rajana, Indu Pereira
2014-2015: Hima Rajana, Indu Pereira, Alina Ying, Raksha Narasimhan
2015-2016: Indu Pereira, Alina Ying, Raksha Narasimhan, Kavya Balaji
2016-2017: Alina Ying, Raksha Narasimhan, Kavya Balaji, Divya Pereira
2017-2018: Raksha Narasimhan, Kavya Balaji, Divya Pereira
Raksha Narasimhan | Presently, Raksha Narasimhan is a junior at Lynbrook High School. She has been a staff writer since she was in 6th grade, which was the year of Overture‘s debut. Writing has been a passion of hers for as long as she can remember. She loves creating prose pieces of all sorts in her free time! As an assistant editor of Overture, Raksha hopes to provide aspiring writers and artists with a safe space to improve their skills and to enjoy themselves in the process.
Kavya Balaji (Assistant Editor) | Kavya Balaji is a sophomore at Lynbrook High School this year and she first joined Overture when she was an eighth grader at Miller, as a way to build upon her passion for creative writing and art. She believes that writing is a vibrant form of expressing yourself, and loves learning how to use it to better capture emotions through creating prose. While being an assistant editor, she hopes to help everyone in the community improve and grow as a writer/artist.
Divya Pereira (Assistant Editor) | Divya Pereira is currently a freshman at Lynbrook High School and got involved with Overture as a staff writer and artist in 6th grade. She loves writing because on paper, you can travel anywhere and be anything and anyone. There are no limitations or rules. She enjoys being a part of the amazing and open environment that is Overture and is so excited to encourage and inspire others to be creative!
Kimberly Tan | Kimberly is currently a junior at Stanford University and has been writing prose and poetry for as long as she can remember. From entering Reading Rainbow contests in second grade to envisioning this literary magazine, writing has been an intrinsic part of her life. She hopes to use Overture to not only to share her love for writing with other youth, but also to foster literary talent and creativity and to engender a passion in others that will last a lifetime.
Roopa Shankar | Roopa is now a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Marketing & Communication at the Wharton School of Business. Roopa has been passionate about writing since she was 10. Having explored several writing forms since her elementary school days, Roopa has decided that she is truly passionate about creative writing. Through Overture, Roopa hopes to ignite that spark of creativity that she believes is present within everyone!
Hiroko Niksch | Ms. Niksch currently teaches 8th grade Language Arts at Miller Middle School. She has had a lifelong love of literature, poetry, and art, and she has been producing work in all three forms for decades. She is very excited to see her former students leading this worthwhile endeavor and is pleased to have been invited to be a part of what she hopes will be an exciting journey.