The Chant

Melissa Sagaseta
Melissa Sagaseta, a senior at North Cobb High, joined The Chant in her junior year and serves as a reporter and photographer. She was born in Uruguay and moved to the United States with her mom, dad and older brother in 2004. The first two years proved difficult as she struggled with learning a new language while attending a new school however the change did not affect her outgoing personality and quickly made friends.

When asked to describe Melissa, Kimberly Rios, a close friend and classmate said, “Melissa is a funny, kind, friendly and hardworking person who can brighten anyone's day by simply being apart of it”

Sagaseta joined The Chant with the intention of bettering her photography skills and meeting new people. As a result she met Autumn Boekeloo and Philip Wynne, both reporters for The Chant, and the trio have been inseparable ever since. Despite her friendly and outgoing personality, Melissa would still prefer to spend her weekends at home watching the Food Channel.

Three years ago, healthy eating became a major part of Melissa’s life as she became dedicated to eating organically and started to attend Hot Yoga. Her love of photography also plays a significant role in her life as she aspires to continue her work as a photojournalist when she graduates, “I like to photograph nature and hope to work for a magazine like The National Geographic someday” Sagaseta said.

Melissa will be the first of her immediate family to attend college and with the unwavering support from her family, plans on going to an instate four year college. As she completes her last year of high school, Melissa’s dedication for The Chant continues and looks forward to producing more quality content for the website.

Profile written by Graciela Soldatenko

melissa sagaseta, Features editor, Photographer

May 10, 2017
Adopt, don’t shop: Dogs deserve better (Story)
Apr 01, 2017
Autumn and Melissa in the a.m.: Coffee break (Story)
Apr 01, 2017
The new “new” gym on the block (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Warrior lax falls to Hawks in 14-4 defeat (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Curve the other way: Fashion Nova disappoints (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Has Georgia lost Hope? (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Eat your greens, don’t spend them (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Through the eyes of an Immigrant: Integration in America (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
GMO’s? Or GM-No’s? (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Autumn and Melissa in the AM: The Chant makes holiday treats (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Autumn and Melissa in the a.m.: The Chant tries Buzzfeed Videos (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
NC Varsity softball bring home a Senior Night victory (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Pretty on a budget: e.l.f makeup line meets expectations (Story)
Aug 17, 2016
“Can”-do attitude: TC kicks off annual canned food drive (Story)
May 16, 2016
Fun in the sun: Summer outings on a budget (Story)
Apr 27, 2016
Annual art show features best creative minds (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
NC reacts: Tubman to replace Jackson on $20 bill (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
Acworth joins for Easter eggstravaganza (Story)
Mar 11, 2016
You are what you eat: The truth behind GMOs (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Benefits outweigh sweltering heat of Hot Yoga (Story)
Feb 22, 2016
Rice diet helps increase weight loss (Story)
Jan 15, 2016
Georgia State University mentorship program thrives at NC (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
America’s backbone: Hispanic influence runs deep (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
D’Arcy inspires students to achieve goals (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Podcast: Flora vs. Fauna episode 1: What do you eat? [audio] (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Latino Leadership Conference inspires youth (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Logan Farm Park hosts Halloween Jamboree (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
Alessia Cara displays strong debut with Four Pink Walls (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Music Midtown: a weekend to remember (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
LakePoint grows with community support (Story)
Aug 20, 2015
Animal slaughtering goes far beyond Cecil the Lion (Story)
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