The Chant

Graciela Soldatenko
When Gracie Soldatenko isn't capturing the aesthetic of objects on her camera, she is cozying up in bed, binge watching Criminal Minds. Soldatenko has travelled the globe going to places such as London and Paris and still has many countries on her list to visit next. Coming from a family line of professors, the pressure is on for her this year to decide on what college she wants to attend.

Moving at the young age of three from Arizona to upstate New York, Soldatenko grew up around open minded people. With her dad studying his way up to receive his PhD, Gracie was introduced to mature topics at a very young age.

The move to Georgia impacted Soldatenko in where she changed her social aspect, “In New York I was really outgoing, because I knew the same people since pre-k. When I came to Georgia I didn’t talk to anyone the first week, but now i’ve made amazing friends that I have been with since freshman year” Soldatenko said.

Ayjah Laguardia, one of Soldatenko’s friend and classmate described her as trying  “to see the best in people, she’s the type of friend that sees both sides of a conflict and is always there for you when you need advice”.

Soldatenko strives to improve her photography skills while working for her high school’s news website, while also trying to accomplish a level of focus and hard-work.

Gracie hopes her senior year will bring about amazing memories with her friends and to bring appreciable content to the NCHS news website, The Chant. Not to mention her love for pugs, she thinks they're splendid too.


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Graciela Soldatenko, Blogs editor, Photographer

Apr 28, 2017
Memories made (Media)
Apr 14, 2017
Living pictures (Media)
Mar 09, 2017
#tbt: Getting down to business (Media)
Jan 27, 2017
ASR anxiety (Media)
Nov 30, 2016
Christmas cheer (Media)
Nov 15, 2016
“Tell my story”: Holocaust survivor touches 10th Magnet students in powerful lecture (Media)
Nov 14, 2016
NC visited by Holocaust survivor (Media)
Oct 21, 2016
Driver safety (Media)
Oct 07, 2016
Dire news for the Wolfpack (Media)
Sep 02, 2016
NC announces men’s volleyball tournament (Media)
Aug 19, 2016
Tie-dye friday (Media)
May 23, 2016
Warrior pride or prejudice? (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2016
NC changes mascot from Warrior to an actual orange (Story/Media)
Mar 18, 2016
Cobb County Library hosts annual book fair (photo essay) (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2016
#tbt: Outdoor lunch (Media)
Mar 03, 2016
#tbt: 1989 (Media)
Feb 11, 2016
#tbt: Crowded hallways (Media)
Jan 20, 2016
Stunning cinematography catapults The Revenant into glory (Story)
Jan 14, 2016
#tbt: Space Jam (Media)
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Graciela Soldatenko