Eva Niessner, 15, is a sophomore at North Hagerstown High School. She enjoys reading about strong women both in history and in comics.
Laura Bell, 15, is a sophomore at North High. She likes movies that explore characters' inner lives and conflicted motivations.
Shoval Resnick, 17, is a senior at South Hagerstown High School. She knows that humans are a visually oriented species and can't help judging by appearances.
Ryan Barry, 13, is an eighth-grade home-schooled student living in Boonsboro. He has several characters on the online role-playing game "City of Villains."
Anna Baldasarre, 15, is a sophomore at Smithsburg High School. She has written for Pulse since May 2007.