The Spotlight

2023-2024 Staff

Kishore Annambhotla
Editor-in-Chief

Kishore Annambhotla

Senior Kishore Annambhotla is a fourth year staff reporter and current Editor-in-Chief for the Spotlight. Kishore is the NHS President as well as a member of Key Club, No Place for Hate, and Scholastic Scrimmage. He competes on the boys’ tennis team. Outside of school, Kishore enjoys playing basketball with his friends and spending time with family. After high school, Kishore plans on attending coll...

Gianna Cusumano
Features Editor

Gianna Cusumano

Junior Gianna Cusumano is a third-year staff reporter and the current Features editor of Spotlight. She is the vice president of her class, the treasurer of Habitat of Humanity, along with being involved in National Honors Society and Mini-Thon. Her hobbies include swimming, writing, and reading. She swims yearound for the high school team and a club team. One of her favorite films is the rom-com C...

Morgan Downing
Opinion Editor

Morgan Downing

Junior Morgan Downing is a third-year staff reporter and second-year Opinion editor for the Spotlight. She plays an active role in the No Place for Hate leadership team,  Student Council, Angel 34, Ecology Club, French Club, and NHS.  She also volunteers for the Lehigh Valley Youth Council. Outside of school, Morgan enjoys traveling, hiking, listening to  music, and film photography. After high sc...

Christiana Lycette
News Editor

Christiana Lycette

Senior Christiana Lycette is a third-year staff reporter and the current news editor for the Spotlight. In addition to serving as president of Angel 34 and NHS member, she is also involved in Teen Counseling, Mini-THON, Aevidum, FBLA, and Student Council at Southern Lehigh. When she isn’t in school, Christiana is a junior board member of the Team Arnav Cancer Foundation and enjoys adventuring, traveli...

Sophia Lycette
Sports Editor

Sophia Lycette

Senior Sophia Lycette is a second-year staff reporter and the current sports editor. She is president of Angel 34 as well as involved in clubs such as: MiniTHON, Student Council, Key Club, and Avedium. Sophia also plays for the girls’ lacrosse team. In her free time, she enjoys baking, bike rides, traveling, and playing tennis. In the future, Sophia aspires to attend Boston University or Northeaste...

Nicole Zweifel
Staff Reporter

Nicole Zweifel

Senior Nicole Zweifel is a first year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to the Spotlight, she involves herself in a lot of different activities throughout Southern Lehigh. Nicole is a part of NHS and the Yearbook staff, as well as being the Co-President for the Art and Literary Club. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her friends, drawing, and listening to music (specificall...

Vivienne Speranza
Staff Reporter

Vivienne Speranza

Freshman Vivienne Speranza is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She participates in volleyball and also plans on joining a few clubs this year including FSA, Angel 34, and Mini-Thon. Outside of school, Vivienne enjoys reading young adult fiction novels and cooking a variety of foods. In the future, she plans on attending college, possibly majoring in psychology or journalism....

Avi Shah
Staff Reporter

Avi Shah

Sophomore Avi Shah is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Avi is a member of MiniTHON, Student Council, Fashion Club, FBLA, Angel 34, as well as varsity tennis and swim. Outside of being very involved with the school, Avi enjoys playing golf and generally spending time with friends. In the future, Avi plans to attend college in pursuit of a career in medicine.

Tommy Morris
Staff Reporter

Tommy Morris

Senior Tommy Morris is a first year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Inside of school, he is involved with Fashion Club, the Feminist Student Association, and he plays varsity soccer. He enjoys listening to music and practicing soccer in his free time. At the moment, he is still considering colleges, but plans to study business once decided.

Cameron Tyrell
Staff Reporter

Cameron Tyrell

Freshman Cameron Tyrell is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. This year she plans to be involved with Mini Thon, Key Club, Sassy Massey, Varsity Club, and Yearbook. Cameron is also a member of the volleyball team and a dedicated dancer. Her interest for sports goes beyond her extracurriculars as she is considering pursuing a career in sports medicine. When Cameron is not busy with her pa...

Talan Canzano
Staff Reporter

Talan Canzano

Junior Talan Canzano is a first-year staff reporter. In school, he is a part of the Golf team. He is also a part of Angel 34, FBLA, and Teen Counseling. His favorite show is Game of Thrones and his favorite movie is Goodfellas. Talan likes to travel and hang out with friends. In the future, he wants to pursue cyber security.

Luke Fisher
Staff Reporter

Luke Fisher

Senior Luke Fisher is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to serving as the committee head for MiniTHON, he is a member of Spanish Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Varsity Club, and Angel 34. He also plays varsity lacrosse. In his spare time, Luke enjoys lifting weights and skateboarding. He plans to attend college for either business or engineering. One fun fact ab...

William Wenrich-Quinones
Staff Reporter

William Wenrich-Quinones

Senior William Wenrich-Quinones is a first year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Will is a member of the soccer team, serves as the president of Future Business Leaders of America, and is the food and swag committee head for Mini-THON. He also plays an active role in Student Council, Angel 34, Spanish Club, and NHS. Outside of school, Will enjoys watching movies like “The Perks of Being a Wallflo...

Tessa Di Cesare
Staff Reporter

Tessa Di Cesare

Junior Tessa Di Cesare is a first year staff reporter. She is a member of the National Honors Society, Student Council, Mini Thon, and Athletes Against Hunger. She is also a Teen Counselor and a Spartan Ambassador. Tessa is a captain of the Cross Country team and participates in Winter and Spring Track and Field. Her favorite movie The Alpinist and her favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls. After high sc...

Finola Hieter
Staff Reporter

Finola Hieter

Junior Finola Hieter is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Finola is the social media officer of Fashion Club and participates in Mini-Thon and NHS. In her free time, she enjoys ballet and listening to music, particularly Frank Ocean. In the future, Finola plans on attending college to study journalism. 

Axel Sorber

Junior Axel Sorber is a first year staff-reporter for the Spotlight. Axel is a member of French Club, No Place for Hate, Spin Club, and Color Guard. Axel was inspired to join the Spotlight due to their long time passion for writing. Writing and a love of traveling influenced Axel to want to become a Foreign Correspondent and to study at a community college after highschool. Outside of a busy school schedu...

Isabelle Johnson
Social Media and Web Editor

Isabelle Johnson

Senior Isabelle Johnson is a third-year staff reporter and the current social media and web editor. Izzy enjoys swimming, both for the school and a club team, PAAC. She is a part of FBLA, Teen Counseling, Student Council, Mini-THON, Varsity Club, and NHS. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, shopping, traveling, and taking walks outdoors. In the future, Izzy is hoping t...

Alexis Behrens
Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Our World Editor

Alexis Behrens

Junior Alexis Behrens is a third year staff reporter and the new Assistant Editor-in-Chief. In addition to serving as a Spartan Ambassador and a member of NHS, she is also involved in Teen Counseling, Student Council, and Athletes Against Hunger. Outside of school, Alexis enjoys traveling, reading, and paddle boarding. After high school, she aspires to attend Georgetown University and study internatio...

Kelcie Wagner
Entertainment Editor

Kelcie Wagner

Junior Kelcie Wagner is a third-year staff reporter and the current Entertainment editor. She is a part of fall cheerleading, winter track and field, and spring track and field. She is also involved in Varsity Club, Mini Thon, Angel 34, and Student Council. Outside of school, Kelcie enjoys baking and cooking, and watching her favorite show, “The Rookie.” In the future, Kelcie plans to attend college,...

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