The Spotlight

2020-2021 Staff

Saskia Van’t Hof

Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor

Saskia Van’t Hof is a fourth-year staff reporter and second-year Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor for the Spotlight. She is also president of Key Club, a Spartan Ambassador, and a varsity field hockey player. Outside of school, Saskia loves to read books, try out new recipes, and play with her dog. After graduation, Saskia plans to attend a university to study international relations....

Lucas Zhang

Our World and Social Media Editor

Senior Lucas Zhang is a second-year staff reporter and Our World editor for the Spotlight. He is also President of Student Council, a member of the Speech and Debate Team,  and runs Cross Country as well as Winter and Spring Track. He enjoys cooking and running. His future plans include graduating from high school, attending college, and possibly seeking military service.

Noelle Nelson

Entertainment and Features Editor

Senior Noelle Nelson is a second-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She also serves as the Entertainment and Features Editor. In her free time, Noelle enjoys watching Netflix, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with friends. In the future, she plans to attend college and pursue a business or finance degree. 

Alex Kane

News and Sports Editor

Junior Alex Kane is a second-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. He also serves as the News and Sports Editor. In addition to writing for the newspaper, Alex runs cross country and indoor and outdoor track. He also participates in the Speech and Debate Team and is a member of the National Honor Society. When he is not in school, he can be found taking long walks, going for a run, or reading his...

Lauren Volkodav

Web Editor

Junior Lauren Volkodav is a first-year staff reporter and the Web Editor for the Spotlight. A new student from Connecticut and Florida, she previously served as a representative for student council, editor at the newspaper, school tour guide, ran track and field, and was a Model United Nations and Debate Club member. When Lauren is not writing or running, she enjoys traveling or spending time with...

Kishore Annambhotla

Staff Reporter

Freshman Kishore Annambhotla is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. He plans to join the Art and Literature Club, Scholastic Scrimmage, and the tennis team. Outside of school, he enjoys tennis, playing video games, and reading. In the future, Kishore plans to attend college with hopes of becoming a writer. 

Sarah Cassavaugh

Staff Reporter

Senior Sarah Cassavaugh is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a part of Aevidum and works part-time after school at Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and attempting to perfect a macaroon. In the future, Sarah plans to attend college to become a genetic engineer.

Alexis Volkodav

Staff Reporter

Freshman Alexis Volkodav is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She also participates on the high school cross country team. Her enthusiasm for the outdoors expands outside of school, and she enjoys going on hikes and swimming during her free time. In the future, Alexis hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.

Savanna Lippincott

Staff Reporter

Senior Savanna Lippincott is a first-year staff reporter who decided to join the newspaper out of curiosity and her love for writing. She also enjoys soccer and hockey in her free time. In the future, Savanna hopes to pursue a career in either writing or forensics.

Alexa Smith

Staff Reporter

Freshman Alexa Smith is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She stays very busy by swimming on the high school swim team and hitting home runs in club softball. Not only is she an avid sportswoman but she also loves baking delicious cookies. In her free time, Alexa can be found reading her favorite books next to her dog, Rudy. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in nursing....

Arden Glad

Staff Reporter

Junior Arden Glad is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight.  She participates in high school track and in dance outside of school. Arden loves to read and longboard in her free time. In the future, Arden hopes to pursue a college degree in English literature.

Lorelei Reigle

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Lorelei Reigle is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She enjoys creative writing and reading: her favorite book is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Lorelei also likes art and spending time with her cat. She one day hopes to go to her dream travel location, which is Europe....

Elyse Paugh

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Elyse Paugh is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a member of Key Club, plays club volleyball, and manages the high school swim team. Her hobbies include singing and poetry writing. When she’s not doing one of these things, Elyse can most frequently be found hanging out with her friends.

Evelyn Blower

Staff Reporter

Junior Evelyn Blower is a first-year staff reporter. Outside of the newsroom, she is a member of the Speech and Debate team, Junior State of America, and the Solehian yearbook staff. During her free time, she enjoys painting, writing, and listening to music. In the future, Evelyn would like to become a philosophy professor.

James Zbyszinski

Staff Reporter

Freshman James Zbyszinski is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Outside of school, he can be found practicing martial arts. In his free time, he enjoys gaming and playing Dungeons and Dragons. In the future, James would like to attend college to become a teacher, journalist, or creative writer. He relates most to the element of earth.

Aisha Durrani

Staff Reporter

Senior Aisha Durrani is a third-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a member of the Speech and Debate team, National Honor Society, Teen Counseling, and Student Council, in addition to plenty of other clubs. At home, along with her two brothers, she can be caught reading, writing, or watching TV and staying updated on all the goings-on of the world. After high school, Aisha plans to pur...

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