The Spotlight

2019-2020 Staff

Saskia Van’t Hof

Editor-in-Chief, Opinion Editor

Junior Saskia Van’t Hof is a third-year staff reporter and former features editor who is the newest editor-in-chief of the Spotlight. She is also president of Key Club, a spartan ambassador, and plays field hockey for Southern Lehigh. Outside of school, Saskia loves to read, write, play with her dog, and binge-watch Netflix. Saskia grew up in Japan until sixth grade. In the future, she plans on goi...

Kennah Salvo

Features Editor

Senior Kennah Salvo is the features editor and a third-year staff reporter and former news editor for the Spotlight. She is a member of the Feminist Student Union, the Southern Lehigh chapter of the National Honor Society, and WSOL.  She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and piano, and playing with her dogs and brothers. 

Kate Miller

Sports Editor

Senior Kate Miller is a first-year staff reporter and sports editor. Outside of the newsroom, she is involved in spartan ambassadors, teen counseling, spartan news, Junior State of America, NHS, and plays varsity volleyball. Outside of school, she works at Racquets and Fitness center at Saucon Valley Country Club. When she finally has time to herself, she likes to perform broadway shows and dance around...

Lucas Zhang

Our World Editor

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

Alex Kane

News Editor

Sophomore Alex Kane is a first year staff reporter and editor of the News Section. When not writing for the Spotlight, he  runs Cross Country and Winter and Spring Track. Outside of school he can be found watching Netflix, reading, and following the current state of politics. In the future he plans to continue his running career and an accredited college before attending law school.

Noelle Nelson

Entertainment Editor

Junior Noelle Nelson is a first-year staff reporter and entertainment editor for the Spotlight. She is the treasurer of Scholastic Scrimmage and takes part in Teen Counselors, Literary Arts Club, NHS, and Aevidum. Outside of school, Noelle loves to watch Netflix, play with her dogs, and compete in soccer.

Aisha Durrani

Staff Reporter

Junior Aisha Durrani is a second-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a member of the speech and debate team and Key Club. Outside of school, Aisha’s hobbies are writing, reading the news, playing around with cameras, and watching TV. Aisha lived in Dubai prior to moving to Pennsylvania, where she has been living for the past 8 years. In the future, she plans on going to college, maki...

Emily Mackin

Staff Reporter

Senior Emily Mackin is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also the Edtior-in-Chief of the Solehian yearbook, and is involved in Key Club, Spartan Ambassadors, Teen Counseling, Ecology Club, and NHS. Outside of school, she can be found volunteering at the Sun Inn in Bethlehem or at Animals in Distress. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and bettering her advocacy for ...

Amy Schwartz

Staff Reporter

Junior Amy Schwartz is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also involved in the school musical, chorus, GSA, color guard, and NHS. Outside of school, she can be found volunteering with her Girl Scout Troop or at Camelot for Children. In her free time, she enjoys writing, reading, and all aspects of music. In the future, she wants to attend college, get a job in the social work fi...

Gillian Wellington

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Gillian Wellington is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight.

Owen Bishop

Staff Reporter

Junior Owen Bishop is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight.

Lucas Werbisky

Staff Reporter

Junior Lucas Werbisky is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight.

Lauren McCormick

Staff Reporter

Freshman Lauren McCormick is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Lauren participates in Southern Lehigh Girls Soccer and runs Track and Field. She is also a viola player in the orchestra. After school, Lauren likes to watch YouTube and Big Time Rush with her sister (and her two cats).

Nolan Sargent

Staff Reporter

Freshman Nolan Sargent is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In school, Nolan plays the saxophone in the band and participates in Speech and Debate. He is also on the Southern Lehigh Ice Hockey Team. Outside of school, Nolan is a self-taught amateur magician. Nolan’s favorite American pastime is doing his family’s taxes. Nolan is also very big-brained. This is the Nol-end. ...

Evelyn Wang

Staff Reporter

Freshman Evelyn Wang is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Evelyn participates in Southern Lehigh Girls Tennis, winning the District 3A Doubles Tournament and advancing on to the PIAA State Championships this year. When she is not watching professional tennis (she’s a big fan of Roger Federer) or playing Minecraft, Evelyn would probably be found playing the piano....

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