The Spotlight

2021-2022 Staff

Alex Kane
Editor in Chief and News Editor

Alex Kane

Senior Alex Kane is a third-year staff reporter and current Editor-in-Chief and news editor for the Spotlight. He is a captain of the cross country team as well as a member of the track and field team. His specialties in track include the two-mile, one-mile, and the 800. In addition, Alex is secretary of the National Honor Society, a member of the Speech and Debate team, and an Eagle Scout. His hobbies...

Evelyn Blower
Assistant Editor in Chief, Opinion and Features Editor

Evelyn Blower

Senior Evelyn Blower is a second-year staff reporter and current Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Spotlight, responsible for the Features and Opinion sections. Outside of school, Evelyn enjoys reading, writing, and playing the piano. Her future career plans are to become a philosophy professor. Evelyn’s favorite quote by Soren Kierkegaard states, “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a rea...

Arden Glad
Sports and Web Editor

Arden Glad

Senior Arden Glad is a second-year staff reporter and first-year sports and web editor for the Spotlight. She is involved in clubs such as No Place for Hate and Mini Thon, and a member of the track and field team. Arden also dances competitively, and she is a member of the high school dance team. In her free time, she enjoys baking, sewing, watching movies (her favorite is “The Blind Side”), late-n...

Kishore Annambhotla
Our World and Entertainment Editor

Kishore Annambhotla

Sophomore Kishore Annambhotla is a second-year staff reporter and current Our World and Entertainment editor for the Spotlight. He is also a member of the Art and Literature Club, Scholastic Scrimmage, Key Club, and No Place for Hate. Kishore is also gifted in the sport of tennis, and plays for the Southern Lehigh boys tennis team. He is a lover of trivia, writing, and media, who enjoys watching film...

Isabelle Johnson
Staff Reporter

Isabelle Johnson

Sophomore Isabelle Johnson is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She joined in order to share her ideas and hear the stories of others, and as well as improve her own writing. Izzy is an avid swimmer who is close to her family and friends. In the future, she plans to go to college and continue her swimming career.  

Alexis Behrens
Staff Reporter

Alexis Behrens

Freshman Alexis Behrens is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a member of the Speech and Debate team. Alexis has always been interested in reading and writing, which eventually kick-started her journey of writing her own plot lines and works of fiction. In the future, Alexis plans to attend college in hopes of becoming a foreign service officer.

Mack Morgan
Staff Reporter

Mack Morgan

Junior Mackenzie Morgan is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also a member of GSA and Yearbook. Mack plays ice hockey for the Bethlehem Phantoms Youth and has won two championships. Her other hobbies include working out, swimming, running, cooking, and playing around with technology. Mackenzie’s personality can be described as an ENFP (Extraversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception)...

Elizabeth Vezenov
Staff Reporter

Elizabeth Vezenov

Sophomore Elizabeth Vezenov is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She also participates in Teen Counseling, MiniTHON, Varsity Club, and Yearbook. In her free time, Elizabeth likes to hang out with friends and family, and she takes pride in swimming for the Emmaus Aquatic Club. Some fun facts are that she can understand and partially speak Russian, and has traveled to Russia, Spain, Mexi...

Gianna Cusumano
Staff Reporter

Gianna Cusumano

Freshman Gianna Cusumano is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She also plays volleyball and participates in Speech & Debate, Student Council, and student body. Gianna is a creative, kind, and smart individual who is motivated by her desire to better herself. Outside of school, her hobbies include watching movies, drawing, and writing. She hopes to achieve her goals by not procrastinatin...

Morgan Downing
Staff Reporter

Morgan Downing

Freshman Morgan Downing is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She also participates in Key Club and Avedium. Morgan loves to hike, travel, and read, as well as learn the French and Latin languages. She enjoys photography and illustrating bullet journals. In the future, Morgan plans to go to college, possibly majoring in history or science. 

Kelcie Wagner
Staff Reporter

Kelcie Wagner

Freshman Kelcie Wagner is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition, she is a member of the cheer and track and field teams, as well as the Varsity Club. Her favorite movie is “Wonder Woman” and her favorite book series is Harry Potter. In the future, Kelcie plans to attend college to become a lawyer.

Sophia Lycette
Staff Reporter

Sophia Lycette

Sophomore Sophia Lycette is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also involved in many clubs including MiniTHON, Student Council, Key Club, and Angel 34, and she is a member of the lacrosse team. In her free time she enjoys baking, bike rides, adventuring, and tennis. In the future, Sophia hopes to attend UPenn or NYU to study English or science.  

Christiana Lycette
Staff Reporter

Christiana Lycette

Sophomore Christiana Lycette is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also involved in MiniTHON, Aevidum, FBLA, Student Council, and is running for vice president of her class. When she isn’t in school, Christiana enjoys biking, playing lacrosse, tennis, and spending time with her friends and family. After high school, she hopes to attend college with dreams of becoming an endocrino...

Elizabeth Monroe
Staff Reporter

Elizabeth Monroe

Sophomore Elizabeth “Ellie” Monroe is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Her passion to write for the newspaper inspired her to join the journalism program. She also participates in soccer, lacrosse, and winter track as well as Speech and Debate where she competes in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. When Ellie is not on the soccer field, firing back an impressive rebuttal, or any other one of h...

Alaina Patel
Staff Reporter

Alaina Patel

Junior Alaina Patel is a first-year reporter for the Spotlight. She is a member of the cross country team, the track and field team, orchestra, National Honor Society, Key Club, Teen Counseling, Aevidum, and Spartan Ambassadors. Outside of school, she plays soccer, and enjoys hiking and playing with her dog, Stormy. After high school she intends to pursue her passion as an engineer....

Emma Vorhis
Staff Reporter

Emma Vorhis

Senior Emma Vorhis is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight who sees writing in her future. At school she is a member of the Art and Literature club, and outside of school she owns a horse and enjoys riding. If she had the last 100 dollars on earth, she would be generous and split it up between people she knew. After graduating, Emma plans to attend DeSales University to major in journalism.  &n...

Abigail Wilson
Staff Reporter

Abigail Wilson

Freshman Abby Wilson is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. This year she plans to participate in the Art and Literary Club. Abby has a great love and passion for writing, reading, and creative activities. She once wrote a 16,000-word draft for a novel in a class. As Abby grows up, she hopes to become a professional writer. 

Zain Shamasseen
Staff Reporter

Zain Shamasseen

Freshman Zain Shamasseen is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. He enjoys creativity and tabletop games, and is a member of the Dungeons & Dragons club. Outside of school, Zain enjoys fishing for trout and bass. He is fluent in Spanish, and his favorite movie is “The Godfather.” After high school, Zain plans to attend college to major in finance, and ultimately become a stockbr...

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