The Spotlight

2022-2023 Staff

Kishore Annambhotla
Editor-in-Chief

Kishore Annambhotla

Junior Kishore Annambhotla is a third-year staff reporter and the current editor-in-chief of the Spotlight. He is a member of Scholastic Scrimmage as well as No Place for Hate, and competes on the boys’ tennis team. Kishore’s favorite movie is “Shawshank Redemption,” and he enjoys watching “The Simpsons.” In the future, Kishore plans to major in computer science with a focus on artific...

Alexis Behrens
Our World Editor

Alexis Behrens

Sophomore Alexis Behrens is a second-year staff reporter and the current Our World editor. Her adoration of literature is what led her to journalism. This love for reading and writing encouraged Alexis to begin constructing her own work of fictional fantasy. Her favorite book series is “Legends of the Guardian-King,” by Karen Hancock. Outside of school, she also enjoys participating in activit...

Morgan Downing
Opinion Editor

Morgan Downing

Sophomore Morgan Downing is a second-year staff reporter and the current opinion editor. She also participates in No Place for Hate, Angel 34, Habitat for Humanity, Ecology Club, and is Southern Lehigh’s CareerLink ambassador. In her free time, Morgan enjoys listening to music and hiking. Morgan is currently interested in studying law in college.

Christiana Lycette
News Editor

Christiana Lycette

Junior Christiana Lycette is a second-year staff reporter and the current news editor for the Spotlight. In addition to serving as president of Angel 34 and NHS, she is also involved in Teen Counseling, Mini-THON, Aevidum, FBLA, and Student Council. When she isn’t in school, Christiana enjoys adventuring, traveling, playing lacrosse and tennis, and spending time with her friends and family. After h...

Alaina Patel
Features Editor

Alaina Patel

Senior Alaina Patel is a second-year staff reporter and the current Features editor. She is a captain of the cross country team, NHS treasurer, Key Club treasurer, and a Mini-THON committee head. She is also involved in winter and spring track and field, club soccer, Spartan Ambassadors, Teen Counseling, and Orchestra. In the future, Alaina plans to attend college, where she will major in engineering a...

Sophia Lycette
Sports Editor

Sophia Lycette

Junior Sophia Lycette is a second-year staff reporter and the current sports editor. She is involved in MiniTHON, Student Council, Key Club, and Angel 34. Sophia also plays for the girls’ lacrosse team. In her free time, she enjoys baking, bike rides, adventuring, and playing tennis. In the future, Sophia aspires to attend University of Pennsylvania or NYU to study English or science.  ...

Gianna Cusumano
Entertainment Editor

Gianna Cusumano

Sophomore Gianna Cusumano is a second-year staff reporter and the current Entertainment editor. In addition to serving as the Vice President of the Class of 2025, Gianna plays for the volleyball team, swims competitively, and participates in Speech & Debate and Student Council. Outside of school, Gianna enjoys photography, watching thriller and comedy films, and listening to Harry Styles. Whil...

Mack Morgan
Center Spread Layout Editor

Mack Morgan

Senior Mack Morgan is a second-year staff reporter and the current Center Page editor. She plays offense on the junior Flyers ice hockey team and enjoys drawing in her free time. Mack’s go-to fashion piece is a suit, and her favorite food is soup. Her favorite movie is “Coraline.” After graduation, Mack plans to study at Penn State University with a major in cyber security and a minor in legal s...

Isabelle Johnson
Social Media Editor

Isabelle Johnson

Junior Isabelle Johnson is a second-year staff reporter and the current social media editor. She joined the Spotlight to improve her writing skills and hear the ideas of people around her. Izzy loves swimming and competes with the high school swim team. She also participates in FBLA, Mini-THON, and Student Council. In the future, she plans to pursue college and continue her love of swimming.  &nbs...

Kelcie Wagner
Web Editor

Kelcie Wagner

Sophomore Kelcie Wagner is a second-year staff reporter and the current web editor. She is a member of the cheerleading team, track and field team, and Varsity Club. Her favorite movie is Wonder Woman and she loves country music. In the future, Kelcie plans on going to college to study criminal justice and possibly continue her track and field career.

Elizabeth Monroe
Web Editor

Elizabeth Monroe

Junior Elizabeth Monroe is a second-year staff member and current web editor. In addition to being a writer and editor for the newspaper, she plays soccer and lacrosse for Southern Lehigh. Her favorite subject is math, and she enjoys reading in her free time. In the future, she plans to attend college and pursue a career in STEM. A fun fact about Ellie is that she was born as a ginger....

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Natalie Perrelli

Junior Natalie Perrelli is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Natalie participates in Meistersingers and the Art & Literary Club. Outside of school, she enjoys playing ice hockey, reading, writing, and watching movies. In the future, she hopes to attend college and eventually work in neuroscience or nursing. 

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Katherine Monroe

Freshman Katherine Monroe is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. They also plan to join the Speech and Debate team this year. Katy loves to draw and write fictional stories during their free time. Along with that, they enjoy watching movies and reading books, one of their favorites being “The Hunger Games.” In the future, Katy plans to go to college, possibly majoring in political science....

Haley Hendricks
Staff Reporter

Haley Hendricks

Freshman Haley Hendricks is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Haley was inspired to join the journalism program because of her lifelong interests in reading and writing. Some of her hobbies include playing softball, listening to music, and hiking. After high school, she plans on pursuing higher education.

Karansher Sidhu
Staff Reporter

Karansher Sidhu

Senior Karansher Sidhu is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. He also serves as president of the Class of 2023 and is involved with Speech and Debate, Japanese Culture Club, Model U.N., the Feminist Student Union, and Boy Scouts. When Karan is not participating in one of his many clubs, you can find him out for a run with the rest of the cross country team or breaking personal records in...

Zoey Robinson
Staff Reporter

Zoey Robinson

Senior Zoey Robinson is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to writing for the paper, she is also very active in theater. The shows are hard work, but she always enjoys being on stage with her friends. In the summer, Zoey enjoys paddle boarding and kayaking. At home, she has two parents, a younger sister, a dog, a rabbit, and a goldfish named Basil.

Nolan Sargent
Staff Reporter

Nolan Sargent

Senior Nolan Sargent is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. He is the founder and president of Young Educators Club, vice president of the Class of 2023, and a member of the yearbook staff. Outside of school, Nolan enjoys playing hockey, reading, and listening to music. His favorite song is “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, and his favorite musician is Sufjan Stevens. After high school, Nol...

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Sophia Massini

Junior Sophia Massini is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She is also in the Art & Literary Club. Sophia joined the Spotlight to improve and explore her skills as a writer. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and writing. She also loves movies, particularly in the Spider-Man franchise. In the future, Sophia plans to go to college and pursue a career in psycholo...

Evelyn Wang
Staff Reporter

Evelyn Wang

Senior Evelyn Wang is a second-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. She competes in Original Oratory on the school Speech and Debate team and participates in French Club and NHS. She also plays violin for the school orchestra and piano for the school jazz band. Evelyn is an extremely talented tennis player for Southern Lehigh girls’ tennis team, and she also manages the boys’ tennis team. Her fa...

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Jack Steckel

Senior Jack Steckel is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to playing for the lacrosse team, he participates in FBLA and Varsity Club. Jack’s favorite movie is Pulp Fiction, and his favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye. Indie and classic rock are his favorite genres of music. Jack plans to go to college for psychology and pre-law, then go to Cornell Law School for his g...

Brandon Verna
Staff Reporter

Brandon Verna

Senior Brandon Verna is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to serving as the Treasurer of the Class of 2023, Brandon is a member of the Speech and Debate team, FBLA, French Club, NHS, and the founder of Italian Club. Brandon is a member of the Southern Lehigh boys’ soccer team and also plays club soccer. He enjoys studying foreign languages and has learned Italian, French...

Sarah Lockley
Staff Reporter

Sarah Lockley

Senior Sarah Lockley is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Her love of reading and writing led her to join the journalism program. Outside of school, one of Sarah’s main hobbies is fishkeeping. She cares for a variety of species, including rainbow and hatchet fish, guppies, and angelfish, and she hopes to introduce shrimp sometime soon. Sarah plans to major in English at Penn State Univer...

Kylie Baker
Staff Reporter

Kylie Baker

Senior Kylie Baker is a first-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. In addition to serving as the president of GSA and High School Democrats, she is the vice president of NHS and participates in Speech and Debate and theater. Her favorite movie is “Thor: Ragnarok,” and her favorite food is mac and cheese. In the future, Kylie plans to major in political science and attend law school, where sh...

Rory Reigle
Staff Reporter

Rory Reigle

Senior Rory Reigle is a third-year staff reporter for the Spotlight. Rory participates in GSA, and enjoys writing, reading, and painting in their free time. Their favorite book is “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. In the future, Rory plans to attend college and become a psychologist. 

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