The Spotlight

2015-2016 Staff

Talia Trackim

Throughout her four years at Southern Lehigh High School, Talia Trackim has surely established herself as the girl who does it all. She joined the Spotlight staff in her freshman year as a staff reporter, became features editor sophomore year, and has reigned the past two years as editor-in-chief. On top of managing the Spotlight, Talia has also been a member of the speech and debate team for four ye...

Nicole Schroy

Nicole Schroy graduates as a four-year staff member of The Spotlight. In her sophomore year, she was the Arts and Entertainment editor, and she switched roles to being the web editor her junior and senior year. “It is really rewarding,” Schroy said. “We get feedback from other students and [are] the voice for the student body.” This fall Schroy will attend King’s College for their fi...

Allison Borelli

Allison Borelli graduates as a four-year Spotlight staff member. She has been a student reporter all four years, and features editor for two. Outside of the Spotlight, Allison participated in teen counseling for three years, Key Club for one year, National Honor Society, Literary and Arts Club, soccer, and winter and spring track and field. Allison’s favorite classes during her time at Southern...

Kaitlin Cole

Katie Cole is a four-year member of the Spotlight staff. She began working as the opinion editor her sophomore and has continued in the position ever since. “Our staff is really great, so I have enjoyed working with them and interacting with them for the last couple of years,” Cole said. This fall, Cole will be attending Schreyers Honors College at Penn State University where she will study biochemi...

Alex Baca

In his senior year as web editor, Alex Baca helped revamp our website and made sure that our online community stayed well-informed on all things Southern Lehigh. Alex joined The Spotlight staff as a freshman; however, he took a break from journalism his sophomore year and rejoined his junior year as a staff reporter. “I love having informative conversations in the pub lab and interviewing people,...

Townsend Colley

Senior Townsend Colley is a four-year staff reporter and third-year sports editor for the Spotlight. In addition to writing for the newspaper, he plays varsity football. One of his favorite things to do is sit down on a Saturday morning and watch College Gameday Live and not get up until around 4:00 because he watches college football all day. He is a firm believer that Baker Mayfield is God’s gift ...

Izza Choudhry

Senior Izza Choudhry is a four-year staff reporter and former one-year copy editor and one-year news editor, now serving as opinion editor for the Spotlight. Outside of school, Izza enjoys volunteering, reading, attending concerts, and traveling. While Izza is very indecisive about her future career plans, she is definitely planning to major in psychology in college, hopefully at either George Wash...

Sarah Trebicka

Senior Sarah Trebicka is a four-year staff reporter and former two-year Our World editor, now serving as editor-in-chief for the Spotlight. In addition to the newspaper, this year she’s also part of the Spartan News and National Honor Society. She is fluent in Albanian, and loves traveling (especially to Europe) and learning about different cultures. Her favorite place in the world is Italy. In her f...

Danielle Alpert

Senior Danielle Alpert four-year staff reporter and former two-year center spread editor, now serving as news editor for the Spotlight. In addition to the newspaper, she is a teen counselor at SLHS, and she has been dancing for 14 years. She likes to spend time with her family, even though her brothers annoy her. Her interests include traveling, rock-climbing, and disc golf. In the future she hopes t...

Emily Oberlender

Senior Emily Oberlender is a third-year staff member and the current opinion editor for the Spotlight. She previously served for one year as the news editor. Along with writing for the paper, she participates in competition dance, is the fundraising director of the Animal Rights Activists, serves as a teen counselor, and is the president of the Feminist Student Union. In her free time, she enjoys pl...

Jamie Kish

Senior Jamie Kish is a former three-year staff reporter and two-year entertainment editor for the Spotlight. This year Jamie continues to serve as a contributor to the Spotlight as he shifts his focus to pursue his artistic endeavors. He is also involved in the Literary & Art Society. Outside of school, Jamie enjoys playing the guitar, sketching, and listening to music. After high school, he ho...

Caitlin Roth

Caitlin Roth, a second-year staff member, has followed an unusual path towards success at the Spotlight. Her first year on staff, as a junior, Caitlin was a photographer and left the occasional movie review in the entertainment section. As a senior, Caitlin officially became a full-fledged staff reporter, and joined fellow senior Rachel Borelli as co-editor of the opinion section. “I feel like my t...

Maggie Moerder

Junior Maggie Moerder is a second-year photographer for The Spotlight. In addition to the Spotlight, Maggie participates in robotics and plays violin in the orchestra. She enjoys taking pictures, reading, going on walks, and traveling. In the future, Maggie would like to attend college to become a nurse.

Devon Wolfe

Devon Wolfe is a one-year staff member of The Spotlight where he has served as a photographer and technical assistant. He will attend Northampton Community College where he will major in communications. Devon aims to later transfer to West Chester University and pursue a career in public relations. In addition to attending school, Wolfe will also be participating in the color guard with a top ...

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