The Spotlight

2019-2020 Staff

Saskia Van’t Hof

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

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.

Kate Miller

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...

Alex Kane

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...

Noelle Nelson

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. 

Kennah Salvo

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. 

Evelyn Wang

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....

Lauren McCormick

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).

Emily Mackin

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 ...

Gillian Wellington

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

Nolan Sargent

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. ...

Owen Bishop

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

Amy Schwartz

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...

Aisha Durrani

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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