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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 Lehigh were AP Environmental Science, Honors English 11, Creative Writing, and Newspaper Journalism. Outside of school, she volunteers at her camp, and also has been involved with Betty Lou’s Pantry. After graduating, Allison plans to go to Northampton Community College for two years, and then transfer into a four-year college. Right now, she is only thinking about Villanova as an option. She plans to major in environmental science and minor in journalism. In the future, she is thinking about a career as a journalist who writes about the environment. Allison believes being a member of the Spotlight has helped her narrow down her career choices and help her prioritize what she wants to do in the future. She is also grateful that the Spotlight has taught her valuable design skills and given her opportunities she would have never taken before. “[It has made me] become a go getter.” she said. Allison’s most notable moments of high school include being nominated for a soccer scholar athlete award representing Southern Lehigh, and advancing to states for the annual Pennsylvania School Press Association journalism competition. Her proudest moment on the Spotlight is the first time one of her articles got published: “Minecraft: Fun Game or Educational Tool?” Allison’s favorite memory during her time on the newspaper staff was staying at school until 9 p.m. with the other editors to finish putting together an issue. Overall, Allison said her favorite part of high school was, “making the friends I have and going through life with my twin.” Her advice to high school students is to take advantage of their time because “junior year goes into turbo mode.” She tells students to enjoy high school while they can and not to be afraid to take classes they like. Allison’s hilarious jokes and comments will surely be missed, and the Spotlight wishes her the best of luck in her future! Follow Allison Borelli on twitter @AllisonBorelli

Allison Borelli, Features Editor

May 24, 2017
Emerging Health Graduates Reflect on Program (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
Dan Qian and the SparTechs Reign as Judges’ Favorite (Story/Photo)
Apr 07, 2017
‘We Were Here’: A Great Free-to-play Puzzle Game (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Table Tennis and Lunch All At Once For SL Teachers (Story/Photo)
Dec 19, 2016
Riding to the Top With Spartan Cycling (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Southern Lehigh High School Addresses Issues of Acceptance and Diversity (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Art Teacher Mrs. Bathgate Returns to Alma Mater (Photo)
Oct 21, 2016
Say Hello (Again) to Mrs. Quartuch (Photo)
Oct 06, 2016
Southern Lehigh Welcomes First American Chinese Teacher, Mrs. Patricia Guock (Story)
May 23, 2016
Teaching in China a Memorable Experience (Story)
May 23, 2016
At the Speeds of Light, Drift Into ‘Hyper Light Drifter’ (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Speaking of Speech and Debate… (Story)
Apr 01, 2016
Will Softball Sustain Success? (Story/Photo)
Feb 24, 2016
Oxen “free” Yourself of Twenty Dollars (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Dress to Impress in Southern Lehigh’s Fashion Show (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
Animal Rights Activists Visit Animals In Distress (Story/Photo)
Jan 11, 2016
Another Option Comes to Southern Lehigh’s Cafeteria (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Computer Science Students Take 2nd Place at Regional Competition (Story/Photo)
Nov 19, 2015
From Mummies to Murals (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
What’s the Buzz About Bees? (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Welcome Health & PE Teacher Mr. Matt Hummel (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
SparTechs: Southern Lehigh’s Robotics Team (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Change Is Coming In Standardized Testing (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
“Successorys” Reward Teacher Success (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Putting an End to Derogative Name Calling (Story/Photo)
Dec 04, 2014
Disconnect to Reconnect With CEI (Story)
Feb 07, 2014
Computers Take Over Traditional Textbooks (Story)
Nov 20, 2013
Minecraft: Fun Game or Educational Tool? (Story)
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