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Lily Anderson

Lily Anderson

Staff

This is Lily’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys listening to music and playing the alto saxophone, clarinet and tenor saxophone in the band. In her free time, she likes to play video games and watch TV shows. She enjoys hanging out with her friends. She is excited to be authoring articles for The Lighthouse this year.

Julia Anthony

Julia Anthony

Staff

This is Julia’s first year in the journalism program. She is also a member of the Athletic Training Club and Italian Club. She enjoys playing soccer, going to the gym, reading, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. In college, she plans to study pre-law and aspires to continue her academic career in law school. Julia looks forward to contributing her creativity and vibrant personality to help create success for the Lighthouse this year.

Nikki Antonesco

Nikki Antonesco

Managing Editor

This is Nikki’s third year in the journalism program and first year serving as managing editor. She enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar and spending time with her friends. In college, she plans to study forensic psychology. Nikki looks forward to being successful in the newspaper this year.

Alexa Augustyniak

Alexa Augustyniak

Copy Editor

This is Alexa’s second year in the journalism program and first year as a copy editor. She enjoys playing varsity soccer, basketball and flag football. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. She hopes to use her editing skills to contribute to the success of The Lighthouse.

Emma Bannon

Emma Bannon

Staff

This is Emma’s first year in the journalism program. She is the treasurer for the Future Business Leaders of America and is a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She is also a member of the Athletic Trainer Club, Medical Club and True Crime Club. As a member of The Lighthouse staff, Emma looks forward to learning more about journalism and improving her writing skills.

Caila Barreiros

Caila Barreiros

Staff

This is Caila’s fourth year in the journalism program. She enjoys dancing and pageantry. She loves teaching her dance students in the Lyndhurst dance program as well as volunteering and giving back. Caila aspires to pursue a career in fashion merchandising. Her goal is also to improve as a writer.

Isabella Bartlett

Isabella Bartlett

Staff

This is Isabella’s first year in the journalism program. They are a member of the color guard and manager for the cross country team. In their free time, Isabella likes collecting CDs and records, drawing, playing guitar and upcycling clothes. They are happy to be a part of The Lighthouse staff and share their thoughts with the community.

Charlie Benjamin

Charlie Benjamin

Staff

This is Charlie’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys creating digital art, drawing comics and playing video games. He hopes to one day have his own animated cartoon. He intends to spend most of his high school career with The Lighthouse.

Shirley Bermejo

Shirley Bermejo

Staff

This is Shirley’s first year in journalism class. She enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with her family, shopping and running on the cross country team. Through her membership on The Lighthouse staff, she looks forward to becoming a better writer.

Emilia Calabrese

Emilia Calabrese

Editor-in-Chief

This is Emilia’s third year in the journalism program and second year as editor-in-chief. She is involved in Crochet Club, Italian Club, Law Enforcement Club, National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. In her free time, Emilia likes cooking, watching Netflix and spending time with friends and family. She looks forward to serving as a mentor to other students in her last year on The Lighthouse staff.

Elize Cardona

Elize Cardona

Staff

This is Elize’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys the outdoors, volleyball, hanging out with friends, ice skating, reading, watching movies and spending time with family members. She looks forward to working on the design portion for the school newspaper, which includes cover art, illustrations and infographics. She was recommended for this program by her graphic design teacher and is excited to showcase her skills.

Vielka Castillo

Vielka Castillo

Staff

This is Vielka’s first year in the journalism program. She enjoys spending time with her friends and listening to music. She is on the cross country team and is a member of the International Culture Club. Her goal is to maintain her interest in writing, as it is a way for her to express her thoughts and better herself as a journalist.

Zahara Chowdhury

Zahara Chowdhury

Staff

This is Zahara’s first year in the journalism program. They play the saxophone in the band. In their free time, they enjoy cooking and reading. They also like to take photos, watch movies and write. Zahara hopes to study psychology in the future. They are excited to be a part of The Lighthouse staff and intend to remain in the journalism program for the rest of their high school career.

Janset Cinaz

Janset Cinaz

Editor

This is Janset’s second year in the journalism program and first year as an editor. She is the voice of the school on the morning announcements and enjoys public speaking. Janset spends her free time reading and playing volleyball. This year, Janset is co-hosting the podcast “The Gold Standard.” Her goal is to improve her speaking skills and have fun while doing so.

Julian Cruz

Julian Cruz

Staff

This is Julian Cruz’s first year in the journalism program. He enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with family and friends. Julian hopes to improve his writing skills through his work at The Lighthouse.

Mirka Cuadros

Mirka Cuadros

Deputy Editor

This is Mirka’s third year in the journalism program. She has also taken initiative in presenting New Voices legislation to Governor Phil Murphy, which was signed in late 2021. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike, watching movies and hanging out with friends. Mirka is excited to lead class discussions and author editorials as the newspaper’s deputy editor this year.

Brook D'Andrea

Brook D'Andrea

Staff

This is Brook’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. Brook enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with friends. One of her goals is to get better at volleyball. Brook looks forward to venturing out and writing articles in a variety of genres.

Tala Daoud

Tala Daoud

Staff

This is Tala’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys going out with friends and family, reading books, watching Netflix and playing sports. In addition to being part of the journalism program, Tala is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America. She looks forward to achieving her goals by being a good staff member and writer.

Amerie Diaz

Amerie Diaz

Staff

This is Amerie's third year in the journalism program. She enjoys learning to code, reading and writing. In her free time, she likes taking care of her ferrets. She looks forward to authoring interesting articles for The Lighthouse.

Maksym Dmochowski

Maksym Dmochowski

Staff

This is Maksym’s first year in the journalism program. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and competing on the boys soccer team. As a member of The Lighthouse staff, Maksym looks forward to sharing his thoughts about professional sports.

Camille Echols

Camille Echols

Staff

This is Camille’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is president of the Book Club and secretary of the Environmental Club. She also volunteers at the Humane Society of Bergen County once a week. She enjoys writing as a hobby but is more interested in pursuing a career in architecture or graphic design. After spending a year away from the journalism program, she is excited to be returning this year.

Angela Ellis

Angela Ellis

Webmaster

This is Angela’s fourth year on The Lighthouse staff. Some activities she enjoys are drawing, watching Netflix, hanging out with her family and friends and playing with her two dogs. She is the school’s mascot and is on the indoor and outdoor track teams. Angela is looking forward to excelling in her second year of being webmaster and her third year as an editor. She also cannot wait to take many more photos for The Lighthouse.

Ava Gonzalez

Ava Gonzalez

Staff

This is Ava’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Some activities she enjoys are listening to music, watching Netflix and going for walks. She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial Club and Model United Nations. She is also the secretary of the Medical Club. Ava hopes to one day pursue a career in psychology. She is excited to continue writing and learn more about journalism.

Michelle Gozdek

Michelle Gozdek

Staff

This is Michelle's first year on The Lighthouse staff. Some activities she enjoys are spending time with her friends, painting and drawing, selecting outfits and hanging out with her cats. She is a share-time student at Bergen Technical High School in Paramus where she studies media production. She hopes to finish her high school career with a successful year taking photos for The Lighthouse.

Natalia Hernandez

Natalia Hernandez

Staff

This is Natalia’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is a member of the concert band and marching band. Natalia enjoys playing her flute, listening to music, watching movies and spending time with her friends. She hopes to have a successful year working for The Lighthouse.

Francesco Infurna

Francesco Infurna

Staff

This is Francesco’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys drawing, listening to music, watching shows and movies and hanging out with friends. He hopes to write many articles about interesting and important topics.

Nikalena Iacono

Nikalena Iacono

Staff

This is Nikalena’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is on the varsity soccer team and loves playing softball. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends and family, listens to music and watches Netflix. She also takes part in clubs including the Future Business Leaders of America, Italian Club and True Crime Club. She is excited to be a member of The Lighthouse staff and intends to remain in the journalism program for the rest of her high school career.

Elida Kuka

Elida Kuka

Staff

This is Elida’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. In her free time, she likes to be with friends and family, watch shows on Netflix and participate in school activities. She is a member of the International Culture Club, Mock Trial Club, Model United Nations and World Language Honor Society. Elida hopes to write many articles this year on various topics ranging from school news to controversial issues.

Nia Locier

Nia Locier

Staff

This is Nia’s first year in journalism class. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her friends, go outside and listen to her favorite hip-hop artists. She hopes to pursue a career as an architect. She enjoys writing, as it helps her express her thoughts. Nia is excited to see where her experiences in journalism will take her.

Alexandra Lourenco

Alexandra Lourenco

Staff

This is Alexandra’s first year in the journalism program. She fences sabre and enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, listening to music and reading. She hopes to become a better writer during her time in The Lighthouse program. She hopes to remain a part of the journalism program throughout her high school career.

Anastasia Loutroutzis

Anastasia Loutroutzis

Webmaster

This is Anastasia’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is a member of multiple clubs and serves as vice president of two clubs: the Animal Welfare Club and True Crime Club. She is also the treasurer of the Medical Club. Anastasia enjoys playing club volleyball, writing sports articles and swimming competitively.

Clare Malfetti

Clare Malfetti

Staff

This is Clare’s first year in the journalism program. She is looking forward to writing a variety articles and reviewing shows on Hulu. Some activities she enjoys are listening to music, watching shows and movies, hanging out with friends and cooking. She hopes to improve her writing skills through her work on The Lighthouse staff.

Gianfranco Martinez

Gianfranco Martinez

Editor

This is Gianfranco’s second year on The Lighthouse staff and his first year as an editor. He is working on a podcast titled “Surveillance Spotlight” to educate his listeners about how much technology can be used against them and instruct them about how to keep their privacy in a world that doesn’t respect privacy.

Kyla Anne Marino

Kyla Anne Marino

Staff

This is Kyla’s first year in the journalism program. She plays on the varsity soccer, basketball and flag football teams. In her free time, she hangs out with her friends, listens to music and takes frequent visits to BJ’s Restaurant. She looks forward to contributing to The Lighthouse.

Justin Mayewski

Justin Mayewski

Staff

This is Justin’s second year in the journalism program. He enjoys playing baseball and working out. He also loves spending time with his friends and family. Justin aspires to have a career in medicine. He hopes journalism will help him become more well-rounded and a better writer.

Jude McElroy

Jude McElroy

Editor

This is Jude’s third on The Lighthouse staff and second year as an editor. In his free time, Jude likes to play video games. He wrote opinion articles last year and is focusing on review writing this year.

Carolyne Mooney

Carolyne Mooney

Editor

This is Carolyne’s fourth year on The Lighthouse staff and her third year as an editor. Carolyne found her passion for sports writing through this program and hopes to pursue a journalism major in college. She is involved in school activities including the Law Enforcement Club and World Language Honor Society. She also has been active on the high school’s girls volleyball and softball teams.

Samantha Munera

Samantha Munera

Staff

This is Samantha’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and drawing. She also likes watching movies and hanging out with friends. She looks forward to working with her classmates and improving her writing skills.

Abdallah Mustafa

Abdallah Mustafa

Staff

This is Abdallah's first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys playing football, hanging out with friends and going out for lunch with his friends and family. He likes watching shows and movies, his favorite movie being “Fast & Furious” and his favorite show being “L.A.’s Finest.” He looks forward to his future in The Lighthouse program.

Bethany Negron

Bethany Negron

Staff

This is Bethany's first year in the journalism program. Bethany enjoys dancing on her competition team in Carlstadt, where she is a title winner. She loves going shopping and is very outgoing. Bethany hopes to have a career as an investigator and looks forward to contributing to The Lighthouse.

Kayla Oglivie

Kayla Oglivie

Staff

This is Kayla’s first year in the journalism program. Kayla enjoys going outside for fresh air, hanging out with her friends and listening to music. She is looking forward to achieving her goals as a member of The Lighthouse staff.

Debbie Ogunbowale

Debbie Ogunbowale

Staff

This is Debbie’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Debbie is on the volleyball team and enjoys writing and listening to music. She is a member of the high school’s band, where she is a mallet percussionist. In her free time, Debbie likes reading, watching movies and hanging out with her friends. She is a member of the Book Club and Future Business Leaders of America in addition to serving as the public relations director for the Class of 2026. Debbie is excited to be on The Lighthouse staff and plans to remain a part of the journalism program throughout her high school career.

Isabella Oliveira

Isabella Oliveira

Staff

This is Isabella’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She likes to spend time with her family and dog, watch movies, listen to music and watch her soccer team play. She intends to pursue a career as an architect or an interior designer. She intends to use some of the knowledge she gains from journalism in her career.

Yahir Perea

Yahir Perea

Staff

This is Yahir’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys working out, spending time with friends, listening to a variety of music, playing video games, playing basketball and meeting new people. Yahir looks forward to working hard and conducting interviews to gain a better understanding of the students at LHS.

Shelby Perez

Shelby Perez

Editor

This is Shelby’s second year on The Lighthouse staff and her first year as an editor. Journalism is just one of her many talents. She is a member of the band, chorale and Mock Trial Club. She also plays on four sports teams: girls volleyball, girls basketball, softball and flag football. She is very passionate about everything she does, especially taking photos for The Lighthouse.

Esteban Ramirez

Esteban Ramirez

Staff

This is Esteban’s first year in the journalism program. He enjoys playing video games and resting in his free time. He is excited to see where journalism will take him during the year.

Emily Reed

Emily Reed

Staff

This is Emily’s first year in the journalism program, and she is excited to be a member of The Lighthouse staff. Emily enjoys going on walks with her dog, hanging out with friends and playing softball. As an adult, she hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.

Martine Rivas

Martine Rivas

Staff

This is Martine’s first year on The Lighthouse Staff. In her free time, she enjoys going out with friends, watching horror movies and reading. She looks forward to writing more, being creative and honing the skills she needs to be a good journalist.

Adriana Rodriguez

Adriana Rodriguez

Editor-in-Chief

This is Adriana’s third year in the journalism program and second year as editor-in-chief. She looks forward to her last year working on the publication and hopes to make it the best. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, hanging out with her friends and writing poetry. Adriana is a two-year member of the New Voices Student Leadership Institute and has participated in advocacy work within her community. Adriana hopes to make the most of her senior year by leaving a lasting legacy with The Lighthouse.

Naiovy Rodriguez

Naiovy Rodriguez

Staff

This is Naiovy´s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music, sleeping and watching movies. She is nervous and excited for the rest of her junior year.

Chloe Sanchez

Chloe Sanchez

Staff

This is Chloe’s first year in the journalism program. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. In addition to her membership in The Lighthouse, Chloe is part of the Future Business Leaders of America and International Culture Club. Chloe is interested in reporting on topics that impact people’s lives. She currently co-hosts the podcast “The Gold Standard.” Chloe looks forward to learning more about journalism and becoming a better writer.

Elijah Santiago

Elijah Santiago

Staff

This is Elijah’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys going on walks and going out to fun places. He watches shows and tries his best to be successful in school. He enjoys running and going to the gym. He also enjoys people's company and wants to be successful in his first year in high school.

Aria Stuhmer

Aria Stuhmer

Editor

This is Aria’s second year on The Lighthouse staff as a podcaster and her first year working as an editor. Aria enjoys singing and spending time with her family and friends. She joined the journalism program to improve her writing skills, and she loves speaking to people. Aria is most excited to continue her work as a podcaster.

Tara Tiyaloglu

Tara Tiyaloglu

Managing Editor

This is Tara Tiyaloglu’s third year on The Lighthouse staff. As managing editor, she looks forward to working with her classmates and helping anyone who needs assistance. She loves playing soccer, throwing for the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, hanging out with her friends and shopping. She looks forward to the year ahead of her.

Dana Treier

Dana Treier

Staff

This is Dana’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is a member of the Animal Welfare Club, Book Club, Crochet Club, Environmental Club, Italian Club, Medical Club, Model UN and True Crime Club. She is also a member of the band where she plays the flute. Dana enjoys listening to music, reading, watching Netflix and volunteering. She is excited to write news articles for The Lighthouse this year.

Robin White

Robin White

Staff

This is Robin's first year in the journalism program. They enjoy fashion, music, reading and writing. Robin has been a part of the high school's art program for three years, and they look forward to a constructive year with The Lighthouse.

Jocelyn Wright

Jocelyn Wright

Staff

This is Jocelyn’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys taking photos of the high school’s sports teams, listening to music, shopping and hanging out with her friends. Jocelyn watches movies and tries her best to do well in her classes. She looks forward to attending and photographing all of the fun events and athletic competitions that happen at LHS.

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