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Carolina Aguilar

Carolina Aguilar

Managing Editor

This is Carolina's second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is on the varsity swim team and plays trumpet. She loves to paint and watch shows on various streaming networks. Carolina is president of the Art Club, secretary of the International Culture Club and a member of the Animal Welfare, Environmental and Italian Clubs. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society. Through her work as managing editor, she hopes to contribute to the success of The Lighthouse.

Nikki Antonesco

Nikki Antonesco

Staff

This is Nikki’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She spends her free time styling clothes, playing the guitar and hanging out with friends. She enjoys studying journalism and writing about article topics that interest her. She hopes to have another successful year working for the Lighthouse.

Lexi Augustyniak

Lexi Augustyniak

Staff

This is Lexi’s first year in the journalism program. She likes to play soccer and basketball for the school. She also likes spending time with her friends and watching Netflix. Lexi wants to have a career in the nursing field. She hopes to stay in The Lighthouse program for the remainder of her high school career.

Jose Baca

Jose Baca

Staff

This is Jose's first year in the journalism class. He plays basketball for LHS. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and keep up with Marvel and DC Comics. He enjoys writing but wants to have a job as an electrician or mechanic working on cars. He hopes to stay in The Lighthouse program until he graduates high school.

Ely Baeza

Ely Baeza

Staff

This is Ely’s first year in the journalism class. They are a member of the color guard. In their spare time, they enjoy playing video games and learning about films and plants. They enjoy writing but want to have a career in botany. Ely hopes to stay in The Lighthouse program for the rest of their high school career.

Sophia Barillas

Sophia Barillas

Staff

This is Sophia's first year in the journalism program. Sophia is on LHS’ indoor and outdoor track team. She enjoys going on long runs, listening to music and spending time with her friends and family.

Caila Barreiros

Caila Barreiros

Staff

This is Caila’s third year in the journalism program. She enjoys dancing and holds a pageant title as Ideal Teen New Jersey. Caila aspires to have a career in fashion design and is planning to remain in the journalism program through her senior year. Her goal is also to improve as a writer.

Aidan Cabrera

Aidan Cabrera

Editor

This is Aidan’s second year studying journalism. He is excited to be serving as an editor this year and looks forward to authoring well-written articles. Aidan likes to play his guitar and basketball in his free time.

Emilia Calabrese

Emilia Calabrese

Editor-in-Chief

This is Emilia’s second year in the journalism program. In her free time she likes to cook, crochet, watch Netflix and spend time with friends and family. She also takes part in the Computer Club and Italian Club. After discovering her love for journalism as a staff member, she is excited to take on her new role as editor-in-chief. She hopes to make a positive impact on the Lighthouse.

Lucy Cardona

Lucy Cardona

Staff

This is Lucy’s first year in journalism class. She likes to play video games and draw cartoons in her spare time. She joined the staff to bring people’s stories to life in visual art.

Jessica Cerrito

Jessica Cerrito

Staff

This is Jessica’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She plays soccer and is throwing for the track and field team this year. Jessica enjoys listening to music, reading and watching movies as well as TV shows. She is also a member of the Animal Welfare Club and Environmental Club.

Stephanie Cerrito

Stephanie Cerrito

Senior Editor

This is Stephanie’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is a member of seven clubs and the statistician for the girls varsity soccer and swim teams. Stephanie enjoys reading and going for long walks. Her goal is to become a child life specialist and help children and their families get through hard times.

Janset Cinaz

Janset Cinaz

Staff

This is Janset’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys playing volleyball, reading and styling clothes in her spare time. Her goal is to use her writing to raise awareness about important issues around the world.

Mirka Cuadros

Mirka Cuadros

Editor

This is Mirka’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is excited to be serving as an editor and hopes to help create compelling content for the publication. She enjoys reading and listening to jazz music.

Brook D’Andrea

Brook D’Andrea

Staff

This is Brook’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Brook enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with friends. Among her goals is to get better at volleyball. Brook looks forward to writing more articles and learning the proper way to do so.

Shalina DeLaCruz

Shalina DeLaCruz

Staff

This is Shalina’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Shalina enjoys playing volleyball and being around friends. She wants to improve her volleyball skills for her sophomore year of high school. She is ready to learn everything there is to know about journalism and publishing an article. When she becomes a senior, her goal is to have the opportunity to help students who are new to The Lighthouse staff learn more.

Sienna Delvalle

Sienna Delvalle

Staff

This is Sienna’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Sienna enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. She also likes art and drawing. She is looking forward to practicing the art and writing aspects of journalism.

Amerie Diaz

Amerie Diaz

Staff

This is Amerie's second year in the journalism program. She enjoys reading, writing and taking care of her hamsters. She looks forward to authoring interesting articles for The Lighthouse.

Madison Echols

Madison Echols

Staff

This is Madison’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is on the track team and is the president of the Animal Welfare Club. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at her local animal shelter, eating sushi, learning about space and snuggling with her cats. She hopes to one day have a career in science and math as well as contribute more to the animal welfare community.

Angela Ellis

Angela Ellis

Webmaster

This is Angela’s third 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 also runs cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track. Angela is looking forward to excelling at her position as a webmaster.

Alexa Espinoza

Alexa Espinoza

Managing Editor

This is Alexa’s second year in The Lighthouse program, and she is excited to take on her role as managing editor. Alexa is involved in other extracurricular activities including International Culture Club, student government and the morning announcements. When Alexa isn’t at school, she loves to use her free time to watch movies and bake.

Skylar Girone

Skylar Girone

Staff

This is Skylar’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys designing clothing, hanging out with friends and baking. Skylar recently moved from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, so she is new to LHS. She is looking forward to learning about journalism and writing articles.

Gabe Gomez

Gabe Gomez

Staff

This is Gabe’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. He enjoys playing basketball, lifting weights, listening to music, running and hanging out with friends. Gabe is a three-sport athlete, participating on the basketball, cross country and track teams. He hopes to contribute to The Lighthouse by writing opinion pieces relating to sports and music.

Ana Gonzales

Ana Gonzales

Staff

This is Ana’s first year on The Lighthouse program. She is a member of seven clubs and holds an officer position in three of them; she is also vice president of the junior class. Ana wants to pursue a career in medicine. She is excited to contribute to The Lighthouse with her writing skills and is eager to learn more about journalism.

Alexis Goula

Alexis Goula

Staff

This is Alexis’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Her goal is to improve her writing throughout the year. She takes pride in taking pictures of different places she visits. Alexis enjoys playing softball, and her favorite position is pitcher. She also likes rollercoasters and horror movies.

Vanessa Guevara

Vanessa Guevara

Staff

This is Vanessa's first year in The Lighthouse program. Vanessa enjoys playing soccer and has been playing the sport for the past five years. Vanessa is a sprinter on the winter track team and plays softball during the spring sports season. Vanessa loves horror and romantic movies. She likes to listen to any kind of music, but country is her favorite. Vanessa loves steak and Mexican takeout. Vanessa also enjoys photography.

Gabby Liuba

Gabby Liuba

Staff

This is Gabriela’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys listening to music, shopping and reading. Her goal is to improve her writing and learn more about journalism.

Sebastian Liuba

Sebastian Liuba

Staff

This is Sebastian’s first year on The Lighthouse Staff. His goal is to learn a lot about journalism. Sebastian plays soccer and does Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He also enjoys politics and science.

Anastasia Loutroutzis

Anastasia Loutroutzis

Staff

This is Anastasia’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is a member of the Animal Welfare Club, plays club volleyball year-round and is on the swim team in the winter. Her goals for this class are to improve her writing and continue to be in the journalism program throughout high school. Anastasia is planning to study abroad to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

Lily Malinowski

Lily Malinowski

Staff

This is Lily’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys playing volleyball, exercising and spending time with her friends. Lily hopes to learn a lot about journalism and is excited to contribute to the school newspaper.

Gianfranco Martinez

Gianfranco Martinez

Staff

This is Gianfranco’s first year in journalism. He enjoys chatting with his friends during lunch and playing games on his computer. Gianfranco is looking to have a high GPA for freshman year to start off his four years strong.

Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer

Staff

This is Sam's first year in journalism class. She enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Sam is looking forward to interviewing LHS’ athletes.

Elona Megally

Elona Megally

Staff

This is Elona’s first year studying journalism. She enjoys playing football and basketball as well as working out during her free time. She has a cat named Spencer who is, in her opinion, the best animal on Earth. Elona is looking forward to being a part of the journalism program and is especially excited to have the opportunity to interview people.

Emily Melleno

Emily Melleno

Editor

This is Emily’s second year in the journalism program. Throughout the year, she hopes to improve her writing ability, among other skills. Emily loves watching sports and attending games with her dad. In her free time, she runs track and hangs out with her family and friends. She enjoys writing personal narratives and opinion articles for The Lighthouse.

Carolyne Mooney

Carolyne Mooney

Editor

This is Carolyne’s third year in the journalism program. She is an editor for The Lighthouse and enjoys writing. Carolyne is a two-sport athlete who plays volleyball in the fall and softball in the spring.

Jude McElroy

Jude McElroy

Editor

This is Jude’s second year in the journalism program. He enjoys playing video games and is ready to take on the responsibility of an editor.

John Mulvaney

John Mulvaney

Staff

This is John’s second year in the journalism program. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family. John is excited to be taking on more articles this year.

Valentina Novak

Valentina Novak

Staff

This is Valentina’s third year in the journalism program. She is very excited to be writing book reviews this year. She is a member of the Environmental Club, Future Business Leaders of America and Gay Straight Alliance Club. Valentina enjoys writing, listening to music and painting. Her goal for this year is to author many different types of articles and learn new writing techniques.

Lakai Null

Lakai Null

Staff

This is Lakai’s first year in the journalism program. He is excited to be authoring reviews. Lakai enjoys working out, playing video games, cooking, driving and listening to music. He is excited to see what the journalism program has in store for him.

Hannah Opalinski

Hannah Opalinski

Staff

This is Hannah’s first year in the journalism program. Hannah enjoys playing softball, spending time with her friends and dogs and watching shows on Netflix. She is excited to see what this program has in store for her and how it can help her improve as a writer.

Joshua Ormaza

Joshua Ormaza

Staff

This is Joshua’s first year in journalism class. Joshua enjoys playing video games and playing basketball. He also loves spending time with his family and watching movies with them. Joshua is also a member of the Robotics Club. He is passionate about the things he loves. Joshua is a hard worker and loves to make his parents proud.

Jolie Paz-Garcia

Jolie Paz-Garcia

Staff

This is Jolie’s first year in the journalism program. She loves to play basketball and soccer. In her free time she likes to listen to music and bake. Jolie is looking forward to improving her skills as a writer.

Shelby Perez

Shelby Perez

Staff

This is Shelby’s first year in journalism. Shelby is passionate about playing the trombone, which she has played since fourth grade. She loves playing volleyball during the fall, basketball during the winter and softball during spring. Shelby enjoys staying active after school. She has a dog named Luna, whom she adores, and her favorite holiday is Halloween.

Adriana Rodriguez

Adriana Rodriguez

Editor-in-Chief

This is Adriana’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. As editor-in-chief, she looks forward to working with everyone on this year’s publications. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, writing poetry and learning how to play the guitar. Adriana is a member of the Book Club and is an active participant in online journalism programs. As a result of her involvement in The Lighthouse community, she hopes to further grow as a writer and as a journalist.

Sarah Rose Sammarone

Sarah Rose Sammarone

Staff

This is Sarah Rose’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is on the varsity cheerleading team and is president of the chorale. She also participates in the school play and musical. In her free time, she enjoys creating posters or flyers for any occasion. Sarah Rose is looking forward to contributing to The Lighthouse and helping out in any way that she can.

Kylee Singh

Kylee Singh

Staff

This is Kylee’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and watching crime shows. She is looking forward to learning something new every day and aspires to be a valuable contributor to The Lighthouse.

Alex Skowronski

Alex Skowronski

Staff

This is Alex’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She is on the cross country team and contributes to the Animal Welfare, Art and Book Clubs. She loves to paint, draw and write in her free time. Alex adores her nephew Kobe (a dog) and is excited to welcome a niece into the family.

Aria Stuhmer

Aria Stuhmer

Staff

This is Aria’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. Aria enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the cross country team and is excited to contribute to The Lighthouse. She joined the program so she could improve her writing skills, and she loves speaking to people. Aria is most excited for the interviewing aspect of her work as a student journalist.

Tara Tiyaloglu

Tara Tiyaloglu

Staff

This is Tara’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She loves going shopping and hanging out with friends. She is an aspiring writer who looks forward to showing others her love for writing and working with the amazing staff members who have already contributed to The Lighthouse’s success.

Ella Tozduman

Ella Tozduman

Webmaster

This is Ella’s second year on The Lighthouse staff. She is the captain and pitcher for the varsity softball team, and she is the captain and libero for the volleyball team. She enjoys playing sports, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Ella is excited to contribute her articles to LHS’ amazing student newspaper and be in charge of managing The Lighthouse website.

Melissa Valencia

Melissa Valencia

Staff

This is Melissa’s first year on The Lighthouse staff. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. In her free time she likes to go on walks, watch movies and listen to music. Her favorite season is winter. Through her work in the journalism program, Melissa hopes to improve her writing and illustration skills.

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