2020-2021 Staff

Nikki Hollis
Staff Reporter/Creative Writer

Nikki Hollis

Nikki Hollis, a senior at South Hadley High School, joined Spotlight because she recently has a newfound love for writing. She enjoys reading and analyzing the works of others, but recently she has tried embarking on a journe...

Baeden Blackburn
Staff Reporter

Baeden Blackburn

Baeden is a student of the arts at South Hadley High School, and he takes part in close to all of the activities offered by the school's Music Department. Baeden had always been intrigued by the idea of journalism and figured...

Jessica Saravia
Staff Reporter

Jessica Saravia

Jessica Saravia has enjoyed photography for a little over 4 years capturing a story that is behind a picture. Which has led her to join Spotlight this year as a senior. Jessica does not have any specific stories that she write...

Julia  Plotniak
Staff Reporter

Julia Plotniak

Julia is a junior here at South Hadley High, and is a self-proclaimed "performing arts enthusiast." She takes part in every music department activity, as she plays clarinet and saxophone in the department's many bands, acts and...

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Emma Currier

Emma Currier is a sophomore at South Hadley High School. She joined Spotlight because she loves to write and she is very opinionated. She wants to help tell the truth. She believes that in this world, there are very few people...

Sadie Germain
Staff Reporter

Sadie Germain

Sadie always enjoyed writing fiction stories, and now she really enjoys investigative journalism. She thinks if she is going to end up going into the journalism business, she is going to end up a podcaster. In her spare time Sadie...

Olivia Jolley
Staff Reporter

Olivia Jolley

Olivia is a junior at South Hadley High right now. She loves talking about what's going on around us in school, in the town, and in the world in general. She enjoys social media and is interested in photography and writing. She...

Grace Ryan
Staff Reporter

Grace Ryan

Grace has always been a great writer, which has brought upon her interest in writing for Spotlight. She enjoys writing about the latest news that is either going on inside the school community or different world events. Over the...

Sasha Plotniak
Staff Reporter

Sasha Plotniak

This is Sasha’s first year with Spotlight, but she is so excited and ready to become a journalist. She decided to take the journalism class because she loves to write and see what is going on in the news and social media. She...

Alex Burns
Staff Reporter

Alex Burns

Burns, a senior at South Hadley High School, joined Spotlight because of his eagerness and genuine love for writing. He hopes that Spotlight is a stepping stone towards a future career in the field of journalism. Even though he m...

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James Isakson

James wants to be able to help others with support and encouragement. He also wants to make others aware of discrimination against LGBT individuals, by sharing stories of what he has heard and statistics from national surveys. He will ...

Alena Lempke
Staff Reporter

Alena Lempke

Alena Lempke is a sophomore at South Hadley High School. She has been writing stories for school since the third grade. Her fifth grade English teacher made her believe that Alena could write entertaining stories very well. She began wr...

Staff Reporter

Aidan Mastorakis

Aidan joined journalism as a sophomore, at 15 years old. He joined because he wanted to find out how a newspaper is run and thought it could help him improve on his writing skills. Aidan has had a passion for photography since...

Moira Doolittle
Staff Reporter

Moira Doolittle

Moira Doolittle, sophomore, is a musician and student who has just recently joined the Spotlight team. Though she is relatively new to journalism, she is ready to combine her people skills with her love of writing and her man...

Nick Woloszyn
Staff Reporter

Nick Woloszyn

Nick’s interest in spotlight started when he took journalism class and that’s when he first discovered the magazine. He became very interested in  becoming a better writer so he tried writing for spotlight. What drives Nick...

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Marissa Schenker

Marissa’s interest in joining the spotlight, is to experience what it is like to have her writing displayed on a website for other people to read. Something that drives Marissa to be a journalist, is when she is creating a story...

Alex Martin-Romero
Staff Reporter

Alex Martin-Romero

Alex decided to be a journalist sophomore year because of all the crazy things that were going on in the world at the time. With all the misinformation spreading at the time on social media and media conglomerates, he wanted ...

Edward Wykowski
Staff Reporter

Edward Wykowski

Eddie never really had an interest in spotlight or journalism. He decided to take the class to get better at writing. Eddie had always wanted to be a better writer and decided to take the class to help him. Eddie is very invo...

Isabella Parsons
Staff Reporter

Isabella Parsons

Sophomore, Isabella Parsons, has just recently joined Spotlight.  She has always enjoyed writing and she wishes to learn more in order to write more intelligently.  She always wants to improve when she knows she can do bette...

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Alicia D’Amour

Alicia loves to talk, tell stories or overall stating her opinions since she could remember. Which made her a good student for journalism (in her eyes). The main reason she first wanted to do journalism is because she wants to be a la...

Arianna Gouger
Staff Reporter

Arianna Gouger

Arianna, a senior at South Hadley High School, is planning on majoring in political science with a minor in journalism when she gets to college next year. She is very passionate about politics, writing, and human rights, and her...

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