Carina Wang, Editor-in-Chief of Horizons and The Colonel Newsmagazine.

Senior Carina Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of the Horizons yearbook and The Colonel Newsmagazine. She’s constantly writing, whether it’s National Honor Society newsletters, marketing emails for PALESTRA, or rapid-fire texts. She’s in a very serious relationship with her Google Calendar app and has love affairs with her own blog, the entire Starbucks franchise, and Pinterest. Her top three aspirations in life are to be fluent in French, stop starting 7-8 books at once and finishing none of them, and to consistently write in her planner. She will be attending Boston University in the fall to double major in English and psychology, with a focus on pre-law.

Jaeden Arder, Staff Writer

Senior Jaeden Arder has a wide variety of interests, including spending time with friends and playing basketball. While he doesn’t participate in any clubs, he’s a frequent sports spectator and movie connoisseur.


Nikolas Bailey, Staff Writer

Junior Nikolas Bailey is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. In LHS he participates in soccer and baseball while also pursuing hobbies in graphic design and photography. When he’s not working, you’ll find him watching movies.


Julia Bennett, Staff Writer

Junior Julia Bennett is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She is a coffee and Italian food addict and can be found swooning over all things Teen Wolf, even though British TV is clearly superior because “English accents are to die for!”


Cassidy Carroll, Staff Writer

Junior Cassidy Carroll is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She participates in varsity cross country, lacrosse, and track for LHS, while also being a member of NAHS. Outside of Ledyard, she’s often taking part in daring adventures…but she didn’t share any.

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Noah Cayangyang, Staff Writer

Sophomore Noah Cayangyang is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. He plays on the soccer and track teams at Ledyard. Noah is also the guitarist in what most people refer to as a “mildly decent band” and FUN FACT: he will *die* if you give him peanuts. Do not feed the wild Cayangyang.


Trevor Hutchins, Staff Writer

Senior Trevor Hutchins is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. He is one of the few three sport athletes at LHS and is President of Key Club. Trevor is also an avid Avatar watcher, an amateur guitar player, and can “whip up an irresistible secret sauce in the kitchen.”


Sophie Keefe, Staff Writer

Senior Sophia ‘Sophie’ Keefe is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She is an avid varsity softball player and track runner on top of her involvement in Ledyard music, participating in Acabellas, Carolers, and Select Singers. After school, you’ll find her studying for anatomy, while simultaneously petting cats and listening to Plain Ketchup (it’s a band.)


Anna Leandri, Staff Writer

Sophomore Anna Leandri is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel and a serious Harry Potter addict. When she’s not eating Moe’s, she’s practicing volleyball and track plotting how to defeat all of her friends and family in various board games.

Emily Nixie, Staff Writer

Sophomore Emily Nixie is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. At LHS she participates in Key Club and enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her dogs.  She also loves kiwi and pancakes.


Jolie Suarez, Staff Writer

Junior Jolie Suarez is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. While binge-watching The Vampire Diaries, she eats salt and vinegar chips, Twizzlers, Wendy’s, Sour Patch Kids, and drinks Olive Garden limonatas. You may deliver these foods at any reasonable hour to the main office for her.


Erin Tolles, Staff Writer

Sophomore Erin Tolles is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. Erin, a.k.a. ‘CRAZY CAT LADY’ enjoys singing and playing her ukelele. She would much rather be in summer camp being a super cool counselor than in school. Erin is obsessed with popcorn and Harry Potter, like most normal people, and flees America and travels to Austria annually.



Serina Walsh, Staff Writer

Sophomore Serina Walsh is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. You will most likely find her up all night with a big bowl of Ramen studying memes, so she is always up to date with them, watching various YouTube videos, and constantly leaving those who interrupt this sacred time ON READ.


Sophomore Alex Warmus is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. He is probably asleep right now.


Tajeah Winston, Staff Writer

Sophomore Tajeah Winston is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She loves just about any sport almost as much as she loves cows. She is often spotted eating crazy amounts of white rice.

Emily Worst, Staff Writer

Senior Emily Worst is a staff writer for the 2017-2018 Colonel. She is an advocate for cystic fibrosis and is going to Johnson and Wales University in the Fall to pursue a career in pastry and management. She is often found at the beach and eating steak and french fries, but not really at the same time.


Claire Malavazos, Advisor


Summer Szell, Advisor