Anna Leandri, Co-Editor of Horizons
Senior Anna Leandri is a co-editor for the 2019-2020 Colonel newspaper and Horizons yearbook. Other than doing that, she is making the high school experience better for everyone by keeping a positive attitude and trying to make everyone around her happy. She also enjoys spending time with Kacy Medas’ dog, Sadie.
Ella Lindbeck, Co-Editor of Horizons
Junior Ella Lindbeck is co-editor for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is a swimmer and loves reading. If she isn’t watching the Harry Potter movies she’s probably napping.
Omar Whitmore, Staff Writer
Junior Omar Whitmore is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. He enjoys mac and cheese and playing basketball. He also volunteered this past summer at Horses for Healing working in the office completing different tasks every day.
Trinidy Acevedo, Staff Writer
Junior Trinidy Acevedo is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She has a strong love for anything horror and has a large collection of T-shirts. She also loves spending time with family and camping.
Aalyana Bryan, Staff Writer
Senior Aalyana Bryan a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She spends her time listening to music and binge watching Netflix. When she’s not doing that she’s spending time with her baby cousin Bryce.
Jayden Luther, Staff Writer
Senior Jayden Luther is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. He likes to engage in basketball and TV watching when he’s outside of school and is usually seen cracking a joke or laughing through the halls.
Erin Buller, Staff Writer
Sophomore Erin Buller is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She focuses mainly on cheerleading but also participates in volleyball in her free time. When she is not on the court or on the sidelines, she is at home watching a football game or the same YouTube channel for the 7th time.
Emma Cassidy, Staff Writer
Sophomore Emma Cassidy is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She swims competitively for club teams and the high school. When she’s not in the pool she’s usually drinking iced coffee and hanging out with friends.
Nicholas Curcuro, Staff Writer
Senior Nicholas Curcuro is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. He is a big sports fan and funny guy to be around. When he is not blowing minds with his sports knowledge, he is making people laugh and feel happy.
Madelyn DiFilippo, Staff Writer
Junior Madelyn (Maddie) DiFilippo is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is a fencer, participant of the FFA, and an avid reader. When she’s not at school, you can find her at home binging Netflix Romcoms with her mutt, Lucy, or embarrassingly jamming out to her music.
Gia Figueroa, Staff Writer
Sophomore Gia Figueroa is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She dances three times a week at a dance studio in Mystic taking five different classes. In her free time you can usually find her hanging out with friends, painting, or just watching Netflix.
Katherine Harren, Staff Writer
Sophomore Katherine (Katie) Harren is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is a three-sport athlete and runs Varsity Cross Country and Track for LHS. Katie is an Irish dancer and is a member of NAHS. When she has free time she enjoys sailing.
Rachael Herrick, Staff Writer
Senior Rachael Herrick is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is a very sweet and responsible student who works at Strawberry Park every weekend. When she isn’t working, she’s either with her cat or outside adoring nature.
Xander Hutchins, Staff Writer
Xander Hutchins is a senior staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. He is a three-sport athlete who participates in soccer, basketball and outdoor track. He enjoys working with his hands and is currently enrolled in several ceramics courses at the high School.
Iyana Kirvan, Staff Writer
Sophmore Iyana Kirvan is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She played softball for the CT Bombers travel association and recently ended her competitive career this past summer. One day, she hopes to work for the government’s Central Intelligence Agency, or to work in the medical field as a midwife or for childcare.
Alex Martinez-Garcia, Co-Editor of The Colonel
Sophomore Alex Martinez-Garcia is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is the class vice president and a dual-sport athlete who is on the swim team and lacrosse. Out of school, Alex swims for the Westerly Dolphins and spends lots of time playing the piano and watching the Office.
Kacy Medas, Staff Writer
Senior Kacy Medas is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She plays for the soccer and lacrosse teams. She enjoys spending her time watching Boston sports teams and playing with her dog Sadie.
Olivia Post, Co-Editor of The Colonel
Sophomore Olivia Post is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She is a member of Concert Choir and the secretary for the Class of 2022. When she isn’t watching the Yankees or Brooklyn Nine-Nine, she enjoys reading.
Faythe Sarpu, Staff Writer
Junior Faythe Sarpu is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She’s been cheerleading for the past eitght years. Sarpu has also started taking college courses at Three Rivers on top of her junior year in high school.
Emma Smith, Staff Writer
Sophomore Emma Smith is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel Magazine. She enjoys playing soccer and drinking ice coffee. When she’s not at soccer she’s with her friend or spending time with family.
Paylynn Sormrude, Staff Writer
Junior Paylynn Sormrude is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. She participates in varsity indoor and outdoor track. When she is not playing or practicing she can be found curled up in a comfy spot reading and listening to music.
Yzabella Waddell, Staff Writer
Sophomore Yzabella Waddell (Yzzy) is a staff writer for the 2019-2020 Colonel. When she’s not found on the soccer field you can find her drinking way too many iced coffees. Outside of school. Yzzy can be found with her friend Emma Katherine, or with her hedgehog, cat, dog, and hamster.
Claire Malavazos, Advisor
English teacher Claire Malavazos is co-advisor of the Colonel Newsmagazine. She enjoys cuddling with her two cats, traveling wherever she can, and making as many Harry Potter references possible.
Summer Szell, Advisor
English teacher Summer Szell is co-advisor of the Colonel Newsmagazine. She enjoys tacos, watching the Giants, and trying to make it through all 80 days of 80 Day Obsession.