Your Student Spotlight Team

Your Student Spotlight Team
Posted on 01/25/2022

Editing Team:

My name is Miriam Koller, and I am currently a sophomore at Lakewood High School. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for spreading news and telling stories in a way that captivates the attention of the readers. At long last, I have the wonderful opportunity to not only be a part of Student Spotlight, but I am also able to share my knowledge about writing by engaging as an editor and helping my peers.

I dedicate much of my time to academics, yet I have a variety of other interests that I participate in when I have the chance. As an avid volleyball player, I played on the junior varsity team here at LHS last fall. This is my eighth year playing, and I plan to continue for many more years. On top of my fondness for sports, I also enjoy easygoing activities such as baking, reading, painting, and practicing the piano and the cello.

The year 2021 fulfilled several of my desires and gave me possibilities that I had never imagined, so I have great hope and confidence for 2022.


Hello, I’m Benjamin Pearce. I am a senior at Lakewood High School. After I graduate in May, I plan to attend Community College of Denver for two years, and then transfer to Metropolitan State University. I enjoy spending time in the mountains. Editing articles for Student Spotlight has been fun and fulfilling.


Hi, I’m Jack Schumacher! I am currently an editor for the Student Spotlight team at LHS. I enjoy skiing in the Colorado Mountains and spending my free time with friends. After I leave high school I plan on doing something with literature in my college career.

Journalistic Staff:

My name is Clayton Zenisek. I am a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I am planning on pursuing the IB program. I’m very interested in history and science. Outside of school, I play guitar in a band. I love watching movies, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends.

Hi! I’m Aubree Ward. While being a junior at Lakewood and this being my second semester in reporting, I’ve always enjoyed writing. Reading and writing has always been my strong suit and has been something that I've been able to manage easily.

Along with this, I love spending time with my friends and family and binge watching just about any show that I can. My favorite TV show is Raising Hope.

Other than this, I enjoy being on the Cheer/Poms squad here at Lakewood as well.

“Rock and roll, buckaroo!” - Shane Madej

Hello, I’m Shauna Duffey. I also go by Bear. I am a senior at Lakewood and am looking forward to going to Washington for college. I mostly write pieces focusing on the Lakewood Theatre Department and its productions. I love theatre and have been involved in theatre classes since my freshman year. My favorite musical is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim (RIP) which I saw at Lakewood years ago.


Natalie Bullock is a junior at Lakewood High School (LHS). She loves reading, writing, and spending time with her friends and family. She is also a third-year varsity cheerleader, who loves supporting her fellow Tigers in all their athletic endeavors.

Her favorite book is Rule of Wolves by Leigh Bardugo, and she is proud to say that she read a grand total of twenty-one books last year, all while writing a novel of her own. Bullock intends to major in English in college, though no official decisions have been made yet.

Bullock loves to listen to a variety of music while she writes, though her favorite artist is Olivia Rodrigo. Her goals this year are to learn how to play the piano, as well as meeting with publishers about her novel and applying to college.

She is a hard-working student athlete who persists through the hard times and uses writing as an escape. Bullock strives to be a good role model for her nephew and says that she considers her older sister to be her own mentor. She is excited for the rest of the year and hopes that the rest of the students at LHS share her sentiment


Hello, my name is Jacob Yeagley. I am a freshman at Lakewood High School and I look forward to learning in this class as a Journalist. Some things I feel like everyone should know about me are my hobbies like cooking, drawing and reading! (I’m not that good with any of these but I enjoy them). A couple of things about my personal life are my 10-month old cat, Junkie (I came up with that great name) I also enjoy playing video games and watching movies at home. I guess that’s really everything you need to know about me so thank you for taking the time to read this.

Hello, my name is Meilin Wiencke. I am currently a sophomore. I was born in Kunming, China in 2006. I was adopted and I now live in Golden, Colorado with my parents and a cockatiel named Flink. I enjoy archery, writing, and listening to music.


When I have free time I enjoy writing, creating stories, playing games, and talking with my friends. My favorite part of writing is creating characters. Even if a book or movie has a mediocre plot, good characters will always be the most important aspect for me.

I also love travelling and have been to many different places. I plan to pursue a career in business and hope to open a boba shop someday.


"There is no dishonor in losing the race. There is only dishonor in not racing because you are afraid to lose." ~Garth Stein


Hi, I am Alyncia, and I am a junior. Language Arts is one of my favorite classes. I love the joy of finishing a really good book. However, the only thing better is writing a good story. I personally do better with structured writing assignments, and I find free writing is a bit more difficult. I am always up for a challenge. I have been doing gymnastics for twelve years. I love to cook and bake and try new recipes. I always like keeping myself busy with three jobs. Lastly, I am a huge animal lover with three cats and two dogs.

My name is Liz, I am a freshman and I love to write articles about almost anything!

I love writing when I can express myself and think about how other students would think about this. Or would students be interested in reading about this? The possibilities are endless! Writing was never my best bet, but as I grew older, I understood more and more about writing and everything that you can do about it. Stories, commentary, literally anything! I love to listen to music and collect vinyl. Some other interests are art, writing, and reading!

Hello, my name is Jazmin, and I’m currently a junior at Lakewood High School. I enjoy reading poetry, fashion, trying new foods, makeup, hiking, and traveling. My all-time favorite (poetry) book is ¨Milk and Honey¨ by Rupi Kaur. My favorite quote from it is `` How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you''.

Friends and family are a priority to me, seeing them happy makes me happy. When going to college, I'd like to study Business and Marketing since having my own clothing business has always been a dream of mine.

My favorite place I’ve traveled to is the Dominican Republic because of its good food and amazing weather. In the future, I look forward to traveling the world to learn more about different cultures.


Hello, I am Benjamin Guddat but I prefer my nickname to be Luna. I love drawing and my kitty cat, who is a demon in disguise. I don’t like loud unknown noises, quick movements, and people unexpectedly touching me. I believe any progress is important; paper is weightless but a pack is heavy.


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