Sydney Armstrong, 12, Copy Editor
I’ve always loved reading books and newspaper or magazine articles and that’s what sparked my interest in joining LT Media and doing journalism. This is my second year being an editor and I am so excited for this upcoming year class of journalists.
P.S. If you aren’t graduating this year, TAKE NEWSPAPER. It is so much fun, it gives you new perspectives, and you make unlikely friends–which is actually amazing.
Caleb Atencio, 12, Photo/Broadcast Editor
Hello, I’m Caleb Atencio. I’m a Colorado native and love the outdoors. I love being around other people and having a good time. I do best when I’m helping other people and guiding them in the right direction. So basically doing newspaper is what I always wanted to do. So what’s up?
Henley Holland, 11, Design Editor
I have been born and raised in Colorado and am proud of it. If you can’t tell, I have a rather unique sense of humor and I revel in my ability to maintain a very eccentric personality. On top of that, I am a total nerd with a 4.1 GPA, an affinity for riding horses (have several prestigious ribbons to show for it), and a knack for anything technological in nature. In my free time, if I am not writing or reading, I am designing websites, playing with Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro, paintballing, or even training horses or dogs. I am so thrilled to be joining newspaper this year as an editor and exploring my potential in journalism.
Caleb Stuart, 11, Copy Editor
There is no “i” in “team.” This is a common phrase used at the beginning of a sports season. However, I am going to use it here. Newspaper is not something that can be done with just one person. It does take a team effort and every student on the newspaper is critical for success. Unfortunately, if there is one student who thinks that they are above doing their work then the newspaper becomes less successful as a whole. We are only as strong as our weakest link. So, while there may be no “i” in “team” please remember that there is a “u” in “suck.”
Terrez Atencio, 11
Logan Burgos, 10
My name is Logan Burgos and I’m a sophomore at LHS. I was in Mrs. Person’s freshman English class and she always was talking about Newspaper. The class sounded incredibly fun and I decided to take it so I could meet new people and make new friends.
Emily Byrd, 9
Hey! My name is Emily Byrd and I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada for 10 years. I moved to Parker in 2012 with my mom, dad, and older brother Michael. I usually write fiction and read books by the dozen. I’m so excited for Newspaper because I love journalism. Writing is a huge passion of mine and being able to write an article that people would enjoy reading is really rewarding.
Joe Ciardullo, 10
Hello! My name is Joe Ciardullo, and I am a sophomore at Legend High School. I was born and raised in Parker, Colorado. I am involved in football and baseball at Legend. I joined Newspaper to meet new people and get more involved with Legend.
Trey Conquest, 10
Zoe Cox, 10
My name is Zoe Cox, and I am a sophomore at Legend High School. I chose to take Newspaper this year because I personally love meeting new people and Newspaper isn’t the first elective everyone decides to take. Being born and raised in Colorado, I have a love for the mountains. Hiking, skiing, and exploring new places are some of my favorite activities to do along with hanging out with my friends and playing soccer. Also, I enjoy taking pictures and traveling. I knew that taking Newspaper would be a challenge for me due to my lack of writing skills and lack of time management. Hopefully, by taking Newspaper, I can become a better writer and I can focus on managing my time wisely.
Larissa Geilen, 10
Hi, I’m Larissa and I enjoy spending time with friends and being outdoors. I love the mountains and I’m glad to call Colorado home. I’ve lived in Colorado basically my entire life after I was adopted from Russia. I love writing and I joined Newspaper to get further into the journalism part of writing. I’m excited to get involved in Legend and write about the atmosphere.
Brittany Gleason, 12
My name is Brittany and I’m a senior. I joined Newspaper because I was in Yearbook last year and enjoyed it, but wanted to experience both classes. I have always thought about going into journalism one day, and Newspaper is a great way to get a little bit of experience along with getting involved with the school.
Shaylee King, 11
Kyra Klay, 10
Hi! My name is Kyra, I am still somewhat new to Colorado, and I just started here at legend last fall. This was my fourth move, so I’m all about meeting new people and experiencing new things. The mountains are a huge change from Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, but being outdoors and hiking has always been one of my favorite things, so living here it’s pretty awesome. I also love to hang out with friends, and to play soccer which are the two things I do most. I joined Newspaper to get more involved at Legend and also to hopefully become a better writer.
Hayden Koele, 10
Hi! I’m Hayden Koele, I moved from Highlands Ranch High school. I have four older sisters and three older brothers. I took Newspaper at HRHS last year, and have my articles in two news- magazines and online. My best- and favorite- subject is English.
Grace Miller, 12
My name is Grace and I have lived in Colorado for most of my life, but unfortunately I’m not a native. I love hiking, snowboarding, and being in the mountains (preferably surrounded by snow)! For as long as I can remember, I have loved reading and writing. After taking AP Language and Composition, I decided I wanted to try out an English elective- which is what led me to Newspaper!
Lauren Penington, 10
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you’ll land among the stars.” This quote by Les Brown is my daily source of inspiration. It is what pushes me to try harder, work longer, and do better. In fact it is a strong contributor to my above 4.0 GPA. I am a proud Colorado native and enjoy both hiking and biking, as well as tennis and track, accompanied by theater and literature. My schedule is most often full to the brim, yet I always manage to stay on top of the pile. I find I can do anything with proper motivation and inspiration, not only found in the aforementioned quote but in my music and framily (as my friends are as good as family.) I hope to add the people in newspaper this year to our oddball framily and I am super excited to explore my potential as a journalist.
Connor Rakers, 10
Emma Reese, 12
My name is Emma and here’s a little bit about me. I am 18 years old, and a senior. I was born in California, and then moved to Las Vegas, where I lived for 4 years, then ended up in Colorado when I was around the age of 5. I enjoy hiking, camping, going to concerts, exploring, chilling with friends, traveling, and I love to write. I decided to take Newspaper because it’s a class that I thought I could really enjoy, especially because for the longest time I said I would grow up and become a news journalist. So here’s to great stories and a great year!
Emily Rodgers, 10
My name is Reilly, I am a Colorado native and I love everything here. My favorite place to go is the mountains because I enjoy hiking and spending time outside, and in the winter I love skiing. In the fall and spring I play soccer. I am a sophomore this year at Legend and am excited to take Newspaper. I chose to partake Newspaper because I was interested in learning about our school and writing about it. I think that Newspaper will be good for me as a student because I like getting things done on time and this class will help me work on my time management.
Nick Taton, 10
When I was a freshman at Legend High School I had the privilege of having Mrs. Person as my English teacher and over the course of the year I figured out that she is the most down to earth person here. So I just had to take Newspaper to have her again. But, other than that I have always dreamed of being able to post for my local school Newspaper as well as being able to report on important school topics.