The Lafayette Times

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2019-2020 Staff

Emma Taylor

Editor-in-Chief

Emma Taylor is a sophomore at Lafayette. This is her second year writing for The Lafayette Times. She was previously Opinions Editor and is now Editor-in-Chief. Outside of writing, Emma is in Lafayette’s orchestra and Central Kentu...

Zaida Bell-Frantz

Editor-in-Chief

Zaida Bell-Frantz is a sophomore here at Lafayette. This is her second year writing for The Times. Last year, Zaida was a writer for the Clubs and Arts section.  This year, she is excited to see what she can bring to the tabl...

Maya Farrell

Copy Editor

Maya Farrell is the Copy Editor for The Lafayette Times. She is a junior and this is her second year writing for The Times. Maya is also a member of Lafayette’s choir, theatre, and speech and debate team....

Noah Sprout

Copy Editor

Noah Sprout is currently a sophomore at Lafayette High School. Published for poetry at a young age, Noah has always been interested in writing. He plays trumpet in the marching band and actively participates in Beta Club. Noah...

Anna Meadows

Arts Editor

Anna Meadows is a senior at Lafayette High School, she is  excited to be a part of the Lafayette Times to start her hopeful career as a possible journalist. She has always enjoyed writing, which has helped her decide areas of ...

Abbey Hall

Arts Writer

Abbey Hall is a freshman at Lafayette and this is her first year in Journalism. She is a staff writer for the arts section. Abbey participates in choir outside of school and is interested in being in Lafayette’s school musical...

Emily Wrede

Arts Writer

Emily Wrede is a junior at Lafayette High School. She is a writer for the Arts section of the Lafayette Times. This is her first year writing for the Lafayette Times and she is very excited for this opportunity!...

Violet Updike

Chief Photographer

Violet Updike currently is a sophomore at Lafayette High School. She is the Chief Photographer for The Lafayette Times, she is in Symphonic Orchestra and choir at Lafayette. Violet is excited to be Chief Photographer this year....

Anna White

Opinions Editor

Anna White is the Opinions editor for The Lafayette Times and is a sophomore. Anna loves to journal and write short stories in her free time. She will make sure that people get a chance to share their opinions and that they ar...

Hailie Fitzpatrick

Opinions Writer

Hailie Fitzpatrick is a freshman at Lafayette High School and for the Opinions section.  She hopes to be a fantasy writer in the near future and has taken writing classes to improve her writing. She is looking forward to writi...

Kori Moore

Sports Writer

Kori Moore is a writer and photographer for the Sports section. She is a freshman and this is her first time writing in Journalism. She enjoys photography and is excited to take photos for The Lafayette Times....

Lily Patterson

Cartoonist & News Writer

Lily Patterson is a sophomore and new edition to the News section. She has been vocally commenting on local and federal government decisions since her middle school. She has backgrounds in art, dance, music, and writing. Her ...

Emma Gober

Alumni Editor

Emma Gober is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She moved to Lexington, Kentucky from Dallas, Texas in 2016. This is her first year in journalism and is excited to write for The Lafayette Times in the Features section and A...

Ashley Armstrong

Features Editor

Ashley Armstrong is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She is the editor of the Features section for the Lafayette Times. She also participates in choir, KUNA and KYA, Speech and Debate, and Young Democrats. She is excited to be...

Wren Wampler

Opinions Writer

Wren Wampler is attending her first year as a freshman and in The Lafayette Times, she is an Opinions Writer for the newspaper. She writes fictional stories in her free time. She was also a part of Yearbook Club, along with bein...

Zaryah Grey

Photographer

Zaryah Grey is a junior at Lafayette High School. This is her first year writing for The Lafayette Times. In her free time, she enjoys writing fictional short stories.

Mathias Gallagher

Sports Editor

Mathias Gallagher is a Sports Editor for The Lafayette Times. He plays football and has a passion for writing. He enjoys writing about his life, football, and the people who inspire him to succeed. ...

Burgess Thacker

News Editor

Burgess Thacker currently is a freshman attending Lafayette High School. He is the News Editor for the Lafayette Times. He is looking forward to journalism and what it has to offer.

Dylan Proctor

Features Writer

Dylan Proctor is currently a freshman attending Lafayette High School. She is one of the cartoonists and is also a Features writer for The Lafayette Times. This is her first year in Journalism, and she's very excited about wh...

Ethan Bowman

Sports Writer

Ethan Bowman is a writer in the sports section with no prior experience. Outside of school, he’s an active member of the e-Sports community.

Adam Kenner

Photographer

Adam Kenner is a freshman at Lafayette High School and this is his first year of writing for The Times. Adam has struggled in school due to anxiety and his many learning disabilities. As a result, Adam has used music, art, and ...

Carlos Balderas

Clubs Writer

Carlos Balderas is a freshman at Lafayette High School, working in the clubs section. In middle school, Carlos was involved in German Club and Battle of the Books. He is very excited about this upcoming year in Journalism....

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