The Lafayette Times

2017-2018 Staff

Blake Bethune

Sports Editor

Sports Editor, Sports Writer. Blake Bethune is a senior at Lafayette High School. His hobbies include writing, playing sports with friends, playing video games, watching sports, and hanging out with family and friends. He is...

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Maire Birdwell

Design Editor

Maire Birdwell is a freshman at Lafayette and she is happy to say that she is the Design Editor.  She contributes to Lafayette by marching with our outstanding band, helping others, and giving our school a good atmosphere. Her...

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Rebecca Bishop

Arts Editor/Clubs Editor

Rebecca Bishop a Junior here at Lafayette High School. She enjoys reading and writing, though her interest in journalism is new. As a member of the Pride of the Bluegrass Marching Band, she has little time to write, though she...

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Nia Brown

Staff Writer

Nia Brown is a 9th grader at Lafayette High School, and is also on the basketball team. Nia's favorite subjects in school are language arts and gym. Nia is an outgoing, hard working person who likes to sing, dance, write, and...

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Nikki Cesiro

Opinions Editor/Copy Editor

Nikki Cesiro is currently a junior at Lafayette High School and a member of the Lafayette Times. She is a former member of the Lafayette Orchestra and plans to return in the near future.She enjoys photography, music, and writing...

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Elke Coenders

Features Editor

Elke Coenders is the Features editor of the Lafayette Times and is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She is in the SCAPA Literary Arts program and is bilingual, having studied in the Spanish Immersion program for nine years....

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Brent Comley

Staff Writer

Brent Comley is currently a senior attending Lafayette High School and is enrolled in the School for the Creative and Performing Arts. He has also taken classes in drawing and design at SCAD and aspires to find a career as...

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Katy Cornish

Business Manager

Katy is a freshman at Lafayette High School. She is a staff writer for the news section and the business manager for the Lafayette Times. She is also a member of the YSC Teenboard and the Dance Blue committee for Student Council....

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Ryan Denney

Staff Writer

Ryan Denney is a junior at Lafayette High School. He is from Lexington, Kentucky. He has experience in technology and art, although he prefers to write opinion-based articles.

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Jack Dillender


Editor-in-Chief. Lexington, Kentucky born and raised. Life long Cincinnati Bengals and Nashville Predators fan. Amateur cook, hiker and writer, trying desperately for a scholarship. Would like to work in the film and TV industry...

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Bekah Dunlap

Photography Editor

Bekah Dunlap is a junior at Lafayette High School and is the photography editor for the Lafayette Times. She is also a part of the Front Ensemble in the Lafayette Marching Band.

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Nathan Elsensohn

News Editor

Nathan Elsensohn is a freshman at Lafayette High School. He was born in Louisiana and moved to Lexington after Hurricane Katrina. Nathan currently enjoys reading, meeting up with friends, and cooking. When he graduates college...

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Ella Johnson


A member of the Lafayette newspaper when it was the Lafayette Ledger, Ella Johnson is now Editor-in-Chief of the Times. Being a senior, she seeks to pursue an English degree with a concentration in technical and creative writing....

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Tierian Lawhon

Staff Writer

Tierian Lawhon is a freshman at Lafayette Senior High School. He is from New York and has experience with technology and traveling.

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Laura McPherson

Copy Editor

Laura McPherson is a junior at Lafayette High School. As a member of the Lafayette Times staff, Laura is both author and copy editor. She plays clarinet in the Lafayette Band and thoroughly enjoys both marching and playing. While...

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Lauren Mitchell

Staff Writer

Lauren is a 15 year old sophomore who joined Lafayette last year after being redistricted from Dunbar. She joined journalism to write and help with the school newspaper. She loves to read and listen to music. A staff writer,...

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Zane Mullins

Staff Writer

Zane Mullins is a student athlete here at Lafayette high school and is very invested in sports/writing. He will provide factual and to the point stories about our sports. He is very excited to be on staff at the Lafayette Times.

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Jack Renaud

Staff Writer

Jack Renaud is a senior at Lafayette High School, and author of "Cinema Revisited", a series of articles highlighting some of the finest movies throughout the ages.  Since a young age, he has had an evident love for film and...

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Hannah Sever

Staff Writer

Hannah Sever is a sophomore at Lafayette High School and a staff writer for the Lafayette Times. She is in color guard with the Lafayette Band and likes to write about anything that is associated with news or clubs. She plans...

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Victoria Steward

Managing Editor/Arts Editor

Victoria Steward is a Junior at Lafayette High School. She is the Managing Editor and Co-Editor of the Arts column.

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