Oviedo Journalism

2017-2018 Staff

Paige Simpson

Editor-In-Chief

Paige Simpson is a senior.  She is an editor-in-chief in her third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  Paige likes sports and music.  When she isn't writing, she is binge-watching TV shows and painting.

Gillian Landwehr

Editor-in-Chief

Gillian Landwehr is a junior. She is an editor-in-chief in her third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  Gillian likes to cuddle with her dog, Pixie, and when she isn't spending time with family, she enjoys spending...

Bryn Garick

Online Editor

Bryn Garick is a junior. She is an online editor in her third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. In Bryn's free time, she practices her dance moves, listens to music and watches funny videos of pandas on the internet...

Trey Hargis

Online Editor

Trey Hargis is a senior. He is an online editor in his second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. In Trey's free time, he plays video games on his PlayStation, as well as watching every Netflix show.

Julian Rios

Ads Manager

Julian Rios is a junior.  He is the ads manager in his second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Julian likes art and boxing.  When he isn't spending the day at theme parks, he is busy watching Jurassic Park and eat...

Saadhana Sridharan

News Editor

Saadhana Sridharan is a junior.  She is the news editor in her second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  Saadhana likes to eat food and look up new recipes.  When she is not writing, she can be found cycling througho...

Joyce Ng

Opinion Editor

Joyce Ng is a junior.  She is the opinion editor in her second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  She enjoys exploring new places and watching films.  When she isn't busy playing piano, she practices her photogra...

Danielle Griffiths

Features Editor

Danielle Griffiths is a senior. She is the features editor in her third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Danielle is the biggest fan of all things Disney, and of all the succulent plants she takes care of. She love...

Nevada Cullen

Sports Editor

Nevada Cullen is a junior. He is the sports editor in his second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. He is a baseball player for the Oviedo High School team. Nevada is a die-hard fan of the Miami Dolphins as well as ...

Isabel Fain

Photographer

Isabel Fain is a junior. She is a photographer in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Isabel, who is related to Pocahontas, is a quiet person who loves all things books, Marvel and music. She plays the pian...

Josh Cordonero

Designer

Josh Cordonero is a senior. He is a designer in his first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Josh spends most of his time inside his garden that is filled with all types of fruits and vegetables, though when he isn't...

Christopher Keefer

Designer

Christopher Keefer is a senior. He is a designer in his first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Christopher is fascinated with technology and all of its uses in modern society. When Christopher is not working at his j...

Declan Mccoy

Designer

Declan Mccoy is a senior.  He is a designer in his fourth  year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Declan is a fan of Hearthstone and Overwatch.  He also enjoys messing around on Photoshop making fun pictures....

Conner Quinlan

Designer

Conner Quinlan is a senior at Oviedo High School. He is a designer in his third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  In Conner's free time, he enjoys video games, building computers and working with computer coding l...

Sophia Bloom

Artist

Sophia Bloom is a junior. She is an artist in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper.  In Sophia's free time, she enjoys listening to classical music, drawing pictures, and writing stories. She also loves to play ...

Alexis DeSena

Artist

Alexis Desena is a junior. She is an artist in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Alexis is a dog person and has three of her very own dogs. She is typically a very quiet person whose hobbies include sleeping...

Kimberly Penuel

Artist

Kimberly Penuel is a sophomore. She is an artist in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Kimberly enjoys to writing, drawing and sleeping. She also tends to spend lots of time hanging out with her friends outside ...

Pamela Chapman

Reporter

Pamela Chapman is a senior. She is a reporter in her second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Pamela is a big fan of the football teams the Auburn Tigers and the New England Patriots. She loves to travel and also lov...

Connor Compton

Reporter

Connor Compton is a senior. He is a reporter in his third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Connor enjoys Disney and farming, and his family lives with a goat that thinks she is a human.

Jesica Litton

Reporter

Jesica Litton is a senior.  She is a reporter in her third year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Jessica enjoys reading, writing and going to the lake with her pet pitbull, Rosco.

Abigail Wydra

Reporter

Abigail Wydra is a sophomore.  She is a reporter in her second year for the staff of The Lion's Tale newspaper. Abigail enjoys swimming for Blue Dolfins.  When she isn't in the pool, she enjoys to writing creatively and stud...

Christina York

Reporter

Christina York is a junior. She is a reporter in her second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Christina is a very quiet and shy person who enjoys writing, drawing and being with dogs.

Tessa Kowalski

Reporter

Tessa Kowalski is a sophomore at Oviedo High School. She is a reporter in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Tessa is part of the water polo team at Oviedo High School. She enjoys watching hockey on TV and s...

Dylan Sachs

Reporter

Dylan Sachs is a sophomore.  She is a reporter in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Dylan likes eating pizza and cupcakes, as well as watching "The Office."

Emma Stokes

Reporter

Emma is a sophomore.  She is a reporter in her first year on the staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Emma loves music and photography as well as playing the ukulele.

Sravani Thupili

Reporter

Sravani Thupili is a sophomore. She is a reporter in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Sravani is on the school's soccer team and performs the piano. She loves the show "Friends" and is a frequent traveler...

Emily Vernikos

Reporter

Emily Vernikos is a junior.  She is a reporter in her second year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Emily likes to play video games on her self-built computer and work on her skills as an artist.

Kathleen York

Reporter

Kathleen York is a freshman.  She is a reporter in her first year on staff for The Lion's Tale newspaper. Kathleen enjoys writing and animals. When she isn't riding a roller coaster at a theme park, she can be found on the b...

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