Oviedo Journalism

2019-2020 Staff

Patrick Costello
Editor-in-Chief

Patrick Costello

Patrick Costello is a junior and this is his second year on staff. When he isn’t watching sports, he plays video games and enjoys the outdoors.

Tessa Kowalski
Editor-in-Chief

Tessa Kowalski

Tessa is a senior and this is her third year on staff. Tessa works at Jeremiah’s and likes to watch rom-coms in her free time. She enjoys spending time at Disney and Universal, and loves Birkenstocks. 

Emma Yost
Online Editor

Emma Yost

Emma is a sophomore and this is her second year on staff. Emma likes to watch The Office and enjoys scrapbooking in her free time.

Justina Nielsen
Ads manager

Justina Nielsen

Justina is a junior on her second year of staff as Ads manager. Justina is on the Oviedo bowling team and has been bowling since she was four. In her free time, Justina enjoys hanging out with friends and family. ...

Vani Thuplli
Sports Editor

Vani Thuplli

Vani is a senior and this is her third year on staff. She loves to travel and plays varsity and club soccer. In her free time, Vani enjoys watching the tv show Friends. ...

Abbie Wydra
Entertainment Editor

Abbie Wydra

Abbie Wydra is a senior and in her fourth year on staff for The Lion’s Tale. She likes swimming and sleeping, though when she has time to she also enjoys reading a book.

K. Penuel
Artist

K. Penuel

K. Penuel is a senior. She is an illustrator for The Lion’s Tale. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and drawing. K. also wishes to one day be a therapist.

Veronika Maynard
Artist

Veronika Maynard

Veronika is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. Veronika wants to be an illustrator in the future and likes all things creepy.

Samantha Gibilisco
Reporter

Samantha Gibilisco

Samantha is a sophomore in her first year on staff. Samantha loves photography and likes to read in her free time. 

Brianna Bibona
Photographer

Brianna Bibona

Brianna is a sophomore and in her first year of staff. Brianna is an Irish dancer and enjoys visiting theme parks in her free time. 

Penelope Banks
Reporter

Penelope Banks

Penelope is a sophomore in her second year on staff. Penelope enjoys shopping in her free time.

Owen Francis
Reporter

Owen Francis

Owen is a sophomore and this is his second year on staff. He likes to run and is on the cross country team.

Ethan Jewell
Reporter

Ethan Jewell

Ethan is a sophomore and this year is his first year on staff. In his free time, Ethan built his own personal computer. He plays the trumpet in the Oviedo marching band. 

Lindsey Simpson
Reporter

Lindsey Simpson

Lindsey is a senior in her first year of staff. Lindsey spends her free time at theme parks and wants to change the world for good.

Nikta Daryadel
Reporter

Nikta Daryadel

Nikta is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. Nikta likes to watch Law and Order and play with her dog in her free time. 

Skylar Zern
Reporter

Skylar Zern

Skylar is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. Skylar rides horses competitively in the Hunter/Jumper divisions.  

Ian Witlshire
Reporter

Ian Witlshire

Ian is a sophomore and this is his first year on staff. Ian can juggle and likes to play basketball in his free time.

Kait Peterson
Reporter

Kait Peterson

Kait is a sophomore and this is her first year on staff. Kait plays volleyball in her free time and works as a makeup artist at Halloween Horror Nights. 

Vincente Leon
Reporter

Vincente Leon

Vincente is a senior and this is his first year on staff. Vincente enjoys reading comic books and writing in his free time.

Elliott Siress
Reporter

Elliott Siress

Elliott is a sophomore and this is his first year on staff. Elliott wants to be an author when he’s older and loves the band Twenty One Pilots. 

Emilynn Williamsson
Reporter

Emilynn Williamsson

Emilynn is a freshman on her first year of staff. She is a figure skater who enjoys writing and making art in her free time.

Vincent Crook
Reporter

Vincent Crook

Vincent is a freshman in his first year on staff. Vincent plays football and likes to write in his free time.   

Deven Pallesco
Reporter

Deven Pallesco

Deven is a freshman and this is his first year on staff. Deven plays the ukulele and likes to play basketball and hockey in his freetime.

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