SPOTLIGHT

2018-2019 Staff

Kim Garcia

News Writer/Reporter

Sophomore Kimberly Garcia is a first year member of WDOG and SPOTLIGHT.  She is a member of yearbook and is a SGA representative for the sophomore class. She enjoys listening to music, napping, and watching  Sailor Moon....

Leah Waites

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Leah Waites is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She plays flute and piccolo for the MHS Troubadours. She is the President of the National Honor Society and a member of Scholar’s Bowl, Model UN, and Mu Al...

Gracie Stone

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Gracie Stone is a first year member of SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is a member of NHS and a senior representative for the SGA. Stone spends most of her time outside of school watching The Office and shopping for clothes she ...

Savannah Rogers

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Savannah Rogers is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is FTA Secretary and a SGA Representative. Rogers enjoys spending time with friends and watching Netflix.

Wilmarie Oquendo

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Wilmarie Oquendo is a first year member of WDOG and Montevallo's SPOTLIGHT.  She is involved in FBLA and runs for cross country for the Lady Dogs. Oquendo enjoys skating and going to the beach....

Denise Ocampo

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Denise Ocampo is a first year member of WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is member of  FBLA and runs for the MHS cross-country team. Ocampo enjoys binging her favorite Netflix shows, going out to eat, and spending time at the bea...

Abigail Heuton

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Abigail Heuton is a first year member of WDOG and Montevallo’s SPOTLIGHT. She is president of the Montevallo Junior City Council and vice-president of Communications for FTA. She is a member of FBLA, Student Institute, ...

Anna Thompson

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Anna Thompson is a reporter for Montevallo High’s SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is a member of FTA, First Priority, and Pep Club. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and drinking sweet tea....

Jacob Grant-George

News Writer/Reporter

Jacob (Jake) Grant-George is a first year WDOG and SPOTLIGHT reporter. He has spent most of his life living on a military post, where he took part in sports film, video directing, and doing stand-up comedy at the school’s talent...

Taylor Edwards

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Taylor Edwards is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is in Future Teachers and is a SGA Representative. In her free time she works and is a pro at binge watching shows on Netflix....

Vanessa Avalos

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Vanessa Avalos is a first year member of the WDOG and SPOTLIGHT news teams. She is the Vice-President of FBLA and a member of the math team. She participates in Upward Bound during the school year and the summer. In her s...

Calyn Nathews

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Calyn Nathews is a first year member of WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is a member of NHS, FCCLA, FEA, Pep Club, Diamond Dolls, and the varsity cheer squad. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her friends and famil...

Katie Horton

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Katie Horton is a first year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She enjoys anything outdoors and loves people. She plays softball of the Lady Dogs. After high school she plans to attend Jefferson State and hopes to become a pe...

Wendy Escalante

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Wendy Escalante is a first year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  Escalante enjoys photography, going to the beach, and singing. She is a member of FBLA and plans to play soccer and run cross country this year.   She...

Rebekah Anderson

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Rebekah Anderson is a reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. Anderson enjoys sports and outdoors activities such as, kayaking, camping and hiking. She has been the team captain of her soccer team her Junior year and had hat ...

Justus Anderson

News Writer/Reporter

Sophomore Justus Anderson is a first year member of WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. He is a sophomore SGA representative. Outside of school, he enjoys producing music, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. After high school, Just...

Avery Lawley

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Avery Lawley is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She plays softball for the Lady Dogs. In her spare time, she likes to take pictures and nap. Her dream job is to become a  photographer. ...

Kesley Yancey

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Kesley Yancey is a second year member of WDOG and Montevallo’s SPOTLIGHT. She is a varsity cheerleader and varsity soccer player. She’s a member of FTA, FCCLA, yearbook, pep club and Diamond Dolls. Outside of schoo...

Ellen Reid

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Ellen Reid is a second year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is a varsity cheerleader and a member of FCCLA, FEA, Yearbook, Pep Club, Diamond Dolls, and the Youth Leadership Development program. She loves spending tim...

Sarah King

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Sarah King is a second year news reporter for The SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is a member of FCCLA, Pep Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Mu Alpha Theta, and the National Honor Society. She enjoys watching Friends and any other...

Ceanna Grisham

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Ceanna Grisham is a second year reporter for WDOG and the SPOTLIGHT. She plays both volleyball and softball for the Lady Dogs. She is also a member of pep club, FTA, and Big Brother Big Sisters. When she’s not at school,...

Caroline Landers

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Caroline Landers is a second  year news writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She plays volleyball and soccer for the Lady Dogs. She is a member of FEA, Big Brother Big Sisters, Mu Alpha Theta, the National Honor So...

Elizabeth Hughston

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Elizabeth Hughston is a second year member of the WDOG and SPOTLIGHT news teams. She is a majorette for the Montevallo Troubadours and secretary of FFA.  She also is a member of FEA, First Priority, Math team, Big Brot...

Abby Hamer

News Writer/Reporter

Senior  Abby Hamer is a second year member of SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is involved in FTA, FCCLA, Yearbook, and Pep Club. Hamer loves being with friends and spending her weekends at the lake. Her dream job is to be a radi...

Katlyn Duchene

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Katlyn Duchene is a second year reporter for WDOG and The SPOTLIGHT. She is a member of Danceline and the Moonlight Players.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends.

Trudie Benson

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Trudie Benson is a second year member of Montevallo's WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is captain of the Cheerleading squad and vice president for SGA.  Trudie is also involved in other activities including Student's Institu...

Jayden Givens

Reporter

Senior Jayden Givens is a third year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  She is a gymnast, volleyball player for Southern Performance, and a HUGE Texas fan.  She loves to watch her favorite player, J.J. Watt. Givens' dream job is ...

Ahtziri Chavez

Reporter

Junior Ahtziri  (China) Chavez is a reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  She enjoys sports especially boxing, volleyball, wrestling and tennis.  She is a member of the MHS Volleyball team and the only girl on the school's wrestlin...

Jackson Burns

Sports Writer and Reporter

Senior Jackson Burns is a third year sports writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and Montevallo's news broadcast, WDOG.  Burns is on the track team and enjoys playing basketball.  When he's not on the court, he can be found behi...

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