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SPOTLIGHT

2017-2018 Staff

Makenzie Johnson

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Makenzie Johnson is a first year member of WDOG and Spotlight. She is captain of the danceline and a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and FCCLA. Outside of school, she enjoys playing the piano and attending church. Aft...

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Avery Lawley

News Writer/Reporter

Sophomore Avery Lawley is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She plays softball and volleyball for the Lady Dogs. In her spare time, she likes to take pictures and watch Netflix. Her dream job is to become an event ph...

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Kesley Yancey

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Kesley Yancey is a first year member of WDOG and Montevallo’s Spotlight. She is a varsity cheerleader and a member of FTA, FCCLA, yearbook, the leadership group, pep club and Diamond Dolls. Outside of school, she enjoys b...

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Ellen Reid

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Ellen Reid is a first year reporter for WDOG and Montevallo’s SPOTLIGHT. She is a varsity cheerleader and a member of FCCLA, FTA, Yearbook, Pep Club, Diamond Dolls, and the leadership group. She loves spending time with he...

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Sarah King

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Sarah King is a first year news reporter for the SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is a member of FCCLA, FBLA and Pep Club. Sarah loves running cross-country and just running in general. She also enjoys being with her family, frien...

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Ceanna Grisham

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Ceanna Grisham is a first year reporter for WDOG and the Spotlight. She plays both volleyball and softball for the Lady Dogs. She is also a member of the pep club and FTA. When she’s not at school, you can find her hangin...

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Anna Kate Oden

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Anna Kate Oden is a first year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT.  She plays varsity volleyball and softball for the Lady Dogs. Oden enjoys listening to music, spending time with her aunt, and watching Netflix. She would ...

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Caroline Landers

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Caroline Landers is a first year news writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She plays volleyball and soccer for the Lady Dogs. She is a member of FEA and Pep Club. In her free time, she enjoys watching Friends and ...

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Elizabeth Hughston

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Elizabeth Hughston is a first year member of the WDOG and SPOTLIGHT news teams. She is a majorette for the Montevallo Troubadours. She is also treasurer of FFA and a member of the Math team. Outside of school, she enjoys n...

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Joseph Hill

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Joseph Hill is a first year news writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. When he’s not at school or reporting for the news, he can be found working on hardwood floors with his father. He also enjoys playing games...

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Abby Hamer

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Abby Hamer is a first year member of Spotlight and WDOG. She is involved in FTA, FCCLA, Yearbook and Pep Club. Abby loves being with friends and spending her weekends at the lake. Her dream job is to be a Special Educ...

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Katlyn Duchene

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Katlyn Duchene is a first year reporter  for the MHS broadcast team.  She is a member of Color Guard, and Student Institute. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends

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Trudie Benson

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Trudie Benson is a first year member of Montevallo's WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. She is captain of the Cheerleading squad and secretary for SGA.  Trudie is also involved in other activities including Student's Institute and Big...

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Daqwan Bryant

News Writer/Reporter

Senior  Daqwan Bryant is a second year reporter for the broadcast news team.  He is a wide receiver and safety for the Bulldog Football team.  He also plays basketball and runs track.  Bryant is a senior representative on t...

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Sydney Selman

Reporter

Junior Sydney Selman is a second year reporter for WDOG and Montevallo's SPOTLIGHT.  She is the captain of the majorettes and a member of FEA.  Outside of school, Selman enjoys going to the lake with her family. She loves travelin...

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Jordynn Thomas

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Jordynn Thomas is a second year reporter of the WDOG and SPOTLIGHT news teams.  She is captain of the Dance line, a member of the Archery Team, member of Diamond Dolls, and the NHS and Mu Alpha Theta President.  She v...

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Price Alexander

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Price Alexander is a second-year news writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  He the president of the Marching Troubadours, treasurer for both SGA and NHS, and  a member of Scholar's Bowl and Future Educators of Am...

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Kanan Harbuck

Reporter

Senior Kanan Harbuck is a second year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  She plays volleyball and soccer for the Lady Dogs. She is a member of FEA, Diamond Dolls, Big Brother Big Sisters, SGA, Moonlight Players, and Pep Squad...

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Madison Childress

Reporter/Photographer

Senior Madison Childress is a second year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is involved in Student Institute, Big Brothers Big Sisters, FFA, Pep Club, and NHS. She plays soccer for the Lady Bulldogs. Childress is pres...

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Mikayla Cardwell

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Mikayla Cardwell is a second year reporter on the newspaper and broadcast team.  She is a member Big Brother Big Sister, Pep Club, and Upward Bound and vice president of the SGA .  She enjoys going to church, hanging...

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Emily Kornegay

Reporter

Senior Emily Kornegay is a second year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT.  She is a member of FFA, FTA and the Pep Club. 

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Abby Smith

Reporter

Senior Abby Smith is entering her second year in Spotlight and WDOG.  She is a member of FFA.  Smith loves spending time with friends and family.  She is an excellent student and hard worker!

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Georgia Hughes

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Georgia Hughes is a second year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  She plays varsity volleyball and softball for the Lady Dogs. In her spare time, Hughes enjoys babysitting and spending time with family.

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Riley Key

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Riley Key is a second year reporter for WDOG and SPOTLIGHT. He is a member of Future Teachers of America and Montevallo Model United Nations. He volunteers at the Parnell Memorial Library and likes to sketch a picture or ...

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Lily Stone

Reporter

Senior Lily Stone is entering her second year as a writer for SPOTLIGHT and reporter for WDOG.  She enjoys watching cartoons, spending time with friends, and attending music festivals. She has attended Slossfest two years.  She is ...

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Adam Jones

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Adam Jones is entering his second year as a reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.  He plays basketball for the Bulldogs and enjoys making memes.  He is also a master at binge watching Netflix TV shows. After high schoo...

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Amanda Buttgereit

News Writer/Reporter

Junior Amanda Buttgereit is a second year member of SPOTLIGHT and WDOG. She is a soccer player involved in many different activities including Student Institute, SGA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and FTA. ...

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Tristan Johnson

News Writer/Reporter

Senior Tristan Johnson is a second year reporter for SPOTLIGHT and WDOG.   He spends most of his time working and taking care of his two dogs. When situations get him down, he always looks for the brighter side. He is involved...

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Jayden Givens

Reporter

Junior Jayden Givens is new to Montevallo and the SPOTLIGHT and WDOG news team.  She is a gymnast, volleyball player and a HUGE Texans fan.  She loves to watch her favorite player,  J.J. Watt. Givens' dream job is to be...

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Jordan Johnson

Reporter

Senior Jordan Johnson is entering his second year as a SPOTLGHT writer and WDOG reporter.  Johnson enjoys basketball and currently plays for coach Dickinson on the boys basketball team.  He is also a member of the math team.  In hi...

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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...

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Jackson Burns

Sports Writer and Reporter

Junior Jackson Burns is a sports writer and reporter for SPOTLIGHT and Montevallo's news broadcast, WDOG.  Burns enjoys playing basketball.  When he's not on the court, he can be found behind the camera or editing video.  He is...

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