Sword & Shield

2018-2019 Staff

Briajah Anderson

Staff Reporter

Senior staff reporter Briajah Anderson grew up in Gray Court, South Carolina. Briajah attended Gray Court Elementary and Hickory Tavern Elementary and Middle Schools. Now attending LDHS, Briajah goes home to her mother and soon-to-be...

Abbi Arnold

Staff Reporter

Seventeen-year-old senior Abbi Arnold is new to LDHS. Arnold is from Mauldin High School. She is the oldest of three siblings. She played volleyball for a Mauldin recreation team. She loves to listen to music all the time. Arnold...

Michael Avery

Staff Reporter

Junior staff reporter Michael Avery was born April 19, 2001. During his middle school years, he attended Laurens Middle School. His favorite superhero is Dr. Strange because of his "magic."

Brenda Bennett

Staff Reporter

Sophomore staff reporter Brenda Bennett wants to publish as many books as she can. She traveled to four different states: Illinois, West Virginia, Tennessee and Florida. Her favorite thing to do is sleep.

Alivia Berryhill

Staff Reporter

Freshman Alivia Berryhill is shockingly young, starting high school at 13 years old. Her birthday is Aug. 28. Berryhill is not a huge sports fan. Her dad works for RCS Grading company.

Evelyn Camargo

Staff Reporter

Sophomore staff reporter Evelyn Camargo is 15 years old and attended Sanders Middle School. Her favorite movie is "The Greatest Showman" because she loves the music in it.

Cole Childress

Staff Reporter

This is senior Cole Childress. His favorite type of music is country because it is "easy to remember." Blue is his favorite color because he "just likes it," and wrestling is his favorite sport since it is one-on-one.

Paola Diaz

Staff Reporter

Addison Dobbins

Staff Reporter

Ladies and gentlemen, this is sophomore Addison Dobbins, a fifteen-year-old, Georgia-born student who is a fan of Indie and Alternative Rock music. Her favorite thing about LDHS is the "freedom during lunch and between classes"...

Travon Grant

Staff Reporter

Senior Travon Grant plays on the Varsity football team. Next fall, the 17-year old plans on attending USC and majoring in sportscast journalism.

August Hughes

Staff Reporter

Fourteen-year-old freshman August Hughes enjoys all types of music. She has one brother, Zack, and one sister, Demi. Hughes lives with her mom and dad. She owns two dogs, Trip and Bisquit, one cat, Ash, and her hermit crab, Lightning.

Sasha Jenkins

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Sasha Jenkins is a staff member for "Sword & Shield." She is from Laurens with four siblings and wants to major in business with a passion for R&B and hip-hop.

Nathan Kellett

Staff Reporter

This is senior Nathan Kellett, the "camera man" for "Sword & Shield" for three years. He lives with his parents and little sister. Kellett loves trying new things with the camera equipment.

Lily King

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Lily King enjoys singing, writing and listening to music. King is in ROTC as well as choir. She's looking forward to graduating, continuing to write and sing her music and "helping people feel better" by becoming a therapist...

Cassie Lahn

Staff Reporter

Junior Cassie Lahn is a very bright and colorful person who likes to joke around and have fun at school with friends. She likes meeting new people, but she dislikes many things they do. She is very bright and fun to be around.

Grace Madden

Staff Reporter

Junior Grace Madden has a strange love for mayonnaise. "I love mayonnaise. Say you have fries; it's like perfect together..." She also has a 23-year-old brother who's in a motorcycle club and drives a Jeep; safe to say he's the...

Chloe Manley

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Chloe Manley is 15 years old. She went to Hickory Tavern Middle. She lives with her mom, dad and her two-year-old dog, Claire. She enjoys reading and writing; that is one reason she decide to take journalism.

Kennedy Parker

Staff Reporter

This is 15-year-old sophomore Kennedy Parker, who lives with one of four older sisters. She also listens to little bit of everything when it comes to music. Journalism allows her to talk a lot, which is a part of her being herself.

Allison Roach

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Allison Roach is 15 years old and a new staff member of "Sword & Shield." She's from Laurens and has four siblings. Roach also loves to sleep.

Jerika Robinson

Staff Reporter

Fifteen-year-old sophomore Jerika Robinson likes lunch because she gets to hang out with her brother. Her favorite class is journalism and she's looking forward to turning 16 and getting her restricted license.

Ross Sinclair

Staff Reporter

Fifteen-year-old sophomore Ross Sinclair loves football and all things sports. He wants to become sports broadcaster, which is why he started journalism. He desires to go to one of these three colleges: Florida, Alabama or Washington...

Michaela Smith

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Michaela Smith is 15 years old who loves music and playing softball. Her favorite type of music is 80s rock and roll because she is an old soul. Smith is the proud owner of a beautiful yellow 2001 Ford Ranger named Bernard.

Ty Young

Staff Reporter

Seventeen-year-old senior Ty Young has many goals for his senior year. His goals include maintaining an A-B average and having a good track and marching season. Interested in trying new things, Ty decided to join classes such...

Selena Navarro

Staff Reporter

Selena Navarro is a 9th grader at Laurens High School. She lives in Laurens and has 2 sisters. In her free time she likes to sleep and her favorite color is yellow.

Elisa Hancart

Staff Reporter

Staff reporter Elisa Hancart is an exchange student from Belgium. Hancart is a junior. She is 18 years old. She lives in Laurens.  Hancart has a twin and a younger sister. Her favorite color is black, and she enjoys listening...

Rachel Delio

Staff Reporter

Rachel Delio is an active and academic student at LDHS. Delio is supported by her mother and father, Denise and Jim Delio. She enjoys playing softball and volleyball. Her favorite pastime is to hang out with her friends while...

Cassidy Ming

Staff Reporter

Senior Cassidy Ming was born June 28, 2001, so she actually is 17 years old. She lives in Laurens but used to live in Ninety-Six, so she went to Edgewood Middle School in Ninety-Six. Ming has two sisters and also has a cat. After...

Sarah Collins

Staff Reporter

Sophomore Sarah Collins is a 16-year-old student at LDHS. During her free time, she enjoys listening to music and playing with her dog, Bo. Her favorite color is yellow, and she loves tacos. Collins is also an active member of...

Sabrina Brooks

Staff Reporter

Sixteen-year-old junior Sabrina Brooks is an avid participant in journalism, Raider News, FBLA and the literary magazine. Her favorite color is green, and she loves seafood. Brooks has seven older siblings.

KC Weathers

Staff Reporter

Junior staff reporter, KC Weathers, is from Hickory Tavern, South Carolina. She attended Hickory Tavern Elementary and Middle School. She is 16 years old and loves to spend time with family, friends and her boyfriend. She loves...

Kyndal Jordan

Reporter

Junior staff reporter Kyndal Jordan is from the small town Hickory Tavern. During her lifetime, Jordan has lived in both Oklahoma and Ohio. She  works at the YMCA as a child care worker. She is 16 years of age and loves to spend...

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