Sword & Shield

2019-2020 Staff

Dominque Thornton

Staff Reporter

Senior Dominque Thornton wants to power through school and pursue her life-long dream job in psychology. Psychology is Thornton’s biggest interest and passion, and she hopes to live her dream life in a mansion in Colorado w...

August Hughes

Staff Reporter

Jeeps, jeeps, JEEPS! If this line has ever been shouted at Laurens High School, it was probably by Sophomore August Hughes. She is energetic and brings brightness into any situation she is placed in. Hughes values her friends d...

Paola Diaz-Reynoso

Staff Reporter

Paola Diaz-Reynoso is a student you may have heard of. She’s the dependable friend in her group, and can usually be found tapping away at her phone, the display more than likely showing some form of Snapchat. If this isn’t th...

Jerika Robinson

Staff Reporter

Jerika Robinson is a 16, year, old junior at LDHS. She has two siblings a brother and sister who are both younger than her. May need a doctor in the future? Robinson could be someone to look forward to Robinson is  inspired to ...

Changfeng Zou

Staff Reporter

         Have you ever met someone with a snake as a spirit animal? Well, I had not either until I met Changfeng Zou. Yeah, you read that right, a snake as a spirit animal. Zou is in three clubs in school, he is in Raide...

Natalie Winters

Staff Reporter

Senior Natalie Winters finds enjoyment in taking pictures of the real world and joined journalism with her hopes to further her talents. She plans to become either a nurse practitioner or full veterinarian. The stress between picking a ma...

Evelyn Camargo

Staff Reporter

Junior Evelyn Camargo loves to paint but never seems to have the time for it anymore because of her interests in Raider News, reading and other activities. She likes to read historical fiction and sci-fi. She is quiet, but co...

Justin Leggett

Staff Reporter

Who is JLeg? He is better known as senior Justin Leggett. His favorite color is red and his biggest pet peeve is the sound people make when they are eating. Justin spends his free time after school either with his friends, writin...

Hannah Thompson

Staff Reporter

      Seventeen-year-old Hannah Thompson is defying teenage expectations by going above and beyond for her senior year.      "I love the fact that since I am a senior now I can do whatever I want," Thompson said.       T...

Jade Lukaszczyk

Staff Reporter

Senior Jade Lukaszczyk is not as excited as most about leaving Laurens High School. Lukaszczyk, in all reality, does not want to have to start facing reality. Lukaszczyk hopes to become a dental hygienist and would love to stu...

Jerika Robinson

Staff Reporter

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Josh Baskins

Staff Reporter

While beer company Dos Equis claims to have “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” the truthful deservant of this title travels down the same halls as you and I. This senior's name: Josh Baskins, and his claim to fame is surviv...

Dakota Swaney

Staff Reporter

Have you ever met a girl for whom racing is more than just a sport? Nineteen-year-old Dakota Swaney frequently practices racing during her free time. Whenever Swaney gets in her 602 racecar and goes for a race, she can hear t...

Milesha Davis

Staff Reporter

Tupac: senior Milesha Davis' favorite artist and idol, “He is very smart, and is all about change.” This is why she loves him so much. Along with Tupac, some of Davis’ favorites include fried pork chops and softball.  I...

Lleyton Abell

Staff Reporter

Seventeen-year-old Lleyton Abell has been a part of Sword & Shield for all four of his years in high school and is determined to make this year something special. For some people leaving school is a great thing, but for Abel...

Nancy Wood

Staff Reporter

 Nancy Wood is a senior with a drive for the real world. Her view of a perfect world is void of violence and instead replaced with loving animals. Wood's dream job as a vet tech would be in high demand in her ideal world. ...

Michael Avery

Staff Reporter

Future graphic design artist Michael Avery enjoys going outdoors when he’s not practicing design on his computer. The senior’s favorite class is Graphic Design because it is something he loves to do. “I want to get bett...

Kyndal Jordan

Staff Reporter

Senior Kyndal Jordan is excited for graduation. She hopes to have a plan for her future by the end of the year. As well as be married with a good job 10 years from now.  Jordan has many hobbies such as singing, painting, playing guita...

Ross Sinclair

staff

Sixteen-year-old junior Ross Sinclair likes to watch NCAA basketball, American football, White Boy Rick and Spongebob in his free time along with playing video games his favorite is GTA San Andreas. His dream is to become a sports...

Tyler Byers

Staff reporter

Future sports journalist Tyler Byers is a 15-year-old sophomore at LDHS. While attending LDHS, Byers enjoys gym and Digital Arts . Outside of school you can find Byers somewhere near the vicinity of O’Charley’s. Byers’s f...

Kalee Salcedo

Staff reporter

Sophomore Kalee Salcedo has enough talent to play several instruments, from the piano to the guitar, and all the way to the clarinet, without breaking a sweat. However, if you pop a balloon in her presence, all of this calm, col...

Brody King-Macengill

writer

Seventeen-year-old senior Brody King-Marcengill, is a rather interesting person. His favorite color is yellow but for no apparent reason. He listens to a plethora of music, artists/bands such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Nirvana, ...

Sabrina Brooks

Editorial Editor

Senior Sabrina Brooks has a dream of working with real pandas one day. When she isn’t eating french fries and listening to Exile Tribe, a popular Asian pop group, she is more than likely watching her favorite show, Spongebob Sq...

Grace Madden

Centerspread and Business Editor

When this student is not on the tennis court, you might be able to find her working away on the Sword & Shield. Senior Grace Madden’s favorite classes are journalism and Spanish. She enjoys journalism because it allows her to ...

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