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 22-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 and enjoys hanging out with her brothers, Tanner and Alex. Her favorite tv show is "The Office" because she loves to laugh and really is a big fan of Steve Carell. When it comes to the...

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...

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