Sword & Shield

2019-2020 Staff

Kennedy Parker

Sports Editors

Have you ever met someone so energetic and talkative, but who would rather spend her days by herself watching Food Network? For outgoing junior Kennedy Parker, this would be a perfect day.    If you’ve ever seen Parker around school, ...

Jade Lukaszczyk

Feature Editors

CLICK! CLICK! Senior Jade Lukaszczyk spends her free time out with her camera and nature itself. She “takes her time” when it comes to watching tv shows of her interests, especially The Walking Dead. Lukaszczyk has an old...

John Bettger

Feature Editors

If you’re ever looking for senior John Bettger, he is probably working with the robotics team making their new robot. His positions on robotics are programmer and student driver. If not helping with robotics, he is reading or...

Justin Leggett

Feature Editors

Senior Justin Leggett is a tech wiz at building computers! He also loves to put his hobby to the test as he is a member of our school’s Robotics team. This is his extracurricular activity outside of school. His favorite class i...

Kalee Salcedo

Review Editor

Sophomore, Kalee Salcedo, is a Fall loving high school student. During the fall time Salcedo enjoys watching the leaves turn different colors and trying different kinds of fashion for the season. Her happiest time was when her...

Changfeng Zou

Design Editor

       "The meaning of life is anime," as Changfeng Zou described himself. Zou has an unusual love for Japanese animation or, in another word, anime. Zou's love toward anime is obsessive and unusual for an 18-year-old male...

Priscila Jauregui

Staff Reporter

Senior Priscilla Jauregui’s favorite things to do are watch The Office, play violin, and go shopping even though she says shes “always broke.” Her favorite character off The Office is Creed because she says “I don't thi...

Andrea Choice

Staff Reporter

Senior Andrea Choice is a multi-talented wonder. For three years, going on four, she has been running track for the school. When she’s not using her legs for running, she’s using them to practice her love of dance. But...

Jasmin Vargo

Staff Reporter

Senior drama club president Jasmin Vargo is “the funniest person she knows,” and she loves potatoes because they’re just amazing. Inside of school, Vargo enjoys the ‘’teachers that actually care about the students,’’ ...

Dayan Lee

Staff Reporter

Fifteen-year-old freshman Dayan Lee is brand new to LDHS and the Sword & Shield. Lee does not know what to expect in journalism, but he is excited for the class. “Yeah, I’m pretty excited. I don’t exactly know wha...

Kyrstin Simmons

Staff Reporter

If you’re ever craving a big delicious cake go see senior Kyrstin Simmons. Simmons enjoys baking and cooking in her free time. Simmons’ favorite things to make are cakes because they are so complex. When it’s time t...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Brody King-Macengill

Staff Reporter

When you think of senior Brody King-Marcengill, music and art might pop into your head. Even if King-Marcengill likes art, like drawing something or maybe just admiring someone else’s work, he’ll always find himself going back ...

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

"I don't do memes," says serious senior Michael Avery. He sits far from any crowds, headphones in and playing one of his favorite anime as he works on another sketch or journalism piece. In his free time Avery could be found doing...

August Hughes

Business Editors

Sophomore August Hughes is an energetic and outgoing person. Hughes can almost always be seen hanging out with her friends and showing off the bright personality she has. Hughes' ideal weekend is going out with her friends and...

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 ...

Sarah Collins

Editor-in-Chief

Who is that day dreaming about a dark green 1969 MG? This is junior Sarah Collins. Collins is not very athletic, but what she lacks in athleticism, she makes up in brains. Sarah is one smart cookie, being at the top of her class (...

Lleyton Abell

Editor-in-Chief

Eighteen-year-old Lleyton Abell (yes, he's officially legal now) has been a part of Sword & Shield for all four of his years in high school and is still trying, and possibly failing, to make this year something special. Whi...

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