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2023-2024 Staff

Mallory Hearn
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Mallory Hearn

Mallory Hearn is a senior and 2-year Editor-In-Chief of the Zephyr. She loves playing with her dogs, trying new foods, and shopping. When she's not at school or work she can be found driving around listening to music, hanging...

Senior Claire Reinthaler
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Claire Reinthaler

Claire Reinthaler is a third-year writer for the Zephyr, and is excited to take on the role of co-editor-in-chief this year. She is the Titan Tattler for the Clemmons Courier and vice president of JCL, as well as being in concert...

Madds Whisenant
News Editor

Madds Whisenant

This is Madds' third year on the Zephyr and her second year as news editor. Madds loves to read, craft, and swim in her free time and works as a lifeguard and swim instructor. After high school, they want to attend Elon University...

Madelyn Woodard
Opinion Editor

Madelyn Woodard

Madelyn Woodard has been on the staff for three years now, this being her second as the Opinion Editor. She loves taking mini road trips with her friends, listening to music, writing movie reviews and bombarding her family with...

Lena Pearson
Features Editor

Lena Pearson

Lena Pearson is a junior and a first-year features editor for the Zephyr. This is her second year on the staff, and she could not be more excited to now serve as an editor. She is the president of the SAVEDD club at West, and...

Holden Schmidt
Sports Editor

Holden Schmidt

Holden Schmidt is a senior in his first year as sports editor and second year on the Zephyr staff. He enjoys most things sports, playing video games, and hanging out with friends. He is also a basketball player, as well as a member...

Ella Ashby
Photo Editor

Ella Ashby

Ella Ashby is the 2-year Photography Editor of the Zephyr. She loves spending time photographing events around the school, helping out in the library and has the Zephyr's camera attached to her at all times. Outside of school,...

Sydney Davenport
Opinion Writer

Sydney Davenport

Sydney Davenport is a senior and second year writer for the Zephyr. This will be her first year on the opinion staff. She enjoys swimming, working with kids, baking, and listening to music in her free time. She is looking forward...

Caroline Lowe
Opinion Writer

Caroline Lowe

Caroline Lowe is a senior and second-year writer for the Zephyr. She is very excited to be writing for the opinion staff this year. Caroline is a member of Key Club and Girls' Service Club. She also loves to read Emily Henry books...

Emma Marcum
Opinion Writer

Emma Marcum

Emma Marcum is a sophomore and first-year on the opinion staff. She enjoys music, watching movies, hanging out with friends and traveling. Her favorite streaming service is Netflix and her favorite movie is “The Notebook.”...

Garrin Reiter
Opinion Writer

Garrin Reiter

Garrin Reiter is a junior and is starting his first year as an opinion writer. He is keen on spending time with his friends outside of school and reading books of all genres. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music and...

Christopher Young
Opinion Writer

Christopher Young

Christopher Young is a junior and first year opinion writer. He enjoys taking walks and playing with his 3 dogs. He is a part of Drama Club and he enjoys listening to music.

Jade Angle
Opinion Writer

Jade Angle

Jade Angle is a junior and second-year opinion writer. She is a HUGE cat enthusiast who will pet every stray she sees. She enjoys writing about equality, internet controversies and issues that affect her daily life. In her free...

Olivia Hutchison
Features Writer

Olivia Hutchison

Olivia Hutchison is a sophomore as well as a first-year writer for the Zephyr. In her free time, she enjoys writing, playing soccer and hanging out with all of her girl friends. She is in Key Club and plays for the West Forsyth...

Gray Dimock
Features Writer

Gray Dimock

Gray Dimock is a first-year writer for the features staff. He is a junior, and can often be found listening to Bob Seger, playing cards or wishing he lived in his favorite film franchise

Abbie Leonard
Features Writer

Abbie Leonard

Abbie Leonard is a sophomore and a first year writer for the Zephyr. In her free time, she enjoys painting, listening to music and helping out in the NAHS. She plans to join more clubs this year.

Kaylee Styers
Features Writer

Kaylee Styers

Kaylee Styers is a Junior and a second-year features writer. She enjoys playing lacrosse, being outdoors, having fun with her friends, listening to music and volunteering with the local fire department.

Upptej Chadha
Sports Writer

Upptej Chadha

Upptej Chadha is a sophomore and first-time writer for the Zephyr. She writes for the sports staff and takes pictures for all of the staff. In her free time she plays video games, spends time with friends, and scrolls on social...

Ryan MacReynolds
Sports Writer

Ryan MacReynolds

Ryan MacReynolds is a senior sports writer in his second year on staff. He plays baseball at West and is a West Wackos leader. He is excited to cover all things in the sports world this year.

Kara Whitt
Sports Writer

Kara Whitt

Kara Whitt is a sophomore and first year writer for newspaper. She likes to play the guitar and hopes that she will quickly learn to become a great writer for the sports staff so she can interest other students in joining newspaper...

Dylan Williamson
Sports Writer

Dylan Williamson

Dylan Williamson is a senior and third-year sportswriter for the Zephyr. He looks forward to becoming a dentist or journalist in the future. He enjoys playing football, basketball, and runs track.

Haley Eisenbraun
Sports Writer

Haley Eisenbraun

Haley Eisenbraun is a senior and first-year sports writer. When she is not in the classroom she enjoys playing soccer, wrestling, and swimming and is heavily involved in multiple clubs. Outside of school, she is the general manager...

Sissy Hayes
Sports Writer

Sissy Hayes

Sissy Hayes is a senior and second year writer for the Zephyr and a first year writer for sports. She enjoys working out, listening to music and hanging out with friends. She aspires to be a nurse in the future and is very excited...

Amber Summers
Social Media Coordinator

Amber Summers

AJ Summers is the senior editor of the Social Media/Online staff, and this is her second year on the Newspaper staff. She has eleven pets including two dogs, two cats, and seven guinea pigs. She loves traveling and has been to...

Amanda Ramjeet
News Writer

Amanda Ramjeet

Amanda Ramjeet is a sophomore and a first-year writer for the news staff. She looks forward to becoming a journalist or a psychologist in the future. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, spending time with family, watching...

Savannah Hitchcock
News Writer

Savannah Hitchcock

Savannah Hitchcock is a sophomore and a news writer for her first year on the Zephyr staff. She likes movies, tv, and hanging out with friends and family. She also loves all genres of music and her favorite band is The garden....

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