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2019-2020 Staff

Kelly Kendall

Co-Editor in Chief

Kelly Kendall has been working for the Zephyr staff since her sophomore year as an opinion writer, typically writing about current events or controversial topics. The following school year, Kendall became the News Editor where...

Tyson Edwards

Co-Editor in Chief

Having written for the Zephyr since his sophomore year, Tyson Edwards has grown tremendously in his communication skills and comedic wit. Once an Opinion Writer and then an Opinion Editor, Edwards is ready to take on the challenge...

Leanna Bernish

News Editor

Leanna Bernish began writing for the Zephyr as a news writer during her junior year of high school. She wrote occasionally for sports and features as well, finding personal stories to be her favorite. In 2019, her senior year, Le...

Casey Griffith

Opinion Editor

Casey Griffith began writing for the Zephyr as an opinion writer as a sophomore during the 2017-2018 school year. After spending her junior year as a sports writer, she is now Opinion Editor. During her (very little) free time, sh...

Averie King

Features Editor

Averie King is a senior Features editor for the Zephyr. This is her third year in staff, having previously written for news. King is also President of German club, and vice President of the technology and robotics club. Her hobbies...

Jackson Stanley

Sports Editor

Jackson Stanley is many things, a proud Juice Shop employee, a die-hard fan of the Toronto Raptors and last but not least, the Sports Editor for the 2019-2020 Zephyr staff. After last year writing primarily for the news staff, S...

Faith Duggan

Online Editor

Faith Duggan is a senior on the newspaper staff and has been writing for the Zephyr for going on three years. She has written for the features staff for her entire time on the newspaper. She enjoys the beach and being with her fr...

Alex Vargas

Online Editor

This is Alex Vargas’ third year on the staff. He originally started out as a news writer, but now writes for both news and opinion, and is the editor of the Online staff. He likes to make music in his spare time and would love...

Lexy Hairston

Photography Editor

Lexy Hairston, a senior, has attended West Forsyth for two years since her transfer from Virginia. She has written for the Zephyr for two years now and is the Photography Editor and Social Media rep. Along with writing for the...

Maggie Estes

News Writer

Maggie Estes is a junior news writer, and it is her first year on the staff. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching netflix and hanging out with her dogs.

Keri Rhodes

News Writer

Keri Rhodes is a junior News writer joining the staff for the 2019-2020 school year.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting coffee shops, and taking her pug Ollie on walks. In addition to this, she is a member of Key Cl...

Olivia Pratapas

Opinion Writer

Olivia Pratapas is a second year, clueless yet full of wit junior opinion writer on the Opinion staff for the 2019-2020 school year. As well as being on the Zephyr staff, Pratapas is a class representative of SGA. She plays travel soccer...

Parker Ramey

Opinion Writer

Parker Ramey is a first-year, sophomore opinion writer for the 2019-2020 Zephyr staff. As an introvert Ramey is not involved in any clubs or sports and enjoys to spend most of her time alone. In her free time, she hangs out wi...

Lee Krebs

Opinion Writer

Lee Krebs started working on the Zephyr staff in the 2019-2020 school year as a writer for the opinion staff. They follow game releases, draw, and are excited for an opportunity to get their writing out....

Mia Scott

Opinion Writer

Opinion writer Mia Scott is in her second year writing for the Zephyr. Although writing is her favorite thing to do, you might catch her playing guitar, reading or re watching the same TV shows. Her dog, Marvel, is the best do...

Gabrielle Jenkins

Opinion Writer

Gabrielle Jenkins is starting out her time at the Zephyr as a junior during the 2019-2020 school year. One of Gabrielle’s many hobbies is dance, which she claims is her only other passion in life besides her friends and family....

Jenna Jordan

Opinion Writer

Jenna Jordan is a sophomore in her first year of writing for the Zephyr. In her free time Jordan likes to write poetry and search for new cheesy romance novels. She plans to study journalism and marketing in college. After schoo...

Clara LaRue

Features Writer

Clara LaRue is a sophomore features writer for the Zephyr 2019-2020 staff. As a homebody and an introvert, she enjoys her alone time. Her hobbies are wrapping up in a cozy blanket and reading a book, watching movies, screamin...

Lillian Reid

Features Writer

Lillian Reid is a junior Features and opinions writer for the 2019-2020 school year. She is in the Photography Club, as well as the Math Honors Society. She enjoys singing and taking pictures in her free time....

Emily Moosbrugger

Sports Writer

Emily Moosbrugger is a sophomore this year, making this her first time writing for Zephyr. In her free time she enjoys being outside, listening to music, spending time with friends and trying to play ukulele even though she’...

Dalton Smith

Sports Writer

Dalton Smith is an extremely handsome features and sports writer who started his career writing for the Zephyr as a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year. Smith has one year of writing experience and is excited to be creating...

Ella Menzi

Sports Writer

Ella Menzi is a junior on the sports staff for the 2019-2020 school year, this is her second year on newspaper. Menzi enjoys spending her time with friends and family and playing volleyball with her teammates. She hopes to make...

Ben Radspinner

Guest Photographer

Ben Radspinner is a photographer for the West Forsyth Zephyr. Ben enjoys anything Disney related and once watched all 3 High School Musicals in one sitting. He started taking photos in the seventh grade and has loved it ever since.

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