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2018-2019 Staff

Averie King

Averie King joined the Zephyr her sophomore year during the 2017-2018 school year. King has written for news the entirety of her time on the staff. King is the Vice President of German club, as well as the Vice President of T...

Alexys Hairston

Alexys Hairston began writing for the Zephyr as a transfer as a sports writer during her junior year of high school. She transferred to West Forsyth from Hidden Valley High School located in Roanoke, Virginia. Hairston hopes ...

Dalton Smith

Dalton Smith is a handsome young features writer who is starting his career writing for the Zephyr as a sophomore during the 2018-2019 school year. Smith has no writing experience but is excited to be creating content for his f...

Kelly Kendall

The 2018-2019 school year marks Kelly Kendall's second year on the Zephyr staff. Her sophomore year she was a member of the opinion staff where her writing was focused on editorials about current and controversial events. The same...

Alex Vargas

Alex Vargas has been on the Zephyr staff since 2017. He started on his sophomore year as a news writer. Vargas enjoys writing news and occasionally opinion articles. He is also West’s SGA secretary. He loves playing bass and...

Sean Raines

Sean Raines is a senior and has been on the Zephyr staff for three years. Over his years at West, Raines has been a part of numerous clubs including West Wackos, Youth and Government, Student Leadership Committee and more...

Maddy Brandon

Maddy Brandon began writing for the Zephyr as a features writer during her junior year. Near the end of her junior year she was offered the position of photography editor as well as the continuation of her features writer posi...

Max Goren

Max Goren is a senior sportswriter for the Zephyr. He joined the staff in the 2016-2017 school year. As an aspiring sportscaster, Goren rarely misses a big game, especially if it involves his world champion Boston Red Sox, Carol...

Mia Scott

Sophomore Mia Scott is in her first year of writing for the Zephyr. She has been writing since the age of 6 with hopes to write for the rest of her life. Scott became interested in newspaper when she began intro to journalism in he...

Olivia Pratapas

Olivia Pratapas is a first year, sophomore opinion writer on the Opinion staff for the 2018-2019 school year. As well as being on the Zephyr staff, Pratapas is a class representative of SGA. She plays travel soccer for the NC ...

Faith Duggan

Faith Duggan is a very short junior who joined the newspaper staff her sophomore year as a features writer. She still writes for features and enjoys the creativity that comes with it. Duggan enjoys being with her friends and fami...

Casey Griffith

Casey Griffith began writing for the Zephyr as an opinion writer as a sophomore during the 2017-2018 school year and now writes for the sports staff. During her free time, she enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix, reading and learning l...

Riley Penry

Riley Penry is a first year writer for the Zephyr. He is a part of the features staff and is really enjoying it. In his free time Penry likes playing with his dog and listening to music. Some of his favorite artists are J.I.D a...

Claire Skinner

Claire Skinner began writing for the Zephyr as a junior last year on the opinion staff and ended the year on the sports staff. This year she is the sports editor. Besides newspaper, Skinner loves dance, coffee (lots of it), Caroli...

Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall began writing for the Zephyr in her junior year of high school. She began as a sports writer and this year is the editor for the features staff. Along with being involved in newspaper, Marshall is one of the pre...

John Williams

John Justice Williams is a current online editor and news writer for the Zephyr. He began writing in the 2016-2017 school year as a news writer. He rose to prominence in the 2017-2018 year under the tutelage of the legendary news...

Tyson Edwards

Tyson Edwards is entering his second year in writing for the Zephyr as the opinion editor. After bouncing around with different kinds of writing styles, he found that satire and reviews fit him best. However, he is no stranger...

Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston is a cute little features writer for the West Forsyth High School Zephyr. She has been on staff since her senior year of the 2018-19 school year. She enjoys writing features and inspiring others. Her favorite seaso...

Jackson Stanley

Jackson Stanley is a sophomore writer for the news staff. It is his first year writing for the Zephyr, and he is loving it. Stanley became interested in newspaper during his freshman year when he took intro to journalism. In his...

Leanna Bernish

Leanna Bernish joined the Zephyr staff during the 2018-2019 school year as a news and opinion writer. Being a junior and a self-recognized overachiever, she values her free time. Her favorite hobbies are reading, singing in her car,...

Ella Menzi

Ella Menzi is a first year, sophomore news writer on the news staff for the 2018-2019 school year. Menzi is a member of the volleyball team at the school and hopes to continue playing in college. In her free time she enjoys bin...

Pete Villasmil

Pete Villasmil began writing for the Zephyr as a sophomore opinion writer during the 2015-2016 school year. In the summer of 2017, Villasmil was awarded first place in editorial writing in large schools by the North Carolina Scholast...

Sarah Lindsay

Sarah Lindsay began writing for the Zephyr as an opinion writer during her sophomore year of high school. In 2017, her junior year, Lindsay was given the position of Co-Editor in Chief, in which she oversaw the Features and Opin...

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