Hi-Tide

2019-2020 Staff

Taryn Snyder
Lead Editor

Taryn Snyder

Taryn Snyder is currently a senior at La Jolla High School. She joined the Hi-Tide her sophomore year as a student reporter, progressed to Spotlight Editor her junior year,  and is currently the Lead Editor.  Snyder found her ...

Features Editor

Lilly Henkes

Lilly Henkes is entering her third year as a staff member La Jolla High School’s Hi-Tide. During her first year as a staff member of the Hi-Tide, Lilly worked as a staff writer, where she wrote articles for all different se...

Alex Dinofia
A&E Editor

Alex Dinofia

Alex Dinofia is a junior starting her first year in Journalism as a staff writer. She has had a profound love for writing, specifically journalistic writing, ever since she started high school. Dinofia is hoping to pursue a major and care...

Savannah Dennis
Editor in Chief

Savannah Dennis

Savannah Dennis is a fourth year journalism student for the Hi-Tide. In her first year, Dennis was a freshman writer, in her second year she became a page editor for the Opinions section, and by her third year she had advanced...

Luke Levinson
Staff Writer

Luke Levinson

Luke Levinson is a junior in his first year as a staff writer for the Hi-Tide. Levinson is excited to begin his journey of reporting on different events and on the students of La Jolla High. As a reporter, Levinson plans to w...

Isaac Lane
Staff Writer

Isaac Lane

Isaac Lane is a junior at La Jolla High School in his first year of Journalism. Since Lane is new to Journalism, his job is to be a reporter for the Hi-Tide newspaper. Lane joined Journalism because he is interested in how to f...

Kristofer Backlund
News Editor

Kristofer Backlund

Kristofer Backlund is a junior currently attending La Jolla High School. He joined Journalism in hopes of becoming more aware of the current news climate within America and around the globe.  When Backlund is not in Journalism class, he...

Max Stone
Staff Writer

Max Stone

Max Stone is a staff writer is in his first year of Journalism. He loves to write and share his point of view with others. Stone hopes to pursue a career in journalism during college or once he graduates. He has always loved...

Spencer Noel
Staff Writer

Spencer Noel

Spencer Noel, a senior at La Jolla High School, is a first year staff writer for the Hi-Tide. He joined Journalism for the chance to improve his writing skills. He also joined so that he could show off his ability to write stories ...

Caroline Korinke
Staff Writer

Caroline Korinke

Caroline Korinke is a senior at La Jolla High. This is her first year in journalism, and she joined the team as a staff member.  She joined the journalism class because she is interested in spreading accurate information to the peo...

Grahm Churchill
Lead Editor

Grahm Churchill

Grahm Churchill is a senior this year at La Jolla High School. This is his third year taking Journalism and he is once again looking forward to being able to express himself through writing. Churchill has worked his way up through...

Connor Arnold
Staff Writer

Connor Arnold

Connor Arnold is a staff writer in his first year in Journalism, looking to improve his journalism skills and become a better writer overall. He frequently writes car, motorcycle and vintage bicycle blogs. As a hobby, he...

Ava Guerrazzi-Nicholson
Staff Writer

Ava Guerrazzi-Nicholson

Ava Guerrazzi is a senior at La Jolla High. She is a staff writer in her first year of Journalism. She joined Journalism for a couple of different reasons. The first reason she joined is because she enjoys writing and expressi...

Hugh Gannon
Staff Writer

Hugh Gannon

It is Hugh Gannon’s first year at La Jolla High and his first year in a Journalism class. He loves being a reporter so far and is excited to see where journalism takes him. Hugh enjoys writing and is always looking to learn ...

Myles Chrispeels
Staff Writer

Myles Chrispeels

Myles Chrispeels is a junior in his first year as a staff writer for the Hi-Tide. Prior to joining the class, he had very little journalistic experience aside from conducting interviews for LJ Radio at Muirlands Middle School....

Nick Keener
Staff Writer

Nick Keener

Nick Keener is a senior and Managing Editor in his fourth year of Journalism class. Keener has a sincere interest in journalism because he likes writing and expressing his ideas through words. He loves that he can display his...

Zhiyi Lin
Staff Writer

Zhiyi Lin

Zhiyi Lin is entering his first year in Journalism as a staff writer for the Hi-Tide. As an artist, Lin is inclined towards inspired endeavors; particularly in creating stories. With the Hi-Tide focusing primarily upon spreadin...

Noah Pavlik
Staff Writer

Noah Pavlik

Noah Pavlik is a junior at La Jolla High School in his first year as a staff writer in Journalism. He is excited to write about different topics from the school and in the news. Writing about sports is Pavlik’s strong suit...

Sofia Giordano
Staff Writer

Sofia Giordano

Sofia Giordano, a junior at La Jolla High School, is in her first year in Journalism and is very excited to share her opinions and influence her peers. Giordano’s interest in journalism derives from her love for writing. When...

Easton Rickards
Staff Writer

Easton Rickards

Easton Rickards is a freshman in his first year as a staff writer of the Hi-Tide. He joined Journalism in seeking to become a better writer. He wants to become a better writer so he can learn about the wonders of writing and inte...

Kyle Elsner
Staff Writer

Kyle Elsner

Kyle Elsner is a sophomore in his first year as a staff writer for the Hi-Tide newspaper. Elsner is new to La Jolla High School and Journalism class, but not to writing in general. When Elsner was ten years old, he wrote hi...

Julia Olfe
Staff Writer

Julia Olfe

Julia Olfe is a freshman and a first year staff writer for the Hi-Tide. She joined Journalism because she has always enjoyed writing, and is interested to see what it is like to write for a newspaper. She looks forward to the f...

Daphne Adum
Editor-in-Chief

Daphne Adum

Daphne Adum is a senior in her third year of Journalism as the Editor-in-Chief. She previously worked as a staff reporter and the Online Editor. Adum has been interested in journalism since she was in fourth grade. Back then,...

Catherine Huang
Staff Writer

Catherine Huang

Catherine Huang is a sophomore at La Jolla High in her first year in Journalism as a staff writer. Last year, she chose yearbook as her elective course. While she was editing yearbook, she found that she is interested in writing...

Alex Dinofia
Staff Writer

Alex Dinofia

Alex Dinofia is a junior starting her first year in Journalism as a staff writer. She has had a profound love for writing, specifically journalistic writing, ever since she started high school. Dinofia is hoping to pursue a...

Alessandro Demoreno
Staff Writer

Alessandro Demoreno

Alessandro Demoreno is a junior attending La Jolla High School. It is his first year in Journalism as a staff writer. Demoreno started writing when he was young, and since has developed a strong fondness for it. He joined Journalism...

Aiden Trudeau
Staff Writer

Aiden Trudeau

Aiden Trudeau is a junior and a first year staff writer for the Hi-Tide. When assigned to a challenging task in Journalism, he will make sure it comes out as a promising piece of work. Everyday he is inspired to push himself ...

Patrick Chavez
Staff Writer

Patrick Chavez

Patrick Chavez is a senior in his first year as News Editor for La Jolla High School’s Hi-Tide. As a junior, he joined the Hi-Tide as a staff writer and wrote articles primarily for the News column for the 2018-2019 school ye...

Emma Joehnk
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Emma Joehnk

Emma Joehnk is attending La Jolla High School as a junior. She began writing for the Hi-Tide her sophomore year as a staff writer, and is currently in her second year as the Arts and Entertainment Editor. Her interest in journ...

Lilly Henkes
Photos and Student Focus Editor

Lilly Henkes

Lilly Henkes is going on her second year being part of La Jolla High School’s Hi-Tide. This year, she will be the editor for the Student Focus page, as well as the Photojournalism page. Last year, she discovered her interes...

Ilias Benbatoul
Managing Editor

Ilias Benbatoul

Ilias Benbatoul is perhaps the most experienced journalist at La Jolla High. It all started on the first day of freshman year, when he saw that he was the only freshman in a class dominated by juniors and seniors. From there,...

Kate Hartford
Sports Editor

Kate Hartford

Kate Hartford is a senior at La Jolla High School and Sports Editor for the Hi-Tide. Although it is her first year in Journalism, she is very excited to work with the Hi-Tide staff and learn from other writers. She looks forwa...

Ryan Phillips
Cartoons Editor

Ryan Phillips

Ryan Phillips is a first year journalism student and the Cartoons Editor of the Hi-Tide. Phillips has never taken Journalism prior to this year, and had no idea what the class would entail, so naturally he applied for editor-in-ch...

Savannah Dennis
Lead Editor

Savannah Dennis

Savannah Dennis is a third year journalism student for the Hi-Tide. In her first year, Dennis was a staff writer, and by the next year she became a page editor for the Opinions column. Now, she has advanced into the role as Lead ...

Megan Sweeney
Editor In Chief

Megan Sweeney

Megan Sweeney is a senior in her first year as editor-in-chief of the Hi-Tide. Three years ago, she entered Journalism as a staff writer. She was later appointed to the position of column editor and created “Spotlight”, which re...

Aidan Dapcevic
Online Editor

Aidan Dapcevic

Seventeen year-old Aidan Dapcevic is a senior at La Jolla High School and just became a member of the Hi-Tide team. He started out as a staff writer, but quickly advanced to the spot of the Online Editor. Aidan joined journali...

Mathew Kelly
Opinions Editor

Mathew Kelly

Matthew Kelly is a senior in his first year as an editor for the Hi-Tide. Kelly, who has always had a passion  joined Journalism a year ago as a staff writer. Encouraged by his experiences with argumentative writing, Kelly is l...

Glenn Morgan
Advisor

Glenn Morgan

Glenn Morgan has been faculty advisor for the La Jolla Hi-Tide since 2018. His first experience with student journalism was at Torrey Pines High School's Falconer and he went on to contribute as a reporter and opinions columnis...

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