2019-2020 Staff

Serra Sowers


Serra Sowers is a senior in the IB program here at SHS and is thrilled to head The Seminole Newspaper this year. She looks forward to delivering top news and growing the publication and staff. When she is not investigating the...

Samantha Flaute

Print Manager

Samantha Flaute is an ambitious and driven 16-year-old International Baccalaureate junior at Seminole High School. In addition to her studies, she is the Print Manager for the Seminole Newspaper. In her free time, Samantha writes,...

Laila Rahbari

Online Manager

Laila Rahbari is a 11th grade International Baccalaureate student at Seminole High School, and the online editor for the Seminole Newspaper. Laila is a feminist and activist who spends her time outside of school traveling and...

Jessica Ty

Photography Manager

Jessica Ty is a senior in the IB program. She is the Photography Manager, and this is her second year on staff. She's excited to tell her story through her photos this year. She loves all sorts of tea: sweet tea, boba tea, Thai...

Shea Brandau

Design Manager

Shea Brandau is a junior in the IB program and it is her second year on the Seminole Newspaper staff. She is a designer/reporter and is looking forward to an amazing year! In her free time, Shea plays volleyball, travels, and...

Suhaib Hasan

Business Manager

In the wise words of Dwight Kurt Schrute, “Three words: hard working, alpha male, jackhammer, merciless, insatiable," that is how Suhaib Hasan describes himself. Suhaib is an IB senior, and this is his second year on the staff...

Michelle Arshad

Head of Podcasts

Michelle Arshad is a Senior at Seminole and this is her second year with the Seminole Newspaper staff. Outside of school and newspaper and does freelance writing. She is an activist for mental health and racial equality, as well...

Omar Syed


Omar Syed is a senior and second editor for the Seminole Newspaper. Omar is passionate about his love for oranges and for Dwyane Wade. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching basketball with his close friends. He hopes...

Shafana Mohammad


Shafana Mohammad is a junior in the IB program. This is her third year on staff and is excited to contribute to the Seminole Newspaper this year as a copy editor.  In the future, she hopes to further her education to eventually...

Yashaswini Meduri


Yashaswini Meduri is a senior in the IB program this year. This is her second year on the staff and she is extremely excited to be an editor. When she is not writing for the Seminole Newspaper, you'll most likely find her painting,...

Anusha Sikand


Anusha Sikand is a senior in the IB program. This is her first year on the Newspaper staff as a reporter and is excited to write very interesting and informative articles for Seminole. She loves to play the piano, watch tv and...

Kruthi Munugeti


Kruthi Munugeti is a sophomore in Seminole High School. She is very determined and is eager to spread news. Born a natural leader, reporter Kruthi Munugeti is ecstatic to be on the Seminole Newspaper this year.

Gwyneth Katker


Gwyneth Katker is a photographer for the Seminole Newspaper. This is her third year on staff and she is a junior. She loves people and animals, especially her two dogs, but she is also very happy to be on staff. Her favorite things...

Izma Shakil


Izma Shakil is a photographer this year. She is an IB junior and it’s her second year on the newspaper staff and she is super excited to be involved. Izma is usually painting, playing sports and being adventurous with her friends....

Jennifer Schmid


Jennifer Schmid is a Health Academy junior at Seminole, and has been a photographer for The Seminole Newspaper for three years. She has a passion for photography and is excited to share her passion with the student body. In her...

Usman Khan


Usman Khan is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Seminole High School. This is his first year on The Seminole Newspaper and he is the videographer/video editor for the staff. His rising interest for video editing...