THE SEMINOLE NEWSPAPER

2018-2019 Staff

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...

Kenedy Musante

Kenedy Musante is a first-year member of The Seminole Newspaper Staff. She is a junior, and her career goal is to go into Sports Broadcasting in the future. This year, Kenedy is going to be one of the reporters and plans on writing...

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.

Laila Rahbari

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...

Saarah Sherifi

Saarah Sherifi and she is a senior in the IB program. This is her first year in newspaper as a copy editor, and she is super excited to read and revise all the cool stories that we will be covering this year! Her hobbies include...

Alexis Wood

This is Alexis Wood, she is the Activities Manager this year as a Junior and she is beyond excited for the start of her second year on Newspaper! She is a 5 foot extrovert who always sees the light in every situation. She always...

Suhaib Hasan

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...

Zayna Sheikh

Zayna Sheikh is a writer, dedicated conspiracist, and now, a reporter on the Seminole Newspaper Staff. She is a junior who is passionate about art, politics, history, and bringing awareness to world issues. Her favorite things...

Michelle Arshad

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...

Shea Brandau

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...

Zyva Sheikh

16-year-old Zyva Sheikh is thrilled to be returning to the Seminole Newspaper’s staff as Junior Editor-in-Chief. Zyva is a self-proclaimed cat lady, sunset enthusiast, amateur calligrapher, and a full-time activist. Being in...

Arash Afshari

Arash Afshari is an IB sophomore, and it will be his first year on staff. His interest in photography and art led him to join the staff as a photographer. He loves to draw and hang out with his friends. Arash once broke the world...

Leyton Dudley

Leyton Dudley is a second-year member of The Seminole Newspaper Staff. She is in Health Academy program, hoping to follow a career in Veterinary Medicine, while also holding a strong passion for journalism. This year, Leyton is...

Andrea Rivera

Andrea Rivera-Maldonado is 10th grade student at Seminole High School. She is a photographer for the Seminole Newspaper. Her parents moved here from Puerto Rico, meaning she speaks Spanish. However, her first language is English....

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...

Jillian Kindy

Jillian Kindy is the Co-Content Manager on staff this year. In her free time, Jillian enjoys reading and writing. Her favorite book is I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, which she highly recommends. Jillian also enjoys watching...

Hannah Bensel

Hannah Bensel is the Design and Promotions Manager. She is in her senior year and has been in newspaper since her sophomore year, where she started as a designer. She is very artistic and spends her time designing or editing things...

Olivia Barnard

Olivia Barnard is the Social Media Manager, and she is in 11th grade. Olivia enjoys skating and surfing. Most of the time, Olivia will be in downtown Sanford chilling at Maya’s Bookstore trying to find some new records for her...

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...

Jessica Ty

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...

Samantha Flaute

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,...

Malavika Kannan

Malavika is an IB senior, metaphor enthusiast, and student activist. This is her fourth year on the Seminole Newspaper staff, and she's excited to make it her best one yet! (You can send her tips, ideas, or questions at malavika...