The School Newspaper of Lawrence High School.

The Budget

2016-2017 Staff

McKenna White

Photographer

Hello, my name is McKenna White. I'm a freshman, so I'm really new to this and everything. At LHS, I'm involved with band, cross country, and soon to be track. I've always been a huge track star so, I'm pretty excited for this...

Kailey Bates

Writer

Hi there! I'm Kailey Bates, and I am writer for the Budget. I am a senior, and this is my first semester being on the staff. I realized a little late in high school that I want to be a journalist, but I want to be a fashion journalist!...

Nola Levings

Videographer

What's poppin, my name is Nola. I'm a freshman and this is my first semester on staff. Outside of school, I spend most of my time reading, drawing, or listening to NPR. I also enjoy watching crime documentaries, obsessing over...

Katy Coats

Photographer

Hey, I'm Katy. I am a freshman and this is my first year on staff. I spend a lot of time eating and playing with my dog. I make all kinds of friendship bracelets on my free time and also I take a lot of pictures of my cat and...

David Obadare

Designer

Hey, I'm David. I am a sophomore at LHS, and this is my first year on staff. I enjoy everything to do with computers! I love video editing, and motion design, and my goal is become better at it. I spend most of my time studying...

Anahita Hurt

Writer

Hey pals, I'm Anahita. I'm a sophomore and this is my first semester on staff. In my free time I like to pet dogs, listen to music and NPR, and watch Netflix, especially The X-Files.

Ali Pennewell

Writer

Hi I'm Ali, I am a freshman and this is my first time on staff. I am involved in choir and I like doing sports like basket ball, and track. In my spare time I enjoy writing and drawing.

Cooper Wright

Writer

My name is Cooper Wright. I'm a sophomore and I am a staff writer mainly on sports. I like playing sports especially with my friends. My snap is cooperwright12 and twitter is @cooperwright11.

Maya Weslander

Designer

Hi, I'm Maya Weslander! I took graphic design 1 and 2, and I design pages, and do the occasional graphic. This is my first semester on the journalism staff.

Lilian Khan

Captions

Hi, my name is Lilian. I am a senior and this is my first semester in journalism. I mainly do captions and a few other things. I'm also in band and co-president of Geography club! I'm also obsessed with cats:))

Jazzmin Matchette

Photographer

Hi I'm Jazzmin, I'm a senior and this is technically my first year on staff since I moved to Lawrence at the end of the semester last year. I hope to pursue either journalism or international studies after high school, although...

Abbey Damron

Photographer

Hey, I'm Abbey Damron and I take photos for the Budget and yearbook. I am a senior and I have been in the journalism program since my sophomore year.

Vanessa Hernandez

Writer

Hi! My name is Vanessa Hernandez and I'm a writer on the Budget. I am a senior and this is the first semester that I officially work on the newspaper! Besides the newspaper I am involved with the swim team and several clubs including...

Alicia Ruder

Designer

Hello, I'm Alicia Ruder, and I'm the Design Editor for the +Budget. It is my junior year and I was drafted into the journalism program my sophomore year through Mrs. Tholen's Graphic Design classes. My job is to work on and oversee...

William Yanek

Writer

Hello everyone, my name is William Yanek, and I am new on staff. In the future I hope to write for The Budget and do some quality reporting. I am a sophomore and currently I am involved in soccer and forensics. I am very interested...

Emma Howard

Designer

Hey, I'm Emma Howard, and I am a new designer on the yearbook staff. I joined in the fall 2016 semester as a sophomore. Last year, I took photography and graphic design classes here at LHS which developed my interest for page...

Trey Hulse

Reporter

Hey, my name is Trey Hulse and I am a sophomore at LHS. I enjoy playing sports, my family and dogs, friends, and learning new things. I am assistant editor of the sports section I am a hard worker who is shy when you first meet...

Alison O'Trimble

Ad Sales

Hey, my name is Alison O'Trimble. I am currently a senior and 17 years old. I work in Eudora at a grocery store. I have a 23 and 2 year old brother. I spend most of my time watching The Fosters and Pretty Little Liars. I am also...

Cade Burghart

Designer

Hey, I'm Cade Burghart, and am a designer for the Budget/yearbook. I am a senior and this is my first year of journalism. Full supporter of Harambe and the troops. Also, I can grow a beard on command. I'm involved in football,...

Kyle Brey

Designer

My name is Kyle Brey and I am new to the Journalism staff. I spend my time outside of class working, playing video games, or dying. I also enjoy reading fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers. A favorite quote of mine is, "The...

Paige Bellmyer

Designer

Hey, I'm Paige Bellmyer and I am a designer. I have taken both Graphic Design 1 and 2. I have taken a semester of Journalism when I still went to Free State but I wasn't a big fan of it.

Anna D'Ercole

Website

Hello! I'm Anna D'Ercole, this is my first year on staff and I am a sophomore. Besides journalism, I am a part of the school's Debate & Forensics team. Outside of school I am heavily involved in 4-H and the 4-H ambassador...

Hannah Gaines

Photo Editor

Hey dudes, I'm the Photo Editor for The Budget. I take pictures, you'll see me around. I wear these shoes that look like Crocs a lot, but they're not. They're off-brand.

Luna Stephens

Writer

I'm Luna Stephens, a writer for the Budget. I am a junior and this is my third year on staff. Besides newspaper I'm involved in tennis and orchestra, and enjoy spending time with my dogs and listening to Drake.  

Clara Severn

Photographer

Hey, I'm Clara Severn, and I am a photographer for the Budget. I am a senior and have been in journalism for one year. I am involved in Fellowship of Christian Students, LHS Girls Golf, Habitat For Humanity, and IPS. Outside of...

Chandler Sells

Photographer

Hi, I'm Chandler Sells, and I am a photographer for the Budget and the Yearbook. I am a senior and I am involved in multiple activities throughout Lawrence High School such as; photography, yearbook/journalism, FCS, FYI, and I...

Emily Gordon-Ross

Writer

Hey my name is Emily Gordon-Ross and I'm a writer for the newspaper. I'm a sophomore and have been on staff all but one of my semesters at LHS. Follow me on Insta @hey_its_emgr

Izzy Hedges

Reporter

Hi, my name is Izzy Hedges and I'm a sophomore! I write for the Budget and this is my second year on staff. I'm involved in cross country and choir. I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my pets. In my free time I...

Krista Hopkins

Captions Editor

Whats up, I'm Krista Hopkins and I am the captions editor for the Red and Black yearbook. I am a junior and I have been in journalism for three years now. Other than captions I work on photos, and writing stories. Outside of the...

Nikki Aqui

Writer

Whats good I'm Nikki Aqui, and I am a writer and photographer of the Budget. I am a sophomore and I have been in the journalism program since I was just a baby freshman (that was only 1 year ago). Outside of room 139 I like to...

Olivia Percich

Photographer

Hi, my name is Olivia and I'm a sophomore. I took 21st Century Journalism last year and this is my first time doing yearbook. I would like to work as a photographer, but I'm fine with being a page design or writer. Outside of...

Sydney Pritchard

Writer

Hi! I love macaroni and cheese with Ginger Ale and my phone.

Noah Kucza

Ad Sales Editor

My name is Noah Kucza. I am the Ad Sales editor. I'm a savage. One of my favorite personality traits is Oil Money. I look forward to graduating and moving on from my horse girl phase. My idea of a perfect date is a good dinner...

Etana Parks

Captions

Hi, I'm Etana Parks, and I work on Captions. I am a sophmore and this is my second year with Yearbook. I am a member of T.E.A., Debate, and Forensics. I'm also a transgender person, and a Social Justice Black Mage.

Lourdes Kalusha-Aguirre

Video Editor

I'm the Video Co-editor for the Budget along with Griffin Nelson. That means I make dope videos for the website, YouTube channel, and the Yearbook. When I'm not sitting in front of Premier Pro until my eyes bleed, I enjoy writing...

Addisson Thornsbury

Photographer

Hello, my name is Addisson Thornsbury (but you can call me Addie) and this year I am going to be a photographer for the Budget. I am a sophomore and the second semester of my freshman year I wrote a few stories for lhsbudget.com...

Macy Landes

News Editor

I'm Macy, and I'm the News Editor of the Budget. I am a sophomore and have been in the journalism program for about a year now, and my primary role in the newsroom is to be a writer. When I'm not working on the Budget, I like...

Connor Schmaus

Writer

I'm Connor Schmaus, and I am a writer for The Budget. I am currently a sophomore and have been involved in journalism since my freshman year. Although it appears that I have no life outside of journalism, I run cross country,...

Cooper Avery

Photo Editor

Hi, I'm Cooper, and I'm a senior and current photo editor of the Red and Black yearbook. In my spare time, I work at Noodles and Company and play drums in a local band

Gary Schmidt

Sports Editor

I'm Gary Schmidt, the Sports Editor for the Budget. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer and frustrating the entire journalism staff. RIP Harambe.

Skylar Steichen

Assistant Design Editor

I don’t know. Mesa day startin pretty okee-day with a brisky morning munchy, then BOOM! Gettin very scared and grabbin that Jedi and POW! Mesa here! Mesa gettin’ very very scared! Jar-Jar Binks, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom...

Harry Easley

Baby Ads Editor

Hmmm… yousa point is well seen. Jar-Jar Binks, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Abby Percich

Newspaper Managing Editor

Hi, I'm Abby Percich and I'm the Managing Editor of the Budget. I am a senior and have been in the journalism program for five semesters. I have also been a part of the volleyball program for four years as well as a part of the...

Kate Rettig

Yearbook Editor in Chief

Hi! I'm Kate Rettig, the editor in chief of the Red and Black yearbook. I have been on staff since my freshman year. Outside of the newsroom, I enjoy being with my friends and family, watching The Office and eating.

Jacinda Warren

Designer

Hello there, my name is Jacinda Warren and I create the comic series on the online version of the LHS Budget. I am a senior who just wants to make comics for the world to see.

Rilee German-Martinez

Opinion Editor

Hi! I'm Rilee German-Martinez. I'm a junior and this is my second year on the Budget staff. I'm the editor for the opinion section of the print newspaper, which means I guess I'm good at talking about what I think is cool and...

Allie Fischer

Yearbook Editor in Chief

Hi, I'm Allie Fischer, I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Red & Black Yearbook. This is my 3rd year on staff and 2nd year being EIC. I have an unhealthy obsession with greeting cards and drink too much sweet tea.

Inez Robinson

People Section Editor

Hey, I'm Inez Robinson, and I am the people section editor. I used to create graphics for the newspaper, but within a semester I'm now the people section editor for the yearbook. When I'm not working in Journalism, I'm usually...

Aidan Rothrock

Yearbook Managing Editor

Hi! I'm Aidan Rothrock. I'm the managing editor for the yearbook- I've been on staff since the second semester of my freshmen year and have basically done everything there is to do in yearbook and newspaper. I'm a senior and I...

Abby English

Captions Editor

Hi! I'm Abby English, co-captions editor and a photographer for the Red and Black yearbook and The Budget. I've been on staff since my sophomore year. I love doing photography in my free time. I also like spending time with my...

Meredith Chapple

Online Editor

Hi, I am Meredith Chapple, the Online Editor of the lhsbudget.com. I am a senior and have been on staff since my sophomore year. My spirit animal is Andy Bernard from The Office. I love my dog, French fries and Cool Ranch Doritos....

Ella Denson-Redding

Designer

I'm Ella, I draw graphics for the newspaper and I'm a senior this year. My journalism email is at [email protected]

Kansas Gibler

Newspaper Editor in Chief

Student. Journalist. Capricorn. My name is Kansas and I'm a senior at Lawrence High. I work at a local European imports shop, but basically just sell candy at work when I'm not working on my biggest labor of love, the LHS Budget....

Griffin Nelson

Video Editor

Hello! I'm Griffin Nelson and I am one of the Video Editors for the LHS Budget. I've been on staff since the second semester of my Sophomore year, and I'm a Senior now. When I'm not in class, I play in a band and make other videos/films/things...

Kira Auchenbach

Assistant Online Editor

I'm Kira Auchenbach the assistant online editor of The Budget. I mainly write stories but will also help with other assignments. When I'm not working or doing homework, I like to hang out with my friends and drive around. My hobbies...

Ian Jones

Online Photo Editor

Hey there lil feller! It's me, Ian Jones; Online Photo Editor :) Harambe still lives on in me, as a part of my soul. Death is cool ig. Follow me on Instagram @ Ian.PNG

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