2017-2018 Staff

Skylar Raymond

Features Assistant

Hey I'm Skylar! It's my first year on the Purr and I'm so excited to be writing features. Outside of school I love to travel and my dog Romeo.

Josie Hafer

Opinion Assistant

Hey, I'm Josie! This is my first year on the Bengal's Purr and I am so excited to write about topics that I'm passionate about. Opinion writing is something I have always been interested in. I like listening to Camilla Cabello's...

Erika Schlafman

Sports Assistant

Hi I'm Erika! I like sports and Harry Styles.


Feature Ent. Assistant

Hey im Alexx, I've been in journalism for a few years, and now im on the Bengals purr, my interests are music, preforming arts, and just any art in general. I also love nature and dying my hair so much that im an ever-changing...

Eli Thomas

New Assistant

Hello. My name is Eli. I have been on the Purr staff since my sophomore year. I enjoy playing and listening to music, tennis, and hanging out with my friends. I write news stories.

Abby Bower

News Assistant

Hi, I'm Abby, this is my first year on the Purr. I will be writing news, and I am excited to learn more about how everything works. Outside of school I play soccer, and I like to travel.

Annabelle Ady

Opinion Editor

Hello, My name is Annabelle Ady, I am a senior and the Purr's Opinion Editor. Each month I write about something that makes me angry.

Gracyn Richardson

Entertainment Editor

I have been on the Bengal's Purr for a little over a year, and have helped with yearbook videoing too. I have been in 29 plays--for school and for Civic Theater--and I have a total of 13 animals in my house (three saint bernards,...

Mikey Vidovich

Entertainment Assistant

I am an Entertainment Assistant. I have been apart of the Bengals Purr for 1 year, and enjoy writing movie reviews.

Kaitlyn Hinkley

Sports Editor

Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Hinkley and I have been writing for the Bengal's Purr for 3 years now. I started my sports writing in the Golden Throne edition of 2016, where I wrote the Clearwater Classic wrestling story. For my future, I plan...

Grace Eller

Photo Editor/Sports Assistant

My name is Grace Eller, I am 17 years old. I am this years photo editor and sports assistant. I enjoy being able to go to the sports events and take photos and to have them published in the paper. I am very excited to spend my...

Amanda Egland

Co Editor in Chief

Hi! My name is Amanda Egland and I am the Co Editor in Chief and News Editor. I am 18 years old and I enjoy hiking and spending time with my friends. I am an LHS Cheerleader, leadership member, and DECA Officer. I am looking forward...

Leah Schmidt

Chief Copyeditor

My name is Leah and I am 18 years old. I have played the piano since I was 6 years old and still play now. I love being a part of The Bengal's Purr and love all of the staff and people I work with.

Sandra Kinney

Co Editor in Chief

The Bengal's Purr has been a huge and influential part of my life. As Co Editor in Chief and Features Editor, journalism is extremely fulfilling, and I'm grateful for every single member of my Purr Fam.

Braeden Keane

Sports Feature Editor

My name is Braeden Keane, I am 17 and a 1/2 and a senior at LHS. I plan on joining the golf team as well as the LHS Bowling team. I enjoy writing and plan on helping make great papers this year. I am the Sports Features editor,...