2019-2020 Staff

Iman Ahmed

Co Editor-in-Chief

Iman Ahmed, a senior, is a Co Editor-in-Chief for the Lightning Flash. She enjoys baking, nature, and reading and plays soccer and lacrosse. Iman plans on becoming a pediatrician and dedicates her time to environmental research...

Jessica Bates

Co Editor-in-Chief

A senior at Long Reach High School, Jessica Bates is a Co Editor-in-Chief. She wants to pursue a career in journalism and attend American University for a degree in journalism at the college. She loves writing and video editing...

Vung Bawi

Editor

Vung Bawi is a senior and a staff editor. She is currently taking Journalism II and hopes to learn more about the art of journalism. She enjoys learning about other cultures and in her free time, she helps out at her church.  ...

Charity Young

Editor

Charity Young is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff editor for the Lightning Flash. Charity wants to attend Hampton University in Virginia to study Childhood Education and further her writing skills along with helping an...

Mathilda Tataw

Editor

Mathilda Tataw is a junior at Long Reach High School and part of the editing staff for the Lightning Flash. She loves all things comics, especially DC, Marvel, dark horse, and signings. Her interests include watching movies, rea...

Tori Ely

Staff Writer

Tori Ely, a junior at Long Reach High School, is a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. As well as being a member of the school’s varsity soccer team, she dedicates her free time to creative writing and hopes to pursue a career ...

Jahniya Johnson

Staff Writer

Jahniya is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. She spends most of her time on social media and observing people which sparked her interest in journalism. If she doesn't become a para...

Brent Jones

Staff Writer

Brent Jones Jr is a junior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. This is his first year taking journalism and this is his second year as an Alpha Achiever. He spends the majority of his time with f...

Gabby Smith

Staff Writer

Gabby Smith is a sophomore at Long Reach and a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. She is taking Journalism 1 because in the future she plans on going to college and majoring in Journalism. During her free time she likes to pl...

Jayden Thornton

Staff Writer

Jayden is a freshman staff writer who hopes to have a future in translation and graphic design. His interests include translation, drawing, writing, and much more. He wishes that journalism will help him in the long run with c...

Jonah Yun

Staff Writer

Jonah Yun is a sophomore at Long Reach High School and a member of the Journalism staff. This is his first year entering the staff team, and he is excited to work with them. His hobbies are playing basketball, spending time with ...

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