2017-2018 Staff

Monica Bunai

Adviser

Mrs. Bunai is the adviser for the Long Reach High School Lightning Flash.

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Maryam Chaudhry

Editor in Chief

Maryam Chaudhry is a junior and the co-editor of the Lighting Flash. She is obsessed with all things British, especially Princess Diana, the Jordanian Royal Family, and with Manchester United. Her favorite things include listenin...

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Berri Wilmore

Writer

Berri Wilmore is a senior at Long Reach High School, and is a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. She has a focus in photojournalism, and her main hobbies outside of academics are theatre and photography. She’s currently in a jou...

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Jeremiah Ryans

Writer

Jeremiah Ryans is a junior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer in Journalism 1. He currently runs track for Long Reach during the indoor and outdoor season. During his free time he loves to look at sports articles, compare...

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Audrey Paulino

Website Editor

Audrey Paulino is a website layout/design editor and staff writer for the Lightning Flash. As a Long Reach sophomore, she enjoys playing soccer for the Long Reach team and gardening.

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Shanya Mapson

Writer

Shanya Mapson is a senior at Long Reach and a Staff Writer. In her free time, she likes to dance, write music, and play soccer. This is her first year in journalism, and she wants to continue to pursue it as a career.

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Sam Kohnen

Writer

Sam Kohnen, a junior at Long Reach High School, is a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. He enjoys writing, cinematography, and photography. Sam plans to attend NYU after graduating from LRHS and pursue a career in journalism or cin...

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Andres Horton

Writer

Andres Horton is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. He is obsessed with videogames and hopes to become a game designer in the future.

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Rachel Dotson

Writer

Rachel Dotson is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. Rachel plays volleyball for Long Reach and hopes to bring the team together to accomplish the goals of the coaches and the other ...

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Kayleigh Conroy

Writer

Kayleigh Conroy is a junior at Long Reach High School. Kayleigh’s role for the Lightning Flash is a staff writer. She hopes to go to college at Howard Community College for two years, and eventually become an X-Ray radiologist.

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Leah Bayley-Hay

Writer

Leah Bayley-Hay is a junior at Long Reach High School and a staff writer. She has a passion for writing and discovering new things. Her hobbies include photography, music, and other various arts. She is currently working on her...

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Jessica Bates

Writer

A sophomore at Long Reach High School, Jessica Bates is a new edition to the journalism staff writers. She wants to pursue a career in journalism and attend Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for a degree in journalism...

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Franklin Almendarez

Writer

Franklin is a junior in high school and a staff writer of the Lightning Flash. Franklin is hoping to attend a four-year college in the near future and major in Computer Engineering.

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Iman Ahmed

Sports Editor

Iman Ahmed is a sports editor for the Lightning Flash. She plays soccer for Long Reach and loves to travel and take pictures.

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