2018-2019 Staff

Sarah Hustead


Sarah Hustead is a sophomore at Long Reach High School. She is a staff writer for the paper. Her interests include martial arts, politics and animals. She hopes to pursue a career in politics.

Vung Bawi


Vung Bawi is a junior and a staff writer. She is currently taking Journalism I 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.  ...

Keaton Kirkpatrick


Keaton Kirkpatrick is a senior at Long Reach High School. Also, this will be his third year of being an Alpha Achiever. In his spare time he likes to play basketball, listen to music and play video games....

Charity Young


Charity Young is a junior at Long Reach High School and a staff member 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...

Ramone Martin


Ramone Martin is a senior at Long Reach High School, and is a staff writer for the Lightning Flash. This is his first year in journalism but hopes to pursue journalism in the future. He currently plays Varsity Basketball at Lo...

Charang Bendu


Charang Bendu is a sophomore at Long Reach High School. She enjoys writing dancing, and playing sports like soccer and softball. She hopes to be able to pursue a career in writing but for now is a staff writer and reporter for...

Adam Yang


Adam Yang is a sophomore at Long Reach High School, and is a new staff writer for the LRHS Lightning Flash. His out of school hobbies include playing the piano and playing soccer. He also takes interest in investigative journali...

Mathilda Tataw


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

Micah Butler


Micah Butler is a junior and staff writer at Long Reach High School.  He hopes to become a better writer and is looking forward to getting a better appreciation of the importance of journalism.  Micah enjoys watching and dis...

Makayla Costley


Makayla Costley is a senior at Long Reach High School, and a staff writer in Journalism 1. She is a creative individual, who currently plays Piano, and writes poetry. She has a strong desire to pursue a career in Forensic Psy...

Franklin Almendarez


Franklin is a senior 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.

Julian Basena


Julian Basena is a senior here at Long Reach and hopes to pursue Sports Journalism as a career. Julian holds a large interest in watching all things sports, especially football and basketball. By writing the paper, he wants to...

Jessica Bates


A junior at Long Reach High School, Jessica Bates is an existing member of the Journalism staff editors. She wants to pursue a career in journalism and attend NYU for a degree in journalism at the college. She loves writing and...

Monica Bunai


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

Maryam Chaudhry

Editor in Chief

Maryam Chaudhry is a senior and the 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...

Jeremiah Ryans


Jeremiah Ryans is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff editor in Journalism 2. He currently runs track for Long Reach during the indoor and outdoor season. During his free time he loves to look at sports articles, com...

Leah Bayley-Hay


Leah Bayley-Hay is a senior at Long Reach High School and a staff Editor in journalism 2. In her free time, she is often reading, writing, or practicing a new hobby. She hopes to major English in college to pursue a career in...

Iman Ahmed

Sports Editor

Iman Ahmed, a junior, is a sports editor 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 and publ...

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