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The Brantley Banner

2016-2017 Staff

Trinity Hartman

Staff Reporter

Trinity Hartman is a bubbly sophomore who is overjoyed to be joining The Brantley Banner staff this year. Her inspiration for writing began at a very young age resulting in her taking pretty much any creative writing or journalism classes available at...

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Miryam Elshaer

Staff Reporter

Miryam is a sophomore and one of the newest additions to the Lake Brantley newspaper staff and she couldn't be more excited to explore her new position as a reporter.  Her love for writing began in fourth grade when her English teacher forced them to ...

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Torey Santolin

Staff Reporter

Torey Santolin is a first year staff member and is very excited to be apart of the Brantley Banner. She is a 2-year Varsity letterman of the Girls’ volleyball team. She is the Vice President of French Club,  a member of National Honor Society and S...

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Xander Ordinola

Staff Reporter

Xander Ordinola is currently a junior staff reporter in the Brantley Banner. He is bilingual speaking both English and Spanish, but is also learning French, currently taking French 2. Writing is a passion. He also likes to read fiction and his favorite...

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Madison Goldfarb

Staff Reporter

Madison Goldfarb is beginning her sophomore year as a writer on the Brantley Banner staff. Her love for news writing came later than most when she discovered a passion for it in her freshman Journalism class. She is a defender on the varsity lacrosse team an...

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Linda Van Der Heyden

Staff Reporter

Linda is happy to be a senior this year. She enjoys being on staff for the first time and is obsessed with musicals, baking, and being in chorus at school. Hamilton is her favorite musical now. She is psyched about being in the new women’s chamber choir...

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Alex de la Osa

Business Manager/Social Media Editor

Alex de la Osa is a senior at Lake Brantley High School. This is his second year on staff with The Brantley Banner. Alex joined newspaper after taking Journalism 1 and realizing how much he enjoyed writing. In addition to being on staff for the Brant...

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Emily Soto

Staff Reporter

Emily Soto is a senior at Lake Brantley High School. When she was a little girl, her family moved to Hawaii from Puerto Rico while her dad was serving in the military. Having lived on the island of Oahu, Hawaii was one of the most rewarding opportuni...

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Olivia Carter

Sports Editor/Design Editor

Olivia Carter is the Brantley Banner's sports and graphic design editor and she is beyond excited to cover LB's most exciting events. Her love for writing started early, but it truly flourished and came to life in Mrs. Jucker's freshman English class....

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Constance Phelan

Print Editor-in-Chief

Constance Phelan is a senior and is the Editor in Chief. Along with newspaper she is on both the golf and softball teams, spending her weekends on the field or out on the course. She is a part of National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Honor Society,...

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Kimberly Welsh


Kimberly Welsh, senior at Lake Brantley, ditches her position as a writer/reporter for The Brantley Banner and begins her second year as the entertainment editor. Ever since the second grade, Kimberly has had a love for writing. English has always been...

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Emily LaMontagne

News Editor

Emily LaMontagne is super excited to be the news editor on the Brantley Banner staff. She has been on the water polo team for a year and her favorite place in the world is the beach. Some of her passions include traveling all over the world, being a rac...

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Grace Hefner

Staff Reporter

Grace is a junior at LBHS and this is her second year writing and reporting for the school newspaper. Outside of school, she can most likely be found soaking up the sun in New Smyrna, cruising in her Jeep or “shredding the gnar.” Grace is a sucker ...

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Jillian Kurtz

Features/Social Media Editor

Jillian Kurtz is the Features Editor and Social Media Manager for Brantley Banner for the 2016-17 school year. Jillian is a senior this year, and aspires to help make the Banner the best it can be. She has always loved writing and English continues t...

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