2018-2019 Staff

Natalie Palarz

Editor-in-chief

When she’s not struggling to run three miles at a cross country race or working hard at a law office, Natalie Palarz can be found trying to get as involved as she can at Lemont High School, especially with it being her senior year. ...

Gloria Vargas

Staff Writer

Gloria Vargas is currently a High-Honor Roll student in her junior year at Lemont High School. Around the halls, you’ll often find her laughing uncontrollably with her friends or making new ones. When she isn’t busy devoting ...

Michael Valenti

Staff Writer

Michael Valenti is a sophomore at LHS. He is very interested in writing in the school newspaper and he hopes to one day make it a career. He is very interested in sports, especially baseball. He is planning on writing some art...

Lauren Toma

Staff Writer

When not writing for the LHS Tom-Tom, Lauren can probably be found rehearsing on stage for the school’s next performance. She grew up singing, dancing, and acting, so that occupies much of her time but she wouldn’t have it...

Lauren Tacbas

Staff Writer

Lauren Amber is a sophomore at Lemont High School and this is her first year on The Tom-Tom staff. Outside of school, Lauren Amber spends most of her time stressing over school, volunteering, doing competitive kickboxing, and pla...

Alex Styrczula

Staff Writer

Alex is a Junior at Lemont High school. This is his first year in journalism and hopes he can continue to entertain students or bring awareness to certain topics at LHS with the articles he writes for the tom-tom. Alex enjoys re...

Autumn Senecal

Staff Writer

Autumn Senecal is a hardworking, dedicated student and napper enthusiast. Ever since she was little, Autumn has always greatly enjoyed reading and writing, specifically journalistic free-styled writing. She loves taking three...

Roderick Marzo

Staff Writer

Roderick Marzo is a Lemont High School freshman hailing from Illinois. He thinks his grades are pretty average, which is true. He also thinks he’s pretty average, which is also pretty true. From an outsider’s perspective, he...

Nour Longhi

Staff Writer

Nour Longi is one of the many sophomores attending Lemont High School. She can not leave for school without drinking a cup of green tea. After school, she usually attends meeting for the school speech team, Model U.N. or art ...

Madisyn Lambrakis

Staff Writer

Madisyn Lambrakis is a senior at Lemont High School. She is involved in Interact, NHS, Group Interpretation, Vice President of NEHS, and the captain of the Speech Team. After graduation, she hopes to attend college out of state,...

Katelyn Krakar

Staff Writer

Katelyn is a senior at Lemont High School, and she’s actively working as a manager at McDonald’s. You’ll find her always listening to music, or being with friends. Her last 4 years of being in school, she's learned a lot ...

Grace Krakar

Staff Writer

Grace Krakar is a sophomore at LHS and this being her first year in journalism she is excited to see what lies ahead. The things she adores are her animals which consist of 2 bearded dragons, named Mushu & Maleficent, a torto...

Katie Kirk

Staff Writer

Kateland Kirk, better known as Katie, is 17 years old and a senior at Lemont high school. In her free time, she enjoys doing in gymnastics for LHS. In fact, she created the team. She has been working at the Lemont Park District...

Maddy Horn

Staff Writer

Maddy Horn is a senior at Lemont High School where she spends most of her time at Cross Country and Track and Field practices. When she is not leading her team, you can find her hanging out with her friends, shopping, and trav...

Ava Grubb

Staff Writer

Ava Grubb is your average girl here at Lemont High School: she drinks too much iced-coffee, wears Birkenstocks like they are going out of style, and has an odd obsession with scrunchies. When she is not writing for the Tom-Tom,...

Michelle Graefen

Staff Writer

Michelle is 17 years old and currently a junior at LHS. She enjoys hammocking, star-gazing, deep conversations, and casually using The Office references in everyday conversations. A country girl at heart, Michelle loves camping, bo...

Tanner Grabinski

Staff Writer

“Wait, I’m posing for the cover, right? I’m not? Wait, let me change position--” said Tanner Grabinski, just before they posted his staff profile on the school’s newspaper website. He is the hawk-eyed, rock music-bl...

Nathan Evers

Staff Writer

Nathan Evers was created as new breed of replicant in the Wallace Corp building in 2015. He has no hobbies except for the ones that were implanted into his brain to give the illusion of 17 years of life. His “hobbies” incl...

Matthew Evers

Staff Writer

“What do you mean I’m in the school paper?” Matthew Evers said after his first day of journalism class. He was just a normal senior who liked movies so much that he decided to run the LHS film club. He still is to this ...

Chris Duda

Staff Writer

Chris Duda is a journalism student at Lemont High School. He just began his Junior year, and although never particularly ecstatic about English electives, decided to take a journalism course in 2018. A “why not” choice wh...

Brendan Daugherty

Staff Writer

Out of all of the staff profiles in all the school newspapers in all the world, you decide to read Brendan’s. He tries to live by the philosophy that life moves pretty fast and if you don't stop and look around once in a while...

Jackson Crispin

Staff Writer

Jackson Crispin is a 4 sport athlete who plays basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball. Outside of school, Jackson loves to watch NBA games in his free time and going to the gym to play basketball. Jackson’s favorite game to pl...

Madison Creamer

Staff Writer

Madison Creamer, junior at Lemont High School, is a Gryffindor, cat lover, tea and coffee drinker, and of all things vintage. When not focused on her academic success, she trains at Salt Creek Ballet 6 days a week and enjoys every ...

Joseph Campagna

Staff Writer

Joseph Campagna is a senior and future class of 2019 graduate. Joe is a charismatic, hard-working multiculturalist who enjoys listening to music of all types and sampling food from a variety of different cultures. Some of his...

Aleksandra Borek

Staff Writer

Aleksandra Borek is a freshman at Lemont High School. Her hobbies include watching movies, traveling, and above all, reading books. Like most people her age, she has no idea what she wants to do when she grows up but is consid...

Madeleine Amberg

Staff Writer

Madeleine Amberg is a senior at Lemont High School and a writing enthusiast. Despite her large course load, she still finds time to be the president of two honors societies, National English Honors Society and National Social Stu...

Leena Alul

Staff Writer

Leena is a senior at Lemont high school, who is not far away from graduating with the class of 2019. She did not get enough of journalism her junior year, which is why she decided to take it again her senior year! During her fre...

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