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The Tom-Tom

The beat of Lemont High School

The Tom-Tom

The beat of Lemont High School

The Tom-Tom

2023-2024 Staff

Ella Murray
Coeditor-in-Chief

Ella Murray

Ella Murray is a senior and third-year Tom-Tom staff member. Outside of school, Ella loves to play volleyball, spend time with her friends and her three-legged husky, Jack. Ella is an avid hockey watcher and her favorite team i...

Leila Rexhepi
Coeditor-in-Chief

Leila Rexhepi

Leila Rexhepi, 17, is a third-year Tom-Tom member and is ready to wrap up her senior year. With big goals of playing in the LPGA, she has been working tirelessly this summer to make her dream come true. While many people think s...

Caroline Vranas
Assistant Editor

Caroline Vranas

Caroline Vranas is a senior and Assistant Editor of the Tom-Tom. Caroline is very proud to have won fourth place at the IHSA Journalism Competition in the category of Headline Writing. Some of Caroline’s hobbies include being late for ...

Tess O’Brien
Copy Editor

Tess O’Brien

Tess O’Brien (OB to some) is eager to begin her second and final year on the Tom-Tom staff as a copy editor. She is looking forward to a year of experimenting with different storytelling mediums and being on staff with her fri...

Julia Mielczarek
Copy Editor

Julia Mielczarek

Senior Julia Mielczarek is entering her second year of Journalism and is excited to be a copy editor this year. Julia is president of Interact and on the NEHS board. She is also part of SNHS, HOSA and Psychology Club. While not ...

Frankie Murphy
Staff Writer

Frankie Murphy

Frankie Murphy is a freshman at Lemont high school. It is her first year in Journalism and she does not want it to be her last. Frankie’s strongest subjects are English and History making Journalism very fun for her. When not in s...

Maggie Sinnett
Staff Writer

Maggie Sinnett

Maggie Sinnett is a sophomore at LHS and is ecstatic to start her first year on the Tom-Tom Staff! In addition to Journalism, Maggie participates in Leo Club, HOSA, Junior Achievement and is the sophomore Student Class vice pr...

Moth Sanchez
Staff Writer

Moth Sanchez

Moth Sanchez is a senior in LHS and is excited to start their first year of Journalism. Previously taking Podcasting, Moth looks forward to interviews and writing out their thoughts. When Moth is outside of school, they can be ...

Michelle Karimpumkalayil
Staff Writer

Michelle Karimpumkalayil

Michelle Karimpumkalayil is a senior at LHS and a second year member of the Tom-Tom. She loves listening to music, reading and playing badminton. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of HOS...

Marcos Martinez
Staff Writer

Marcos Martinez

Marcos Martinez is starting his sophomore year and  his first year of Journalism. Marcos is a four sport athlete which includes Football, Wrestling, Track and Baseball. Marcos's favorite sport by far has to be Football which...

Jake Markowski
Staff Writer

Jake Markowski

Jake Markowski is senior at LHS and a first-year member of the Tom-Tom staff. He is on the autism spectrum and a type 1 diabetic. Jake is in many activities at LHS including the Scholastic Bowl Team, Student Council and Yearb...

Lauren Magdziarz
Staff Writer

Lauren Magdziarz

Senior Lauren Magdziarz is a first year Journalism member. She is super excited to share all that she has to offer with you this year. Lauren is a very dedicated student in the classroom and beyond. If not in school or studying, ...

Lucia Macari
Staff Writer

Lucia Macari

Lucia Macari is a junior at LHS and is entering her first year on the Tom-Tom staff. Her friends and family would describe her as a hard worker and they would definitely call her a perfectionist. She is usually pretty busy as s...

Cooper Kaczmarczyk
Staff Writer

Cooper Kaczmarczyk

Cooper Kaczmarczyk is a senior heading into his first year of Journalism. Having never worked with Tom-Tom before, he looks forward to working with his team and creating captivating articles. Cooper is a quiet, quick learner who w...

Samantha Howe
Staff Writer

Samantha Howe

Samantha Howe is a junior at LHS,  and this is her first year of Journalism. When she is not at school, Howe is either working at Allegro Music and Dance, reading a book or rewatching some of her favorite shows and movies, “X...

McKenna Crane
Staff Writer

McKenna Crane

McKenna Crane is a sophomore at LHS and a first-year staff member. During school hours, she loves everything having to do with reading, writing and science. In her freetime, she enjoys playing sports and hanging out with her friend...

Kevin Collins
Staff Writer

Kevin Collins

Kevin Collins, a freshman at LHS, is excited to start his first year of Journalism. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing volleyball and listening to music. Kevin has two siblings, both of which are in college. K...

Sophia Bushnell
Staff Writer

Sophia Bushnell

Sophia Bushnell is a junior and first year-member with the Tom-Tom. Her friends and family would describe her as artistic, intelligent and critical. When not stressing about her numerous honors classes, Sophia can be found li...

David Arroyo
Staff Writer

David Arroyo

David Arroyo is a senior, and this is his first year taking Journalism. He values humility and finds it pointless to brag about the many accolades and accomplishments he has done over the years. When not carrying Lemont on his...

Ava Amato
Staff Writer

Ava Amato

Starting her sophomore year and second year on the Journalism staff, Ava Amato looks forward to the 2023-2024 school year. While Ava’s heart is mostly filled with writing, she also has a special place for the LHS Track & F...

Charlotte Drez
Staff Writer

Charlotte Drez

Charlotte Drez is a senior at LHS, and this is her first year in Journalism and on the Tom-Tom staff. Charlotte can’t wait to get her senior year started and move on to college. Charlotte enjoys every moment with her brother a...

Addyson Connolly
Business Manager

Addyson Connolly

Addyson Connolly is a junior at LHS and this is her third year being a part of the Tom-Tom staff. When she does not have school, Addyson can often be found hanging out with her friends, her family or at work. Addyson has two sis...

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