Mrs. Carol Kelkis (Adviser, Journalism Teacher) has been advising Red Lion’s High School’s newspaper since 2007. A former York Dispatch correspondent and high school newspaper staff writer, Mrs. Kelkis combines years of experience with a genuine love of the news business to facilitate the creation of a multi-platform, student-friendly school publication. She was inspired by ISTE’s Philidelphia conference for educators to infuse technology into the school paper, which she views as an authentic learning experience that models news organizations in the “real world”. “Seeing the journalism program grow at Red Lion has been the source of true accomplishment for me. I am inspired by the students who work tirelessly at their unique, invaluable roles to produce a great source of news and pride for our school. It’s synergy at its best.” Holding a degree in English Education, and a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Curriculum, Mrs. Kelkis plans to continue advising The Leonid and bring the love of news to even more students.
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Marissa Burd (Editor-in-Chief) is a senior attending Red Lion Area Senior High School. Marissa is a member of Journalism 3 and a Red Lion Varsity Football Cheerleader, as well as a Red Lion Coed competitive cheerleader. On her free time, Marissa works at her job and spends time with friends and family. Marissa has always loved writing and art. In the future, Marissa would like to attend a state university and continue to use her talents in writing.
Aubrie Wise (Junior Editor-in-Chief) is a junior at Red Lion Area High School. Aubrie is also the Chair of Marketing and Publicity for Mini-THON and a member of executive council. During her free time, Aubrie participates in her youth group. She loves writing and has won a playwright contest through the Appell Center for Performing Arts two years in a row.
Cora Beyer (Politics and Current Events Editor) is a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School. She is currently the Overall Captain of Mini-THON and is very involved in the Four Diamonds Fund organization. She is also a member of National Honors Society and the Varsity Tennis team. Her future plans are to go to college for government and political science.
Cassidy Graham (Marketing and Public Relations) is currently a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School and is a member of Journalism 3. Cassidy is Vice President of the Class of 2019 as well as being quartermaster of Concert Choir, member of Tri-M music society, and is a lead in the school musical. Her future plans include studying journalism at a four-year college and pursuing her ultimate goal of writing for a magazine one day.
Clare Mankin (Business Manager and Managing Editor-Blog) is a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School and is currently a member of Journalism 2. Clare is a member of the RLATV Studio and manages the school’s football team. During her free time, Clare volunteers at Mason Dixon Baptist church, participates in youth group, and helps teachers when needed after school. In the future, Clare would like to study at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and complete her academics at Penn State York.
Brody Patmore (Sports Editor) is a senior attending Red Lion Area Senior High School and is in his third year of Journalism. He loves playing and watching sports which sparked his interest in writing about them for the Leonid. He plays soccer for the high school. In the future, he wants to attend and graduate from college while also continuing his athletic career.
Sandra Phan (Webmaster) is a senior at Red Lion Area Senior High School and is a member of Journalism 3. Sandra is Secretary of the National Art Honor Society at RLASH, a member of the National Honor Society, and participates in props in the school musical. Her future plans are to study in Philadelphia where she can advance her academic and artistic pursuits.