The Torch

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2019-2020 Staff

Payal Chitoda

Student Life Editor

Payal Chitoda is a 17-year-old senior who was born in India and currently attends John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is a contributor in the school newspaper. A few of her hobbies are crafting at home, learning languages,...

Tanisha Gadhavi

Head Photographer

Tanisha Gadhavi is a 15 years old sophomore at JFK Memorial High School. She is a contributor to The Torch ran by JFK. Tanisha chose journalism as a class because she enjoys writing and editing. She is very passionate about photography...

Shurupa Mazumder

Editor-in-Chief

Shurupa Mazumder is a senior at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and a first-year contributor to The Torch. She is currently 17 years old and was born on Feb. 28. She has lived in New Jersey her whole life; however, her parents...

Sareena Khan

Head Photographer

Sareena Khan is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and graduates in the year of 2022. Her position on the school’s newspaper, The Torch, is a contributor. This is her first year taking Journalism. She decided...

Reilly McGowan

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Reilly McGowan is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy High School, and is a contributor to The Torch. She is a part of the Women’s and Show Choir, and acts in the school play. This year, Reilly is even the treasurer for all of the...

Megan Baumgarten

Contributor

Megan Baumgarten is a 16- year- old John F. Kennedy Memorial High School student. She is an editor in journalism and is taking it for only half a school year. Megan plays basketball and softball, but recently had to have screws...

Manny Diaz

Sports Editor

Manny Diaz is a 17-year-old senior at JFK Memorial High School and a first-year contributor to The Torch. Manny is an athlete who has not only done spring track for 9 years, but joined the football team for the first time this...

Lucas Bartolomey

Site Editor

Victoria “Lucas” Bartolomey is a 17-year-old senior at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is a contributor for the school newspaper. She took journalism because the other choices she wanted were unavailable. She was...

Jordyn Torri

Contributor

Jenica Liang

Op/Ed Editor

Jenica Liang is a 14-year-old sophomore currently attending John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is an author on The Torch, and this is her first year in journalism. Born on November 30th, Jenica has enjoyed reading and drawing...

Bettina Kingsly

A&E Editor

Bettina Kingsly is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. She is an author on the school’s newspaper, “The Torch.” It’s her first year in journalism and she took the class because she is interested in writing...

Brielle Thomas

Copy Editor

Brielle Thomas was born in Newark, NJ, February 17, 2003. She is a 16-year-old junior attending John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. Brielle enjoys cooking, sports and family. She is currently on the girls varsity soccer team...

Jordan Lawrence

Contributor

Jordan Lawrence is a sophomore that currently attends JFKMHS and graduates in 2022. Jordan Lawrence is currently a contributor on the paper and hopes to excel further though the year. This is Jordan's first year in journalism...

Hensi Ahuja

Head of Marketing

Hensi Ahuja is a junior in JFKMHS and is 16 years old. Her future goals are to be rich, successful and happy. She is the first generation in her family born in America and lives an amazing life here with her mom and brother. Her...

Bidisa Choudhury

Poll Editor

Bidisa Choudhury, or, as her family and friends call her, Rose, is a 15 years old sophomore at JFKMHS. She is a contributor to The Torch at JFK, and she chose the journalism class because she always wanted to spread news to the...

Aashita Patel

Social Media Editor

Aashita Patel was born on April 30, 2004 in New York and  is 15 years old. She currently attends John F. Kennedy Memorial High School as a sophomore and is a part of the JFK Cheerleading team, as well as a member of student council....

Alexander Casares

Contributor

Alexander is a sophomore at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School and graduates the year of 2022. It is Alex’s first year of being in journalism and he chose to take the class because he enjoys writing. He thinks that his school...

Ms. Prusicki

Adviser

The Torch staff is new for the 2019-2020 school year!  Under the direction of Ms. Prusicki, the school newspaper will take on a new, multi-media approach.