Joe Thomas is a staff writer for The Forest Scout who has a burning passion for baseball and loves to write about the Cubs and the White Sox. He constantly dreams of being a writer for a professional baseball organization when he is older. You can find the majority of his work in the In Between The Lines section.
Avery Robbins is a senior at LFHS, an active member of the LFHS Golf Team, one of the spirited Varsity Basketball Team Managers, and a Michigan State Spartan fan.
Chris Cavalaris enjoys football and lacrosse and plays for the Scouts Varsity team in both sports. You can find his writing, his on-point predictions, and future podcasts in the In Between the Lines section.
Abby Bertram is a senior at LFHS. She loves Dominos lava cakes, fashion and dogs. She writes for the In Style Department.
Erika Marchant is a junior at Lake Forest High School, participating actively in the school's orchestra, as well as the cross country and track teams. She is an avid lover of The Office, playing the ukulele, and journaling in her hammock. You can find her writing in the In the News section of The Forest Scout.
Cam Litzsinger is a senior at Lake Forest, who believes that you cannot play sports without passion. Cam is a member of the soccer, track, and Flint Tropics Intramural basketball team and loves spending his time getting tropical.
Tommy Block is a film fanatic. From the time when he was four or five to his senior year of high school, Tommy Block's kept a good pace of about a movie a week, all starting with a Thomas the Tank Engine tape he used to watch and rewatch on VHS in his old living room. Believe it or not, he's never been able to pick a favorite, just like he hasn't been able to choose a favorite day of his life. It just all melds together into one story that he keeps adding onto (if he had to choose, he could probably rule out Transformers).
Anthony Ferretti is a staff writer for the In LFHS portion of the Forest Scout. He is a senior at LFHS who swims, plays water polo, and is an avid singer in the LFHS Choir.
Grace Scheidler is a junior at Lake Forest High School who is an active member of the cross country and track teams. She's the co-Editor-in-Chief of The Forest Scout, and you'll most often find her writing under the In Our Opinion section of the newspaper. She's a fan of cold-brew coffee, colorful pens, chocolate chip cannolis, Jane Austen novels, pearl earrings, and lazy Saturday mornings.
Brian Stickler is the typical gym rat, playing both basketball and volleyball at the Varsity level. The Minnesota Vikings are his passion and it kills him that they have never won a Super Bowl. Feel free to follow him on Twitter, he would love the follow.
Ghost is a section of The Forest Scout that chooses to publish material anonymously in order to increase the depth of their investigative reporting. Ghost works under the wraps of Room 356 and chooses to keep their work private during the course of its production.
Elizabeth Porter is a junior at Lake Forest High School and the Communications Director of The Forest Scout. You can also find her writing in the In the News section.
Charlie Sidles is a 17 year old senior from Lake Forest. He has been writing about local sports for 3 years. He is a defending Intramural Basketball Champion and the editor of the In Between the Lines section.
Justin McMahon is an 18 year old senior from Lake Forest High School and is the type guy anyone could start a conversation with. He has a burning passion for the game of basketball and is really excited to produce top notch news for the school newspaper. He also is a funny, athletic, nice young man who balances sports, academics and his social life.
Maddy Moore is an 18 year old senior at LFHS and a writer for The Forest Scout. She likes to spend time with her friends and hang out at CROYA. You can find her walking her dogs or playing a great game of women's Junior Varsity Soccer.
Brett Chody is a 16 year old junior at Lake Forest High School who can't stop running, thinking about fashion, or talking. She's the In Style Editor for The Forest Scout and smiles a lot.
Hampden Keil is an 18 year old senior at LFHS and a staff writer for the In Between the Lines section. He loves to both play and watch sports and has found a new passion in writing about them.
Parker Bolton is a 17 year old senior at Lake Forest High School and senior staff writer for Forest Scout section In Between the Lines. He plays Varsity Football for the Scouts and is largely involved with Scout Nation.
Reese Karras is a fashion enthusiast and a Varsity Pommer. She is a certified lifeguard and has a passion for rollerblading. She is editor of the In Style department. Yes, you remembered correctly--she was the emcee for the school Fashion Show.
Grace Bentley is a runner, writer, student, Target enthusiast, bad pun advocate, and avid sleeper among other things. She enjoys watching sunrises but highly dislikes getting up early in the morning (how she gets up for cross country/track meets, she'll never know). Grace is currently a junior at LFHS, and lives in Lake Forest with her family and dog.
Ross Adelman is a senior at Lake Forest High School, who has a passion for all things music. As the In Music Editor for the 5th period Journalism class, Ross is thrilled to provide some interesting music journalism for his readers.
Drew Foley enjoys all types of creative writing and finds astro physics particularly interesting. You will find his writings in the In LFHS section of The Forest Scout.
Ethan Madura is a fun-loving, wild, and energetic young man. He is also a very active kid who loves the game of basketball and sports in general. One of his passions is music, especially hip hop/rap. Ethan is hoping to bring his bright ideas and hype to The Forest Scout.
Jon Day is a senior at LFHS and the editor for the "In Between the Lines" section of The Forest Scout. Jon has been an avid sports fan his whole life, where he has become interested in college football and basketball, Major League Baseball, PBA Bowling, WSOP Poker Tournaments, and many others. He plays varsity football as a cornerback and long snapper, varsity baseball as a powerful utility player, and is a 3-point specialist for his intramural basketball team.
Alec Brandel is a senior at Lake Forest High School and is both the co-Editor-in-Chief and the editor of the In The News section of The Forest Scout. He is the Secretary General of the school's Model United Nations club and actively participates in Boy Scouts and Math Team.
Sarah Kuetemeyer is a senior this year and is 17 years old. She's been on Varsity Poms for four years because she loves to dance, and freshman year she dabbled a little in lacrosse, which didn’t work out too well. She loves salty foods and watching the show Friends. She writes for the In Style section.
Faith Fietsam is a senior at LFHS and staff writer for The Forest Scout. She is a state champion for field hockey and enjoys playing Intramural Basketball (Kiss my Pass). She writes for the In LFHS section.
TJ Lucas TJ is a 17 year old senior here at LFHS. He is the Senior Representative in the school band and is in Model United Nations. He is a writer for the In the News section of the paper. He enjoys attending conferences for Model UN.
Bria Slobodnik is a senior at LFHS. She is a coffee enthusiast and is always talking and laughing. She loves spending time with her family and friends and is very outgoing. When she isn't an editor for the In Style department, you can find her in the dance studio with the Varsity dance team.
Elly Larson is a senior and writer for In Style. Elly is on the Varsity Poms team, loves sushi, is also called DJ Gabe on the regular, and is an Intramural Basketball legend.
Meghan McGrail is a senior at LFHS. She is part of the Varsity Volleyball team and Captain of the Kiss My Pass Intramural Basketball Team. She spends her free time saving lives at Lake Forest Club and spending quality time with those close to her.
Tegan Morcott is a senior member of the Poms squad at LFHS and editor of the In LFHS section of The Forest Scout. She is overly obsessed with Harry Potter, her dogs, and Game of Thrones. You can find her standing up and talking since she never stops moving.
Spencer Oakley is a member of the Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track teams at LFHS. He writes for In the News section of The Forest Scout, gets his hair cut at Infinity Creations, and would rather be in Canada.
Clara Finley can't listen to music without dancing. She eats more chocolate than she should. She spends a lot of time with her friends and family. She is aware she is loud and is sorry but if you can hear her talking you should count yourself lucky because she's usually saying something funny. She likes sarcastic comments. She likes to laugh. She couldn't live without writing.
Patrick Philpott is one of the writers for The Forest Scout. He enjoys all sports and his favorite subject in school is English. Patrick is currently a junior at Lake Forest High School who hopes to intrigue you with some interesting opinion articles this year.
Michael Bogdanowicz is a senior at Lake Forest High School and a staff writer for The Forest Scout. He enjoys the game of basketball and is always fun to be around. He loves to relax on the couch and eat some tasty food.
Liam Pooler Is a senior at Lake Forest High School. He plays football and runs/jumps in Track and Field. He is also set to play football at Carthage College next fall. You can find his writing in the In Music Section of The Forest Scout.
Jenna Grossman is a senior at LFHS. She is an active member of CROYA, Student Council, and her Intramural basketball team (Big Ballers). She's known for her severe case of Senioritis which she ironically developed freshman year.
Hadley Seymour is a junior at Lake Forest High School who loves spending her time listening to the daily mix playlists on Spotify, reading a new book, or just hanging out in her hammock. Whether it be kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, or any other outdoorsy activity, she’s done it, and will talk for hours about it if you give her the chance. Hadley also participates in choir, and when she is not singing during her 5th period class, she is probably struggling to take attendance.
Payton Peper is a senior at Lake Forest High School. She loves dogs, sushi, and is basically April Ludgate from Parks and Rec. She works at the Forest Bootery in downtown Lake Forest and volunteers at LEARN 6 charter school when she isn't procrastinating.
Christian McCauley Christian McCauley is a senior at LFHS who plays both Varsity soccer and baseball for the school. He is also very accomplished intramural basketball player, and an avid Indiana Hoosiers fan.
Isabelle Moore is a junior member of the swimming and water polo teams at LFHS. She loves to drown herself in reading, writing, and ceramics. Between obsessing over dogs and being a lifeguard, it's amazing she's still treading.
Jackson Douglass is a senior at Lake Forest High School, a die hard Wisconsin Badger fan, and the Varsity Basketball team manager.
Trisha Bhagat is a junior at Lake Forest High School who you can always catch smiling in the halls. She is the Junior Class President and a member of the LFHS choir, the badminton team, and the math team. You can always find her snapping pics of her friends, her food, or the places she travels and never goes a day without watching Chopped or scrolling through Buzzfeed.
Marina Gendek is a senior at LFHS. This year is her 4th year of being part of the Badminton Team at LFHS. Her passion is writing stories. Marina writes for the In LFHS section.
Ellie Diefenbach is a senior at LFHS and is a writer for The Forest Scout. She was a state champ on the Varsity Field Hockey team, loves all things outdoors, and is looking forward to her freshman in Dallas at Southern Methodist University.
Sara Eichelman is a senior at LFHS and was captain of the Varsity Tennis team. She loves listening to music, playing badminton, and the reality show Chrisley Knows Best. She writes for the In LFHS and In Style section of the newspaper.
Claire Gilmore is a senior at LFHS who loves her dog, and any other dog that walks by her. She is a member of the Young Idea Writer's club, Big2Little mentorship club, and is a Varsity Track runner. You can read her articles in the In Style department of The Forest Scout and if that isn't enough for you, you can catch her in the senior hallway.
Nicole Becker is a senior at Lake Forest High School and a devoted writer for The Forest Scout. She is obsessed with her dog, Wyatt, coffee, and the TV show Friends. Nicole can often be found on the basketball court playing intramural or in the dance studio with the Varsity Poms team.
Sarah Steindl is a senior at Lake Forest High School. She enjoys playing lacrosse, being outside, and watching every episode ever of Grey’s Anatomy and The Office. She is an avid coffee consumer and a writer for the In LFHS section of The Forest Scout.
Olivia Vallone is a senior at LFHS and a hurdler for the varsity track team. She loves to play with her dog and go to the beach. Her favorite color is blue and she wants to live in New York in 5 years.
Gabby Digan is a senior at Lake Forest High School who writes not for the pleasure of it, but because of the graduation requirement of 4 years of English. When not slowly picking away at the American Film Institute's top 100 movies or anxiously bingeing Netflix in an attempt to avoid her problems, she likes to spend her time drawing, exploring ravines, and hiking.
Brittany Theo is a senior at LFHS. She loves dance and the poms team. She enjoys stargazing, chilling in her Jeep, and contemplating life. She prefers to not take life too seriously. She’ll be attending the University of Iowa next year and is beyond excited to start a new chapter in her life.
Mallory Gregory is currently a junior at LFHS. Her passions are makeup and fashion. She participates in choir and cheerleading at the school. You'll most often find her writing under the In Style section of the newspaper. Outside of class, you can find her shopping.
Ashlynne Pomerich is a senior who spends her time eating, laying on the couch, snowboarding, or participating in track and field. She is a strong supporter of Domino's pizza dipped in Hidden Valley ranch.
Ellie Winebrenner is a hardworking senior at LFHS. She loves hanging out with friends, traveling, playing field hockey, babysitting and the Intramural Basketball season (team Kiss my Pass).
John Wanninger teaches English, directs some plays, coaches Debate, sponsors Alliance, and throws the parties for the faculty. He's a lifelong Cubs fan, a film buff and a music fanatic, and some days he dreams of revisiting the glory of his past life as DJ Wang.
Danny Carollo is a 2016 graduate of LFHS and a quarterback at Purdue University. He is a proud Lake Bluff resident and is the world's most outspoken supporter of the Doug's Club at Bluffington's Cafe.
Daily Dose: 5/22/17 (05.22.17) Players’ Journal: LFHS Graduate Danny Carollo (’16) (03.16.17)
Peter Ferry is a former teacher at LFHS who is now a professional writer and editor. He has written textbooks for Rand McNally and travel pieces for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. His short stories have appeared in StoryQuarterly, Overtures, the New Review of Literature, and McSweeney's. He has also won the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for Short Fiction. His latest novel, Old Heart, is in stores now.
Teacher Feature: Former LFHS English Teacher Mr. Peter Ferry (05.08.17)
Taylor Glicksberg is a 2015 LFHS grad currently studying business and advertising at CU-Boulder and is somehow the marketing director of her sorority. She loves nannying, practicing yoga, getting froyo with friends, and hanging out with her dog. You can always find her, coffee in-hand, running really late and wearing no color whatsoever. Her favorite place to hang out in LFHS was either wherever Integrated Wellness was, or the student lounge.
Alumni Feature: “Before I Go: An Ode to Lake Forest as a Senior” (05.04.17)
Will Ryan is an avid outdoorsman and a soon-to-be senior at the University of Louisville. He is a 2014 graduate of Lake Forest High School with an affinity for travel, exploration, and challenge.
Alumni Feature: “A Size That Doesn’t Fit” (05.24.17)
William Steck is a junior at LFHS and an avid NHL enthusiast. Among other things, he enjoys leading the LFHS Band’s percussion section, creating multi-media promotional content for the LFHS boys varsity football and basketball teams, and coordinating tech for the annual Ted-X conference.
Please Trade Patrick Kane (01.03.17)
Young Idea is LFHS's art and literary magazine. Students of all ages who love writing and art are encouraged to become part of the staff of this award-winning magazine. Young Idea encourages all students to submit art and literature to the magazine, whether they choose to be a part of the staff or not. From September through February, Young Idea meets on Thursdays after school in the Publick Room to critique the pieces that have been submitted to the magazine and provide feedback for the authors.
“Revelation” by Matthew Lemay (01.18.17)
Ray Del Fava is a guest author of The Forest Scout and the Varsity Baseball Head Coach at LFHS. As a lifelong Cubs' fan, this baseball postseason will test his emotions as he views the sport he loves through the lens of his parents, both lifelong Cubs' fans, and his family, Elizabeth, Peter, Kate, and Maggie, who he brought into this mess of fandom.
Teacher Feature: This Year May Be Different (10.07.16)
Jessie Cole is a Business Education teacher at LFHS. She teaches Marketing, Law, and Sports Management classes of upperclassmen. She attended Deerfield High School and New York University and now resides in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.
Teacher Feature: Choosing the Right College–A Personal, Advisory Narrative (12.16.16)
Jenny McKendry is a soon-to-be sophomore student at the University of Illinois. As a student-athlete at LFHS, she helped the Varsity soccer team win their first ever IHSA State Championship and also played tennis for the Scouts.
Alumni Feature: “Blue and Gold ‘Til We’re Gray and Old” (05.17.17)
Drew Arnson is a junior at LFHS who is honored to be a guest writer for the Forest Scout. He plays basketball and tennis for the school, is the Junior Class Vice President and an ardent Michigan Wolverines supporter. He enjoys reading biographies, eating lots of ice cream, and rooting for his favorite baseball team, the Mets.
“S-C-O!”: A Shout of Solidarity (11.18.16)
Christian Braun is a current senior at LFHS and a guest writer for The Forest Scout. He plays outside linebacker on the varsity football team, and he loves cheering on the Scouts through Scout Nation. Outside of school, you can find him working the service desk at Target or searching around town for a bite to eat. He will be attending Northwestern University next fall.
Manufacturing Fascism: The Post-Election Attack on Free Speech (05.22.17)
Brian Boruszak is a Social Studies teacher, soccer coach, and all around nerd. He can brag that he has successfully completed playing both Axis and Allies: The Board Game and The Game of Thrones Board Game. In the words of the great Han Solo, “Never tell me the odds”
Teacher Feature: Star Wars–Time for an Episode 4 Reboot? (10.14.16)
Jill Barrere is a freshman at the University of Illinois and a 2016 graduate of Lake Forest High School. In high school, she participated in Varsity Cheerleading and Student Council (and a lot of other things), talked everyone's ear off, and watched too many episodes of The Bachelor. At U of I, she is studying Communications, is an active member of the Delta Gamma sorority, is talking everyone's ear off, and watching too many episodes of The Bachelor.
Alumni Feature: Ten Things All Seniors Should Do Before Graduation Day (01.06.17)
Joey Bieble is a junior at the University of Missouri. In high school, Joey was a two-sport Varsity athlete who played both football and baseball for the Scouts.
Alumni Feature: “What’s Up, Bubba?”–Coach Chuck Spagnoli (05.09.17)
Meaghan Laughlin is a guest author of The Forest Scout. She is an English teacher at Lake Forest High School who enjoys properly placed commas, polka dotted accessories. and the television show Golden Girls.
Unrepresented–The Absence of the Red-haired Emoji (09.16.16)
Michael Kopsick is a 2007 graduate of LFHS and a former contributor to The Forest Scout newspaper. A once-published journalist (never forget, people), Michael is now a graduate of Clemson University and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He is currently a personal injury lawyer at Goldberg Weisman Cairo, Chicago's largest personal injury law firm, and holds the position of Substitute Teacher Emeritus at LFHS. He was also a CROYA leader and enjoys music.
Mark Osing is an English Teacher at LFHS who teaches AP-Language and English 3-Honors. Mr. Osing is beloved at LFHS for his offbeat humor, unmatched vocabulary, and one-of-a-kind quips and anecdotes regarding pop culture, literature, and everything in between.
Teacher Feature: The 2007 Vietnamese Adventures of Mr. Mark Osing (03.03.17)
Maliha Yousuf is a freshman at Lake Forest High School. Her piece "Best of Both Worlds: Pakistan and Lake Forest" was published in the Daily North Shore newspaper.
Best of Both Worlds: Pakistan and Lake Forest (04.07.17)
Maikal Yamauchi is a 2016 graduate of LFHS and a freshman at Santa Clara University in California. With a guy's name and a girl's game, Maikal is the former pioneer of the business incubator product, High School Hired, who firmly believes that you can never be overprepared or overdressed.
Alumni Feature: The sub, the myth, the legend–Mrs. Marilyn Obiala (04.20.17)
Olivia Murphy is a junior Professional Writing major at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and the Editor-in-Chief of the Miami University branch of The Odyssey. A former IHSA State Champion tennis player for the Scouts, Olivia also dabbles in Diet Coke, meticulously captioned Instagram posts, and obsessing over the character of Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age film Almost Famous.
John Brumund-Smith is the Boys Varsity Track and Field Head Coach at LFHS. A Wisconsin native, he is a Packer fan by birth and a Wisconsin high school track and field and basketball historian.
Boys Track and Field Qualifies Two Relays for State Championships (05.19.17)
Charlie Moss is a soon-to-be senior at Miami University in Ohio and 2014 graduate of Lake Forest High School. As an LFHS student, he competed as a cornerback for the Varsity football team. He is a proud resident of the town of Lake Bluff.