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.
Bobby Winebrenner returns to The Forest Scout as a senior. He spent his summer playing golf with his dad and working as a camp counselor. He plays lacrosse, paddle, and is looking to secure his third straight intramural basketball championship this winter. He's excited to be writing for the In Between the Lines and In Our Opinion sections for The Forest Scout.
Will Davis is in his second year as a contributor for The Forest Scout. He plays baseball and soccer and also serves as the basketball team's statistician during the winter months. Will is thrilled to have the opportunity to write for and edit the In Between the Lines section.
Katie Pierce is a proud senior at Lake Forest High School. Besides being Editor-in-Chief of TFS, Katie is a drum major of the LFHS band, and spends most of her summer on bike trails as a camp counselor. She also founded and manages her own jazz ensemble, The Swing Sonatas, made up of LFHS musicians. Katie strongly prefers tea instead of coffee, and jazz in place of rap.
Carter Horan is a senior at Lake Forest High School and an avid NBA fan who enjoys playing basketball, sleeping, and wearing khaki pants. You can find his writing in the In Between the Lines and In LFHS sections. Keep up with him on Twitter @Cxrterh for all his hot takes and new articles.
John Torosian is a senior at Lake Forest High School and the current Managing Editor of TFS who keeps himself busy playing golf, tennis, and swimming. He teaches tennis, volunteers, and has never met a cheeseburger he doesn’t like. You can find his writing under In LFHS and In Between the Lines.
Michael Pasquella is a thriving senior at LFHS who plays for the boy's varsity basketball team. He is excited to return to school to make his debut as a Forest Scout editor. Michael specializes in music analysis and multimedia projects.
Lily Connery is a senior and this is her second year working on the Forest Scout. She is writer and editor for the In Style section. Her favorite clothing item would be a good pair of jeans. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, travel, and work on her foodstagram.
Nick Wnuk is a junior contributor at large for The Forest Scout. Check out his podcast, Words With Wnuk, on The Forest Scout website.
Sophia Bienkowski is honored to be returning as a Senior to the Forest Scout. She is dedicated to speaking the truth and preserving the opinions of the public. She values both academic and athletic excellence and runs cross country in the fall and track in the spring at LFHS. You can find Sophia’s writing in the In LFHS and In Our Opinion of The Forest Scout.
Eddie Scheidler returns to the Forest Scout for his senior year. He's a member of the Varsity Football team, plays an active role in student council, loves 80's rock, and is an avid watcher of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He's excited to bring his ideas and voice to the In Our Opinion and In LFHS sections of the Forest Scout.
Brady Christoph is a senior at Lake Forest High School who is an active member of the varsity baseball team. He enjoys working out and watching the Cubs. You can find the majority of his writing in the In Between the Lines section.
Logan Hanekamp is a senior at Lake Forest High School who is a dedicated field hockey and lacrosse player. She loves good weather, her dog (Cody), and smoothie bowls. You can find her writing in the In Between The Lines and the In LFHS sections for The Forest Scout.
Nathaniel Martin joins The Forest Scout for his senior year. While he spends most of his time struggling through lengthy assignments, you may be able to find him at the nearest amusement park enjoying a roller coaster or two. He also enjoys sitting down and writing, and he will be putting that skill to work helping create stories for the In Our Opinion section of The Forest Scout.
Griffin Larson is a senior at Lake Forest High school. He enjoys spending most of his free time playing guitar and practicing in the band Carpool. You can catch him taking pictures for the scout at school games and events. He loves to hike and be outdoors. If there's a choice between a dirt or paved road, he will always take the path less traveled.
Ashley Bufe is a senior at LFHS who is an active member of the Cross Country team and Varsity Soccer team. She is always up for a bubble tea run or a walk with her dogs. You can find her writing in the In Style section.
Catherine Greub is a 17 year old junior at LFHS. She spends her time obsessing over country music, wishing she was traveling, scrolling through vsco and working at family business, Gerhard’s. You can find her writing for the In Our Opinion section and In LFHS section of The Forest Scout.
Katherine Stovold is a senior at LFHS this year. She is a cheerleader at the school and she loves scary movies, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. You can find her writing in the Style and In the News sections.
Shaffer Franklin is a senior at LFHS who does diving in the fall and gymnastics in the winter. You will typically find her at CROYA hanging out and doing volunteer work. You can find her writing under In Our Opinion and In Between the Lines.
Stephen Young is a Junior at Lake Forest High School who plays basketball and is an avid hip-hop fan. You can find his writing in the In Music and In Between the Lines sections.
Joey Goodsir is in his first year as a writer for The Forest Scout, and his junior year in high school. He is a varsity swimmer, plays saxophone in the band, and otherwise loves to spend time with his family and friends. Joey lives in sports and music, and you can typically find him in the halls wearing Michigan-Wolverines-related gear. Consequently, he looks forward to writing most of his work “In Between The Lines”, and “In Music.”
Claire Mahoney is a senior who will be writing and editing for the In the News and In LFHS sections of the Forest Scout. Claire is a setter on the Varsity Volleyball team and serves as the Senior Class President. She enjoys eating out, casual golf, and lifeguarding at LB beach.
Charlie Anderson is a senior and this will be his first year joining The Forest Scout. He enjoys playing soccer, listening to music and watching movies. You will find his writing in the In Between The Lines and the In Music sections.
Margaux Miller is a senior at Lake Forest High School. She enjoys running, swimming, sailing, and playing soccer. You will often see her laughing, hanging out with friends, or talking about her camp (constantly). She writes for In Our Opinion and Sports.
MaryKing is a senior at LFHS. She is involved in gymnastics, badminton, Student to Student, and CROYA. She also enjoys spending time with friends and travelling.
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Ainsley Allan is a senior at Lake Forest High School and a first year writer for The Forest Scout. She plays on the Varsity soccer and basketball teams. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and traveling to new places. You can find her work in the In Between the Lines and In Our Opinion sections.
Casey Murray is a junior at Lake Forest High School, where he participates in Model UN and the sailing team. He enjoys fishing, drinking water, and advocating for greater student self-government. You can find his writing in the In LFHS and In Our Opinion sections of the Scout.
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Jacob Koefelda is stoked to join the Forest Scout his senior year as a writer and editor. Outside of school, he enjoys playing lacrosse, singing, acting, and volunteering. His writing appears in the In The News and In LFHS sections of The Forest Scout.
Nikole Tzioufas is a senior at Lake Forest High School. You can spot her onstage as she is an active member of the LFHS Choir and Theater department. She loves listening to music, Panera Bread, and her Birks. You can find her articles under In LFHS and In Our Opinion.
Isabel Wiesner is an LFHS junior with a passion for all things creative. She spends her free time drawing and is excited to be writing for TFS for the first time. Outside of school she can be found volunteering at the Wildlife Discovery Center, surrounded by all sorts of reptiles and other animals. She is also a huge Billy Joel fan, and loves all types of movies.
DannyFisher is a member of the varsity golf team and is looking forward to studying in Oxford next year. He enjoys writing in the In the News section for The Forest Scout and is a lover of a good bucket hat and a 67 degree day.
Berkeley Disch is a senior at Lake Forest High School. Over the summer she works as a lifeguard at the winter club. She runs on the cross country and track team at school, but you will find her writing in the In Style and In Hollywood sections for the Forest Scout. She is a fashion enthusiast and a big fan of Soul Cycle.
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Annie Burdiak is a senior at Lake Forest High School who enjoys playing field hockey and soccer. Outside of sports, she is a member of the LFHS orchestra and choir while also being a science enthusiast. She’s excited about writing in the In LFHS and In the News.
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Susanna Noble is a current junior who enjoys spending her time at Lake Forest High School playing badminton and performing with the school band as a flute and piccolo player. She has been involved with the school’s theater program the last two years and is very excited to now be writing for The Forest Scout’s “In Entertainment” and “In Music” sections.
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Sasha Sklarov is a senior at LFHS. She’s a Starbucks enthusiast, fashionista, and an aspiring entrepreneur. She’s pursued her wanderlust by being all over the world. She spends her freetime hanging with friends, at the beach, babysitting, or driving around with her pup. You can find her articles under the sections; In Style & In Our Opinion.
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Claire Jessen is a senior at LFHS. She plays badminton, is actively involved in CROYA, and loves coffee and spending time with her friends and family. You can find her writings in the In LFHS and In Our Opinion sections.
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LindsayFolker is a senior at Lake Forest High School. She is involved in everything from playing varsity field hockey to participating in the spring musical. She spends her time reading, hanging with her dog Murphy, and attending her church youth group. She is excited to be writing for the Forest Scout and you can find her writing for In Our Opinion, In the News, and In LFHS.
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Cassy King is a senior at Lake Forest High School. She dives and plays badminton for the school in addition to writing for the Forest Scout. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to music, traveling, and spending time in the great outdoors.
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KaleighTazioli is a senior at Lake Forest High School. This is her first year at the high school. She had just moved from San Diego, California and is looking forward to writing for the Forest Scout. You can find Kaleigh's writing in the 'In Our Opinion' section.