Archived Stories is the alumni archive of The Forest Scout.This article was written in a previous year and the student has since graduated from Lake Forest Community High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.