Friday Five

Five more Scouts worth celebrating.
Five more Scouts worth celebrating.
Taylor Ross

Vivi Storino

Jenny’s Dance Centre

Freshman Vivi Storino is an outstanding student, friend, and athlete at LFHS. She has a passion for dance and is on the JV dance team. On top of that, she is a hard-working student who has already made an impact on many people at LFHS as a freshman. 

Storino is an excellent student, her Latin teacher Ariel Landvick had nothing but amazing things to say about Storino. She expressed how Storino is the type of person who “just gets it,” and she has really enjoyed having her in class this year. 

“Vivi is the type of student you can count on to always be ready with homework, an answer, or a smile.  She brings her A game to Latin class every day, and she is one of those students who just “gets it.”  She knows when to have fun, and when to get down to business and work on the task in front of her.  I have thoroughly enjoyed having her in Latin class this year, and I look forward to seeing what she will accomplish next year too,” said Lankvick. 

Storino’s good friend and teammate, freshman Shea Milliman, shines a light on her hard work and dedication. 

“Vivi stands out for so many reasons, but mainly for her dedication. She is one of the most hardworking people I know, whether it comes to school, dance, or even just the small things. Her hard work definitely pays off, and I notice that, as well as all of her peers, teammates, family, and close friends. I feel so lucky to have her as a close friend and a teammate. She looks out for everyone and always puts others before herself,” said Milliman. 

Storino’s dance coach, Kaylee Furlett, praises her for the energy she brings to practice. She mentions that Storino motivation to improve is inspiring to her teammates. 

“Vivi is a hard worker who always comes into practice with lots of energy and motivation to improve and inspire others,” said Furlett. 

Storino always makes time for her friends and family and has an amazing sense of humor that can get anyone laughing. Her close friend, freshman Teagan Hoopis, reveals more about her amazing personality. 

“Vivi is a good friend because she always knows know how to make someone laugh with her funny jokes, and she is very supportive and has really good advice,” said Hoopis. 

Storino’s friends praise her for her dedication and perseverance. Her good friend freshman, Ava Page, expressed how inspiring and admirable her hard work is, along with her wonderful sense of humor. 

“Vivi is truly one of a kind. Her dedication to everything is very inspiring. The way you pour your heart and soul into your work, always aiming to exceed expectations, is something I deeply admire. And yet, you never fail to bring a smile to everyone’s face with your incredible sense of humor,” said Page. 

Kayden Prieto

Declan Boyle

Sophomore Kayden Prieto is a shining example of taking advantage of the ordinary opportunities LFHS has to offer. Her involvement in New Media is a guiding path through high school for her.

One of the recent opportunities was traveling with a group of mostly upperclassmen to compete at the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) in New York City.

The process was to film a short that had been in the works for weeks prior all in 72 hours. Prieto starred in the film, titled: What You Don’t Know About the Bottom of the Bottle.

“Crazy that we’re in this city with juniors and seniors making film, and Kayden really stepped up to take the role of being an actor in the movie as a sophomore,” said senior Ryder Gamrath.

Even through the hiccups in New York, such as a slip in Central Park that landed Prieto in crutches, the team was able to submit the film on time.

In the spring, working around her New Media schedule, Prieto acts in the musical, both last year in Big Fish, as well as this year as Gretchen in Mean Girls.

“Kayden is a very driven, kind person,” said Gamrath. “She has a lot of passion for the things she does.”

Megan Rocklein

Megan Rocklein Instagram

“Anyone who knows Megan Rocklein knows that she is a fierce competitor.  What most people don’t know is that is she is an amazing teammate,” said Head Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach, Cat Catanzaro. “By constantly putting the needs of her team first, she has emerged as one of our teams strongest leaders.” 

As only a sophomore, during the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Super-Sectional Final, at half-time, tied score, Rocklein earned the right to wear a captain’s armband. 

They named her captain not only because of how incredible of a player she is, but because they looked up to her and saw her as capable leader. 

She is truly able to command the field and she is such a selfless player.

“Megan does a really good job of directing the offense and making things happen,” said teammate and captain of the Varsity Lacrosse Team, senior Lissy Blume. “She is very vocal on the field and thinks of other players before herself.”

Rockleins’s drive, work ethic, and commitment and truly unmatched. During her last two years playing for the Scouts, she had racked up 147 goals and 100 assists. 

Back in September, Rocklien committed to play her sport at the highest level. She will be attending the University of Virginia in the fall of 2025 as a member of their highly-ranked lacrosse team. 

“She is one of the best lacrosse players I have ever seen and she makes it look so effortless,” said teammate Junior Maeve Farrell. “She leads on the field by giving suggestions and never gets upset with any outcome, but she always gives her all.” 

Melissa Doucette

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Mrs. Melissa Doucette is a favorite among LFHS students and staff. Charismatic and patient, she never hesitates to lend a hand to anyone in need. 

“She genuinely cares about how you’re doing. The empathy she has for everyone is so inspiring, and it’s nice to see such a happy presence in a school environment,” says senior Courtney Fitzgerald.

Deeply involved in the Art Department as a talented ceramics teacher, she inspires students daily to produce the best work possible. Doucette is also a sponsor of several clubs, including Young Idea and Yearbook. 

“Mrs. Doucette is a really nice and helpful yearbook advisor. She knows the answer to any question, and is always there right away to help out,” says sophomore Sarah Halperin.

An incredibly compassionate figure, she allows every member to be heard, and her welcoming behavior makes people excited for each meeting. She is incredibly generous and even brings pizza to each and every meeting.

“She’s a very positive light for all of us, and she’s always very helpful during Young Idea since she knows a lot about judging art,” says junior Victoria Garcia de Leaniz Hernandez.

Outside of school, Doucette has two daughters, Nicole and Sophie, who describe her as “the most loving person.” Spreading her passion and kindness, her positive attitude diffuses throughout both the school and the community.

“Mrs. Doucette is dedicated to completing tasks, giving students room for leadership and exploring their interests, and making sure everything is a ton of fun. Her creative mind and collaborative spirit makes her invaluable to the high school,” says senior Sydney Kirages. With teachers like Doucette, our school is all the better.

Sarah Constantine


Andrea Constantine

Senior Sarah Constantine has been a vital part of the Varsity Girls Basketball and Soccer teams at LFHS since her freshman year and is known for her great talent. Classmates and friends always notice her positive and loving personality. 

Fellow captain of the basketball team, Maddie Williams says,  “Sarah is so positive during all the ups and downs of a sports season.”

This is Sarah’s first year as a captain of the Varsity Basketball team.

“As a captain, Sarah always ensures that everyone feels valued and heard which is important on and off the court,” said close friend and teammate Lizzie Legrand, “She pushes us to get better and provides a positive team culture.”

Sarah’s positivity helps the team strive and improve each practice. Reanna Lindsey-Perara, her former coach, also comments on Sarah’s presence on the basketball and soccer team, “Sarah is one of the driving forces of the team. She is a great teammate with a strong work ethic both on and off the pitch, and she is always putting the team first.” 

Sarah is not only an amazing player, and teammate, she is also a great friend.

Legrand says,  “Sarah is a reliable and supportive friend.”

Sarah supports and cares for all her friends.

Williams says, “Sarah is my best friend, and we have been through middle school and high school together. She is the main person I go to for anything, and she is like family to me. She is easy to talk to and we have very similar minds, so we always know what one another is thinking.”

Sarah is such a beautiful human being. She is always working hard to improve and get better at her two favorite sports. Basketball season is coming to an end, and she is about to jump into the soccer season as an amazing goalie.



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