The Talon

2018-2019 Staff

Grace Hager

Staff Writer

Grace is a junior and in her 11th year at LCA.  She participates in many extra curricular activities, including tennis.  She has played on the varsity team since the eighth grade.  Also, for the past five years, she has been...

Meela Mingua

Staff Writer

Meela Mingua is a senior. Along with writing for the newspaper staff, she participates in tennis, track and field, book club, poetry club, and theatre club. She is looking to attend Transylvania University and major in Creative Writin...

Erin Oliver


Erin is senior who has attended LCA for 5 years.  She played varsity volleyball for one year, but now enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, as well as going to the gym. Since childhood, Erin has been interested...

Ben Philpot

Staff Writer

Ben Philpot is a junior who has attended LCA for three years after moving to Lexington from London, Kentucky, where he attended North Laurel Middle School. Ben enjoys hiking, running, and mountain biking. Ben plays on the golf...

Gabe Smith

Staff Writer

Weighing at 5'8, 165 pounds Senior Gabe Smith is the man for all things movie and sports related. With a passion for laughter and speaking the truth Gabe Smith is one of the most interesting authors for the LCA paper.

Dustin Wheatley

Staff Writer

Dustin is a junior who describes himself as a “slightly above average football player with the IQ of one." He adds that he often says he lives in his brother's “shadow.” Dustin has attended LCA since the start of his freshman year...

Riley Fairchild

Contributing Writer

Reagan Newman

Contributing Writer

Reagan Newman is a young senior who has attended LCA for the past four years.  In school, she participates in Beta Club, Y-Club, and the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy.  She plays soccer for the Georgetown Football Club.  She hopes...

Alec Amburgey

Staff Writer

Alec Amburgey is junior and this is his first year as a part of the Journalism class. He is excited to write about school events, breaking news, and sports. He plays the wing on the varsity Eagles soccer team. When he's not co...

Julia Lawson

Staff Writer

Julia Lawson is a senior and loves Southland. Julia serves as a greeter for Southland Christian. She also is a soprano in Chamber Choir. She works at the Lexington Athletic Club as a greeter at the front desk, and a playroom assistant....

Jacob Goins

Staff Writer

Jacob Goins, more commonly known as Jerry or Jare-Bear, is a junior. He plays basketball, corn hole, and competitive rock-paper-scissors. He is a whopping 5’12” and weighs in at 125 lbs. His voice hasn’t dropped yet, an...

Conor Harrison

Staff Writer

Conor Harrison is a 4’15" red shirt senior who has many scholarships to join teams for Division I hot dog eating contests. He plays basketball and is good at it, but his best attribute is driving through the grass. He is the l...

Maggie Epling

Contributing Photographer

Maggie is a junior and has attended LCA since kindergarten. She is a member of several honor and service honor societies, but spends her free time pursuing her artistic interests.  In addition to taking pictures, she also enjoys...

Josie Psimer

Contributing Cartoonist

Josie is a senior with a passion for art, theatre and the French language.  While her artistic talents are many and varied, she has a special interest in sequential art, which include storyboards, comics, and graphic novels.

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