The Lion's Roar

2015-2016 Staff

Greg Scharen

Greg Scharen is a senior at Middletown High School North. Greg has written for the paper since freshman year and is the Co-Editor-in-Chief this year. Greg is looking to continue studying journalism in college and eventually be...

Orion Castaner

Orion Castaner is a senior at Middletown North. Orion is a staff reporter for The Lion's Roar. Outside of the newspaper, Orion is involved with the Middletown North TV production club, and a frequent reporter on North News. Orion p...

Matt Dender

Matt Dender is a senior at Middletown North. He enjoys watching and playing sports. He also enjoys watching movies and listening to music. His favorite food is pizza. He plans to attend college after graduation....

Jared Ferris

 Jared Ferris is a new writer for the newspaper this year. Jared covers the technology beat. He runs for North's Boys Cross Country and Track teams. Jared has no pets but someday hopes to own a dog. His family consists of ...

Joseph Cioffi

Joseph Cioffi is an editor for the school newspaper. Along with newspaper, he runs cross country and track for the school.  In his free time, Joseph plays video games, hangs with friends and family and listens to music.  He also...

James Grosso

James Grosso is a Junior at Middletown High School North. He is a staff writer for The Lions Roar. He enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and video games. His favorite movie is "Back to the Future III." He spends most of ...

Richard Dewitt

Richard Dewitt is a junior at Middletown High School North and a writer for their school newspaper. He is an avid supporter of the press and its role in society. Richard plans on going to college and pursuing a career in crimin...

Melody Chibnik

Melody Chibnik is a Senior at Middletown North, this is her first year as a staff writer for the Lions Roar, but she was a contributing writer during her sophomore year. In addition to writing she also is a member of All-State a...

Gabby Loeser

Gabby Loeser is a Senior at Middletown High School North. She enjoys reading, some of her favorite books are The Mortal Instruments, the Divergent series, and The Old Man and The Sea. She also enjoys dancing at Kathryn Barnett S...

Griffin Gallagher

Griffin Gallagher is the editor of the sports section on The Lion’s Roar. He is a 12th grader who enjoys working for the school’s drama club, playing fantasy football, and enjoying time with friends and family. After schoo...

Grace Hill

Grace Hill is the proud editor of the Opinion section. She is a Co-President of Key Club, President of Gender Equality club, Vice President of the French and National Honor Societies and the "Voice of North," delivering the morning...

Haley Goodell

Haley Goodell is a senior this year, and has written for the newspaper for the past two years, becoming the Co-Editor-in-Chief this past year. She loves literature and is very involved in her community happenings. She is committed...

Frankie Wilton

Frankie Wilton is a junior at Middletown High School North and staff writer for The Lion’s Roar. Frankie enjoys English, history, and economics and takes all of these classes at an AP level. He is a passionate school communit...

Amber Bayham

Amber Bayham is a senior in Middletown High School North, geek, and aspiring freelance writer. She is a movie buff and enjoys writing reviews for sci-fi/fantasy films. She enjoys writing and costume-making in her free time. She has a col...

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