The Westwind

2020-2021 The Westwind Staff

Alex Larson

Alex Larson

Alex is a junior at A-West and enjoys running, writing, performing and spending time with friends. Her favorite quarantine hobby was painting to Bob Ross videos and going on daily walks. She is excited for what the future of journalism...

Derek Lambert

Derek Lambert is a sophomore at A-West. This is his second year in journalism. He is very passionate about sports. He plays baseball for Rough Riders and A-West. He loves writing about sports. One day he hopes to play in the MLB...

Taylon Walden

Taylon Walden is a junior at A-West. This is her first year taking journalism. In her free time she enjoys reading outside as well as going on daily runs.

Nate Pavounko

Nate Pavounko

Nate Pavounko is a sophomore at A-West. He loves to take hikes, fish and hunt. He also has an interest in cars and working on engines. He loves restoring and fixing up mini bikes and dirt bikes for a hobby....

Larissa Bradford

Larissa Bradford

Larissa Bradford is a freshman at Arvada West HS. This is her first year taking journalism. She is very passionate about writing and reading, but mainly the genre(s), Fantasy, fiction and realistic fiction. In her free time, she ...

Brady Witherspoon

Brady Witherspoon

Brady Witherspoon is a sophomore at A-West. This year is his first year on staff. Brady plays football for the school and is very passionate about writing. He enjoys the outdoors and likes to fish.

Jaylah Romero

Jaylah Romero

Jaylah Romero is a sophomore at A-West. Her favorite subject is art and she likes drawing.  She likes to hike. She wants to go to college and be a doctor.

Jacob Younkerman

Jacob Younkerman

Jacob Younkerman is a sophomore at A-West. This is his second year taking journalism. He plays tennis for the school and loves playing basketball and video games in his free time.

Riley Swanson

Riley Swanson

Riley Swanson is a sophomore this year at A-West. This is his second year participating in journalism. His favorite type of journalism is sports journalism, specifically ESPN. When he is  not at school he spends time with frie...

Zo Lomo

Zo Lomo

Zo Lomo is a sophomore at A-West. This is their first year being a part of the Westwind team. They love to draw, write and bake. They have an interest in coding and working with computers in their free time as well. They want to ...

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith

Kylie Smith is a freshman at A-West high school. She is a part of the A-West marching band and enjoys biking with friends and writing in her free time.

Don Middleton

Don Middleton

Don Middleton is a senior at A-West and is taking his third year of Journalism. He is passionate about writing and all things language. As Copy Editor this year he hopes to make the newspaper more uniform while maintaining enter...

Maddie Adams

Maddie Adams

Maddie Adams is a senior at Arvada West. Although this is her first year in journalism, she has previously worked on other publications in yearbook. She is passionate about the things going on not only in her own community, but ...

Lorielle Danley

Lorielle Danley

Lorielle Danley is a freshman at A-West. This is her first year on the Westwind staff. She is on the editorial board as Photo Editor. In her free time she likes to be outside and writing is her passion....

Haylee Griffith

Haylee Griffith

Haylee Griffith is currently a sophomore at A-West. This is her second year on staff and is happy to be a part of the Westwind team. She enjoys painting and spending time with her family and pets. ...

Amelie Bauer

Amelie Bauer

Amelie Bauer is a senior at A-West who enjoys running, mountain biking, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.