The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

The online student news source of Lovejoy High School

The Red Ledger

Calla Patino

Calla Patino, Editor-In-Chief

Strolling into her third year on staff, senior Calla Patino is ecstatic to be back in the newsroom as an Editor-In-Chief, leaving her summer days of folding clothes behind. If she’s not in the newsroom, she can almost always be found at Celebration Park running her miles with her teammates, trying to breathe. Towards the end of the day, Patino enjoys baking her “famous” snickerdoodles, as it’s the only recipe she has perfected in the kitchen, and flip-flopping between Netflix and Hulu. Patino loves her family’s weekly BBQs and making time to hang out with friends. Patino is obsessed with cinnamon-flavored anything, relaxing in the movie club with a bag of popcorn in her hand and traveling to South Africa. Patino hopes to go into journalism after she graduates, but as for now, she can’t wait for this school year to begin. 

All content by Calla Patino
For some, high school may not be all it’s chalked up to be and that’s okay. It’s a time to try new things, learn who you are and enjoy the simplistic freedom.

Senior Goodbye: A final toast

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
May 18, 2023
Senior Trista Tippin gets together with the boys from Noahs Ark Childrens Home. Tippin donated goods to the orphanage as her senior project.

Jamaican a donation

Calla Patino, Editor-In-Chief
April 5, 2023
Junior Grant Hu prepares for the race to begin. Along with swim, Hu takes six AP classes.

Swimming for his future

Calla Patino, Editor-in-chief
February 8, 2023
Officer Chris Smith is a school marshal and powerlifting coach. TRLs Calla Patino tells us about a day in his life.

Uplifting the community

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
November 9, 2022
English teacher, Regina Tomlinson, and her husband used to live in a morgue. Listen in to hear some of their ghost stories.

Spooky encounters

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2022

Pumpkin spice, everything nice

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
October 17, 2022
Four years goes by fast, and one day you’ll wake up and be a senior. Don’t take the time you have in high school for granted.

Dear freshman

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
August 31, 2022
New College, Career and Millitary Readiness Counselor, Sarah Thrash, poses for a picture. Lovejoy hasnt had a CCMR counselor for three years.

Open doors

Calla Patino, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2022
Tim and Annastacia Daugherty are leaving the district after 5 years. The Daughertys plan to move and resume teaching in Thailand.

On a bumper sticker

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 24, 2022
Isaac Vinson is learning to become a pilot at Monarch Air. Vinson flies a Cessna 172 over Mckinney, Lake Lavon, The Star and Mesquite.

Leopard Look: Isaac Vinson

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 2, 2022
Teacher Jared Glaze had his cheek swabbed for the Be the Match organization 10 years ago. He left on Feb. 27 to donate his stem cells after receiving a call that the organization found a match.

The Incredible Glaze

Calla Patino, Section Editor
March 24, 2022
The Oscars is the entertainment award show usually held six weeks after the nominations which were announced Feb. 8. TRL asked four teachers for their predictions of the 94th annual Oscars.

Oscars Predictions

Calla Patino, Section Editor
March 23, 2022
Sophomore Cambry Patrick got into the U17 national team, tore her ACL shortly after. Patrick is working hard to heal as fast as possible to get back to what she loves.

Bump in the road

Calla Patino, Section Editor
March 1, 2022
Senior Abby Carraway lifts in the weight room to prepare for the track season. Carraway has recently returned from an injury that started her freshman year.

Tough as nails

Calla Patino, Section Editor
February 22, 2022
TRLs Calla Patino tried cake batter and chocolate frozen yogurt from three shops. See her opinions about these flavors for which one is Best in Texas.

Best in Texas: Frozen yogurt

Calla Patino, Section Editor
February 9, 2022
Senior Ella Reaugh was one of three individual artists selected from the group as a nominee for an award as a U.S. Presidential Scholar. Reaughs application will be reviewed by the White House Commision on Presidential Scholars.

Natural connection

Calla Patino, Section Editor
February 7, 2022
Senior Aidan Abramson was recognized for being a part of the top 1% of choir students in the state. Abramson will perform with the Large School Mixed Choir in San Antonio on Saturday, February 12.

Ain’t no choir big enough

Calla Patino, Section Editor
January 21, 2022
After Jason Hertweck lost his job, Hertweck decided to build a business named Anodyne. Anodyne is a wellness center to relieve pain.

Friendly neighborhood clinic

Calla Patino, Section Editor
January 13, 2022
Coach Ledford and Coach Cannon coach the high school football team together. They went to the same high school and were good friends.


Calla Patino, Section Editor
December 10, 2021
Community member Noah Wallaert is participating in the kicken for chicken challenge next week during halftime at the Oklahoma game. Calla Patino details his journey donating bone marrow and how he got nominated.

One in five million

Calla Patino, Section Editor
November 29, 2021
Sandi Caston sands with her gems and rocks while holding up a skull. Caston and her husband travel and live in a motor home while selling their jewelry and other items.

Creative outlet

Calla Patino, Section Editor
November 19, 2021
TRLs Calla Patino and Sarah Hibberd interview Alexander Ingram and Johnny Cana about their experiences in the army at the Veterans Day Dinner. Ingram and Cana met each other from their work as bus drivers for the district.

Connected through service

Calla Patino, Section Editor
November 15, 2021
Sloan Creek Intermediate School principal Ray Winkler is leaving the school district. Winkler has been a part of the district for 11 years.


Calla Patino, Section Editor
October 28, 2021
Troy Adams has been working as a seller of treats at the fair this year. Adams used to have his own door business called Craft Doors USA.

Faces of the Fair: Troy Adams

Calla Patino, Section Editor
October 22, 2021
Yearbook teacher Aaron Cappotelli went back to school to get his masters degree when he was working in radio. Cappotelli left radio after working in Los Angeles with Ryan Seacrest.

Off air

Calla Patino, Section Editor
October 21, 2021
Athletic director, head boys basketball coach, and PALS adviser Kyle Herrema has been in the district for 15 years. Herrema has taught nine different subjects over his time at the high school.

Organized chaos

Calla Patino, Section Editor
October 15, 2021
Freshman Emersyn Runions will be competing in the fencing Junior World Cup. The competition will take place in Grenoble, France.

Parry in France

Calla Patino, Section Editor
October 14, 2021
English teacher Suzanne Reiners teaches an SEL lesson to her class. Reiners has also previously taught third and eigth grade.

Full circle

Calla Patino, Section Editor
September 17, 2021
Math teacher Caleb Goff teaches limits to a calculus student. Goff took over the position of an AP Calculus teacher for his uncle, Keith Christian.

Hidden talents

Calla Patino, Section Editor
September 14, 2021
Assistant Principal Austin Coachman and his dad and previous assistant principal Bruce Coachman stand in front of their family photos. Bruces position was rehired to be his son taking over as assistant principal.

Like father like son

Calla Patino, Section Editor
August 20, 2021
Senior Sam Lamping played the tuba in the band. Lamping will be attending the University of Chicago.

Leopard Look: Sam Lamping

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 25, 2021
Oldest daughter Alexis Vera, son Noah Vera, and Spanish teacher Amanda Vera all welcome newborn twins Alyssandra and Victoria Vera to the family. During maternity leave Vera had shared everything the class would need on Google Classroom, she also shared the Zoom links for class and tutorials for Spanish teacher Jose Madrids class.

Double trouble

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 20, 2021
Junior Dinah Thadikonda and her mother Suma Joseph stands wearing a saree with her daughter Dina, who is wearing her kuchipidi dance costume. Joseph served in the Indian Navy and shared with Thadikonda lessons of trials she faced.

Words of wisdom

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 13, 2021
Senior Kristina Marshall will be attending the University of South Wales. Marshall plans to major in forensic science.

Overseas, over-enthusiastic

Calla Patino, Section Editor
May 7, 2021
Sophomore Mitchell Bradshaw competes at the Sheriffs Posse Franklin County Youth Rodeo. Bradshaw has been horseback riding for 14 years since he was three.

Settled state of mind

Calla Patino, Section Editor
April 29, 2021
Girls track coach Carly Littlefield ran track in high school and college. Carlys daughter Kailey shares her same passion for running.

Little things

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
April 23, 2021
Freshman Hannah Mao and senior Andrew Mao competed in UIL together, facing off in friendly competition. Andrew and Hannah will compete at UIL Regionals on April 16 and 17.

Only time will tell

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
April 15, 2021
Sophmore Gracelyn Maxfield loves riding and taking care of horses. Maxfield is currently working towards the purchase of her own horse.

Connection with turns

Calla Patino, Section Editor
April 8, 2021
Ashley Bonilla takes a selfie with her sister-in-law Ginna Bonilla. The sisters became best friends when working at Brookhaven Country Club.


Calla Patino, Staff Writer
March 30, 2021
Junior Sydnee Taylor stands with her mother, Uyen, who is wearing traditional Vietnamese clothing. Uyen moved from Vietnam to the United States when she was 8 years old.

Working toward tomorrow

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
March 18, 2021
Junior Claire Traylor cheers on Swooshcats at Cheer Athletics. She has been on her current team for three years.

Cheer on

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
February 22, 2021
Michael Martin, first from the left, poses for a photo in a Nationals race in Indianapolis. Martin scored second place in this race.

Speedy Martin

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
February 9, 2021
Senior Annie Laos wears her Baylor Scott and White uniform. Volunteering for her third year at Baylor Scott and White, she is eligible for the green cord of community service for doing more than 400 hours of community service.

Medical journey

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
February 1, 2021
Benjamin Nopper and Collin Bass pose for their Freshman Fifteens logo found on Spotify. Nopper and Bass uploaded their first episode on Jan. 11.

Two bros chillin’, chattin’

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
January 26, 2021
Sophomore Dawton Bruner stands next to the table he built and donated to the Lucas Fire Department. Bruner received his Eagle Scout for the project.

Firemen, forest tables

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
January 19, 2021
Elvie Trevino sits in one of her substitute classes. She has been a substitute teacher for five years and has won two awards.

Perfect match

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
December 7, 2020
Senior Anna Iovinelli rides in on her horse after an eight mile ride. Iovinelli rode in the Trace the Trail competition.

Equine beastice

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
November 20, 2020
Freshmen Julie Snow dances for the Academy of Dance Arts. Snow will perform in the studios production of the Nutcracker.

Dancing with love

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
November 17, 2020
Larry Little stands behind his campaign sign for the Fairview Town Council election. His wife, Pam Little, was a previous town council member.

Giving back to Fairview

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
October 26, 2020
Fairview Town Council member Cynthia Brugge holds up her re-election sign during a campaign event. Brugge along with Roland Feldman are running for re-election.

Honor to serve

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
October 21, 2020
Roland Feldman stands with his daughter, senior Ariel Feldman, and wife Fiana Feldman. Feldman is running to be re-elected for Fairview Town Council.

Spending wisely

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
October 13, 2020
Jeanette Grazioli stands with her campaign sign along with the signs of incumbents Roland Feldman and Cynthia Brugge. Grazioli is a Lovejoy mom of junior, Gabby Grazioli, and eighth-grader, Will Grazioli.

Passion for politics

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
September 25, 2020
Junior Rosemary Archer recently committed to Pepperdine University to play volleyball.

Leopard Look: Rosemary Archer

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
September 16, 2020
Fifth-grader, Venya Raju, is a published author of Just Try: Youll be surprised. Venya has the draft copy of her book, and is excited for the upcoming public release.

Passion has no age requirement

Calla Patino, Staff Writer
September 2, 2020
Although I will admit my time in front of the TV has gone up an iota, I don’t always have a choice to not be on some type of technology.

Column: Technology’s irony

Calla Patino, Guest Columnist
April 27, 2020
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