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, Staff Writer

Entering her first year on staff, sophomore Calla Patino looks forward to contributing to the success of The Red Ledger as a staff writer. Besides TRL, Calla is also a member of the cross country team and ready writing UIL. She enjoys going to her youth group at Resonate Life Church, as well as helping in their media group by taking photos and helping with their videography. In her free time, Calla likes to bake cookies (snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, sugar and oatmeal) and flip-flop between watching “One Tree Hill,” “Teen Wolf,” “The Twilight Zone,” “Criminal Minds” and “Gilmore Girls.” She also loves spending time with her family and friends (especially at BBQs), eating almost anything with cinnamon and traveling to new places. She wants to visit Paris, France and see the Eiffel Tower. Calla aspires to go into journalism after she graduates. She can’t wait to experience being in the newsroom, build friendships with the other staffers and have fun. 

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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 Madrid's class.

Double trouble

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

May 13, 2021
Girls track coach Carly Littlefield ran track in high school and college. Carly's daughter Kailey shares her same passion for running.

Little things

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

April 15, 2021
Ashley Bonilla takes a selfie with her sister-in-law Ginna Bonilla. The sisters became best friends when working at Brookhaven Country Club.


March 30, 2021
Junior Claire Traylor cheers on Swooshcats at Cheer Athletics. She has been on her current team for three years.

Cheer on

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

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

February 1, 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

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

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

November 20, 2020
Freshmen Julie Snow dances for the Academy of Dance Arts. Snow will perform in the studio's production of the Nutcracker.

Dancing with love

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

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

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

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

September 25, 2020
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