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

Hannah Ortega

Hannah Ortega, TRL Editor-in-Chief

Senior Hannah Ortega’s love for journalism has blossomed from a curious seed, which was planted when she joined the class in the seventh grade, into a fiery passion. She loves to share untold stories of extraordinary people with the community, and she is so excited and honored to serve as editor-in-chief this year. Hannah enjoys writing not only journalistically, but creatively, and it is her dream to become a published author. When Hannah is not writing, she is running cross country or horseback riding. Hannah is also a nerd who is always more than happy to discuss all things Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney. In fact, she’s such a huge nerd that she writes for, an animation news website. Hannah’s favorite place is Disney World, and she wishes to travel the beautiful planet created by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She strives to share Christ’s love and hope with everyone she meets. Hannah plans to double major in English and journalism, and she can’t wait to make her senior year the best it can be.

All content by Hannah Ortega

Tanning troubles

June 1, 2018
Senior Raime Jones, a future Yale student and swim team member, poses with her medal for winning the 500 meter freestyle at the 5A state meet.

Pool of prestige

March 6, 2018
Former senior Lindsey Farrell chose online schooling to allow more time to practice her riding and shooting skills.


January 22, 2018
Junior Evie McGowan and her father, Barry McGowan, pose for a picture with their medals from the BMW Dallas Half Marathon.

Drawn closer by distance

December 18, 2017
Fifth grader Solum Sukhatankar won the Golden Chick Regional Spelling Bee with the word “decamerous.

All the right words

April 12, 2017
Sloan Creek fifth grader Mallory Cass is now in remission from leukemia after being diagnosed in June of 2014. Her parents credit the familys faith as well as community support in helping them get through what her mother described as their worst nightmare.

‘Jumping for Joy’

December 2, 2016
Art teachers Jeff Seidel and Amanda Beller have undergone a war of sorts, with Seidel replacing Bellers nameplate on multiple occasions with different puns.

War of words

September 30, 2016
A freak accident on a golf course this summer led to emergency eye surgery for 2016 graduate Jacob Parrott, who hopes to recover in time to play baseball for Oregon this spring.

Unforeseeable future

September 21, 2016

Teaching tunes

April 13, 2016
Since the districts opening 10 years ago, The Red Ledger got a chance to chat with members of the first graduating class.

Where are they now?

February 24, 2016
Jocelyn Haas

Jocelyn Haas

February 24, 2016
Brad Berrett

Brad Berrett

February 24, 2016
Linsey Haas

Linsey Haas

February 24, 2016
Andrew MacQuilkan

Andrew MacQuilkan

February 24, 2016
Body image has become the worst enemy, constant companion, and obsession to many students. Many people believe that social media is the catalyst for creating the issue of negative body image.

The girl in the mirror

December 10, 2015
The Schubert family, like many other families in the district, share their home with beloved pets. However, the Schuberts have a pet pig, as opposed to the usual dog or cat, going by the name of Bella.

Potbelly pet

December 8, 2015
Dating is a normal part of life for many high schoolers, but for some younger students, the options are limited. Students without a license must be driven to dates and/or their dates house by a parent of friend.

Me, my date, and my mom

November 18, 2015

Animating for change

October 13, 2015
Sophomore Sophie Whitehead [left] came to the rescue of the varsity cheer squad last Friday during the homecoming pep rally junior Christine Schmidt injured her foot before the squads performance.

Rally rescue

October 2, 2015
Sophomore Jacqueline Genoveses fathers name is etched into the North Pool at the 9/11 memorial in New York City, the former site of the World Trade Center.

Moving on in loving memory

September 11, 2015
The Sanders dog, Levi, is an example of the results of many aggressive coyotes in the rural areas.

Coyotes prey on pets

March 10, 2015

A return from the brink

December 15, 2014
In the effort to raise funds for its spring trip, the high schools orchestra will be holding a Play-A-Thon as it rehearses for 6 hours starting at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Fine Arts Festival.

Orchestra Play-A-Thon

December 5, 2014

Big Hero is 6 out of 6

November 13, 2014
Stop whining

Stop whining

October 9, 2014
Load More Stories