The Southfield Jay

2012-2013 Staff

Blake Benford

Blake Benford

Blake Benford is a 17-year-old energetic senior. His nickname is "Bounce" because he tends to bounce out of the news room for story interviews and score reports. Outside of school, he's involved in the Midnight Golf Program, Sboy...

Ashley Guinn

Ashley Guinn

Ashley Guinn is co-editor-in-chief of The Southfield Jay. Last year she served as features editor for the news team. She is a former cheerleader and a current member of the Principal's Council.

Senior Ariel Walker is a columnist for The Southfield Jay.

Ariel Walker

In addition to being the news editor for The Southfield Jay, Ariel Walker is the secretary for National Honor Society, captain of the Majorettes in the marching band, a member of the Southfield Student Council and a member of the P...

Turquoise Clark

Turquoise Clark

Turquoise has a favorite color. Can you guess it? One of her other favorite things is wrestling. She manages the Boys Varsity Wrestling team.

Ariel Walker

Ariel Walker

Ariel Walker joined The Southfield Jay  in January of 2013 as a staff writer. Besides journalism, she is a majorette in the marching band and is a member of the National Honor Society, Scholars Plus, and Class Board for the Class...

Madison Jones

Madison Jones

Jones was recently promoted from staff writer to features editor of The Southfield Jay.

Shannon Stoudemire

Shannon Stoudemire

Shannon Stoudemire is an award-winning video producer who is also the historian for the Class of 2014.  

Aariston Dawson

Aariston Dawson

Prior to becoming the editor-in-chief, Dawson served as the sports editor of The Southfield Jay for two years. She also tweets on behalf of the news staff and manages the Southfield Jay Facebook page. Outside of her news responsibilities,...

Samuel Moore

Samuel Moore

Scholar-Athlete Samuel Moore uploads most of the content to this website. He is also a member of the Varsity Boys Basketball team and the Scholars Plus program.  

Morgan Barbour

Morgan Barbour

Morgan Barbour joined the staff of The Southfield Jay to be a photographer and discovered she's rather write.  

Shyeita Owens

Shyeita Owens

Shyeita Owens is a staff writer for The Southfield Jay.  

Eric Scott

Eric Scott

Eric Scott has been a staff writer for The Southfield Jay for two years.  He has a special interest in shoe collecting.  

Fleetwood Harris

Fleetwood Harris

Fleetwood Harris is the business manager for The Southfield Jay. He sells the ads and bills the advertisers.  

Elijah Baker -

Elijah Baker

Elijah Baker won a national award from Quill and Scroll for his in-depth reporting on the story called "Fifty shades of black." It took a serious look at black-on-black prejudice. He co-wrote the story with Jonathan Moore.  

Briana Sparks

Briana Sparks

Also known as "Sparky," Briana Sparks is a video reporter and editorial editor for The Southfield Jay.

Ashley Guinn

Ashley Guinn

Ashley Guinn is a staff writer for The Southfield Jay.  

Rose Danthon

Rose Danthon is a two-year staff writer for The Southfield Jay.  

LaChattie Smith

La’Chattie Smith

La'Chattie Smith aspires to be a professional journalist. She writes and takes photos for The Southfield Jay.  

Tiffany Harris

Tiffany Harris

Tiffany Harris is a two-year member of The Southfield Jay news staff.  

Carl Jones

Carl Jones

As web editor for The Southfield Jay, Carl Jones maintains this website. He is also a member of the school's robotics team.  

Krista Wilson

Krista Wilson

Krista Wilson won second place in the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association in 2013 for sports news writing. She also writes profiles, reviews and feature stories.  

Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore wears many hats for The Southfield Jay. He is managing editor and writes the "Rants and Revelations" column. He also writes editorials and takes photos. He is a recipient of the coveted Gates Millenium Scholars...

Emanne Johnson

Emanne Johnson

Emanne Johnson is the editor-in-chief of The Southfield Jay and a member of the Principal's Council. She is the second member of her family to serve as an editor of The Southfield Jay, following in the footsteps of her older brother,...

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