2018-2019 Staff

Marquisa Granberry

Head Entertainment Writer

Hi, I'm Marquisa Granberry and I'm a senior at Rich Central High School. I am a head writer and love to write movie reviews and entertainment related articles for the TORCH. I like watching TV, eating candy, and I STAN Ariana...

Kinneri Thomas

Senior Editor

Hey, I’m Kinneri and I’m a senior at Rich Central. I have a passion for creative writing and love expressing it online! I’ve always loved experimenting with my writing skills and plan on developing them further. Out of school...

Autumn Swanson

Senior Staff Writer

As a senior here at RC! I am in full work mode to prepare to for college. Classes I enjoy are College Algebra Trig. Honors and Orientation to Health Careers which has opened my eyes to different careers in the medical field....

Grace Oladapo

Senior Staff Writer

My name is Grace Oladapo and I am currently and a senior at Rich Central High School and take dual credit classes at Prairie State College. At Prairie State, I am currently enrolled Molecular Biology, Statistics, and Communications....

Brianna Johnson

Senior Staff Writer

My name is Briana and I am senior here at Rich Central High School. My favorite subjects at school are math and art. Outside of school I enjoy painting, photography, playing guitar, and coding. On the newspaper I plan to write...

Rhiannon Hartman

Staff Writer

Hello! I’m Rhiannon Hartman, and a current junior here at Rich Central. Coffee is the only reason I’m ever awake at school. I really enjoy reading and writing, so I hope you enjoy reading my writings!

Taylor Tucker

Staff Writer

I'm Taylor Tucker, I'm a junior at RC and I joined newspaper to expand my writing abilities and get practice in my overall writing skills. I love to write and will be writing about a variety of topics!

Sierra Smith

Staff Writer

Heyo! My name is Sierra Smith, and I’m 16 years old. This is my first year as a staff writer for The Torch! My favorite things to do are play piano, draw, and write short stories. I also write poems and personal stories. My...

Kevin West

Senior Staff Artist

My name is Kevin West and I’m a senior. I make comics based upon the situations that many students face while attending our school. The goal of my work is to get my peers to laugh at their problems instead of seeing them in...

Karalyn Smith Ross

Assistant Editor

My name is Karalyn Smith-Ross and I am currently a junior at Rich Central High School. After high school, I plan to go into psychiatry or gynecology as a career because I have a passion for helping others. While in school, I take...