Q&A With Lauren Howell


Mary Ferrito, Staff Writer

Lauren Howell is a junior at JAHS and a member of the yearbook committee, and the Alder Girl’s Volleyball team. Lauren shares some exciting insights into her life, and her experience on yearbook. 


Q: How’s your day going?

A: Good! I’m definitely looking forward to being home for the rest of the week.


Q: What is your favorite place that you’ve ever traveled?     

A: My favorite place that I have ever traveled is New York. I got to see the broadway show “The Phantom of the Opera,” which was amazing. I really want to go again around Christmas time because I’d love to watch the Rockettes perform and see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.


Q: What’s the last song you listened to or movie you watched? 

A: The last movie I watched was Enola Holmes on Netflix. 


Q:If money wasn’t an issue, what would you want to do professionally?

A: I would probably want to run my own small business. 


Q: What are you passionate about?

A: I am really passionate about doing well in school and setting myself up for success in college. I’m also super passionate about volleyball and work really hard to be the best player I can be. I’m ready to get back on the court!


Q:How many years have you done yearbook? What is your position?                

A: I’ve been a part of yearbook for two years and I’m an assistant editor. 


Q: How has the yearbook production/coverage changed this year because of covid?    

A: Yearbook production has changed a lot this year because of covid. In past years we’ve pre-planned what we were going to cover and divided the yearbook into different sections for fall, winter and spring, but because of covid, we’re going to do this year’s yearbook in order instead. We’ll basically just cover this year’s events as they happen. 


Q: How has being a leader on yearbook been challenging?  

A: Being a leader in yearbook is challenging because I have to help make decisions about what we want the yearbook to look like and what we want to cover in our spreads. I also have to make sure everyone is meeting deadlines and staying on track to finish the yearbook on time. 


Q: Why did you join yearbook? What has been your favorite part about being a part of the yearbook team?  

A: I joined yearbook because my freshman English teacher told me about it and thought I would really like it. My favorite part about being a part of the yearbook team is getting to have fun with everyone on the staff, but also getting to write and create spreads that I love. 


Q: What piece(s) of advice would you give new students joining the yearbook team?

A: I’d tell them to not be afraid to speak up and share their own ideas about what we should cover or who we should interview. I would probably encourage them to not procrastinate making their spreads and make sure they are always setting themselves up to finish by the deadlines.