The Ridge

2019-2020 Staff

Julie Beniash


Junior, Julie Beniash. This is her second year of journalism and writing for our school newspaper. She plays soccer and draws in her free time. She is also a team member for Chick-Fil-A on Dorchester Rd. "The future belongs to those who believe in the...

Zoe Orechwa


Sophomore, Zoe Orechwa. This is her second year of journalism. She has run Track and Cross Country for two years for Ashley Ridge. She grew up in Atlanta and Hawaii then moved to South Carolina 2 years ago. Traveling is what she loves to do, including...

Sierra Wilson


Sierra Wilson is a junior at Ashley Ridge and edits for The Ridge. She has been writing her whole life, but started writing as a journalist three years ago. In her free time, she volunteers at Fair Spring Stables. In the future, she wants to be an ed...

Kenzie Moten


Freshman, Kenzie Moten. This is her first year of journalism. She plays on the ARHS girl’s varsity tennis team. Kenzie has been raised in Summerville, S.C., and enjoys traveling up North to Washington, D.C., where family stays. She has always loved...

Amaya Mansman


Sophomore, Amaya Mansman. This is her first year of journalism. Her favorite activities outside of school are writing and softball. She grew up in New York, and is going on year six of living in South Carolina. Amaya is hoping to move to California after...

Christina DiFabio


Freshman, Christina DiFabio. This is her first year of journalism. She is a varsity cheerleader at Ashley Ridge. She grew up in Ohio then moved to South Carolina in early 2018. She enjoys writing, art, and spending time with loved ones. She has a puggle...

Riley Minor


Freshman, Riley Minor. She moved from Kodiak, Alaska, to South Carolina, and has lived in a few other places. This is her first year in journalism, and she enjoys writing. She also has three dogs, two cats, three snakes, and three turtles. In her free...

Xavier Proctor-Floyd


Freshman, Xavier, is in his first year of journalism. He moved from Connecticut to South Carolina in 2014, and he hopes to work for a major newspaper outlet when he is older. He is excited, and looks forward to writing for The Ridge.

Hailey Brinson


Sophomore, Hailey Brinson. This is her first year of journalism. She has run cross country and track at Ashley Ridge for four years. She enjoys going to USC football games on the Saturdays when she doesn’t have a meet and traveling with her family to Wa...



Sophomore, Claudia Holl. She is in her first year of Journalism. She plays Powder Puff and throws for Track and Field. She has lived in South Carolina the majority of her life. She has three dogs named Cash, Gypsty, and Harlie.

Gavin Huston


Freshman, Gavin Huston. This is his first year of journalism. He grew up in South Carolina and has never moved out of state. He has been writing stories since he was 10 years old. He decided that since he loved writing stories, he would take up journalism....

Lily Earwood


Lily Earwood is a freshman at Ashley Ridge High School, and she is a contributor to the newspaper. She has been writing short stories and novellas since third grade. However, this is her first year writing as a journalist. She likes to read books, pla...

Abigail Quinn


Senior, Abigail Quinn. This is her first year as a journalism student as well as a first-time writer for the Ashley Ridge newspaper. She is a three-year color guard captain and avid reader, dancer and artist. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and...

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