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2021-2022 Staff

Esmeralda Castillo Derma
Editor in Chief

Esmeralda Castillo Derma

Senior year comes around, and so does my last bio. Two years ago, I walked in this classroom not knowing what to expect. Now when I walk in this room, I have a family. Many friends have left throughout the years, leaving me...

Mercedes Rey
Photo Editor

Mercedes Rey

Hi. Random fact--my name means mercy in Latin. I didn’t learn that until last year. I don’t know, I just thought it was kind of  cool. I’m a pretty quiet person until you get to know me, then I talk a lot once I get to...

Tamara Hernandez
Assistant Editor

Tamara Hernandez

Hi. I am not really good at talking about myself. My favorite color is green, but I never wear the color because I’m afraid that I would wear it too often. I have a pet dog. Her name is Pepper, and she is a German shepherd. I...

Nevaeh Alvarado
Staff Writer

Nevaeh Alvarado

Hi, this is my first year as a journalism staff member, and I am a sophomore. A little bit about me, I'm a kid at heart, and I absolutely love anything Disney. When I'm with people I don't know, I'm a very quiet person, bu...

Allie DeLeon
Staff Writer

Allie DeLeon

Just stop your crying. Iit's the sign of the times! I have no idea what that means, but Harry Styles wrote a song about it, so it must mean something. If I did have to take a guess on what it means, I'd say it means that life is ...

Ximena Mendoza
Photographer

Ximena Mendoza

I'm still discovering new things about myself...I'll do my best to keep this short and sweet. Currently, I am a senior! I'm excited to say that I've made it this far. I'm in Ms. Williamson's class for the second year in a row. Pink...

Teaghan Bayless
Staff Writer

Teaghan Bayless

It’s my first year in journalism, and I'm a little nervous. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing in this class, and I'm not sure how it’s going to go. This could go one of two ways, very fun and interesting, or terrible becaus...

Allison Cope
Staff Writer

Allison Cope

As it goes...hours turn into days, days into weeks, and when all else seems to fail, weeks will eventually turn into years. As my final year of high school rolls into action, I realize I have not been as involved as I could be....

Aylin Del Castillo
Photographer

Aylin Del Castillo

I moved from Mexico to Seminole, Texas. One of my favorite places to go is Mexico because most of my family and friends live there.  I have two older brothers. My oldest brother is 23 years old, and he is a photographer. My other ...

Maddie Elliott
Staff Writer

Maddie Elliott

My family calls me Mads. I think way too many people are called Maddie, anyway. I just moved to Seminole from Lubbock, but I’m excited to see what this town’s all about.  Jay Z once said, “Nobody's built like you, ...

Rachel Froese
Photographer

Rachel Froese

Hi, a little fun fact about me is that I come from a family of eight kids, and I’m the sixth one. Even though it seems like someone who comes from a big family is loud, I’m actually not loud until I really know you. I’m ...

Heidi Giesbrecht
Staff Writer

Heidi Giesbrecht

Hello, people who are reading this! This is my first year in journalism, though it takes me forever to write almost anything. One of my coolest talents is my ability to procrastinate but still get assignments done early. I’m a...

Ruben Gonzales
Staff Writer

Ruben Gonzales

Um, I don’t know what really to say, and I don't have much to say except for I have two dogs. I like to go to the lake, and spend time with my friends. And just enjoy life !...

Evany Gonzalez
Staff Writer

Evany Gonzalez

What up! I’m finally a senior! I’ll talk a little about myself. My favorite show is Umbrella Academy because it’s action packed and super funny. Let’s see...My favorite thing to do is watch Marvel movies and talk...

Lizbet Hernandez
Staff Writer

Lizbet Hernandez

Hola, this is my first year in this class.​​ I’m nervous to see what this class is about and what I’m going to learn. l hope I do learn things. I’m really into art, mysteries, quotes/poems and music. I competed in VASE art co...

Alyssa Key
Staff Writer

Alyssa Key

Hello, I am thrilled with excitement to be in my first year of journalism. I have always enjoyed writing. I don't know what it is about essays, but they are one of my favorite things to do during school.  About me : I am...

Emely Lopez
Staff Writer

Emely Lopez

I moved to this town in my fifth grade year in 2013. I was nervous about moving here. It turns out I had nothing to worry about because this is the best community I’ve ever been a part of. Some things about myself: I like animé (espec...

Hope Morales
Photographer

Hope Morales

A little bit about me… This is my senior year and my first year in photojournalism. When I graduate I want to go to college for photography. I didn’t know I wanted to be a photographer until my junior year.  I love t...

Emma Neudorf
Photographer

Emma Neudorf

I’ve never had to write a bio before this, so beware. Now, I don’t have any pets, but I do have a strawberry plant. I’ve got four younger brothers, so I have become accustomed to children and their messes, which is wh...

Kimberly Pedragon
Photographer

Kimberly Pedragon

Hi,  I’m a sophomore, and it’s my first year in photography. I don't know what I’m going to do in this class yet, but I’m pretty excited.  Something about me:   I like to watch movies/series. My favorite movies are...

Dalayni Perez
Staff Writer

Dalayni Perez

I am so excited to see what God has for me this year! I play basketball and participate in track. My eighth grade year, I broke the school record for the shot put. I enjoy so many different things--going to church and be...

Kevin Ronquillo
Photographer/Staff Writer/Artist

Kevin Ronquillo

When I can I try to keep a positive mindset, my parents ask me why I act this way in public but not at home. I tell them because they are my parents. I have many secrets in the abilities I have.  I am experienced with edi...

Shalamar Soliz
Photographer

Shalamar Soliz

I'm glad I get to participate in one of my favorite activities--taking pictures.  My other hobbies include crafting and painting. When I'm not making art I always spend my time with my father making arrowheads, listening to his stori...

Shelby Thurmond
Photographer

Shelby Thurmond

It's my first year in photography , I’m so excited for this school year.  This year I'm a sophomore. My favorite color is blue, and I also like the color purple. My favorite animal is a panda. My spirit animal is either a...

Aganetha Wall
Staff Writer

Aganetha Wall

I’m finally a senior, and I can’t wait to graduate! I love to help people out and do random tasks. My favorite color is blue; however, most people who know me say it is purple. I hate messes; they drive me up the wall...

Josilyn Wilkerson
Staff Writer

Josilyn Wilkerson

I’m not an interesting person. I moved from Utah in 2014 to Texas. I have a love of journalism, but more for photojournalism. Photography is my thing. I love the colors in the pictures. Well, I’ll stop talking about how c...

Oscar Castaneda
Staff Writer

Oscar Castaneda

A few things that I'm interested in are skating, sleeping and anything that doesn’t involve a lot of work. It is my first year at Seminole High School and in this class, and so far it's been great. ...

Susan Williamson
Adviser

Susan Williamson

What this pandemic has taught me--nothing can be done in journalism without the editors, writers, photographers and videographers. No matter what the unknown may bring us, we keep our eyes open and our ears to the ground. We must...

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