Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine


2019-2020 Staff

Leslie Smith


With a degree emphasizing both English Literature and Journalism, Mrs. Leslie Smith has been the adviser for the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine since 1993. Prior to her taking on this role, she was an editor at The Goshen News. Deciding...

Jennifer Quintano

Sports Co-Editor, Writer

I am a freshman, and when my counselor asked me if I wanted to join this class, I said, "For sure!" I'm really into writing, and I want to improve. After school, I cheer for or play soccer with my family. I am an only child, but...

Taylor Malicki

News Co-Editor, Writer, Photographer

When I was growing up, I always loved to write. When I found out about the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine, I was so excited that I could finally get myself out there! On my free time, I like to go shopping with my mom and spend time...

Haidyn Fritz

Opinion Co-Editor, Writer

Some of us love to write, and I'm one of them! As a sophomore, I was happy to have such a fun and exciting opportunity to write for The Blazer Pennant. In my free time, I love to paint, sleep, and (of course) write--even though...

Lourdes Alfaro

Writer, Feature Co-Editor

My name is Lourdes Alfaro , as you can see. I am in 10th grade and am 16 years old. Joining the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine was a good opportunity to get involved in something within the school. In my free time outside of school,...

Maria Lopez

Entertainment Co-Editor, Writer

Joining the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine as a Junior is exciting and something I have been looking forward to for a while! I play the violin and do photograph as a hobby. I also enjoy playing soccer and tennis with family and friends...

Hannah Stamper


I'm new to the Blazer Pennant this year, and I really like being a part of the team and am looking forward to doing more on staff. I'm the youngest in a family of six. In my spare time, I like to read and write. Like so many others...

Ashley Rojas

Sports Co-Editor, Writer

I am new to the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine staff this year, but it feels as if I've been here for years. A little something about me is I love to read; coincidentally, it's only things that interest me that I like to read. I...

Virtue Nyarko

Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Co-Editor, Writer

After two dedicated years of being a member of the Pennant staff, I was promoted to Editor-in-Chief, which is a great way to cap off my senior year.  Outside of my work on staff, I'm a golfer, as well as manager for the softball...

Bianca Morales

Feature Co-Editor, Writer

As a sophomore, joining the Blazer Pennant Newsmagazine this year is something I was really looking forward to--and still am! I am a happy daughter  in a family of eight, and I enjoy every moment I have with them. When not writing...

Irlyn Milfort


I joined the Blazer Pennant staff this year, my junior year, and I'm really excited to be on this team. Another team I'm on at school is the cheerleading squad. Outside of school, I also cheer in a competitive group, but I make...

Amanya Gonzales

Opinion Co-Editor, Writer

I've always enjoyed writing, and I feel lucky to be a part of the Blazer Pennant. Joining has gotten me back into writing, and I feel like I never really stopped. Besides writing, I am also fond of live music, and often follow...

Jamisen Halverson

News Co-Editor, Writer

Hi! My name is Jamisen Halverson. I'm a sophomore at Central High School. This is my first year on the Blazer Pennant staff. It's a really fun class to take. I encourage you to take it, too! I have two siblings: one brother and...

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