2018-2019 Staff

Joelle Nelson

Editor-in-Chief

"There's nothing like jumping off a platform 200 feet in the air to get over your fear of heights," said senior Joelle Nelson. It's how she got interested in the world of daring sports. Nelson started zip-lining at the age...

Annette Ungermann

News Editor

Annette Ungermann, a senior at Campolindo, has been volunteering with the organization No One Left Behind for the 2 and a half years. The organization works to assimilate refugees from Middle Eastern countries to life in the Bay...

Genie Lee

Lifestyle Editor

Music is something that is precious to many people, but for Genie Lee, it's on an entirely different level. She lives and breathes piano every day of her life. Playing since she was just 5 years old, Lee now competes in up...

Madeleine Singh

Opinion Editor

Madeleine Singh is a senior at Campolindo and is looking forward to her 4th year as a member of the La Puma staff. Singh served as sports editor during her sophomore and junior years and now holds the position of opinion editor...

Jessica Rosiak

Sports Editor

Jessica Rosiak, a sophomore at Campolindo, has always looked forward to exploring new places around the world. "I enjoy going to places that are unique and less commercial or tourist-oriented," said Rosiak. As she has mostly...

Amanda Young

Business Editor

Amanda Young, a sophomore at Campolindo, was a gymnast for 9 years before quitting due to a back injury. Though she is no longer able to participate in the sport, she is excited to begin coaching. “I’m really looking forward...

Layla Wright

Visual Media Editor

Layla Wright, senior at Campolindo, is the Visual Media editor on the 2018-2019 La Puma staff. Wright has been dancing since she was 4 years old, and now has passed her love of dance on to young children by teaching ballet...

Gracie Woidat

Staff Writer

Sophomore Gracie Woidat enjoys volunteering at the Lawrence Hall of Science during the summer, where she is stationed at various exhibits to explain to children how they work and their scientific importance. "I really like working with ...

Dianda Giles

Staff Writer

A Girl Scout since she was 4 years old, senior Dianda Giles serves her community through her troop 32300 and aims to achieve the Gold Award, the highest medal a Girl Scout can earn. "I know what I want to do, I want to do...

Jake Harberson

Staff Writer

Sophomore Jake Harberson participates in track and cross country at Campolindo."It gets you fit, and the team is fun," he said."The coach is amazing." When Harberson is not in class or on the track, he also plays guitar,...

Haley Hartman

Staff Writer

Sophomore Haley Hartman has been captivated by dance for most of her life. "I have been dancing since I was 2, and it has been a big part of my life," she said. However, Hartman doesn't let dance stop her from volunteering...

Ryan Erickson-King

Staff Writer

Ryan Erickson-King, a sophomore at Campolindo, has played soccer for 6 years. He's on Campolindo's JV soccer team, plays for Eclipse, and competes in other non-sports related organizations. When not playing soccer, Erickson-King...

Finn Welch

Staff Writer

Freshman Finn Welch has a love of writing and language that led him to take the journalism class as an elective. He has also decided to take German in order to pursue fluency in a language he had been taught since he was 10 years...

Sebastian Fojut

Staff Writer

Sophomore Sebastian Fojut has always had an interest in science and engineering. Pursuing his passion, he participates in Odyssey of the Mind, a competition that tests problem-solving skills. Fojut's team, composed of fellow...

Mia Jay

Staff Writer

Sophomore Mia Jay has been an avid dancer for nearly 7 years. Jay dances with the California Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA), which performs annual shows like the Nutcracker at Campolindo.  "Some of my closest friends are from dance,"...

Juan-Pablo Garcia

Staff Writer

When sophomore Juan-Pablo Garcia isn't playing soccer or exploring the woods near his home, he can be found sorting donations for the American Cancer Society in Walnut Creek, California. When Garcia was 7 and his dad was diagnos...

Sarah Naughten

Staff Writer

Junior Sarah Naughten has volunteered at The Lawrence Hall of Science in the animal discovery room and ingenuity lab for 2 years, cleaning cages and showing kids the animals and exhibits. Part of the reason Naughten enjoys...

Molly Kelly-Soldner

Staff Writer

Senior Molly Kelly-Soldner recently moved to Moraga from Stillwater, Minnesota. Although she entered her senior year as a new student, Kelly-Soldner is excited about meeting new people and exploring the Bay Area. After experie...

Ava Charlesworth

Staff Writer

Senior Ava Charlesworth spends most of her free time making a difference in her community. Aside from being a president for Campolindo's Project Open Hands club, Charlesworth has also been volunteering with the Special Olympics...

Nicole Kennedy

Staff Writer

Sophomore Nicole Kennedy, has played volleyball for 7 years and is currently on Campo's girl's varsity volleyball team. She has played club at Red Rock this past year, but her first year she played on LMYA. Kennedy has been...

Mindy Luo

Staff Writer

Since sophomore Mindy Luo was 7 years old, she has pursued her passion for art by participating in nation-wide drawing tournaments, including the Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition is a government-run...

Erika Riedel

Staff Writer

Sophomore Erika Riedel enjoys playing volleyball and helping others through community service. At Stanley Middle School, Riedel worked with the community service program Opportunity Knocks. Through that program Riedel worked...

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