AmadorValleyToday

2020-2021 Staff

Soumya Sahay

AVT Editor-in-Chief

Soumya Sahay ('21) is a hardworking, positive girl who loves to write...everything! She likes poetry, novellas, books, fanfiction--you name it, she’ll write it. This is her fourth (!!) year in journalism, and she is excited to b...

Zachary Nicholas

AVT Editor-in-Chief

Zac Nicholas ('21) is an Amador Valley Today Editor-in-Chief who is in his second year of the Journalism program! He spent his first year as a Staff Writer, learning the ropes in story-writing, video editing, and infographic de...

Mickey Lonner

AVT/Social Media EIC

Mickey Lonner is an AVT Editor-in-Chief. She loves reading and writing, and is constantly trying to learn more about the world around her. She’s excited for the opportunity to share her passion for politics, books, and pop cu...

Sonali Carumbaya

Amadon Editor-in-Chief

Sonali Carumbaya ('21) is an Editor-in-Chief of the Amadon, Amador's very own school newspaper! She likes to read books, especially fantasy and realistic fiction, and fashion magazines (Vogue in particular). She also thrives on curre...

Matthew Carter

Amadon Editor-in-Chief

Matt Carter ('22) is a charming, handsome, and overall perfect Amadon EIC for the AV journalism class. This is his junior year of high school and his second year of Journalism. Previously a staff writer, and a part-time edito...

Esha Shah

AVtv Editor-in-Chief

Esha Shah is an Editor-in-Chief for Amador’s broadcast show, AVTV. She has been in the AV Journalism class for 2 years so far, and is excited for the year ahead and all the challenges that may come with it, especially due to...

Nikith Pooviah

AVtv Editor-in-Chief

Nikith Poovaiah ('21) is definitely one of a kind type of guy. He is just such a suave, cool, chill, laid back guy, there's no wonder that everyone wants to be his friend. Nikith Poovaiah is an AVTV Editor-in-Chief and loves to...

Rut Bansal

AVtv Editor-in-Chief

Rut Bansal is a senior at Amador and is an Editor-in-Chief for the journalism broadcast, AVtv. This year is her third year in the program and she absolutely adores it. She's so excited for this upcoming year and the fantastic...

Trisha Khattar

AV Radio EIC

Trisha Khattar ('21) is the AV Radio Editor-in-Chief for the 2020-2021 AV Journalism class. A writer at heart, she started in Journalism as a staff writer the year prior but grew to find her place in podcasting. She’s incredi...

Nina Moothedath

AV Radio EIC

Nina Moothedath ('21) is one of the Podcasting Editors in Chief for this year. She was a staff writer last year, but has always loved podcasts and is super excited to be running podcasting this year. Two of her favorite non-fi...

Madison Charbonneau

Photo Editor-in-Chief

Madison Charbonneau is a positive spirit around campus. She is on our Amador Varsity cheer squad and has been on the cheer team since her freshman year. She is very dedicated to her school work, but also makes time for friends...

Casey Chang

Infographics EIC

Casey currently is an Amador Valley senior. In Amador Valley Journalism she is the Infographics Editor-in-Chief and her current focus is creating a team dependable that will make strong graphics. Although she has been in journa...

Mandy Wong

Senior Editor

Mandy Wong is currently a junior at Amador and proud to be an AV Journalism editor for a second year. Some of her favorite pastimes are collecting stationary and watching cooking videos. At a young age, Mandy fell in love with re...

Leila Touati

Senior Editor

Leila Touati is a senior editor for Amador’s 2020-2021 Journalism program. She joined the class last year as a page editor due to her interest in writing and creating intriguing articles. With her mother who has worked for d...

Elyssa Lieu

Senior Editor

Elyssa Lieu ('22) is an up-and-coming junior who enjoys imagining rocket launch sounds as the background music to her life. In her spare time, Elyssa can be found in her backyard, where she is currently growing tomatoes, lemons,...

Sunny Liu

Senior Editor

Yining Liu…. nah call her Sunny. She’s a Junior who is also a Senior Editor for AVHS Journalism. Sunny was born in Oregon, moved to North Carolina, and then to California. One skill that she is very confident in is her abi...

Kendall Witters

Editor

Kendall Witters feels super lucky to have been selected as a Page Editor for AVT. Her first year in Journalism, she’s a bit nervous, though she’s always eager to learn and is never afraid to ask questions! Kendall loves Am...

Sierra Deaver

Editor

Sierra Deaver is a senior at Amador who always seems to have a different pair of sunglasses each day of the week. This is her first year in Journalism, and although she is nervous, she is eager to be part of the AV Journalism...

Matthew Kim

Segments Editor

Matt Kim is a segments editor for the AV Journalism program and a senior set to graduate from Amador in the year 2021. From running track to joining the comp civics team, Matt loves to participate in a wide array of activities h...

David Cease

Segments Editor

David Cease is a Senior with knowledge in virtually every category. He grew up in Pleasanton, California where he now attends Amador Valley High School. Cease has been involved with journalism since the 2019-2020 school year and d...

Senyi Yang

Segments Editor

Senyi Yang (‘22) is a segment editor for AVTV at AV Journalism. Not only does he enjoy video editing and photography, but he writes frequently and likes journalism as opposed to writing essays and narratives. Senyi hopes to...

Jeanette D’Addabbo

Show Producer

Jeanette D’Addabbo is one of AVTV producers for the 2020-2021 Journalism class. This is her first year  of being part of the journalism team. She was able to be an editor her first year through her skill and experience to fil...

Ben Henson

Show Producer

Ben Hensen is the AVTV Friday show producer for the 2020-2012 Journalism class. He joined this year as a producer from Video Production 2, and captured everything he could from that class to improve AVTV. He’s loved making video...

Arlina Yang

Junior Editor

Arlina Yang is a sophomore, who’ve recently joined the class of AV Journalism as she loves both writing and reading. She spent fourteen years in Taiwan and being in a small international school there, she had always loved Eng...

Renna Popli

Junior Editor

Renna Popli is 15 years old and is a sophomore at AV. This is her first year in journalism, and she is an Amadon junior page editor, though she is not quite sure what she is supposed to do during online learning (she is trying ...

Albertine Combs

Junior Editor

Albertine Combs is a sophomore at Amador doing her first year in journalism as an editor. She joined the journalism team because she loves writing and staying connected with others. She has lived in Pleasanton her whole life, b...

Jasmine Andrea

Junior Editor

It’s Jasmine Andrea’s first year on the journalism team. She has been writing stories from fantasy to factual ever since she learned how to use a pen. When she was little, she even kept a diary to journal her everyday life. M...

Imogen Rogers

Junior Editor

Imogen Rogers is participating in her second year on the AVJ Team. She loves to write book reviews, make infographics, and craft stories about her fellow students. Having grown up writing and under the influence of a mom who was ...

Jamilla Zuniga

Senior Staff Writer

Milla Zuniga is a current sophomore and newbie on the AVJ team. She has been passionate about both reading and writing since elementary school. By joining journalism, she hopes to develop her skills and explore the world of news w...

River Johnson

Senior Staff Writer

In his sophomore year, River Johnson joined the Advanced Journalism Class as Radio Editor. After enjoying his previous year in Journalism, he wanted to take the class a second time. That’s when Mrs. Connelly suggested applyin...

Kennedy Mayo

Senior Staff Writer

Kennedy Mayo is a senior that is going into her second year of Journalism. During Kennedy’s first year of journalism she experienced everything from writing stories to taking pictures and to filming segments. Near the end of the y...

Yi (Steven) Yang

Staff Writer

Steven Yang is a first-year Journalism team member in his sophomore year. When he moved to California in sixth grade, Steven became more interested and involved in politics, the news, and journalism. He likes to be around his...

Erika Yan

Staff Writer

Erika Yan ('21) has been interested in journalism for a while now, but like the typical procrastinator she is, decided to take it her very last year. This is her first year on the AV Journalism team and she is excited to write a...

Maure Wiley

Staff Writer

Maure Wiley ('23) is a sophomore at Amador Valley High School. She joined journalism this year because she enjoys writing and wants to write about what's going on in the world today and she's excited to write about all the things ...

Valentino Rosas

Staff Writer

Valentino Rosas (‘24) is a freshman in Amador Valley. He grew up in Tracy, California for about 11 years before moving to Tacoma, Washington. Tino won’t always want to go do activities, but ends up having fun anyways when he...

Haygen Riley-Gleason

Staff Writer

Haygen Riley-Gleason ('22) is a Junior joining the AV Journalismprogram for the first time. He spent the first 4 years of his life in the wonderfully boring state of Connecticut. Soon after he moved to Ohio for another 4 or 5 y...

Soumyasri Rangan

Staff Writer

Soumya Rangan ('23) is a sophomore entering her first year of journalism. She passionately participated in creative writing camps over summers and journaled her vacations as a way of recording, and remembering her fun. Soumya wa...

Shuchi Parikh

Staff Writer

Shuchi Parikh is a senior and a first-year member of the AV Journalism team.  She loves public speaking and writing and participates in various clubs on campus like Mock Trial, DECA, and Model UN to practice these skills. Sh...

Parth Mishra

Staff Writer

Parth Mishra--Known as Paul to some people (Inside joke)-- is a sophomore going through his first year on the AV Journalism team. He spent most of his life in India, living and breathing the spices and culture of the proud nation...

Auguste McDaniel

Staff Writer

     Auguste McDaniel ('23) is a sophomore who is now undergoing his first year of Journalism (2020-21). He moved to California from Maryland 3 years ago, and ever since 8th grade, had a keen interest in art and video. Aug...

Arissa Leomiti

Staff Writer

Arissa Leomiti is a junior who is new to AV Journalism. Growing up, she always loved to journal about her thoughts and goals in life. It made her feel comfortable and happy when she reflected off her goals and thoughts. She hop...

Manasa Krishnan

Staff Writer

Manasa Krishnan, a senior, joined Journalism after realizing her love for art and writing. From a young age, Krishnan has always been invested in her writing. When she was seven, Manasa wrote a short story for English class. ...

Isabella Guerrero

Staff Writer

Isabella Guerrero ('21), nicknamed Bella, is a senior at Amador taking Journalism for the first time. Bella chose to join the Journalism team this year because she is very interested in learning about film and editing as well as im...

Maxwell Flasck

Staff Writer

As one of the newest additions to the AVHS Journalism team, Max Flasck ('22) hopes to follow thrilling stories, inform hundreds at Amador Valley, and perfect his skills as a writer. Drafting and editing pages is no sweat to him, e...

Austin Coyne

Staff Writer

Austin Coyne ('21) is a senior who has finally gotten around to taking journalism this year. Austin hopes to become a better writer and to use knowledge of video editing skills he acquired from Video Production. His interest ...

Samantha Clinton

Staff Writer

Samantha Clinton ('22) is a junior starting her first year in AV Journalism. She joined journalism because she’s always had a passion for writing and learning about new and interesting subjects. An advice-giver and a detail-provider ...

Jack Chen

Staff Writer

Jack Chen ('22) is a junior testing the waters of the AV Journalism team. When Jack was only halfway through kindergarten, he came to Pleasanton, bright-eyed and ready to take on a new town. Now, halfway through highschool, he...

Aidan Bohen

Staff Writer

Aidan Bohen is a Senior at Amador taking his first year of AV journalism. He is taking Journalism because he thinks it’s interesting to see how AVTV is filmed and produced. Film and photography are also very intriguing. Aidan...

Nick Strain

Staff Writer

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