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2018-2019 Staff

Nanette Lui

Amadon Editor-in-Chief

Nanette Lui (‘19) is the co-editor in chief of the Amadon for the AVJournalism program. This is Nanette’s third year being involved in Amador’s Journalism program. She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her pets...

Manogya Bharathula

Staff Writer

Manogya Bharathula ('20) is a staff writer for the 2018 - 2019 journalism class. She enjoys watching TV and playing minecraft, and she loves nacho fries from taco bell dollar menu. She loves listening to music and enjoys making ...

Anna Sun

AVT Editor-in-Chief

Anna Sun ('20) is a junior at Amador Valley High School and the AVT Editor-in-Chief for the AVJournalism program. She has been part of the program since the 2017-18 school year. Her favorite activities are eating and sleeping, though...

Brett Severance

Staff Writer

Brett Severance (20’) is an Amador Valley football and lacrosse player, he has played varsity lacrosse for both years of his high school career. Also, he was brought up to play varsity football with his brother his sophomore ...

Yuwei Dou

Page Editor

Yuwei Dou ('20) is the world news page editor for Amador Valley Journalism. This is her second year in AV Journalism and also her second time as a editor. She was the photo editor her sophomore year. Yuwei is a professional C...

Swetha Sirupa

Staff Writer

Swetha Sirupa ('20) is a junior, currently in her second year of journalism. She is currently a staff writer and is very excited to write stories and create interesting segments for AVTV. She is a member of the Amador Valley c...

Stephanie Silva

Staff Writer

Stephanie Silva ('19) is new to journalism this year. She decided to take this class because of her interest in becoming a future news reporter/caster. This is mainly the career path she wants to choose because she enjoys all t...

Tanner McMillen

Staff Writer

Tanner McMillen ('21) is a varsity water polo goalie, a competitive mountain-bike rider, and really enjoys using remote control technology. He has been playing water polo since the 7th grade, and has been riding his bike since ...

Fiona McHugh

AVtv Editor in Chief

Fiona McHugh ('19), how cool. She’s doing great in her senior year as one of AVtv's three Editor-in-Chiefs. This is her third year in the program and won second place at the National Convention in Dallas. She’s having fun a...

Amit Noble

Segments Editor

Amit Noble (‘19) is in his first year in journalism but has had three years of video production with Mrs. Connelly. He was born in Israel and moved to England when he was 8. When he was 12, he moved back to Israel, and at 14...

Adrian Sowul

Staff Writer

Adrian Sowul ('19) is an amateur video editor who enjoys spending time with others. He hopes to try out all the aspects of Journalism that Mrs. Connelly’s class has to offer. In his free time, Adrian enjoys hanging out with his friends, sp...

Addy Mapes

AVtv Editor in Chief

Addy Mapes ('19), what a gal. The seventeen year old senior is currently living her best life. It is her third and final year in the Amador Valley Journalism Class. Addy is one of three AVtv EIC’s along with her pals Fiona McHug...

Soumya Sahay

Podcasting/Radio Editor

Soumya ('21) is a hardworking, positive girl who loves to write...everything! She likes poetry, novellas, books, fanfiction--you name it, she’ll write it. She was in journalism last year, and is excited to be back. Outside ...

Sophie Clinton

Social Media Editor

Sophie Clinton (‘19) is the Social Media Editor for the Journalism class. This is her third year in journalism and her second year being an editor. She enjoys writing stories and taking photos around the campus. In her past ...

Sonali Carumbaya

Page Editor

Sonali Carumbaya ('19) is the Op-Ed editor in the Amador Journalism team. She likes to read books, especially historical fiction and literature, and fashion magazines (Vogue in particular). She also thrives on current world e...

Sheree Bishop

Page Editor

Sheree Bishop ('19) is a senior, currently in her second (and final) year in the journalism program. She is a member of the Amador Valley color guard, and she is excited for her final seasons both with the marching band and in w...

Sara Banholzer

Page Editor

Sarah Banholzer ('20) is currently a junior at Amador Valley High School and a page editor for the AVHS Journalism class. Sarah is very excited to be in the Journalism class for the second year and begin writing stories for the...

Sara Sanguinetti

Staff Writer

Sara Sanguinetti (‘19) is a first year staff writer for AV Journalism. She is a senior and hopes to go to college after she graduates to study English and become a novelist. Hobbies that she enjoys include reading, writing, drawi...

Sallya Jiang

Staff Writer

Sallya Jiang ('19), an Amador senior, is a first timer in journalism. Having taken two years of photography, she is excited to join as a photography staff. Her hobbies include drawing, dancing and playing different instruments suc...

Rut Bansal

Staff Writer

Rut Bansal ('21) is a reader of many books, writer of unplanned stories, and a first year in the Amador journalism class. She is one of the founders of a political club that keeps her busy by having her create a monthly newsletter...

Nikith Poovaiah

Segments Editor

Nikith Poovaiah ('21) is a really dope guy whom everybody likes. During his free time he enjoys watching netflix and going on long bike rides with his friends.  Nikith joined the Amador Valley Journalism during the 2018-2019...

Nidhi Patel

Staff Writer

Nidhi Patel ('19) has been obsessed with writing as long as she can remember. Writing has always been her outlet that allows her to share her experiences, opinions, and perspectives. Her love for writing inspired her to sign up...

Milli Patel

Staff Writer

Milli Patel (‘20) is on her first year of Amador Valley Journalism as a staff writer. In her free time, Milli enjoys art, playing soccer, dancing, singing, shopping and hang out with friends and family. Milli is striving to be...

Mary Kate Machi

Staff Writer

Mary Kate Machi ('20) is a staff writer in her first year of AV Journalism. She enjoys going to concerts, watching YouTube, eating good food, and petting her cat, and she spends her free time taking dance classes and sleeping in o...

Madison Charbonneau

Photo Editor

Madison Charbonneau (‘21) is an Amador Valley cheerleader. She loves to spend her time taking pictures and writing. This is her first year in journalism and is AVJ's Photo Editor. She enjoys going to the beach and Disneyland.Thi...

Linzee Alcaide

Page Editor

Linzee Alcaide ('19) is a first year journalism student who is in Advanced Journalism as the News Editor! Her first journalistic experience came along when she rose to be the sole Editor-In-Chief of the Journalism class at Plea...

Lilou Sicard-Noel

Staff Writer

Lilou ('19) is a senior who likes to talk with people and share her ideas. She is almost always in a good mood. She would like to learn to develop her ability to speak in front of the camera and also improve her ability to wor...

Lakshita Babburi

Staff Writer

Lakshita Babburi is a up and coming staff writer who joined journalism in the 2018-2019 school year. This is her first year of being in a journalism class and she looks forward to writing new stories and articles for the Amadon, AV...

Kenlyn Cashion

Staff Writer

Kenlyn Cashion ('20) joined journalism this 2018-2019 school year. Kenlyn is passionate about art and music. She also enjoys writing and photography. In her free time, Kenlyn enjoys watching movies, reading books, drawing, pain...

Katalina Garber

Podcasting/Radio Editor

Katalina Garber (‘19) is one of the editors for the new AV Radio program. In her free time, she enjoys reading, singing, and playing music. This is her second year in journalism and she’s excited to start up the new program and...

Julian Koste

Staff Writer

Julian Koste ('20) is a new addition to journalism this year, brought to it by his desire to learn more about all kinds of writing. Writing, acting, improvisation, and all kinds of media work is his passion. Julian has also be...

Julia Cornwell

Staff Writer

Julia Cornwell ('21) is an energetic and charismatic friend. She loves to hangout with her friends and pet her friend’s cat but not her small ugly dog.

Jazmine Ramanathan

Podcasting/Radio Editor

My name is Jazmine Ramanathan (‘20) and I am the Podcasting/Radio Editor for this 2018-2019 school year! I am interesting in fixing up a fabulous program with my partner Elizabeth in making this a great addition to the journal...

Horatio Wolffe

Staff Writer

Horatio Wolffe ('20) is an Amador Valley junior who enjoys movie making, photogaphy, as well as writing short stories. He enjoys traveling around the world in places like Switzerland and China. In the country Horatio holds se...

Harshika Sethi

Page Editor

Harshika Sethi ('20) is an Around the Campus Editor for the 2018-19 school year. This is also my second year here as a student and member of Amador Valley’s Journalism program. She is looking forward to working with other s...

Garrett Alsup

Staff Writer

Garrett Alsup ('20) is a staff writer for Amador Valley Journalism. The 2018-2019 school year is his first year on staff. He is a junior and in his third year at Amador Valley High School. His hobbies include playing soccer and liste...

Esha Shah

Staff Writer

Esha Shah ('21) is a part of the 2018-2019 AV Journalism class; this is her first year being involved, and she is excited to participate in all of the aspects of the class. In her free time, Esha enjoys hanging out with friends, photogra...

Bella Mayo

AVtv Editor

Bella Mayo ('20) is an editor for AVTV this year as well as a scholar athlete at Amador Valley HS. Bella has been on varsity lacrosse for two years and varsity soccer for one year. On the Amador Varsity lacrosse team, Bella wa...

Emma Hodges

Page Editor

Emma Hodges ('20) is a student athlete here at Amador Valley and plays softball for the school. She is a fan of reading and writing which drew her attention to journalism. Emma loves to travel any chance she gets and spends her ...

Donny Collinson

AVtv Editor in Chief

Donny Collinson ('19), the man, the myth, the legend, is one of this years Co-Editor-in-Chief's for AVj’s AVtv program. Along with his talents in videography, he is a competitive dancer, and a overall amazing person. Here at...

Dhruv Singh

Staff Writer

Dhruv Singh (‘19) is a second year staff writer for AV Journalism. He is currently a senior at Amador Valley High School. He loves playing video games and reading in his spare time, and playing basketball with his friends on ...

Chehel Lakhwara

Staff Writer

Chehel Lakhwara ('21) is a freshman and graduated from Hart Middle School. She is a potterhead and a mega bookworm. She also adores music, the arts and doesn’t mind hitting the tennis ball or two in the courts. She is part ...

Elizabeth Kostalnick

Podcasting/Radio Editor

Elizabeth Kostalnick ('20) joined the AV Journalism team in 2017 and is now currently a Podcast and Radio editor for her class. She is very excited to help start this program here at Amador as it never existed prior to this yea...

Amy Wang

Staff Writer

Amy Wang ('21) is a first year Journalism student who loves writing personal stories in various tones and viewpoints. She is eager to sharpen her writing with the training in this class. Continuing from her Freshman year, she wou...

Alicia Duarte

Staff Writer

Alicia Duarte ('21) is a first year staff writer working for AV Journalism. She likes to think of herself as a spring baby, even though she was born in early March. She was born in one of the most beautiful cities on earth, Sant...

Apurva Kannu

Page Editor

Apurva Kannu ('20) is this year’s Sports Editor and in her second year of journalism. She plays competitive field hockey and hopes to play at the D1 collegiate level. Her dream schools are Johns Hopkins, Bowdoin, UC Davis, UoP, an...

Alexis Waiss

Staff Writer

Alexis Waiss ('20) is a staff writer for Amador’s 2018-19 Journalism class.  This is her first year working in Amador’s journalism program. Despite being only a new member of the AV Journalism staff, Alexis has the chops to ...

Alex Paul

Staff Writer

Alex Paul is a staff member for Amador Valley Journalism. He is going into his senior year and is looking forward to writing stories, filming videos, and anchoring for AVTV. Alex is going into his fourth year of lacrosse and will be on th...

Alex Lu

Segments Editor

Alex Lu is a senior at Amador Valley High school. He is currently enrolled in Advanced Journalism as a segment editor because of his passion for filmmaking. He works very diligently to balance his workload between the job as an ...

Aishni Jolly

Staff Writer

Aishni Jolly joined the Journalism staff in the 2018-2019 school year. She likes reading, watching TV, swimming, eating pizza, and procrastinating homework. Additionally, later on in life, Aishni hopes to travel around the worl...

Samara Ayoob-Ahmad

AVT Editor-in-Chief

Heyyyyy my name is Samara Ayoob-Ahmad!! I am seventeen years old, and currently attend Amador Valley High School! Outside of school, I love hanging out with my friends and going to the beach.  My favorite activities besides wri...

Maddie Dutra

Amadon Editor-in-Chief

Howdy, I’m Maddie Dutra! I’m one of two Amadon Newspaper Editor-in-Chiefs, and I’m currently a Junior at Amador. Outside of school, I enjoy listening to music, photography, and teaching dance. In this coming year, I’m most...

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