The Stampede

2015-2016 Staff

Sumin Lim

Sumin Lim is a second year staff member on the Stampede.  She enjoys reading, running, and listening to Christmas music in the middle of summer.  She also has a spot in her heart for Harry Potter, Stranger Things, and dogs...

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker is the News Editor for the Stampede. She enjoys baking, traveling, and cute videos of cats. She likes really good movies and really bad puns.

Tina Sui

My name is Tina Sui. I love to go on hikes, play guitar, and binge watch Criminal Minds and SVU. I’m also a huge coffee connoisseur. This is my second year in journalism.

Krista Cleary

Krista Cleary is a second year staff member for the stampede. She enjoys reading, sleeping, playing with her dog, and playing in the school band. She is also the Drum Major in the marching band.

Reilly Olson

Reilly Olson is a senior at Monte Vista. This is her third year in journalism and second year as an editor. She has always had a passion for writing and telling stories. Reilly is also heavily involved with speech and debate,...

Lauren Walker

Lauren Walker is a sophomore and this is her first year in Journalism. Outside of school she loves to bake and hang out with her friends. She also is a regular volunteer at the Contra Costa County food bank....

Sumin Lim

Sumin Lim is a freshman at Monte Vista High School, and this is her first year on the Stampede. She has always had a passion for writing and has always wanted to be part of a newspaper team ever since she was little. Sumin loves...

Anya Nutakki

Anya Nutakki is a 10th grader at Monte Vista High School. This is her first year in Journalism and she is excited to write stories for the newspaper. You can often find her painting, swimming, and traveling. One cool fact about...

Katie Kim

Katie is currently a sophomore and this is her first year on the Stampede staff. She enjoys playing tennis and soccer as well as skiing in the winter. Katie also enjoys good jokes and baking chocolate chip cookies.

Tina Sui

Tina Sui is a sophmore at Monte Vista High School. She loves photography, and her favorite T.V. shows are Criminal Minds, and How to Get Away with Murder. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, read books, go to the gym,...

Eshana Seshadri

Eshana Seshadri is a 11th grader at Monte Vista and Social Media Editor of The Stampede. Her favorite color is blue and her favorite person is Josh Elliot. Her favorite subject is Spanish. She likes playing soccer and watching...

Punya Sidhu

Punya Sidhu is a junior at Monte Vista, and this is her first year writing for The Stampede. She is excited to be a member of the staff, and hopes to one day travel the world, and study abroad while in college. She enjoys reading,...

Aaron Sanghera

Aaron Sanghera is a junior at Monte Vista and this is his first year in Journalism. He enjoys taking photos, making short films, and traveling. He hopes to one day travel to every country.

Sam O’Connell

Sam O’Connell is currently a sophomore at Monte Vista High School. He has lived in Alamo his whole life, and loves the community that he is apart of. He mostly enjoys journalism in school and wants to pursue a career in news....

Chris Polo

Chris Polo is a sophomore at Monte Vista and he is thrilled to serve his first year as a journalist for The Stampede. When he is not writing stories for the paper, he is spending time with his friends or attending Warriors games...

Lauren Wenger

Lauren Wenger is a sophomore at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. This is her first year on the Stampede Staff and she is very excited to be a part of the school newspaper. Besides journalism, Lauren is very passionate...

Robin Hyun

Robin Hyun is a 10th grader going to Monte Vista. This is her first year in journalism and she hopes she’ll learn lots of new writing techniques. She loves to write poems and stories in her free time. Aside from writing she...

Niru Datta

Niru Ghoshal-Datta is currently a student at Monte Vista High School, and is currently in his first year of being a writer for his student newspaper, The Stampede. He joined the class because of his interest in current events...

Jack George

This year the Stampede has a new member. Jack George, a 10th grader at Monte Vista is excited to be part of the team. Jack loves to write and is excited to be able to report at Monte Vista. Jack currently plays the guitar and...

Josh Elliott

Josh Elliott is a Monte Vista sophomore and it is his first year on the Stampede staff. He is sixteen years old and has a twin sister. His favorite tv show is Bob’s Burgers and his favorite band is Maroon V. He once caught a...

Lauren Edelman

Lauren is a sophomore participating in her first year of journalism. She worries constantly about her grades and school involvement, but she fills the rest of her life with soccer, piano, volunteering with National Charity League...

Krista Clearly

Krista Cleary is a sophomore at Monte Vista High School, and this is her first year taking a journalism course. Aside from journalism, Krista is very involved in her school’s marching band in which she plays the alto saxophone....

Grace Wensley

Grace Wensley is a junior at Monte Vista. Aside from journalism, Grace swims at MV in the spring. Outside of school Grace really enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as her three dogs. She also likes traveling...

Alyssa Sodell

Alyssa Sodell is a sophomore at Monte Vista. She currently doesn't do any sports at MV but outside of school she does dance and horseback riding. She enjoys singing, volunteering, art, and traveling. This is also her first year...

Katrina Flores

Katrina Flores, a junior at Monte Vista High School, is in her second year of journalism. This year she is the sports editor and is excited to help her peers. In her spare time, she enjoys playing basketball and traveling around...

Bailey Ferguson

Bailey is currently a junior at Monte vista. He lives with his mother, father, two brothers, and two dogs. His hobbies include playing guitar, practicing martial arts, and spending time with friends. He aspires to one day be a...

Madeline Dailey

Maddie Dailey is a junior at Monte Vista and is thrilled to serve her third year on The Stampede staff as the Op-Ed Editor.  Over the past year, she has unfortunately developed an unhealthy addiction to Grey’s Anatomy.  H...

Reilly Olson

Reilly Olson is a senior at Monte Vista. This is her third year in journalism and second year as an editor. She has always had a passion for writing and telling stories. Reilly is also heavily involved with speech and debate,...

Fatima Ali

Fatima Ali is a senior at Monte Vista and has a burning passion for journalism. This is her third year on the staff of The Stampede and she writes for other publications as well such as Coming of Faith, Demure Magazine, and Limitless Ambition...

Chris Bortolon

Chris Bortolon is a senior at Monte Vista and is excited to serve his third year of duty with the Stampede as editor-in-chief. When he’s not drinking coffee or driving aimlessly through the night, he can often be seen watching...

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