The School Newspaper of Vista Ridge High School

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2016-2017 Staff

William Holditch


Hello my name is William Holditch. I'm 17-years-old and a senior at vista ridge. I enjoy football especially, college football. My favorite team is Texas A&M. I'm a photographer specializing in sports including football, b...

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Raeann Fuentes


Hey! My name is Raeann Fuentes, and I am a senior. I'm really excited to be in Newspaper II and meet all the new staff. I have had Ms. Ray for the past three years. My hobbies are taking sports pictures like volleyb...

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Brooke Checketts

Social Media Coordinator

My name is Brooke Checketts, and I'm a junior at Vista Ridge High School. I'm super excited to be a part of newspaper this year. Keeping up with news and the media is so important, but in the ever growing pace of everyday life...

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Seejin Kim


Hello! My name is Seejin, and I'm a senior here at Vista Ridge. I've always been pretty interested in creating stories for my school. When my first story got published in the yearbook, I got the motivation to write even more...

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Emily Mertink


Hello. I'm Emily Mertink. I'm a senior, and I'm really excited to be a member of the VRHS news media staff this year. I wrote some of these things and I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for reading and you stay classy, Vista Ridge.

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Brianna White

Marketing Manager

My name is Brianna White. I live with my mother and my sister, and they mean everything to me. I have Type 1 Diabetes and have for about four years now. This year I am a junior, president of National Art Honors Society and in...

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Zoe Bollinger

Website Manager

Zoe Bollinger, sophomore. I'm very excited to be a part of news media because I love to write and learn about the things that are happening around me. A random fact about me is that I really love dogs despite not being allowed...

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Ashley Mack


Hey guys! My name is Ashley Mack, and I am a sophomore. Hobbies of mine include writing, reading and playing tennis. While I'm in the top 10 of my class, I also participate in several clubs, sports and volunteering activities....

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Catherine Rogers


Hello, my name is Catherine Rogers. I am a senior at VRHS and an aspiring journalist. I'm honored to be part of the news media staff and have the opportunity to get the word out to students, the faculty and the community. When...

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