2018-2019 Staff

Chloe Yan


My name is Chloe and I am the editor for the student newspaper. I double check all of the stories that the different groups write before publishing. My favorite things to do are dancing, reading, watching Netflix and YouTube,...

Nadia Cavka

Creative Space Writer and Photographer

I am Nadia Cavka, and my friend, Bridget, and I write in the Creative Space header. We make one treat and one craft a month and tell you guys how to make them. I take photos of the things we make, and Bridget and I write about...

Adam Vasquez


Hi, my name is Adam Vasquez. I am a fun loving person who loves nature. I will be hosting the garden section. (7th grade)

Angie Ashford


Hello, my name is Angie and I am in the Journalism elective. My job is being a photographer for different stories. I love CRA and I am enjoying my second year at this school! (8th grade)

Lily Powley


Hi, I'm Lily Powley, I like retro/vintage things and drawing. I'm working with Kennedy on interviewing, and our current project is learning more about CCC and recess games in elementary school. (7th grade)

Lucy Colon


Hi there, I am Lucy and I am currently working with Lilly Amaya for the student newspaper art contest. I'm in seventh grade and my hobbies are drawing, watching anime, and reading. I would love to see your artwork on our newspaper....

Lilliana Amaya


Hi, my name is Lilly. My job in the student newspaper is working with Lucy C. for the art contest. I'm in seventh grade and enjoy drawing. I hope to see all of your art posted on the student newspaper!

Gwen McCraw

Elementary Interviewer and Writer

My name is Gwen McCraw and I am an interviewer and writer for the elementary interview group! My family is very busy and we do a lot of sports. I do horseback riding and my dad coaches my sister's soccer team. My horse's name...

Lucy Pestritto

Elementary Interviewer/Filmer

Hi, my name is Lucy Pestritto and I am an interviewer and filmer for the elementary interview group! I am a very adventurous person, loves the outdoors, playing basketball, and hanging out with my friends and family. I have two...

Rihanna Olayo

Filmer and Interviewer

Hi, my name is Rihanna Olayo. I am a filmer and interviewer. I have two siblings named Ariella and Henry. I love to go outdoors, and I go to the beach a lot. I also have a puppy names Ollie and he is very active. My sister goes...

Shannon Nettekoven

Filmer and Writer

Hi, my name is Shannon and I am a filmer and writer for the Elementary interview team! I am very adventurous and love to go to the beach. Some of my hobbies are soccer, art, and going on hikes with friends and family. I have two...

Griffin Keheller

Newspaper Technician/Video Editor

Hi, I'm Griffin, I put together some of the videos on the newspaper and I also help if there is a problem with the website. I like to travel, go skiing, and make small films.

Layla Kachani

Photographer and Publisher

Hi, my name is Layla Kachani and my job is to post school events and take photos for both elementary and middle school. Some things about me are that I did gymnastics for six years, cheer for three years (which I loved), I've...

Mia McDermott

Photographer and Videographer

Hi, my name is Mia McDermott and I am going to be taking photos and videos of school events. Some of my favorite things to do are go to the beach and cook. I love to cook different types of food, but I prefer to bake.

Helena Kottmeier

Photographer and Writer

Hi, my name is Helena and I am an eighth grade student. I take pictures and write articles for the CRA newspaper. I like to figure skate, dance, and read in my spare time.

Sofi Ong

Photographer/Elementary Interviewer

Hi, my name is Sofi Ong and I am a photographer/interviewer in the elementary interview group. I love horseback riding and theater. I am like to go on adventures with my friends and family. I have a sister name Mylee, a dog named...

Greta Micklin


Hello, my name is Greta. I'm a student here at CRA who loves writing, drawing, and photography. I try my best at what I do and I'm happy that my contributions to the newspaper are acknowledged.

Aberliene Merkh


Hi! My name is Aberleine Merkh! I am an 8th grader here at Community Roots Academy and have been at this school since 2nd grade. I have a twin sister and a younger sister in 5th grade. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family...

Kennedy Forfar

CCC Interviewer

My name is Kennedy and I am in 7th grade this year! I work with Lillian to create a C.C.C Staff page where parents can go to see what games their kids are playing, or what after-care/before-care schedules look like. I enjoy rainy...

Bridget Bellereive

Writer, Creative Space

Emma Rhoades

Photographer, Videographer, Editor

My name is Emma Rhoades and I'm an eighth grade student at CRA. Some of the things I enjoy are swimming and water polo. My favorite subject is English and I love music!

Maddie Moore

Photographer, Videographer, Editor

My name is Madison Moore and I'm an eighth grade student at CRA. I have been attending CRA from the very beginning and now I am Co. Vice President with Bekah L. Some of my favorite things to do are volleyball, swimming, and playing...