The Matador Messenger

2016-2017 Staff

Jonathan Donovan

Jonathan Donovan is going to be attending Bernardo Yorba Middle School in the fall as an 8th grader. He enjoys scootering, skateboarding, and snowboarding during the winter. An interesting thing about him is that he has 3 dogs...

Jacqueline Chai

Hello I'm Jacqueline. I'm 11 years old and is a 6th grader from John Tynes Elementary I have a passion for Tennis and I love nature (especially flowers) "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harm...

Natalie Ter-Nedden

Natalie Ter-Nedden is going to be a 7th grader in the fall. She will go to Tuffree Middle School. She really loves to read, especially about greek mythology. Her favorite quote is "angels exist but sometimes they don't have w...

Dragan Kupenov

Dragan Kupenov is a sixth grader who will be attending Woodsboro Elementary School in the fall. His hobbies are playing basketball, writing stories, and making art. His favorite quote is by an unknown author. They said "Be careful...

Joseph Greiger

My name is Joseph Greiger. This fall I will be a 7th grader at Fairmont Elementary School. My hobbies include chess and video games. "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,...

Joshua Brown

Hi my name is Joshua Brown. I am going into 6th grade this fall at Parks Junior High School. My hobbies include basketball and baseball. ¨There may be people that have more talent than you, but thereś no excuse for anyone to...

Ellen Elkins

My name is Ellen. I am going into 5th grade. I am going to go to Bryant Ranch elementary for my next school year. My favorite hobby is singing. A quote by jk rowling, “you can still believe in the magic with in you” ...

Evan Ortega

Evan Ortega is going into 7th grade on the fall. He will be attending Kraemer Middle School. His interests are art, photoshop, and pin collecting, with a collection of 20 pins already. An important quote to him is "What is a friend?...

Chloe Marrick

My name is Chloe Marick, and I am going into 8th grade at St. Angela Merici Parish School. I  like to play basketball, dance, make art, and write. One of my favorite quotes is from Albert Einstein: “A ship is always safe at shor...

Noah Yi

My name is Noah. My grade in the fall is the 6th grade and I go to Laguna Road Elementary School. My hobbies that I am interested in are baseball, football, and basketball. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on ...

Lainey Goldberg

I am going into 6th grade at Brookhaven Elementary. My favorite animal is a chicken and I like collecting disney princess shoes that a chrismas ornaments. I am a world traveler, the farther place I have traveled Is China. I hav...

Annesha Cain

My name is Annesha Cain. I will be going into 6th Grade in Golden Elementary School. Some of my interests are doing arts and crafts and using my imagination to create things.“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect,...

Evelyn Ou

Evelyn Ou will be attending Kraemer Middle School as an 8th grader in the fall. She enjoy things like reading and writing, especially when it comes to creating her own stories. A quote she found very inspirational is, “In th...

Lola Yan

Lola Yan is going to attend Yorba Linda Middle School as a sixth grader in the fall. She likes to draw, watch Youtube, read, and make crochet dolls in her free time. Her favorite quote is “Art is the only way to run away wit...

Sabrina Palafoutas

Sabrina Palafoutas is in 7th grade and her beat is nature. Her favorite subjects are science and art. She enjoys digital art, anime, and gaming. She is looking forward to writing great articles this year. If she could share o...

Matt Jones

Matt Jones is in 7th grade and is covering ports as his beat. His favorite subject is language arts. He is interested in photography and sports. He is looking forward to maintaining an attitude in this class. If he could sh...

Jesse Morgan

Jesse Morgan is in 7th grade and his beat is instrumental music. His favorite subject is Social Studies/ History. He is interested in basketball, football, hip hop, comedy, video games, and MMA. He is looking forward to doi...

Andrew Cruikshank

Andrew Cruikshank is in 7th grade and his beat is Wrestling club. His favorite subject is math. He is interested in sports like baseball and basketball. He is looking forward getting straight A’s and publishing articles...

Gavin Maloof

Gavin Maloof is in 7th grade and his beat is Photography Club. His favorite subject is Language Arts. He is looking forward to publishing at least 7 news articles. If he could share one quote with the world it would be “I...

Naveed Ramin

Naveed Ramin is in 7th grade and his beat is Anime Club. His favorite subject is math. His interests are basketball, baseball and football. He is looking forward to learning how to do different things on the computer.  If he...

Elliot Boyer

Elliot Boyer is in 8th grade and his beat is Board Game Club. His favorite subjects are math and social studies. His interests are track and field, piano, and political studies. If he could share one quote with the world it would...

Jocelyn Castaneda

Jocelyn Castaneda is in 8th grade and her beat is the Yorba Linda Sheriff. Her favorite subject is history. Her interests are playing softball and going to the movie theater to watch movies. She is looking forward to lear...

Ashlynn Elliott

Ashlynn Elliot is in 7th grade and her beat is color guard and Spanish. Her favorite subject is History. Her interests are writing, softball, horseback riding, and ice skating. She is looking forward to writing and publishing g...

Krissy Kuwahara

Krissy Kuwahara is in 8th grade and her beat is physical education. Krissy's favorite subject is science. Some of her interests are soccer and drawing. She is looking forward to writing articles for the Matador Messenger...

Heba Kharouf

Heba Kharouf is in 8th grade and her beat is vocal music, band, and orchestra. Her favorite subject is concert choir and language arts. Her interests are school, soccer, math, and writing. She is  looking forward to writing a...

Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith is in 7th grade and her beat is Yorba Linda sports. Her favorite subject in school is math. Her interests are sports and animals. She is looking forward this year is publishing articles. A quote that she would...

Kaylee Barkley

Kaylee Barkley is in 8th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subject is history. Her interests are playing softball and riding in the desert. This year she is looking forward to having good school year....

Ethan Brocki

Ethan Brocki is in 8th grade and his beat is art. His favorite subject is physical education, newspaper, and history. His interest are sports, specifically hockey. He is looking forward to this year by getting good grades and...

Lauren Farer

Lauren Farer is in 7th grade and her beat is women's sports. Her favorite subject is social studies. Her interest are sports, fashion, and photography. She is looking forward to learn more while still having fun.  If she coul...

Brandon Flick

Brandon Flick is in 7th grade and his beat is GATE and homework club. His favorite subject is math. His interests are in sports. He is looking forward to meeting new people. If he could share one quote with the world it would...

Sofia Arnold

Sofia Arnold is in 7th grade, and her beat is leadership. Her favorite subject is language arts. her interests are all kinds of animals. She is looking forward to start interviewing, researching, and writing articles. If she co...

Matt Kim

Matt Kim is in 8th grade and his beat is science. His favorite subject in school is physical education. His interests are playing basketball and hanging out with friends. Matt is looking forward to get good grades in his classes th...

Kabir Singh

Kabir Singh is in seventh grade and his beat is math. His favorite subject is math. His interests are playing basketball and Overwatch. He is looking forward to  learn new facts about health and newspaper. If he could sh...

Micah Vosper

Micah Vosper is in 7th grade and his beat is English Language Development (ELD). His favorite subjects are history and newspaper. He is interested in skating, football, and basketball. He is looking forward to learning how...

Korey Barnes

Korey Barnes is in 7th grade and his beat is PTA. His favorite subject is science. His interests are to write about his idol Russell Westbrook. He is looking forward to the activities and all the articles he might write. If...

Elyzabeth Andersen

Elyzabeth Andersen is in 8th and her beat is new students. Her favorite subject is math. Her interests are playing and helping her cousin. She is looking forward to being the editor in chief. If she could share one quote with...

Daniel Jochum

Daniel is in the 8th grade and is covering the PYLUSD superintendent as his beat. His favorite subject is math. His interests are video games, reading, and water polo. He is looking forward to learning in newspaper this year. I...

Michael Fernandez

 Michael Fernandez is in 7th grade and his beat is the health class. His favorite subject is newspaper. His interests are playing baseball, skating, and hanging with friends. He is looking forward to writing good sport article...

McKenna Overman

McKenna Overman is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza Sports. Her favorite subject is social studies. Her interests are volleyball and softball. McKenna is looking forward to learning new skills and  different activities ...

Alexis Talke

Alexis Talke is in 7th grade and her beat is Mr. Valburg and Mr. Marshall. Her favorite subject is science. her interests are video editing and watching youtube. This year she is looking forward to having fun and making more ...

Eleni Katsivalis

Eleni Katsivalis is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subjects are math and science. She is interested in softball and soccer. Eleni is looking forward to having a great year with the newspaper staff....

Bella Knight

Bella Knight is in 7th grade and her beat is Esperanza sports. Her favorite subject is English. Her interests include dance, art, photography, and music. She is looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things. If...

Ryen Hernandez

Ryen Hernandez is in 8th grade and her beat is social studies. Her favorite subject is history. She is interested in soccer and drawing. She is looking forward to learning how to write articles for the Matador Messenger. ...

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