2017-2018 Staff

Antonio Padilla

Reporter

Antonio is 12 years old, He likes anime like Naruto and Dragon ball. He likes to play on his computer and PS4 because he likes to play Overwatch, Xenoverse 2, and Grand Theft Auto V. He also likes to collect all 7 dragon balls...

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Mason Firebaugh

Photographer

Mason is just a kid that goes to AdVenture. He likes to play baseball. He likes to play basketball with his friends. Also he likes to play video games.

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Jeremy van Ham

reporter

Jeremy is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. He believes that being an AdVenture student is hard, but fun and rewarding. Sometimes students don't get any homework and other times they get bombarded with stuff to do. Jeremy's...

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Isabella Bieganski

Reporter

Isabella Bieganski is a new student at AdVenture STEM and is currently 12 years old. In her free time, she loves to paint and do crafts. Isabella has been swimming for her local swim team for almost five years now. She loves...

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Nicolas Ramos

Reporter

Nicolas Ramos is a student at AdVenture. He is a 7th grader and has been attending this school for three years. He plays soccer, loves to go outside and play video games at home when he's bored. He's good at taking pictures and...

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Nate Ward

Reporter

Nathaniel Ward is one of the two male reporters for Patriot Power publication. He has been a student at Adventure STEM for the past three years! In the 7A class, only 21 students out of the 32 have been part of the program since...

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Michael Wilkinson

Reporter

Michael Wilkinson is 13 years old and has been a student in AdVenture STEM for three years. At home he likes to watch anime and play video games. He also likes to do math and coding. The job he wants to be a professional video...

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Casey Fritzen

Editor

Casey Fritzen is a student at AdVenture STEM. Casey's favorite subjects are science, history and PE. His favorite things to do are ride dirt bikes and skateboards. Casey runs cross country for his school, and he does martial arts...

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Christina Swaiss

Reporter

Christina Swaiss is a 7th grader in AdVenture STEM. This is her first year at this school, and she enjoys being a student in this program. Christina likes to paint and listen to music. Her favorite subject in school is science...

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Yasmine Correa

Reporter

Yasmine is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. She is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. Yasmine believes that being an AdVenture student is amazing because you get to do a lot of projects and do a lot of fun...

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Elizabeth F

Reporter

Elizabeth is currently a 12 year old student at AdVENTURE STEM whose favorite subjects are math and PE. She likes the AdVenture program because they use tech in all their classes (except for PE) and work in groups often. Working...

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Ashley Nakagawa

Reporter

Ashley Nakagawa is a reporter and a photographer for the Patriot Power publication. Ashley is a currently a student at AdVenture STEM. She doesn't play any after school sports or participates in any clubs. She wants to go to Hawaii...

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Daniel Kafeety

Reporter

Daniel Kafeety is a 7th grade student in AdVenture STEM at Herman. He has been in the program for two years and is hoping to stay until 8th grade. Daniel Kafeety was born in the USA. His hobbies are playing basketball and playing...

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Luke Pires

Reporter

Luke has been at this school for three years. His interests include drawing, cartooning, video games and basketball. His favorite subject is science, because you never know what's going to happen. He wants to do publications that...

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Logan Perry

Copy Editor

Logan is a 12-year-old boy at AdVenture Stem. He is in 7th grade and is a copy editor for the Patriot Power publication. His main hobbies are soccer, football, and video games. Currently, at school is he doing cross country. Recently...

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Ethan Garcia

Reporter

Ethan Garcia is a 7th grade student in the AdVenture STEM program at Herman. His favorite subject in school is science. His hobbies include, playing video games, laying down, reading, and doing nothing. His favorite foods are...

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Evaristo Nolasco

editor

Evaristo Nolasco is still new to AdVenture STEM and is learning how to work in a  group and learn new concepts. Evaristo is the type of person you want to go to if you have a problem with technology because he knows how to fix...

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Hayden Hogen-Esch

Reporter

Hayden is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. Hayden is interested in journalism because he believes that he could get rich and famous if he gets good enough to write for a big newspaper. Hayden's interests outside of school...

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August Pfeilsticker

Copy Editor

August Pfeilsticker is a 12 year old, 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. He's a Copy Editor for the Patriot Power publication. Being an Adventure student is a large responsibility. Students have to stay on top of their grades, always...

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Isabella De Filippis

Reporter

Isabella is currently 12 years old and a student in AdVenture STEM. Some of Isabella's interest are sports and making movies. Isabella is a hard-working student with a 4.0 GPA. Isabella wants to go to college at UCLA to learn ...

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Angelina Ongolea

Reporter

Angelina is a student who attends AdVenture STEM at Herman. She loves science and physical education. She is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and strives to exceed in school. She loves food and wants to be a video editor after she finishes...

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Lucas Perez

Photo/Editor

Lucas Perez is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. He's a student at AdVenture STEM whose favorite subjects are math and science. He thinks the best part of AdVenture is the Makerspace Lab and the Green Screen room....

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Arjun Mann

Reporter

Arjun Mann is a 7th grade student at AdVenture Herman. He likes to watch videos and take devices or electronics apart and put them back together. He also likes to watch movies with his family, go outside and a bike with his friends...

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Ruby Carter

Reporter

Ruby Carter is currently a new 7th grader at AdVenture STEM and enjoys being a part of the program. She loves to collaborate and communicate with a variety of different people. She feels the projects in AdVenture are more interesting...

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Izabelle Larson

Student

Izabelle Larson is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. In her spare time she likes to play volleyball. She also plays for a competitive volleyball club named Fusion. Izabelle is a hard-working student who has a dream of playing...

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Owen Scheid

Reporter

Owen Scheid is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. He goes to the AdVenture STEM program at Leonard Herman Intermediate. He likes to read and is very good with technology. He plays baseball for the Santa Teresa Little...

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Ariel Velasquez

Editor in Chief

Ariel is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. When Ariel found out that she was going to be taking Digital Journalism, she was very excited and couldn't wait to get started. Ariel is also a very athletic student; she loves...

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Brandon Vincze

Copy Editor

Brandon Vincze is a Layout Editor for the Patriot Power publication. Brandon likes to play Terraria with Nick Pierce. Some of his hobbies are hockey, video games, K1 Speed, and eating. Overall Brandon Vincze likes video games...

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Eli Stahl

Reporter

Eli Stahl is a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. She is currently 12 years old. She has curly blonde hair with faded blue tips. Eli loves to take photos and videos. She loves reading: a lot.

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Sasha McLin

Reporter

Sasha McLin is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. She is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. Sasha has great taste in writing, reading and loves physical education. She believes that studying journalism with Mrs....

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Julian

Reporter

Julian is twelve years old. He is a seventh grader at AdVenture STEM. He likes to play video games a lot, and his favorite food is pizza. He aspires to be a famous photographer.

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Hannah Nguyen

Reporter

Hannah Nguyen is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. She is continuing her education as a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM located at Herman Intermediate. Some activities and hobbies that she does is band/marching band,...

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Andre Winkel

Editor in Chief

Andre Winkel is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. He was born in South San Jose and currently lives there. Andre is currently an editor for the Patriot Power publication. His hobbies include playing soccer, piano, swimming,...

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