Patriot Power

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2018-2019 Staff

Ekaterina Kuzmenko

Editor

Ekaterina Kuzmenko has been performing Rhythmic Gymnastics since she was 5 and is currently a level 8. This year is her second at AdVenture STEM and she is 7th-grade student. With her younger brother just driving into his first year as an AdVenture STEM...

Ritika Samant

Editor

Ritika Samant is a very studious and collaborative person who enjoys working with people to achieve a common goal efficiently and realistically. She is a 12 year old, 7th grade student who is currently an Editor for the Patriot Power Publication. She...

Declan Meyer

Reporter

Declan Meyer loves doing parkour and is currently a 7th grader at the AdVenture STEM Program. One reason why he enjoys AdVenture is because it is hands on and very social. In his free time, he likes to swim and jump on trampolines. He likes puppies, snakes...

Anthony Valle

Reporter

Anthony Valle is a basketball all-star and a track and cross country finalist. After being in the AdVenture STEM Program for the past two years, he is currently a 7th grader and a Reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. He hopes to become a Basketball...

Xavier Uy

Reporter

Xavier Uy is currently in 7th grade at the AdVenture STEM Program. During his free time, he enjoys playing Tetris and loves making youtube videos on his channel. He enjoys writing articles and wants to publish seven articles this year. His favorite subje...

Diego Flores

Reporter

Diego is an amazing baseball player and is always getting requests from teams for him to play with them. He likes to play video games, and is a 7th grader at the AdVenture STEM Program. Diego likes to play Fortnite, NBA 2K18 and GTA V. Diego’s favor...

Sean Dieu

Reporter

Sean Dieu is a proud asian who that has been going to AdVenture STEM for 2 years now. He is currently a 7th grader and a Reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. He likes to play basketball, watch anime, eat food,  and play video games during his...

Ishita Misra

Reporter

Ishita Misra is a kid that starts every morning by reading an intriguing novel! She is a 7th grade student that currently attends the AdVenture STEM program at Herman Intermediate School. She enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and riding...

Jude Emanuel Ochoa

Reporter

Jude Emanuel Ochoa has a difficult middle name to pronounce and goes to Herman AdVenture. He has been going to AdVENTURE STEM for two years and is currently 7th grader in the program. He was born in Guam and was living in Daly city for a few months. When...

Daniela Diaz

Reporter

Daniela Diaz (mostly preferred as Dani) is a girl who you would find in her room playing video games in her free time. When she is not doing that she usually helps around the house or hangs out with her friends. Another activity she would do besides...

Kathleen Ha

Reporter

Kathleen Ha also known as "Kit Kat", is a 7th grader at AdVENTURE Stem located on the Herman Intermediate campus, who loves to eat food. Kathleen has hobbies like playing the piano, figure skating, eating, sleeping and after school sports, but when she...

Athena Deleon

Reporter

Athena does not do things out of her comfort zone, but coming to the AdVenture STEM Program, her new friends make her feel comfortable enough to do things she would not normally do. This is her first year as a 7th grader in AdVenture STEM. If Athena has...

Teresa Simms

Reporter

A lot of people would describe Teresa Simms as being a very energetic, friendly, and caring person. She is a 7th grade student in the Adventure STEM program at Herman Middle School. Her favorite subjects are Science and Elective. She enjoys these subjects...

Khaled Darwich

Reporter

Khaled Darwich also known as DJ Khaled, is 7th grader at AdVenture STEM who likes to play pool every day. He's a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. Being an Adventure student is a lot harder than you think. Every student has to stay on top of...

Hannah Muñoz

Reporter

Hannah Muñoz is an internet expert, she has used it for many things, from browsing memes, to playing retro games, to watching a lot of anime, and of course, using it for school. Something about her that is unique is that she has a pet dutch rabbit, wh...

Parker Thomsen

Reporter

Parker Thomsen has a number of… different interests, including carving, blacksmithing, and mountain biking. He is a learning bass guitarist and is starting play the stand up bass at the Herman/AdVenture band. He is a 7th grader at the AdVenture STEM...

Phoebe Luong

Reporter

Phoebe would spend her days teleporting around the world as a real-life witch if it was possible. She is a reporter for the Patriot Power. She is a seventh grader at AdVENTURE STEM. She  has one older sister who, in her exact words,"is in college"....

Michelle Nehorai

Reporter

Michelle Nehorai wakes up to 4 cats meowing their head off and 3 brothers who are very tired. Michelle Nehorai is a reporter for the AdVenture STEM program. She loves to read and see other peoples perspectives on things. Other than reading Michelle loves...

Jacob Lopez

Reporter

Jacob Lopez wakes up in the morning to a crested gecko hopping around, and an angry, gigantic bearded dragon. He is a 12 year old 7th grader at AdVENTURE STEM. He has been a straight A student ever since 5th grade at AdVENTURE STEM and is very proud of...

Anneke Laurence

Reporter

Anneke Laurence, a 7th grader that has been at AdVENTURE STEM since 5th grade, spent 5 months living without a kitchen or living room because her parents decided to remodel that half of the house to make the kitchen bigger. Anneke enjoys reading books,...

Enzo Gaskill

Reporter

Enzo Gaskill spends most of his mornings playing video games or finishing homework he didn't do the night before. Enzo Gaskill is a 12 year old 7th grader at AdVenture/STEM. He Currently lives in South San Jose, California. He really enjoys sports, video...

Makaylah Herbert

Reporter

Makaylah Herbert is a girl who dreams of becoming a veterinarian with her best friend/cousin and wishes she can help others in a special way. Makaylah Herbert is a 12 year old 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. She is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication....

Aolani Rodriguez

Reporter

Aolani Rodriguez goes to Adventure as a 7th grader. This is her third year at Adventure and she likes it a lot so far. She enjoys staying home to read or draw. Aolani also likes hanging out with her friends. Her favorite food is pasta, her favorite fruit...

Kaelyn Gormely

Reporter

An avid runner, Kaelyn Gormely is now a 12 year old reporter for the Patriot Power publication. Kaelyn is a seventh grader in the AdVENTURE STEM program, a straight A student, and has been going to AdVENTURE since 5th grade. Kaelyn participates in band, c...

Emilie Ngo

Reporter

Emilie Ngo spends everyday after school playing basketball. She is 12 years old and is currently a 7th grade student in the AdVenture STEM program. Emile is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. Before coming to AdVenture in 6th grade, Emilie...

Madeline Geer

Reporter

Madeline Geer wakes up everyday and is stretching 15 minutes later she has to feed her dog and make breakfast for her family. Madeline Geer is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM program located at Herman Middle School. At Adventure it is important...

Diego Trinidad-Ramirez

Reporter

It was Diego and one other person a Storm was coming in and there was no looking back. As quick as that, Diego won the game known as Fortnite. Diego is a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. He was born in San Jose and still lives there. His hobbies are...

Brandon Nguyen

Reporter

Many people don't know that Brandon Nguyen starts off his day with playing band. He currently plays the clarinet and would want to change instruments to learn something new. Brandon Nguyen is 11 years old and a 7th grader in the AdVenture STEM Program....

Sean Phi

Reporter

Sean Phi studies about physics every weekend and wishes to be a physicist when he grows up. He is a new, 2018, 7th grade student in AdVenture/STEM. Sean was very stressed out being at AdVenture because it is a new school and his first time in a middle...

Alexander Yashiro

Reporter

Alexander Yashiro is a person who knows a lot about computers, laptops, and desktops! Alexander Yashiro is a reporter in the AdVenture/STEM Program who is currently in the 7th grade. He likes math and science the most, and wants to be a programmer or...

AJ Gerard

Reporter

Anthony Gerard wakes up at 5:30 everyday and goes to band 4 times a week. Anthony's nickname is A.J. Some of his hobbies include baseball and trumpet. He has 3 brothers and 1 sister that all go to AdVenture. He also plays video games and has private trumpet...

Andrew Coscarelli

Reporter

Andrew Coscarelli is new to AdVENTURE STEM this year and is still getting used to the presentations. He is a 7th grader at the AdVenture STEM Program and his favorite subject is Social Science. Some hobbies of his include swimming and going to the beach...

Kenny Nguyen

Reporter

Kenny wants to be director/producer/actor or the first Vietnamese President of America. His actual name is Kenneth but prefers Kenny because it's shorter. Kenny Nguyen is a 7th grade reporter for the Patriot Power publication. He is currently in 7th grade,...

Hadley Arndt

Reporter

Hadley spends 7 days a week at her  gym practicing cheerleading! Hadley Arndt is a 7th grade student at the AdVenture STEM program. Some of Hadley's favorite hobbies are all-star cheerleading, dancing, and gymnastics. Hadley enjoys listening to pop and...

Sophie Campos

Reporter

Sophie Campos' family calls her Chopa Loca as her nickname because when she was younger she was super crazy. She is currently a 7th grade student at the AdVENTURE STEM program. She loves swimming and wants to be an athletic swimmer once she is a bit older....

Arvand

Reporter

   Arvand has a dog named  Walter and he has 7 animated pictures of him for no good reason. But he is the best boy and he is the tyrant of Arvand's family. Everyone must bow down to him. One of Arvands hobbies is soccer he is not in a team but he play...

Kayla Brown

Reporter

Kayla Brown is a hard working, independent person who loves doing activities with her family and friends. She is a 7th grade student who goes to AdVenture STEM and is currently an reporter. She likes Adventure because they use a lot of technology. Her fa...

Rachel Ng

Reporter

Rachel Ng enjoys drawing, hanging out with friends and thinking of ideas. She is currently a 7th grade student in the AdVenture STEM Program. She cares a lot about her friends and enjoys hanging out with them. Rachel also enjoys reading manga 0r watching...

Amanda Tharp

Reporter

Amanda Tharp's favorite sport is volleyball and currently has a goal of being a doctor. Her favorite subject in school so far is elective because she enjoys creating podcasts. Outside of school, Amanda enjoys playing volleyball and the piano. She has...

Isabelle Dela Rosa

Reporter

When Isabelle Dela Rosa and her family are watching or listening to music, they love to dance and sing to the song. Isabelle (Izzy) is currently a 7th grade AdVenture student at the age of 12. She loves to be able to work with other people and collaborate....

Allison Mak

Reporter

Allison Mak always loves to start the school day by going to her friends house to walk with them. She is currently a 7th grade student at the AdVenture STEM program. This is Allison's first year at AdVenture STEM and she has been enjoying her first yea...

Rowan Edwards

Reporter

Rowan Edwards is obsessed with collecting pencils around the AdVenture STEM campus. He is a 7th grade student and is also a reporter for the Patriot Power website. Rowan loves to hangout with his friends and family. Some of Rowan’s hobbies include reading,...

Kylie Gu

Reporter

When Kylie was in 5th grade, she started to play her second instrument which was a guitar. Kylie Gu is currently a 7th grader at Adventure STEM Middle School. She is a proud Reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. Some of Kylie's favorite hobbies...

Lucas Fields

Reporter

Lucas Fields also known as insidetree292 spends his evening doing homework and trying hard at video games. Lucas Fields is a 7th grade student that goes to the AdVenture/STEM program. Lucas likes to play video games as much as he can. His favorite game...

Manuel Parrish

Reporter

  Manuel Parrish wakes up at 5:30 everyday because his Mom works at a daycare. And he loves to draw characters from movies or TV shows! Manuel Parrish is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. He is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM...

Jaiden Cruz

Reporter

Jaiden Cruz spends his morning feeding his two small pomeranian dogs named Mika and Tazz. Jaiden Cruz is a 7th grader that is familiar with his environment because he has been at the Adventure STEM program since 5th grade. He has has a little sister named...

Christian Miyoko

Reporter

Christian Miyoko, also know Try Hard Miyoko, is a reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. Christian is currently a 7th grader at the AdVenture STEM Program and has been attending the program for the past 2 years. Being a Adventure student is harder t...

Andrew Acosta

Reporter

Andrew Acosta wakes up at 6:30 every morning to take his dog to the bathroom, put her in his bed and they both fall asleep again. He is a 7th grade student in the AdVenture/STEM program. He is currently a reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. His...

Alaina Tran

Reporter

Alaina Tran enjoys spending most of her time covering dances from songs almost everywhere, inside and outside. She is 12 years old and is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. She is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. Alaina enjoys listening...

Anthony Gonzalez

Reporter

Anthony Gonzalez is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM Program and loves watching Star Wars movies. He is a hard worker and a very helpful student. The things that he is good at is school and sports. Some things he enjoys doing is playing soccer,...

Emma DeSagun

Reporter

Emma DeSagun usually likes to start her day by working on one of her original stories. She is currently a 12 year old, 7th grade student at the AdVenture STEM program. Her favorite subject in school is Digital Journalism. Her favorite activities/hobbies...

Jenika Fernando

Reporter

Though small in height Jenika Fernando dreams big. Jenika Fernando is a seventh grader at the AdVENTURE STEM program. She came from Glider Elementary where she was president of her student body. She is 12 years old and the eldest of three children. In...

Hanna Dao

Reporter

"I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things." -Lech Walesa. Hanna Dao is a 12 year old 7th grader at AdVENTURE STEM. She is a reporter for the Patriot Power publication. Some h...

Sophie Trieu

Reporter

"I did a push-up today. Well, actually I fell down but I had to use my arms to get back up.. so you know close enough." ~unknown Sophie is a 12 year old in the Adventure Stem Program, at Herman Intermediate. She is currently a reporter for Patriot...

Ariana Estrada

Reporter

Ariana Estrada, also known as "Ari", has a goal of getting a scholarship from gymnastics to the schools UCLA, UC Berkeley, or Stanford University. Ariana is currently in 7th grade and a reporter for the Patriot Power Publication. She enjoys AdVENTURE...

Aubrey Mora

Reporter

Aubrey Mora has an attack dog, named Austin, but he's really sweet. She has an older sister which most people don't know and she also has a younger sister, who might be a bit insane. Aubrey Mora is currently in 7th grade at the Adventure STEM Program....

jasmine jones

reporter

Jasmine Jones wants to be a doctor when she grows up. In the morning she loves cleaning . Jasmine a 7th grade student at AdVenture STEM. Jasmine is a reporter for the Patriot Power Publication.  Jasmine has been in AdVenture for 2 years and this is her...

Kevin Hong

Editor-in-Chief

Kevin Hong wasn't planning on going to AdVENTURE, yet here he is now and loving every minute of it. He is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture. He is currently Editor-in-Chief and helps his two Editors publish and refine articles on the Patriot Power....

Peyton Follosco

Recorder

Peyton Follosco is unique because he can program robots. Peyton Follosco is a 7th grader in Adventure STEM.  Being an AdVenture student means being respectful, responsible, and safe. You also have to stay on top of your grades and do your work. One of...

Audrey Lu

Recorder

Audrey Lu spends her Saturdays dying in class from 9 AM to 2 PM and occasionally 5:10 PM. She is currently a 7th grader at AdVenture/STEM. She enjoys playing tennis, badminton, drawing, painting, writing, and reading. Along with English, she regularly...

Isaiah young

Recorder

Isaiah loves to go swimming in his free time as well as playing video games and helping his mom with daycare. Isaiah Young is a 7th grader and he is 12 years old. He goes to the school Adventure STEM program. Isaiah is respectful, responsible, and safe....

Jodi Edwards-Wright

Adviser

Mrs. Edwards joined AdVenture STEM in August 2016 after being an administrator for 14 years. She started her teaching career at Santa Teresa High School in 1994, teaching sophomores, juniors and seniors Desktop Publishing in the Business Magnet at ST...

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