Patriot Power

  • March 19National walkout on March 14th a success: government contemplating gun control

  • March 8Herman girls soccer team win 6-0 against Davis

  • March 6Herman boys soccer team win 4-0 against Valley Christian

2017-2018 Staff

Michael Wilkinson


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 game designer when he's...

Logan Perry

Copy Editor

Logan is a 13-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. He has done cross country in school, in which his team won 1st place in their...

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 give the maximum to their...

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 the most and has spent half...

Evaristo Nolasco


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 computers. The things Evaristo...

Casey Fritzen


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 in his own time. His...

Daniel Kafeety


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 basketball related video...

Sasha McLin


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. Edwards and her classmates...

Andre Winkel


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, music production, go karting,...

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 to do soccer, gymnastics,...

Lucas Perez


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. He enjoys playing and watching...

Mason Firebaugh


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.

Christina Swaiss


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 and language arts. She is...

Ashley Nakagawa


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 State University. She...

Arjun Mann


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 and much more. His...

Jeremy van Ham


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 interests in journalism...

Antonio Padilla


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 because he can make a wish...

Isabella Bieganski


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 to help people and animals....

Nicolas Ramos


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 recording videos. He's...

Nate Ward


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 5th grade. Nate is excited...

Yasmine Correa


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 stuff. Her interests in journalism...

Elizabeth Felchlin


Elizabeth is currently a 13 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 in groups helps Elizabeth...

Luke Pires


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 express the minds of...

Ethan Garcia


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 burritos from his favorite...

Hayden Hogen-Esch


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 are playing games on the...

Isabella De Filippis


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 about directing, acting, and...

Angelina Ongolea


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 her education.

Ruby Carter


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 and will help her...

Owen Scheid


Owen Scheid is an editor 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 League in his free time.

Eli Stahl


Eli Stahl is a 7th grader at AdVenture STEM. She is currently 12 years old. She has curly blonde hair with dark brown roots. Eli loves to take photos and videos. She adores reading, and has at least 50 shelves of books.

Julian Gonzalez


Julian Gonzalez 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.

Hannah Nguyen


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, a class rep for ASB, a part...

Izabelle Larson


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 volleyball at Texas...

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