The Smoke Signal

2021-2022 Staff

Abigail Thompson
Editor-In-Chief

Abigail Thompson

Abigail Thompson (Abby) is a senior at Ripon High. She has been involved in clubs at Ripon High such as Girls League, Pre-Med Club, Link Crew, Journalism, Student Senate and CSF. This year, Abby is the editor-in-chief of Journalism....

Riley Slikker
Editor

Riley Slikker

Riley Slikker is a Sophomore at Ripon High.  She currently takes part in volleyball and journalism.  Her goals for this year is to maintain good grades, and hopefully a 4.0. Riley enjoyed journalism so much last year that sh...

Faith Yuen
Editor

Faith Yuen

Faith Yuen is currently a sophomore at Ripon High and a second year Smoke Signal student. She really enjoys this class because it is a good way to meet new people and she enjoys writing. This is Faith’s first year as an edit...

Emily Paxton
Journalist

Emily Paxton

Emily Paxton is in her freshman year at Ripon high school. It is her first year being involved in Smoke Signal News. She is so excited to write and participate in the journalism community. She also loves to socialize and make...

Diana Diaz Aguirre
Journalist

Diana Diaz Aguirre

Diana Diaz Aguirre is a sophomore attending Ripon High. She's an ongoing soccer player and always strives to be the best version of herself. Her favorite interests recently have been art, jewelry, and bingeing Netflix. She hopes to wo...

Kylie Nelson
Journalist

Kylie Nelson

Kylie Nelson is a sophomore at Ripon High. This is her first year being involved in journalism and she is super excited to be a part of it. She played softball for the school last year and plans to continue playing softball be...

Brian E. Gutierrez
Journalist

Brian E. Gutierrez

Brian Gutierrez is currently a Junior at Ripon Highschool, and this is his first year being involved with Smoke Signal. He has been involved in a club such as Estudiantes Unidos and wishes to join in much more. He is fluent in S...

Anna Wells
Journalist

Anna Wells

Anna Wells is a freshman at Ripon High. She is excited to learn more about writing and meeting people along the way. Her favorite sports she likes to play are softball and volleyball but has not joined anything yet, but hopes...

Jenny Pfeifer
Journalist

Jenny Pfeifer

Jenny Pfeifer is a Junior at RHS. This is her third year being a part of RHS Smoke Signal and FFA. Her favorite part of Journalism is being able to know what events are happening at Ripon High and her surrounding community. Some...

Rogelio Gonzalez II
Journalist

Rogelio Gonzalez II

Rogelio Gonzalez is a upcoming junior who is currently a part of the Smoke Signal News and is a varsity football player. He is looking forward for taking journalism for the third year in a row because he enjoys writing articles and ...

Brooklyn Goeckeritz
Journalist

Brooklyn Goeckeritz

Brooklyn is a freshmen who is excited to start journalism. She loves reading and writing and expressing her opinion so that is why she got interested in this class. She does multiple sports including springboard diving, soccer,...

Angelina Rivara
Journalist

Angelina Rivara

Angelina Rivara is a freshman at Ripon High. This is her first year in Smoke Signal News. She is interested in Community and Student Life. She joined Journalism to expand her writing skills. Her goals for this year are to get ...

Jake Thompson
Journalist

Jake Thompson

Jake Thompson is a senior at Ripon High School. It is his first year being a part of the Smoke Signal team. He’s looking forward to taking pictures and writing articles about topics around school and in other places. Jake knows...

Layton Krygsheld
Journalist

Layton Krygsheld

Layton Krygsheld is currently a sophomore at Ripon high school and this is his first year involved with the smoke signal. One goal Layton has with being involved with SmokeSignal is to become a better writer and make new friends....

Kennedy Winter
Journalist

Kennedy Winter

Kennedy Winter is currently a freshman at Ripon High. This is her first year as a part of the Smoke Signal. Her goals for freshman year are to make more friends and become a part of the change at Ripon High. She also hopes to k...

Ollie Roberts
Journalist

Ollie Roberts

Ollie Roberts is currently a freshman and is President of both Drama Club and Crystal Club, as well as a part of JROTC and GSA. She really enjoys skating and playing video games most of the time, as well as painting. One goal s...

Baley Gardette
Journalist

Baley Gardette

Baley Gardette is new to Ripon High as a freshman. She hopes that being a part of the Smoke Signal staff will help her get more involved with the school and her community. Baley is currently a part of the GSA as a member. She is ...

Alyson Harvey
Journalist

Alyson Harvey

Alyson Harvey is currently a sophomore at Ripon High School and this is her second year involved with Smoke Signal.  Her goal for this year is to get good grades, stay on task with all her school, and also keep up with her schoo...

Natalie Becerra
Journalist

Natalie Becerra

Natalie is coming into her Sophomore year here at Ripon High. She is involved with Journalism, Cheer, and Track. Natalie is very excited to inform people about upcoming events and to grow as a writer. An activity she is most excited...

Allie Camara
Journalist

Allie Camara

Allie Camara is a Sophomore here at Ripon High. This is her second year Involved in the Journalism program as a journalist. She has a love for writing and hopes to let that show through her writing. Allie can’t wait for the even...

Annie Wild
Journalist

Annie Wild

Annie Wild is a junior at Ripon High. She runs cross country and track for the high school and dances at Ripon Academy of Dance. This school year she is the most eager to improve her writing style. She is in journalism to challen...

Kaya Whittaker
Journalist

Kaya Whittaker

Currently, Kaya Whittaker is attending Ripon High School for her sophomore year. She hopes to keep up the good grades she has attained throughout her academic career, as well as continue to get involved in activities at her s...

Haven Gutierrez
Journalist

Haven Gutierrez

Haven Gutierrez is currently a Junior at RHS, and has been involved with journalism since her Freshman year. Journalism is a great way to further advance your writing skills and technique, and that is exactly why she is involved, an...

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