The Smoke Signal

2022-2023 Staff

Leia Chu
Journalist

Leia Chu

Leia Chu is a freshman at Ripon High School. She loves to write to express herself and hopes to continue that more during her year in journalism. This year, Leia is playing volleyball for the freshman team. She loves to socialize...

Siana Zaklan
Journalist

Siana Zaklan

This is Siana Zaklan. This year, she is a sophomore at Ripon High. Siana is eager to participate in journalism this year because she wants to get more involved at Ripon High. She enjoys writing a lot, and English is her favor...

Kylie Nelson
Journalist

Kylie Nelson

Kylie Nelson is a junior at Ripon High. This is her second year being a part of the journalism crew and she loves the program. Kylie is in several clubs including Girls League, Link Crew, and Yoga Club, and is planning to join m...

Rogelio Gonzalez
Journalist

Rogelio Gonzalez

Rogelio Gonzalez is a senior at Ripon High. He plays football and runs track for the high school. This school year he is hoping to meet new people and interact with others. He is in the class to become a better writer in order...

Brett Skavdahl
Journalist

Brett Skavdahl

Brett Skavdahl is a Freshman at Ripon High. This year, Brett is trying to get good grades and become a better writer. Brett enjoys the company of many people and is very social. Brett loves to write and is very excited for hi...

Annie Wild
Journalist

Annie Wild

Annie Wild is a senior at Ripon High School. She runs on the school's cross country and track teams. Wild is taking journalism to improve her writing style as well as to create an effective news site for the school and communi...

Sage Petersen
Journalist

Sage Petersen

Sage Petersen is a current freshman. She does high school rodeo in Lincoln and boards and rides her two horses at Barnwood Stables. Sage joined journalism because she loves writing and wanted to challenge herself further in wri...

Sienna Pimentel
Journalist

Sienna Pimentel

Sienna Pimentel is currently a sophomore at Ripon High this year. This is her first year being involved with journalism and she is thrilled to be a part of it. She did cheer and track last year and will continue to do both sports...

Liliana Loya
Journalist

Liliana Loya

Liliana Loya is currently a freshman attending Ripon High. As this is her first year here, it is also her first year being in the Smoke Signal staff. She knows she will enjoy this class because she is very passionate about writing,...

Hailey Williford
Journalist

Hailey Williford

Hailey Williford is a sophomore at Ripon High. She plays tennis and takes singing lessons outside of school. She joined journalism because of her love for writing and telling stories. She hopes this will increase her outreach...

Olivia Taylor
Journalist

Olivia Taylor

Olivia Taylor is a current freshman at Ripon Highschool and this will be her first year working with the Smoke Signal staff. She looks forward to creating fun and interesting articles and improving her skill in writing. Olivia...

Leslie Diaz- Guerrero
Journalist

Leslie Diaz- Guerrero

Leslie Diaz-Guerrero is a senior here at Ripon high. Leslie is working on getting involved in clubs and the community in the near future during her last year left at RHS. Diaz hopes to be able to join as many clubs and hopes to d...

Haven Gutierrez
Journalist

Haven Gutierrez

Haven Gutierrez is a Senior at Ripon High school. This is her fourth year in journalism, and she is excited to consistently improve her writing skills throughout the year. She believes that journalism is an excellent way to pr...

Ashley Campos
Journalist

Ashley Campos

Ashley Campos is beginning her first year of high school at Ripon High. She would like this year to be unforgettable. Campos hopes to learn as much as she can, be a good influence and always lead by example. Ashley wants to get...

Sophia Hernandez
Journalism

Sophia Hernandez

Sophia Hernandez is a Freshman at Ripon High School, she intends on being involved in all the highschool experience has to offer. She hopes to get people out and involved in the community whilst bringing enjoyable articles to ...

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