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Staff 2016-2017


Marycarmen Perez

     Hi, my name is Marycarmen Perez I am 13 years old and I am in 8th grade. I have a younger brother and well I had a dog. I don't really have a favorite subject but I just like history. My favorite TV shows are Gilmore Girls and basically TV shows from like the 1900’s. I like playing sports but just at my house. I never get enough privacy, Oh and my favorite food is posole, but I pretty much eat anything that taste and looks good. I can't wait for high school and a great year in 8th grade.


Ariadna Gonzalez

    Hi, my name is Ariadna Gonzalez. I am 12 years old and I am an 8th grader. My birthday is October 3. I have an average sized family that consists of my mom, dad, one brother, and one sister. I am the middle child in the family, with a 14-year-old sister and a 2-year-old brother. My favorite TV show is the Fosters or Strange Things. My favorite color is blue and green. My goal in life is to become a doctor and to travel to Paris, France someday.


Mariela Arellano

    Hi, my name is Mariela Arellano and I’m in 8th grade. I’m unfortunately still 12 years old but have a sister that is 8 years old, and a brother that is 26. My favorite colors are red and black and I really like Italian food. Music is everything for me, so usually before or  after school  you’ll see me with ear buds. When I'm older I would also want to be a DJ. My current favorite TV show is American Horror Story. If you give me toothpicks (that haven’t been in your mouth breh) we will be very good friends. 


Alejandro Vega

    Hi my name is Alejandro but I go by Alex. I come from a family of five made up of two brothers, my mom and dad, and I. I have a cat and used to have a dog. Before middle school, I attended California Elementary School.  On my free time, I usually like to play video games and skate, read, or hang out with my friends. At school my favorite subject is World History, because I find it fun learning about our past. My favorite foods are bacon, pizza, and tacos. To kill time, I watch Netflix. My favorite shows are Parks and Recreations and Bob’s Burgers.


Thu Nguyen

        Hi my name is Thu Nguyen, I am a 7th grader. I'm 12 years old and my birthday is April 14th. I come from a family of 5 and I live with my parents along with my two sisters and two brothers. My little sister is in 4th grade at California Elementary School, and my older sister is a junior at Mater Dei High School. My two brothers are the oldest one attends UCI and the other attends Saddleback College, and also an intern to be a fireman. I have a pet hamster that I share with my little sister, which we named Hammy. My best friends are Kaya, Nicole, and Alyssa. My favorite subject in school is math and I enjoy cloudy and rainy days. In the future, I hope to attend UCLA and earn a scholarship for gymnastics. Gymnastics is my favorite sport, and I am about to compete level 7. One of my gymnastics goals is to be an Olympic hopeful for the 2020 or 2024 Olympics. Although I enjoy doing gymnastics, I also enjoy watching basketball. My absolute favorite type of dog is called a Corgi but my favorite animal is a monkey, specifically the chimpanzee. I love to go to Starbucks and order the strawberry acai. My favorite bakery dessert at Starbucks is the lemon icing cake and the banana bread. 


Grace Mits

    Hi my name is Grace Mits, I’m 12 years old. My birthday is June 28, 2004. I’m in 7th grade, my elective is Publications and I look forward to doing the yearbook and other fun activities. The feeder school I went to is TeWinkle’s neighboring school, California Elementary. I have many different species of pets including dogs, turtles, chinchillas and many more. I have a family of six and we all love going to the beach and pool together. My favorite subject in school is Math and History. I like to go to Subway and Souplantation on special occasions. My favorite sport is gymnastics.  I compete for Scats Gymnastics gym team. I want to try out for cheer, track, and Field. Some of my friends from my old school are Lily, Sydney, Sofie, Nicole, and Kaya. Two new friends I’ve made this year are Bry A. and Emilee. 


Blake Peck

     Hello fellow students, my name is Blake Peck, and I am a 11-year-old boy who was born in Boynton Beach, Florida. I love sports such as baseball, football, and basketball; this year I have chosen to play baseball year around, because I feel that later on in high school I’m going to want to play a sport and I think that sport is baseball. I have a brother and six animals, their names are Spike, Butch, Roxy, Maggie, Lily, and Bacon, and I live with my mother and father. My best friends are Kaiden, Trevor, Justin, Trae, and Boogie. I was born during a hurricane, which they named Jeanne, in Boynton beach Florida and then all the way across Florida and it kept on going. 


Lily Shandalove

      Hi, my name is Lily Shandalove, and I am 12 years old. I am in 7th grade here at TeWinkle. I live with my mom, dad, and 5 year old sister. I have a 7 year old Swiss Mountain dog named Reno, and a bunny named Dali. I love going to the beach, I enjoy surfing, collecting shells, and swimming at the beach. My hobbies include skateboarding, taking pictures, reading, surfing, hanging out with friends, and doodling. I would say that my favorite foods are ice cream, streak, boba, smoothies, and almost any fruit ever invented. I enjoy listening to many different types of music, and going to concerts. My favorite color would have to be almost any shade of green and blue. I hope to have a great year filled with fun and friends.


Griffin Meyer

     Hello, my name is Griffin Meyer and I am 13 years old. My favorite subjects in school are science and publications. My favorite foods are pizza, sushi, and steak. At home I enjoy playing with my dogs and drawing. I have also been a Halloween freak since I was three years old. This year I hope I can get good grades and have a fun year at TeWinkle.


Monik Rodriguez

   Hi my name is Monik Rodriguez and I am in 7th grade. My birthday is June 26, 2004 and I have a sister in 9th grade. My family includes my sister, mom, and dad, and I. My favorite T.V. shows are “The Simpsons”, “Pretty Little Liars”, and “Family Guy”. My favorite subjects are history and publications.  My favorite places to go at are Forever 21, Starbucks, and Panera Bread. I to play soccer and I want to learn how to play volleyball. On my free time, my family and I like to go and explore new places that we’ve never been to before. When I grow up, I want to travel the world with my sister and be a designer. This year, I look forward to taking photos and having a great year with my friends.


Michael Mgerian

     My name is Michael Mgerian and I am a 7th grader, my birthday is January 22, 2004. My favorite school subject is Math, History, Science, and my favorite food is Taco Bell. I have 1 brother, a Mom, and a Dad. Whether it is eating dinner or staying at home and doing nothing, we enjoy having family time together. A few sports I wish to play in middle school are volleyball, basketball, and track; I currently play basketball and am very good. 


Alondra Alvarado

   My name is Alondra Alvarado, I am in 8th grade, and this is my first year in publications. I have 3 guinea pigs their names are Luna,Tiny and baby I love animals and my favorite movie is Bambi. I also love aesthetic stuff my favorite color is pastel pink. I like how our class gets very excited when new projects or work comes up because that makes others around them want to do it too and try their very best on the projects and boosts up people's confidence to try and work their best. So far it is very fun and lots of hardworking people in publications. I like how we discuss on how to take pictures and what we are going to do further in when we get into the school year. I also value how we can all work together to do things for our school, for example take pictures of the school's activities and school field trips and other fun things we do at school, for the yearbook. We are all very friendly and kind to each other and work together to solve our problems.


Jackie Duran

Hello,  my name is Jackie Duran. I am 13 years old and I am an 8th grader.I was born on May 23, 2003. I like to hang out with my friends whenever I can. I take DJ lessons at SOY. I like to play sports especially soccer and softball. I have three siblings Javier, Maria, and Reyna. My favorite color is black.  Last year was pretty fun and hoping this year will be the same.



Mayreli Abundis

   Hi! My name is Mayreli Abundis and I'm in 8th grade. I'm 12 years old and I have one sibling that is so annoying. Two of the things I like doing is hanging out with my friends and drawing. One of my favorite sports is soccer. My favorite colors are black and blue. I'm really looking forward to this year. 


Mariah Rosales-Medina

         Hi, my name is Mariah Rosales-Medina. I am 12 years old. My birthday is on September 26, 2003. I have two siblings a baby brother and a little sister. My bother is 3 years old and my sister is 8 years old. Their names are Gianna and David. I’m the oldest so I have to take care of them. My favorite subject is Publications, Math, and P.E. I Like cats my favorite animal is a Snow Leopard. My favorite color is Aquamarine. I like to eat pizza and pasta. My favorite place to eat is at Olive Garden, Boudin, and Famous Dave's. I like to shop to Forever 21, Crossroads, and Deluxe. I like vintage stores. My favorite thing to do is draw and go to Disneyland with my family.

Destiny Radillo

    My name is Destiny I am 12 years old and my favorite sport is basketball. My favorite colors are turquoise and purple. I like science and language arts, and I’m really looking forward to making new friends and learning new things!


Jack Nash

     Hello I’m Jack Nash. I’m 13 years old. I play basketball, football, volleyball, and golf. What I like to do for fun is fish and play sports. I like hanging with my friends and family. My favorite food is Tacos. I prefer Apple to Samsung. I like taking pictures and videos. I have 4 members in my family. My mom and dad , and 2 sisters: including me, there are 5.  I'm the middle child. My little sister is named Taylor. She is in 5th grade and she goes to California school. My older sister Katie is in 11th and she goes to Estancia. I hope to have a great year here in TeWinkle middle school.


Kaya Pagard

     Hi my name is Kaya Pagard. I am in 7th grade. I have two older sisters and one little sister. My oldest sister’s name is Laura, and she is twenty-one years. Next, is my sister named Summer, she is sixteen years old and goes to Estancia. Then, is me! Last but not least, is my little sister, Chloe is two years old. Chloe is so chubby and cute!  My favorite animal is an elephant and my favorite color is a light mint color called whipped mint. My friends that I hang out with are Thu, Nicole, Rachel, Alyssa, Lily, Grace, Valeria, Kim, and Olivia. 


Olivia Shallahamer

    Hi my name is Olivia Shallahamer. I love my family and God. My favorite food is chipotle burritos. I would love to travel to Paris and Greece. My favorite color is purple. Cheer is my hobby. On my free time I like to swim, hang out with friends, and go to the mall. My favorite TV show is Once Upon a Time. I also love fashion. When I grow up I want to be a professional fashion designer.


Madison Schetselaar

    Hi, my name is Madison Schetselaar and I’m 12 years old. I have two pets, a dog and a cat. My favorite subject in school is math, but I also like language arts and science. My besties are: Alana, Trevor, Sofia, Sydney, Yuhan, Grace, and Alyssa. My favorite sport is volleyball. Some hobbies I enjoy are hanging out with friends and reading. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite color is blue. My favorite books are the Harry Potter series. All in all, I am looking forward to a great 7th grade year!


Sydney Bantel

     Hi, my name is Sydney Bantel, and I am 14 years old. I’ve just started the 8th grade. I live in a family of 4 with my mom, dad, and brother in the 5th grade. I have 3 pets: 1 dog named Pumpkin, 2 cats named baby, and tiger. My favorite subject in school is language arts, also free writing. My favorite things to do are hanging out with friends and do arts and crafts. Other fun facts about myself is that I like the color purple, I usually wear jeans and my favorite type of food is sushi, and my “best-loved” numbers are ‘2, 4, 8’. Five adjectives to describe me are: fun, silly, good imagination, responsible.


Alyssa Garrett

     Hi my name is Alyssa Garrett. My favorite thing to do is hangout with my friends and going to beach. I really like to eat hot dogs and watermelon. I do have 1 step brother, that is almost 1 ½ and he is my only sibling. Some sports I play are soccer and volleyball, and I am very excited to play them for the school this year. I have all honors classes with the best teachers and students, which I work very hard with. I have had a great first week of school and it's not as scary as you think it is when you first get there, because you're with your friends and the staff and teachers are super nice. I hope to have an amazing year at Tewinkle Middle School! 


Ramiro Coyotzi

    Hi my name is Ramiro Coyotzi. I'm a 7th grader and I'm 12 years old. A few of my favorite hobbies are playing soccer and basketball. My favorite color is black. I have a total 5 members in my family. My family members are my Mom, Dad, and my 2 little sisters. My favorite subjects in school are P.E and lunch. My favorite TV show is the Simpsons. Snakes are my favorite animals. Lastly, I like school.


Natalia Araiza

     Hey! I’m Natalia Araiza!! I’m in 8th grade and I’m 13 years young. I’m really outgoing, weird, and super talkative! Ever need a laugh? Well I’m here! My favorite colors are black, purple (no not because of Justin a.k.a the LOVE of my life), and navy blue. I do not have any siblings, just a pet fish named Patricia. My favorite subject in school is lunch, if that doesn't count then its publications.


Emelyn Tototzin

     Hi my name is Emelyn Tototzin. I am a 7th grader I am 12 years old. My birthday is on January 16. I have 2 sisters and 1 brother. I almost forgot, I have 1 dog and 2 turtles. My favorite color is black. I love going to the movies with my family. I also love going to restaurants with my family. I hope I have a fun and successful 7th grade year!


Ingrid Benitez

   Hi! My name is Ingrid. I am 13 years old and I love to listen to One Direction. I am in 8th grade. I also like to hang out with my friends. My favorite color is blue. My favorite drink is Arizona. That’s a little preview about me.


Tara Schroeder

    Hi, my name is Tara Schroeder and I’m in 7th grade.  I am 12 years old and my birthday is August 25, 2004.  I have 1 sister and 1 brother; I am older than them.  My favorite food is pasta and my favorite color is purple.  My favorite TV show is Little House on the Prairie.  I also like The Brady Bunch.


Adlai Silva

     My name is Adlai Silva. I am 13 years old and I am the oldest. I have a younger sister and a baby pug. My favorite color is blue and my favorite food is In-N-Out Burgers. I make YouTube videos and play video games. I play some instruments like guitar and piano. My entire family, other then my parents, live in Mexico. I like to hang out with friends. I also like Star Wars. I like to troll my friends and random peope in online games. Dogs and penguins are my favorite animals, and I like to play outside as well. Well, this is me so um...bye...stop reading… there's nothing left to read… oh wait never mind……………………...YOU'RE STILL HERE?!?!?!?!?