Scot Scoop News

2018-2019 Staff

Kaylee George

Editor-in-Chief

Kaylee is the Editor-in-Chief of Scot Scoop News and a staff writer for The Highlander. She is a senior who plays on the varsity basketball team and enjoys...

Briana McDonald

ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Briana Jeannel McDonald is a senior at Carlmont High School who is Editor-in-Chief ScotCenter, staff writer for The Highlander, and Scotlight. She is also...

Sophie Lynd

Highlander Editor-in-Chief

Sophie is a senior at Carlmont High School. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Highlander, Carlmont's bi-monthly newspaper. When she is not in the journalism...

Kylie Lin

Scotlight Editor-in-Chief

Kylie is a senior and the current editor-in-chief of Scotlight magazine. She swims for the Carlmont varsity swim team and the Otters Swim Club, loves...

Cath Lei

Social Media Director

Cath Lei is senior during the 2018 to 2019 school year and is the Social Media Director for the Carlmont journalism program. They're passionate about Asian...

Alena Ruhstaller

Scot Scoop Editor

Alena is a junior at Carlmont High School and is in her second year of the journalism program. She's an editor and staff writer for Scot Scoop and writes...

Samantha Chu

Scot Scoop Editor

Samantha Chu is a junior at Carlmont High School. She plays on a softball travel team and practices everyday. She also has a Silver Award in Girl Scouts...

Veronica Roseborough

Scot Scoop Editor

Veronica Roseborough is a currently a junior at Carlmont High School and this is her second year in the school's journalism program. She is a staff writer...

Anna Feng

Scot Scoop Editor

Anna Feng is a junior at Carlmont High School. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing music in her spare time. Twitter: @anna_feng1 Portfolio: ht...

Sarah Cheung

Scot Scoop Editor

Sarah Cheung is a senior at Carlmont High School. She is an editor for Scot Scoop and a writer for the Highlander. Outside of journalism, she enjoys her...

Ben Balster

Scot Scoop Editor

Ben Balster is a senior at Carlmont High School who enjoys a variety of activities affiliated and unaffiliated with Carlmont, such as badminton, soccer,...

Talia Fine

Scot Scoop Editor

Talia is a water polo player and wrestler for Carlmont, as well as an avid community volunteer. In her free time, Talia likes to play with her pets, do...

Sam Hosmer

Staff Ranter

Sam is a senior at Carlmont High School. He is an active member of the local political community and volunteers for the Belmont Historical Society in his free time. @shosm...

Joseph Gomez

Segment Producer

Joseph Gomez is currently a senior at Carlmont High School. Besides writing, he's passionate about ancient Roman history, psychology, and editing videos...

Talia Schreiber

Staff Writer

Talia Schreiber is a sophomore at Carlmont High and is a staff writer for Scot Scoop. In addition to writing, she enjoys kickboxing, cheerleading, and...

Audrey Boyce

Staff Writer

Audrey is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In addition to her interest in journalism, she is a soccer player, musician, and photographer. @Audrey97718327

Jai Sinha

Staff Writer

Jai is a sophomore in his first year participating in Carlmont Journalism. He plays lacrosse, and in his free time, likes to play with his dog and watch...

Shayna Yurovitsky

Staff Writer

Shayna Yurovitsky is a sophomore who is in her first year of Media Arts. She participates in the mock trial team and does dance. Outside of school, she...

Annika Barsy

Staff Writer

Annika is a sophomore who has a passion for both literature and the arts. She actively works towards her goals and sets time aside to enjoy her life with...

Julia Rhodie

Staff Writer

Julia Rhodie is a senior at Carlmont High School and has been a member of the journalism program for two years. She is passionate about politics, social...

Joshua Baxter

Staff Writer

Joshua Baxter is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who has both a brother and a sister. He loves watching and playing sports, especially American fo...

Dantony Lewis

Staff Writer

Dantony is a staff writer at Scot Scoop and is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He enjoys watching sports and participating in after-school activities.

Andrew Shao

Staff Writer

A sophomore at Carlmont, Andrew Shao is the editor of Carlmont Key Club and plays JV Lacrosse in addition to writing for Scot Scoop. He is passionate about...

Robyn Stein

Staff Writer

Robyn is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing with her cat. Twitter: @RobynS2oo3

Ava Richards

Staff Writer

Ava Richards is a sophomore interested in film, writing, and plants. She loves to creatively express herself and hopes to one day have a role in making...

Eoin Cunningam

Staff Writer

Eoin Cunningham is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He is the founder and president of the club Movie Mates. Twitter: @eoin_cunningham  

Kevin Shimizu

Staff Writer

Kevin Shimizu is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Kevin loves to participate in the Carlmont Technical Theater Association to help maintain and work...

Rachel McCrea

Staff Writer

Rachel McCrea is a sophomore. She competes in water polo and swimming, and she enjoys writing. Twitter: @rachmccrea

Evan Ajuria

Staff Writer

Evan is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He is an avid photographer who has been taking photos for longer than he can remember. He also loves to travel...

Audrey Luey

Staff Writer

Audrey Luey is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is currently working towards becoming more involved in the journalism program. She plays volleyball...

Viveka Kurup

Staff Writer

Viveka Kurup is a sophomore. She is playing for the golf team and has lead the Scots to an undefeated season. She also enjoys recreational swimming as...

Elle Brough

Staff Writer

Elle is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. Her favorite classes are math and English, and she also enjoys playing soccer. @broughelle

Mariela Ramirez

Staff Writer

Mariela is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys photography and paddle boarding. Twitter: @Mariela48755957

Maddy Ting

Staff Writer

Maddy is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is a part of the Carlmont varsity swim team, Otters Swim Club, ASB, and the Carlmont JV water polo team....

Anna Delmas

Staff Writer

Anna Delmas is a sophomore, and spends most of her time rock climbing, walking her dog, or doing homework. She is interested in neurology and hopes to...

Mason Browning

Staff Writer

Mason is a sophomore who transferred from Aragon High School to Carlmont High School this year. He is a self-described "very chill person" to hang out...

Emma O'Connor

Staff Writer

Emma is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys playing the piano, baking, and spending time with friends and family. Twitter: @EmmaOCo74617695

Auva Soheili

Staff Writer

Auva Soheili is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys traveling, partaking in events such as the Women's March and Separation of Migrant Families...

Zachary Khouri

Staff Writer

Zachary Khouri is a sophomore who loves to read and write about a variety of different subjects. He is also involved in the Choir program. Twitter:...

Bella Reeves

Staff Writer

Bella Reeves is a sophomore who is on the Carlmont Girls’ Tennis Team. Bella has three younger siblings that challenge her patience every day. She was...

Camran Hitchcock

Staff Writer

Camran is currently a sophomore who is staff writer for the Scot Scoop. Camran enjoys running cross country and hanging out with her older sister who is...

Ellyse Holland

Staff Writer

Ellyse Holland is a sophomore who enjoys being with friends and family. She also loves photography. Twitter: @ellyse219

Katie Blondino

Staff Writer

Katie Blondino is a sophomore at Carlmont High School.  She plays soccer and runs track for Carlmont, as well as playing soccer for a club team.  She...

Miles Ozorio

Staff Writer

As well as being involved in journalism, Miles Ozorio enjoys playing sports, playing piano, and listening to music. He is involved in both boys basketball...

Alyssa Huang

Staff Writer

Alyssa Huang is a sophomore. She enjoys creating and listening to music in her free time and is part of Carlmont's music program on the trumpet.   Twitter:...

Sydney Schortgen

Staff Writer

Sydney Schortgen is a sophomore who loves meeting new people and hanging with friends. She enjoys getting lots of rest, doing new things, and consuming...

Maya Lip

Staff Writer

Maya Lip is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is a member of ASB at her school and YAC for San Carlos.  She enjoys photography, listening to music,...

Nicole Yeo

Staff Writer

Nicole is a sophomore. She enjoys music and is involved with Carlmont choir as well as the musical theater program. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading. Twitter:...

Natalie Doud

Staff Writer

Natalie Doud is currently a sophomore and this is her first year being a staff writer for Scot Scoop. She plays on the Carlmont JV volleyball team, has...

Pablo Pinilla

Staff Writer

Pablo is a sophomore who is part of the Carlmont cross country team and enjoys playing with his dog in his free time. He is also an active member of the...

Maya Benjamin

Staff Writer

Maya Benjamin is a senior at Carlmont High School. Maya has been apart of journalism for three years and is very grateful for the privilege of being able...

Ailee Lim

Staff Writer

Ailee Lim is a junior at Carlmont High School. She likes animals and enjoys writing about current events. @aileelim0

Molly Donaldson

Staff Writer

Molly Donaldson is a junior at Carlmont High School. She is a part of the Carlmont Improv Team, ASB, plays lacrosse, and is an editor for Carlmont's print...

Taisiia Yakovenko

Staff Writer

Taisiia is a junior at Calrmont High School who is involved in Journalism and many other extracurricular activities outside of the classroom.   Twitter:...

Rachel Matatyaou

Staff Writer

Rachel Matatyaou is a junior at Carlmont High School. She enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends. In her free time, she loves to be at the...

Victoria Valle Remond

Staff Writer

Victoria is a junior at Carlmont High School. She's passionate about film and is a part of Carlmont's broadcast news team, ScotCenter. Victoria is fluent...

Mandy Hitchcock

Staff Writer

Mandy is currently a junior at Carlmont High School. Apart from running, music, and homework, she spends her free time playing with her dog and going ou...

Emma Romanowsky

Staff Writer

Emma Romanowsky is a junior at Carlmont High School. This is her second year of being on the journalism staff and she is an editor for The Highlander....

Charlie McBrian

Staff Writer

Charlie is a junior in his second year of journalism. He is a staff writer for Scotscoop and the Highlander. He is an adamant consumer of music and loves...

Andrew Shen

Staff Writer

Andrew is a junior at Carlmont. He is very involved in the school through Key Club and Stem Club. He also helps those in need and is constantly giving...

Andrea Butler

Staff Writer

Andrea Butler is a junior at Carlmont High School and is currently in the Journalism program. She runs track and cross country, as well as enjoys to read...

Kimberly Mitchell

Staff Writer

As a student journalist for the award-winning Scot Scoop News, Kimberly Mitchell has reported on a variety of different subjects from Bay Area news to...

Nihal Karim

Staff Writer

Nihal is a junior at Carlmont High School. She likes to spend her free time volunteering, reading, and learning about computer science. Twitter: @nihalkarim2020  

Kathryn Stratz

Staff Writer

Kathryn is a senior during the 2018 to 2019 school year and is the Highlander Managing Editor and a Scot Scoop writer. She is the last first place holder...

Lizzy Hall

Staff Writer

Lizzy Hall is a senior at Carlmont High School. She is apart of the advanced Dance team at Carlmont and is a supervisor in ASB. In her free time, she enjoys...

Samantha Dahlberg

Staff Writer

Samantha Dahlberg is a senior who is involved in the Carlmont journalism program. She enjoys taking photos in her free time and going to the beach with...

Sean Vanderaa

Staff Writer

Sean Vanderaa is a senior and plays baseball at Carlmont. He enjoys the outdoors, has a pet cat named Vincent and spends the majority of his free time...

Nina Heller

Staff Writer

Nina Heller is a senior, and this is her third year on staff for Scot Scoop. She enjoys politics, spending time with her friends, and podcasts, as well...

Sjoerd Huitema

Staff writer

Sjoerd Huitema is a sophomore and advocate of free speech. When he is not writing, he is involved in sports and video games. His interests are game programming...

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