Scot Scoop News

2017-2018 Staff

Brooke Chang

Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

Brooke Chang is the Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief and a staff writer for The Highlander. She also plays club soccer and enjoys volunteering in her free time. S...

Sophie Penn

ScotCenter Editor-in-Chief

Sophie Penn is Editor-in-Chief of ScotCenter News, and a staff writer for the Highlander. She interns at the San Mateo Daily Journal, where she writes...

Jordan Hanlon

Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander

Jordan is a senior and the current Editor-in-Chief of The Highlander, Carlmont High School's printed publication. Her current interests include opinion...

Hanalei Pham

Scot Scoop Editor

Hanalei Pham is a Scot Scoop Editor. She also writes for The Highlander. She enjoys reading, painting, and doodling in the margins of her notebooks. She...

Kaylee George

Scot Scoop Editor

Kaylee is a junior and an editor for Scot Scoop News. She plays on the varsity basketball team and likes to be involved in the community. Kaylee also...

Talia Fine

Scot Scoop Editor

Talia is the junior class president, a Carlmont triathlete, and a club founder. In her free time, Talia likes to play with her cats, draw, and be outside. @talia_fine

Celine Yang

Scot Scoop Editor

Avid reader and writer, hip-hop dancer, environmentalist, and lover of chocolate pretzels. Scot Scoop Editor and a staff writer for The Highlander. @celinenanyang Se...

Ben Balster

Scot Scoop Editor

Ben Balster is a junior at Carlmont High School who enjoys a variety of activities both separate and associated with school. He plays multiple sports and...

Connor Rickson

Staff Writer

Connor Rickson enjoys spending time with his computer and his friends and also participates in track and field. He is 15 years old and has two more years...

Andrey Zaytsev

Staff Writer

Andrey is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music.

Ailee Lim

Staff Writer

Ailee Lim is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys writing and drawing. She hopes to become a reporter in the future. @aileelim0

Maya O'Sullivan

Staff Writer

Maya O'Sullivan is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hanging out with friends, and spending time with...

Molly Donaldson

Staff Writer

Molly Donaldson is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys playing soccer and writing in her free time. @mcdonaldsons

Samantha Chu

Staff Writer

Samantha Chu is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She plays on a softball travel team and enjoys reading in her free time. @s_chu_88

Catherine Dahlberg

Staff Writer

Catherine Dahlberg is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys running track along with playing basketball and volleyball. In her free time, she...

Taisiia Yakovenko

Staff Writer

Taisiia would gladly research any topic to expose a conspiracy theory, or anything, as a matter of fact. Twitter: @TayaYakovenko

Veronica Roseborough

Staff Writer

Veronica Roseborough is a sophomore at Carlmont. She is on the cross country and track teams. In her free time, she enjoys singing, skiing, and hanging...

Mia-Isobel Craig

Staff Writer

Mia-Isobel is a media arts student, singer, drummer, and aspiring actress. She can be a little shy but comes out of her shell once you get to know her. Twitter...

Victoria Valle Remond

Staff Writer

Victoria is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is passionate about everything film-related, history, and going to the movies alone. @vicvalleremond

Mandy Hitchcock

Staff Writer

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

Emma Romanowsky

Staff Writer

Emma Romanowsky is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In addition to being part of the journalism program, she is a club president, soccer player, and...

Anna Feng

Staff Writer

Anna Feng is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys reading, writing, and playing music in her spare time. @anna_feng1

Nisha Marino

Staff Writer

Nisha Marino is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is captain of the Carlmont JV water polo team. In her free time, she enjoys reading and baking. @nmarino07

Charlie McBrian

Staff Writer

Charlie is a sophomore at Carlmont. He is an adamant consumer of music, television, and movies. In his free time, he likes listening to music, playing...

Andrew Shen

Staff Writer

Andrew is a sophomore at Carlmont. He is very involved in the school through Key Club, basketball, and volleyball for the school teams. He also helps...

Vincent Wai

Staff Writer

Vincent Wai is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He loves to play soccer and spend time with friends and family. He was involved in the Carlmont Soccer...

Parker English

Staff Writer

Parker English is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He likes to play lacrosse at Carlmont and soccer outside of school. His favorite subjects are math...

Andrea Butler

Staff Writer

Andrea Butler is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is currently in the Media Arts program. She plays on a club soccer team, runs cross country, and...

Kimberly Mitchell

Staff Writer

Kimberly Mitchell is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys going to the beach, petting dogs, and making puns. Twitter @Kim_mitchell

Nihal Karim

Staff Writer

Nihal is a sophomore at Carlmont. She likes art, books, and coding. @nihalkarim2020

Alexander English

Staff Writer

Alex English is a sophomore at Carlmont who plays soccer and lacrosse.  Alex loves to be outdoors and scuba dive.  He spends his free time with friends...

Francesca D'Urzo

Staff Writer

Francesca D'Urzo is currently a sophomore at Carlmont and has always had a passion for writing and reporting. She is also on the Carlmont Advanced Dance...

Rachel Borshchenko

Staff Writer

Rachel Borshchenko is a senior in her third year of journalism. She is also an editor for the Highlander and a member of ASB. She enjoys good food and...

Riley Collins

Staff Writer

Riley Collins is a junior who enjoys volleyball, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She is currently in the Journalism program. @rileyycollins

Kathryn Stratz

Staff Writer

Kathryn is a junior during the 2017 to 2018 school year and is a Scot Scoop opinion writer and Highlander editor. She is the current first place holder...

Zana Lunsford

Staff Writer

Zana Lunsford is a junior at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys writing, surfing, spending time with friends, and spending time at the...

Sean Vanderaa

Staff Writer

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

Kylie Lin

Staff Writer

Kylie is a junior at Carlmont High School. She swims for both the Carlmont swim team and an after-school club; her favorite pastimes include sketching...

Katrina Wiebenson

Staff Writer

Katrina Wiebenson is a junior at Carlmont. She is on the Carlmont water polo and swim team. On her free time, she enjoys drawing and going to the beach...

Nina Heller

Staff Writer

Nina Heller is a junior in Journalism II. She enjoys being outdoors, playing the guitar, and spending time with family and friends. @ninahellerr

Cath Lei

Staff Writer

Cath Lei is currently a staff writer and social media manager for Scot Scoop News and a junior at Carlmont High School. They enjoy graphic design and photography,...

Justin Som

Staff Writer

Justin Som is a senior at Carlmont High School who participates in community service every month to help the city. He enjoys arguing with others and is...

Lily Bakour

Staff Writer

Lily Bakour is a senior who loves to capture moments and write about them in her articles in The Highlander and broadcast videos on ScotCenter. When she...

Nicole del Cardayre

Staff Writer

Nicole del Cardayre is a senior at Carlmont who plays lacrosse and enjoys writing.

Skylar Weiss

Staff Writer

Skylar Weiss is a senior at Carlmont and on the Editorial Staff of its newspaper, The Highlander. She loves going to the beach and playing water polo....

Connor Lin

Staff Writer

Connor Lin is a senior at Carlmont High School. He enjoys writing, graphic design, and photography. He is currently Managing Editor for The Highlander. @connorlin_

Mackenzie O'Connell

Staff Writer

Mackenzie O'Connell enjoys writing in her free time. She won a Stanford Youth writing contest and was published in their book. Mackenzie also enjoys spending...

Mona Murhamer

Staff Writer

Mona Murhamer is a senior in the Carlmont journalism program who seeks out dangerous situations for a good story. Her hobbies include journalism, journalism,...

Editorial Staff

Site Editors

The Scot Scoop editorial staff strives to maintain reliable reporting while covering the hard-hitting topics that interest our community. Content on Scot...

Sarah Cheung

Segment Producer

Sarah Cheung is a junior at Carlmont High School. She enjoys English and history classes and also participates in Carlmont's instrumental music program. @sarahhcheung

Samantha Dahlberg

Segment Producer

Samantha Dahlberg is a junior who is involved in the Carlmont journalism program. She enjoys playing volleyball in her free time and going to the movies...

Daniel Friis

Segment Producer

Daniel Friis is a junior at Carlmont High School, and he is currently in the journalism program. Daniel enjoys watching and playing sports during his free...

Joseph Gomez

Segment Producer

Joseph Gomez is currently a junior at Carlmont High School. Besides writing, he's passionate about ancient Roman history and all things Quentin Tarantino. @jammyborkbork

Briana McDonald

Segment Producer

Briana J. McDonald is a junior at Carlmont High School who is a segment producer for ScotCenter, staff writer for The Highlander, and Scotlight. She is...

Rachel Matatyaou

Staff Writer

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

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