The student news site of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California.

Scot Scoop News

2016-2017 Staff

Nikka Gribanovsky

Staff Writer

Nikka Gribanovsky is a sophomore at Carlmont and an ASB commissioner. She enjoys dancing, theater, being an active member of her local Jewish youth group...

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George Sharkey

Staff Writer

George Sharkey is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is a part of the Media Arts class. He enjoys working with technology. He also enjoys sports and...

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Kathryn Stratz

Staff Writer

Kathryn is a sophomore during the 2016 to 2017 school year. She enjoys participating in cheerleading and dance for Carlmont. She is a horse lover, book...

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Sophia Wolczko

Staff Writer

Sophia Wolczko is a sophomore in Media Arts English. She is not only a mathematician and scientist in the making, but she has won awards for her creativity...

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Izzy Bruguera

Staff Writer

Izzy Bruguera is a sophomore in Media Arts English. In her free time, she loves listening to music and playing guitar or napping with her dog.

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Ashley Huang

Staff Writer

Ashley Huang is a sophomore at Carlmont. In addition to journalism, she enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, and screenwriting. @AshIeyAtHome

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Madison Wong

Staff Writer

Madison Wong is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who enjoys playing soccer and participating in track and field. She loves to experience new things. @madisontwong

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James Bennett

Staff Writer

Charismatic and empathetic are two precise words to describe James Bennett. He loves the nostalgia of the retro '80s era of video games, music, and art.

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Sarah Cheung

Staff Writer

Sarah Cheung is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys the Media Arts classes and also participates in Carlmont's instrumental music program. @sarahhcheung

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Nicholas Mattas

Staff Writer

Nicholas Mattas is a sophomore journalist at Carlmont High School. He enjoys basketball, boxing, and streetwear. Twitter: @mattasnmattas    

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Lizzy Hall

Staff Writer

Lizzy Hall is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is on the Carlmont dance team and leads campus tours for incoming freshman and their parents. In...

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Zana Lunsford

Staff Writer

Zana Lunsford is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys writing, surfing, and spending time at the beach. She hopes that journalism...

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Samantha Dahlberg

Staff Writer

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

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Daniel Villasenor

Staff Writer

Daniel Villasenor enjoys hanging out with friends, playing League of Legends, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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Jeffrey Miller

Staff Writer

Jeffrey Miller loves to discover new things every day and practices numerous professions including producing music, drums, guitar, poetry, dance, and basketball....

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Ben Balster

Staff Writer

Ben Balster is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who enjoys a variety of activities both separate and associated with school. He plays soccer year round...

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Alexander Derhacobian

Staff Writer

Alexander Derhacobian is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. His interests include politics, foreign policy research, debate, and the occasional game...

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Ashley Marchi

Staff Writer

Ashley enjoys a number of hobbies, including dancing, drawing, and listening to music. She loves rainy days and has a passion for traveling. Twitter:...

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Olivia Chow

Staff Writer

Olivia is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys dancing and listening to music.  

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Sam Hosmer

Staff Writer

Sam is a sophomore at Carlmont in the Media Arts program. In his free time, he enjoys reading, restoring old computers, and following local politics. @shosmer4

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Nastasja Stahl

Staff Writer

Nastasja Stahl is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She's an aspiring story-boarder, avid cartoonist, and apprehensive voice actress. @NS_MediaArts

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Daniel Friis

Staff Writer

Daniel Friis is a sophomore at Carlmont High School, and he is currently in the Media Arts program. Daniel enjoys watching and playing sports during his...

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Izzy Lunderman

Staff Writer

Izzy likes to play soccer and volleyball during her free time. She also enjoys paddle boarding on the weekends and taking road trips to new places around...

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Kelsey Chandra

Staff Writer

Kelsey Chandra is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who enjoys playing lacrosse. She likes to spend time with her friends in her free time, but also...

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Amelia Espinosa

Staff Writer

Amelia Espinosa is a sophomore enrolled in the Media Arts program at Carlmont High School. She's been to five continents, loves singing, and is on the...

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Sean Vanderaa

Staff Writer

Sean Vanderaa plays baseball and enjoys the outdoors. He has a pet cat named Vincent and spends the majority of his free time on Netflix. He likes writing...

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Kylie Lin

Staff Writer

Kylie is currently a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She swims for both the Carlmont swim team and an after school club. Her favorite pastimes are drawing...

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Rachel Skrenta

Staff Writer

Rachel is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She participates in Carlmont choir and enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends in her free...

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Juliana Rinaldi

Staff Writer

Juliana Rinaldi enjoys playing sports and is currently playing on Carlmont's JV soccer team. She enjoys taking walks and spending time with family and...

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Talia Fine

Staff Writer

Talia is the sophomore class president, a water polo player, a wrestler, a lacrosse player, and a club founder at Carlmont. In her free time, she loves...

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Adrian Cunningham

Staff Writer

Adrian is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who in his free time enjoys debating with his friends. He is a prosecution attorney on the Carlmont Mock...

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Joseph Gomez

Staff Writer

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

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Kaylee George

Staff Writer

Kaylee is a sophomore and a staff writer for Scot Scoop News. She plays on the varsity basketball team and is a member of the robotics team. Kaylee also...

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Kaitlyn Gates

Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Gates is a sophomore at Carlmont. She is on the Carlmont soccer team and the track and field team. She also enjoys the outdoors and going on...

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Briana McDonald

Staff Writer

Briana J. McDonald is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who is on the varsity cheerleading team and enjoys writing. She is also in the AVID program at...

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Adriana Kurtovich

Staff Writer

Adriana Kurtovich is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends at the beach and listening to music....

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Amy Fullerton

Staff Writer

As a sophomore, Amy is a competitive swimmer and an avid water polo player. She likes to volunteer on weekends and enjoys being actively involved within...

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Katrina Wiebenson

Staff Writer

Katrina Wiebenson likes to swim and draw as much as she can. She is also on the Carlmont water polo team and Carlmont swim team. In her free time, she...

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Jianna Mojas

Staff Writer

Jianna Mojas is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys cheerleading for Carlmont Scots and dance.

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Cameron Garcia Brown

Staff Writer

Cameron Garcia Brown is a part of the Treble Clef choir and involved in GSA. She participates in various theater productions including Carlmont's spring...

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Madeline Smith-Morton

Staff Writer

Madeline Smith-Morton is a sophomore and plays lacrosse. She also enjoys swimming and hanging out with friends. @smorton_maddie

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Maxwell Jung

Staff Writer

Maxwell Jung is a sophomore at Carlmont High School who plays varsity boys volleyball. He also enjoys watching a good movie with popcorn.   @maxgjung

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Katrina Wong

Staff Writer

Katrina Wong is a sophomore at Carlmont and is currently enrolled in Media Arts English. She is in ASB and the volleyball program.

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Yazmin Tilly

Staff Writer

Yazmin Tilly loves to spend her time writing, reading, and drawing. She also likes to hang out with her friends and family.

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Ashlyn Wong

Staff Writer

Ashlyn Wong is a sophomore at Carlmont High School and is currently enrolled in the Media Arts Pathway for English. She enjoys being with her friends and...

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Sophie Lynd

Staff Writer

Sophie is a sophomore at Carlmont. In addition to writing, Sophie loves photography and going to the beach. She also enjoys spending time with family...

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Nina Heller

Staff Writer

Nina Heller is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She loves reading and hanging out with friends. @ninahellerr

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Ryan Franaszek

Staff Writer

Ryan Franaszek is a sophomore and ASB commissioner. In his free time, he plays tennis, hangs out with his friends, and enjoys playing the piano. Follow...

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Lucy Perrone

Staff Writer

Lucy Perrone is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is in the Human Relations commission in ASB and enjoys spending time with her friends outside...

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Sherilyn Kuo

Staff Writer

Sherilyn enjoys bike riding with her father and cooking with her mother. She loves cats but are allergic to them, and she loves to play with water. @s...

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Cath Lei

Staff Writer

Cath Lei is currently a staff writer for Scot Scoop News and a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She enjoys graphic design and photography, as well as...

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Phoebe Saul

Staff Writer

Phoebe Saul is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is a commissioner for the Assemblies commission in ASB and participates in leadership boards outside...

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Aliyah Wachob

Staff Writer

Along with her interest in journalism, Aliyah enjoys music and the performing arts. She is a member of Carlmont's choir and orchestra programs, as well...

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Suzanna Floersch

Staff Writer

Suzanna Floersch is a sophomore at Carlmont who enjoys performing in Carlmont's choir. One of her passions is photography, which includes taking photos...

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Lucy Gibbs

Staff Writer

Lucy Gibbs is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. She is also a devoted baseball and football fan and plays on the Carlmont lacrosse team. In her free...

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Noah Sun

Staff Writer

Noah Sun is a sophomore at Carlmont High School. He plays saxophone in the music program and is also team captain of the JV water polo team. In his free...

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Thomas Leme

Staff Writer

Thomas Leme is a sophomore at Carlmont who spent the early years of his life in Brazil before moving to the United States in 2009. He loves music and is...

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Nour Zabaneh

Staff Writer

Nour Zabaneh is a senior at Carlmont High School. She is also ASB vice president and enjoys music.

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Ryan Geronimo

Staff Writer

Ryan Geronimo is a senior in the journalism program. He is the senior class president of Carlmont High School, and he is loads of fun. He enjoys playing...

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Alyn Seymour

Staff Writer

Alyn Seymour is a junior at Carlmont High School. She is part of Scot Scoop News as a staff writer for the 2016-2017 school year. She loves her friends,...

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Jordan Greene

Staff Writer

Jordan Greene is a junior at Carlmont High School. She is a staff writer for Scot Scoop News for the 2016-2017 school year. In her free time, she loves...

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Jonny Pappas

Staff Writer

Jonny Pappas is junior at Carlmont and a proud member of the biotech institute when he is not working in journalism.

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Armon Mahdavi

Staff Writer

Armon Mahdavi is a senior in journalism at Carlmont High School.  He loves film, literature, and long walks on the beach.  He enjoys heated arguments...

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Justin Som

Staff Writer

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

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Lily Bakour

Staff Writer

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

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Estella Lippi

Scotcenter Editor-in-Chief

Estella Lippi is senior who found her home in room J2. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Scotcenter news. Estella is always with her camera to make her...

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Celine Yang

Scot Scoop Editor

Laugher. Avid reader. Hip-hop dancer and nature lover. Scot Scoop Editor and a staff writer for The Highlander. @celinenanyang See Celine's portfolio here    ...

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Megan Tao

Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief

Megan Tao is the Scot Scoop Editor-in-Chief and a staff writer for The Highlander. She is also on the varsity swim team and enjoys reading in her free...

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Jill Albertson

Staff Writer

Jill Albertson is a junior who enjoys participating in the arts, including Carlmont Choirs, Carlmont Improv, and ACDA California Coastal Honor Choir. She...

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Brooke Chang

Scot Scoop Editor

Brooke Chang is a Scot Scoop Editor who loves to play soccer. She also contributes articles and editorial cartoons to The Highlander.

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Nate Godwin

Scot Scoop Editor

Nate Godwin lives in San Carlos with his parents, dog, and sister. He likes playing and listening to music and reading. @realnategodwin

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Leea Ivanel

Staff Writer

Leea Ivanel is a junior originally from Romania that moved to the U.S. in 2010. They have a passion for debating, literature, small fluffy creatures, and...

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Connor Lin

Staff Writer

Connor Lin is a junior at Carlmont High School. He enjoys writing, graphic design, and photography. @connorlin_

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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...

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Mona Murhamer

Staff Writer

Mona Murhamer is a sophomore in the Carlmont journalism program who enjoys playing volleyball, traveling, and exploring the outdoors.  She hopes to continue...

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Sophie Penn

Segment Producer

Sophie Penn is a staff writer for the Highlander, and a segment producer for ScotCenter News. She is the Assemblies Supervisor for Carlmont's ASB and enjoys...

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Avery Adams

Staff Writer

Avery Adams is a journalism student in her senior year at Carlmont. She is currently the editor-in-chief and front page designer for The Highlander....

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Anya Meredith

Staff Writer

Anya Meredith is a senior Journalism 3 student. She enjoys playing volleyball and hanging out with friends. @anyameredith

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Adriana Ramirez

Staff Writer

Adriana Ramirez is a 16-year-old senior who takes interest in writing and biology. She enjoys spending her free time dancing, listening to music, or...

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Justin Raisner

Adviser

Adviser of student media at Carlmont High School since 2009. Avid Twitter user, runner, softball player, and sarcastic teacher. Web Curriculum Leader...

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