Remy Lakritz is 14 years old and a freshman in high school. This is her first year of taking journalism. Lakritz loves doing theatre and has done 13 shows at Cinnabar Theatre. She also enjoys watching TV shows and spending time with friends in the meantime. She joined journalism because she has always been interested in writing and interviewing people. She hopes to be able to develop her interviewing and writing skills in this class. She is looking forward to getting hands-on experience with being a journalist for a newspaper. She feels that she will be able to bring a different type of thinking when it comes to opinion pieces or any type of news. Lakritz is excited to be a part of the Trojan Tribune for the 2020-2021 school year.
Renee Machado is 14 and a freshman, making this her first year in journalism. Her hobbies include tennis, volleyball, reading, photography and art. She joined this class because when she graduates college she wants to be a photojournalist for National Geographic or any other company where she can be a photojournalist. This year she hopes she will be able to do and help out as much as she can so everyone can get the job done. She is looking forward to learning how to become a good journalist. She can bring a positive attitude and will be able to contribute many ideas to this class and everyone in it.
Casey Pectol is a 17-year old-senior at Petaluma High School and is in his first year of journalism. He plays football and baseball but has recently been branching out and finding new hobbies, one of which is writing. Casey started writing at the beginning of the shelter-in-place order due to increased amounts of free time and never stopped. He joined journalism to improve his writing skills and hopefully will continue writing in college. As he is a two-sport varsity athlete, sports writing would inevitably be what his heart desired. He has the literary range to write about any topic, but sports are where his heart is at.
Cameryn Schisler is a 14-year-old freshman at Petaluma High and it is her first year on the Trojan Tribune staff. She joined journalism because one of her favorite hobbies is writing. Schisler also enjoys being with her friends and family, baking, traveling and watching shows on Netflix such as Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds and Circle. Schisler thinks that she can contribute to this paper by using her hard work and creativity to better the paper. She hopes to write about more Petaluma news and Sonoma County news than school news. Cameryn absolutely can not wait to bring her creative thinking to the paper to better the class and anyone that reads the paper.
Destry Schultz is a 16-year-old junior who is currently taking part in his first year of journalism at Petaluma High School. He has long considered pursuing journalism as a possible career choice, and decided to take journalism to improve his writing and analytical skills. Schultz hopes to be able to come out of the class a competent journalist who is able to quickly interpret current events and news. Among his many interests are surfing, reading, writing, playing video games and working with his hands. As a member of the newspaper, Shultz looks forward to building a reputation as a reliable, hardworking member of the team. Willingness to dive into a wide array of topics and events to construct the best stories and a correspondingly wide range of opinions are what Shultz hopes he is able to contribute to the journalism team.
Amber Wurz, a first year journalist, is a seventeen-year-old senior. She loves bowling, riding horses, hiking and shopping. Wurz joined journalism because she thought it was something new she could try in her last year of high school, and could possibly be something to pursue later in life. She is looking forward to graduating this year and hopefully going to prom. She will bring creativity, new ideas and organisational skills to the class.