A forum for student creativity, discussion, and resources.

Highland Sun

A forum for student creativity, discussion, and resources.

Highland Sun

A forum for student creativity, discussion, and resources.

Highland Sun

2022-2023 Staff

Aly Propes
Opinion and Spotlight Editor

Aly Propes

Aly Propes (12) loves nature, humans, and all forms of art. Driven by a passion for understanding, healing, and ambition for connection, Aly wants to learn everything she can about the people and world around her. In her free...

Seth Adair
reporter

Seth Adair

Seth Adair (9) was adopted from Ethiopia when he was eight months old. When he's not writing, he’s probably looking through Pinterest while watching TV. His favorite color is sage green. He loves dogs and is a massive Swiftie a...

Jaci Penton
Reporter

Jaci Penton

Sophomore Jaci (Jace) Penton is excited to be writing for the Highland Sun this year. She has been doing theater for four years and has been writing and drawing for longer. Jaci has performed in a few Highland High School show...

Syd Tuituu
Reporter

Syd Tuitu’u

Freshman, Syd Tuitu’u, is an advocate for the AAPI, BSU, and LAC Club. She likes reading books, spending quality time with his friends and family, and taking pictures of memorable moments. Syd also has a passion for Polynesi...

Hinckley Thurmond
reporter

Hinckley Thurmond

When not doing schoolwork, freshman Hinckley Thurmond loves to spend her time reading, painting, and sewing new clothes. She loves to listen to music, hang out with friends, and play tennis. Hinckley loves all things fashion and wa...

Livie Shamrock
Reporter

Livie Shamrock

Livie Shamrock (9) is a creative and funny friend who always knows how to lighten the mood. If she isn’t in school, she is probably at home watching a horror movie. She loves laughing with her friends and shopping down at Su...

Daniel Espinoza
Reporter

Daniel Espinoza

Daniel Espinoza's (9)  favorite thing to do is play basketball. He's been playing since he was five, but has been playing for an actual  team since ten years old. His favorite color is black because it can match with anything and ...

Abbey Rockwell
Reporter

Abbey Rockwell

Abbey Rockwell, a Freshman, is a hardworking and positive student. When not at school Abbey enjoys baking, playing soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with her friends. She also loves to watch TV shows and movies. Some...

Colten Stoutenburgh
Reporter

Colten Stoutenburgh

Freshman Colten Stoutenburgh has a passion for sports such as basketball and football. He went to Highland Junior High before this where he played both football and basketball! Colten also enjoys spending time with family and f...

Adeline Tolman
Reporter

Adeline Tolman

Adeline Tolman(12) is obsessed with all things written, as exemplified by the three different English classes she is taking this year instead of relaxing. Her senior year is a bit of a frantic scramble with her AP classes, five diffe...

Adana Venegas
reporter

Adana Venegas

This is Adana Venegas (9) She enjoys being athletic, paddle boarding, hiking, swimming, dancing, softball, and gymnastics. She also really enjoys poetry and art. She has eight siblings and a pet dog! Some of her good friends a...

Layni Backus
Reporter

Layni Backus

Layni Backus (9) is a JV cheerleader and former competitive dancer. She enjoys the outdoors, vacations, watching movies, and helping others. Layni is a quick learner and is always willing to try her best. In her free time she ...

Makayla Bair
Reporter

Makayla Bair

Makayla Bair is a senior in journalism, while her free time is usually spent working or hanging out with her friends, she also enjoys playing her guitar and online shopping. Her favorite artists are Lana del Rey and Taylor swift....

Hailey Hancock
Reporter

Hailey Hancock

Hailey Hancock is a senior who loves to spend time with friends and family. If you somehow do manage to catch her when she's not running around with friends, she’s most likely binging some of her favorite  T.V shows. She c...

Robert Mendez
Reporter

Robert Mendez

When Robert Mendez (9) isn't doing his school work, he is usually playing basketball, watching sports, or hanging out with friends. He comes from a big family consisting of two sister and one brother.His favorite thing to do with them ...

Audrey Cooper
Reporter

Audrey Cooper

Audrey Cooper (12) is a first year journalist who strongly values the environment, sustainability, and inclusivity. During her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, and taking naps with her cats. She is looking f...

Chloe Nelson
Reporter

Chloe Nelson

Chloe Nelson is a senior in journalism and loves Gilmore girls, she also enjoys listening to Frank Ocean and Phoebe Bridgers. Her favorite colors are pink and red and often spends most of her free time shopping and hanging out...

Brigham Larson
Editor of News and Features

Brigham Larson

Brigham Larson (11) is back, and this time…it’s personal. Larson enjoys writing poetry and screenplays, hanging out with his family, watching sitcoms, and revisiting his favorite cult classic films (his passion for the 1989...

Bella Mendez
Spotlight and Pop culture editor

Bella Mendez

Bella Mendez (12)  is a second year writer and a section editor for the Highland Sun! When she is not writing, she is hanging out with her friends and family, going to concerts, and shopping. She is excited for her last year at...

Tyra Garrett
Sports and Video Editor

Tyra Garrett

A fun and creative personality, Tyra Garrett (12) not only loves writing for the Highland Sun, but also loves making segments for Hawk News! She’s passionate about playing her drums, watching sports, enthusing about the lat...

Leslie Cheret
Advisor

Leslie Cheret

Leslie Cheret is the intrepid advisor for The Highland Sun News and The Talon yearbook! She also loves hanging out with the seniors in her English classes. When not doing Hawky things on campus, she loves watching movies- action...

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