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Three Penny Press

2016-2017 Staff

Jordyn Kazmouz

Paper and Online Editor-in-Chief

Jordyn Kazmouz is a senior and on her third year of staff. She is a part of the International Baccalaureate program, National Honor Society, and Name That Book team. Kazmouz loves writing and hopes to go to college to major in...

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Aaron Wong

Paper Editor-in-Chief, Features Editor

Aaron Wong is a senior this year and Editor-in-Chief. This will be his third year on staff of the Three Penny Press. When he is not involved working on the latest issue, he is tutoring with the National Honor Society or typing...

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Olivia Youngdahl

Editor At Large

Youngdahl is a second-year staff member on Three Penny Press. In her free time, she likes to take photos and hang out with her friends. She also enjoys going to the dog park with her dog, Sammy. After she graduates, Youngdahl...

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Kate Jones

Entertainment Editor

Kate Jones is a Junior and an Entertainment Editor on staff. She is in Belles, NHS, and Girl Scouts when she’s not with TPP. Her favorite activities are reading and dancing. After she graduates, she hopes to go into the medical...

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Amber Duarte

Business Manager

Amber Duarte is a senior and Business Manager for the Three Penny Press newspaper. She is also the Vice President of the Bellaire Technical Theatre Club and a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. After she...

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Stephanie Sonik

Staff Writer

Stephanie Sonik is a junior this year. This was her first year on staff of the Three Penny Press as a writer. Besides newspaper, some of her other passions included playing with her pet cat, drawing, and doing digital arts and...

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Miguel Carrion


Miguel is a senior and a first year videographer. Outside of the Three Penny Press, Miguel is active in his community as an active volunteer and as a current member of LULAC. He loves watching and playing sports and is a member...

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Asia Youngs Bailey


Senior Asia Youngs-Bailey is a first year photographer and videographer for the newspaper. She is an officer for the Photo Society and is a part of the Teen Counsel for the Contemporary Arts Museum. She enjoys going out to the...

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Fayth Kemp

Staff Writer

Fayth Kemp is a sophomore who loves to dance, play volleyball and hang out with her friends. She is on the Belles dance team and practices other sports in her free time. She knows how to play the clarinet and has been playing...

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Sophie Young

Features Editor

Junior Sophie Young is the features editor for the Three Penny Press. In addition to being on the newspaper staff, Young is on the Varsity cross country and track teams, is currently in IB Art, is taking IB Chinese 4, and is a...

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Meghan Larson

Paper Visuals Editor, Chief Photography Editor

In addition to being paper visuals editor and photo editor-in-chief, Meghan Larson is in Sinfonia Orchestra, several French clubs, and horseback rides. She enjoys sleeping during the weekends because it brings her so much bliss....

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Hannah Kazmouz

Visuals Online Editor, Chief Photography Editor

Hannah Kazmouz is in the 11th grade. She has been on staff for two years and is currently the online photo chief. She loves photography class and is in Photo Society. Her dream is to be a high school photography and art teache...

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Phillip Goldman

Senior Staff Writer

Goldman is a second-year TPP member and a senior staff writer. He has a job at Paradigm Training Center, which is a martial arts studio. Goldman also enjoys biking, wrestling and spending time with his family. On weekends, he...

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Ian Jennings

Staff Writer

Ian Jennings is a junior and first year writer on the TPP newspaper. When not at school he spends his time playing video games and browsing the internet. Jennings also enjoys writing stories when he is feeling creative.

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Bettina Almonte

Staff Writer

Bettina Almonte is a first year staff writer. Besides newspaper, she is also involved theater, which she started this year. On the weekends, Almonte enjoys watching shows on Netflix. After high school, she plans to go into a field...

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Martina Khurana

Photography Editor

Martina Khurana is a senior at Bellaire High School and photographer editor. She is a part of NHS, Red Cross and president of Italian National Honor Society. Outside of school she lifeguards, swims, and volunteers. On her free...

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Coral Goldstein

Senior Staff Writer

Coral Goldstein is a senior with a passion for music, hot yoga, One Tree Hill and spending time with family and friends. She is a part of the Feminist Club, Bellaire’s Best Buddies, Film Club, and Bellaire Women’s Lacrosse....

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Ashlon Lusk

Paper Editor-in-Chief, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

Outside of TPP Ashlon Lusk is the treasurer of the Feminist Club, runs on the Track team, and is captain of the Cross Country team. Lusk also has volunteered with Homerun Hitters International every summer for the past 6 years....

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Vega Shah


Vega Shah is a first year photog on the Three Penny Press staff. She is involved, not only in newspaper, but also in Photo Society, the Glassell School of Art and Bellaire lacrosse. Shah enjoys travelling, reading and spending...

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Stephanie Holden

Entertainment Editor

Holden is a current junior and second-year staff member in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Besides being one of the best editors in Three Penny Press, she is also a social media officer in GSA and president of ...

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Sofia Marini-Higgs


Sofia Marini-Higgs is a junior and first-year photographer for the newspaper. In her free time, she volunteers with Oxfam Club and watches TV shows like Stranger Things. She’s in Italian Club and hopes to spend some time travelling...

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Seth Rock

Staff Writer

Seth Rock is a sophomore and first year writer on the newspaper. When not drowning in homework, he enjoys going out and having fun with his friends. A little known fact about him is that he owns a parakeet.

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Michelle Nguyen

News Editor

Michelle is a senior in TPP and a second year staff member. She is a News Editor with TPP, along with being an Honor Corps member of the Bellaire Belles. She is also a member of NHS. She likes watching movies and television shows...

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Maya Kanani

Online Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager

Maya Kanani is an Online Editor-in-Chief and chief business manager for the Three Penny Press newspaper at Bellaire. When she’s not involved in newspaper, she enjoys being part of Photo Society and the South Asian Student Association,...

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Leah Colin

Assistant Broadcast Editor, Photography Editor

Leah Colin is a senior this year. She is a photography editor and an assistant broadcast editor. After she graduates, Leah would like to study business and child development in college. She would then like to spend time making...

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Kayla Washington


Kayla Washington is a senior at Bellaire High School and a second-year staff member. She is involved in Red Cross Club and the secretary for Leo Club. Outside of school, Washington participates in Girl Scouts and likes to read...

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Karen Breedlove

Staff Writer

Karen Breedlove is currently a Junior and a first year staff writer for The Three Penny Press. In addition to writing, Breedlove also contributes graphics to the newspaper. She is currently taking digital art this year and is...

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Gabi Mata

Online Editor-in-Chief

Gabriela Mata is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Candidate, a co-founder of Bellaire’s student organization Generation in Hope and is the current captain of Bellaire’s Name That Book team. After she graduates from...

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Abbey Boggs

Sports Editor

Boggs is a part of several clubs including NHS, the Italian National Honor Society, which she does a lot of volunteering with within the Italian culture community center. She is also in the Red Cross Club and outside of...

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Amy Lin

News Editor

When she is not involved in newspaper, Lin is either working with the Key club at Bellaire, where she is currently Vice President, and has been with the club since freshman year, or volunteering for the Red Cross Club. Some of...

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Carla Bullock

Staff Writer

When she’s not watching the new Ghostbusters film or listening to Drake, Bullock spends her time practicing cello for the orchestra. She is the president of the American Sign Language club and participates in Best Buddies and...

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Chris Levitt


Outside of the newspaper classroom, Levitt is the co-president of the Leo club and is on varsity swim. During the weekends, his favorite thing to do on the weekends is relax. When he graduates from high school he plans on taking...

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Elizabeth Szafranski

Staff Writer

Elizabeth Szafranski is a a junior. She participates in several school clubs, including Odyssey of the Mind, Quiz Bowl and various volunteering clubs. On the weekends, she volunteers at the Houston Food Bank as an officer of ...

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Bernard Li

Broadcast Editor-in-Chief

Li is in robotics and ROTC. He was platoon leader in ROTC. He founded his own club that teaches students how to deal with violent situations. In his free time, builds robots and designs robots. After he graduates, he would like...

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Connie Deng

Centerpiece Editor

Besides TPP, Deng is also a part of the Film Production club and an event coordinator for the LEO club. When not working on school activities, Deng enjoys hanging out with friends on the weekends. Deng is not sure what she...

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Ben Willcockson

Centerpiece Editor

Junior, Ben Willcockson, is one of the current Centerpiece editors on the Bellaire TPP this year, and has been on staff for two years. Aside from TPP, Willcockson is learning to play percussion in the Bellaire band, is heavily...

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