Three Penny Press

2019-2020 Staff

Zoe George

Online Editor-in-Chief

Senior Zoe George is in her third year on staff, this year as an Online Editor-in-Chief. She is part of a family of four with a dog named Annie. She loves reading, writing and music and is a published author of a book called The Oth...

Joseph Mazella

Online Editor-in-Chief

Joseph Mazella is a senior, is in his third year on staff, and is an Online Editor-in-Chief. At school, he is also in Varsity Orchestra, National Honor Society, and Bellaire Young Democrats. Outside of school, he enjoys watching...

Mizuki Kai

Paper Editor-in-Chief

Mizuki Kai is a junior, a second year staff member, and also an Editor-in-Chief. A known sushi enthusiast and a corgi lover, she spends free time dancing. Over the summer, she worked at MD Anderson with breast cancer research and...

Adam Remels

Paper Editor-in-Chief

Adam Remels is a senior and third-year staff member. He is editor-in-chief. He participates in Bellaire Beta Club and other leadership groups outside of school. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friend...

Izabella DeCerbo

Centerpiece Editor

Izabella DeCerbo is a junior, and this will be her second year on the Three Penny Press staff and her first year as Centerpiece Editor. One of the main reasons why she decided to join the staff was so that she could improve h...

Adele Wren

Centerpiece Editor

Adele Wren is a sophomore and is in her second year in the Three Penny Press. She is the Centerpiece Editor and enjoys reading and watching TV. She was the first freshman to ever be accepted in the Three Penny Press. ...

Zaid Ali

Features Editor

Junior Zaid Ali is a junior and is in his second year in the TPP is features editor for this year. Besides being a writer, Zaid Ali. He is the vice president of Bellaire Young Democrats, Future Problem Solvers and Model Unite...

Ryan Lu

News Editor

Ryan Lu is a junior and is a news editor. This is his second year on staff. He is in varsity orchestra and is an officer in the Philosophy Club and Rock Climbing Club. He enjoys playing basketball and driving around the city. Ry...

David Bournat

Op/Ed Editor, Reporter

In his first year on the Three Penny Press, junior David Bournat is Op/Ed Editor and a reporter. He is on the swim team and baseball team. Beginning this school year he will also be president of Bellaire’s Young Investors So...

Oceana Jin


Sophomore Oceana Jin is her first year on the Three Penny Press and is a photographer. A member of eMotion Dance Company, she dances every week and competes in dance competitions throughout the year. One fun fact is that the ...

Abel George


Abel George is a senior and this is his first year in TPP as a photographer. He loves design and anything to do with coding. He lives in a family of four and loves playing basketball and soccer. He is also the president of the...

Eli Cowan


Junior Eli Cowan is a reporter for the Three Penny Press. This is his first year on staff. He is  an officer in Medical Club and also participates in HOSA, Young Investors Club, and JSU. He is also on the varsity tennis team...

John Bunge


Senior John Bunge is in his second year on staff and is a reporter. Outside school, John’s hobby is to understand and interview people. One fun fact about John is that he has a metal ankle.  

Bich-Ly Nguyen


Bich-Ly Nguyen is a junior at Bellaire High School. This is her first year as a part of the Three Penny Press Staff. She joined Newspaper to learn the art of journalism. Along with Newspaper, she is a part of Bellaire Red Cross...

Madelyn Lewis


Madelyn Lewis is a senior reporter and this is her first year on TPP. She is on the Varsity Belles dance team and the Varsity choir at Bellaire. She also is a member of UNICEF Club, Key Club, Students Demand Action, and National Hon...

Ashlyn Martin


Ashlyn Martin is a senior. This is her second year on staff, Ashlyn has had a thing for writing since she was in middle school. She is the youngest of two sisters. She loves reading, hanging out with her friends, and watching ...

Anne Greene


Anne Greene is a sophomore. This is her first year on staff, where she will be a reporter. Anne loves to send postcards and write to her pen pals in her free time.

Ishani Shethia


Ishani Shethia is a senior and a third year on staff. Shethia is on the lacrosse team and enjoys running in her freetime. She is an active participant in the volunteering community, especially in the club, Best Buddies. Some of...

Isabel Ajatta


Isabel Ajatta is in ninth grade and is in her first year in the Three Penny Press. Along with loving the arts, she loves to write stories, and take pictures. Isabel also started playing the ukulele back in 8th grade. If you ask h...

Nathan Tran

Sports Editor

Nathan Tran is a senior, and this is his second year on staff as a Sports Editor. He decided to join TPP because he was interested in the school newspaper and publishing stories about school events. Outside of TPP, he enjoys volun...

Michelle Asonye

Business Manager

Michelle Asonye is a senior and business manager. This is her first year on staff. Outside of school, she enjoys going on hikes and hanging out with friends and family. She is a part of many clubs at Bellaire, including The Give...

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