Portfolio

2018-2019 Staff

Sandra Nemes

Editor in Chief

Sandra is an eighth grade communications major co-heading the Portfolio Newspaper. Sandra enjoys being a debate officer on the speech and debate team, and working with others to create the Portfolio newspapers. In her free time,...

Carina Wang

Editor in Chief

Carina Wang is an eighth grader who is now in her second year on the newspaper staff. She loves participating in speech and debate, and is vice president of the club this year. She is also on the morning announcements and is the...

Kate Wagner

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Kate Wagner is an eighth grade communications major and assistant editor-in-chief for the Portfolio Newspaper, who joined the newspaper staff for a second year. She is also on Bak MSOA Today News and aspires to be a journalist...

Samantha White

Business Manager

Samantha White is an eighth grade communications major, a business manager for the Portfolio Newspaper, and a second year staffer. She loves communications as well as helping in the community. She is the co-president of NJHS,...

Alexis Pham

News Editor

Alexis is an eighth grade strings major and a news editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. She enjoys chatting with friends and helping them all the time. She enjoys graphics design, writing stories, and drawing. She plays piano,...

Luke Cristantiello

News Editor

Luke is the news editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. He loves to write and enjoys talking! He loves to play piano, and his dad owns Chick-Fil-A. Luke is task oriented and loves to help others.

Mariana Colom

Arts and Academics Editor

Mariana is the arts and academics editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. Mariana enjoys reading and writing. She is also a member of the speech and debate team.

Ana Valdarrama

Sports Editor

Ana Valdarrama is the sports editor in the Portfolio Newspaper. She likes playing baseball and binge watching drama shows. She's also a huge fan of Stephen King.

Sydney Smith

Features Editor

Sydney is a features editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. She is an eighth grade communications major. She hopes to make a mark on the newspaper along with practicing her hobbies such as horseback riding, swimming, and cooking.

Ella Black

Features Editor

Ella Black is a seventh grade communications major and first year staffer. Ella enjoys reading, playing with her dogs, and hanging out with her friends.

John Parel

Website Editor

John Parel is an eighth grade communications major at Bak Middle School of the Arts. He is an an active member of the Portfolio staff, NJHS, and Academic Games, and loves to study. John is a hardworking and responsible student...

Ava Wherley

Entertainment Editor

Ava is an eighth grade communications major and the entertainment editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. She loves cats and owns an orange one named Riley. She likes spending time with friends and spilling the real hot tea.

Kamna Nair

Technology Editor

Kamna Nair is the technology editor and is in eighth grade. She likes traveling, writing, reading, and cats.

Yemaya Gaspard

Copy Editor

Yemaya is a seventh grade communications major and a copy editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. She enjoys writing, drawing, singing, and dancing. Her favorite part of Bak is meeting new people.

Sofia Hennessey-Correa

Photo Editor

Sofia is a seventh grade communications major and a photo editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. She is excited for this upcoming year. Sofia enjoys going to the beach, being outdoors, and graphic design.

Lyla Ibrahim

Photo Editor

Lyla Ibrahim is in eighth grade communications major. She is the photo editor for the Portfolio Newspaper. Lyla loves paddle boarding, snorkeling, and playing soccer.

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