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The Silvertip

The Student News Site of Mission Hills High School

The Silvertip

Coach Menchaca: Teacher by Day, Coach by Night

Coach Menchaca running on a track at MHHS.
Photo by Camille Fischer
Coach Menchaca running on a track at MHHS.

Coach Menchaca is a stellar representation of the famous quote, “Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” He teaches fourth grade at Monte Vista Elementary School, and loves the opportunity it gives him to inspire kids in the same way he was inspired as a student. When asked why he chose to add cross country at MHHS to his plethora of jobs, he explained that it was all due to the nature of coaching it.
“I became a cross country coach because I have a love for the sport, and it’s something that’s helped carry me through my life in a positive way,” said Menchaca.
While he loves to coach and considers it a fun hobby, he also enjoys many others as well.
“On Sundays, I just sit down, read the newspaper for three hours, and try not to check my phone,” said Menchaca.
He reads the old-school paper copy of L.A. Times, and feels it’s a relaxing yet productive way to use his time.

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Camille Fischer, Business Manager/Editor
(she/her) Camille Fischer is a freshman, new to the world of journalism. She is the Business Manager for the 2024 Silvertip leadership team. By being a part of this group, she hopes to improve her communication skills and inspire her fellow students at MHHS through every story she writes. Camille is on the school cross country team and plays soccer in a club team outside of school. She loves reading and helping out her community, hence her involvement in CJSF throughout middle school.