The Silvertip

2019-2020 Staff

Lindsey Poorman

Lindsey Poorman is a senior at Mission Hills and an illustrator for the Silvertip. She has been apart of the Cardinal Alliance, playing mellophone and French horn for her entire high school career. For her last semester of high s...

Alyah Ochoa

Alyah Ochoa is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and a staff reporter for the Silvertip. Alyah is also passionate about photography and dance. After dancing for over three years, Alyah hopes to try new things this coming y...

Ariana Jorden

Ariana Jorden is a senior at Mission Hills High School. It is her second year in journalism, in which she is serving as one of two of The Silvertip’s Editors in Chief. A girl whose personality lies on the literal center betw...

Tanner Peart

Tanner Peart is a freshman at Mission Hills High School who has lived in San Marcos his entire life. He is a very determined student, earning the award for honors level academics and gold in athletics at Woodland Park Middle School....

Autumn Leader

Autumn Leader is a freshman at Mission Hills High School. She is a sports reporter for the Silvertip, and is best known as the girl who hides behind a camera, capturing school events and home games. Some of her hobbies are singing...

Estephanie Mendez

Estephanie Mendez is a Silvertip staff writer and a senior at Mission Hills High School. She enjoys dancing and playing the piano and hopes to further develop her skills. She’s Hispanic and proud of her culture, and she loves h...

Linh Truong

 Linh Truong is a senior at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year joining the Silvertip. She hopes to introduce more creative content to the Entertainment and Opinion sections to help the program further succeed. Du...

Saphir Guy

Saphir Guy is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and joined the Silvertip staff to not only strengthen her writing skills, but to also continue her passion for writing. However, when she’s not reporting or writing, she...

Gabriel Ramos

   Gabriel Ramos is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and is a reporter and photographer for the Silvertip. One of Gabriel's favorite activities is playing soccer with his friends and family. He likes to read, and his favor...

Sophie Lemus

Sophie Lemus is a sophomore at Mission Hills High School and a new staff writer for the sports section of the Silvertip. She spends most of her time doing homework for her challenging honors and AP classes and going to soccer ...

Omar Ramadan

Omar Ramadan is a 14-year-old-guy at Mission Hills High School. This is Omar’s first school year in the United States after studying at Lady Of Nazareth College in Jordan. He likes journalism and would like to write reviews...

Aurora Tague

Aurora Tague is a freshman who is experiencing her first time being involved in a school extracurricular--she’s never been a part of ASB, school sports teams, or any after-school clubs. She is planning on writing about curre...

Katelyn Mandell

Katelyn Mandell is the Photo/Graphics Editor for the Silvertip. This is her second year in the journalism program, making her debut as a staff writer last year. As the new Photo/Graphics Editor, she hopes to be able to increase...

Danya Rodriguez

Danya Rodriguez, a senior at Mission Hills High School, is currently the Features Editor for the Silvertip. She enjoys going to the farmers market, thrifting, making jewelry, and having picnics with friends in her leisure time....

Jasmine Turrubiartes

Jasmine Turrubiartes is a junior and a staff reporter at Mission Hills High School. This is her first year with the Silvertip staff and she hopes to write for sports or features.  She would like to write for sports and feature...

Cristina Rosas

Cristina Rosas is currently a senior at Mission Hills High School covering sports as a staff writer. After attending Del Lago Academy for half her high school experience, Cristina adapted easily to Mission Hills by getting to ...

Samantha Wong

Samantha Wong is a sophomore who joined the Silvertip her freshman year to improve her writing skills. Continuing her story as a staff writer, Samantha believes in students informing students through creative writing. In her free...

Ethan Ibarra

Ethan Ibarra is a senior at Mission Hills High School who has lived in San Marcos his entire life. As an athlete himself, Ethan is interested in covering the sports section in his first year as a staff writer; he plays club s...

Hailey Cruz

Hailey is a freshman at Mission Hills High School and is a reporter for the Silvertip. The pages she enjoys writing for are Opinions, Features, and Grizzly Den. Hailey likes listening to music and taking naps. Hailey’s favorit...

Ruby Castellanos

Ruby Castellanos is a senior at Mission Hills High School. It is her first year in journalism and she's planning on writing for the entertainment section or taking pictures for the Silvertip . Ruby enjoys reading, listening to mu...

Ian Waters

Ian Waters is this year’s Arts and Entertainment Editor for The Silvertip. As a member of the Editorial Board, he contributes to the success of The Silvertip by overseeing and managing the arts and entertainment section. He...

Salma Ramirez

In the four years that she has been a part of the Silvertip, Salma Ramirez has been the Grizzlyland Editor, Copy Editor, and is currently the Co-Editor in Chief; she focuses on the Opinions, Grizzly Den, and Sports pages. Sharing ...

Evelyn Ramirez-Estrada

Evelyn Ramirez is a sophomore at Mission Hills High School and the Communications Director for the Silvertip. As the first editor to hold that position, Evelyn is excited to explore and experiment with the new role. In her free ...

Valeria Najera

Valeria Najera is the News Editor for this year. Has been with the Silvertip for three years and now she is a senior at Mission Hills High School. Although Valeria has a very busy schedule with Link Crew and Simon Family Foundation...

Hannah Larson

Hannah Larson is the Grizzly Den Editor and is excited to bring awareness to community events happening in San Marcos. Hannah is going into her fourth year of Academic League, and is eager to play on the Varsity team in the spri...

Bri Hernandez

Bri Hernandez is a sophomore and this year’s Sports Editor. She intends on writing for and managing sports, but would also love to write for entertainment and features this year. In her spare time, Bri enjoys hanging out wi...

Marbella Ramirez

After an edifying three years on the Silvertip staff, Marbella Ramirez has returned for her fourth and final year to serve as the Business and Managing Editor, after having the experience of being News Editor as a sophomore and...

Dylan Reece

Dylan Reece is a junior who has spent the last two years in journalism as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor. He is eager to see what this year brings as a Co-Editor in Chief and in a very confusing time in the world. But...

Marlene Calderon

Marlene Calderon is a senior at Mission Hills and this is her third year working on the Silvertip. She is currently one of the Co-Editors in Chief after having served as News and Opinions Editor. Marlene attended the School of ...

Joseph Kamandy

Currently a senior attending Mission Hills High School, Joseph Kamandy wishes to take advantage of his opportunity in journalism, not only to strengthen his writing, but to gain an overall, new experience. As the multimedia e...

ArvinJay Jumalon

ArvinJay Jumalon is a senior at Mission Hills High School and works as the Silvertip  News Editor. Some of his favorite hobbies include marching for the Cardinal Alliance, tinkering with electronics in Robotics, and tutoring other...

Sophia Perun

Sophia Perun is a senior at Mission Hills High School and has been a member of the Silvertip for three years. As Features Editor (2019-2020) and past Centerspread Editor of two years (2017-2019), she strives to create a sense o...

Antonio Morales Leyva

Antonio Morales Leyva is this year’s Opinions Editor for the Silvertip. As an editor, Antonio facilitates freedom of speech by ensuring that student’s opinions are heard and published in an ethical and professional manner...

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