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The student news site of Tracy High School

Scholar & Athlete

The student news site of Tracy High School

Scholar & Athlete

The student news site of Tracy High School

Scholar & Athlete

2022-2023 Staff

Marina Soares
Editor-in-Chief

Marina Soares

Marina Soares was born on May 28, 2005, making her a senior at Tracy High School. She is 17 years old with a strong passion for completing goals, dreaming big, and being the best version of herself. All her life, she’s had aspiring goals. Whether it...

Madison MacDonald
Assistant Editor

Madison MacDonald

Madison MacDonald is a 16-year-old Senior enrolled at Tracy High School. She lives in a family of four which includes her mom, dad and brother who is a current Freshman at Tracy High. She also has a dog named Charley and a cat named Gus. MacDonald is...

Julia Sawin
Assistant Editor

Julia Sawin

Julia Sawin is a 17-year-old senior at Tracy High School. She was born on February 4, 2005, in Pleasanton, California. She has lived in Tracy her whole life. Sawin lives in a family of five.  She has two younger sisters; one whom is a sophomore at Tracy High, and the other whom is in 6th grade.  She does everything with them and is very lucky to call them her best friends. Sawin is a competitive baton twirler as well as the feature twirler for Tracy High. She has bee...

Maliya Dacanay
Copy Editor

Maliya Dacanay

Maliya is a 17-year-old Senior at Tracy High School. She was born in Manteca, California and has moved around a lot. She moved to Arizona when she was a one year old and moved back to California after her first sister was born in 2009. After a few mo...

Adam Masana
News Editor

Adam Masana

Adam Masana is a Senior at Tracy High School. Born on July 15, 2005, and has lived in Tracy, California his entire life. He lives in a family of four, as he has a brother. Masana finds the three main sports of basketball, football and baseball as some...

Claire Hammer
News Editor

Claire Hammer

Claire Hamer has been a resident of Tracy, California her entire life. The 17-year-old Senior at Tracy High School currently lives with her mother and sister, an inseparable trio. This is her second year in Journalism, and she is looking forward to using...

Shane Gines
Sports Editor

Shane Gines

Shane Gines was born in Seattle Washington and moved to Tracy, California when he was 3. He enjoys living in Tracy, but plans to move away when he gets the chance. He is currently a senior at Tracy High and is on track to graduate. When Shane was young, he always had...

Shane Simpson
Assistant Sports Editor

Shane Simpson

Shane Simpson is a Senior at Tracy High School.  This is his first year being apart of the Journalism program. He enjoys a multitude of sports. More specifically, Basketball has been his passion for 11 years. Simpson has played for the Tracy High Me...

Sydney Breckenridge
A & E Editor

Sydney Breckenridge

Sydney Breckenridge has lived in Tracy, California for nearly 13 years. Breckenridge has engaged in multiple clubs within her 4 years at Tracy High School, but is currently focused on being Vice President of BSU. She enjoys extracurricular activities,...

Hadia Yuqob
Student Life Editor

Hadia Yuqob

Hadia Yuqob was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. She grew up in Afghanistan and lived there till the age of 10 when she had to move to the United States of America for better education and her family’s safety. She’s been living in Tracy, California since...

Ellie Hernandez
Op/Ed Editor

Ellie Hernandez

Ellie Hernandez is a 16-year-old Junior that attends Tracy High. She is in a family of 6 where her brother is a senior at Notre Dame University and her sister is a freshman at Texas Christian University. Her younger sister is currently a freshman at ...

Analysia Sepulveda
Reporter

Analysia Sepulveda

Analysia Sepulveda is a 14-year-old Freshmen at Tracy High School. She was born in Walnut Creek, California on July 5, 2008. She lived in Pittsburg, California her whole life until she moved to Tracy in July of 2022. Sepulveda has five siblings, two ol...

Tyler Araujo
Reporter

Tyler Araujo

Tyler Araujo is a 14-year-old Freshmen at Tracy High School. He was born April 15, 2008, and was raised in Tracy, California. He has a brother, Tanner Araujo, who is a sophomore at Tracy High as well. Araujo likes to spend time outdoors in the wilderness w...

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Davaun Palmore

Davaun Palmore was born on September 6, 2008, making him a Freshmen at Tracy High School. The reason Palmore moved to Tracy was because his mom wanted to get out of Stockton and give her children a better social environment. Palmore's hobbies are playing basket...

Jordan Rezab
Reporter

Jordan Rezab

Jordan Rezab was born on January 7, 2005 and is currently a Senior at Tracy High School. At age 17, she is already making her mark by showing each of her peers and teachers her hard work ethic and willingness to learn. Throughout her life, Rezab has persevered...

Andres Gamboa
Reporter

Andres Gamboa

Andres Gamboa is a class of 2023 Senior at Tracy High School. He is currently 16-years-old and will be celebrating his birthday on Sept. 22. He is a student-athlete and has been playing football for 4 years, basketball for 2 years and track and field...

Madison Archer
Reporter

Madison Archer

Madison Archer is a Junior at Tracy High School who has lived here for nearly 11 years. She enjoys running and spending time with her family. She has two older brothers and one older sister making her the youngest of four. Archer also has four dogs and...

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Maximus Bowen

Maximus Bowen is a 15-year-old first-year student attending his first year of high school, at Tracy high. He was enrolled in Delta Charter previously before. Bowen was first shocked when he arrived on the big campus of Tracy high. He is willing to tal...

Judy Elbashbeshey
Reporter

Judy Elbashbeshey

Judy Elbashbeshey is a Freshman with hobbies like swimming and playing basketball. She has lived in Tracy for almost 2 years now. Before moving to Tracy, she used to move a lot. She was born in Ocean City, Maryland and then went to Egypt for a couple yea...

Mehak Kaur
Reporter

Mehak Kaur

Mehak Kaur is a 14-year-old Freshmen at Tracy high school. She was born on April 28, 2008, and was born in Punjab, India. Then in 2016 she came to America and lived in San Jose, California for 6 years. Kaur then moved to Tracy with her family. In her family ther...

Ramanjeet Matharoo
Reporter

Ramanjeet Matharoo

Ramanjeet Matharoo is a 14-year-old Freshman at Tracy High School. Matharoo was born on July 22, 2008, and was born in Berkley, CA. Then in 2010, she moved across the US and went to New York where she started living in Mineola, Long Island for 8 years.  She lives ...

Eva Davis
Reporter

Eva Davis

Eva Davis has lived in Tracy her whole life. She’s 14-years-old and has always been a very active and attentive person in school. She loves helping others, playing sports, art, sketching, music and enjoying the people around her. She always tries to help p...

Bryce Foisy
Reporter

Bryce Foisy

Bryce Foisy was born on June 21, 2005, in San Jose, California. He currently resides in Tracy, California with his parents, sister, and French bulldog. He is enrolled in Tracy high school as a senior in the Ag/sci program. He is a hard-working individua...

Malia Grace
Reporter

Malia Grace

Malia Grace is a student attending Tracy High School. She was born in Hayward, but later moved to Tracy and has been living there for the last 6 years. Grace has 6 siblings which includes 1 sister and 5 brothers. She loves to help people and after hi...

Robbie Barnett
Reporter

Robbie Barnett

Robbie Barnett is a 17-year-old in his Senior year of high school. He was born on October 7, 2005, and has lived in Tracy his whole life. He is currently striving to attend a UC school and get a degree by taking high-level IB classes and working hard....

Bailey Stone
Reporter

Bailey Stone

Bailey Stone was born on December 23, 2006. She is a sophomore at Tracy High School. She's had a passion for reading and writing ever since she was young. She uses her encouraging, task-oriented personality to inspire those around her. She has overcome ma...

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Aubrea Davis

Aubrea Davis is a Freshman attending her first year at Tracy Highschool. She was born in Pleasanton, but was raised in Tracy her whole life. She was very content as a child and tended to stay with herself. Throughout school, she has grown out of the ...

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Alicia Crispin

Alicia Crispin is a 14-year-old Sophomore at Tracy High School. She was born in Lodi, California, but was raised in Stockton. She loves the color pink and has four biological siblings. Although, Crispin says she actually has ten. She has six brothers...