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2020-2021 Staff

Dr. Paula Vickers

Adviser

Dr. Vickers is a veteran teacher with nearly 30 years of teaching experience. Interestingly, Dr. Vickers was the original sponsor of The Bear Truth which was established in 1997 when WSHS first opened. She is excited to return as this ye...

Sara-James Ranta

Editor-in-Chief

Sara-James Ranta is the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper staff and a junior at Winter Springs High School. She is a second year member and is involved with many other activities such as chorus, dance (called shuffling, which ...

Emily Tran

Business Manager

Emily Tran is a sophomore at Winter Springs High School and a returning member of the newspaper staff. Tran is on the Color Guard team with the Band of Gold. She spends her time singing Broadways hits and painting animations. S...

Allie Nichols

Layout/Design Manager

Allie Nichols is a returning member of The Bear Truth News. Last year she acted as copy editor, but she has now been assigned the role of Layout/Design manager which she is very excited about because of its large role on the tea...

Olivia Song

Head Reporter

Olivia is a junior at Winter Springs High School and returning member as PR/Head Reporter. When Olivia is not dancing at Integrity Dance Center or doing homework, she loves to go to the Walt Disney World Resorts while spending ti...

Diego Fernandez

Advertisement Designer

Diego Fernandez is the Advertisement Designer and a first year member of The Bear Truth News. He is our first non-bear, residing at Lake Howell High School as a junior. Goal-oriented, hardworking, and kind, he plans to study g...

Sofia Guerra

Head Photographer

Sofia is currently a senior in Winter Springs High School and as this is her second year in The Bear Truth News, she is now the Head Photographer. She mostly writes for the sports section or focuses on articles having to do with ...

Miranda Guthrie

Entertainment Editor

Miranda Guthrie is a junior at Winter Springs High School and is also a returning member of The Bear Truth. She wrote articles on news and entertainment last year. Guthrie decided to return to newspaper because she liked coverin...

Bailey McLean

News Editor

  Bailey McLean is a Junior at Winter Springs High School and also a returning member of The Bear Truth. McLean covers current news that is either happening on campus or around the world. When you first meet her she is very shy ...

Jason Yarmy

Staff Reporter

Jason Yarmy is a freshman at Winter Springs High School. This is his first year on The Bear Truth News staff. Being a part of this staff gives Jason an opportunity to be involved in something that could turn out to be big. Hi...

Keira Ordonez

Staff Reporter

Keira Ordonez is an incoming freshman at Winter Springs High School this is also her first year on the newspaper staff. Ordonez decided to join the newspaper staff for she is a big fan of writing but, she is not the best at it...

Zaria Moudud

Staff Reporter

Zaria Moudud is a freshman at Winter Springs High School and a member of the Pre-Diploma Program. This is her first year on The Bear Truth News staff. Being a part of this staff gives Moudud a chance to express her passions, grief, opinions,...

Michelle Tran

Staff Reporter

Michelle Tran is a new member of the newspaper staff and is a junior here at WSHS. She enjoys music, animals, and helping others around her. Tran is currently on the Winter Springs Color Guard team and is also part of the amazing...

Lilian Mendez

Staff Reporter

Lilian Mendez, aka Lily, is an incoming freshman at Winter Springs High School. She is currently doing school from home, due to the circumstances of Covid-19. Although others would see her as a really shy girl, her close frie...

Lakshmi Katravulapalli

Staff Reporter

Lakshmi Katravulapalli is a senior this year at Winter Springs High School. She joined the newspaper staff because she wanted to try a new elective and immerse herself into a new experience. Katravulapalli enjoys writing stories...

Kai Li Howard

Staff Reporter

Kai Li Howard is a sophomore at Winter Springs High School. It is her first year on The Bear Truth News staff as her friend convinced her it was a good elective choice. Along with persuasion, she joined the Newspaper Staff bec...

Jazmin Velenczei

Staff Reporter

Jazmin Velenczei is an exchange student at Winter Springs High School. She is from Hungary, and it is her first time in America. She is a sophomore and lives with an amazing host family for the next ten months. Velenczei has ...

David Bills

Staff Reporter

David Bills is a junior this 2020-21 school year at Winter Springs High School and a first year member of The Bear Truth News network. Obsessed with all things sports, primarily football and wrestling, he aspires to be a sports newscast...

Benjaman Raeburn

Staff Reporter

 Benjamin Raeburn is a freshman at Winter Springs High School and a member of the Pre-Diploma Program. He is ecstatic, eager, and exuberant about joining the staff at The Bear Truth News, as The Bear Truth News enthuses his passion of...

Alyssa Cirino

Staff Reporter

Alyssa Cirino is an incoming freshman who joined the newspaper as a stepping stone to her future in broadcast journalism. At first, she may seem like a shy, quiet gal, but in reality she can be fun, loud, and outgoing. She st...

Adair Taylor

Staff Reporter

Adair Taylor is a freshman at Winter Springs High School, she joined the newspaper crew because she wanted to try something new, be involved, meet new people and because she likes to write. Taylor loves to cook, and often makes ...

Ben Huber

Staff Reporter

Ben Huber is a tenth grader at Winter Springs High School and is entering his first year on the Bear Truth Newspaper staff. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. His f...

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