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2020-2021 Staff

Dr. Paula Vickers

Dr. Paula Vickers

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

Sara-James Ranta

Sara-James Ranta is one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief of the newspaper staff and a senior at Winter Springs High School. She is a third year member and is involved with many other activities such as being a student reporter for th...

Allie Nichols

Allie Nichols

Allie Nichols is a third-year returning member of The Bear Truth. Freshman year she acted as Copy Editor, then moved up to Layout/Design Manager. Now, she has been promoted to Co-Editor-in-Chief and even writes for the Sanford ...

Kai Li Howard

Kai Li Howard

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

Benjaman Raeburn

Benjaman Raeburn

 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...

Lily Mendez

Lily Mendez

Lily Mendez is a sophomore at Winter Springs High School. Since this is Mendez's second year of high school, she is still trying to experiment with new things and trying to figure out the career she wants to take after high sc...

Diego Fernandez

Diego Fernandez

Diego Fernandez is the Graphic 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 graphic des...

David Bills

David Bills

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...

Emily Tran

Emily Tran

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...

Ben Huber

Ben Huber

Sports Editor Ben Huber is a junior at WSHS and is entering his second year on the Bear Truth News staff. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends. Huber likes to write about sports, politic...

Bailey McLean

Bailey McLean

Bailey McLean is a senior and a returning member of The Bear Truth. McLean covers current news that is either happening on campus or around the world. When one first meets her she is very shy and will mostly keep to herself, b...

Miranda Guthrie

Miranda Guthrie

Senior Miranda Guthrie is a returning member of The Bear Truth. She primarily wrote articles on news and entertainment last year. Guthrie decided to return to the newspaper team because she liked covering articles about what she was in...

Olivia Song

Olivia Song

Senior Olivia Song is the Business Manager for The Bear Truth. When Song is not dancing at Integrity Dance Center or doing homework, she loves to go to the Walt Disney World Resorts while spending time with family and friends. Her...

Sofia Guerra

Sofia Guerra

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 ...

Barron Roosa

Barron Roosa is a lacrosse player for Winter Springs High School. He plays the offensive position. He enjoys walking with his dogs, one of  the dog's names is Apollo. Roosa played lacrosse for about seven years. He values ha...

Jazmin Velenczei

Jazmin Velenczei

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 ...

Adair Taylor

Adair Taylor

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 ...

Alyssa Cirino

Alyssa Cirino

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...

Lakshmi Katravulapalli

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...

Zaria Moudud

Zaria Moudud

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

Michelle Tran

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...

Keira Ordonez

Keira Ordonez

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...

Jason Yarmy

Jason Yarmy

Jason Yarmy is a sophomore who is starting his second year on the staff of The Bear Truth News. He is returning to The Bear Truth because of the fun he had when enrolled in the course last year.. Yarmy’s hobbies include playing video gam...

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