Na Pueo

2021-2022 Staff

Kara Hisatake
Adviser

Kara Hisatake

Kara Hisatake is an English teacher at Mid-Pacific and serves as adviser for the Na Pueo staff. She catches up on news every morning and evening. This year, she wants to work on creating an enlightening journalism experience for Na Pu...

Kamm Kojima
News Editor

Kamm Kojima

Kamm Kojima is a senior in her third year of journalism. She was the sports editor for two years.  She runs the Logo’s Bookstore (@logobookshawaii) Instagram account and works two jobs. She enjoys making baking, in particular...

Josephine Brewer
Features Editor

Josephine Brewer

Josephine Brewer is a sophomore in her second year of journalism. She is the features editor this year. She likes to play guitar, read, and bake. She hopes to produce great work for Na Pueo this year.  ...

Steven Aspera Jr.
Sports Editor

Steven Aspera Jr.

Steven is a junior at Mid-Pacific. He enjoys boxing, playing soccer, and eating. His favorite subject is math and he likes to play video games and binge watch movies and shows during his free time. His favorite food is filet mign...

Mehana Watanabe
Online Editor

Mehana Watanabe

Mehana Watanabe is a current Junior and a second-year journalist. She is also the Online Editor this year for the NaPueo Website. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, shopping with friends, and spending time with her fami...

Tia Shimabukuro
Backpage/Infographic Editor

Tia Shimabukuro

Tia Shimabukuro is a senior, and it is her third year as a journalist and second year as the Backpage/Infographic editor. In her free time she loves anything that has to do with art: painting, sketching, hand embroidering, sewing and e...

Katie Troske
Staff Writer

Katie Troske

Katie Troske is a freshman and in her first year of journalism. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, playing with her cats, and hanging out with her friends. She likes the ocean and painting. She plays volleyball ...

Joaquin Mejia
Staff Writer

Joaquin Mejia

Joaquin Mejia is a Junior at Mid Pacific and a first-year journalist. He plays the cello in the school orchestra and runs track in the spring. In his spare time, Joaquin likes to watch movies and documentaries. Joaquin hopes to...

Grant Hogan
Staff Writer

Grant Hogan

Grant Hogan is a senior at Mid Pacific. He is a first-year journalist for Na Pueo. Grant loves to go to the beach, surf, skate, golf, paddle, and hang out with friends in his free time. Grant paddles for a club and plays golf for M...

Evan Baron
Staff Writer

Evan Baron

Evan Baron is a first-year journalist for Na Pueo. He likes to go on long hikes and is an amateur photographer. Evan also enjoys being an armchair political commentator when people are interested. He’s excited to be on the Na...

Chloe Platt
Staff Writer

Chloe Platt

Chloe Platt is a freshman at Mid-Pacific. She is a first-year journalist and aspiring writer and reader. Chloe loves riding horses in her free time. She can be found reading a book with her cats or working at the barn. &nbs...

Johnathan Aspera
Staff Writer

Johnathan Aspera

Johnathan Aspera is a freshman and a first-year journalist for Na Pueo. In his free time he likes to go to the beach, watch Netflix and YouTube, play soccer, bodyboard, and skateboard. He plays for the Bulls soccer team and i...

Jackson Keenan
Staff Writer

Jackson Keenan

Jackson Keenan is a senior and a first-year staff writer. In his free time he enjoys surfing and eating food with friends. Jackson plays baseball and is on the Mid Pacific varsity baseball team. This year Jackson hopes to meet...

Raymond King
Staff Writer

Raymond King

Raymond King is a first-year journalist who is a freshman. He enjoys hanging out with friends and recording podcasts in his spare time. He enjoys traveling, sampling new foods, indulging in water sports, and running cross count...

Kanoa Young
Staff Writer

Kanoa Young

Kanoa Young is a sophomore and first-year journalist for Na Pueo. In his free time, he likes to surf, play video games, skate, and play various sports such as soccer and track. This year in journalism, he hopes to improve his writing...

Kenna Kaneshiro
Staff Writer

Kenna Kaneshiro

Kenna Kaneshiro is a junior and third-year journalist. In her free time she likes to cook, watch Netflix and go to the beach. This year in journalism she hopes to write an article for every issue.   

Archer Liang
Staff Writer

Archer Liang

Archer Liang is a staff writer for Na Pueo. A junior, it is also his second year in Journalism, and he has a goal of engaging in the journalism classroom like an actual newsroom. He also wants to produce award-winning art, phot...

Jamie Hiremath
Staff Writer

Jamie Hiremath

Jamie Hiremath is a senior and second year journalist. She loves all kinds of writing and has found a passion for journalism. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, Dancing, watching movies, working, and s...

Danika Kusumoto

Danika Kusumoto

Danika Kusumoto is a current senior, second-year journalist, and president of Easter Seals Club. In her free time, she enjoys taking care of her cats and chicken, going out with friends, and listening to Dragostea Din Tei.  ...

Charlize Guadiello
Opinion Editor

Charlize Guadiello

Charlize Gaudiello is a sophomore and second year journalist. This year she is the Opinion editor. Charlize likes reading, writing, listening to music, and taking care of her plants. She hopes for the best for Na Pueo this acade...

Siena Usui
Co-Editor in Chief

Siena Usui

Siena Usui is a senior and a fourth-year journalist. She is also the co-Editor-in-Chief this year. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, explore new places, and sleep. This year in journalism, she hopes to bec...

Chelsee Sawai
Co-Editor in Chief

Chelsee Sawai

Chelsee Sawai is a junior and a third-year journalist. She is also the News Editor this year. Last year, her article was selected and published on the Best School Newspaper Online website, an accomplishment as only ten percent of submissi...

Kayla Tom
Co-Social Media Editor

Kayla Tom

Kayla Tom is a junior and a second-year journalist. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends, go to the beach, go hiking, shopping, and eating, etc. Kayla plays basketball and is on the Mid-Pacific varsity bask...

Dillon Balantac
Photography and Co-Social Media Editor

Dillon Balantac

Dillon Balantac is a junior and a second-year journalist. He is also the Photography Editor and Co-Social Media Editor this year. In his free time, he enjoys volunteering as a teacher assistant and peer tutoring students. Bal...

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