Na Pueo

2020-2021 Staff

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...

Riko Santos

Riko Santos

Riko Santos is a sophomore and a first-year journalist. In her free time, she likes to dance hula, bake, hang out with her friends and go to the beach. This year in journalism, she hopes to improve her writing skills and learn...

Jessica Hanthorn

Jessica Hanthorn

Jessica Hanthorn is an English teacher and serves as adviser for the Na Pueo staff. This is her fourth year advising student journalists at Mid-Pacific. She previously taught journalism at the collegiate level and worked as a newspaper...

Amanda Yip

Amanda Yip

Amanda Yip is a senior and a first-year journalist. She is also one of the Online Editors for Na Pueo this year. In her free time, she enjoys sewing, exercising and spending time with her family and friends. She loves to desig...

Steven Aspera Jr.

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...

Siena Usui

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

Chelsee Sawai

Chelsee Sawai is a junior and a second-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...

Kamm Kojima

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...

Tia Shimabukuro

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...

Kenna Kaneshiro

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.   

Erin Goya

Erin Goya

Erin Goya is a senior and a second-year journalist. She is also the Editor in Chief for Na Pueo News. Last year, her article was selected and published on the Best School Newspaper Online website, an accomplishment as only ten p...

Mehana Watanabe

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...

Kayla Tom

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...

Archer Liang

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

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...

Charlize Gaudiello

Charlize Gaudiello

Charlize Gaudiello is a freshman and a first-year journalist. In her free time she likes to read and write. This year in journalism, she hopes to continue improving her writing skills. She also wishes for everyone to wear a m...

Josephine Brewer

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.  ...

Dillon Balantac

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...

Kenna Kaneshiro

Kenna Kaneshiro

Kenna Kaneshiro is a freshman and first-year journalist. In her free time, she likes to swim and bake. She is in the National Junior Honor Society. Her goal is to organize an article well, in a way the readers can understand ...

Tia Shimabukuro

Tia Shimabukuro

Tia Shimabukuro is a sophomore and first-year journalist for Na Pueo. In her free time, she likes drawing, anything art related and laying on the couch. She is a member of the interact club and an officer for the Red Cross cl...

Chelsee Sawai

Chelsee Sawai

Chelsee Sawai is a current sophomore and first-year journalist. She is the photography and art editor for Na Pueo. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and going shopping. She is a member...

Steven Aspera Jr.

Steven Aspera Jr.

Steven Aspera Jr. is a freshman and first-year journalist for Na Pueo. In his free time, he likes to watch Netflix, read the news, and solve a puzzle or two. He plays soccer for Bulls and will play soccer for the school next year...

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.  ...

Kamm Kojima

Kamm Kojima

Kamm Kojima is a sophomore and a first-year journalist. She is also the sports editor for Na Pueo this year. When she has free time, she likes to watch TV, sleep, and practice for track and field. She is the co-president of the ...

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