Class of 2017
Jonas Poggi was an Ethic News staff writer in 2015-2016 and the co-host and founder of Ethic Visual, which spurred the creation of Ethic Viewpoint in 2016-2017. On the Ethic Visual program, Poggi covered current events with fellow co-host Angel Conchas and on Ethic Viewpoint he discussed hot-button political issues with contributor Conner Wise. In high school, Poggi was captain of the Redlands East Valley Speech and Debate team from 2015-2017, a nationally ranked Parliamentary debater, a Mock Trial 2015 County Champion, and a Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2017. Poggi currently attends the University of La Verne, where he competes for their internationally accredited debate team while pursuing degrees in Political Science and Speech Communication. After completing his undergraduate studies, Poggi hopes to attend graduate school and eventually work on political campaigns.
Savanna Patino was the Arts & Entertainment editor for the 2016-2017 school year. She was also in honor court, CSF, the Colorguard captain at REV, East Valley Singers president, mixed show choir director, and Vice President of Kimberly Juniors. She currently attends University of California, Santa Barbara as a biology major.
Cameron Kroetz was the co news editor for Ethic in the 2016-2017 year. He participated in the REV Marching Wildcats all four years of high school and held various leadership positions such as Brass Captain and Historian. Cameron was also the 2016 delegate for REV at the 79th Session of California Boys State where he further developed his interests in politics and campaigning. He is currently an undergraduate student at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where he majors in political science and minors in history, focusing in European affairs. At MSU he is part of the Spirit of the West Marching Band and he is the Secretary and Social Media Manager for the Montana College Democrats. His experience in Ethic greatly improved his writing ability and his social media skills, contributing to his success in college.
Class of 2016
Layla Abbas served as the co-editor-in-chief and opinion editor for Ethic the first year it was created in 2015. As a student at Citrus Valley, she was involved with Link Crew, Yoga Club, and Arabic Club. She is grateful for her experience with Ethic, because it inspired her to major in journalism at the University of La Verne. She now serves as the assistant editor for La Verne’s college newspaper, the Campus Times. She learned lifelong lessons from her first and only year with Ethic that she continuously uses in college. She learned to be bold in her writing and outspoken in an influential way. Her experiences allowed her to appreciate journalism and the strength required to be a true journalist. She encourages everyone to join and expresses the joy she still receives seeing her byline under published articles. She says anyone can be a writer as long as they are driven and persistent in improving their writing skills. She will always remember her start at Ethic News and will continue to share lessons she learns in college with the Ethic News class.
Madeline Chung was the 2015-2016 Co-Editor-in-Chief and Features Editor for Ethic News. Maddie was an honors student, leader, and athlete during her time at Redland East Valley, with involvement in Math Club, Key Club, Interact Club, CSF, Cross Country, and Track. Her high school summers were spent further fulfilling her intellectual curiosity at the University of Nevada, Reno and UC Davis, where she studied psychology, economics, human/veterinary medicine, and immunology/pathology. Today, Madeline is pursuing a faith-based education at Pacific Union College, a Christian liberal arts university in Napa Valley, California as a Biology major. She participates in collegiate-level cross country and continues to be an active leader in her community, working as a Biology Teaching Assistant, Biology and Chemistry tutor, and Student Ambassador, and LifeGroup Leader, all roles where she has been engaging closely with the incoming freshman as an upperclassman academic, social, and spiritual mentor. Maddie is still active in Journalism at PUC, writing for the Campus Chronicle, and she attributes her successes as a writer and student leader to her amazing experience in Ethic News.
Joshua Nuesca was the 2015-2016 Layout Editor for Ethic. He was responsible for the production of the first magazines for the newsgroup and dedicated a lot of his time to design and writing articles for the online edition. During his senior year in high school, he served as the District Governor for California-Nevada-Hawai’i Key Club and represented the interests of 42,000 members to other organizations. Joshua now studies Data Science and Environmental Economics & Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He still remains involved in journalism at the Daily Californian as an analyst in addition to being a Resident Assistant and a member of his business and marketing fraternity. He looks forward to serving as a resource to aspiring Golden Bears and to those who are interested in journalism, data analytics, or business. Though his time at Ethic is over, Joshua credits many lessons learned during his tenure to his successes today and in the future.
Annie Delgado was the managing editor and news editor during the 2015-2016 school year. Besides being involved in Ethic, she also participated in the Wind Ensemble, Link Crew, was president of One Club, and was a three-sport athlete participating in cross country, track and field, and soccer. She is currently a sophomore at the University of California, Riverside pursuing a major in history. She plans on becoming a history teacher, and eventually getting her doctorate in history. She is grateful to Ethic for helping her create lasting friendships, and improving her writing skills, which has benefited her in college. She is forever thankful for being a part of Ethic News, and will hold on to the memories created there, forever.
Ryan Aranda was the 2015-2016 Ethic sports editor. While at Redlands East Valley, Ryan was a member of the California Scholarship Federation and the basketball team. Some of his basketball achievements at REV include being selected as a team co-captain for three out of his four years and a member of the San Bernardino County All-Star team (‘16), All-Citrus Belt League Team (‘16), and the 2016 CBL championship team. Ryan is currently attending the University of California, Riverside under a psychology major, on pace to graduate in 2019. Ryan is also a basketball coach, president and founder for a nonprofit organization based out of Redlands, CA, “School of Hard Knocks Basketball,” a travel basketball program which looks to help young student-athletes improve on the court, as well as in the classroom. He plans to one day become a sports psychologist and high school basketball coach. He thanks Ethic for the many memories, friends, and skills that he gained from being a part of the club for its first year and wishes the best of luck to all of its present and future members.
Bella was a writer for Ethic during the 2015-2016 school year. Aside from being involved in Ethic her senior year, Bella was a Varsity Song member, ASB executive vice president, a Link Crew leader, a member of CSF, and was in various honors and AP classes. She also danced competitively outside of school with a studio. Now, she attends the University of Oregon as a sophomore. At the U of O, she is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alpha Xi chapter and is on Jam Squad, a club hip hop team. Bella is also pursuing a journalism major with a creative writing minor. One day, she hopes to publish and illustrate her own children’s book and dedicate it to her little brother. Bella is so grateful for being a member of Ethic News, and is proud to say that she will continue her writing career in the future.
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