Raider Release

2014-2015 Staff

Joseph Nolin

Joseph Nolin, 9th, is a bright and happy guy with a funny laugh. He enjoys watching action movies like Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. ''I like action movies because they get my adrenalin pumping which makes it more e...

Brisa Salas

With her long, beautiful hair, Brisa Salas, 9th, enjoys sports and loves to  laugh.  Brisa, who has two sisters and two brothers, does not hold in what she wants to say. "I like being friends with Brisa because she's very...

Berenice Garcia

Eight grader Berenice Garcia felt a smile coming as she walked down the street with her family.  Berenice cherishes every moment with them. "One of my best memories with my family is when my mom pushed me while I was in a...

Rosie Nguyen

Rosie Nguyen, 8th, smiles with satisfaction when meeting up with her friends, especially when they talk about South Korean pop and hip-hop music called K-Pop. "Sharing my K-Pop experience with Rosie was the best time I...

America Cruz

America Cruz, 8th, read fifteen books in just five weeks and did something similar in 7th grade! "I like to read, especially science fiction and books about magic such as The Hobbit, because it takes me to a whole new univ...

Toby Williams

Toby Williams, 8th, is a funny, tall guy who is positive and helpful.  His three best friends are Luis Martinez, Amado Chavez, and Christian Galdamez. "They have always been there for me," Toby said. His friends feel the...

Norma Figueroa

Norma Figueroa, a quiet, friendly eighth grader, is very stylish with everything she wears.  As Norma walks into the courtyard at lunch, she immediately gets greeted and complimented by friends and others about her outfit....

Vanessa Picazo

Vanessa Picazo, 8th, is a funny, positive person to be around.  Born in Fort Smith on October 21st, Vanessa moved to Mexico when she was two.  At age seven, Vanessa came back. “Fort Smith has been my favorite place to live...

Kanai Samountry

Born in Iowa, Kanai Samountry, 8th, can seem quiet and mysterious and admits that it takes a long time build up trust with people.  Yet, she is as loud as a screaming monkey. "My friends say I'm loud because I'm a talkative...

Blanca Rodriguez

After Blanca Rodriguez, 9th, left beautiful Georgia, she came to gloomy and dark Fort Smith, Arkansas.  It seemed as if she had seen a terrifying ghost. "It was less dangerous in Georgia, and I could go out walking," Blanca...

Verenise Perez

Instead of being mean, selfish, and rude like many kids at school, the young lady named Verenise Perez, 8th, does not want people to remember her as an ignorant person. Verenise is a strong person who wants to make people happy...

Andrea Matamoros

Andrea Matamoros, 8th, cares about friends, takes care of family, and enjoys spending time with people she likes. "My best friend is Janean Llanes because no matter what she is always there for me," Andrea said. Not only...

Janean Llanes

Janean Llanes, 8th, is a loud, energetic, nice person who often puts others first. "What I like best about my twin sister Janean is the fact that she is always there for me, and I know that I can depend on her," Jalessa Llanes...

Gladis De La Fuente

Gladis De La Fuente, 8th, is a happy, funny, and popular teenager. "I would describe myself as caring, loud, and hyper," Gladis said. To burn off some of  her hyper energy, Gladis plays soccer. "I've always had a passion...

Ladyauna Johnson

Ladyauna Johnson, 13, seems to admire the type of things that are not noticeable on the surface, but only when you dig deep down to find it. "I'm fun, bubbly, and talkative once you get to know me," Ladyauna said. "My best...

Gabby Garcia

Gabby Garcia, 8th, is a cheerful girl who does not mind being different from others, even if people will make fun of her or say mean things about her   She will not let some bully change her personality.  Gabby will  stay strong...

Anisha Hatton

Anisha Hatton, 9th, is a bold young lady whose personality will entertain all.  This class clown will remind you of hyper comedian Kevin Hart. "The best thing about ninth grade is being the big kid of the school," Anisha said. Anisha...

Cha’Briya Harris

Cha'Briya Harris, 8th, is an interactive, hyper, and happy person who smiles almost all of the time.  She tends to be sensitive to others and herself, even if she does not know them or just met them or even if she doesn't like...

Aniya Webster

Aniya Webster, freshman, is an intelligent, outgoing person with a strong and positive attitude.  She likes playing basketball. "Basketball is something I grew up on," Aniya said.  "What makes it fun is the competition." Aniya's...

Kassandra Clegg

Kassandra Clegg, 9th, is an accident-prone, nice, sweet girl.  She is also a deep thinker and speaks her mind.  The teacher who impacted her the most was Mrs. Samply. "She told me that if believe in myself, I can achieve...

Antoine Cato

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Antoine Cato, a funny freshman, is not only hilarious but brave too. "I jumped off a tall pole, and went zip lining," Antoine said.  "The teacher made me." Antoine does not like to play sports,...

Dejay Phatthong

Dejay Phatthong, an 8th grade football fan, may seem quiet and shy but not all the time. He always keeps a positive attitude, and he’s kind to anyone no matter what his mood may be. “He’s happy most of the time, or he...

Justin Maymoundok

Justin Maymoundok, 8th, is a very fun, happy, smart and always in a good mood. "I would describe myself as an outgoing person," Justin said. Some of the things Justin enjoys are sports, playing Mario Cart, and eating chocolate. "Sports...

Oneida Ibarra

With curly-brown hair and glasses,Oneida Ibarra, 8th, is a bright and colorful student.  A smart and talented student, Oneida loves reading and spending time with family. "My best strength is reading because I read really...

Rosario Arredondo

Rosario Arredondo, 8th, is a first-year member of the Raider Release staff.

Joselin Claros

Joselin Claros, 8th, is not shy.  A loving, caring, and laughing-at-all-times person, Joselin values friends and even befriends strangers. She admits to being different from her friends because she is the "loudest one out of...

Ybette Del Toro

Ybette Del Toro, 9th, is a second-year Raider Release member.

Hali Newman

A very shy, quiet book lover, Hali Newman, 8th, does not stand out from the crowd.   If anything, Hali blends well in the shadows. "Not only is Hali shy and quiet, she's very trustworthy," Araceli Garcia, 8th, said.  "If...

Sidney Whittaker

Sidney Whittaker, 9th, is a second-year Raider Release staff member. She is crazy, outgoing, and, shy but really can conceal her feelings. "I have anger issues that nobody can see," Sidney said. Her anger issues do not keep Sid...

Ja Tearah Wells

The tall, brown-eyed Jatearah Wells, 9th, loves Mexicans and wants marry one in the future and have three kids. "I'm loud, crazy, bold, talkative, expressive, and influential," Ja Tearah said. Something that Jatearah would...

Krislyn Edwards

Krislyn Edwards, 8th, is a jokester who loves to do daring things and have fun. "I would describe myself as bad but awesome," Krislyn said. Krisln's daring side carries over into time spent with family. "The time I went...

Taylor Gilyard

Taylor Gilyard, 8th, would rather be a tribute in The Hunger Games than live without her family and friends. Being a shy, quiet girl, Taylor depends on them to help an support her. "I only tried out for the dance team because ...

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth Gonzalez, 9th, is a quiet, smart, nice person with a really brave heart.  In fact, she did something that will leave people speechless. "I rescued my sister from a fire because I did not want her to die," Elizabeth...

Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez, 9th, is a first-year reporter for the Raider Release.

Yadira Gonzalez

Many kids at Kimmons would rather listen to rap than country music, which makes Yadira Gonzalez, 9th, stand out.  She also watches the 1990s TV show Saved by the Bell. "There is this one guy, Slater (played by Mario Lopez), ...

Alexis Gonzalez

Alexis Gonzalez, 9th, is a happy, positive, and optimistic person who likes to be a role model to younger students. "I like how the younger students look up to us," Alexis said. "Alexis is a shy but loud person," Antoine...

Gabby Gaines

Gabby Gaines, 8th, is athletic, intelligent, and loud when she wants to be.   A surprising fact about Gabby is that she is actually very shy when it come to meeting new people. "'I would describe myself as funny, smart, outgoing,...

Olivia Williams

Olivia Williams is a goofy-yet-intelligent, athletic freshman. "I am a very original person," Olivia said. Even her best friend, Keiona Hartgraves, 9th, would agree with about Olivia's level of silly. "Olivia has always...

Kimberly Rodriguez

Kimberly Rodriguez, 9th, is a first-year reporter for the Raider Release.

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