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Staff profiles

Austin Peinado

September 5, 2018 3:57pm | Austin Peinado

Hey, everyone! My name is Austin Peinado. I’m currently a senior at SMHS. This is my first year in yearbook and I’m very excited for this experience! Throughout my life, I’ve had some pretty major setbacks. In 7th grade, I had not one, but two […]

Griselda Rodas

August 31, 2018 10:04pm | Griselda Rodas

Hello! My name is Griselda Rodas, and I am a senior taking Journalism. I am the third child in my family. I have an older sister (Aracely) who is 26, an older brother (Miguel) who is 24 and a little brother (Alan) who is 5 […]

Justin Rilveria

August 31, 2018 5:15pm | Justin Rilveria

Hey, guys! My name is Justin Rilveria, and I’m a senior this year at Santa Maria High. This is my third year in Journalism and Yearbook and I’m the editor of the Breeze and Halo magazine. My five years living here in Santa Maria were […]

Eliseo Merida

August 27, 2018 10:55pm | Eliseo Merida

Hello! My name is Eliseo Merida. I’m a senior and this is my first year doing Journalism, so I’m very excited to see what this class has in store for me. Some things about myself include the fact that  I was born in Mexico, but […]

Brenda Ballesteros

September 6, 2017 4:22pm | Brenda Ballesteros

Hello, my name is Brenda Ballesteros. This is my second year with the yearbook and journalism class. It is really fun, especially working with these amazing people. I am part of class 2020 (so i guess that makes me a sophomore now).

Isaiah Almadin

August 28, 2017 4:10pm | Isaiah Almadin

Hey, my name is Isaiah Almadin, but you may know me as Isaiah Long. don’t be mislead by my serious demeanor; I like making people laugh as much as I love laughing myself. I was born and raised in this town by a black mother […]

Mrs. van den Heever

September 25, 2015 8:47am | Mrs. van D

Hello!  I’m Mrs. van den Heever, but my students call me “Mrs. van D.” It’s much easier to remember.  😉  This is my eighth year here at Santa Maria High School, and my third year as the yearbook and journalism adviser.  So far, I love […]