Happening Now
  • February 21Attention SMHS Students: Unfortunately, the Sadie Hawkins Dance has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales
  • February 20Juniors and Seniors- If you are interested in attending Hancock College’s Career Exploration, please pick up a permission slip in the College and Career Center
  • February 15No school this Friday (2/16) and Monday (2/19)!
  • February 15Congrats to our girls basketball team for their 1st round CIF win over Pioneer Valley! Score: 61:33
  • February 14Congrats to the boys varsity boys basketball team for a CIF playoff win over Sanger West High School 73-64! Our Saints advance to the quarterfinals vs #1 seed Coalinga!
  • February 14Juniors & Seniors: Interested in attending Hancock College’s Career Exploration on March 8th? Pick up a permission slip with Ms. Acosta in the Library.
  • February 14Last chance to buy a Valentine gram from the Saints band! (2/14)
  • February 14French Club is selling plush keychains and heart cookies for $1 today! (2/14)
  • February 14Ag Department will be selling flowers today! (2/14)
  • February 8The Saints Band will be selling Valentine's Grams by the band shelter during break, lunch, and after school for $3, $5, or $8
The Student News Site of Santa Maria High School

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The Student News Site of Santa Maria High School

The Breeze

The Student News Site of Santa Maria High School

The Breeze

2023-2024 Staff Writers

Selena Rodriguez
Contributor

Selena Rodriguez

Hi, my name is Selena and I am 14 years old and this is my first year in Santa Maria High School. This is my first time doing anything related to Journalism, I'm pretty nervous but excited about taking this class. I've decided...

Aida Perez-Lopez
Contributor

Aida Perez-Lopez

Hi, my name is Aida Perez and I am one of the contributors for The Breeze. This is my 2nd year being part of The Breeze and it feels quite nice.I’m currently a senior at Santa Maria High School, and I’m going to be part o...

Jessica Garcia
Contributor

Jessica Garcia

Hi, my name is Jessica Garcia. This will be my first time using "The Breeze" and I'm kind of excited to be part of The Breeze. Right now, as in 2023-2024, I am fourteen years old and in the nine grade at Santa Maria High School....

Sara Valencia
Contributor

Sara Valencia

Hey! I’m Sara Valencia and this is my first year in Santa Maria High School. I am also an athlete here at the high school. I am on the wrestling team. I am 14 years old I was born on the 10th of May, majority of my family...

Oswaldo Hernandez-Perez
Contributor

Oswaldo Hernandez-Perez

Hey! My name is Oswaldo Hernandez-Perez, but you can call me Waldo. This is my last year at Santa Maria High School as I am now a senior. I enjoy listening to music and filming my friends skating on my free time. I haven't written...

Talia Diaz
Contributor

Talia Diaz

Howdy My name is Talia Diaz I am 17 years old and this is my first year as a journalist. I am excited but nervous to be a first-timer in journalism but more excited. I am the youngest in my family All my siblings came to Santa...

Genesis Reyes-Lopez
Contributor

Genesis Reyes-Lopez

Hello, my name is Genesis and I am a senior this year at Santa Maria Highschool, and this is my first year as a Breeze contributor. I am the oldest out of three kids. I am 17 years old and I was born on June 26th. I choose...

Jennifer Bravo
Contributor

Jennifer Bravo

I'm Jennifer Bravo and I am actually a senior this year. Very early into the school year I will also be turning 17, and as far as I know that isn't really an age where you unlock a bunch of new privileges like when you're 18 or...

Nathan Gomez
Contributor

Nathan Gomez

Hello, my name is Nathan Gomez, and I am a senior this year. I am 17, and this is my first-time doing Journalism. I am excited and hopeful that my last year here at SMHS will be the best! Some things you should know about me...

Rodrigo Garcia
Contributor

Rodrigo Garcia

My name is Rodrigo Garcia. This will be my first and final year as a Breeze Contributor as I am now a senior. If I would've known about the Journalism class earlier, I definitely would've joined. As I mentioned already, I'm...

Nathan Ochoa
Contributor

Nathan Ochoa

Hello, my name is Nathan Ochoa, and I am a senior attending SMHS (surprise). I was born here in Santa Maria on December 11, 2005 and have lived here my entire life. My brother, who some may know, attends UCLA as of now. My...

Alondra Cruz
Contributer

Alondra Cruz

Hey, my name is Alondra Cruz, and I am a Senior. I'm 17 years old and my birthday is in December. This is my first year taking journalism. I'm pretty good with writing so I'm hoping to write some good things. I've never been a pe...

Elizabeth Robles Ortiz
contributer

Elizabeth Robles Ortiz

Hii! My name is Elizabeth although I typically go by Ellie by close family members and friends. I am fourteen years old making me a FRESHMAN this year, which means this is my first year at Santa Maria High School, it's also my...

Judith Velasco
Editor

Judith Velasco

Hi, my name is Judith Velasco, and I am new to our school's news website, 'The Breeze.' This is my first year being in this school as well as being a part of The Breeze staff. As of right now I'm currently a freshman wanting...

Kasey Baltodano
Editor

Kasey Baltodano

Ey name is Kasey and I am a senior this year at Santa Maria High School. I am the oldest out of two kids. My younger sister currently attends SMHS as a freshman. I am the daughter of two loving parents and I am a granddaughter...

Nico Parker
Editor

Nico Parker

My name is Nico Parker. I write poetry and song lyrics. I am currently teaching myself to play guitar. I am class of 2025. I have been an AVID student since 7th grade. I've been writing poetry since 9th grade and song lyrics since...

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D)
Adviser

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D)

My name is Tina van den Heever, and I am the adviser for journalism here at SMHS. The 2023/24 school year is  my 13th year at SMHS, and I this is my third immersed year in Journalism.  My class will be working on getting...

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