2016-2017 Staff

Isabel Holder

Isabel Holder

In addition to writing for BHS Today, sophomore Isabel Holder is on the yearbook staff. She chose journalism courses because she wants to learn more about writing and photography.

Noah Zike

Noah Zike

Freshman Noah Zike would like to be a game developer someday. His favorite class is math and he plays in the marching band. After high school, he would like to study at Texas State University.

Alex Mitchell

Alex Mitchell

This is senior Alex Mitchell's fourth and final year on the Bear Facts staff and her second year as Editor in Chief. In addition to reporting and photographing, she is in a leader in Student Council, an FanStandATX reporter and...

Cameron White

Cameron White

Junior Cami White is a reporter for BHS Today and runs track. She is still undecided where she wants to attend college but would like to stay close to home. She chose the journalism class because she likes to write.

Nathan Perry

Nathan Perry

Freshman Nathan Perry took journalism this year because he likes talking to people. In addition to reporting for BHS Today, he is in marching band. He would like to attend UT or A&M to study music.

Lily Ellzey

Lily Ellzey

Junior Lily Ellzey is a reporter for BHS Today. Her favorite subject is English and she would like to attend St. Edward's University to study finance.

Amara Martinez

Amara Martinez

Sophomore Amara Martinez is a reporter for BHS Today. Her favorite subject is English and she has been in theater classes for two years. Next year Amara hopes to join the yearbook staff. She would like to attend the New York Film...

Abby Reinhardt

Abby Reinhardt

Sophomore Abby Reinhardt is a reporter for BHS Today. She would like to attend Blinn or A&M after graduation to become a teacher. She also plays in the band.

Sullivan Merservey

Sullivan Merservey

Senior Sullivan Merservey is a reporter and copy editor for the Bear Facts. She plans to attend the University of Texas or Texas State to study graphic design.

Esbeidi Cortes

Esbeidi Cortes

Senior Esbeidi Cortes is a reporter for the Bear Facts.  She has also been on the yearbook staff and is now in ROTC. The plans to attend Texas State and study to become a pediatric oncologist.

Stephen Soto

Stephen Soto

Junior Stephen Soto is a first year reporter for the Bear Facts. He also plays football and would like to study aerospace engineering and music at Texas A&M University.

Makayla Bryant

Makayla Bryant

Senior Makayla Bryant is one of the two Publishing Editors for the BearFacts and is an anchor for the high school's BearNation News. Makayla is considering the University of Texas at Austin where she would like to study Business....

Zoe Picciandra

Zoe Picciandra

Zoe Picciandra is a junior at BHS. She is active in the theater program at school, the Bastrop Opera House, and Zachary Scott Theater in Austin. She is the co-captain of Gypsies, a musical theater group. Zoe plans to attend Texas...

Lailah Castillo

Lailah Castillo

Sophomore Lailah Castillo loves to play sports, especially volleyball, softball and soccer. She is also taking dance. After high school, Lailah would like to study law. This is her first year on the Bear Facts.

Guy Bedford

Guy Bedford

This is senior Guy Bedford's first year on the Bear Facts staff. He is also on the yearbook staff. After graduating this spring, Guy will attend the University of Texas at Austin.

Helena Lamers

Helena Lamers

Sophomore Helena Lamers is an exchange student from Germany. In addition to writing for the Bear Facts, Helena is a cheerleader. After graduation, Helena plans to study business management at a Spanish University.

Scott Stephenson

Scott Stephenson

Junior Scott Stephenson is in JV theater and is the co-director of a mime troupe in addition to writing for the Bear Facts. He plans to attend Baylor University and study psychology and theater. He also loves cats and video games.

Kareesa Cavazos

Kareesa Cavazos

Senior Kareesa Cavazos is a reporter for the Bear Facts and also plays basketball for the Lady Bears. Kareesa would like to attend the University of Texas to study journalism. She also enjoys binge watching "Grey's Anatomy."

Minka Atkinson

Minka Atkinson

Editor-in-Chief Minka Atkinson is a senior. This is Minka's third year on the Bear Facts staff. In addition to working for the Bear Facts, she is a member of Bookworms, the BHS book club. Although she hasn't decided on a college,...

Jared Smith

Jared Smith

Sports editor Jared Smith is a junior at BHS currently involved in NHS, varsity football and powerlifting. He plans to attend Texas A&M and study sports journalism. He works at the Texas Boot Company.

Becca Maxwell

Becca Maxwell

Entertainment editor Becca Maxwell is a senior. Although she hasn't decided on a major yet, she would like to attend the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a Justin Bieber fan and she loves hanging out with friends and listening...

Nastassia Carter

Nastassia Carter

Senior Nastassia Carter is a reporter for the Bear Facts, following in the footsteps of her brother, DeJay, who was on the staff for three years. Nastassia is on the basketball and track teams at BHS. She would like to study...

DeMoNaye Rector

DeMoNaye Rector

Junior DeMoNaye Rector is the Campus Life Editor for the Bear Facts. She also plays volleyball, basketball, soccer and track for BHS and would like to attend UT Austin.

Tori Carnahan

Tori Carnahan

Senior Tori Carnahan is in her fourth year on the Bear Facts staff. She began her career as a reporter during her freshman year and was the Editor-in-Chief junior year. While Tori is not in the Bear Facts class for her senior...

Mariah Ramon

Mariah Ramon

Senior Mariah Ramon is in NHS and plays soccer in addition to being the Commentary editor for the Bear Facts. She has verbally committed to play soccer for Texas A&M Corpus Christi and wants to major in nursing.  

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