2016-2017 Staff

Charlie Martin

Charlie is a third-year staff member with an avid love for hot chocolate and writing; she is a sucker for anything Disney, animal, or food related. Charlie spends her days either curled up in her bed while she writes and watches movies, or adventuring with...

Jennifer Brotherton

Jenny is a senior at Helix and is in her second year of writing for The Highland Fling. She enjoys watching movies. One of her favorite movies is Kill Bill directed by Quentin Tarantino. She is a creative and passionate student. She values quality time...

Jordan Walters

Jordan Walters is a first year staff writer and a third year student at Helix High. He especially likes to write reviews about movies and music along with international news. His hobbies consist of skating, late night binging, and playing sports.

Bailee Waid

For her second year in journalism, Bailee is very excited for the upcoming year. As the social media editor, she can't wait to get the word out to the rest of the school about the most important news. Outside of school, you can find her reading or, mo...

Maria Vazquez

Maria Vazquez is a second year writer for The Highland Fling and Web Design/ Visual Editor. As a Web Design Editor she is in charge of keeping the Fling's website neat and up-to-date. She is also involved in the schools water polo and swim team. She is very exci...

Leslie Valle

Leslie is a hard working senior at Helix Charter High School. She is a second year captain for the Airband team Theta as well as a member on the Varsity cheer team. Some of her personality traits and hobbies are that she loves to be social, dance, and...

Haniyah Taylor

Haniyah is a fun and creative person. She likes to sing, dance and write. This is Haniyah's second year at Helix and her first year as a Highland Fling staff writer. She loves to write reviews and news stories but not sports story. Haniyah is a sweet...

Tyreece Tarrant

Tyreece is a Junior at Helix High School. He enjoys playing football and loves to eat burgers and fries. His favorite subjects are Math, History and English. Tyreece loves to have fun and listen to music.

Robert Resendiz

Roberto Resendiz is an independent, extrovert individual who likes to spend his free time outdoors. He likes to get creative with his photography and is proudly the Photography Editor for, The Highland Fling. As second-year writer in journalism at Helix, h...

Chelsea Nunez

This is Chelsea's second year writing for, The Highland Fling. She is the Sports Editor and hopes to become a sports journalist in the future. Her stories often include sports articles, as well as stories on student life. Chelsea is a very involved se...

Sadie Neville

Sadie Neville is a Junior at Helix Charter High School and co-Editor-in-Chief of The Highland Fling. She is also the captain of the varsity field hockey team. Sadie loves frozen yogurt, Target, and scented candles. In the future, she wants to be a journali...

Ivan Jimenez

As News Editor for, The Highland Fling, Ivan is excited to bring Helix students the latest in recent events. In addition to Journalism, Ivan enjoys reading, politics, and fried chicken. He also likes memes and listening to vinyl records (though he's no...

Samantha Miranda Espinoza

Second-year writer and Arts & Entertainment editor, Sam, loves writing about the news whether its about feminist matters or the irony of being surrounded in a wall. She enjoys the clicking sound a keyboard makes and after a year of practice, is now...

Sofia Jacobo

This is Sofia’s second year writing for, The Highland Fling and her first being Co-Editor in Chief. She likes keeping Helix up to date on the latest new, both local and international. Sofia looks forward to reporting newsworthy events while following ...

Jackalyn Diaz

Jackie is the Helix Life Editor it is her second year writing for, The Highland Fling. She enjoys binge watching shows on Netflix, and playing with animals. ...

Valerie Arevalos

Valerie is the Arts and Entertainment Editor and what could easily be considered a journalism "O.G." Her love for films, books, and music brought her her position as an editor, as her life is pretty much surrounded in artistic and tasteful drama. Nothing mak...

I’Yonna Applon-Kettles

Being a senior, this is I'Yonna's second year on the Highland Fling staff; now she's the sports editor. She is planing on continuing journalism when she goes to college, and as a future career. I'Yonna is an outgoing, fun, loving person, who can brighten...

Ayni Mohamoud

This is Ayni's second year in Journalism and she is now the editor of the Helix Life and News sections. She is planning to continue to be a journalist through college and work as an intern. She also has a passion for reading and writing and aspires to...

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