Teen Face: Yessica Moran, 17, Piner High School

For Yessica Moran, a recent graduate of Piner High School who is headed off to Dominican University next month, the hands-on experience she learned in a job shadow program at Vista Family Health Center in Santa Rosa was a thrill.

By | July 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Ryder Schalich, 16, Piner

Ryder Schalich isn't one to let a rare genetic disorder interfere with his life, competing on multiple Special Olympics teams, on a local Challenger Little League team and as a shot put and discus thrower on Piner's track team.

By | April 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen face: Marylyn Doung, Piner High

Marylyn Doung of Santa Rosa is willing to step out, whether playing on her high school’s virtually all-male, JV football team or going to a young women’s political conference in Southern California.

By | March 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Matthew Mulligan

By KERRY BENEFIELD THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Piner High School track and cross country coach Luis Rosales said there may be more gifted runners out there, but there are not a whole lot of athletes who work harder than senior Matthew Mulligan. "People look at him. He has gotten [...]

By | December 26th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Face: Holley Maassen of Piner High

By DEREK MOORE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Holley Maassen’s dream is to become a forensic pathologist and unravel the mysteries of how a person died. It’s an interesting goal, given that the 17-year-old Piner High School senior describes herself as a sunny person who enjoys nothing more than being [...]

By | October 22nd, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Face: Luis Luna

By LORI A. CARTER THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Piner High School student Luis Luna has left his mark on Sonoma County cross-country and track records, but he plans to make another bit of history soon: To be the first member of his family to go to college. Luna, who [...]

By | February 6th, 2012|0 Comments