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Teen Life: Zeltzin Campillo of Windsor High

By MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT It was barely more than five years ago that Zeltzin Campillo, then a shy middle-schooler, moved to the United States knowing no one beyond her immediate family and speaking little English. Now an outgoing Windsor High School junior whose debate-team experience and [...]

By | January 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Amanda M. Hauth

By BOB NORBERG THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Amanda M. Hauth remembers when golf for her was making sand angels in the bunkers, while now it is celebrating the rare hole-in-one and anchoring her high school team. In the Windsor High School senior’s future, golf may lead to a college [...]

By | September 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

Why they chose the military

By ADAM SILOW MARIA CARRILLO HIGH SCHOOL Becoming a Navy SEAL is an aspiration that not many Americans dare to have and even fewer are able to attain. However, for Ryder DeSalvo, 18, of Santa Rosa, this has been a goal long in the making and one that [...]

By | August 29th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Life: Rashad Butler

By MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Rashad Butler, seated in the front, was assigned to take the photos when he and his dad took a helicopter tour of New York City a few years back. But not a single frame was shot — because, says his dad, Butler [...]

By | August 13th, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Face: Morgan Rasmason of Windsor

By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT To question why Morgan Rasmason excels at whatever sport she plays is a little like asking why giraffes walk moments after they’re born. “It’s how birds know how to fly and giraffes know how to walk. It’s just there,” said Kurt Ludwigsen, [...]

By | April 1st, 2012|0 Comments

Teen Face: Gabriella Carroll

  By MARTIN ESPINOZA THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Gabriella Carroll has had clear vision for about a year, ever since she realized people are only as beautiful as they believe themselves to be — even if they wear glasses. That lesson came to Gabbi when she met a fellow [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Emily Glanton

By MARY CALLAHAN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT During most of high school, there were three weeks each year when Emily Glanton had to find time for varsity cheerleading and varsity swim team without compromising her Advanced Placement studies, her part-time job or her sleep. Glanton, 18, said she was [...]

By | August 1st, 2011|0 Comments

Zone of Focus photo contest entries

Check out all the entries in the 2011 Zone of Focus Photography Contest, which includes students from various Sonoma County high schools. Click here to see the photo gallery of all the entries.

By | May 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Teen Face: Jared Rippey

By STEVE HART THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Jared Rippey, a 17-year-old senior at Windsor High School, comes across as a happy, well-adjusted, high-achieving teen. He has a 4.0 grade point average, volunteers with the Red Cross and performs as principal percussionist with the Santa Rosa Symphony’s Youth Orchestra. But [...]

By | December 6th, 2010|0 Comments

Teen Face: Amy, Jonathan and Peter Jeffrey

By KERRY BENEFIELD THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Forgive the Jeffrey siblings if they sometimes refer to themselves as “we.” Amy, a senior, and identical twin brothers Peter and Jonathan, juniors, are associated student body officers at Windsor High School, as well as members of Interact Club, Advanced Placement Core [...]

By | October 26th, 2010|0 Comments