The Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of Lompoc High School

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The Smoke Signal

The Smoke Signal

2021-2022 Staff

Sugar B. Gaitan
Editor in Chief

Sugar B. Gaitan

Sugar Gaitan is a 12th grade honors student, who is involved in multiple school activities with a variety of hobbies. She is currently captain of the LHS cheer team and has been part of the team for 4 years now (1 year JV, 3 years...

Gabriel Deleon
Co-Editor in Chief

Gabriel Deleon

Gabriel is a Senior at Lompoc High School. He's passionate about art- believing that harmony between one's environment and one's aesthetic is important to wellness. He loves watching movies and painting. In addition, Gabriel...

Helen Huy
Copy Editor

Helen Huy

Helen is a junior at Lompoc High School. This is her third year in Journalism and second year as a copy editor. She is currently involved in Technical Theatre, CSF, Renaissance, and Drama Club. Her hobbies include listening to...

Avery Torres
Copy Editor

Avery Torres

Avery Torres is a sophomore at Lompoc High School. She is a student-athlete and plays 2 sports, Cross Country and Track and Field. This is her second year in Journalism as a copy editor. Avery's love for writing and editing contributes...

Samuel Vazquez

Samuel Vazquez

Samuel likes to play video games and his favorite place is home. He likes to watch superhero movies/shows and funny movies/shows. His favorite animals are dogs and birds. He is a junior at Lompoc School High.

Remelyn Perez

Remelyn Perez

Remelyn Perez is an honor student at Lompoc High School. She's also a sophomore and spirit leader. This is her first year in journalism.

Kya Thao

Kya Thao

Hello, Kya is a senior at Lompoc High School. Kya has been in cheer for 3 years: junior varsity her freshmen year, varsity for her sophomore year, and advance varsity pom in her junior and senior years. Kya enjoys writing, hanging...

Ava Velasco

Ava Velasco

Ava Velasco is a 9th grader at Lompoc High School. This will be her first year in journalism. She is most looking forward to expanding her writing skills in the schools paper. Her hobbies include playing tennis and playing...

Kailee Harding

Kailee is a freshman at LHS. This is her first year in Journalism. She enjoys writing, reading and photography.

Yuridia Amezcua

Yuridia Amezcua

Yuridia is a freshman. This is her first year in journalism. She enjoys writing, photography and cheer. She is 14.        

Samantha McGovern-Bayramian

Samantha McGovern-Bayramian

Samantha is a Junior at Lompoc High School and is currently in her second year of Journalism. In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, writing, and occasionally reading.

Isaac Gasca

Isaac Gasca

Isaac is a Sophomore at Lompoc High School. This is his first year of Journalism. He plays basketball for LHS. He also plays baseball. He's 14 years old and he was born in Goleta.

Jasper Sandvoss

Jasper Sandvoss

Jasper is a foreign exchange student from Hildesheim, Germany and is a Senior in the 2021-2022 school year. He is part of the Varsity Football team. His other hobbies are tennis, soccer, beach volleyball and watching sports, mainly...

Jennica Maldonado

Jennica Maldonado is a Freshman at Lompoc High school and this is their first year in journalism. They like to go outside and go out with friends. They were born in Goleta but raised in Santa Barbara.

Brooklynn McGinnis

Brooklynn McGinnis

Hello, Brooklynn is a Sophomore in high school and this is her 1st year in journalism. She is in cheer and enjoys cooking and hanging out with friends.

James Monroy

James Monroy is a Junior at Lompoc High School. This is James's first year of journalism

Kaleb De La Cruz

Kaleb De La Cruz

Kaleb De La Cruz is a senior at Lompoc High School, and this is his first year in Journalism. In Kaleb's free time he enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, listening to music (preferably rap) , and going to church...

Malikai X. Clay-Van Horn

Malikai X. Clay-Van Horn

Malikai is a freshman at Lompoc High School. He likes playing games and hanging out with his friends. He also likes listening to and playing music.

Sharon L. Schanick

Sharon L. Schanick

Sharon is a sophomore at Lompoc high school. This is their first year in journalism. They like to draw in their free time. Sharon loves to learn about space and physics. They often question how things are. They would like to ...

Diana Hernandez-Vega

Diana Hernandez-Vega

Diana Hernandez-Vega is a Junior at Lompoc High School. This is her first year taking Journalism and she decided to join Journalism because she really enjoys English class and being informed on her community. She is currently...

Emma White

Emma White

Emma White is a freshman at LHS and this is her first year taking Journalism. She is currently playing tennis for the Lompoc Braves tennis team and is planning on playing softball in the spring. In her free time you can probably...

Johan Quintanar

Johan Quintanar

Johan is a Freshman at Lompoc High School This is his first year in Journalism. He likes to play games, read, and hang out with his friends. He wants to join Track and Field one day, but for this moment, he's satisfied with where...

Donna J. Kemp

Donna J. Kemp

Donna Kemp is a 10th grader at Lompoc High School. This is her first year in Journalism, but she has written articles for other school papers in the past. She is involved with the Drama Club as well as Choir-- all to be an active...

Angelina McBurney

Angelina McBurney

Angelina McBurney is a 9th grader at Lompoc High School. She is 15 and turning 16 may 17th. She was held back during covid and is supposed to be in 10th grade. She likes to write, loves working on computers and loves free time....

Zoie Hart

Zoie Hart

Zoie Hart is a Sophomore at Lompoc high school. It is her first year in Journalism and she is very excited to be apart of this team  . Her hobbies include reading, painting, sleeping, and binge-watching tv-shows,  She is involved...

Rocio Garcia

Rocio Garcia

Rocio Garcia is a sophomore in Lompoc High School.This is her first year in Journalism.