The Smoke Signal

The Student News Site of Lompoc High School

The Smoke Signal

The Smoke Signal

2022-2023 Staff

Avery Torres
Editor in Chief

Avery Torres

Avery Torres is a Junior at Lompoc High School. She is a student-athlete who is on the LHS Cheer team and is involved in numerous clubs. This is her third year in Journalism. She was a Copy Editor for two of those years and is...

Hannah Brooks
Copy Editor

Hannah Brooks

Hannah Brooks is an 11th grade student athlete participating in track and cross country. She cares very much about school and grades and has above a 4.0 GPA. This will be her first year in journalism as well as it being her first...

Megan Hernandez
Copy Editor

Megan Hernandez

Megan Hernandez is a 12th grader at Lompoc High School. She has some journalism experience being a part of Cabrillo High School's Journalism Club her junior year. Megan is currently involved in two clubs at LHS and is the Cheer...

Delanie Valencia
Copy Editor

Delanie Valencia

Delanie Valencia is a senior at Lompoc High School. She is a student-athlete and is captain of the LHS Varsity Cheer/Pom team. She is the Senior class Vice President as well as the Drama Club Vice President. She also participates...

Ava Velasco
Copy Editor

Ava Velasco

Ava Velasco is a 10th grader at Lompoc High School. This will be her second year in journalism. She is most looking forward to expanding her writing skills in the schools paper. Her hobbies include playing tennis and playing...

Helen Huy
Copy Editor

Helen Huy

Helen is a senior at Lompoc High School. This is her fourth year in Journalism and third year as a copy editor. She is currently involved in Technical Theatre, CSF, Renaissance, and Drama Club. She is also the secretary for Astronomy...

Samantha McGovern-Bayramian
Copy Editor

Samantha McGovern-Bayramian

Samantha is a Senior at Lompoc High School. She is one of the editors of The Smoke Signal and this is her third year on staff. She is excited for the opportunities that come with this position, as well as the collaboration that...

Ricardo Robles
Author

Ricardo Robles

Ricardo is a Anime fan, and like Manga. He is Sophomore at Lompoc High School. I also like super heros like spider man specifcally (miles morales) and i also like reading and watch stuff like trying japanese food

Sophia Pina
Author

Sophia Pina

Sophia Pina is a Freshman in Lompoc high School. She has 2 siblings, and out of both them shes the youngest. She loves hanging out with her friends and being nice to other people.

Isabel Lopez
Author

Isabel Lopez

Isabel Lopez is a senior at Lompoc High School. She is also the only girl out of all the siblings that she have. She also enjoy playing soccer.

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Alexis Villa

Alexis Villa is a Senior at Lompoc High School. This is her first year in Journalism, she has been a cheerleader all 4 years of high school. She's a Link Leader and does the morning announcements on Friday.

Nessa Arevalos
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Nessa Arevalos

Nessa Arevalos is a freshman at Lompoc High School. It is her first year in Journalism. She is apart of the cheer team and enjoys dancing. She is looking forward to getting to write articles and stories while in Journalism.

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Sarah (Ace) Cardoza

Hey there! I am currently a freshman and this is my first year of Journalism! I love creating stories based off of dreams and fantasy and have always had a passion about becoming an author as a side job! Let's have a great year!...

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Missael Carbajal

Missael is a student athlete at Lompoc High and is apart of the Varsity soccer team. He has above a 4.0 GPA and likes to focus on his grades. This is his first year in Journalism and looks forward to contributing to the team.

Marianne Braxton
Author

Marianne Braxton

Marianne Braxton is a Freshman at Lompoc High School. She is a student-athlete who is on the cheer team and is involved in A.S.B. This is her first year involved in Journalism. She looks forward to expanding her skills with writing...

Naomi Esqueda
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Naomi Esqueda

Naomi Esqueda is a junior attending Lompoc High School in Lompoc, California. Naomi is involved with the Smoke Signal News for Lompoc High as a journalist writer. Naomi Esqueda is also involved in Cross Country, along with track...

Dulce-Mia Macias
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Dulce-Mia Macias

Dulce Macias is a Senior at Lompoc High School. This is her first time in Journalism and is excited to improve her writing and speaking skills by working on stories for the school. During her free time, she enjoys reading, watercolor...

Alexa Alvarez
Author

Alexa Alvarez

Alexa Alvarez is a junior at LHS and it is her first year attending Journalism. Some of the things she enjoys doing is spending time with her cousins/bf and hitting the gym. In the future she would like be a flight attendant or...

Kailee Harding
Author

Kailee Harding

Kailee is 16 and is a sophmore. This is her second year in Journalism and she enjoys it a lot. She enjoys long boarding and hanging out with friends. Her birthday is September 22.

Yuridia Amezua
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Yuridia Amezua

Yuridia is 15 and a Sophmore. This is her second year in Journalism. She is a cheerleader and enjoys baking. Her birthday is April 25th.

Isabella Campos
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Isabella Campos

Isabella Campos is a Freshman at LHS and it’s her first year in Journalism. She can’t wait to learn new things. She is also a cheerleader and likes to read and write!

Giovanna Signorelli
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Giovanna Signorelli

Hello! I am Giovanna, but I tend to go by Vanna by friends. I am a sophomore at Lompoc High school. I’ve always enjoyed writing little snippets and such. This is my first year in Journalism and I hope to get all out of it !

Jassmille Gonzalez
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Jassmille Gonzalez

Jassmille Gonzalez is a freshman at LHS and is on the Sapphire Dance team. She enjoys to read and watch movies.

Serenity L. Files
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Serenity L. Files

I am a current Freshman and this is my first year of Journalism. Fun fact: I enjoy knitting, writing, and crafting.

Maria Oceguera
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Maria Oceguera

Maria Oceguera is a Junior at Lompoc High school. She in involved in Mock Trial and A.S.B. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching Law and Order, and going on runs. She looks forward to taking pictures for the newspaper...

Reece Torres
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Reece Torres

Reece Torres is a Junior at Lompoc High school. She is a student-athlete involved in A.S.B, LINK, and has been a LHS Cheerleader for 3 years. This is her first year in Journalism and looks forward to taking pictures for the paper.

Samuel Vazquez
Author

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 Senior at Lompoc School High.