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Khrystal Mendonca

Khrystal Mendonca

Lillian Tram, Thu Vu, and Kristin MacKay
May 22, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“I almost got kidnapped 3 times at a butcher shop in the Philippines. There was guys in a van trying to sell me meat and I didn’t speak Tagalog, which is the language of the Philippines. [It was recommended] to not speak at all. They tried to coax me into the van and I didn’t say anything but th...

Jacob McNary

Jacob McNary

Kristin MacKay, Photographer
May 21, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[During the summer] I am going to Florida for one or two weeks to visit Disney World and family," Jacob McNary, 10.

Dustin Barth

Dustin Barth

Edith Perez, Graphic Design Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

“I have summer school for the first month of June [but] then kind of all bets are off. I’m definitely going to do something during July [but] haven’t just decided what yet. I’m looking to just [see] what airline tickets are cheapest and just take a trip wherever it is, just random. Southwest...

Jared Gatela

Jared Gatela

Braedon Harris and Miranda Molina
May 19, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I think that the school lunch should definitely have more Scooby Snacks,” Jared Gatela, 10.

Natalie Carter

Natalie Carter

Riley Sims and Elena Gary
May 18, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"It's hard [having a job and working as a student]. It's stressful with time management and still having a social life too. I will [still continue with sports]. I'll be a senior so it won't be so bad as junior year," Natalie Carter, 11.

Jaulin Rahman

Jaulin Rahman

Riley Sims and Elena Gary
May 17, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[I am going to prom with] Omar Marhloul and a bunch of friends. It should be a fun experience [ going to prom as a junior]. Most of my friends are seniors so I guess it's fine," Jaulin Rahman, 11.

Sarah Zebene

Sarah Zebene

Thu Vu, Photographer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"I go to church on Easter and we remember Jesus. I did Easter eggs hunt as a kid," Sarah Zebene, 9.

Deisy Rendon

Deisy Rendon

Jeffrey Candelaria, Designer
April 15, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"My family doesn't really celebrate Easter that much. Usually we go to church in the morning then after that we eat and that's the end of our day. Last year we went to the lake while they were having a big egg hunt and I stole candy from the kids." Deisy Rendon, 11.

Kirby Villafuerte

Kirby Villafuerte

Kristin MacKay, Photographer
April 14, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[On Easter] I go to church and spend most of my time there decorating the cross with flowers," Kirby Villafuerte, 9.

Earl Chukwu

Earl Chukwu

Elena Gary, Designer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[The hardest class I've ever taken] was Art 1, the basic like middle-school level art. I couldn't draw, I couldn't do anything. I didn't fail, but it was hard for me. I had Mrs. Milton [at Jackson], and she was pretty cool. We watched Despicable Me a lot, but you know I still sucked at art," Earl Chukwu,...

Carmen Obesso

Carmen Obesso

Kristin MacKay and Thu Vu
April 3, 2017
Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"[A difficult time in my life was when] I married at the age of 19 and had a baby while I was in college. It was difficult to manage a job, go to school, and take care of a child. I graduated though," Carmen Obesso, Spanish 1 & 3.