2019-2020 Staff

Lisset Saavedra

Editor-in-Chief

Lisset Saavedra is 17 and a Senior at Birmingham. She has always been interested in literature, focusing on poems, reading and writing. She discovered a more in-depth love for literature from her past English teachers, and this...

Jenessa Henderson

Managing Editor

Jenessa is a 16 year old junior attending Birmingham Community Charter High School. She serves as Managing Editor for the Patriot Post. She tries to be involved in as many activities at school that she can, including ASB, Black...

Karina Gonzalez

Website Editor

She is known as 'KG.' You see her around the halls walking around with her shades on, either dancing for practice or taking pictures for yearbook. She originates from the city of North Hollywood only to move to the new environment...

Stephanie Tran

Website Editor

Stephanie Tran is a 17 year old senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. She enjoys drawing, reading, and playing video games in her leisure time. She finds interest in journalism through its writing and gateway to stud...

Lisbet Hernandez

News/Front Page Editor

Lisbet is a 17 year old senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Lisbet's goals for her senior year are: pass all her classes, join clubs, and have as much fun as possible. She also hopes to attend more school events...

Phillip Lemus

Opinion Editor

Phillip Lemus is a senior at BCCHS, and he is amped to return to the nitty-gritty world of Journalism. Phillip loves to play music on his trombone and he is affiliated with the Birmingham Patriot Marching Band, and he isn't ash...

Sofia Lemus

Student Life Editor

Sofia Lemus is a junior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. This is her second year at Birmingham. She spent her freshman year at Reseda High School and decided to move to Birmingham after her sister graduated. When Sofia...

Michelle Blas

Sports Editor

Michelle is a 17 year old girl who goes to Birmingham Community Charter High School and loves trying new things. She has been at this school for all four years and loves how much school spirit the school has and the interaction...

Nathalie Ceja Gomez

Arts & Entertainment Editor

As a junior at Birmingham Community Charter High school, Nathalie prefers her nickname “Nat” due to the fact she always found her full name much too professional. Currently at school, she is the vice president of the FIDM ...

Debbie Lawhead

Creative Arts Editor

Debbie is a  junior at BCCHS. She is the Creative Arts Editor for The Patriot Post. As a student, she is very invested in her school work and cares about her academic wellbeing. She is in advanced theater, women's choir, and ...

Kimberly Sandoval

Senior Columnist

Kimberly Sandoval is a senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. She is a 17 year old Mexican-American student who's making the most out of her senior year. Kimberly likes being called 'Kim' or 'Kimmy' by her peers....

Elizabeth Rivera

Staff Writer

Elizabeth is a girl that will make sure that she is unique. Even though she has a really common name and is 16 years old, like anyone else she still tries her best to stand out in her own way. She has an amazing creativity. Her...

Emily Robles

Staff Writer

Emily Robles is a 17 year old senior attending Birmingham Community Charter High School. She has been enrolled at this school since her freshmen year and has learned a number of lessons about life during her time here. She enjoys...

Diego Trujillo

Staff Writer

Diego Trujillo is a 17 year old student who attends Birmingham. He loves Dragon Ball and anime in general. You can always catch him cracking a joke and making people smile. He also likes video games and and basketball. His favorite...

Elliott Contreras

Staff Writer

Elliott Contreras is a 17 year old senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. His parents come from Mexico and Guatemala but he was born in California. He is the baby of the family because of his older brother who attends...

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla

Staff Writer

Rosana Sanchez-Zorrilla transferred from Van Nuys High School to Birmingham Community Charter High School for her junior year and is currently a senior. She is now a part of Journalism as well as a member of Knights and Ladies....

Ruth Aguilar

Staff Writer

Ruth Aguilar is a 14 year old sophomore at BCCHS. She adores creating stories and the artistry of photography. Ruth is a very social person and is very caring towards animals and people. Some of her hobbies include: cooking, playing...

Nestor Gonzalez

Staff Writer

Nestor is a 17 year old kid in his senior year who attends Birmingham Community Charter High School. His dad is from El Salvador and his mom is from Mexico.  Nestor has had an eventful life. His hobbies include hanging out with...

Reign Cruz

Staff Writer

Reign Marie Cruz is a fifteen year old junior attending Birmingham Community Charter High School. She was originally born in the Philippines and moved to America when she was three. She’s in one AP and multiple honors classes....

Nicholas Melendez

Staff Writer

Nicholas Melendez is a senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School, is 17 years old and will be turing 18 in March. He is now a part of Journalism as well as Knights and Ladies. He used to be on the boys tennis team i...

Michael Ochoa

Staff Writer

Michael Ochoa is a sophomore at Birmingham Community Charter High School. He wants to become a football analyst when he grows up. He is a huge Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers fan, and he became a fan of these teams...

Sandro Chanta

Staff Writer

Sandro Chanta is a 17 year old senior who attends Birmingham Community Charter High school.  His hobbies include playing the drums, soccer, drawing, watching shows and going out with his family and friends. He loves to eat to...

Steven Alvarado

Staff Writer

Steven Alvarado is 16 year old senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. He is a kind person who can get along with anyone. In the last three years of high school, Steven has maintained a 3.6 GPA. When it comes to responsibility,...

Ricardo Igna

Staff Writer

Ricardo Igna is a junior attending Birmingham Community Charter High School. He just transferred to Birmingham this year and his previous high school was Champs Charter High School. He loves playing video games and likes talking...

Lizeth Santiago

Staff Writer

Lizeth Santiago is a senior at BCCHS and she has taken college and AP courses offered by the school during her junior year but this year, she's only taking one AP class. She wants to finish the school year strong and maintain...

Jeselyn Merino

Staff Writer

Jeselyn Merino is a senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. She is 17 years old and has taken several honors and AP classes . She is currently in journalism and yearbook . Jeselyn is the president of the Divergent...

Melissa Vasquez

Staff Writer

Melissa Vasquez is a 16 year old Aquarius at BCCHS and is in her junior year. She sometimes gets mistaken for someone mean, but she is the complete opposite! Melissa is the most nicest, sociable and trustworthy person you'll ever...

Diana Carballo

Staff Writer

Diana is a 17 year old senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School. Her hobbies include sleeping, drawing, and binge-watching Netflix or YouTube. While she is very outgoing and enjoys talking to others, she may look mad...

Steven Mazariegos

Staff Writer

Steven Mazariegos is a senior at Birmingham Community Charter High School and is 17 years old. He is very hard working and has had good grades throughout his years at Birmingham.  He is interested in sports because his entire fa...

Sophia Antillon

Staff Writer

Sophia Antillon is a sophomore at Birmingham Charter High. She is very good at subjects involving literature although she may struggle in mathematics and science. She never really found those subjects to be very interesting to...

Stephen Hughes

Journalism Adviser

Mr. Stephen Hughes is the Journalism instructor at BCCHS.  He teaches English 9, 10, and 11 and sponsors the chess club, which meets in his room at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursday.  He also sponsors the "Fresh Kicks on Kampus"...

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