The Westwind

2019-2020 Staff

Aydin Valaski

Editor-in-Chief

Aydin Valaski is a senior this year and Editor-in-Chief for The Westwind. Aydin is hoping to go to University of Hawaii at Manoa to study Special Education and Journalism after she graduates. This is Aydin's fourth year on ...

Lucy Vaughan

Feature editor

Lucy Vaughan is the Feature editor for The Westwind. This is her first year on staff and she is very excited to be able to share her stories with her friends and peers. In her free time, Lucy enjoys reading, listening to musi...

Ella Kitchings

News editor

Ella Kitchings is a Junior at A-West, and she is the News editor for The Westwind. She is 16 and her favorite thing to do is to hang out with her family and friends. She especially likes to play the guitar and listen to music....

Amelie Bauer

OP-ED editor

Amelie Bauer is the OP-ED editor for The Westwind. She thrives through her passion of  running cross country and track for A-West. She loves going on wild adventures with her friends and making crazy memories. ...

Nathaniel Pavounko

Reporter

Nate Pavounko is a freshman this year at Arvada West.  He enjoys working on things with his hands, such as cars, computers etc. When he is not busy,  he loves to do tricks on his BMX and loves to watch movies. When he is not...

Jacob Younkerman

Reporter

Jacob Younkerman is a freshman at Arvada West. Being active and playing sports is one of his favorite things to do. This year will also be his first year in a journalism class. Currently he is playing tennis for the school. He also ...

Riley Swanson

Reporter

  Riley Swanson is a freshman this year at Arvada West. This is his first year participating in journalism. His favorite type of journalism is sports journalism, specifically ESPN. When Riley looked at classes to take this ...

Jude Sanchez

Reporter

Jude J Sanchez is a Junior at Arvada West High School. He is 16 years old and loves playing soccer. He also enjoys playing the guitar, playing video games, skateboarding and hanging out with his friends. Currently, he is a new...

Vincent Midgett

Reporter

Vincent Midgett is a junior and this will be his first year in journalism. Vince’s favorite way to spend his free time is listening to music just as much as making his own. He also has arrangements to be featured on his friend...

Zoe Jones

Reporter

Zoe Jones is 14 and a freshman at Arvada West High School. She loves hanging out with her friends and doing fun things with them. She loves dogs and counts them as her favorite animal. She joined journalism for the first time t...

Haylee Griffith

Reporter

Haylee Griffith is a freshman at Arvada West High School. She is 14 years old and loves spending time with her cats and dogs. When not at school, she always makes time for her friends and family. She enjoys listening to music a...

Alexis Gilas

Reporter

Alexis Gilas is a junior at Arvada West High School. She loves to hang out with her friends and watch Netflix. Cooking with her dad teaches her how to cook as preparation for when she is on her own. She has three dogs and lov...

Neveah Fields

Reporter

Nevaeh Fields is a freshman at Arvada West High School. Out of school Nevaeh loves to DJ and play sports. She has DJed at places such as the Bronco Stadium and the Taste of Colorado. She hopes to make it big in the music indust...

Tsavo Cole

Reporter

Tsavo Cole is an incoming freshmen who likes to hangout with friends and play ice hockey. He enjoys talking to people and learning more about what they do, which is why he joined journalism. He’s looking forward to getting his ...