The Blue and Gold

2020-2021 Staff

Shreeya Gupta

Journalist

Shreeya is 12 years old and loves sports. Her favorite sport is soccer which she has been playing for 4 years. Soccer is an important part of her life and her most valued time in soccer was when she went to Hawaii to play a big soccer tournament. Shreeya...

Amelia Carr-Tijerina

Journalist

Amelia Carr-Tijerina is 12 years old and is in seventh grade at Bowditch Middle School. She was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, but moved to California in kindergarten. Amelia’s hobbies consist of soccer, track, and art. She currently plays on the...

Alvina Baghirova

Journalist

Alvina is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School. She moved to Foster City, California from Baku, Azerbaijan when she was just 3 years old. She loves being on facetime with her friends. She could stay on calls for hours with someone or a group of people. ...

Sunniva Knox

Journalist

Sunniva Knox is a 7th grader at Bowditch middle school. She lives at home with her Norweigian mom, English dad, Older sister, and Pippi her cat. She has been playing soccer since she could walk and plans on playing for the rest of her life. Her favor...

Julia Montenegro

Journalist

Julia Montenegro is in 7th grade journalism. She loves Musical theater, baking, and photography. Her favorite book is Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Her favorite movie is Mary Poppins, and her favorite musical is Les Miserables. Her favorite animal is a pig. A...

Aya Schlueter

Journalist

Aya Schlueter is a seventh grade Journalism student, they are a super amazing interesting person, their favorite food is shrimp tempura, why you ask? It tastes good. Aya’s favorite restaurant is Kura, because it’s cool and the food is tasty. They lik...

Vivian Shi

Journalist

Vivian Shi is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School. She is an only child and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She also likes playing badminton and traveling. She trains for badminton at Synergy Badminton Club and goes to many tournaments. Vivia...

Isha Raj

Journalist

Isha Raj is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School. Isha was born in Colorado, but lived in Alabama and Texas before moving to California. She likes to watch basketball and football, but plays volleyball and basketball. Isha was part of the Volleyball...

Tyce Copus

Journalist

Tyce Copus is a 7th-grade student who goes to Bowditch middle school and works for the Bowditch Journalism class. He has a brother who is in 10th grade. He is willing to write about anything with his favorite thing to write about being sports. In his off ...

Eugene Leung

Journalist

Eugene Leung is a 7th grader who loves activities. His favorite sports are basketball and football which he played on for the school team. He plays on a competitive basketball league with his friends. During the break, he and his family love going on...

Lauren Gamboa

Journalist

Lauren in the 7th grade and most of her friends would describe her as friendly and lively. Lauren loves dancing and does dance classes twice a week but also helps teach her little sisters’ dance class. She is also the middle child with a 14 year old...

Sydney Shimada

Journalist

Sydney Shimada is a 7th-grade student who is currently 12 years old and is attending  Bowditch Middle School. She was born in Redwood City, California, and lived in San Fransisco until she was about 4; she along with her mom, dad, and little brother, E...

Kylee Ngo

Journalist

Kylee is a 12 year old girl, in seventh grade at Bowditch Middle School. She lives in Foster City with her dad, mom, and older brother. She is half Japanese and half Vietnamese. Kylee’s favorite sport is dance. She has been dancing since she was 4 year...

Nia Goulishev

Journalist

Nia Goulishev is a seventh grade student at Bowditch Middle School. She was born in Palo Alto but has lived her whole life in Foster City. She loves drawing and going on bike rides with her family. Her favorite sport is swimming. She has done it since...

Edward Choi

Journalist

Edward Choi is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School. He is Korean but he was born in California. He has 2 sisters and loves to play with his cousins. He likes to play a lot of sports including, Basketball and Competitive Swimming. Edward likes other sp...

Hayla Hashem

journalist

Hayla is a 7th grader at Bowditch. Her favorite sport is Volleyball. In her free time, she likes to talk with friends and sit on her phone. Without Corona, she likes to travel and have sleepovers with friends.

Raneem Motalib

journalist

Raneem Motalib moved to Foster City about three years ago. She has been to four different schools. Something about her is that she loves Boba and reading. Her favorite book is Keeper of the Lost Cities. She has three siblings that are all annoying. She ...

John Liu

Editor/Author

John Liu is a 12 year old at Bowditch Middle School. He was born in China, and moved to the US when he was three. One thing important about him is that he loves pandas. Some of his academic interests include creative writing, debate, science, and math. John...

Stella Shih

Journalist, Editor

Stella Shih is a seventh grade student who goes to Bowditch Middle School. She enjoys watching anime, hanging out with friends, and sunny days. Her family is from Taiwan, and some of her hobbies include art and soccer. She wants to be a lawyer or des...

Christian Louie

Journalist/ Editor

Christian Louie is a 7th grader that is part of the Bowditch Middle School journalism class. He was born in Burlingame, California. In his free time, he likes to play sports, video games, and watch sports. His favorite sport is baseball but likes to ...

Amber Dogra

Author/Editor

Amber Dogra Amber Dogra is a 7th grader in Bowditch middle school. She enjoys playing Minecraft and playing with her puppy, Moose. She lives in Foster City with her parents and little brother. About 6 years ago she moved to Foster City from Singapore ...

Grace Huang

Journalist/ Editor

  Grace Huang is an American-born-Chinese seventh-grader. She could be classified as a melophile (one who loves music), what with all the singing and listening to songs that she does in her spare time. She likes to draw as well, and she writes shor...

Gautam Paranjape

Journalist, Editor

Gautam Paranjape is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School, and is 12. He was born in Dallas, and then moved to Singapore, to stay there for 3 years, before moving to California. He lives with his older sister, mom, and dad. Gautam does programming, a...

Keira Lackey

Author

My name is Keira Lackey. I love drawing anime and enjoy going to the zoo. Even though it pains me to see them in cages, I know they are being well taken care of.  Being in the wild makes me feel at home. Camping is the best! I love dolphins and enjoy...

Jayden Chen

Author

Jayden Chen is a 7th grader at Bowditch middle school in Foster City. He likes pasta and playing video games. Jayden also likes to read and watch YouTube. He is Taiwanese but was born in San Francisco. He can speak a little bit of Chinese. Jayden’s favo...

Gali Aseo

author

Gali Aseo is a seventh grader that goes to Bowditch Middle School. She moved to America from Israel when she was seven. She has a brother who's a freshman in highschool and a cat named Jelly. She has played softball professionally for about four years now. And h...

Lia Araneta

Journalist/Editor

Lia Araneta is a 7th grader at Bowditch Middle School. She enjoys playing competitive club volleyball. Lia likes to watch basketball and volleyball games with her parents and friends. On days where she has nothing to do, she enjoys baking treats for he...

Anila Ray

Journalist/ Editor

Anila Ray is in the 7th grade journalism class. She wanted to take this class because she likes to write stories. Anila also plays piano and tennis. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but now lives in Foster City. During her free time, Anila loves to r...

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