2019-2020 Staff

Brandi Aguilera


Brandi is a senior at Selma High who enjoys expressing herself in her writing. She has been a part of Clarion for 3 years now. In her free time, she loves doing crafts like painting and beading. She loves cats and spending tim...

Anna Armstrong

Co-Editor-in-Chief/Layout Editor

Anna Armstrong is a senior in high school. Outside of writing for the Clarion, Anna is passionate about social justice and advocacy work. After high school, she would like to dedicate her life to public service and government.

Jashan Gill

Kaleidoscope Editor

Jashan Gill is the Kaleidoscope editor for the Clarion. She likes to paint and hang out with her family. 

Tori Valdez

News Editor

Tori Valdez is a senior and is this year’s co-news editor. Besides this being her 3rd year in Clarion, she has been involved with the band program for three years, going on her third year in Chamber Singers, and is a current...

Chloe Mendoza

News Editor

Chloe Mendoza is a junior and this is her 3rd year in Clarion. She is the co-news editor and enjoys writing, both creatively and structured. Chloe is an animal-enthusiast and nature lover. She also has a passion for social justice...

Sakshi Palav

Sports Editor

This is Sakshi. She likes thrillers, smoothies, and colors. This is her second year in Clarion, and she’s editor of the news column. Her favorite color is blue, and she loves The Office and Parks And Recreation. ...

Ari Matias Perez

Sports Editor

Ari Matias Perez is a junior at Selma High School.  She is a second year Clarion member and is now one of the two sports editors.  She is involved in the Selma High Black Bear Brigade. She enjoys spending time with her friends ...

Katarina Quintana

Editorial Editor/Webmaster

Katarina is a senior and a three year veteran with The Clarion. She is the editorial editor and webmaster this year. She enjoys singing, dancing, and photography. She hopes to make the best out of this year in Clarion.

Dashrit Pandher

Photo Editor

Dash is a Clarion veteran, with this being her second year. She works as a reporter, photographer, and photo editor. Dash plays varsity on tennis, is involved in multiple extracurricular activities, and is an officer for the Drama...

Juliana Ramirez

Feature Editor

Juliana Ramirez is a junior at Selma High and a second year veteran with the Clarion. She is the editor of our feature page. She has been participating in the SHS band program for the past 3 years and is part of their leadership...

Mia Salinas

Reporter/Layout Editor

Mia is a well rounded student-athlete who cares about her grades. This is her first year in Clarion, as layout editor. In her free time she enjoys working out, traveling, painting, and shopping. 

Edward Rosario Arriaga


Edward Rosario is a junior at Selma High and a first year reporter for the Clarion. Edward is President for the Selma High Key Club, a Link Crew Leader, and part of the Selma FFA program. He hopes to study to become a veterinarian...

Yasmine Awad


Yasmine is a junior at Selma High. She recently joined The Clarion to get a better experience with writing due to her enjoying the art of writing. By being an active member of Clarion and being involved in other clubs such as...

Jasmine Lozano Castillo


Jasmine is an involved student-athlete who enjoys playing soccer and volleyball. This is her second year in clarion and really likes it. She actively participates in clubs and other extracurricular activities. She tries too hard ...

Julianna Colado


Julianna Colado is a junior and is involved in Selma High School swimming and waterpolo. She enjoys fashion and loves to hang out with family and friends!

Simran Dadra


Simran is a junior at Selma High. This is Simran’s first year in Clarion, deciding to join the staff in order to be more involved here at Selma High. Besides writing, Simran also finds joy drawing and expressing her emotions thr...

Clarice Flores


Clarice Flores is a Selma High student who enjoys writing for The Clarion. She loves rock climbing on her free time and having fun volunteering at canned good drives. Clarice loves to tell stories that deserve to be heard to the...

Christian Garnica


This year Christian Garnica is a junior at Selma High. This is her second year in Clarion. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family outside of school.

Diana Garza


Diana Garza is a sophomore at Selma High School. She’s been dancing since she was three. This is her first year in Clarion and she’s Excited for all the new experiences.

Gabriel Coronado


Gabriel is a senior this year. He likes music and silence that grants peace of mind. He's here to see what becomes of this year.

James Jensen


James Jensen is a junior at Selma High. It is his first year in Clarion. He is involved in Keyclub as the Vice President and member for the past 3 years. He has been in the SHS Band for 3 years, and is their Vice President....

Noelle Marroquin


Noelle Marroquin is a senior at Selma High School. She is the Head Drum Major for the Selma High School Marching Band and deeply involved in BIGS, Key Club, and Feminist Club. This is her first year in Clarion and she’s looking...

Jacqueline Martinez


Jackie is a first-time Clarion student. She’s a sophomore who always puts her education first . Jackie likes the color pink.

Samantha Morales


Samantha is a senior at Selma High. She is currently involved with water polo, swimming, the CNA program and is in her first year of Clarion. She hopes to explore the options that journalism offers.

Bella Porras


Bella is a first year Clarion student and is excited about the upcoming school year. She enjoys listening to good music, traveling for concerts, and trying out new clothing styles. :)

Victoria Quintana


Victoria is a sophomore at Selma High who is a hard worker and receives good grades. She has been dancing since she was three and is still perfecting her talent today. A fun fact about her is that she was born in Dallas, Texas....

Adriana Rubio


Adriana Rubio is in her first year of Clarion as a junior! She loves to sleep and write, but not at the same time. She looks forward to becoming part of the Clarion family for the rest of her high school years to come. :)

Brendan Roberts


Brendan is a senior this year. Brendan enjoys competing in National History Day and likes to volunteer at his church. This is Brendan’s first year in Clarion.

Mr. Forest Castle

Journalism Adviser

Mr. Castle is in his 29th year as an English teacher at Selma High, his 27th as Journalism Adviser. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, he worked in advertising in the Bay Area before entering the teaching field....