The Trailblazer

2020-2021 Staff

Jared Mitovich

Editor-in-Chief

Jared Mitovich joined the Trailblazer his freshman year as a staff writer. He has helped manage the Trailblazer's social media since his sophomore year, and in his junior year he edited the Opinion section. Now in his final year...

Mackenzie Blowers

Editor-in-Chief

Mackenzie Blowers is a senior at Hills and is excited to be Editor in Chief of the Trailblazer along with Jared Mitovich. Before becoming Editor-in-Chief, Blowers edited the College Corner section of the Trailblazer and helped...

Vani Apanosian

Advisor

Ms. Vani Apanosian is an English teacher at Hills and advisor for the Trailblazer. This is her third year teaching at Hills but PV alumni she has always been a part of the PVRHSD family. Ms. Apanosian attended Seton Hall University...

Daniel Albert

School News Editor

Daniel Albert is a senior at hills. This will be his 4th year working on the Trailblazer, and first year as school news editor. He is looking forward to covering Hills News in his final year at Hills.

Simmie Brisman

School News Editor

Simmie Brisman is a senior at Hills; this will be her second year as School News Editor. Before becoming editor, she was a staff writer. She is looking forward to continuing to write for the Trailblazer during her final year at...

Izzy Frangiosa

Sports Editor

Izzy Frangiosa is a senior who has been a part of the Trailblazer since her freshman year. Although she enjoys writing articles of all kinds, she is extremely excited to take over the Sports Editor position with Jacob Charnow....

Jacob Charnow

Sports Editor

Jacob Charnow is a junior at Hills and is excited to take on the role of Sports Editor of the Trailblazer along with Izzy Frangiosa. He is passionate about covering the latest in athletics at Hills and is looking forward to the...

Claudia Kim

Opinion Editor

Claudia Kim is a senior at Hills and is excited to be working on the Trailblazer as an editor this year. Along with Lauren Eusebio, Claudia edits for the Opinion section, a part of the paper that gives Hills students a place to b...

Lauren Eusebio

Opinion Editor

Senior Lauren Eusebio has been a part of the Trailblazer since her junior year, when she was a staff writer. Now, along with Claudia Kim, Eusebio will be in charge of editing the Opinion section, which she is very passionate about....

Riley Solomon

College Corner Editor

Riley Solomon is a junior at Hills, and this is her third year as a member of the Trailblazer. This year, she will be editing the College Corner section, covering the latest on college admissions, tours, and relevant news to prospective...

Maeve Rossig

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Maeve Rossig is a senior at Hills and joined the Trailblazer at the beginning of her junior year. She is now the Arts and Entertainment Editor along with Justine Marinkovic, and she's excited to keep writing about trending shows,...

Justine Marinkovic

Arts and Entertainment Editor

Justine Marinkovic is one of the Arts & Entertainment Editors this year. She really enjoys reading and writing and values the arts. She is looking forward to pursuing this position, shedding light on news and events happening...

Kate Zydor

In-Depth Editor

Briana Keenan

In-Depth Editor

Briana Keenan, a sophomore, is excited for her second year as a member of the Trailblazer. She'll now be in charge of editing the In-Depth section with Kate Zydor, taking a deeper look at many of the topics covered by the Trailblazer. Fun fact: ...

Christina Kim

Life and Style Editor

Now a senior at Hills, this will be Christina Kim's fourth year as a member of the Trailblazer. She is now the Life and Style Editor and is looking forward to what the school year brings for her section. Fun fact: Kim loves to bake....

Siera Boffa

Social Media Editor

This is Siera Boffa's second year as Social Media Editor for the Trailblazer. She helps keep the Trailblazer's Instagram feed up-to-date and engaged with the Hills community. She is excited for the year to come! Fun fact: ...

Stephen Schmidt

Staff Photographer

Madison Saks

Staff Writer

Kaitlyn Verde

Staff Writer

Ben Hoffman

Staff Writer

Saya Ross

Staff Writer

Raymond Rosales

Satire Writer

Olli Djedji

Satire Writer

Darcy Bergstein

Staff Writer

Charlie Goertz

Staff Writer

Julia Bang

Staff Member

Joshua Gura

Staff Writer

Dylan Cochin

Staff Writer

Shaan Dalal

Staff Writer

Sabrina Moe

Staff Writer

Scianna Scott

Staff Writer

Scianna Scott is a junior at Hills. This is her first year as a member of the Trailblazer team, which she joined in August as a staff writer. Scott is looking forward to a great year of writing and reporting.   Fun fact: ...