2020-2021 Staff

Melody Martinez

Melody Martinez

Melody Martinez is a Senior at Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where she is the school’s newspaper editor for The Poly Optimist. She enjoys working with technology and expressing her creativity. She is an athlete with...

Social Media Producer

Gysell Huerta

Gysell Huerta is a senior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. She is a part of the Poly Optimist staff team and she advertises the work being done and posts it on social media platforms. She’s very interested in ...

Selfie in the car on the way to the skate park.
Writer

Mia Frutiz

Hello, I am Mia Katherine Frutiz. I'm genuinely a nice person and very outgoing. If you know me personally you would know I always have a smile on my face or jokes to tell. I just live in the moment no matter what; it makes...

Andrea Gutierrez
Layout Designer Editor

Andrea Gutierrez

Andrea Gutierrez is a senior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where she is the layout design editor  for The Poly Optimist. She has a huge passion towards art, as she paints and draws to express herself, as well...

Diego Ramirez
Photographer

Diego Ramirez

Diego Ramirez is a senior at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in his first year of journalism. His main interests are music production and music related stuff, he is passionate in improving his music skill and that someday...

Anahi Vasquez
Staff Writer

Anahi Vasquez

This is Anahi, she's a senior at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. She spends a majority of her time fishing with her family and off-roading with her sister. Any chance to make a new memory with her family she captures it...

Jose Rosales
Podcaster

Jose Rosales

Jose Rosales is a senior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where he will be starting his first year in the school’s newspaper, as a podcaster in The Poly Optimist. While remaining silent to catch the important i...

Jasmin Marely Hernandez
Podcaster

Jasmin Marely Hernandez

Jasmin Marely Hernandez is a senior at Francis Polytechnic High school, in Sun Valley California, is 17 years old, an ex girls poly soccer player, and is now in journalism and co-hosting Polys first podcast. Jasmin is very pass...

Gina Morales
Podcast Editor

Gina Morales

Gina Morales is a Junior at Francis H Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, California. Where she is a podcaster/podcaster editor in the Poly Optimist. As Gina is enlightened by history/politics as well as writing and educatin...

Mary Vega
Layout Designer

Mary Vega

  Mary Vega is a senior at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School and it is her first year at The Poly Optimist. Mary is a layout designer for the school newspaper. Even though her primary interests are in science and...

Cynthia De La Luz
Photographer

Cynthia De La Luz

Cynthia De la luz is a junior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where she is a Photographer for the school’s newspaper. The Poly Optimist. Always making sure that her voice and opinions aren't overlooked, she...

Natalie Sanchez
Photographer

Natalie Sanchez

Natalie Sanchez is a junior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley. She is a photographer of the school’s newspaper, The Poly Optimist. Natalie is primarily passionate about art and photography. She loves expressin...

Alessandra Quintanilla
Editor in Chief

Alessandra Quintanilla

Alessandra Quintanilla is a junior at Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley where she is a Feature and News Reporter/Beat Writer and Editor-in-Chief for the school’s newspaper The Poly Optimist. Fascinated with seria...

Samantha Monroy
Layout Designer

Samantha Monroy

Samantha Monroy is a junior attending John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. She is currently taking her first year of journalism and is a layout designer for The Poly Optimist. Samantha enjoys reading novels and baking diffe...

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