Welcome Back to the Blog! 2022-2023 Writers

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Welcome to the Student Blog! Our 2022-2023 writers are so amazing. We will be covering a wide variety of topics this year and we cannot wait for you to read them all. Let’s meet the writers!

Jeremiah Washington

Hello! My name is Jeremiah Washington, and I’m currently a student atKhan Academy. I joined this school because I heard it allows students tolearn at their own pace. I like this idea because I like not being constantlyoverwhelmed with the busiest schedule a person can have. I’m only in likethe third or fourth week in this school, and I’m starting to like it herebecause the discussions we have in the seminar allow us to share ourhonest opinions. It’s nice to interact with views about their opinions on atopic without sticking to a single opinion. I enjoy watching Marvel movies and animated shows. I consistently eatunhealthy food, but I do eat vegetables sometimes. I typically don’t readbooks because I like playing video games with my friends. I,, lived inPennsylvania, then moved to Arizona for about six years, and now I live inGeorgia. I also love to play video games like Minecraft, Terraria, Spiritfarer,etc.

Natalee Tygard

My name is Natalee Tygard. I was born in Colorado, but I grew up in Wyoming. I now live in Arizona. I enjoy writing about facts or ideas people may not know of or think about very often. I also love writing stories or poems. In general, I love writing! I also really love photography. I like photos of nature and beautiful stunning designs that really stand out when you look at them. I like simple complicated photos that are genuinely nice to look at. I also love movies that are either sad or bittersweet because I like to cry when watching them. Sometimes it just feels good to let those tears flow. I am hoping that someone else can relate to that. I also love animals, any type of animal, big or small. My favorite animal is an elephant, and my favorite color is aqua blue. When it comes to animals, I also really like most sea creatures, especially sea stars or sea turtles. I love and enjoy listening to music as well. This is just a little about me! Thanks for reading!

Bella Ramirez

Hello there! My name is Bella, and I’m a Junior at ASUPD! I enjoy a lot of things and my hobbies! I really love learning about criminal justice, there are so many things unknowingly justice to learn about but one of my favorites is murder sounds as does sound a little scary, but I truly find this sort of thing discovering. I like to find out who committed the crime and how the police will solve this thrilling murder or exciting case. I also enjoy reading! Some of my favorite books are: The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wuthering Heights – EAlso Brontë, The Sun also Rises – Harper Lee, Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carrol, Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin, The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides, The Institute – Stephen King, All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven, Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi, and It Ends with Us – Colleen Hoover.Because I am such an avid reader, it helped me discover my love for words and what you can do with them. Ito expand my knowledge of writing further knowledge of writing and test myself!

Prisha Goyal

Hi! I’m Prisha, a freshman at Khan World School who lives in India. I’m a Hufflepuff who self-identifies as a perpetual bookworm and budding writer. I write both short- and long-form fictional prose in my free time. I enjoy painting and doing a blend of mandalas, acrylics, watercolors, and digital art. I like experimenting with different cake and muffin recipes as well. My favorite subjects are science and math, though I also really like coding. I like doing yoga, hula hooping, and trying out new DIY ideas with my friend. I’m bilingual and speak English and Hindi fluently. A fun fact about me is that I have each and every teddy bear from when I was born.

I’m really excited to be a part of the student blog!

Emily O’Reilly

Hi, my name is Emily O’Reilly and I am a senior at ASU Prep DigiSinceSU Prep Digital sinASU Prep Digital, I was a sophomore so this is my third year doing school online. I currently live in Phoenix, Arizona and I have lived here for almost my entire life. Here is a little more bit about me: My favorite subjects are English and writing. I am the most interested in writing culture and self-care, along with reviewing music, movies, and television shows. My favorite color is orange but I am not a big fan of the fruit. My favorite food is chocolate and my favorite drink is Sprite. I love spending time with my family and our five pets. I love to read and watch Netflix during my free time.I am interested in writing because it gives me a chance to express myself and put my thoughts into words. When writing, you can talk about a range of topics, allowing me to show off some of the skills I have picked up. By joining this club, I would like to be able to learn more and improve my writing.

Diego Lara

Hi! My name is Diego Lara excited to be starting my Junior year at ASU Prep Digital! Born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I moved to Phoenix when I was 10 years old. I have been out here for 6 years, and I love it. Here is where I met two of my best friends, Aly and Hannah. There wasn’t much change from moving to Phoenix besides the farm. Here I see farms and in Tucson, I would see the city. My family and I are Mexican! My grandma was born and raised in Jerez, Zacatecas. She later immigrated to Santa Ana, where she had my mom. My father has a very similar story. He is from Villa Purificatio,n Jaenteredjust 16 he immigrated to Compton, California. I have one younger sibling named Emiliano. He is 10 years old, and he loves to play Fortnite. Some of the stuff I enjoy doing is cooking Mexican food and learning more about my tradition through cooking! I also love traveling by plane and car. I’ve been to California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. I’ve been to Baja Califonia, Sonora, and Jalisco in Mexico. I love calling my friends; they bring me joy and laughter. Lastly, I hope to attend the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, to pursue my Executive Masters in Urban Planning and move to Santa Ana, California, where my family is.

Esperanza Hernandez

Hey! My name is Esperanza and I am currently a junior at ASUPD. I just started attending ASUPD this year and so far love it! I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and shortly moved to California at the age of 2 and lived there until the age of 9 then I moved to South Dakota for a a year and then finally moved here to Arizona at 10 and have lived here since. A few facts about I are:

I am bilingual. I speak both Spanish and English- Spanish being my first language.

I love listening to music (of all kinds) and seriously cannot go a day without listening to music I love to hang out with my friends and love to spend time with my mom and sister I have a huge interest in psychology, forensic science, and current public social problems I love watching movies, especially rom-coms!!

As a writer, I like to write about issues in the world, my experiences, and important subjects.

Corinne Contreras

Hi! My name is Corinne Contreras, and I’m a sophomore spending my first year with ASUPD. I’m so excited to be doing online school! I’ve done public school my whole life, and it’s so wonderful to try something new! Arizona is my home and I’ve lived in Tucson my whole life. In fact, I have never even moved houses. My family is big, and I am number 5 out of 6 children, and I love being surrounded by all of my siblings. However, I still love having time to myself. Some of my favorite pastimes include reading, painting, listening to music, and last, but definitely not least, writing!

I don’t always have the time for it, but writing is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. To me, it’s an art, and it is so beautiful how words have the power to provoke emotions and thoughts and can paint an image in your mind. Some of my favorite things to write about are personal experiences, travels, movies, books, and music. I also love to write about different inspiring people. So, I’m thrilled to be part of the ASUPD Student Blog! Here’s to a great year!

Caroline Livingston 
Hi, my name is Caroline and I am a current sophomore at ASU Prep Digital. I am the co-editor of the blog this year and get the wonderful chance to write about things that I am passionate about. This is my second semester with the ASU Prep student blog and I am so excited for this year. Some of my favorite things to do include,
Dancing
Reading
Writing
Cooking

I can’t wait to share more about dancing, reading, writing, and other passions.  I love to read and write, so I decided to join the blog to share it with everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year brings!

Billie Fechter 

Hi everyone! My name is Billie Fechter. I am incredibly excited to be an Editor on the Student Blog team this year. This is my fourth year at ASUPD, and I’m a senior! I’m from Arizona, and I love the grand canyon state. I have been lucky enough to travel to a few different counties so far; however, I aim to travel to over 30 countries before I’m 30.

I love to play golf! I am an avid golfer and compete in tournaments frequently. Being outside always makes me happy. I recently competed in the Miss AZ Teen USA pageant this past year, and I can’t wait to compete again next year. I love trying new things (such as pageantry) and being surprised by how much I enjoy it. My most significant influence overall is literature. I am a huge advocate for youth literacy; being a reader myself, I take pride in my writing. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin is my favorite book! I cannot wait to share more about books, sports, tips, and life being a senior this school year!