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2021-2022 Staff

Annika Houck
Editor-in-Chief

Annika Houck

Annika is a senior and has just begun her fourth year on the Blockbuster staff. She is enthusiastic about her academic career and has been taking college classes concurrently since freshman year. In her free time she loves to...

Simrin Khara
Editor-in-Chief

Simrin Khara

Simrin is in her junior year and is excited to be a part of the Blockbuster for her third year. She is a student-athlete for the Burroughs varsity softball program and a member of Key Club, California Scholarship Federation Program,...

Emma Kimbler
Production Editor

Emma Kimbler

Emma Kimbler is a junior and this is her second year in Newswriting. She is a Varsity Burroughs tennis player and plays doubles.  At school, she participates in Friends of Rachel, Interact Club, and CSF. In her free time, Emma...

Addie Gerber
Copy Editor

Addie Gerber

Addie is a sophomore in her first year of Newswriting. Addie has lived in Ridgecrest for three years now after moving from Arizona. After constantly traveling with her family, Addie has found a love for the outdoors. Some of the...

Sophia Pendergast
Copy Editor

Sophia Pendergast

Sophia is a sophomore and is in her second year of Newswriting.  After living overseas for four years and traveling to six different countries, she has developed a love for travel. In the future, she hopes to become a Travel...

Mahnoor Ahmad
Copy Editor

Mahnoor Ahmad

Mahnoor Ahmad is a junior at Burroughs High School and this is her third year writing for the Blockbuster. She participates in activities such as Interact Club, Friends of Rachel, California Scholarship Federation, and National...

ZJ Hoffmann
Photo Editor

ZJ Hoffmann

ZJ Hoffmann is a senior at Burroughs High School. This is his second year with the Blockbuster Blast and as photo editor. ZJ is involved with Varsity Cross Country, Track and Swimming; Orchestra, National Honors Society, California...

Avery Vigneault
Sports Editor

Avery Vigneault

Avery Vigneault is a senior at Burroughs High School. This is her first year as part of the BHS Blast and she will be this year's Sports Editor. Avery is a competitive gymnast, and she has a passion for traveling and serving her...

Maxwell Pogge
Staff Reporter

Maxwell Pogge

Maxwell Pogge is a senior going to Burroughs, and it is his first year on the BHS Blockbuster. He plays the violin in Orchestra and is a member of Interact Club and California Scholarship Federation.

Sarah Quick
Staff Reporter

Sarah Quick

Sarah Quick is a junior at Burroughs High School. This is her first year in Newswriting and she can't wait. She enjoys being with her friends, playing tennis, and sleeping. In her free time, she also enjoys baking and trying new...

Gillian Torres
Staff Reporter

Gillian Torres

Gillian Torres is a senior at Burroughs High School. This is her first year with the Blockbuster. In her free time, she likes reading, hiking, and running. She is on the track team and participates as a sprinter.

Alanna Zirger
Staff Reporter

Alanna Zirger

Alanna, a senior, is new to the Newswriting class but is ecstatic to be a part of it all. Some of her passions include art, digital design, computer science, and other activities such as writing and listening to some of the latest...

Hannah Destiny Love Barron
Staff Reporter

Hannah Destiny Love Barron

Hannah Barron is a sophomore at Burroughs. This is her second year at Burroughs but her first year in Newswriting. She has a few interests, including art, music, and hanging out with friends. She spends her free time writing,...

Cain
Reporter

Cain

Emily Cain is a junior this year. She is a multi-sport athlete, playing softball and tennis in the fall and spring seasons, and an El Burro yearbook staff member.

Rachel Huynh
Art Editor

Rachel Huynh

Rachel Huynh, a senior at Burroughs, is a new member of the Blockbuster staff. In school, she tries her best to be involved with club and social activities, along with fine arts. Outside of school, Rachel spends time with her...

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