The Epitaph

2017-2018 Staff

Natalie Owsley

This is Mrs. Owsley’s tenth year at Homestead and her sixth year advising the journalism program. As...

Aishwarya Jayadeep

Aishwarya, in her third year on staff and her last year at HHS, is one of the editors in chief of The ...

Aarya Gupta

Aarya Gupta — a third year Epistaffer — is currently a rising senior at Homestead High School and...

Allison Moore

Allison Moore is a senior at HHS. Her passions include swords, robots and sweet potato sushi. At 5’...

Andrea Boyn

This is Andrea’s second year on The Epitaph, and her first year as a Senior Lifestyles Editor. She...

Andrea Sun

Andrea is currently a junior and this is her second year on The Epitaph, first year as junior lifestyles...

Anze Hao

Anze is a senior and second-year Epitaph reporter. Most of the time, he is either doing homework or practicing...

Avalon Allen

Avalon is a senior who's joined the Epitaph just this year. When she's not busy writing articles, she's...

Batool Al-Jabiry

Batool is a second-year reporter for the Epitaph and is also one of the Copy Editors. She enjoys readin...

Brandon Welty

Brandon Welty is a senior and a second-year Epistaffer. He is the first ever Senior Photography Editor...

Claire Torii

Claire is the Senior Multimedia Editor and this is her third year on the Epitaph staff. In her senio...

Daniel Chung

Daniel is in his second year of journalism and he hopes to enjoy it. He joined journalism because he...

Eden Pollitt

Eden Pollitt is a senior and a returning Epitaph journalist and first-year Senior Design Editor. Literature,...

Eileen Chih

Eileen is a senior at Homestead and this is her first year as part of the Epitaph. She was born in Los...

Elinda Xiao

Elinda Xiao has dedicated approximately 76% of her high school career to "The Epitaph," and is very enthusiastic...

Era Goel

Era is a senior at Homestead, and this is her second year on staff. When she isn't hiking with her dog...

Gianella Ordoñez

Gianella is a second-year staffer and one of The Epitaph's Senior Opinion Editors. Her passions are...

Hana Baig

This is Hana’s third year on the Epitaph staff, and she is currently one of the Senior Lifestyles Ed...

Harley Anderson

Harley is a senior and a second-year Epistaffer. In her free time, she enjoys being around her friends...

Harold Rucker III

Harold Rucker III is a sophomore at Homestead High School. This is his first year writing for the paper....

Izzy La Rue

Izzy is The Epitaph's Senior Sports Editor, and is on HHS's football team. He was born in Mountain View,...

Jacqueline Beaufore

Jacqueline Beaufore is a second-year staff member and a Junior Photography Editor on The Epitaph. In...

Jeffrey Yang

Jeffrey is a senior and this is his second year as a reporter on the Epitaph staff.  His greatest interests...

Kate Gabrielson

Kate Gabrielson is a second-year Epistaffer and one of the Copy Editors. She is an active member of the...

Katelyn Pan

Katelyn Pan has been a reporter for three years and the Epitaph’s business manager for two. An admitted bo...

Katie Fung

This is Katie Fung’s third year as a reporter for The Epitaph, and she couldn’t be any happier! ...

Kira Garlick

Kira Garlick is an Editor-in-Chief and has been reporting for 3 years. She is passionate about environmental...

Laurel Schmidt

Laurel is a second-year member of The Epitaph and one of the Senior News Editors this year.  When ...

Leiyonee Bosé

Leiyonee is a junior and a second-year Epitaph staffer. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with...

Lily Hartenstein

This is Lily's second year on the Epistaff, and her first as a editor. Journalism is easily her favorite...

Nicole Fuller

Nicole Fuller is a second-year member of The Epitaph and one of the Senior Sports Editors. Throughout...

Renee Wang

Renee is a junior this year. She has lived in Singapore for seven years and considers it her home. In...

Riley Anderson

Riley Anderson is a senior at Homestead High School working as a first year reporter for The Epitaph....

Ryan Ng Newman

This is Ryan's second year being apart of the Epitaph staff. She is Senior Design editor for the 2017-2018...

Tamar Gilad

Tamar is a sophomore and is a first year reporter for the The Epitaph. She has a strong passion for writing...

Tanner Leone

Tanner is a senior and a first year reporter for The Epitaph. His passions include music, swimming, and...

Tara Sohal

Tara is currently a senior and has expressed her passion for Journalism in being a dedicated member of...

Thomas Denome

Thomas is one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Epitaph, and is in his fourth year on the staff. A copy edito...

Zach Hayes

Zach Hayes is a first year senior reporter at The Epitaph. He is highly involved in his Boy Scout troop...