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2016-2017 Staff

Samantha Palacios

Artist

Samantha “Sam” Palacios is a junior in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy. Sam was born in Cuba and moved to Florida at the age of 9. She’s looking forward to her next two years of high school and is hoping to make the...

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Alexander Yagoda

Staff Writer

Alexander Yagoda is a freshman in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. He has a sarcastic sense of humor that he often applies to add levity to any occasion. He is excited to begin his career as a staff writer for...

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Sara Zamora-Grant

Staff Writer

Sara Zamora – Grant, is an incoming freshman in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Coral Gables High School. Sara has a great sense of humor and is fun to be around. She is extremely excited to start high school...

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Mia Galex

Staff Writer

Mia Galex is a sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables High School.  She hopes that her first year in CavsConnect will give her the opportunity to share news in a truthful, unbiased manner.  Being in CavsConnect gives her...

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Brianna Valdes

Staff Writer

Brianna Valdes is a senior in the IB program here at Gables. Although the first three years of high school were stressful, she is relieved that she has made it to her senior year. She is involved in clubs such as NHS and Key Club;...

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Claudia Gandara

Staff Writer

Claudia Gandara is a senior in the Business Management and Information Technology Academy. Since her transfer a year ago to Coral Gables Sr. High School, she has been interested to get  involved in the school's activities. T...

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August Field

Photographer

August "Augie" Field is a freshman in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High.  Augie grew up in here in Miami and attended Coral Gables Elementary and Ponce Middle School.  He has traveled with his family to many countries,...

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Sara Saliamonas

Photographer

Sara Saliamonas is a Junior in the IB Program. Sara has been apart of CavsConnect for half a year since she started her sophomore year in Sweden. Sara enjoys taking photos and videos in her free time as well for CavsConnect. Sara...

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Thomas Harley

Staff Writer

Thomas Harley is a sophomore in the IB academy at Gables. With this being his first year involved with CavsConnect, he also spreads his time evenly between numerous sports and clubs. Thomas is a captain of the JV football team,...

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Natalia Rodriguez

Staff Writer

Natalia Rodriguez is currently a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate program here at Gables. She is excited to start writing for and becoming a part of the CavsConnect family this year. As a person who loves to get involved,...

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Emily Simon

Staff Writer

Emily Simon is a sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High. She is excited about the new school year and cannot wait to be involved in the events it brings. Other than writing for CavsConnect, Emily hopes to once...

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Natalia Torres

Staff Writer

Natalia Torres, known to most as “Nati”, is a sophomore in the IB program and she is very excited start her 10th grade year as part of the CavsConnect team.  As a staff writer, Natalia hopes to further improve her writin...

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Veronica De Varona

Staff Writer

Veronica De Varona is a junior in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Coral Gables Senior High. Veronica was born in Havana, Cuba from a big and attached family. She loves to meet new people and help others. She also likes...

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Ana Suarez

Adviser

Ana Suarez is a Miami native of Cuban descent. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida International University in Social Studies Secondary Education and then her Master’s of Science degree from the University of...

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Catherine Healy

Business Manager

Now a junior in the IB Program here at Gables, Catherine is very excited to continue her high school career. She is ready to take on her third year as being CavsConnect's Business Manager and her new position as NEHS Vice President....

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Henry Santer

Managing Editor

Henry Santer is a senior in Gables's IB program. He started with CavsConnect in the middle of his freshman year, and since then has found other ways to keep himself busy; he's also currently the president of the Gay-Straight...

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Lane Morris

Editor-in-Chief

Lane Morris is a senior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Coral Gables Senior High. She’s proud to be a Cavalier and tries to be as involved as possible at Gables. Lane is a member of three clubs, Gables Earth, NSHS,...

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Albany Muria

Editor

Albany Muria is a senior in the IB Program at Coral Gables Senior High. She couldn't be any happier to be a Cavalier and a part of the CavsConnect staff once again. Aside from being an Editor for CavsConnect, she gladly holds...

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Jake Paz

Opinion Editor

Jake Paz is a senior in the IB Program at Coral Gables Senior High School who is very hardworking and strives to succeed at everything he does. Outside of CavsConnect, Jake proudly serves as the IBHS Vice President of Events,...

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Cavan Wilson

Sports Editor

Cavan Wilson is starting his junior year at Gables and is ready to take on what most consider the hardest year of high school in the IB program. Born and raised in Miami, he has one younger brother who will be entering Gables...

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Mariam Ahumada

Staff Writer

Mariam Ahumada, an outgoing senior, is part of the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High School. She is eager to embark on her third, and last year, in CavsConnect as the new lifestyle editor. Since transferring to Gables her freshmen year, ...

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Hansel Caudales

Staff Writer

Hansel Caudales is an energetic senior in the CAF&DM Academy who has aspired to accomplish his goals since his arrival to United States three years ago. Since then, he has triumphed in all his classes managing to exit out...

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Mary Caudales

Staff Writter

Maria "Mary" Caudales is a junior in the Visual & Performing Arts Academy at Coral Gables Senior High.  She is very focused in school since she aspires to attend a good college and study psychology. Mary is very enthusiastic...

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Hannah Cordes

Staff Writer

Hannah Cordes is a sporty IB senior in CavsConnect that loves everything there is to love about Gables. Whether it is dressing up for a pep rally or going to football games, Hannah is all about school spirit. She joined CavsConnect...

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Maria F. Estrada

Features Editor

Maria Estrada, or "Little Maria" as most refer to her as, is a rising sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Academy at Coral Gables Senior High who loves to live life in the moment. As her first year as an editor begins,...

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Jeniffer Infante

Spanish Editor

Jeniffer Infante is a senior in the Business, Management, and Information Technology Academy at Coral Gables Senior High School. She is a very perseverant, committed, and determined student who is always trying to pursue pers...

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Yeileny Lopez

Staff Writer

Yeileny Lopez is a Sophomore in the IB program at Coral Gables Senior High School. She likes to think of herself as a realistic optimist. She loves the arts with a passion but her favorite are photography and writing. She loves...

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Kelsy Pacheco

Staff Writer

Kelsy Pacheco is a junior in the IB program at Coral Gables and cannot wait to see what this year awaits. She is happy to once again be apart of the CavsConnect family. Being a part of sports and various clubs, Kelsy tries her h...

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Olivia Pelaez

Reviews Editor

Olivia Pelaez is a senior in the IB Program at Gables. She loves the CavsConnect family and is excited to be an editor for the site. She is a part of various clubs such as IBHS, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, Speech and Debate, and is...

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Nicolas Schmidt

Staff Writer

Nicolas Schmidt is a sophomore in the IB academy here at Gables. He was born in Chile but at the age of 1 he moved to Spain and was raised there. He moved to Miami 3 years ago and attended Ponce Middle School. Nicolas enjoys...

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Cameryn Padron

Multimedia Editor

Cameryn Padron is a Junior in the IB program. Cameryn is starting her third year working for Cavsconnect as the new Multimedia editor. Outside Cavsconnect, Cameryn is captain of the junior varsity volleyball team. She loves to...

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Ximena Puig

Photographer

Ximena Puig, preferably "Xime", is the youngest of three siblings. She was born and raised in Spain and has spent the last ten years of her life in Miami. She is a Junior IB student at Coral Gables High School. She is a part of...

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Annie Farrell

Copy Editor

Annie Farrell is a senior in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Coral Gables Senior High School. A seasoned Cavalier, Annie is involved in all corners of Gables. Apart from being a Copy Editor for CavsConnect, Annie...

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