The Spartan Shield is the news publication of Huntington Park High School and is produced by all journalism students, ranging from beginner to advanced.
Mr. Nelson Ta has been the adviser of the program since 2018. Besides journalism, he also teaches English 11, AP Langauge and Composition, and AVID courses.
Destiny Hulings is a senior and has been a part of the journalism staff for 4 years. This is the second year as the Editor-in-Chief. She enjoys learning and exploring. She hopes that her last year in journalism turns out to be successful and all goals are met.
Alejandro Huerta is a senior and is the Film Editor for the broadcast side of the news. He enjoys being involved with the arts and hopes to bring the arts to the community. Alejandro wants to pursue a career in architecture and/or film with a Bachelors degree from NYU or Parsons.
Ethan Melendrez is a senior and is a Features Editor. Some of his many interests include photography, volleyball, and drawing. Ethan shares the common desire of his senior peers in that he would like to graduate and study sociology.
Lucas Mora is a senior and is the News Editor for journalism. He enjoys sleeping in and procrastinating. Lucas hopes to go to college, open a restaurant and hopefully sleep in and procrastinate some more.
Moises Zatarain is a senior and is the Editorial Editor. He enjoys to talk about almost anything and also loves to debate and get riled up he hopes to live a happy and simple life.
Joel Rivas is a senior at and is a Tech Editor. He enjoys learning about anything in the STEM Field. Joel hopes to graduate from UC Berkeley with a Bachelors degree in computer engineering.
Alexis Torres is a senior and is the Culture Editor. She enjoys shooting film photography. Alexis hopes to have her own art show/ gallery someday.
Wendy Balanos Gonzalez Estefanie is a junior and she is a staff writer. She enjoys helping people. She also enjoys listening to music. Wendy hopes to accomplish goals that she set up for. One of her future goals is to be an actress and singer.
Ivanna Bias is a senior and a staff writer. She enjoys math, volleyball, and painting. She hopes to graduate from high school, attend college, and study architecture.
Ashley Farias is a sophomore and a staff writer. She enjoys to listen to rock, indie music and she also likes writing. Ashley hopes to someday be a therapist and maybe a writer on the side.
April Gonzales is a freshman and a staff writer. She enjoys playing sports and helping people. She also enjoys listening to music and help around the kitchen. April hopes to be a chef in the future. April hopes to be a lawyer if the becoming a chef doesn’t work out.
Aiko Luna is a senior and a staff writer. He enjoys drawing, video games, and making friends. He hopes to graduate high school and attend UCLA to study aerospace engineer.
Brandon Luna is a senior and a staff writer. He enjoys watching t.v and movies. Brandon hopes to graduate and get a good job.
Diego Medina is a junior and a staff writer for the newspaper and works as the Lead Producer for the broadcast side. He enjoys filming and brainstorming ideas. He has an extremely active imagination and deals with it through many forms of art. Diego hopes to graduate high school with good grades. He hopes to thrive in the film industry.
Nathalie Murcia is a freshman and a staff writer. She enjoys watching Netflix. Also being a Huntington Park High School Cheerleader. Nathalie hopes to graduate college with a degree in business. She also hopes to own her own bakery.
Celina Perez is a senior and a staff writer. She enjoys jamming out to some of the coolest artists out there right now. Celina hopes to graduate high school with good grades.
Liseth Ramiez is a senior and a staff writer. She enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends. Also, going shopping and trying new foods. Liseth hopes to have a very successful future and lots of money and for her to be genuinely happy and healthy. Also, graduate from college and become a psychologist.
Jose Ruiz is a senior and a staff writer. He enjoys going out and trying new foods, as well as participate in community events. Jose hopes to graduate high school and get accepted into UCLA.
Yuliza Vidaca is a senior and a staff writer. She enjoys helping the community and getting involved in major school activities/clubs. Yuliza hopes to graduate high school and get her diploma. Later, she hopes to get accepted into USC and go from there.
Angelisa Villa is a senior, sports editor, and staff writer. She enjoys jamming out to cool music and sleeping. That’s her story.
Jose Zavaleta is a senior and a staff writer. He enjoys drawing. He also enjoys playing video games. Jose hopes to become a media artist and graduate high school.
Oscar Nunez is a senior and a staff writer. He enjoys playing soccer. Oscar also enjoys spending time at home to watch movies. Oscar hopes to graduate from college and become a car mechanic.