The Trailblazer

2019-2020 Staff

Kelley Beeler

Editor In Chief, Features Editor

I am a senior and I have lived in Austin my whole life. I am a third-year staffer and second-year Editor in Cheif on the McNeil Trailblazer. I enjoy writing and listening to music and watching High School Musical (but not the ser...

Areebah Bharmal

Editor In Chief, News Editor

Hey, my name is Areebah, I’m a junior, and this is my second year on newspaper staff. This year I am Co Editor in Chief and News Editor. Outside of journalism, I am in art and I enjoy binge watching Netflix. ...

Amy Gonzalez

Entertainment Editor, Reporter

Aloha I’m Amy Gonzalez (aka AG the OG) I am a proud Hufflepuff and I'm the entertainment editor for this years' Trailblazer staff. I am suuuper in love with music and fashion. I’m in Rhapsody which is an all girls show choi...

Jinhee Wang

Sports Editor, Reporter

Hi! I’m Jinhee and I am a senior this year! This is my third year on staff and second year as sports editor. I love watching movies in bed during winter, and walking down the road on a summer night. I also love working with...

Ruben Flores

Opinions Editor, Reporter

Hello, my name is Ruben Flores. I’m 15 years old, I’m a sophomore and I’m a reporter and the opinions editor for the Trailblazer. I also play the bass trombone in the school band, which I’m trying hard to improve this yea...

Blair Ferguson

Copy Editor, Reporter

Hello! My name is Blair Ferguson, and I’m a sophomore. This is my first year on staff with the newspaper team, and I’m a copy editor as well as a reporter. I’m in choir and show choir and I love all things marvel. I’m...

Maxwell DuPre


Howdy my name is Max DuPre, and I’m a reporter for the Mcneil Trailblazer. This year, I’m a junior, and I am super excited to keep on writing for y’all!  My interests include, but are not limited to: video games, arguin...

Sowon Kang


Hi! This is Sowon Kang and I am a sophomore reporter. This is my first year on the McNeil Trailblazer and I’m so excited to write interesting news and feature stories! I have several interests that keep me busy. I am passion...

Shreya Rajavelu


Hey! My name is Shreya Rajavelu and I’m a sophomore reporter. I’m passionate about writing and music and am part of the varsity choir ‘Chambers’  here at McNeil. I’ve been writing stories and poems for as long as I can ...

Damaria Shezbie


Hello, I’m Damaria Shezbie. I’m from the fun city of New Orleans, Louisiana, you should definitely get a snowball and some jambalaya if you ever visit. I’ve been living in Austin for 12 years, but I still go back to my home ...

William Thomas


My name is William Thomas, and I'm a reporter for the McNeil Trailblazer. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, I moved to the lovely state of Texas in the early 2010s. I quickly began to get more involved in my family Cattle Ra...

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