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The Brantley Banner

The student news site of Lake Brantley High School

The Brantley Banner

Marcela Maya

Marcela Maya, Staff Reporter

Marcela Maya is a junior and second-year staff member of The Brantley Banner. She joined the newspaper because she liked to write and wanted her writing abilities to improve. Her hobbies include reading, writing, drawing, and listening mostly to 90s rock and heavy metal. Marcela is also a part of the school's GSA and girls wrestling team. She wants to be a teacher so that she can inspire future students and youth to achieve their goals in life. Maya is also a big science nerd and would talk about it for hours if she could. Her main goal in life is to help give the silenced and oppressed, a voice from which they can finally be heard. 

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Junior Tao Chen explains to students how the Chinese lunar calendar works at the Winter Festival. The festival provided an opportunity to share different winter celebrations from different cultures and countries. “I felt proud of myself for sharing my culture with the rest of the school,” Chen said.

The Winter Festival

February 15, 2022
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Assistant Principal Donald Fields Jr. and Principal Brian Blasewitz get wrapped in toilet paper by students in the “Building a Snowman” competition at the Winter Festival. Fields’ team was the fastest to finish and won against Blasewitz.

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Students sprint down the field in a Christmas gift relay race. There were several games and activities in which students were able to participate, not limited to activities like  making snow and decorating Christmas cookies.

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Freshman Isabel Morales buys popcorn from one of the Student Government stands at the Winter Festival. A variety of foods were sold, such as cotton candy, hot chocolate, and shaved ice.

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Latinos In Action (LIA) walk around the courtyard playing instruments from different Latino cultures during the Winter Festival on Friday, Dec. 10. LIA prepared a stand displaying some of the traditional instruments, also selling cotton candy for $1.

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Senior Joya Ogier paints sophomore Hasani Crichton’s face at the Winter Festival on Dec. 10. The Student Government set up popcorn stands and activity booths, providing activities like face painting and cookie decorating.

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TURN IT UP! – Festivals and Tragedy

February 10, 2022
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Did Halloween actually “kill”?

October 31, 2021
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Students play La Lotería at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Friday, Oct 15. La Lotería is a game similar to bingo, but uses images instead of numbers, and is originally from Mexico.

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October 19, 2021
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The drumline bends backwards and moves their drumsticks from side to side at the Hispanic Heritage Festival during both lunches.

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LIA and ESOL teacher Dianna Pagan jumps in and dances with junior Yulianys Rodriguez to ‘La Majestad Negra’ on Friday.

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Junior Yulianys Rodriguez dances to ‘La Majestad Negra’ and students surround her to watch at the festival on Friday. “I felt really proud of myself; dancing and representing Puerto Rican culture and heritage made me feel proud of where I come from,” Rodriguez said.

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Puerto Rican students and teachers gather around and play on pleneras while singing ‘Dame La Mano Paloma’. A plenera is a frame drum that is typical to Puerto Rican music.

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Junior Ashley Gomez dances flamenco at the Hispanic Heritage Festival during both A and B lunch.

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Senior Kamilly Batista, representing her Brazilian heritage, poses with junior Melody Montero at the festival on Friday, Oct. 15.

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Junior Yulianys Rodriguez dances to ‘La Majestad Negra’ and students surround her to watch at the festival on Friday. “I felt really proud of myself; dancing and representing Puerto Rican culture and heritage made me feel proud of where I come from,” Rodriguez said.

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Students play La Lotería at the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Friday, Oct 15. La Lotería is a game similar to bingo, but uses images instead of numbers, and is originally from Mexico.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

October 19, 2021
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Turn It Up! – Episode 1

October 14, 2021
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Latinos In Action

Latinos In Action

September 15, 2021
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Lunch Jam_Maya Marcela

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Cheerleaders bend backwards during the pep rally on September 10 before the game against Lake Mary.

[Photo] Lake Mary Pep Rally

September 15, 2021
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The NAHS meets every other Friday in room 7-105 after school. Students work on improving their artistic skills and working together in projects.

National Art Honors Society

September 14, 2021
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Celestial Escape

March 29, 2021
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Review: SK8 the Infinity

Review: SK8 the Infinity

March 17, 2021
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Review: The Happiest Season.

Review: “The Happiest Season”.

December 1, 2020
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Unrecognized Talent: Katie Schlitt.

Unrecognized Talent: Katie Schlitt.

October 15, 2020
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