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The Student News Site of Agua Fria High School


The Student News Site of Agua Fria High School


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Evianna Wright is a 16 year old girl who was born on Feb 26, 2006. She is a sophomore in Agua Fria, and this is her second semester in Journalism.  Evianna enjoys writing things down and finds it calming...

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Gavin Sanchez
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Here at Agua Fria, there are many types of students with so much to say. But rather than focusing on one person, let’s focus on first-year student Gavin Sanchez. As a fellow Agua Fria High School...

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She’s a Runner She’s a Track Star: Stacey Onyepunuka

Stacey Onyepunuka’ Father
Signing Day

The school record-breaking times for the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, and the 4x400m, Senior Stacey Onyepunuka has been a part of these running events here at Agua Fria during her involvement in the Track & Field program. But even though Stacey is seriously fast, there is so much passion inside of Stacey Onyepunuka and what she hopes to accomplish in the future as she looks back at her high school career as a student-athlete.

A baby senior (she will still be 17 when she graduates), Staecy Uchechukwu Onyepunuka is no baby when it comes to running. Stacey graciously accepted a full-ride Track Scholarship to the University of Kentucky, a Division 1 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) school.

Stacey has always known that she wanted to go out of state for college, so she is “excited to go on more journeys and meet new people”. Stacey’s unlimited commitment to the things she has set her mind to is exactly why she is someone everyone can look up to. As close friend Kalena Yonamine wants everyone to know that, “She deserves everything that she has gotten…she is going to kill it out there and she will do amazing”.

But before she left our owl nest, she was asked to reminisce on her time here at Agua Fria as a senior. She shares that the most fun thing after her senior year was: “Making new memories, I always thought of the ‘senior activities’ I would be able to do when I was younger, so it was cool getting to finally do them, it was a good experience to have”.

Track and Flowers (Stacey Onyepunuka)

Stacey is the embodiment of what it means to be an owl at heart. Not only is her beautiful smile encapsulating, but so is her character. When Kalena was asked how she met Stacey, she remarked humorously, “I don’t know how I met her, but I do vividly remember a junior year in APUSH and she would not just stop yapping, and we just became friends because we were yapping.”

But one knows that one character is not just made, but is formed. Stacey would like to thank her sister, Agua Fria alumni Sabatiney Onyepunuka, for “always believing me, even in times when I doubted myself, she was always my support system and was always there to pick me right back up”.

Stacey is such an inspiring human being. Despite handling the challenges of being a full-time athlete and student, she always seamlessly made an impact on the lives of others. Her Track & Field Coach, Coach Espinoza, says, “Stacey was someone we could always count on…she was someone we can trust, always keeping it real with the athletes and coaches.” Albeit, when asked what is one thing he would want her to know before she graduates he comments, “It was an absolute pleasure to have you on the team and watching you grow up.”

Stacey will be studying Pharmaceuticals after high school. She advises those currently in high school to,

Stacey Selfie (Stacey Onyepunuka)

“Truly cherish the moments you have right now because high school does really go by fast. Make new friends, join clubs, join sports because that’s where you make those lifelong friends and you gain new experiences”. 

One must take to heart these words and sentiments from Stacey. She is a kind and unique person to have in your life.; everyone should strive

to befriend a Stacey. We will miss you, and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

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Jazzlyn Romero
Jazzlyn Romero, News Reporter
Jazzlyn (Mortal Kombat Character) Romero is deeply involved in her Agua Fria Community showcasing her commitment to leadership and service by holding promenade roles such as Agua Fria’s National Honors Society (NHS)  President, Link Crew Vice President, and Student Council representative. These roles consist of organizing NHS meetings and volunteering events with fellow board members, coordinating Link Crew events, and actively contributing to multiple Agua Fria activities like pep rallies, and school events, and supporting the many sports teams associated with Agua Fria.  Her engagement goes above academics as she actively participates in clubs and sports, making an impact in the Senior to Senior program, and is a member of Agua Fria’s Cross Country Team during her Junior year, followed by her involvement in the Track team during both her Junior and Senior years.  Beyond these achievements, Jazzlyn’s character is defined as caring and outgoing, making deep connections with her teammates, friends, and family. As the middle child with an older brother, younger sister, and good girl Athena, named after the famous Greek Goddess, Jazzlyn keeps family traditions by attending church together every Sunday. On the weekends she enjoys quality time with her friends through shared meals or simply appreciating each other's company at home. You can find her at Eos Fitness as she commits to building strength and endurance within herself.  Jazzlyn is a hectic bee being actively engaged in her academics and preparing for her future. She is currently enrolled in the ACE Program earning college credits. Taking a Philosophy class, she is almost done with completing one of her final requirements before graduating from Estrella Mountain Community College with an impressive 26 college credits, all while still completing her high school education.  Jazzlyns passion for History started under the guidance of many significant teachers such as Mr. Martin, Ms. Maurts, Mrs. Snell, and Mr. J  Collins. Their effect has fueled her love for the subject, as she plans to continue pursuing this passion in the future by Majoring in History. She shares a great adornment for their involvement in her life, and she wishes to have the same effect on other's lives.   Overall, Jazzlyn is excited about this new semester in Journalism and has many bright ideas for the Owl Feed news page. She is in the News category already writing topics about current news events, preparing herself for the numerous history and research articles she will be assigned in college. 

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