2016-2017 Staff

Whitney Patterson

Whitney Patterson is a senior and the Associate Editor for the Plano West BluePrints. Patterson is involved in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, and actively participates in her ch...

Violet Krause

Violet Krause is a senior and a first time member of the 2016-2017 Plano West BluePrints newspaper. Besides being on the newspaper, Krause is a frequent member of Dallas’s local music scene and enjoys spending her time outsid...

Michael de Silva

Michael de Silva is a senior and a staff writer for the Blueprints staff. Aside from the newspaper, de Silva is involved in Orchestra and National Honor Society. Outside of school, he participates in the Macharnik program at Ada...

Mellica Askari

Mellica Askari is a junior going through her first year as a staff writer. She plays the cello and bass, tries to read in her five minutes of free time, and loves people. Her favorite things include Harry Potter, any song with a g...

Elizabeth Price

Elizabeth Price is a senior and Co-Editor-In-Chief for the 2017-2018 Plano West BluePrints. Price is involved in National Honor Society (NHS) and Quill & Scroll Honor Society. She works as a tutor part time and has four yo...

Leah Martineau

Leah Martineau is a senior and an editor for the 2016-2017 Plano West BluePrints newspaper. Besides being on the newspaper, Martineau is a student Athletic Trainer for the sports at Plano West, which includes hours of practic...

Harrison Sites

Harrison Sites is a junior and staff writer for the 2016-2017  Plano West BluePrints newspaper. Besides being on the paper, Sites plays for the Plano West Tennis Team, which competes throughout the fall and spring semesters. ...

Gina Quatrino

Gina Quatrino is a senior and the Production Editor for the Plano West BluePrints. Aside from her passion for writing and journalism, Quatrino also has a love for theatre, music and the culinary arts. When she is not doing som...

Sophia Gonzalez

This is Sophia Gonzalez’s second year on staff. Aside from having a passion for writing, Gonzalez plays piano and guitar. She also enjoys music genres from Rap and R&B to Indie Rock. While her music taste is not all th...

Chloe Oani

Chloe Oani is a senior in her second year on the BluePrints staff. Having been a journalism student before becoming a staff writer, journalism has allowed Oani to meet interesting people and develop a larger perspective of Plano Wes...

Sana Hameed

This year is Sana Hameed’s second year on staff. Other than newspaper, Hameed is a part of Writer’s Guild, French Honors Society, Quill and Scroll International Honor Society and National Honors Society and is currently a...

Fatima Bhaiwala

Fatima Bhaiwala is a second year staff writer. Her hobbies include watching TV, finding new music and spending time with her friends. Bhaiwala’s extracurricular activities include technical theatre, Quill and Scroll International ...

Sriya Reddy

Sriya Reddy is a senior and Associate Editor for the 2016-2017 BluePrints. Aside from newspaper, Reddy is an officer of Future Health Professionals and additionally participates in Quill and Scroll International Honor Soci...

Leo Rocha

Leo Rocha is a senior and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 Plano West BluePrints newspaper. Rocha is currently involved in the National Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity, French Honors Society, Quill and Scroll International ...

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