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Ava Millhollon


Ava is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School, she enjoys school but is thankful for her free time when she gets it. She taught herself to play piano and practices everyday after school. Her dad taught her how to play guitar...

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Veronica Gates


Veronica is a 13 year old 8th grader who is funny and tries to be happy and helpful toward everyone. She has been swimming for Mt. Hood competitively for over 2 years now and is very serious about it. She lives in a cul de sac...

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Kat Kuzmic


Meet Kat Kuzmic. She was born November 8th, 2004 in Vancouver, Washington. She is a 12, almost 13 year old, student here at GRMS. She is a casual, and not very energetic girl. She spends most of her time sitting at home with her...

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Alex Lowery


Alex Lowery is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. He likes to play basketball, golf, run track and go boating. He likes wake surfing and inner tubing while boating. He also like camping and spending time with his family....

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Xitlalli Palomo


Xitlalli is 13 years old. This is her first year at Gordon Russell Middle School. She has one little sister who is 9 years old . She is good at playing soccer . She used to go to Knova Learning. She is looking forward to a great...

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Dakota Pillster is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. He likes to play golf, basketball, baseball and run track. He also likes to ride motorcycles. In his free time he likes hang out with family and friends. Dakota...

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Kyle is currently an 8th grader going to Gordon Russell Middle School.  He is in journalism class and this is his second year on the job. He lives in a family of 4 and has only one little brother. He has a lot of hobbies like...

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Jenalyn Zollinger


Jenalyn is currently 14 years old. She lived in Eugene, Oregon for the first ten years of her life until she moved to Gresham. She likes to draw, watch her favorite cartoon, Steven Universe, or play the piano in her free time. In...

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Alexander Talimao


Meet Alexander, a seventh grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. During his free time he likes to watch movies and practice plays for football. He also plays the tuba and clarinet. If he were another animal he would be a rhino....

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Meet Cristina Thao, a 7th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. She is 12 years old and in her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends. She doesn't play any instruments or any sports. Cristina isn't a very athletic person...

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Everett Wallis


Meet Everett Wallis, a 7th grader at this school. He enjoys TV shows including Game of Thrones,The Walking Dead, and Impractical Jokers. He also loves football and quizzes on his favorite TV shows. He does a lot with his family...

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Meet Aiyana. She is a seventh grader here at GRMS. She was born on August 22, 2005 in Portland,Oregon. Aiyana loves playing volleyball and baking. At school, Aiyana is funny and crazy but at home she is calm and chill. Aiyana...

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Mia Thanane


Mia Thanane is a 7th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. She was born on January 8th, 2005. She is a kind, outstanding student. Her favorite candy is red vines. She has one dog named Jazzby, she loves spending time with him....

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Tamia is a Gordon Russell student. She is 14 yrs old and is a middle child. She was born on September, 27, 2003. She is a busy person before and after school. She limits her time when it comes to Social Media and spends most of...

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Alina prozapas

7th grader

Alina Prozapas is a 12 year old girl who is in 7th grade. She was born on June 1st, 2005. Alina is the youngest child out of 12 children in her family. She has two pets. She has a cat and a dog. Her dog is a German Shepherd named...

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Samantha flores


Samantha is 13 years old.  This is her first year at Gordon Russell Middle School. She has one brother and one sister. She enjoys swimming and playing volleyball. She is in advanced math and is in AVID. She is looking forward...

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Andres Ceja was born on August 8th and has lived in Oregon since he was born. In his spare time when he's not doing chores he likes to go outside and play video games. He also enjoys hanging out with friends and family.  He cracks...

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Tayler Volk


Tayler Volk is a 7th grader at Gordon Russell. She is heart-warming and always positive. Tayler doesn't have very much time, always busy with school, sports and some weekends she gets to hang out with her close friends. She is...

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Trinity Bowman


Trinity Bowman is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School and was born on November 2nd, 2003. Her favorite sport is track, and has been on the Thunderbird track team since the 6th grade. Her favorite and strongest event...

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Alex Jones


Alex Jones is a 7th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. Alex's favorite candy is Red Vines. If Alex could go anywhere he'd go to Thailand. He loves to travel. Alex has one sister and one dog. His dog's name is Luna, she is...

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Fartun Aden


Meet Fartun. She was born on December 12, 2003. She's an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. Fartun spends most of her time playing basketball. She has been playing since she was 6. She now plays basketball competitively....

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Thaidan SIharath


In 2004, May 24th,Gresham, Oregon, a boy named Thaidan  Siharath was introduced to Earth and 13 years later is an 8th grader seeking success. He enjoys collecting sneakers and  clothes and is a meme king. He will soon be the...

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Madisyn Rhodes is a 13 year old girl who was born in Gresham, Oregon. She goes by Maddy. She was born on September 16th, 2004. She has one blood sister, one step sister, and two step brothers. She is the oldest sibling (not counting.)...

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Jimena Soriano


This is Jimena Soriano. She is a 7th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. She is thirteen and was born on September, 10, 2004. Some of her favorite things to do outside of school are drawing, reading, and watching movies. She...

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Natalie Massie


Natalie Massie is a 7th grader and was born on January 31st, 2005 in Gresham, Oregon. She plays softball for a tournament called the Rebels and usually plays center field. She has a ten year old sister named Molly that does gymnastics...

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Toby Neighorn


The sun is rising in Portland Oregon, as Toby Neighorn is born July 18, 2003. Toby is a 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle school. Some things that Toby enjoys are the beach, his family and friends.A dream job Toby has in mind...

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Jacob Spellman


Meet Jacob Spellman, he is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. He likes soccer and basketball. He plays competitive for Eastside Timbers. He likes pizza, Starbucks, and Dutch Bros. His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving....

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Jace Brown


Jace Brown is an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. He likes to play video games and watch TV like Madden 18, NBA 2K18, and Fortnite Battle Royale. He has a Xbox One, Xbox 360, and a Wii. Jace likes to watch Drake and...

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Luke Anderson


Luke Anderson is a 8th grade student that goes to Gordon Russell Middle School. He was born on April 25, 2004. Things he likes to do is play sports, play games, and watch movies. He was born in Portland, Oregon. He plays Madd...

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Meet Gabe Espinoza, A.K.A G.Cloud, an 8th grader at Gordon Russell Middle School. He likes soccer, Hip-hop and riding his bike with his cousins. He also has a dream to become an architect. His favorite color is green and favorite...

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Keira Helling

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Keira Helling is a sweet and optimistic 7th grader at Gordon Russell. She is 13 years old, and her birthday is November 15th. She lives in a house with her mom, step-dad and step-sister. Keira has two dogs, Archer and Marcus,...

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Henry Aleman


On April 13, 2004, a young boy named Henry Aleman was born at the St.Vincent"s Hospital at 11:53 pm. 13 years later he is an 8th grader that strides for success. He currently collects sneakers, he enjoys video games, and likes...

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