The Shield

2020 Staff

Olivia Torres

Olivia Torres is an 8th grade student in Floral Park Memorial High School. She enjoys art, photography, and writing and is hoping to express these passions through various publications of The Shield. She has high ambitions and look...

Vivek Mirchandani

Vivek Mirchandani

Vivek Mirchandani, a 12th grade student at FPM, is an active part of the school community and is involved in many activities such as our marching band, district robotics team, musical production, student council, and more recen...

William Kelleher

William Kelleher is in seventh grade. William is currently writing a novel to send to the Library of Congress to get copyrighted named Space Pig:Loss of Spide’s Hope. He likes to write whatever comes into his mind. He joined the Shield bec...

Sofia Pierno

Sofia Pierno is an 8th grader at FPM, and this is her 2nd year writing for the SHIELD. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, and does archery. Sofia loves to do photography and likes to write about the environment ...

James Goldberg

James Goldberg is a junior at FPMHS. His interests include community service, cooking, and playing video games. He is the youngest of three children in his family. James is interested in contributing to the Shield a...

Emma Mathew

Emma Mathew doesn’t really see the point in doing this, honestly she thinks no one wants to know she’s in seventh grade, so this is pointless. However she doesn’t want to disappoint anyone so she’s going to point out t...

Daniel Madtes

Daniel Madtes is a Junior. You can find him either playing video games or keeping up with what is going in politics. He specializes in politics because he wants people to know the truth. ...

Mia Hernandez

Mia Hernandez is a seventh grader at Floral Park Memorial. She loves to express her feelings and  opinions about topics through writing or drawing. Alongside that she admires photography, the  art of paintings, sculptures, a...

Joslyn Varkey

Joslyn Varkey is a ninth grade staff writer for The Shield.  She mainly covers anything under the umbrella of politics.  Joslyn is an avid reader and has a particular soft spot for literary classics. She also routinely reads...

Jake Torres

Jake Torres

Jake Torres is a Floral Park Memorial student in 9th grade. He is primarily interested in writing and journalism. Jake joined The Shield to pursue his passion for these topics. He plans on making the most out of this school yea...

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