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The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

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Pranav Suresh, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Pranav Suresh is currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and is the Arts & Entertainment Editor for the Spartan Shield. He is a four year member of the Pleasant Valley Boys Cross Country team and Pleasant Valley Track team. Also a member of the school's inaugural Ethics Bowl team, Pranav recently traveled to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the nationals competition. Always eager to give back, Pranav is a volunteer with World Relief and has spent the last couple summers helping refugee families. He teaches English, arts, sciences, and sports to these young kids. When Pranav has a couple of free hours between his busy schedule, you can find him working at Mathnasium or enjoying movies and music. An avid movie lover, you can check out his letterboxd and see what Pranav has to say for the 50 movies he watched this summer. When it comes to academics, Pranav is a mathematics enthusiast and also loves the social sciences. Pranav plans on doing economics and mathematics at an undecided university in the future, but for now he’s just excited to finish off his last year at Pleasant Valley!
Sam Brown, Copy Editor
Sam is currently a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and serves as a copy editor for the Spartan Shield. Aside from journalism, Sam’s favorite classes are Spanish, Physics, and Economics. Outside of school Sam volunteers his time coaching young baseball and basketball teams for a non-profit organization called the One-Eighty Zone. Sam is also a member of Teens for Tomorrow, which is a youth philanthropy group in the QCA. Aside from volunteering Sam also uses his time working, during highschool he has worked for Valley Landscaping, Code Ninjas, and Duck Creek Tire and Service. Sam uses any extra free time to get outdoors. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, and mountain biking or trail running with his dog. He aspires to help people get outdoors and protect the environment. Sam is excited to work for the shield this year and to contribute his ideas to the paper!
Oskar Barudin, News Editor
Oskar Barudin is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and serves as the News Editor of the Spartan Shield. In his academic career at Pleasant Valley he has enjoyed the challenge of high level courses, with Government and Spanish being his favorite classes. Outside of school, Oskar is involved in his community, and gives back when he can. He is a frequent blood donor for Impact Life, and volunteers for World Relief during the summer, helping refugee families from around the world. Oskar enjoys participating in and watching sports, being outdoors, and working out. He is invested in spending time with his friends, family and dog. Oskar is excited to contribute to the Spartan Shield and finish his senior year at Pleasant Valley High School!  
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