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Student Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

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Creek Compass


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Kaleen Zarate

Kaleen Zarate

  • Grade: 12
  • School Activities: Choir
  • Job: Babysitter

How would other people describe you as a person?

People would say that I’m caring, generous, and funny. Also authentic and myself.

What do you do outside of school for fun? Why?

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Outside of school I spend most of my time listening to music, reading, and playing volleyball. I do these things to keep my mind occupied and keep myself active. 

What career do you want to pursue? Why?

My dream career would be an opera singer or musical theater major.

When people get to know you, what are they most surprised to learn about you? 

People are usually surprised that I am not as introverted as I seem.

What’s on your phone background? Tell us why you chose that.

My phone background is Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams singing. 

Tell us the story about what you are most proud of yourself for.

I am proud of myself for pursuing my current passions and not being afraid of failure.

Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

I am thankful for my older sister, she’s always been my source of support. 

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell my younger self that it doesn’t get better, but you have to try and make every moment count. 

What do you hope to be remembered for?

My cool style, just joking, maybe my supportiveness.

What’s on your bucket list?

I want to adopt a bunch of cats and give them a good home. I also want to go bungee jumping. A dream of mine has always been to perform with a band.


  • Food: Pho
  • Restaurant: Datpho
  • Music: My Chemical Romance or punk/emo
  • TV Show: “New Girl”
  • Movie: “Sinister”
  • Book: “Almond: A Novel” by Sohn Won-Pyung
  • Class: Choir
  • Teacher: Lauren Robertson

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Melissa Bonilla
Melissa Bonilla, Social Media Editor
Melissa Bonilla is the Social Media Editor at Caney Creek High School. She is in charge of every social media post for the Student Media and is also one of the photographers for the yearbook. She is in her second year as a photographer and she is also in her sixth year in choir as an alto. In choir she has gotten 1's and 2's in the choir UIL for the pass three years. She has also gotten A-B Honor Rolls for each year she's been in high school.
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