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Student Newspaper of Caney Creek High School

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Creek Compass


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MEET THE PANTHER: Melissa Hernández 

Photo: Leyla Juan
Melissa Hernandez

Melissa Hernández 

  • Grade: 12
  • School Activities: Band, commercial photography, floral design, UIL academics and Skills USA 
  • Job: incredible pizza 

How would other people describe you as a person?

People would describe me as sweet, calm and shy at first.

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

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For fun I usually take pictures of anything I find interesting or nature. Sometimes I hang out with my friends or boyfriend, we might not buy anything but we like to look around and see what they have.

What career do you want to pursue? Why? 

I want to be a nurse, I like helping other people and taking care of them. 

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

That I actually talk a lot because at first I’m a little quiet and shy since I’m not comfortable, but once they get to know me I talk a lot and I’m a little louder.

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

It’s a picture of my boyfriend, I chose it because I like to see his face, and he’s making a funny face in it so it makes me smile everyday.

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

I’m proud of myself for trying new things especially this year because from my freshman through to junior year I was scared to try things, but now I kind of regret not trying new things.

Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

I’m thankful for my mom because she’s always pushed me to try new things, do my best, and try my hardest.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Don’t be scared to try new things and to always just live life without anyone telling you what to do.

What do you hope to be remembered for?

I want to be remembered for being a good friend, someone who was always there for their best friends when they needed it the most.

What’s on your bucket list?

Travel to different countries and learn different cultures, see different parts of the world that I’ve never seen before.


  • Food: Chinese and Mexican food
  • Restaurant: Kioku Supreme Buffet
  • Music: Old Spanish rock music 
  • TV Show: “Modern family”
  • Movie: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
  • Book: “Spider-Man “comics
  • Class: Band and commercial photography 
  • Teacher: Charlie Herrera 


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Leyla Juan
Leyla Juan, Photojournalist
Leyla Juan is a photographer at Caney Creek high school. She's currently a member of the mighty panther band and dance 2 class. Last year she participated in UIL academics doing current events and issues. She loves the color purple so much that she eats and buys things that's purple. She really likes eating canes, her favorite movie and shows are drumline and courage the cowardly dog.
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