Meet Our Staff

Welcome to the new online version of the La Sierra Academy Knightly Criterion! Our yearbook staff is excited to bring you fun, timely, and spirited pieces about your school and the world you live in. Meet your student journalists for this year…

Alessandro Franchini, Grade 10


I was born on March 12, 2002. I am also known as Nando by the people closest to me. You might already know that I really enjoy learning about dinosaurs. If you ask me anything on this subject, I can almost always answer it immediately! I also enjoy playing some video games constantly for no reason. I have an obsession with rocks for no reason as well. I always try to stay as positive as possible throughout the day. I like to write about and draw random things throughout the day too. I joined the Knightly Criterion staff because I enjoy telling people about the things that happen here at school and around the world.



Karianna Bovaird, Grade 10

Hi, my name is Karianna Bovaird.

I’m a sophomore and my interests are writing, animals, science, and basketball.

I watch a lot of shows and I love coming up with story ideas.

I enjoy shopping and fashion.


Davion Sweed, Grade 12

My name is Davion Sweed and I’m a 16 year old senior at LSA. I enjoy hanging out with friends and sleeping. There isn’t much about me that’s out of the ordinary, but I can say I understand a lot about life. I grew up in Corona, California with an older sister. Outside of my home, I’m an easy person to be around, and will always do what I can to help others.

Jon Brunelle, Grade 11



My name is Jon Brunelle and I’m 16 years old and a junior at La Sierra Academy. I have been attending the Academy since the 7th grade. I love playing sports such as baseball and soccer. I also have a passion for meeting new people and having conversations.



Julia Duenas, Grade 11

Good afternoon friends! My names Julia Duenas, I’m 17 and I’m a junior here at LSA.

received_1322800504509234I enjoy listening to music, more specifically my favorite group Aquilo!

My favorite color is black and I love Star Wars!

My favorite TV shows are Stranger Things, Teen Wolf, and Supernatural.

My hobbies are makeup. 😉

I love writing articles and learning about new things while researching them and mostly typing them, that is one of the reasons why I decided to join this class because it was something different and out of my comfort zone.

I hope you all enjoy our wonderful articles !

Austin Dunbar, Grade 10

Hi my name is Austin Dunbar and I am a sixteen year old sophomore at LSA. I like to spend time with family, moonlight walks on the beach, walks in the park, and listening to opera. Just kidding, I love sleeping, photography, late mornings, and spending time with friends. Most of my friends would describe me as easy-going, a good listener, and a trustworthy person.