Meet the Sonoma Valley High School Homecoming Court!
Daniel Gallo and Madison Schiffman
Madison Schiffman was born and raised in Sonoma, by Buck and Emily Schiffman. Madison has played on the soccer team, been class president, been a leadership student, and participated in clubs throughout her time at Sonoma Valley High School. For her senior project, Madison will be organizing a blood drive. Madison hopes to attend Northern Arizona University to pursue nursing. Her favorite high school memories have been building class floats, attending sports games and prom. Madison's advice regarding high school is to be outgoing, fearless, and enjoy every moment, because 'forever is composed of nows!'
Daniel Gallo was born in San Francisco and raised in Sonoma by Geoff and Susie Gallo. Daniel was been on the wrestling team throughout high school. For his senior project he will be developing an app using Apple's coding language known as Swift. After high school, Daniel plans to go to a four year college and major in communications with a minor in theater. Daniel's favorite high school memory was wrestling at NCS his junior year. Daniel's advice is that, in high school, procrastination produces productivity.
Izzy Albano and Guillermo Hurtado
Isabella Albano was born and raised in Sonoma by Sue and Vince Albano. At SVHS, she has participated in volleyball, First Saturday Club, GSA Club, Seeds of Learning and Leadership. For her senior project, she is filming a community art project. She hopes to attend a four-year university to pursue sports medicine. Her favorite high school memory is participating in as many sporting events as possible, float building and the Powder Puff game. Isabella's advice is to not hold back. Do all the things you want to do even if you're the only one doing it. If you don't step out in front of the crowd, you can't get ahead.
Guillermo Hurtado was born and raised in Sonoma by Arturo and Ramona. Guillermo has participated in football, basketball and the tennis program. He is also a member of the Den Club this year. For his senior project, Guillermo will be hosting a football camp for all youth players. After high school, he plans to attend Santa Rosa Junior College, then transfer to a four year college to pursue sports medicine. Guillermo's advice regarding high school is, 'Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat.'
Audrey Castillo and Justin Cox
Audrey Castillo was born in San Mateo to Darcy and Robert Castillo, and raised in Sonoma since age 2. She has been an active member of leadership for four years, played two years as a softball pitcher and is finishing her fourth season on the tennis team. For her senior project, she will be working alongside special education students to promote work experience and social skills. After high school, she hopes to attend SRJC and transfer to University of San Diego to pursue special education and business. Her favorite memory is working on the class float and watching games at Arnold Field. Her high school advice is to get involved, 'these are once in a lifetime opportunities!'
Justin Cox was born and raised in Sonoma by Amy and Frank Cox. He participated in basketball, cross country and track during his time at SVHS. For his senior project, Justin will be writing a sports blog covering the NFL and NBA. Justin hopes to attend UC Santa Barbara or San Diego State to pursue journalism. His favorite high school memories are beating Healdsburg at home, his junior basketball game, and cheering on his friends at the football games. Justin's advice regarding high school is to always be yourself and to not worry about what others think of you.
Siobhan Hernandez and Logan Mak
Siobhan Hernandez was born and raised in Sonoma by Terri Hernandez. Siobhan has participated in the school play, is the president of the CSF club, she's involved in the video arts program and has been an avid varsity tennis player. She has also worked at Larson Family Winery for three years. Siobhan hopes to attend a four year college to pursue a career in film or design. Her favorite high school memory is when the tennis team would stop for dinner after a match, being in the newspaper class, and attending the high school football games.
Logan Mak was born and raised in Sonoma by Teak and Glen Mak. Logan has participated in football, basketball and baseball throughout his time at SVHS. For his senior project, he will be hosting a Home-Run Derby with fellow teammate Max Handron. Logan hopes to attend college out of state, to pursue baseball for a few more years and major in construction management or marketing. His favorite high school memories are when he got pulled up sophomore year for varsity baseball, and when the sophomore class float got vandalized the day of the homecoming game and they still won. Logan's advice regarding high school is to not take your time here for granted, it truly flies by.
Annie Neles and Austin Arrington
Annie Neles was born and raised in Sonoma by Tony and Christine Neles alongside her three brothers, Kyle, Eric and Ross. Annie has participated in soccer, basketball and softball. She has also been a part of leadership, link crew and FFA throughout her time at Sonoma Valley High. For her senior project, Annie will be interning for Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance. Annie hopes to attend an out of state four-year college to pursue viticulture and enology. Her favorite high school memory is when the girls basketball team destroyed the rally dance, and Alyssa Schimm shook the crowd with her 'swaggin' Irish dance moves. Annie's advice regarding high school is to make memories and just have fun. Don't waste opportunities.
Austin Arrington was born and raised in Sonoma and his parents are Janet and Larry Arrington. His two older brothers, Brandon and Mason, both attended Sonoma Valley High School. Austin has participated in baseball throughout his high school career. He loves being outdoors, fishing and hunting with his soulmate, Austin Berger. He plans to attend a four-year college to study construction management and ultimately pursue a career in construction.