The Student News Site of Colonia Middle School

The Patriot Post

  • January 19Welcome back to CMS Ms. Tyrell!
  • December 18Congratulations to Argentina on winning the 2022 World Cup!
  • December 8Congratulations to Mrs. Jessica Miller and Mrs. Michelle Reinoso Governor's Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year!
The Student News Site of Colonia Middle School

The Patriot Post

The Student News Site of Colonia Middle School

The Patriot Post

2022-2023 Staff

Laura Skiba-Velez
Newspaper Advisor & Editor

Laura Skiba-Velez

Ms. Skiba, as one of the most beloved teachers at CMS, has been helping us through this tough year. From teaching us how to write and supporting us through tough times she truly has changed CMS. Ms. Skiba has been teaching Language Arts at...

Caren Calafiore-Brock
Assistant Newspaper Advisor & Editor

Caren Calafiore-Brock

Caren Calafiore-Brock is on Staff at Colonia Middle School and assists with the CMS Patriot Post. She has twin daughters, Frankie and Maria Brock, who attend Seton Hall University. She taught CCD At St. John Vianney. Ms. Broc...

Dominick Mazzarella
Newspaper Staff Editor

Dominick Mazzarella

Dominick Mazzarella is a 13 year old. He is in 8th grade and attends CMS (Colonia Middle School). Dominick is a model student, has good grades and gets an average of 15 Patriot Points a day. Dominick would like to be a Mechanical e...

Christopher Acosta
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Christopher Acosta

Chris Acosta is 13 years old. He is in 8th grade and attends Colonia Middle School. He really likes the color green. His favorite subject is Language Arts. Chris’ favorite sport is soccer. He loves to watch football and his...

Nora Andrews
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Nora Andrews

Nora Andrews is 12 years old. She is in 7th grade at Colonia Middle School. Her favorite pastimes are listening to music, reading, and writing poetry. Nora’s favorite subject in school is Language Arts or Spanish. She is indecis...

Monica Bohorquez
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Monica Bohorquez

Monica Bohorquez is in 8th grade and freshly 13. She loves reading and writing along with science. She enjoys softball, basketball, and volleyball. Next year, Monica wants to go to a magnet school to study health technology. Whe...

Kyra Bridgeforth
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Kyra Bridgeforth

Kyra Bridgeforth is a very intelligent student. Kyra likes playing soccer and is currently on a travel soccer team named Fierce. Kyra loves listening to music and her favorite artist is The Weeknd. Kyra loves shopping, especially...

Addison Cioni
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Addison Cioni

Addison Cioni is an 8th-grade student who turned 13 in September. She has a deep love for soccer and has been playing for a few years now. She loves writing, reading, and playing softball on the Colonia Middle School team. Add...

Abhay Ganesh
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Abhay Ganesh

Abhay Ganesh is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle School, and a member of the Newspaper Club. He enjoys sports like basketball and soccer, and hanging out with friends. His favorite subject is math, and he hopes to be a pilot in t...

Pavan Ganesh
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Pavan Ganesh

Pavan Ganesh is a 6th grader at Colonia Middle School and a staff member of The Patriot Post. He likes to play soccer, kickball and hangout with his friends. Pavan enjoys playing video games such as Roblox. He thinks that middl...

Shaan Mahajan
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Shaan Mahajan

Shaan Mahajan is in 6th grade. The 11 year old attends CMS (Colonia Middle School). He gets good grades and likes history. What he likes about the subject is learning about the people who made America the way it is today. Shaan like...

Derek Mateo
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Derek Mateo

Derek Mateo is a 12 year old student at Colonia Middle School. His favorite color is blue. He likes the New York Yankees, New York Giants, New York Knicks, and New Jersey Devils. He likes to play football and baseball. His favo...

Andrew McMullen
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Andrew McMullen

Andrew McMullen is a 7th grader at Colonia Middle School. He’s a straight A student. He is also a part of the Drama Club and World Culture Club. His favorite subject is language arts. Andrew’s favorite tv show is "Total Dram...

Aastha Patel
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Aastha Patel

Aastha Patel is a 13 year old, eighth grader at Colonia Middle School. Aastha wants to be a pediatrician when she is older, but if she can’t, she wants to be able to work with kids. Aastha is an A student, and her favorite ...

Jaliya Rodriguez
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Jaliya Rodriguez

Jaliya Rodriguez is 13 years old. She is an 8th grader at Colonia Middle. Jaliya is an A student, and she is an avid reader. When she’s older she wants to be either a litigation lawyer or a family lawyer. If she can’t do that,...

Hunter Savarese
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Hunter Savarese

Hunter Savarese is a 13 year old 8th grade student at Colonia Middle School. He has three ferrets that are two years old now. He loves horses very much and is good at horseback riding. When he is older, he wants to dedicate his...

Kadyn Toles
Newspaper Staff Reporter

Kadyn Toles

Kadyn Toles is a 6th grader at Colonia Middle School. Her favorite color is blue and favorite subject is history. Kadyn likes to draw and play basketball. Kadyn enjoys gymnastics. Kadyn's favorite animal is the panda because she...