The Zephyr

Jada Hallman
Driven and passionate, senior Jada Hallman is the Editor-in-Chief of The Zephyr and is looking forward to an exciting and eventful year. This is her fourth year as a part of the Zephyr staff and takes great pride in her extensive experience on the newspaper staff. In previous years, Hallman has advanced from a staff reporter to copy editor, and she plans to use her experience to assist her in leading the publication this year. As she assumes her latest promotion to a new leadership role, she is determined to execute her job with poise.

Hallman lives in Tracy with her mother, father and two younger sisters. In her free time, she enjoys reading, practicing her writing, binge watching her latest favorite shows on Netflix and, astonishingly, studying. She prioritizes her education and aims to excel in all of her classes. Taking several AP classes, Hallman devotes a lot of her time to schoolwork and loves seeing her hard work pay off.

Hallman’s favorite classes are Journalism and AP Psychology. Journalism allows Hallman to really step out of her shell and practice one of her many passions- writing- with a close group of peers. AP Psychology offers an entirely new perspective on life that really intrigues Hallman. Hallman also is the President of CSF, Vice President of Project Smile and the Cross Country team captain. She thrives in positions of leadership and hopes to carry these experiences with her throughout college.

Though she is still exploring her options, Hallman feels drawn toward Business Administration, Communications and Education majors in college and hopes that her new position as Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper this year will equip her with the skills she will need to continue down this path of leadership and professionalism. And with her work ethic, bright smile and compassionate heart, she will never fall short in her endeavors.


Jada Hallman, Editor-in-Chief

Apr 16, 2019
Jada’s Senior Reflection (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
College 101: things to take with you to your new home (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
West High senior leaps over competition at national level (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
Prom Prep: How to perfect your prom night (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Fast finds under $5 for the frugal student (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Lose the lbs over break: stay active in simple ways (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
AP Art leaves their mark around campus (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Male Athlete of the Issue (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2018
Battle of the pizzerias: MOD Pizza vs. Blaze Pizza (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
Sweet start to the SEA school year (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Get involved! (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
Dear freshmen… (Story)
Aug 31, 2018
40’s a crowd: large classroom sizes leave students scrambling for a seat (Story)
Apr 26, 2018
Hello summer vacation: what to do to have an unforgettable summer (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
New Habit Burger and Mod Pizza coming to Tracy (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Spring into a sport this season (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
Printing the future (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Do you feel safe at West? (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Constructing her future: senior Hannah James’s summer adventures in Chicago (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
Why are the P-building restrooms still closed? (Story)
Sep 08, 2017
The most important meal of the day, made easy (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Run, swim, spike, tackle: summer sports! (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
YA page-turners for your summer (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Smart savings for your prom (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
The power of diversity on the big screen (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
West vs. Tracy: Supporting our girls at Slam Jam (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Balancing smart and sweet: staying fit during the holiday season (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
3 seats, 5 candidates: TUSD board member candidates vie over leadership roles in the district in upcoming election (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
Pumped for Homecoming: Night Rally Success (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Wish you were here: Costa Rica trip opportunity for students (Story)
Sep 01, 2016
JV football: training for touchdowns and triumph (Story)
May 05, 2016
West High’s 2016 valedictorian and salutatorians (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Human trafficking: the importance of awareness (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2016
Honoring Harper Lee and her literary legacy (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Female athlete of the issue (Story/Media)
Dec 15, 2015
Learning to love yourself (in a not-so-loving atmosphere) (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
New services available to West High students (Media)
Oct 22, 2015
New plans blossom for class garden (Story)
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Jada Hallman