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Shelby Benz is a senior at Modesto High School who is currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Programme. She is a very involved student who aims to play a part in the diverse Modesto High School community. She is the Director of Commissions of the ASB Leadership class and a member of Project Hope, Girls Who Code, The Refugee Project, and ATGC, as well as a member of the Varsity Volleyball club for three years. Her sophomore year, Shelby started the club, Panthers for a Cure, which works in partnership with the American Cancer Society and organizes fundraisers including Relay for Life and the Hero Movie Night at the State Theatre. She is also founder of Modesto Cares, an organization which raises money to help local and vulnerable people in the community. She is grateful to be a part of such an inspiring school atmosphere and to be a writer and editor for the Panther Press. Shelby is often found writing, reading, planning fundraisers, playing volleyball, singing, riding horses, or cuddling with her furry family composed of too many animals: dogs, cats, chickens, a horse, and a donkey named Leroy.  The student aspires to be a novelist in the future in addition to contributing to the science branch of life in modern society.  She developed her strong love of animals from her mother who has often fallen victim to the desperate eyes of an animal in need of rescue and her dad who apparently attracts cats from long distances in random places.  A lover of the stars, Shelby has a very global perspective to connect her scientific exploration to political science and writing in a movement to bind the whole of humanity together through a universal passion for compassion.

Shelby Benz, Editor

Feb 17, 2019
We the People (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Campus Highlight: The SBO (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Everybody’s Homecoming (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
One Girl Cookies – New York (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
36 Hours in Hermosa Beach (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
MoHi Volleyball Players Start the Season with a Big Win (Story)
Sep 02, 2018
The Inter-High Council Needs You (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Black Panther’s Message to the World (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
The Starbucks Revolution (Story)
Dec 02, 2017
Justice League (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Movie Review – Thor: Ragnarok (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Volleyball Senior Night (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Las Vegas Massacre (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
In 1492… (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
MoHi’s Got Volleyball (Story)
Aug 26, 2017
No to Racism: Not in Our House! (Story)
Aug 25, 2017
What Happened in Charlottesville? (Story)
May 26, 2017
Goodbye (Story)
Apr 20, 2017
Relay for Life of Modesto High School (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Relay for Life Modesto High (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
Freedom of Speech (Story)
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