Bella Kim is a sophomore at Los Alamitos High School. You may have seen her byline in the Griffin Gazette, the school’s award-winning online newspaper where Bella is a staff writer and editor. One of her articles won a Best of School Newspapers Online (SNO) award last semester. Her work has also appeared in the Event-News Enterprise and Sun Newspapers.
Last year, Bella was a finalist and earned an honorable mention in the New York Times Personal Profile Contest for high school students. Over the summer, she attended Boston University’s Summer Journalism Academy. In addition to being the first Editorial Intern at Spotlight Schools, Bella is the Youth Center's marketing intern and Planet Women's first Youth Ambassador and Reporter.
Bella has a passion for ballet and has been dancing for ten years. She currently dances at Premier Dance Arts of Los Alamitos. When she’s not in the studio, Bella enjoys reading mystery and fantasy novels. She likes musicals, roller coasters, the beach, and collecting bookstore tote bags. Follow her on Instagram @by.bellakim.
Stories by Bella Kim
'Ain’t no party like a RYLA party'
One teen's experience at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp
Review: Los Alamitos Dance dazzles in 'The Night Council'
The high school's dance teams wow with their final show of the year
Perspective: I attended the Mind Out Loud webinar, and here’s what I learned
The free student mental health event was cosponsored by the California Department of Education
Weaver Elementary School writers make a splash with school newsletter
4th grader starts publication that is 'for the students, by the students'
LAHS senior leads Girls in STEM program
'I wanted to make an impact on younger girls in the community'
Sign up for our email newsletter
School news simplified and sent to your inbox. Sign up for a roundup of education news in Orange County that shines a light on the stories, people, and policies impacting your family’s educational experience.