The Leopard

Meya Smith
Meya Smith is entering her senior year as Co-Editor-In-Chief, along with Mason Thomas.

Throughout Meya’s years in journalism, she has been Editor-in-Chief for two years. She is excited for journalism and all of the changes the staff is making to the website. Meya plans to pursue a career in education-- more specifically as a high school English teacher. She is inspired by the many wonderful teachers here at East High. A poem that helps to show how Meya plans to be as a teacher is “Teacher” from All Def Poetry. She wants to also minor in business.  Meya wants to go on to Westminster College after her high school career. She feels the school is an excellent liberal arts school. Although it is small, that is one of the many things she appreciates about it.


Meya is the youngest of three kids. She has two brothers named Roman and Brian. She is the only girl. Meya has two pets, one cat and one dog. Her cat’s name is Senior Snickers and her dog’s name is Dallas. Her dog is named after the NFL team, Dallas Cowboys.


Meya was named after her great grandmother, Fumie. Meya is Japanese and Salvadoran. She was born in Salt Lake City and has never lived in any other state. Meya has visited New York City, Pennsylvania, California, and Idaho. Her favorite place she has visited is California. While she was there, she went to Dinsey Land and Six Flags.

Meya has been working since she was fourteen. She has been working at Cafe Zupas for a year and a half and is now excited to begin working at a call center. She has worked at Fear Factory, Subway, Paradise Bakery, and Cafe Zupas.


Meya’s favorite book that she has read recently is Here Lies Daniel Tate. She read the book over summer break. It tells the story of a con-artist who claims to be a boy who went missing when he was six years old.


Meya Smith, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Nov 25, 2018
Is Your Smartphone Listening? (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Editors Letter: Welcome Back (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Becoming a Teacher in Utah (Story)
May 29, 2018
We Want Gun Reform (Story)
May 29, 2018
End of Year Luau (Story/Media)
Apr 04, 2018
If We Stop, The World Stops (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Our Safety, Our Issue (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Speak Up: Sexual Harassment Has No Place in Society (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
Reminder From the Editor: You’re So Important (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2017
Letter From the Editor (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
SL,UT Walk of No Shame (Story/Media)
May 22, 2017
Diverse but Segregated (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Taking a Stand Against Rape Culture (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Healthy is the Goal- Beauty Isn’t About Weight (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Letter From the Editor (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Youth Suicides in Utah (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Indigenous Peoples Day Failed to Pass (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
No-Kill in Utah Humane Society (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Utah and Veterans (Story)
Dec 18, 2015
Human Trafficking: More common in Utah than you thought (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
Diversity in Utah (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Gang Violence At West High Causes Discussion (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Flash Flood in Zion National Park (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
School District Investigated for Discrimination (Story)
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