The A-Blast

2021-2022 Staff

Fatima Sayed Eltayeb
Co-Editor in Chief

Fatima Sayed Eltayeb

Senior Fatima Sayed Eltayeb is currently the Co-Editor in Chief, and this is her third year on staff. Last year, she was the Editorials Editor. Fatima enjoys working out at the gym, binging shows on Netflix,...

Adam Shawish
Co-Editor in Chief

Adam Shawish

Senior Adam Shawish is the Co-Editor in Chief of The A-Blast. This year is his fourth on staff and second as Co-Editor in Chief.  In previous years, he was the Editorials Editor and the Sports X-tra Editor....

Tyler Plank
Managing Editor

Tyler Plank

Senior Tyler Plank has been on staff his entire high school career. Tyler pitches for the baseball team and dabbles in guitar as well.

Hana Wasuge
Social Media Manager

Hana Wasuge

Senior Hana Wasuge is the social media manager for The A-Blast. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves iced coffee and shopping. At school, she is a part of the Leadership executive...

Saron Amdemeskel
Copy Editor

Saron Amdemeskel

Freshman Saron Amdemeskel is a first-year copy editor on the A-Blast. Previously, she wrote for The Panther Post at Glasgow Middle School. She is planning on joining the tennis team for Annandale. In her...

Shane Gomez
Editorials Editor

Shane Gomez

Sophomore Shane Gomez is the Editorials co-editor. This is his second year working for the A-Blast, but his first year as an editor. Previously, he wrote for The Raven's Poest at Poe Middle School. In...

Iman Hamdela
Editorials Editor

Iman Hamdela

Senior Iman Hamdela is in her first year in The A-blast. She is currently the editorials editor. She plays softball, cheer, and gymnastics. She’s excited to see where the school year takes her.

Lilli Dalrymple
Academics Editor

Lilli Dalrymple

Senior Lilli Dalrymple is the Academics Editor for the A-Blast. She is entering her second year on staff after previously being a staff writer. Outside of the A-Blast, she is a field hockey captain and...

Daniela Dosen
Academics Editor

Daniela Dosen

Senior Daniela Dosen is the Academics Editor for the A-Blast. She looks forward to spending her final year back in the building. Daniela is striving for the Advanced Diploma while also filling her...

Health Editor

Mariamawit Endalkachew

Junior Mariamawit Endalkachew is a health editor for the A-blast. This is her third year on the A-blast, last year she was a staff writer. She is currently pursuing the IB Diploma and is excited for the...

Sereene Darwiesh
Health Editor

Sereene Darwiesh

Junior Sereene Darwiesh is the health editor for The A-Blast. She spends her time reading and hanging out with friends, her hobbies consist of baking and painting. She enjoys watching movies, especially...

Naomi Thayer
Photo Editor

Naomi Thayer

For Sophomore Naomi Thayer this  is her first year writing for the A-Blast as a photo editor. She enjoys hanging out with friends, photography and swimming. In the future she hopes to continue with journalism...

Emily Hawkins
Arts Editor

Emily Hawkins

Sophomore Emily Hawkins is a first year staff writer for the A-Blast. She hopes to continue Journalism for the rest of her 3 years. In her free time she loves to indulge in reading, hanging out with her...

Uyen Huynh
In-Depth Editor

Uyen Huynh

Senior Uyen Huynh is in her third year on staff at The A-Blast. She is currently one of the In-Depth Editors. She has previously been the International Editor and a staff writer. In her free time, she...

Vivian Phan
In-Depth Editor

Vivian Phan

Senior Vivian Phan is in her third year of journalism as an In-Depth Editor. She was previously a staff writer and People Editor. She participates in Green Atoms, Just World, and Math Honor Society. In...

Brianna Montevilla
International Editor

Brianna Montevilla

Freshman Brianna Montevilla is currently a first year International Editor for the A-Blast. Her interest in journalism began when she worked on the yearbook in middle school. Now, She enjoys photography,...

Elena Leopold
People Editor

Elena Leopold

Senior Elena Leopold is a People Editor. This is her third year on The A-Blast staff; she has previously worked as Weekend Editor and People Editor. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing volle...

Andrew Nields
Sports Editor

Andrew Nields

Junior Andrew Nields is a co sports editor for the A-blast. This is his 2nd year in the program, and first year as an editor. Andrew plays basketball for Annandale. In his free time he likes to go out...

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Sports Editor

David Sewall

Junior David Sewall is currently in his second year on the A-Blast, and first year as a co-sports editor. David plays baseball for Annandale. In his free time, he enjoys working out, hanging out with friends...

Desmond Fitzgerald
Entertainment Editor

Desmond Fitzgerald

Senior Desmond Fitzgerald is a entertainment editor on The A-Blast. At school, he participates in chorus, swim and lacrosse. In his free time, he loves spending time with friends, listening to music, playing...

Tyler Foti
Entertainment Editor

Tyler Foti

Junior Tyler Foti is in his third year on The A-Blast staff. He is currently an entertainment editor for The A-Blast. He played soccer and basketball for Annandale last year and plans to play this year...

Leen Alawneh
Staff Writer

Leen Alawneh

Sophomore Leen Alawneh is in her second year in The A-Blast. Before Annandale she went to Poe and was a writer on The Poest. In her free time she likes to read, draw, and hike. Her favorite sports are...

Aya Al-Ariqi
Staff Writer

Aya Al-Ariqi

Sophomore Aya Al-Ariqi is a first year staff writer on the A-Blast. She is currently working towards an advanced diploma. In her free time, she enjoys attending live music events, hanging out with friends,...

Evan Burita
Staff Writer

Evan Burita

Junior Evan Burita is a staff writer for The A-Blast. He is involved in several extracurricular activities, including playing club soccer for Arlington and being an active member of the St. James Church...

Cal Carlos
Staff Writer

Cal Carlos

Senior Cal Carlos is in his first year of Journalism as a staff writer. Cal spends her time talking with friends, drawing, and writing. He thoroughly enjoys the horror genre for both movies and books....

Michelle Collins
Staff Writer

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collins is in her first year of journalism as a staff writer. She loves reading and tasting new things. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her two sisters, sleeping, and watching...

Staff Writer

Carlos Corvera

Freshman Carlos Corvera is a staff writer for the A-Blast. At school his favorite subject is World History/Geography. In his freetime Carlos likes to study the Cold War, read, cook, and play video game...

Mehek Elahi
Staff Writer

Mehek Elahi

Sophomore Mehek Elahi is a first-year staff writer for The A-Blast. Her inspiration for journalism is her favorite show called Smallville. In her free time, she enjoys watching Tiktok, making her own TikTok,...

Anmool Ghaffari
Staff Writer

Anmool Ghaffari

Junior Anmool Ghaffari (also goes by annie) is a junior in her third year of journalism. She enjoys seeing her friends and spending time with them. She wants to go to college in France and become a psychiatrist...

Tim Phan
Staff Writer

Tim Phan

Sophomore Tim Phan is in his first year at the A-Blast and is working as a staff writer. In his free time, Tim enjoys playing basketball, playing with his dogs, hanging out with friends, and reading...

Mahd Siddique
Staff Writer

Mahd Siddique

Sophomore Mahd Siddique is a staff writer in the A-blast. He plays football and basketball but only plays basketball for Annandale. In his free time he likes to watch Netflix. He also enjoys eating BBQ...

Savion Simmavong
Staff Writer

Savion Simmavong

Senior Savion Simmavong is a staff writer for the A-Blast. He's entering his first year with the staff. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing video games; and watching anime. He hopes to pursue...

Joseph Zepeda
Staff Writer

Joseph Zepeda

Senior Joseph Zepeda is a first year staff writer for The A-Blast. Outside of school, Joseph enjoys playing basketball and listening to music and hanging out with friends. After High School, He hopes to...

Staff Writer

Bilawal Zia

Freshman Bilawal Zia is in his first year on The A-Blast staff. He is currently a staff writer for The A-Blast. He plays basketball and plans to play this year . In his free time, he likes to hang out...

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