The A-Blast

2011-2012 Staff

Jared Lefbom

This is Jared's fourth year on The A-blast and 2nd year as Webmaster. Jared plays on the baseball team and is a Captain of the Golf and Swim teams. He is a member of National Honor Society and the President of Model UN.

Aniqa Rashid

Aniqa is a staff writer for the A-Blast and a senior at AHS. She is a member of the Green Atoms, NHS, MHS, NEHS and other activities. She also serves as a tutor of the Atoms Writing Center and local community center. In her spare time, Aniqa reads all...

Nadia Elgendy

This is Nadia’s fourth year on staff after first joining The A-Blast as a Journalism 1 student her freshman year and becoming a staff writer her sophomore year. She is now the Head Videographer/Dictator of Multimedia who will continue her particip...

Carina Chu

During her junior year, Carina was handling the 400+ subscriptions as the Circulation Manager. She is now enjoying her senior year as one of the Arts Editors! She loves walking on trails, badminton, traveling, and her rottweiler, Rory. She plans on attending...

Shamaim Syed

Shamaim is the International Editor for The A-Blast. This is her second year on staff excluding Journalism 1. She was a photographer last year and this year she has taken on a bigger role and became an editor. Shamaim enjoys learning about the differen...

Priya Adhikary

Priya Adhikary is a photographer for The A-Blast. She takes pictures and writes stories with Olivia Lafferty, another photographer. This is her first year on staff.  

Megan Flynn

Megan Flynn is a junior and is one of the People editors for the A-blast. She joined the A-blast staff her sophomore year, as a staff writer. She plays field hockey and soccer for AHS and hopes to continue being a part of the A-blast staff next year.

Sarah Bergen

Sarah Bergen became a member of the A-Blast staff her sophomore year as a photographer. Last year she was the Photo Editor with Stephanie Allshouse and for her senior year she is the Entertainment Editor with Emily Blank. Sarah participates in field ho...

Ayah Oweis

Ayah is a Sports-Xtra editor for The A-Blast. This is her  second year on A-Blast. She also runs Cross Country, and Winter and Spring Track. In the little time she has after practice she likes to hangout with friend and eat, a lot.

Berta Tarqui

Berta is currently is a currently a sophomore in AHS. She is a Academics Editor for the A-Blast this year. She likes to spend her free time sketching, painting, and playing the guitar. Berta loves music and is in love with The Beatles.

Rowan Shartel

Senior Rowan Shartel is one of the Weekend editors for the A-blast. She was a staff writer last year. Rowan participates in track and field hockey. In her spare time, she enjoys drinking soy chai lattes and eating tofu.

Olivia Lafferty

Olivia Lafferty is a photographer for the newspaper. This is her first year on staff. She often takes pictures and writes stories with Priya Adhikary. She is also a member of the Key Club and in her free time, she listens to music and hangs out with her...

Stephanie Allshouse

Stephanie Allshouse is the currant Ad Manager for the A-Blast. She joined the staff her freshman year, and became a staff writer/photographer her sophomore year. As a junior Stephanie was the Photo Editor with Sarah Bergen. Stephanie participates in swim,...

Tiffany Huynh

Tiffany Huynh is a photographer for The A-Blast. She is a freshman and this is her first year on staff. She participates in field hockey and spring track. In her free time she likes to hangout with friends.  Get to know Tiffany and follow her on twitter...

Hanna Carlson

Hanna Carlson is just starting out in The A-Blast. She is a rising sophomore for the 2012-2013 school year. She will be taking the place of circulation manager. She loved being in of journalism 1 her freshman year! There are a lot of new people who are ...

Erin R. Johnson

Erin Johnson is a staff photographer for The A-Blast. She is a sophomore and this is her first year on The A-Blast staff. She is also a part of AHS varsity volleyball and is on the girls varsity basketball team; she also participates in sports outside...

Yesenia Blount

Yesenia Blount is a staff writer that just joined the A-blast. Yesenia has content online and has done multiple Story of the Day. Yesenia has written stories about, graphing calculators, homecoming nominations, senior panoramic pictures, and the Theatre...

Leah Young

Leah is one of the staff writers for The A-Blast. She joined the team her sophomore year.  She enjoys the interaction and connection to her school that goes along with being apart of the staff.  In her limited spare time she enjoys hobbies such as ...

Jennifer Galicia

Jennifer has joined the A-blast staff as a Junior and is a photographer. She enjoys working with others and participating in a team. She enjoys style and fashion blogs, sports and music. She regularly covers events that have to do with them. She is also...

Joe Sehrer

Joe Sehrer is a first year staff writer for the A-Blast. He often works on the International page alongside Chloe Loving, Omnia Saed, and Destiny Gammon. He also contributes to online stories and surveys. Joe participates in Key Club and is a member of National Honors Soci...

Omnia Saed

Omnia is the International page co-editor. This is her second year on The A-Blast.  She loves learning about the the diversity and different cultures that encompass Annandale High School. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, The Just...

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