The A-Blast

2013-2014 Staff

Jared Lefbom

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 Pres...

Aniqa Rashid

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...

Cayley Byrne

Cayley Byrne

Cayley Byrne is a current In-depth Editor of The A-Blast. She joined the staff freshman year as a staff writer. She was the Photo page editor during her sophomore year. She has played lacrosse since fr...

Alexia Sung

Alexia Sung

Alexia Sung is senior and this is her first year on staff as a videographer. She is also on Varsity Lacrosse, Model United Nations, Green Atoms and the Math Honor Society. She loves meeting new people...

Omnia Saed

Omnia Saed

This is Omnia’s fourth year on staff starting off as International Editor her sophomore year. Also a member of National Honor, Social Studies Honor and English society, a LearnServe alum, and a current...

Destiny Gammon

Destiny Gammon

This is Destiny’s fourth year on the The A-Blast staff, starting as a staff writer her freshman year and later becoming an International editor her sophomore year and Editorials editor her junior year....

Jared Lefbom

Jared Lefbom

This is Jared's third year on the A-blast staff and his first year as Webmaster. Jared participates in Golf, Swim and Baseball. He wishes he could afford gas money and be an avid fisher. Follow him on...

Nadia Elgendy

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 Multi...

Bailey Oliver

Bailey Oliver

Bailey is a sophomore at Annandale High School. He is a Copy Editor, and this is his second year on staff for The A-Blast. He enjoys film and tasty food. Bailey has yet to participate in any clubs this...

Jarod Golub

Jarod Golub

Jarod is a senior at Annandale High School and this is his fourth year with The A-Blast. He also participates in the Annandale baseball program and is an IB Diploma candidate. He is also a member of a...

Christine Tamir

Christine Tamir

This is Christine Tamir's fourth year on the staff of The A-Blast. She is one of the two Editorials editorials for this school year. Besides the newspaper, Christine is an IB Diploma candidate and very...

Chloe Loving

Chloe Loving

Chloe has been on staff for three years. She is an editor for the People page. Other than the newspaper, Chloe is on the varsity tennis team. She is an officer of Model United Nations, a member of Just...

Aniqa Rashid

Aniqa Rashid

This is Aniqa's second year on staff. She is one of the two Academics editors for The A-Blast. She is a part of Red Cross, Green Atoms, NHS, MHS, and many other clubs and activities; and is also a tutor...

Gaby Camili

Gaby Camili

This is Gaby's third year on staff. She was a staff writer her sophomore year, the Lifestyles editor her junior year, and is currently the Weekend editor. Gaby's passion for politics and world affairs...

Bayley Brill

Bayley Brill

This is Bayley's second year on staff. Last year she was a staff writer, and she is currently the News editor. Bayley also participates on the Varsity Field Hockey team, is the president of the National...

Andrew Peters

Andrew Peters

Andrew Peters has been part of the A-Blast since freshman year. This year, as a sophomore, Andrew is the In-Depth Editor. Andrew enjoys reading fiction and traveling. Andrew aspires to be a fluent Spanish...

Ayah Oweis

Ayah Oweis

Ayah Oweis has been on staff for three years She started off as Sports X-Tra editor then switched to Entertainment. She runs cross country and winer and spring track. In her free time she likes to hang...

Erin R. Johnson

Erin R. Johnson

Erin Johnson is the Sports X-tra editor for The A-Blast. She is a junior and this is her third year on The A-Blast staff. She is the captain of both the AHS varsity volleyball and girls varsity basketball...

Kiara Patino

Kiara Patino

Kiara is People editor for The A-blast. This is her second year on staff. She is now a sophomore. She plays basketball and soccer outside of school and for AHS. She likes hanging out with friends and shopping...

Berta Tarqui

Berta Tarqui

Berta is a junior at AHS and this is her third year on staff. Last year she was academics editor, but this year she is a health editor. Berta likes to listen to music, play her guitar and go on the internet....

Melanie Bennett

Melanie Bennett

Melanie joined the A-Blast staff her junior year as a staff writer. This year as a senior she is the Sports Editor because she enjoys going to Annandale sports games. Melanie is a three sport athlete here...

Megan Ryan

Megan Ryan

This is Megan Ryan’s second year on The A-Blast starting off as a staff writer her junior year. Currently she is the Entertainment co-editor for her senior year. Megan is a member of the Social Studies...

Nuhami Mandefro

Nuhami Mandefro

Nuhami Mandefro is the International Editor for the A-Blast. She is a junior and has been a journalism student for 3 years. This is her first year as an editor; she was previously a staff writer.Nuhami...

Cayley Byrne

Cayley Byrne

Cayley is a Photo Editor for The A-Blast. This is her second year on staff. She plays lacrosse for Annandale and in her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family.

Chelsea Alfonso

Chelsea Alfonso

This is Chelsea's second year on The A-Blast. She was the previous Photo Editor and is currently the Ad Manager. She is part of Spring Track and also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House Charity in...

Alexandra Zernik

Alexandra Zernik

Alexandra is a Photo Editor for The A-Blast. This is her second year on staff. She is part of Annandale's Latin Club and in her free time she spends time with friends and cooks.

Marife Baragano

Marife Baragano

Marife Baragano is a staff photographer for the A-blast. This is her first year on staff as a sophomore. She is apart of the AHS varsity girls basketball team; she also participates in sports outside of...

Kayee Lynch

Kayee Lynch

Kayee Lynch is a junior at AHS. She loves reading, writing and dancing to music. Kayee always aims to stay active in anything possible, academically and physically. This is Kayee's first year with the...

Yesenia Blount

Yesenia Blount

Yesenia Blount is a senior at AHS. She has been on The A-Blast staff for 3 years. She has played varsity tennis for 3 years. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and writing.

Ezekiel Yonas

Ezekiel Yonas

Zeke Yonas is a sophomore at Annandale High School. He is a first year staff writer for the A-Blast. He is on the track and cross country team. In his spare time he likes to hang out with his friends to...

Alishia Sampene

Alishia Sampene

Alishia Sampene is a senior at AHS. She enjoys dancing, reading and listening to music. Alishia does not hesitate to give a helping hand. She loves working with children. This is Alishia's first year working...

Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez is currently in his second year on The A-Blast staff. He is a videographer on The A-Blast and is involved in the choir program at Annandale. Some of his favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad,...

Benny Le

Benny Le

Benny Le is a freshman at Annandale High School. He is a staff writer and this is his first year working on The A-Blast. He enjoys listening to music, editing photos, watching "Friends", and spending time...

Andrew Nunez

Andrew Nunez

Andrew Nunez is a freshman and is new to the A-blast and excited for the year to come. He has a very strong love for horror movies and being with his friends. He is very shy with new people, but he is...

Conrad Shartel

Conrad Shartel

Conrad is a staff writer for the A-Blast and a freshman at Annandale. It is his first year writing for A-Blast. He swims for Annandale and also runs track. In his free time he enjoys watching Breaking...

Sacha Cameron

Sacha Cameron

Sacha Cameron is a Sophomore at Annandale High School.This is her first year working on The A-Blast and she is excited to be a staff writer. She enjoys playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

Daniel Yenegeta

Daniel Yenegeta

Daniel Yenegeta is a sophomore at Annandale High School. He is a staff writer for the A-Blast. In his free time he likes to listen to music, read, and spend time with family and friends. This is his...

Winnie Masson

Winnie Masson

Winnie Masson is a sophomore at Annandale High. This is her first year on the A-Blast staff; as a photographer. She plays field hockey and lacrosse for Annandale and likes hanging out with friends in her...

Ashley Britton

Ashley Britton

Ashley Britton, a sophomore, is a videographer for her first year on The A-Blast. She is also involved in Varsity Field Hockey, Swim, and Lacrosse at Annandale. She plans to have a fun and productive...

Thia Carayiannis

Thia Carayiannis

Thia Carayiannis, a junior, is a first year student at AHS. She is starting her junior year off as a staff writer for The A-Blast in hopes of being a part of more extracurricular activities. Writing is...

Soulisa Pathammavong

Soulisa Pathammavong

Soulisa Pathammavong is a freshman at Annandale High School. She is a staff writer and this is her first year working on The A-Blast. In her free time she enjoys fashion, cheerleading, shopping, and spending...

Marilyn Rivas

Marilyn Rivas

Marilyn Rivas is a freshman at Annandale High School. She is a staff writer and this is her first year working on The A-Blast. She enjoys traveling, shopping and hanging out with her friends and family.

Tara El-Achi

Tara El-Achi

Tara El-Achi is a freshmen at Annandale High School. She is a staff writer and this is her first year on The A-Blast. She enjoys traveling, shopping, cheerleading and spending time with her friends and...

Hussein Salem

Hussein Salem

This is Hussein's first year as a staff writer. He is looking forward for a good year with the A-Blast. He runs cross country for the Atoms. In his free time, he plays basketball and hangs out with friends.

Aashna Viswanathan

Aashna Viswanathan

My name is Aashna Viswanathan and this my first year in the A-blast. I am a sophomore and I am a staff writer. I enjoy listening to songs, running, watching movies, taking pictures and spending time with...

Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson

Noah Nelson is a sophomore at Annandale High School. This is his first year as a staff writer for the A-blast. He has participated in both Cross Country and Lacrosse. When he is out of school he can be...

Cynthia Weiner

Cynthia Weiner

Cynthia is a staff writer for the A-Blast and a senior at Annandale. It is her first year on the staff and has enjoyed being apart of the media community. She loves running in her free time and participates...

Biruk Negash

Biruk Negash

Biruk Negash is a sophomore and is currently the Circulation Manager for the A-blast. This is Biruk's second year on staff. In her free time Biruk enjoys hanging out with her friends and family.

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