The A-Blast

2020-2021 Staff

Kiara Kuong Panizo

Kiara Kuong Panizo

Junior Kiara Kuong Panizo is a first-year staff writer for The A-Blast. In her free time, she enjoys watching the news, reading about celebrities and dancing. Her ultimate goal this year is to maintain...

Anmool Ghaffari

Anmool Ghaffari

Sophomore Anmool Ghaffari is a first-year staff writer on The A-Blast. She has a deep passion for writing. To keep herself occupied, she enjoys watching videos on TikTok, posting on her own social media...

Blen Hailu

Blen Hailu

Junior Blen Hailu is a first-year staff writer for The A-Blast. She enjoys spending time outside with her friends and family while finding new spots. She also loves trying new foods and aspires to travel...

Shane Gomez

Shane Gomez

Freshman Shane Gomez is a first-year staff writer on The A-Blast. Previously, he wrote for The Raven's Poest at Poe Middle School. At school, he participates in the band. In his free time, he enjoys reading,...

Desmond Fitzgerald

Desmond Fitzgerald

Junior Desmond Fitzgerald is a staff writer 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 video...

Rudy Flores

Rudy Flores

Senior Rudy Flores is a first-year staff writer for The A-Blast. In his free time, he enjoys participating in sports and listening to music. After high school, he hopes to pursue a career in sports co...

Leen Alawneh

Leen Alawneh

Freshman Leen Alawneh is new to The A-Blast and has previously worked on The Raven’s Poest at Poe Middle School. In her free time, she likes to read and draw. Her favorite sports are basketball and karat...

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David Sewall

Sophomore David Sewall is currently in his first year as a staff writer on the A-Blast. He enjoyed playing football and baseball for Annandale last year and hopes to play again this year. In his free ti...

Sereene Darwiesh

Sereene Darwiesh

Sophomore Sereene Darwiesh is a staff writer for The A-Blast. She has played volleyball her freshman year and spends her time reading and hanging out with friends. Her hobbies consist of baking and painting....

Emily Ha

Emily Ha

Junior Emily Ha is a staff writer for The A-Blast. In her free time, she enjoys writing, singing and playing lacrosse. Her favorite thing in the world is music.  

Andrew Nields

Andrew Nields

Freshman Andrew Nields is a staff writer for Annandale High School. He is a very active individual who loves to play sports. Andrew plays basketball for Annandale and loves to help others. He enjoys going...

Rym Benouna

Rym Benouna

Freshman Rym Benouna is a staff writer on The A-Blast. She is planning on joining the basketball and soccer team at Annandale. She spends most of her time playing sports, painting and hanging out with f...

Abdul Siddique

Abdul Siddique

Sophomore Abdul Siddique is a staff writer on The A-Blast. In his free time, he enjoys painting and exploring photography. He hopes to pursue a career in cardiology in the future. ...

Tyler Foti

Tyler Foti

Sophomore Tyler Foti is in his second year on The A-Blast staff. He is currently a staff writer for The A-Blast. He played basketball and soccer for Annandale last year and plans to play this year as ...

Mary Endalkachew

Mary Endalkachew

Sophomore Mariamawit Endalkachew is a second-year staff writer on The A-Blast. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and watching Netflix and Hulu. She plays volleyball, track and...

Daniela Dosen

Daniela Dosen

Sophomore Daniela Dosen is a staff writer for the A-Blast. This is her first year working on the A-Blast, so she looks forward to it. She spends her free time playing sports and spending time with her fami...

Eldana Mengistu

Eldana Mengistu

Junior Eldana Mengistu is a second-year staff writer for The A-Blast. Outside of school, she does track and plays volleyball. In her free time, she enjoys talking to new people and spending time with fri...

Sydney Long

Sydney Long

Junior Sydney Long is a second-year staff writer on The A-Blast. She enjoys playing softball and volleyball and was on the JV volleyball team and the Varsity softball team last spring. She plans on conti...

Lilli Dalrymple

Lilli Dalrymple

Junior Lilli Dalrymple is a staff writer for The A-Blast. She is entering her first year with the staff. Outside of The A-Blast, she participates in field hockey through the school and travel. In her f...

Limia Bahar

Limia Bahar

Junior Limia Bahar is a staff writer for The A-Blast. In her free time, she loves to dance, draw and run. She is excited to achieve all of the goals that she has made for herself this year.

Eyob Dagnachew

Eyob Dagnachew

Senior Eyob Dagnachew is in his third year as a staff writer. Besides The A-Blast, he is a tutor for younger kids on the weekends and is a part of Key Club. Outside of school, he enjoys reading comics, watch...

Nareg Boghosian

Nareg Boghosian

Senior Nareg Boghosian is a first-year staff writer for The A-Blast. In his free time, he enjoys participating in the performing arts and sports. He hopes to study music performance in college.

Leon Arceo

Leon Arceo

Senior Leon Arceo was born in York, Pennsylvania. This year is his first in The A-Blast. He enjoys playing the piano and creating visual art, such as photography, paintings and animations in his free time...

Tyler Plank

Tyler Plank

Junior Tyler Plank is in his third year with The A-Blast. Previously the Sports Editor, he is now the Entertainment Editor. He enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and playing baseball in the spr...

Uyen Huynh

Uyen Huynh

Junior Uyen Huynh is currently one of the International Editors. This year is her second on staff, and she has previously been a staff writer. In her free time, she enjoys napping and watching Netflix an...

Evan Burita

Evan Burita

Sophomore Evan Burita is a Sports Editor of The A-Blast. He is involved in several extracurricular activities, including playing soccer for Villarreal Virginia Academy and being an active member of the S...

Alex Burita

Alex Burita

Senior Alex Burita is a Sports Editor who has been associated with The A-Blast for the past four years. He was an Entertainment Editor last year and a Sports Editor sophomore year. Academically, he is an IB...

Maram Ibrahim

Maram Ibrahim

Senior Maram Ibrahim is currently a Health Editor, and this is her second year with The A-Blast. In her free time, she loves discovering new music and writing. She hopes to travel to many places eventu...

Insaf Bouzana

Insaf Bouzana

Senior Insaf Bouzana is in her second year on the A-Blast. She is co-editor of the Health page. She loves writing and enjoys spending time with her family. She loves cooking and baking various kinds of foo...

Vivian Phan

Vivian Phan

Junior Vivian Phan is in her second year of journalism as a People Editor. She participates in Green Atoms, Just World, Math Honor Society and Science Olympiad at school and has been a Girl Scout since...

Elena Leopold

Elena Leopold

Junior Elena Leopold is a People Editor. This is her second year on the A-Blast staff; she worked as Weekend Editor last year. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, playing volleyball and tennis, hiking a...

Fatima Sayed Eltayeb

Fatima Sayed Eltayeb

Junior Fatima Sayed Eltayeb is currently the Editorials Editor, and this is her second year on staff. Last year, she was the Copy Editor. Fatima spends her free time watching movies, painting, hanging with ...

Thonny Anwar

Thonny Anwar

Senior Thonny Anwar is in her third year at The A-Blast as the Academics Editor. She has previously been a staff writer and a Lifestyles Editor. She enjoys hanging out with friends, reading books, and bin...

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Erik Rivas

Senior Erik Rivas is in his fourth year on staff. Last year, he was an Entertainment Editor. This year, he will be an In-Depth Editor. He likes to play soccer and video games, and run. He likes to han...

Henry Hoang

Henry Hoang

Senior Henry Hoang is an In-Depth Editor for The A-Blast. This year is his last as an editor on staff. In his free time, he loves hanging out with his friends or sleeping. He also likes playing lacrosse ...

Mia Antezana

Mia Antezana

Senior Mia Antezana grew up in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She attended a music school called Instituto Eduardo Laredo before moving to the U.S. She enjoys playing volleyball, going on long walks, watching f...

Ryan Lam

Ryan Lam

Senior Ryan Lam is a first-year in The A-Blast staff; he is currently the Webmaster and Social Media Manager. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, creating digital artwork, exploring photography ...

Jamileh Hamadeh

Jamileh Hamadeh

Senior Jamileh Hamadeh has been a part of The A-Blast for all four years of high school. She started off as a staff writer and then worked her way up to being the Managing Editor for her final year on st...

Adam Shawish

Adam Shawish

Junior Adam Shawish is the Co-Editor in Chief of The A-Blast. This year is his third on staff.  In previous years, he was the Editorials Editor and the Sports X-tra Editor. He is involved with the marchin...

Khadija Ahmed

Khadija Ahmed

Senior Khadija Ahmed is in her fourth year at The A-Blast. She has previously been a staff writer, Academics Editor and Managing Editor. In her free time, she likes to read books and bake. At the moment, ...

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