Oakton Outlook

2019-2020 Staff

Ashleigh Tain

Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to the Oakton Outlook! This is my fourth year of writing for the school newspaper and my second year of being an Editor-in-Chief. We have an amazing and passionate team this year and I am beyond excited to work with everyone...

Emily Bach

Editor-in-Chief

Hi! I'm Emily, and this is my third year with the Oakton Outlook and first year as its Editor-in-Chief. Beyond being a journalist, I'm an activist and fan of all things feminism, mental health awareness, and weird music. Though...

Sahithi Jammulamadaka

Editor-in-Chief

Hi! My name is Sahithi and I am one of the Editors-in-Chief for the Outlook this year. This is going to be my third year on the Outlook and I love to write stories centered around politics, news and would love to do more investigative...

Payton Wozny

Editorial Board

Hi, I’m Payton Wozny. I am a junior this year, and this is my third year as an Outlook staff member. This will be my second year on the editorial board, and I’m super excited for another great year. I like investigative jour...

Aubrey Harrell

Editorial Board

Hi, my name is Aubrey and this is my first year as an editor for the Oakton Outlook. I'm a junior and this is my third year writing for the newspaper. My favorite kind of stories to write are A&E (Arts and Entertainment) stories...

Zoe Sauger

Editorial Board

Hi! My name is Zoe Sauger. I am a junior at Oakton High School, and part of the editorial board on the Outlook. I enjoy writing and knowing what is going on in the community around the school. I enjoy volunteering and being part...

Riya Jain

Editorial Board

Hi! My name is Riya Jain, and I am a senior and member of the Oakton Outlook Editorial Board. I love to write features and showcase students’ talents and individuality. Outside of the Outlook, you can find me in debate club,...

Wendy Gao

Editorial Board

Hi! My name is Wendy Gao, and I am a senior. I have been part of the Oakton Outlook for the past three years, and it has become a significant part of my high school experience. I am a climate activist and political enthusiast, and I co...

Emily Richardson

Editorial Board

My name is Emily and I am so excited to be a member of the editorial board again for my senior year at Oakton. My favorite articles to write typically involve new music and movies or my strong opinions—  I love the Outlook for the powe...

Olivia Garrone

Editorial Board

Hi! My name is Olivia Garrone,  I'm a senior and a member of the Oakton Outlook Editorial Board. I love writing A&E articles and features on the Oakton community; I love expanding my horizons with every story I write. When...

Kinsey Clements

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Kinsey Clements and I am currently in my senior year of high school. I love fashion, hanging out with friends, and playing lacrosse.

Katie Le

Staff Writer

I am a Sophomore at Oakton High School and a staff writer for journalism. I enjoy playing the piano and doing cheer. I have a puppy name Kooper and he's a Maltese mixed with a Yorkie.

Elene LIpartiani

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Elene, a senior and staff writer at Oakton Highschool. My main talent includes always looking and feeling tired, but I also have an affinity for writing, researching, and psychology. In my free time, I often conduct...

Sameeha Khan

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Sameeha Khan and I'm a junior at Oakton and a staff writer at the Oakton Outlook. Though this is my first year writing for the newspaper, I am super excited to work on our new multimedia projects and I enjoy writing...

Grace Park

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Grace Park. I’m a freshman at Oakton high school and a staff writer at the Oakton outlook. I like to write about many interesting topics, but my favorites are environmental issues and Oakton high school events....

Nour Al-Kaaby

Staff Writer

Hi I’m Nour. I’m a freshman at Oakton high school I’m a staff writer here at Oakton. I like to read, think, research and dress up. That's basically it.

Charlie Williams

Staff Writer

My name is Charlie Williams, and I am a junior. This is my first year on the journalism staff, and I’m eager to see what the class has to offer. My hobbies are primarily writing-based, and include novel, poetry, and short story ...

Brendan Bellingham

Staff Writer

Starting my fourth year in journalism I plan to cover student athletics and technology news. The school newspaper has provided a great community of writers to progress my writing abilities.

Alexandra Martschenko

Staff Writer

Hey, my name is Alexandra Martschenko and I am a senior at Oakton. This is my second year on the staff but I have been involved in the Oakton community through the swimming and crew teams. I enjoy writing about current happenings...

Shevany Moharir

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Shevany, I’m a junior at Oakton High School, and this is my first year writing for the Oakton Outlook. I’m super excited to be a staff writer this year because I love to write and have a lot of ideas. Outsid...

Maxwell Pfeifle

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Maxwell Pfeifle, I am a junior and this is my first year writing for Oakton Outlook. Outside of school, I enjoy watching Netflix and Hulu.

Holland Cogan

Staff Writer

Hi, I’m Holland Cogan and a junior at Oakton. This is my first year in Journalism and I’m very excited to be a staff writer! I love Theater, singing, and music and hope to incorporate the arts into my articles. I am a member...

Eileen Lincoln

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Eileen Lincoln and this is my first year as a staff writer for the Oakton Outlook. Writing is one of my passions, and I am excited to express my thoughts and opinions through political and Oakton-related topics. I lo...

Max Dolinh

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Max Dolinh, I’m a junior here at Oakton High School, and this is my first year on the Oakton Outlook staff. I love writing about sports, but I also enjoy writing about Oakton news and current events. My hobbies...

Lindsay Greenspan

Staff Writer

Hello! My name is Lindsay Greenspan. I am a freshman, and this is my first year as a staff writer for the Oakton Outlook. I love to read and write, especially about current international events. In my free time, I enjoy field ...

Sitota Mesfin

Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Sitota Mesfin, and this is my first year on the Oakton Outlook. I am a freshman and am very excited to be part of this community. I prefer writing about Oakton news, but I'm open to all prospects. I like to rea...

Kartik Mukalla

Staff Writer

I am a junior in Oakton high school. This is my third year being a staff writer for the Oakton Outlook and I mostly like writing about culture, politics, and sports.

Lizzie Thompson

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Lizzie Thompson and I am a sophomore at Oakton. This is my second year in journalism as a staff writer. I usually like to write A&E stories but I also enjoy writing about sports. I love playing volleyball, and...

Sara Boddie

Staff Writer

Hi! This is Sara Boddie, a sophomore at Oakton High School. This is my second year as a staff writer in journalism. I enjoy writing about music, sports, and politics. I am on the Oakton volleyball team and spend most of my time...

Claudia Messina

Staff Writer

Hello, my name is Claudia and I am a student at Oakton High School. Although I love writing, I also have many other passions. Some of which include volleyball, swim, and dance. It may seem as though balancing 3 sports is difficult...

Portia Dai

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Portia and I am a sophomore here at Oakton. This is my second year as a staff writer for the Outlook. Some topics I enjoy writing about are A&E as well as news within Oakton and nationally. Outside of school,...

Veronica Preaskorn

Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Veronica Preaskorn, and I'm a sophomore.  This is my second year as a staff writer for the Outlook. I love writing about sports and A&E. Outside of school, I enjoy watching Netflix, listening to music, and...

Haley Longfellow

Staff Writer

Hey there! My name is Haley, and I am so happy to be a part of the Outlook. This is my second year, and I am excited to explore interesting topics and integrate fresh perspectives in my stories to come.

Joe Wong

Staff writer

Hi my name's Joe and I'm a senior. This is my first year on the staff but I've been on the yearbook staff for four years. I've also been on Oakton's swim team since freshman year and am currently co-captain of the team. I'm also...

Courtney Te

Editorial Board, Publicity Manager

Hi! My name's Courtney and I'm the publicity manager and honorary team leader. I'm looking forward to doing great things for the Outlook this year, including informing students about Oakton-related topics and aspects of pop culture....

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