The Wire

2021-2022 Staff

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Javin Richards

Javin Richards, freshman, enjoys writing and playing football. This is his first year in journalism and he is looking forward to becoming a good writer and an editor taking journalism 2 next year. And he can't wait to graduate...

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Jordin Thomas

Jordin Thomas is a junior at West Potomac. He enjoys learning about welding, cars, and about different streetwear, fashion and cultures. In his free time he plays basketball and hangs out with his friends. And when he graduates ...

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Ryan Mainoo

Ryan, eyeing a 2023 graduation date, isn’t sure about what to do in the future. He likes coming home from a hard day at school to enjoy an ice cold bottle of apple juice. His talents include clapping with one hand, being godlike at...

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TaMon Hendricks

TaMon Hendricks is a senior at West Potomac. He enjoys playing football, reading, writing, and sleeping. He likes to go out and find things to write about if he's bored, such as writing about a local minor nuisance such as a ...

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Jaylan Post

Jaylan Post, sophomore, enjoys basketball, sleeping, and eating. He also enjoys a large variety of music, TV shows, and movies. His favorite basketball team is the Warriors and his favorite football team is the Raiders, giving a n...

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Connor Dilley

Connor Dilley is a senior at West Potomac. He is Scorpio and, at the time of writing, nearly 18 years old. He enjoys coffee and pumpkin pastries, writing and reading mystery novels. He uses his free time to play games and wri...

Social Issues Editor

Finn McCool

Finn McCool is a junior at West Po. She has always had a passion for writing and reporting, and how the way news is reported can affect how people take in new information. She is passionate about politics, language, and schooli...

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Hernan Urdininea

Hernan Urdininea, a sophomore at West Po, enjoys hanging out with friends and playing sports. This is Hernan’s second year in journalism, and he is looking forward to 2 more years of it. In his free time Hernan likes to play ...

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Alisa Foster

Alisa Foster, mediocre track runner, travel enthusiast, and a Libra, is currently a junior at West Po. Her latest adventure was spent in Hawaii, where she almost got swallowed by a shark. Alisa has always been into exploring ...

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Carlie Erlandson

Carlie Erlandson is currently attending her first year at West Potomac High School as a junior. Fresh from the mountains of Colorado, Carlie has just moved back home to Virginia for another two years, until hopefully moving o...

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Miguel Tsang

Miguel Tsang is currently a sophomore at West Potomac, although this is his first year actually inside of the school building. Over quarantine, he enjoyed forming opinions on various topics which inspired him to do journalism. ...

Social Media Co-Editor

Emily Butler

Emily “Emmie” Butler is a sophomore at West Potomac High School. She is a member of the West Potomac crew team as well as the swim team. Emmie enjoys swimming, spending time with friends and travelling. She is in her 2nd y...

School and Student Issues Co-Editor

Katie Shiflett

Katie Shiflett is trying to finish her career out strong as a senior at West Potomac. She enjoys listening to music, reading, sleeping, and playing soccer for fun. This is her second year in journalism, and she is looking forward to w...

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Benjamin Price

Benjamin Price is a junior at West Potomac High School. Mr. Price likes spending time with his family and with his friends, going to the movies and playing video games. He’s taking journalism for the first time for fun and ...

School and Student Issues Co-Editor

Adeline Sauer

Adeline Sauer is a determined senior who brings diverse interests and a strong work ethic to journalism. She is one of the School and Student Issue Co-Editors as she enjoys learning about student perspectives. She enjoys playin...

Social Media Co-Editor

Phoebe Schultz

Phoebe Schultz is a sophomore at West Po and this is her second year in journalism. She co-manages the Instagram for The Wire (@wpwire) and she loves writing for the newspaper because she feels that it is a great way to be in...

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Nick Castrilli

Both a baseball and basketball player for West Po, Nick Castrilli is a senior and first year journalism student at West Potomac. He has a black lab named Bella, and enjoys playing fetch and taking walks with her. Nick's favorite...

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Michael Weinraub

Michael Weinraub is a senior at West Potomac. A fierce drummer and avid Dungeons and Dragons player, he lets his exploding creativity and broad mind shine in his first year of journalism. If he could time travel, he probably ...

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Mercedes Henwood

Sophomore at West Potomac high school, Mercedes Henwood likes journaling her daily life and hanging out with her friends. She is hoping to get involved at school through clubs and activities and loves to travel, with one of th...

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Ethan Brodie

Co-Editor-in-Chief Ethan Brodie is a senior at West Po in his third year of journalism. He enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures, writing, and hanging out with his friends. His visit to Copenhagen is the best trip ...

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Mollie Shiflett

In her Senior year at West Po, Mollie Shiflett wants to keep it real. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the West Po Wire and has been since sophomore year. She enjoys journalism and baking. She plays soccer for West Po and Gunston ...

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Katherine Sowell

Katherine Sowell, a senior this year and a first time journalism student, enjoys playing sports and hanging out with friends. She is an active member of West Potomac and involves herself in many clubs and afterschool activitie...

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Sophia West

Sophia West is a freshman at West Potomac High School. She lives with her mom, younger brother and her adorable dog Rudy. She dreams of becoming a lawyer or reporter after graduating college. She is a strong athlete in soccer, ...

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Hannah Mei Steury

The non-stop, always moving Hannah Mei Steury, only 4’11”,  shines as a soccer all star, making at least 4 goals each game. Not only a soccer player,  she dreams of being the next Serena Williams in tennis. Hannah Mei has an ol...

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Emma Bayliss

Emma Bayliss is a freshman at West Potomac. Her dislike for avocados and mustard fuels her picky eating habits, and she often finds herself drinking coffee in place of proper food. Emma, also an equestrian of ten years, spends...

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