The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

2022-2023 Staff

Writer

Alumoah Boadi

Alumoah Boadi, a junior, is taking journalism because she likes to write and thought being a part of making school newspapers interesting. She also hopes to make new friends through this class since we are publishing stories toget...

Social Issues Co-Editor

Mercedes Henwood

Starting her junior year at West Po, Mercedes Henwood likes journaling her daily life and hanging out with friends. This is her second year being a part of The Wire, and she’s more than excited. Planning to get involved at sch...

Public Affairs and School Issues Editor

Miguel Tsang

This is junior Miguel Tsang's second year writing for The Wire. Not only the president of West Po's Asian-Pacific Americans Club (APAC), he’s also active on the Crew and Debate teams. He is excited to be back in journalism to kee...

Social Media Manager & Editor

Emily Butler

Emily “Emmie” Butler is a junior at West Po. She is a captain of the crew team as well as a member of the swim team. Emmie spends her time trying new things, making boba tea, going out with friends, and deals with her emo...

Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Benjamin Price

Benjamin Price, a senior, likes going to the movies, getting slurpees and listening to music. He is the parliamentarian of Asian-Pacific American Club (APAC), and he's in numerous other clubs and activities. He's also trying to...

Writer

Catherine Dabbieri

Catherine Dabbieri, a freshman, hopes to get more involved with the school through journalism, while learning new ways to make her writing better. She enjoys hanging out with her friends, and currently dances with the Washington Scho...

Writer

Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed, a local crossdressing freshman, enjoys drawing, going on walks, and making comics. In his free time he either plays with his cat, plays video games, or works on his webtoon (Hollow Phantasm The Crimson Magus Incident). He...

Writer

Roger Velasquez-Medina

With a dream of traveling around the world one day, Roger Velasquez Medina, a freshman, enjoys watching Kings (reis) and playing soccer. Roger is in his first year in journalism and he is looking forward to 3 more years of jour...

Assistant Editor, The Stall

Sara Lainez

Sara Lainez, a junior, enjoys going to dog parks with her very small feisty Yorkie name Bella. She spends lots of time watching DC series. She enjoys reading lots of mystery and horror books, which explains her obsession with Mag...

Business Manager

Brian Cordova Centeno

Brian Cordova Centeno, a junior at West Po, is taking journalism because he believes that writing is one of the most amazing ways to express yourself and tell stories to the world. He loves to skate with friends and learn tricks l...

Writer

Gracie Bobotek

Gracie Bobotek, a freshman, loves crocheting while watching television, walking with her dogs, Dexter and Ziggy, and learning about botany. She hates beeping noises and when people call her by her first name. If you can’t find...

Writer

Claudia Bunea

Navigating her way through her first year at West Po, Claudia Bunea is eager to see what her freshman year brings. She currently spends most of her time playing for West Po volleyball , but enjoys writing short stories when she ...

Writer

Janelle Kwatia

Janelle Kwatia, a freshman, likes to hang out with friends and cook in her free time. She also enjoys listening to music and reading. She is trying out journalism class for the first time to see if it's something she would lik...

Business Manager

Anna Weichlein

Currently a sophomore, Anna Weichlein is a first time journalism student. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, reading mystery novels, and watching movies. Her favorite food is grilled cheese partially because it’s...

Phoebe Schultz
Editor-In-Chief

Phoebe Schultz

Phoebe Schultz, a junior on the dance team at West Po, loves reading and spending time with friends. She finds that music wakes her up better than her daily Celsius, and she’ll listen to any Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift, or Tame Impa...

Annie Ghaffari
Social Issues Co-editor/ Website Designer

Annie Ghaffari

Aspiring drug addiction psychiatrist, Anmool “Annie” Ghaffari,  finds journaling fun.  She is currently in her senior year, and has taken journalism every year since her freshman year, and she might continue to learn mor...

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