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The Wire

The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

The student voice of West Potomac High School

The Wire

2023-2024 Staff

Phoebe Schultz
Editor-in-Chief

Phoebe Schultz

Phoebe Schultz is a senior editor and member of the West Potomac Dance Team. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and trying new coffee places in the area. She’ll listen to any Fleetwood Mac, Taylor Swift,...

Miguel Tsang
Co Editor-in-Chief

Miguel Tsang

This is senior Miguel Tsang's third 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...

Thomas Brown
School & Student Issues Editor

Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown is a junior at West Po. He’s on the cross country team and also does swim and crew. Thomas enjoys reading, sailing, and biking around the city. This is Thomas’s first year in journalism and he’s very excited...

Thomas Greene
Government & Politics Editor

Thomas Greene

Thomas (Tommy) Greene is a senior at West Potomac High School. He is entering his first year of journalism and is very eager to learn and contribute as the editor for Government and Politics. He loves playing and watching sports...

Jaylan Post
Arts & Entertainment Editor

Jaylan Post

Jaylan Post, senior, is in his third year of Journalism and hopes to continue his important work as an editor and writer. He uses the class as a way to refresh his knowledge on news and writing. He enjoys basketball, volleyball,...

Ali Ahmed
Visual & Leisure Editor

Ali Ahmed

Ali Ahmed, a sophomore in his second year of journalism, is excited for another year of writing for The Wire. He’s been doing jujitsu for almost two years and had his first competition this year. In his free time he loves go...

Jackson Baker
Sports Editor

Jackson Baker

Jackson Baker is a senior at West Po. This is his first year taking journalism and he’s super excited. He is a member of the baseball team and is currently committed to Salisbury University to continue playing baseball while...

Adler Howell
Sports Editor

Adler Howell

Adler Howell, a senior at West Po, is taking his first year of journalism. He enjoys watching and playing sports. At West Po he is involved in Spanish Honors Society and runs on the track team. He is looking forward to writing...

Technology Editor

Owen Mclenithan

Owen Mclenithan identifies as a trombone and is a freshman at West Potomac High School going into his first year of Journalism. Owen is the lead editor for technology, and a reporter for entertainment. Owen loves playing soccer...

Mercedes Henwood
Social Media Editor

Mercedes Henwood

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

Emily Butler
Social Media Editor

Emily Butler

Emily "Emmie" Butler is a senior here at West Po. It’s her 4th year in journalism and 3rd as a Social Media Editor for The Wire. When not at school she enjoys any time spent being active or with her friends who bring out her...

Sara Lainez
Hispanic Culture Editor

Sara Lainez

Sara Lainez, a senior, enjoys going to dog parks with her very small feisty Yorkie name Bella. She spends lots of time watching dramatic Spanish novelas. She enjoys reading and seeing sunsets or sunrises. One of her biggest accomplishments...

Sports Reporter

Thomas Argroves

Thomas Argroves, a freshman, is taking his first year of Journalism. In his free time he enjoys watching sports including football, baseball, basketball and hockey and is a big DC sports fan. He also enjoys watching movies, listening...

Reporter

Delaney Dean

Delaney Dean, a freshman at West Po, is looking forward to beginning her first year in journalism. She is on the varsity cheerleading team and really enjoys it. She loves to play and watch all kinds of sports, especially cheer,...

Lila Wells
Reporter

Lila Wells

   

Isabella Greene
Reporter

Isabella Greene

Isabella (Bella) Greene is a Sophomore at West Potomac High School. She is starting her first year in Journalism.  In her free time, Bella enjoys going on runs or bike rides with her friends. Her favorite music artists include...

Jessica Fultz
Reporter

Jessica Fultz

Jessica Fultz is a freshman at West Potomac. She enjoys her time on the JV field hockey team and is looking forward to trying out for the soccer team. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, listening to...

Kira Canizalez
Reporter

Kira Canizalez

Kira Canizalez, a freshman at West Po, is looking forward to this school year and her first year of journalism.  She likes playing soccer, going on walks with her dog Lilo, and hanging out with friends, in her free time. She...

Mercer Fox
Reporter

Mercer Fox

Mercer Fox, a freshman at West Potomac High School and aspiring journalist, is taking her first year of journalism, beginning her journey within the school community. She is on the West Po cross country team and is immersed in...

Rhett Butler
Reporter

Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler is a freshman at West Po. He is playing for the freshman football team and is looking forward to trying out for the soccer team. You will find him hanging out with friends, playing sports, or watching a movie. He...

Sebastian Zornes
Reporter

Sebastian Zornes

Sebastian Zornes is a freshman at West Potomac. He plays for the West Po football team and spends his free time listening to music. He loves time out on the water with his friends. This is his first year in journalism and hopes...

Lulu Zawitoski
Reporter

Lulu Zawitoski

Lulu Zawitoski is a freshman at West Potomac HS. She is currently enjoying a majority of her time playing JV field hockey for West Po, but is also most excited for the spring lacrosse season to come. She took journalism because...

Katie Olson
Reporter

Katie Olson

Katie Olson is new to West Potomac, starting her freshman year at the school. Katie currently enjoys playing soccer and field hockey with her friends. She also loves music and her favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Drake,...

Finn Johnson
Reporter

Finn Johnson

Finn Johnson. It’s a name that strikes fear into the hearts of anyone who hears it. But don’t be scared because he is 4’10 (for now), a freshman at West Potomac High School, loves watching the NFL and MLB, playing video...

Sadie Regardie
Reporter

Sadie Regardie

Sadie Regardie is a freshman at West Potomac. She is currently playing on the JV field hockey team and is hoping to also play for West Po soccer later this year. It's her first year in journalism and she hopes that it won't be...

Ireland Mcgee
Reporter

Ireland Mcgee

Ireland Mcgee, freshman, is excited to start her first year in journalism. She is on the freshman volleyball team. In her free time she loves to watch movies, go shopping, and hang out with friends. She loves listening to music,...

Addison Hood
Reporter

Addison Hood

Addison Hood, freshman, is excited to begin her first year taking journalism. In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and swimming. She hopes to join the swim team in the upcoming winter. She loves listening to music, usually...

Leila Freimanis
Reporter

Leila Freimanis

Leila Freimanis, a freshman, is very excited for her first year of journalism and expanding her knowledge of journalism and writing. She plays volleyball for West Po on the freshman team. She enjoys listening to music in her free...

Nora Fitzpatrick
Reporter

Nora Fitzpatrick

Nora Fitzpatrick, a freshman, enjoys listening to music. Sza, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, and Kendrick Lamar are her favorite artists. She plays travel soccer and AAU basketball and spends most of her time traveling from one sport...

Eloisa Molina
Reporter

Eloisa Molina

Eloisa Molina, a freshman, is looking forward to this school year. Her favorite movie is Ratatouille. She loves to dance. Her first language is Spanish: she's Peruvian and El Salvadorian. She visited Peru last summer and spent...

Abdulahi Somane
Reporter

Abdulahi Somane

Out of all the juniors in West Potomac Academy, none come as close in greatness to that of Abdulahi Somane. Despite being a newcomer to journalism, he is determined to bring his best to the table. One of Abdulahi’s many hobbies...

Clark Brown
Reporter

Clark Brown

Clark Brown is a freshman at West Potomac. He plays Football and enjoys all things sports. His favorite hobbies are trying new foods, hanging out with friends, and watching football on the weekends. He is excited to start his...

Josephine Keller
Reporter

Josephine Keller

Josephine Keller, a self-proclaimed nerd and freshman, is eager to begin delving into journalism. They have a deep-seated passion for writing and hope to explore and develop their own style during their time in high school. They...

Jacqueline Henwood
Reporter

Jacqueline Henwood

Jacqueline “Jackie” Henwood, a freshman, is really excited for her first year of journalism. She is on the JV West Po dance team. In her free time she loves to hang out with her friends and go to Starbucks. She enjoys hanging...

Ajamii Dhaba
Reporter

Ajamii Dhaba

Ajamii Dhaba is a freshman in Journalism. When not at school, Ajamii enjoys binge watching rom-coms, reading, and taking the bus to Dunkin'. Her journalist father inspired her to take the class and she hopes to learn and make...

Andrew Rapchak
Reporter

Andrew Rapchak

Andrew Rapchak, a freshman, joined journalism to get more involved with the school and learn more about writing. He enjoys listening to music, including artists: Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti and others. He also...

Emma Fetterolf
Business Manager/Reporter

Emma Fetterolf

Emma Fetterolf, a sophomore, is taking journalism for the first time. Emma wants to explore the local news and bring it to the school paper. She enjoys playing field hockey and listening to music. In journalism she hopes to expand...

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