Deng! Senior tennis star owns three state championships

After realizing her true passion at the tender age of eight, senior Miranda Deng pulled off her swim goggles and cap and traded them in for a sun visor and tennis racket. After watching her brother hit a tennis ball around for years, Deng decided she wanted to get in on the action. She started…

Cunningham does it all: parking permits, substituting

Cynthia Cunningham has been the secretary to two assistant principals for years, and fufills tasks such as helping run Summer Institute to helping out on the administrative end of the recently graduated senior class. Cynthia Cunningham has been the secretary to two assistant principals for years, and fufills tasks such as helping run Summer Institute to…

Benya there done that

I conducted an interview with the charming Jeffrey Benya about his life and career. Max: Can you name every place you’ve ever lived? Benya: Memphis, Baton Rouge, West Palm Beach, Silver Spring, Salisbury, Laurel and I spent a lot of time in Virginia. Max: Have you been to all 50 states? Benya: I have not.…

Real karate kid David Mejia

For some people, the journey to finding themselves and discovering their true passions takes a lifetime, but not for sophomore David Mejia. Mejia started karate six years ago, and at age 10, fell in love with this martial art. Mejia discovered karate in elementary school when his parents were looking for an activity for him.…

Margot Bartol sets bar high with music, BBYO presidency

After a long week of playing piano and attending school, junior Margot Bartol looks forward to spending every Saturday night at BBYO. Bartol has been involved with the Jewish Youth Organization for four years and was recently elected to the position of Council N’siah, which directly translates to president of the Greater Washington, D.C., area…