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2020-2021 Staff

Rebekah Sun
Co-Executive Editor

Rebekah Sun

Hi, I’m Rebekah, a junior here at Good Counsel! A few of my passions include debate, art, and music! I also especially love writing, through which I can express my perceptions of the world around us.

Joey Wu
Co-Executive Editor

Joey Wu

Hi, my name is Joey Wu and I’m a junior. I am a Co-Executive Editor in the Talon. Besides the Talon, I’m in debate. I also figure skate competitively at our home rink, the Gardens Ice House.

Lauren Walston
Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment

Lauren Walston

My name is Lauren, and I’m a current senior. In addition to being the A&E editor for the Talon, I am also Crew Chief of Scenic Artistry for GC Theatre. I also help lead the Project Change club, and I’m a part of Chamber C...

Olivia Linus
Co-Managing Editors-News

Olivia Linus

Hi, my name is Olivia Linus, and I’m a  junior. I am the Co-Managing Editor-News for the Talon this year. I’m also in Choir and Speech. My hobbies include singing, reading, watching TV, and being outside.

James Ogoti
Co-Managing Editor, News

James Ogoti

My name is James Ogoti and I am entering my Junior year at Good Counsel. I like watching and playing sports, and I am currently on the track team at GC. I have officially been in the Talon for a year now, and I am excited to start...

Amber Tiongson '22
Managing Editor, Perspectives & Special Projects

Amber Tiongson ’22

Hey! My name is Amber Tiongson and I’m the Managing Editor for Perspectives and Special Projects for the Talon. Besides crafting hard-hitting stories, I like to spend time outdoors, especially downhill skiing and skateboardi...

Christine Murphy
Managing Editor, Photography

Christine Murphy

Hi! My name is Christine. I am a junior this year. Other than being the Talon’s photography editor, I am in the Chess club and in the Choir. In my free time, I also enjoy reading and knitting.

Grace Grbach
Co-Managing Editor, Sports

Grace Grbach

Michael Howes
Co-Managing Editor, Sports

Michael Howes

Hi, my name is Michael Howes and I’m a junior. I am a member of the Good Counsel Theatre Company and I enjoy watching sports. I aspire to become a professional sports journalist.

Cameron Frick
Co-Managing Editor, Social Media

Cameron Frick

My name is Cameron Frick and I am entering my Sophomore year at Good Counsel. I like to play baseball and hang out with friends and family.

Brian
Co-Managing Editor, Social Media

Brian “Caleb” Amugi

Hello, my name is Caleb Amugi, and I’m the Co-Managing Editor-Social Media for the Talon. I’m a rising junior, and this is my first year with the Talon. I’m in debate, and I run Track and Field as well. My hobbies are coding,...

Izzy Graham ‘23
IT Manager

Izzy Graham ‘23

Hey! My name is Izzy, and I‘m a sophomore at Good Counsel. I was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia (I lived in England for almost 3 years, too!). I’m an avid reader, and I love any books or shows that have to do with tru...

Selah Bamgbose
Staff Writer

Selah Bamgbose

My name is Selah! I will be fifteen this October and I was born in Canada and raised in the UK. In my free time I like to write, dance, read, and watch Glee.

Ethan Bird '24
Staff Writer

Ethan Bird ’24

My name is Ethan Bird, and I am a freshman at Good Counsel. I enjoy being outside and I am in the Good Counsel Archery Club. I’m just looking to have a good time while high school lasts.

Sebastian Cantarilho
Staff Writer

Sebastian Cantarilho

My name is Sebastian Cantarilho.  I am 14 years old (15 on September 14th) and I came from St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Rockville. I am in the Theatre Program at GC,  but I also love to read, write, and take photos (although...

Madelyn Drews
Staff Writer

Madelyn Drews

Hi! My name is Madelyn Drews and I’m a Freshman this year at GC! I graduated last year from Saint Peters School and I’m excited to be a part of the Talon!

Joanna Dugroo
Staff Writer

Joanna Dugroo

Hi. I’m Joanna Dugroo. I enjoy reading books in my free time. I also enjoy spending time with friends and swimming.

Sarah Gandluri
Staff Writer

Sarah Gandluri

Hello! I’m Sarah, and I’m a freshman this year. I love playing all different sports and spending time in the great outdoors! I’m an avid writer and reader, and love exploring thought-provoking journalism and literature.

Mason Hardy ‘21
Staff Writer

Mason Hardy ‘21

My name is Mason Hardy. I am a senior and member of the class of 2021. I play basketball and also love to read/write about sports in my free time.

Elijah Katzenell
Staff Writer

Elijah Katzenell

Hi, My name is Elijah Katzenell.  I am a senior this year at Good Counsel.  Besides The Talon, I play baseball for Good Counsel and am also part of the Global Buddies program.  In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends,...

Tatiana
Staff Writer

Tatiana “Tati” Maduro-Garcia

Hey! My name is Tati and I’m a freshman. In my free time I play with my dog and watch TV with my family. I enjoy playing volleyball, volunteering, and baking.

Mary Ellen McDermott
Staff Writer

Mary Ellen McDermott

Hi. I’m Mary Ellen McDermott, a sophomore at Good Counsel. I am a staff writer for The Talon. I cover stories about service opportunities in our community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and volunteering at local...

Brennan Nicholas
Staff Writer

Brennan Nicholas

Hi! I’m Brennan Nicholas, Junior.  My interests include languages, international travel, and politics.  In addition to being a member of The Talon,  I am also a Football Player, an SGA Member and was the 2019-2020 HOBY Winner/Representative...

Katherine Nonnenkamp
Staff Writer

Katherine Nonnenkamp

I am a sophomore at GC and a writer for the Talon. I’m a part of the GCTC and the STEM program. I like painting, baking, and coding. I spend most of my time taking care of an exuberant puppy!

Vanni Passey
Staff Writer

Vanni Passey

Hi, my name is Vaani Passey and I am currently a freshman at Good counsel! I play soccer and run track along with some other activities. I love being outside, especially hiking and being at the beach!

Sarah Siegle ' 24
Staff Writer

Sarah Siegle ‘ 24

Hi, my name is Sarah Siegle, and I am a freshman. I enjoy reading, writing, playing piano, painting, playing sports, and dance. I also love the outdoors, and am in choir and the STEM program.

Zoe
Staff Writer

Zoe “Z” Tate

I am a Freshman and a passionate poet and athlete. I play rugby and field hockey as a goal keeper. I love the outdoors, backpacking, canoeing, and just being in the sun. I am also a bit of a theater geek.

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Eden Teshome

Hi! My name is Eden and I am a senior here at Good Counsel. Outside of the Talon, I am a part of GCTC and the GC Debate Team. In my free time, I like to keep up on current events, read, and volunteer.

Elyse Martin
Staff Writer; Staff Photographer

Elyse Martin

My name is Elyse Martin and I am a Junior. My interests are photography, tennis, baking, music, and serving others.

Natalia Cooper '21
Staff Writer, Social Media Team

Natalia Cooper ’21

Hello everyone, My name is Natalia Cooper and I am a senior at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. I am on the Speech and Debate team, and a part of Student Government. I love to play soccer and cook for fun.

Matthew Chan
Social Media Staff

Matthew Chan

Hi my name is Matthew and I really like to game and play soccer. I'm excited to work on The Talon Social Media staff and to help introduce more people to The Talon.

Adah Obat
Social Media Staff

Adah Obat

My name is Adah Obat, I am 16 years old and my nationality is Kenyan. I love helping people and giving back to society by volunteering at non-profit organizations. I love social media and being involved in current events in the...

Gabby Gilpin '24
Social Media Staff, Staff Photographer

Gabby Gilpin ’24

Hi! My name is Gabby Gilpin, and I am a freshman this year at Good Counsel. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and playing sports. I am really excited to be apart of The Talon.

Phil Mercado
Staff Photographer

Phil Mercado

My name is Phil Mercado, and I am a photographer for The Talon. I am in the STEM Program and Theater. I enjoy swimming, fishing, tubing, and skiing.

Kayla Smith
Staff Photographer

Kayla Smith

My name is Kayla Smith. I am a freshmen. I play basketball, track and hopefully will be on Good Counsel's teams. I enjoy playing the piano. Lastly, I look forward to be a photographer on the Talon.

Anthony Pham '24
Staff Artist

Anthony Pham ’24

My name is Anthony Pham, or “Minh”, whatever you want to call me. I am a freshman to Good Counsel and this is my first year working as an artist/guest writer for the Talon. Some of my hobbies including drawing (obviously),...

Dr. Barker
Advisor

Dr. Barker

Mrs. Essig
Advisor

Mrs. Essig

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