The Talon

  • May 10CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GOOD COUNSEL GIRLS LACROSSE TEAM FOR WINNING THE WCAC LACROSSE TITLE!!!
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2021-2022 Staff

Rebekah Sun 22
Co-Executive Editor, Staff Writer

Rebekah Sun ’22

Hi, I’m Rebekah, a senior 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 22
Co-Executive Editor, Staff Writer

Joey Wu ’22

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

Olivia Linus 22
Co-section Editors News

Olivia Linus ’22

Hi, my name is Olivia Linus, and I’m a  senior. I am the Co-Section 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 22
Co-Section Editor News, Staff Writer

James Ogoti ’22

My name is James Ogoti and I am a Senior 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 another year...

Mary Ellen McDermott 23
Co-Section Editor, Perspectives, Staff Writer

Mary Ellen McDermott ’23

My name is Mary Ellen and I am a co-editor of the Perspectives section! I am a junior here at Good Counsel and in addition to writing for the Talon, I enjoy reading, volunteering at local organizations, and spending time with...

Amber Tiongson 22
Co-Section Editor Perspectives & Special Projects

Amber Tiongson ’22

Hi! My name is Amber Tiongson and I am Co-Editor of the Perspectives section. Besides crafting hard-hitting stories, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also love skiing, dancing, skateboarding, kickboxing, and much more. ...

Izzy Graham ‘23
Co-Section Editor A&E, Co- Manager IT

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...

Sarah Gandluri 24
Co-Section Editor A&E, Staff Writer

Sarah Gandluri ’24

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.

Christine Murphy 22
Co-Managing Editor, Photography

Christine Murphy ’22

Hello! My name is Christine. I am the Talon’s Senior Photography Editor. Aside from the newspaper, I am in the Chess club, Global Buddies, and Entrepreneurship club. I am also part of NHS and St. Mary’s Scholars. Outside of...

Michael Howes 22
Section Editor, Sports, Staff Writer

Michael Howes ’22

Hi, I’m Michael Howes. I am a senior and an editor for the sports section. I love watching and talking about sports, and hope to become a professional beat reporter.

Kate Nonnenkamp 23
Co-Manager IT, Staff Writer

Kate Nonnenkamp ’23

Hi, I'm Kate Nonnenkamp! I am a Junior and a Staff Writer at the Talon, as well as a Co-Manager of IT. I am a part of GCTC, SDLC, and the STEM and IB programs. In the little free time I have, I enjoy doing sudoku, practicing piano,...

Caleb Brian Amugi 22
Co-Managing Editor, Social Media

Caleb Brian Amugi ’22

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

Noah Thesiger 25
Staff Writer

Noah Thesiger ’25

My name is Noah Thesiger and I am a freshman. I like to play sports like football and basketball, I also like to spend time with family.

Douglas Rohrer 24
Staff Writer

Douglas Rohrer ’24

Hi! I'm Douglas Rohrer. I like fiction, tv shows, and music.

Jemma Meadows 25
Staff Writer

Jemma Meadows ’25

I am a freshman and I am currently on the Good Counsel varsity tennis team. In addition to playing sports, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also volunteer at St. Peter’s Parish.

Camila De Leon Orozco 25
Staff Writer

Camila De Leon Orozco ’25

I’m Camila, and I enjoy watching movies and reading books. I’m excited to be in the Talon this year!

Joseph Maneval 25
Staff Writer

Joseph Maneval “25

My name is Joseph Maneval. I am in the 9th grade and I am a Boy Scout.  I also enjoy writing.    

Sarah Siegle 24
Staff Writer

Sarah Siegle ’24

Hi, my name is Sarah Siegle, and I am a sophomore here at GC. I enjoy reading, writing, playing piano, cooking, gardening, painting, playing sports, and dancing. I am on the cross-country team and swim team, and am the co-leader...

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.

Vanni Passey 24
Staff Writer

Vanni Passey ’24

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!

Sebastian Cantarilho 24
Staff Writer

Sebastian Cantarilho ’24

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...

Tatiana Tati Maduro-Garcia 24
Staff Writer

Tatiana “Tati” Maduro-Garcia ’24

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.

Madelyn Drews 24
Staff Writer

Madelyn Drews ’24

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!

Selah Bamgbose 23
Staff Writer

Selah Bamgbose ’23

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.

Joanna Dugroo 22
Staff Writer

Joanna Dugroo ’22

Hi! My name is Joanna Dugroo and this is my third year writing for the Talon. Outside of writing, I enjoy concerts, music, and reading. Sadly this is my last year in the Talon because I am a senior, but I look forward to writing...

Ian Stewart 23
Staff Writer, Photographer, Social Media

Ian Stewart ’23

My name is Ian Stewart. I am a junior this year and I am in the IB program. I also had Mr. Essig as my Spanish teacher freshman year and he was really the one who drew my love for Spanish so I enjoy conversing in Spanish and I...

Elyse Martin 22
Staff Writer, Photographer

Elyse Martin ’22

My name is Elyse and I am a senior at Good Counsel. Outside of school, my interests are photography, tennis, baking, music, and serving others!

Kayla Smith 24
Staff Photographer

Kayla Smith ’24

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.

Phil Mercado 22
Staff Photographer

Phil Mercado ’22

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.

Nicolette Orisme 24
Photographer

Nicolette Orisme ’24

Hi! My name is Nicolette Orisme and I am a photographer for the talon! I enjoy reading, watching marvel movies and hanging out with my friends. My favorite subject in school is math.

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.

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),...

Matthew Chan 24
Social Media Staff

Matthew Chan ’24

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 22
Social Media Staff

Adah Obat ’22

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...

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