The Talon

  • November 20HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL FROM THE TALON TEAM!
  • November 17International Education Week (11/15-11/21) Global Buddies ‘Round Table’ on “International Education...details in Daily Bulletin
  • October 15KEEP FALCONS SAFE...WEAR YOUR MASK...WASH YOUR HANDS...KEEP 6 FT. APART

2020-2021 Staff

Rebekah Sun

Co-Executive Editor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Brian “Caleb” Amugi

Managing Editor, Social Media

Hello, my name is Caleb Amugi, and I’m the 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,...

Grace Grbach

Co-Managing Editor, Sports

Selah Bamgbose

Staff Writer

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

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

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

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

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

Cameron Frick

Staff Writer

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.

Sarah Gandluri

Staff Writer

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

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.

Michael Howes

Staff Writer

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.

Elijah Katzenell

Staff Writer

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 “Tati” Maduro-Garcia

Staff Writer

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

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

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

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

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

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 “Z” Tate

Staff Writer

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.

Eden Teshome

Staff Writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Essig

Advisor

Izzy Graham

IT Manager & Staff Writer

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...

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