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2020-2021 Staff

Rebekah Sun

Co-Executive Editor

I am Rebekah Sun. I’m a Junior at Good Counsel who loves dancing and watching movies. I also love painting in my free time.

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

Amber Tiongson

Managing Editor, Perspectives & Special Projects

Christine Murphy

Managing Editor, Photography

Hi! My name is Christine. Other than the Talon, I am in the Chess club and in the Choir. In my free time, I like to read.

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

Leah Jose

Co-Managing Editor, Sports

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.

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!

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