South Lakes Sentinel

2023-2024 Staff

Veronika Owen
Co-Editor in Chief

Veronika Owen

Veronika Owen is the Co-Editor in Chief for the South Lakes Sentinel.  She has had a passion for writing ever since third grade. When she’s not writing for the Sentinel or drowning in IB coursework, Veronika is trainin...

Emmalina Sjapeki
Co-Editor in Chief

Emmalina Sjapeki

Emmalina is currently a Senior at South Lakes High School and Co-Editor in Chief of the Sentinel. This is her 3rd year writing for the newspaper, and she is excited to get to write more about the student body and South Lakes co...

Drew Stahl
Co-Sports Editor

Drew Stahl

Drew Stahl is a Senior at South Lakes High School. This will be Drew’s 3rd year as a Sports Editor and his 4th year on staff. He loves to talk about sports and is a die-hard D.C. sports fan. Drew has previously worked with MLB ...

Jack Lotz
Co-Sports Editor

Jack Lotz

Jack Lotz is a Senior at South Lakes, his 4th year on the Staff, and his 3rd year as a Sports Editor for the Sentinel. He is on the Varsity Baseball team and enjoys talking about all things Sports. Jack wants to continue Journali...

Dania Vanessa Hernandez
International Editor

Dania Vanessa Hernandez

Dania is the International Editor, and she's a Junior. She translates articles bilingually to the website, adding a touch of creativity with a cherry on top. It's her 2nd year editing, and 3rd year writing for The Sentinel....

Heidi Gilman
News Editor

Heidi Gilman

Heidi is a Junior at South Lakes, and is excited to continue her journey as a Sentinel News Editor. She loves to swim and is a part of the South Lakes swim and dive team as well as her year round team, NCAP. When she is not swi...

Amany Nassar
News Editor

Amany Nassar

Amany Nassar is a Junior at South Lakes and this is her third year writing for the Sentinel. She loves to read in her free time along with playing flag football and writing letters to her various pen pals. Amany loves to travel...

Madeline Miller
Student Life Editor

Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller is a Junior at South Lakes High School, as well as the editor of Student Life for the Sentinel. She does competitive gymnastics, and is on the varsity cheer and gymnastics team for South Lakes. She enjoys being a...

Hannah Siraj
Entertainment Editor

Hannah Siraj

Hannah Siraj is a Junior at South Lakes as well as the Entertainment Editor for the Sentinel. This is her 3rd year writing for the newspaper. She enjoys writing about entertainment and student life. When she's not writing, she is ...

Rhiannon Stevens
Social Media Editor

Rhiannon Stevens

Rhiannon Stevens is a Senior and the Sentinel's Social Media Editor. They love creating art, sewing clothes, and listening to true crime podcasts. She’s the current president of the South Lakes Asian Advocacy Alliance and hop...

Staff Editor

Oliver Connell

Oliver Connell is a Senior at South Lakes High School and a second-year staff writer at The Sentinel. He enjoys writing about Sports and Entertainment and plays on the South Lakes baseball team.

Staff Editor

Aidan Thomas

Aidan Thomas is a Senior at South Lakes and Staff Editor for the Sentinel. This is his second year writing and now editing for the Sentinel. Aidan enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends and family....

Lucy Rosst
Staff Editor

Lucy Rosst

Lucy is a Sophomore at South Lakes High School. This is her second year of writing for the Sentinel, and she is excited to continue to create articles for the paper. In her spare time she likes to read, draw and play video ga...

Staff Writer

Adrianna Jacobson

Staff Writer

Will Skoy

Will Skoy is a freshman at South Lakes High School. This is his first year as a writer for the Sentinel. He enjoys playing guitar, going on walks, and painting in his free time. He is super hyped to be a writer for the Sentinel...

Staff Writer

Salaar Baig

Staff Writer

Colin Huddleston

Keegan Porter
Staff Writer

Keegan Porter

Keegan Porter is a Senior at South Lakes High School. He is a Varsity Player for South Lakes’ Baseball Team. This is Keegan's first year in Journalism, and he looks forward to it. Keegan also loves going to the Beach....

Evan Locklear
Staff Writer

Evan Locklear

Evan Locklear is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. It is Evan’s first year as a writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. In his free time, Evan loves to play sports and video games, keeping up with the latest news for his fa...

Staff Writer

Owen Wojciechowski

Owen Wojciechowski is a Senior at South Lakes and is a Staff Writer. This is his 1st year writing for the South Lakes Sentinel, and his 4th year playing baseball for the Seahawks. He loves to watch and play sports and hang out wi...

Staff Writer

Mithra Venkatesan

Mithra is a Freshman at SLHS. She enjoys spending time outside. She enjoys writing about Sports and Entertainment. She does competitive gymnastics. Along with that, Mithra enjoys baking, theater, and watching movies. ...

Sierra Hughes
Staff Writer

Sierra Hughes

Sierra Hughes is a Sophomore at South Lakes High School. This is her first year writing for the newspaper. Sierra is a competitive dancer. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, traveling and hanging out with friends. S...

Staff Writer

Nataly Alvarado

Nataly Alvarado is a Freshman at South Lakes. This is her first year working as a staff writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. She likes going out a lot, listening to music, writing and overall is interested in writing for the S...

Staff Writer

Vix Kendley

Vix Kendley is a Senior at South Lakes High School and a first-year writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. They’ve been writing since exposure to their father’s writing as a young child. They have a passion for theology, po...

Staff Writer

Anya Crevits

Anya Crevits is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. This is her first year as a writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. She enjoys doing adventures. She plays field hockey, lacrosse, and basketball.

Staff Writer

Rocio Juarez Mendez

Rocio is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. This is her first year in Journalism. She enjoys going on walks, hanging with friends and sleeping in.

Staff Writer

Aysha Gulzar

Staff Writer

Belen Brown

Belen Brown is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. This is her first year writing for the Sentinel. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, and reading books.

Staff Writer

Cristofer Varela

Staff Writer

Aleena Wahid

Staff Writer

Heidy Dominguez

Heidy Dominguez is a Freshman at South Lakes. This is her first year in Journalism. She is excited to be able to work on the Sentinel. She enjoys writing, reading and listening to music. ...

Staff Writer

Jules Ratner

Jules is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. This is his first year as a Staff Writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. He likes playing soccer and watching football. Jules also enjoys listening to music.

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Iris Yi

Iris Yi is a Freshman at South Lakes and this is her first year writing for the Sentinel. She enjoys listening to music, playing with her dog, and watching TV. She plays Lacrosse and Field Hockey. 

Staff Writer

Luella Adam

Luella Adam is a Freshman at South Lakes High School and a 1st year Staff Writer on the South Lakes Sentinel. In her free time, she likes playing soccer and reading. She is excited to improve her writing skills and interview di...

Alivia Pannell
Staff Writer

Alivia Pannell

Alivia is a Sophomore at South Lakes High School. It is Alivia's first year as a writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. In her free time, Alivia loves to play sports like soccer and basketball, watch Netflix, and hang out with her ...

Staff Writer

Emma Ayres

Emma Ayres is a Freshman at South Lakes High School. This is her first year as a writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. She plays soccer and loves reading and watching TV in her free time. 

Myles Brown
Staff Writer

Myles Brown

Myles Brown is a Senior at South Lakes High School. This is his first year writing for the sentinel. He is an Eagle Scout, is in his fourth year on NOVA Composites XC Mountain Bike Team, enjoys weightlifting and he loves to l...

Staff Writer

Anna Harris

Anna Harris is a Sophomore at South Lakes high school. This is her first year writing for the Sentinel. This is her second year playing field hockey for the Seahawks, and she loves hanging out with her friends and listening to mu...

Staff Writer

Kate Green

Kate Green is a Sophomore at South Lakes High School. This is her first year writing for the Sentinel. She enjoys playing Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and hanging out with her friends during her free time....

Staff Writer

Geoffrey Precht

Geoffrey Precht is a Sophomore at South Lakes, and this is his first year writing for the Sentinel. He enjoys debating sports, music, and being with friends.

Anna Dooley
Staff Writer

Anna Dooley

Anna Dooley is a Junior at South Lakes High School. This is her second year writing for the newspaper, and it has become one of her favorite activities. She plays varsity lacrosse at South Lakes as well as running indoor track...

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Ashwaq Nur

Ashwaq Nur is a Sophomore at South Lakes High School. This is her second year writing for the Sentinel. She is very excited to be producing content for the Sentinel again. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching dramas...

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Randey Orellana

Randey Orellana is a Sophomore at South Lakes. This is his second year writing for the Sentinel as a Staff Writer. He loves reading renaissance era literature/media, as well as listening to music of all types....

Tadek Wieczorek
Staff Writer

Tadek Wieczorek

Tadek Wieczorek is a Senior at South Lakes High School. He is highly interested in current news and politics, and hopes to channel these interests into the South Lakes Sentinel. 

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Rocky Green

Rocky Green is a Senior at South Lakes. This is his second-year on staff as a Sports Writer. He plays baseball for the South Lakes Seahawks. He likes to go fishing, play golf, and watch the Ravens.

Nick Harris
Staff Writer

Nick Harris

Nick Harris is a Senior at South Lakes High School. He is a second-year staff writer for the South Lakes Sentinel. Nick is the Quarterback for the South Lakes Team, and likes spending time with friends when he is not practicing.

Katherine Garcia-Jovel
Staff Writer

Katherine Garcia-Jovel

Katherine is a Senior at South Lakes and is a Staff Writer. This is her third year as a Staff Writer. Outside of writing, she likes to look at the news and likes to read a lot. What she likes to do in her free time is she list...

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