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QRU? Senior Paul Fertitta

QRU? Senior Paul Fertitta

Meaghan McIntyre, online writer

September 24, 2013


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Senior Paul Fertitta went on a 10-day study trip to Japan this past summer with 25 other Fairfax County students. For how long have you been studying Japanese? I have been taking it since first grade. I’m doing the IB Diploma so I need more years than the usual diploma. How were you picke...

QRU? English teacher Emily Brown

Soemi Photavath, online writer

September 23, 2013


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  Emily Brown is a new English teacher at South Lakes. She was a student teacher and a college admissions counselor before she became a full-time teacher. Has teaching always been your career choice? No, teaching has not always been my career choice. This is the start of my start o...

QRU? Biology teacher Jennifer Holah

QRU? Biology teacher Jennifer Holah

Alyssa Glenn, online writer

September 20, 2013


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After teaching for 11 years, Dr. Holah is still up and teaching biology. As of 2013, this will be her sixth year at South Lakes High School. Where are you originally from? I grew up in New York City. How many years have you taught science? I’ve taught high school biology for six years and college...

QRU? Football head coach Marvin Wooten

QRU? Football head coach Marvin Wooten

Jonathan Bonelli, online writer

September 20, 2013


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South Lakes varsity football head coach Marvin Wooten is going into his third year in the helm.  Coming off of a big loss to Westfield do you change anything preparing for Herndon? As a team we need to realize that Westfield is a great team. We put up a good effort and we need to continue to bui...

QRU? Senior Grace Gillen

Sally Karras, online writer

September 20, 2013


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Senior Grace Gillen, along with her family, traveled to Paris, France this past summer. What were some of the things you did in France? We stayed in an apartment, which was away from the tourists, so that was nice. We also went on a bike tour of the whole city and saw some of the major sites of Paris. What di...

QRU? German teacher Cheryl Finley

QRU? German teacher Cheryl Finley

Julia Burton, online writer

September 19, 2013


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Frau Finley has been teaching German at South Lakes High School for 10 years. She also teaches Theory of Knowledge and coaches the Speech and Debate team after school. With the German exchange students arriving in the U.S. this week, she has been busy preparing for their arrival. What is the German ex...

QRU? Latin teacher Alexis Heflin

QRU? Latin teacher Alexis Heflin

Kati Imel, online writer

September 16, 2013


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Starting this school year, Latin teacher Alexis Heflin joined the South Lakes faculty. Where were you from? I am originally from Louisiana. I moved to Virginia about a year ago because of my husband’s job. We came here from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. How long have you been teaching? I have been ...

QRU? Counselor Shari Winston

Emily Nguyen, online writer

September 16, 2013


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Shari Winston is one of the two new counselors at South Lakes after she served at Glasgow Middle School last year.   Tell us something personal about yourself. What are some of your likes and hobbies? I’m a fairly new mom- I have a two-year-old son and he takes up most of my time, but I ...

QRU? Anne DiMaio

Sarah Wood, staff writer

March 15, 2013


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Freshman Anne DiMaio made her first homerun during the game against Robinson on Wednesday. She is one of two freshmen that are on the varsity softball team. What was it like to make your first homerun? I did not realize that I had made a homerun until I was out of the infield. When I hit third...

QRU? Alex Rofail

Omar Farooq, online writer

March 8, 2013


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What got you interested in lacrosse? I was really sick of football, with all the hitting, but I still really liked contact sports.  Lacrosse was growing really fast while I was young so I figured I would give it a shot. What are your team’s expectations for this season? Everybody thinks we will be really bad, eve...

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