2017-2018 Staff

Lukas Hu

Lukas Hu is currently an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. He enjoys learning history, mathematics, and science. He also is a competitive swimmer and has qualified for many national championship meets.

Noah Anderson-Weiskircher

Noah is a seventh grader who enjoys Fortnite and basketball when he is not writing or doing math homework. Noah plays house for a local league, and wants to make a run for the championship this year, while the other teams run...

Maya Dulnev

Maya is an eighth-grader at Rachel Carson MS. In her free time she enjoys drawing, photography, watching birds and soccer.

Mia Huybrechts

When Mia is not writing, she is playing sports or reading books. She also enjoys hanging out with her German Shepherd dog.

Sophia Zecher

Sophia Zecher is a seventh-grader at RCMS and enjoys writing in journalism. Outside of school she enjoys swimming for her local swim team, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, and playing with her dog.

Tina Gao

Tina is a seventh grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. She enjoys reading.

Aidan Li

Aidan Li is a seventh-grader at RCMS. He enjoys playing the piano and the cello, as well as playing tennis. He is an avid reader and enjoys not writing author bios. He doesn't like to study, though he probably should. He's a master...

Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris is your average eighth-grade teenager that lives in Virginia. Andrew likes to read and play video games when not in school. Andrew prefers to do work and other tasks by himself, but has friends to have a good time...

Dominique Ainsworth

Dominique is an eighth-grader at RCMS. She enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and watching TV.

Rava Knight

Rava is a seventh grader in Journalism. Outside of school she is a competitive gymnast.

Rava Knight

Rava Knight is a seventh-grader at  Rachel Carson. Outside of school she is a competitive gymnast.

Andrea Miller

When seventh-grader Andrea is not a writer for the Carson Chronicle or stressed about her grades, she enjoys eating coffee ice cream and watching Netflix when she should be doing homework.

Manaal Syed

Manaal loves to watch TV and procrastinate on homework.

Kaitlyn Baldwin

Kaitlyn is an eighth grader on the Explorers team. Her hobbies include reading and hanging out with friends. She also enjoys biking and dancing.

Sahib Singh

Sahib is a seventh grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. He enjoys playing ice hockey competitively, as well as tennis. He also enjoys biking long distances over the weekend.

Vinh Tran

Vinh is an eighth grader at Rachel Carson on the Yellow Jackets team. He enjoys playing tennis competitively, and also enjoys hanging out with his family members on the weekend.

Dina

I am an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. I enjoy playing basketball and hanging out with my hamster in my free time.

Ali Saeedinia

Ali is an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. Ali is a writer for the Journalism class. He enjoys biking and running. He enjoys playing video games in his free time. Ali enjoys learning about technology.

Swesik

Swesik is an eighth grader at RCMS, who enjoys learning about science. He likes learning different programming languages in his free time. However his favorite topic is biology.

Cameron Wu

Cameron Wu is an eighth–grader at Carson Middle School. His favorite school subjects are history, English and math. He likes to write and plays too much Fortnite.

Niyathi Vadlapatla

Niyathi Vadlapatla is a seventh grader at RCMS. Her favorite hobby is photography, and her favorite subject in school is science.

Jack Stawasz

Jack Stawasz is a seventh-grade journalism student at RCMS. He enjoys looking around him for interesting things to do, and is very helpful.

Mantra Vivek

Mantra is currently a seventh-grader who attends Rachel Carson Middle School. She enjoys playing chess and doing Crossfit. Some of her hobbies include playing her viola, playing her erums, reading and rock climbing. Her favorite...

Lona Fried

Lona Fried is an eighth-grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix.

Alexander Nieh

Alexander Nieh was shy when he was a kid. He would always talk in a shy voice when asking a worker's help. He is only brave when he is with his friends because friends help each other.

Aayna

Aayna is an eighth grader. She likes watching Netflix, eating and listening to music. Her favorite shows are Psych (which got taken off ugh), Supernatural and The Flash. She plays football and loves the Philadelphia Eagles. She...

Shriya

My name is Shriya M., and I am currently a 7th grade student attending Rachel Carson Middle School. I like sitting on my couch, looking at food, and talking about a wide variety of topics. I can say I'm able to talk to a lot of...

Sawyer G

Sawyer is a 7th grader at RCMS. He enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with his dog.

Pooja Adelli

Pooja A. is a seventh grader. She loves to paint, and draw. She is on the RCMS mural team. She lives with her parents, and a little brother in Fairfax.

Ashley Chase

Ashley C. is an eighth grader. She plays basketball and travel soccer. Her hobbies include playing with her dog, running, watching Netflix, and playing sports. Her favorite thing to do with her family is to watch the Pittsburgh...

Neha Bandaru

Neha B. is a 7th grader on the All-Star team. She was born in California and moved to Virginia when she was in 3rd grade. Her hobbies include Track & Field, eating, and loves to spend her time hanging out with friends. In...

Luke P.

Luke, 12, is a seventh grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. Luke enjoys skiing, biking and using html. Luke also enjoys sports such as flag football and baseball....

Alice

Alice is an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School. She loves art and anything related to it. She also likes swimming, reading and debate. Her favorite school subjects are history and science. Alice has won multiple art...

Jake Bartolomeo

I am a seventh grader at Rachel Carson and I work as a writer in the Journalism department....

ManavM

Manav is in seventh grade. He takes two honor classes. He loves swimming and playing video games. He is in the business and technology part of the news. Manav has enjoyed writing articles for the Carson Chronicle!...

Mai L

Mai is an eighth grader at RCMS. She likes watching Netflix and eating food.

Sophia Yao

Sophia is currently a seventh grader who attends Rachel Carson Middle School. She enjoys playing tennis and swimming. Some of her hobbies include baking, reading, playing the flute and playing the piano. Her favorite things to...

Elnatan W.

My name is Elnatan and I'm a student in journalism class. I am a writer/editor here and write stories and articles....

Charles Tatum

Charlie T. is an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School.  He loves to play volleyball and saxophone, and he is a pretty good cook.  Often, you can find Charlie asleep, eating or watching "The Office" on his phone.  Currently,...

Sindhuja Gudur

Sindhuja is an eighth grader in Rachel Carson Middle School. Sindhuja participates in Rachel Carson's Model UN team. Some of her favorite hobbies are writing and listening to music. Her favorite subjects are English an...

Jaden W.

Jaden is currently in eighth grade. He likes to read, play tennis and go on cool adventures....

Katelyn Mehlenbeck

Katelyn M. is a 12 year old student who attends Rachel Carson Middle School. She is in seventh grade. When she's not at school, she's defending the goal with the rest of her lacrosse team. Katelyn has been playing lacrosse since...

Sauman Das

Sauman D. is a seventh grader. Others than writings articles he loves to do math and play basketball. He enjoys playing with his friends in his free time. His favorite subjects are math and science....

Ben R

Ben R. is a seventh grader at RCMS. He plays baseball, swims, and skis. He enjoys watching and following sports in general.

Tyler A

My name is Tyler A. I am 13 years old. I am a seventh grader. I play basketball and baseball, and I swim. Some of my hobbies are skateboarding, playing street hockey and photography.

Ryan Dwyer

Ryan D. is in the eighth grade and loves taking journalism. He loves playing sports, the weather, and to cook. He went to elementary school at Hunters Woods and is on the Yellow Jackets team. He enjoys writing articles and reporting...

Gayatri Kamtala

My name is Gayatri and I am a seventh grader who enjoys writing, reading, painting, drawing, singing and humiliating herself.  ...

Jay Varakala

Jay V. is a seventh grader at RCMS. He loves to play video games -- lots and lots of them. He likes writing and also reading, but especially math. He knows 2¹/₁₆ languages. He is a very big Nintendo fan and also a Harry Potter...

Emmy T.

Emmy Truong is an eighth grader. She enjoys watching Netflix, sleeping and eating. Her two favorite shows are "The Flash" and "Grey's Anatomy." Her favorite subject is history. Her birthday is May 29, so you should buy her a present...

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