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Matchmaker, Matchmaker make me a match! Winter District Results

FHS Electives:

Where can they take you?

February 13, 2009 Volume LXXVI, Issue 6


This month in

RebelNEWSBRIEFS News Briefs



12 & 13


RebelCOMMENTARY Will SLEEP increase

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“excellence in education”? Fairfax Orchestra: More work than it seems Need advice? Ask Kevin.

RebelNEWS Athletic Hall of Fame’s

8 9 10

The Rebel Roar 2009 Elective Guide: Find your perfect match

RebelENTERTAINMENT ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

14 15 16

takes the stage Pink Panther 2 solves another crime

Need help finding Mister Right? Check out The Manual

newest inductees International Festival storms the stage

Spend President’s Day weekend in DC

RebelFEATURES Bilingual Home Series

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Part II: Thomas Park

Finding love through a scantron Valentine’s Day: Not all it’s cracked up to be

RebelSPORTS Gymnastics takes

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a tumble Winter sports teams recognize senior athletes Swim and wrestling regular season wrap-up Scoreboard: District Edition

Photo by Jean DeOrnellas.

Staff 08-09

Entertainment Editor Michael Dadok Myriam Tchatchouang

Editor in Chief

Features Editor

James Lee Catherine Treyz

Anurag Bhatnagar Annelise Jensen

Managing Editor

Sports Editor

Andrew Dilworth

Jean DeOrnellas

News Editor

Copy Editor

Dan Webster Kevin Poon

Commentary Editor Kevin Dowd

Aditya Bhatnagar

Photography Editor Lindsey Bush

Business Manager Jordan Sharpe Aneela Wadan

Staff Writer

Noor Abughannam Brian Berenbaum Jacob Fulmer Steven Kendall Melissa Lin Caitlin Noone Wardah Rashid Allie Sawyer Zafar Shaw Emily Taylor Alex Woodill


Lauren Millette

The Rebel Roar is published as a public forum of student expression. Letters to the Editor encouraged. Only signed letters are considered for publication. The editors reserve the right to edit all material in the interest of clarity and space. Opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the staff or school administration. The staff writes unsigned editorials

on a majority basis. The Rebel Roar accepts all advertisements deemed appropriate for a public forum meant for young adults and are subject to the discretion of the editors. Students are encouraged to take an active voice in the student publication. Questions, comments, and letters can be e-mailed to FHSRebelRoar@gmail. com.


Dear Readers, It’s amazing, but second semester is already here. For some of us seniors, our nostalgia for our high school years is already setting in. But lest I get too sentimental at this point, there are still memories to make and plenty of activities to participate in to make the second half of the year as fulfilling as the first half. As we begin second semester, however, it is time for underclassman to begin selecting their courses for next year. This month, staff writer Emily Buzzard has outlined various elective classes in hopes of answering your electiverelated questions and making the selection process for you easier. Thinking back to last year and years prior, I remember finding the course selection process exciting. I liked having to think through whether or not a certain course was right for me and whether it would correspond well with my interests and goals. For four years, my interests leaned towards Journalism and German classes. Journalism has allowed me to document FHS and community news like state championship teams and award-winning teachers and alumni. With German, I have learned a new language and have helped coordinate events like Lanier Karneval, all while becoming a part of a tight-knit group of students. Although some courses I chose were more challenging than others, I am glad that I challenged myself and that my teachers challenged me. I encourage all of you to take advantage of the AP and Honors courses offered at FHS. Speaking of AP classes, the Fairfax County school board recently voted on changing the FCPS grading scale. Beginning this semester, AP classes will now begin an additional 1.0 weight as opposed to the former 0.5 weight. The new grading scale will be retroactive. Apart from course selection and a new grading scale, this month the Rebel Roar is also featuring several Valentine’s Day articles. Staff writer Zafar Shaw has outlined Valentine’s Day side-effects and entertainment editor Myriam Tchatchouang interviewed students about date ideas. Lastly, in January, the SGA sponsored matchmaking results were delivered. News editor Kevin Poon purchased his results and decided to see for himself whether his match was accurate. See the features section to read about his date with his number one match.

Photo by James Lee.

News Briefs




On Jan. 31 the It’s Academic team placed second in the Concorde District and fourth in the Northern Region at the VHSL District and Regional tournaments. Fairfax DECA has a strong performance in the District Leadership Competition. First place winners include: Maggie Iffarraguerri, Kyle Walsh, Rachel Guy, Samantha Cormode, Joe Singh, Christine LaRoche, Deshawna Vines, Gerhard Williams, Matthew Mullet, and Philip Hudner. Senior Rigzin Tarin is February’s Artist of the Month for her digital artwork, Smiles of the Sun. This year’s Science Fair had a record number of participants. First place winners included sophomore Thom Morgan, the team of juniors Michael Cosgrove and Yasmin Hussein, and the team of juniors Scott Mattocks and Jack Bechert. Mattocks and Bechert were the eventual grand prize winners. (Pictured in center)

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-Presidents Day (No School)



Regional Scholastic Art Winners were announced early February. Fairfax High School Gold Key winners included Myung Chul Kim, Heun Koo, and Young Hwan Yoo. Silver Key Winners included Soo Ho Cho and Heun Koo and Certificates of Merit were awarded to Soo Ho Cho, Ian Jovanovich, and Young Hwan Yoo. Fairfax Academy Gold Key winners included Lucian Dragomir, Braydon Fletcher and cameron Mousavi. The Academy Silver Key winner was Adey Chaplin and Certificate of Merit winners were Amelia Liarakos and Brittany Arnold. • The annual Electives Fair took place during R&R and pride time on February 3. Students had the opportunity to visit the classes they would want to have next year.

Calendar of Events


-Rebel Round Up (7:20-9:20)


-All-State Chrorus auditions at Fairfax High

20-MCTFest at


Fairfax Baptist Church at 7:00pm





-Information Night in the auditorium for academy classes from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.


-All-State band and -Most Improved Student Breakfast in orchestra auditions at JMU the cafeteria at 7:30
















-Daylight Savings Time

-Spring Sports Tryouts begin

-Senior Parent Meeting in the MPR at 7:00

-VBODA District Band Festival at Westfield High

-Interims Mailed

-VBODA District Band Festival at Westfield High

-VBODA District Band Festival at Westfield High

SLEEP deficiency



after school at 4 p.m. Even if they could, they would get home as late as 7 p.m. every night. “The idea of sleeping


his school year is the year for reform and, apparently, in an extra hour does nothing but push back the relaxation. Fairfax County is supposedly cutting times high schools do things,” junior swimmer indoor track, gymnastics, and swim and dive. Late Riley Hanlon (pictured right) said. “Instead of going to bed at 10 buses were almost cut. And they would sleep at now, parents all over the 11.” county are trying to start Not only would high schools an hour later SLEEP cut important through a program called, after school activities Start Later for Excellence but it would ruin bus in Education Proposal schedules and force (SLEEP). parents and students Some students are really to rearrange their after excited about the delay. school routines. The SLEEP They argue that teenagers proposal never takes into are still growing, therefore, consideration that high school they need the extra hour of students are closer to starting sleep. They can’t focus in their careers and should be class or keep their heads off getting used to starting their their desks. But really this mornings early. Everyone point of view belongs only also forgets the effect on our to those who have little or little brothers and sisters who nothing to do after school. will be getting out of school The idea appeals to a small Junior swimmer Riley Hanlon gives his opinion about around 2:30 p.m. or earlier. number of Fairfax students: the SLEEP proposal for next year. Photo by Allie Sawyer More and more parents will those who can drive or be be dropping them off at dropped off before school and those who don’t need to overcrowded after-school programs or leaving them at meet with a teacher, or go to a sports practice. Most sports would no longer be after school and those home unsupervised. Not only will these kids be home that couldn’t be moved to the morning would be cut. For longer in the evening, but they will be forced to wake example, the swim team wouldn’t be able to get time up early in the morning, just so high school students can at Oak Marr or any other pool for practice at 5 a.m. or sleep in.

Allie Sawyer ‘10 Staff Writer

Start Later for Excellence in Education (SLEEP) proposal: -Fairfax County High Schools start one hour later in interest of rest for high school students -Elementary schools will have earlier start times because of shift in bus schedule

Cons of Proposal Pros of Proposal

-Supposedly high school students perform better with more sleep. (Although this statistic hasn’t been proven) Some students such as junior Jessica Zelenack could use an extra hour of sleep. Photo by Allie Sawyer

-Only works for a small number of Fairfax students -Time for afterschool help will be diminished -Some sports will be cut -Teens should be getting used to starting their mornings early -The start time for elementary schools will be earlier -Younger kids will be home longer in the evening, but they will be forced to wake up early in the morning.


The life of a dorkestra member

8th period orchestra listens intently as Ms. Crumb gives instructions for the next piece. Photo by Melissa Lin


airfax High has three major music departments that most of you know. There is the band, the chorus, and the orchestra. The Band department is best known for their marching band, which many of you see perform at home football games and in the school hallways. Chorus is recognized because of their seemingly infinite number of members. Orchestra, however, does not perform at games. They have about 110 students in both classes combined, which is nowhere near the number of members that chorus has. Students who have never been a part of the Fairfax High Orchestra usually have no idea what goes on in the class. And unless you have siblings in the class, most of you have only been to one of our concerts or none at all. This, however, is not because the Orchestra sounds awful

or even mediocre. And I’m not just saying that. For those who have kept up with the Fairfax High Orchestra, you know that we have gotten “1’s” almost every year at the festival competition; the highest grade an orchestra can achieve. It’s not as easy as it may seem. A lot of preparation goes into what we do and it’s not simply just playing a wooden instrument with a wooden stick. Ms. Crumb, the orchestra director for both Lanier and Fairfax, starts prepping the class with the piece months before the competition –and perfection is a must. Every note must not only be correct, but must also be played with grace and emotion. So until the class gets it right, we practice it again, and again, and again. And yes, there can be a lot of frustration and yelling in class. An hour and a half of moving,

practicing, and learning to get the piece up to tempo is tiring. It’s not so easy. Orchestra does, however, have its moments as well. Ms. Crumb is known for telling the best stories about her experiences, and you would be surprised as to how many interesting people she has met. Also, the class is notorious for its strong bond. By the time we graduate from Fairfax, most of us will have been together for six years. I guess you could say that we’re actually more of a family than a class. So the next time you see a fellow dorkestra member, give them a highfive and let them know that they are, indeed, loved.

Melissa Lin ‘10 Staff Writer

Ask Kevin Dear Kevin, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I haven’t gotten my girlfriend a gift yet and apparently I’m supposed to. I’m not exactly made of money and time is running out. What suggestions do you have for me or any other guy in my situation? Sincerely, Confused Christopher Well this is an age old problem. You are one of many as far as guys looking for last minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Seeing as your budget is a factor, your choices may be limited. If you think one girl can be expensive, take a walk in my shoes and try five. Budget problems aside, you still have many options. While it is true that some girls enjoy chocolate, I have found that the way to a woman’s heart is fried chicken. Nothing says you aren’t too fat like a big bucket of KFC fried chicken and some biscuits. In fact, most women I’ve met include a meal at KFC as a part of their dream date. If you are looking to give her a gift that will last and you want to add your own personal touch, make your woman some jewelry. I prefer to use simple materials such as dried macaroni. If you really want to get fancy, add multicolored glitter. If an element of surprise is what you are looking for, you may want to bedazzle some of her belongings (middle picture) like her brand new Coach purse or her underwear. Either way she should be pleasantly surprised. If you are looking to give her something meaningful and sentimental, then I suggest making a mixtape. This may sound a bit old school, but this can be made very easily. You don’t even have to buy anything, just make an iTunes playlist and email it to her. Be sure to include songs such as “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix Alot or, my personal favorite, “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley Excluding the challenge of being (or seeming) sentimental and caring, women are easy to please. The key is to make them think you spent a lot of money or that you put in a lot of time and effort. The question you should be asking is, when will be the day that my girlfriend gives me a gift (Birthday/ Christmas don’t count) for no reason? Well, that day will never come and all men can do is buckle down, make some macaroni art, and deal with it.

Kevin Dowd ‘10 Commentary Editor




Hall of Fame induction Three new members inducted


airfax athletics may not be the most successful a total of five district titles and three straight regional in the Concorde District as of late, but it titles (1997-1999). Under Papke’s leadership, the team hasn’t always been this way. Indeed, Fairfax has won the 1998 Quantico Invitational championship. His served as the home of successful athletic teams; goal in coaching wasn’t winning titles, but rather “to take, for example former football coach Tom Verbanic’s help players develop into gentleman and good sports.” undefeated ’91, ’98, and ‘99 seasons and ’94 region title. Brandon Royster graduated from Fairfax in 2000 In order to and attended honor those S t a n f o r d outstanding University where individuals he continued and their with football. achievements, During his time at the Hall of Fairfax, Royster Fame was lettered in both recreated two football and years ago track and field, under the a demonstration leadership of his athletic of Hall of versatility. He Fame Booster holds the record Chairman Bob as the leading Cavaliere. rusher with over The Hall 5,300 yards. of Fame’s The three newest inductees to the Hall of Fame were honored during halftime at During his senior purpose is to the boys varsity basketball game on Jan. 23. Photo by James Lee. year, Royster “bring honor, recognition, distinction and excellence to collected a number of accolades including: First Team Fairfax High School by their conduct both on and off the All-District, All-Region, All-State and Washington Post field, or court, of competition.” Dr. Brabrand also noted All-Met and Parade Magazine First Team All-American. the importance of “establishing role models who drive Rebel football had two undefeated regular seasons with to make their lives extraordinary” for students. Royster. In track and field, Royster broke numerous On Friday, Jan. 23, the Hall of Fame inducted three school records. He won second place in the long jump new members: and the triple jump his junior year before going on Milt Papke was the head golf coach for 15 years and to participate in the long jump at the National Junior was named All-Met Golf Coach in 1998. His teams won Olympics. Royster not only excelled in sports, he was named valedictorian of his senior class. Harold Stalknaker, the namesake of our football field, was a P.E. teacher, baseball coach, and athletic director and was posthumously made from real fresh dough inducted into the Hall of Fame. Stalnaker worked to ensure that the then-new school Located behind building would be constructed at its present the McDonalds location. Athletes today have him to think for his hard work in securing and maintaining and across from the Home Fairfax’s excellent athletic facilities. He was an encouraging teacher, coach, and administrator Depot in that always lived by the motto, “Once a Rebel, Fairfax Circle always a Rebel!”

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International Festival offers a taste of the world


very year, the International Festival showcases the many cultures that make up our student body. Students typically wear clothes from their native countries and perform cultural dances in groups. These students spend weeks practicing for their respective act, working on both synchronizing and memorizing dance moves. The festival takes place during school hours, and teachers can decide if they want to allow their students to attend. Mr. Timothy Hoffman, the ESOL department chair, is one of the staff members in charge of the International Festival. He and the other ESOL teachers organize the auditions, rehearsals, and the performances. They distribute information regarding the festival to students, coordinate the efforts with the Community Activities Office, and ultimately “help to put something together that the whole school can be proud of.” According to Mr. Hoffman, the goal of this festival is to showcase the rich and Mr. Hoffman busy at work, planning for the upcoming Internationmulticultural environment at Fairfax. “With al Festival. The International Festival will be seen by students on over 2,100 students from dozens of different March 20 during second period. Photo by Aditya Bhatnager. countries, each nation rich with its own culture, language throughout the performance, it’s all worth it.” Soon after and customs, it would be a shame not to take advantage this year’s performances, planning for next year’s show of the opportunity we have to share our backgrounds will begin. with others,” he says. This year, special emphasis will This year, the FHS International Festival will take be placed on making the show more inclusive and place from March 16 to March 20. It will be held during interesting. More original and varied performances will second period on Friday, March 20 for the student body. be selected. The evening show on Thursday, March 19 will be for The process for organizing the festival starts months family. in advance. The students themselves, who will need to practice for hours on end, will do much of the work. “No matter how much work it takes, though, when the Aditya Bhatnager & Anurag Bhatnager ‘10 curtain rises, and we hear the cheers of the audience Copy Editor & Features Editor


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On the National Mall for President’s Day


resident’s Day is coming soon. As usual there will e lots of people spending their holiday at home just watching television, going shopping, or doing other routine things. But rather than doing such dull things, you could visit some places in Washington, D.C. such as places like the National Museum of American History, the Newseum, and the National Cathedral. The National Museum of American History, which is one of the Smithsonian museums, has been renovated and re-opened its doors to the public last yaer on Friday, Nov. 21. One of the most noticeable features in the renovated museum is the state-of-the-art gallery for the Star-Spangled Banner. The 30”X34” banner is enclosed with 44’ floorto-ceiling glass walls in order to provide maximum visibility to the visitors and to protect the flag. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Smithsonian brought up its unique and unparalleled Lincoln collection, Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life. America’s New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum will also be an exhibit. Since it is an exhibition of ten rare and important documents on loan from the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Illinois, this exhibition

is only open from Jan. 16 to Mar. 22, 2009. The museum is also displaying exhibitions like America on the Move, First Ladies at the Smithsonian, Musical Instruments, and Thanks for the Memories: Music and Sports, and Entertainment History. Visit http://americanhistory. for more information about the museum. As all Smithsonian museums have no cost for admission, the National Museum of American History also has no admission fees. Another place you might want to visit is the Newseum. The Newseum is an interactive museum of journalism and news. The Newseum is displaying exhibitions such as the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, the Berlin Wall Gallery (pictured above), Today’s Front Page Gallery, and the Internet, TV, and Radio Gallery. One of the most interesting exhibits is the NBC News Interactive Newsroom. There are eight stations in this exhibition where you can pick up a microphone, step before a camera and experience what it’s like to be a TV reporter. The Newseum has 14 major galleries and 15 theaters throughout the seven story building including the concourse. Also, the Knight Studio in Pennsylvania Avenue Studio in the Newseum is

the place where ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” is taped every Sunday. Admission rates are #13 for youth (age 7-18), $20 for adults (age 1964), and $18 for seniors (age 65+), military and students with valid ID. Children six-years and younger are free. The National Cathedral, located at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Ave. in northwest D.C. is another great excursion for the day off. The National Cathedral is a place not only for Christians, but for everyone regardless of their religion. The structure boasts a magnificent neogothic style of architecture. The National Cathedral is also displaying an exhibition, A Sprititual home for the Nation, featuring photos of presidential visits as well as photos of the National Prayer Service in celebration of the inauguration of President Barack Obama. This exhibition runs until President’s Day, Feb. 16. If you are interested in the services on President’s Day, they are at 7:30 am, 8:00 am, 8:45 am, 12:00 noon, and 5:30 pm. Check the website for more information (http:// It’s your choice where to visit, but it will sure be worth it.

Sang-min Kim ‘12 Staff Writer

Research conducted and pictures by staff writer Emily Buzzard ‘11.

Film Band Studies

Computer Foreign Graphics Language M (Level 4+)

Intended Major

Music - “Colleges are looking for kids who are involved in their community. Band is the most involved musitc program in the school.” -Mrs. Benson, Director

Film, English, History

Graphic Design, Computer Imaging, Advertising

Spanish, French, Latin, and German

Career Options

Music Teacher, Performer, Redskins Marching Band

Film Producer, Film Reviewer, Film Editor

Graphic Designer, Web Design, Advertisement

Translator, International Flight attendant, International Journalist

Film terminology, workings of the movie industry, and writing skills

Photoshop, Landscaping, Art, Design

Skills Developed

Level of Difficulty


Learning how to advance your musical skills, team work, and perseverence

“It’s pretty “It’s not a hard class, hard in that you just have it’s just a different to practice level of and be committed.” thinking.” -Abraham Hassan ‘10 -Joey Kelly ‘10 “I love the music and it’s such a great bunch of people.”

-Janet Christensen ‘11


Weekly pracitce records during festival time and quarterly concert reviews


The ability to play an instrument and a successful audition

“It’s not too demanding - it’s manageable.”

-Ayesha Yousuf -09

“It’s not hard because you just get to do the work that you like.” -Lauren Abram ‘11 “You get to create original artwork” -Toni Rayder ‘11

Very little, may have to read a chapter None, other than in a text book or taking a few pictures. occasionally write an essay.


Art 1 is recommended

Listening comprehension, communication, and cultural literacy “It’s easier than Spanish 3, but it’s not a cakewalk.” -Corrin Halter ‘10

“I love listening to songs in Spanish.” -R -Bailey McDade ‘10 A worksheet or activity every class, not too heavy of a load.

Foreign Language 3

Sports Fashion Marketing Medicine Fashion Design, Merchandising, Business

Retail, Business Manager, Fashion Designer How to apply for a job, marketing functions, interviewing, merchandise sales “For a creative person its really easy” -Chloe Curtis ‘09

Athletic Training, Physical Education, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapist, Medical Doctor, Athletic Trainer

Must be in 10th grade


Psychiatrist, Social Worker, Counselor, Advice Column Writer

Basic biological CPR, muscles, bones processes, history of of the body, and psychology, mental injuries processes “Only the really smart, studious kids get A’s. It’s a hard A but an easy B or B+” -Andres Lopez ‘11

“Arts and crafts, we “The teacher, Ms. even made a Webb, is so nice!” clay foot.” Rachel Hoffman ‘11 -Shelby Storosh ‘09

None other than quarterly projects

AP PhotoPsych graphy

Assigned once a week, usually a worksheet. But you must study hard because there are many quizzes and tests. None

Gourmet Food/Int’l Foods

Art of Photography

Culinary Arts


Chef, Hospitality Management, Hotel Management

Basic camera skills, film processing and developing

Being a good host, preparing meals, budgeting, meal planning, following directions

“The tests “You do whatever “It’s not very hard. are really you want as long as All you have to do is hard.” you work gets done.” participate.” -Yasmin -Alex Kuehn ‘11 -Keith Hobson ‘11 Hussain ‘10 “Developing pictures “I love eating, but “It’s really cool to because the worst thing is learn how people that’s waiting for the food think and how to when to cook.” analyze that process.” you get to -Arielle Valdes-Ji-Sun Jung ‘09 evaluate your work.” Recio ‘11 -Antonio Reyes ‘09 One worksheet per class, but nothing too time consuming or heavy other than studying.


Take pictures.

Art 1 suggested.




‘Singing In the Rain’ captivates audience



ingin’ in the Rain was a remarkable main tell the story of Don and his long time friend Cosmo stage production with just the right Brown, the cast created humorous black and white film amount of singing, clips. Throughout the dancing, comedy, play, the audience and romance. Don was astounded by the Lockwood and Lina exceptional dancing and Lamont are famous singing performances. on-screen lovers in The three main silent films. Their characters: Don, played fame is compromised by Neema Atri; Kathy, when the “talking Nikki Wellington; picture” is and Cosmo, Alex introduced, making Alfrov were portrayed Lina’s obnoxious voice wonderfully and apparent to all their adoring captivated the audience fans. The real romance of with their dedication the play occurs not between to the roles and their Lina and Don, but between originality. Overall Don and Kathy, an actress Actors Neema Atri, Nikki Wellington, and Alex Alfrov Singin’ in the Rain was employed to sing and speak perform in front of an eager crowd. Photo by F/X Players. a wonderful creation for Lina in dubbed films. and showed off the The FX Players and the Musical Theatre Academy singing and dancing talents that grace the halls of FHS. put on a spectacular production, which wowed fans especially with the inclusion of real “rain” on the stage Alex Woodill ‘11 for the musical routine of “Singin’ in the Rain”. To Staff Writer

Pink Panther 2 dominates prequel


Eric Lesher ‘09 Staff Writer

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n Feb. 6, 2008, the film Pink Panther 2 will come to theaters everywhere. The movie is a sequel to Pink Panther, which was released August 2006. The film stars Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, and Jean Reno, and many various actors and actresses. In the first Pink Panther, the movie opens with the Pink Panther diamond being stolen. The main protagonist in the movie is Jacques Clouseau, a clumsy detective in France. Clouseau is assigned to recover the Pink Panther diamond, as he stumbles through a series of mysteries. In the Pink Panther 2, the Pink Panther diamond has been stolen yet again, along with several other inordinate artifacts including the Magna Carta. Along with a team of detectives, Clouseau is assigned to recover all the missing artifacts, and apprehend the criminal known as, “The Tornado.” The Pink Panther 2 is a comical film, and is a movie designed to make any family laugh. The movie is rated PG for occasional crude suggestive humor and language. The movie is suitable for most children, and adult enough to keep individuals of all ages laughing.

Frustrating dating stereotypes impede progress


n this modern age of ambition and opportunity, many high school students are so immersed in various activities that it is indeed a marvel that they’re able to find time to worry about finding love in high school. Regardless of when teens are interested in finding someone else to date, many are being held back, either before or during a relationship, due to common myths that seem to pervade any sense of individuality or daring on their part. If this trend continues, it may become an irreversible fate where one will date another only to please the expectations of society, and not for their own happiness. One of the factors that may be holding you back is the type of clique that you belong to. For too long it has been widely believed that only a member of the same clique will have any chance of catching the eye of the one you like. Not everyone can be socially renowned, but all you have to do is feel confident about yourself and have some genuine interest in the lifestyles of others. That way, not only are you able to learn more about other people, but it’s possible you might discover an attractive quality in someone that you would never have garnered if confined to the same crowd. In terms of making the first move, everyone always believes that it’s up to the guy to take the initiative and demonstrate his level of confidence. This argument has some merit, but at the same time it is also restricting for girls who don’t want to wait with anticipation on whether or not she’ll be asked out by the guy she likes. Of course, the same situation can be applied to either gender. To be blunt, if you like someone, just ask; it’s better than not knowing, and if it doesn’t work out, deal with it, this is high school. Another common misconception is that whenever two individuals go out, the guy should once again take the initiative and offer to pay for whatever expenses that night entails. Attractive as this is to a girl, in case you haven’t noticed by now, we’re in a little thing called a recession, and these days, money is not something that can be squandered about lightly. If nothing else, agree that the costs should be split in half. That way, no one will feel cheap, and it demonstrates a sense of courtesy and unification between a pair. Finally, many high school students are always on edge thinking that if they don’t find at least one true love before becoming adults, they will be inexperienced for the real world and won’t be able to find anyone to settle down with. This might sound utterly shocking


to some of you, so please keep an open mind. Dating in high school is basically a training camp; it is highly unlikely that you are going to find the one you want spend the rest of your life with. If you do, count yourself lucky, but otherwise just try to enjoy what’s happening in the present and do not worry about what the future holds. If someone is truly your “soul mate,” it will occur naturally given time. Keep this in mind, not only throughout the Valentines Day season, but afterwards as well. Developing your own sense of purpose and individuality is what truly makes you happy in the long run.

One of the factors that may be holding you back is the type of clique that you belong to.

Michael Dadok ‘09 Entertainment Editor


The Manual : A steadfast guide to prominent dating


aving trouble trying to find Mr. Perfect? Can’t seem to get a guy to notice you? The Manual is a great book to get you on the right path to dating success. The Manual is written by Steve Santagati. He explains everything that goes on inside the male mind. He gives you all the information to help you come out on top and be dominant in the dating world. How many times have you asked your friends “Do you think he likes me?”, ” Why hasn’t he called?”, “How can I get him to commit?”, or “Where are all the good guys?” Each time your friends either ignore what you are saying or they tell you what you want to hear so they can avoid hurting you, thus giving the same boring answers. The only way to get the answers that you really want to hear is to simply ask a guy, but why would a guy ever tell you what truly goes

The Manual teaches readers practical tips on getting the perfect man from a “true bad boy.”

about what really goes on with guys. Santagati tells his readers about various ways to get the perfect guy for you, such as why guys do and say the thing they do, how to spot a player, how to build self-esteem, how to flirt in a successful way, and how guys categorize you from when they first meet you. Some of the categories that men use are keepers, meet the parents, on and off again relationship, one to three month fake girlfriend, “what was I thinking?”, and close my eyes and think of Jessica Alba. The Manual can teach you how to walk, talk, and act like you are a relationship guru, and maybe even change your life. So go to your local Barnes and Nobles or Borders and pick it up in the self-help section today!

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on in his head? Steve Santagati does. He tells the brutal but honest truth

Emily Taylor ‘11 Staff Writer

Abject terror Floods movie theaters I f you and your date are stuck at home on Valentine’s Day, then you seriously need some help. Some fantastic movies were released just last month, and would be great choices for a romantic night out. Unlike previous Valentine’s Days however, this season takes a break from the traditional ideal of fluff and ignorant bliss and delves deep into the realm of abject terror, guaranteed to captivate even regular moviegoers . The Uninvited, which was released on Janurary 16th and is rated PG-13, is an awesome thriller that is sure to leave you astonished. This movie is about a girl by the name of Anna, who has been instituted into a sanitarium for ten months after her mother’s death. When she returns home, she finds her father to be romantically engaged with her mother’s old nurse. With a ghost’s appearance in the house, a cruel, soon-to-be-stepmother, and her father’s negligence, Anna’s recovery

Celebrate Valentine’s Day this Saturday by heading to your local movie theater and watching horror movies such as The Uninvited. Photo courtesty of

is sure to be anything but easy. The Uninvited is a wonderful movie for anyone who enjoys surprise and mystery. Freshmen Brandon Blankenship said, “The Uninvited had the greatest ending ever! It was the best movie I have seen in a really long

time.” Also, a middle school student sitting in the front row of the theatre said, “I screamed at everything. It was sick.”

Madelaine Atteberry ‘11 Staff Writer





Teacher Spotlight:

s many of us know, it can be extremely difficult He was unnerved by the already established to adjust to a new school environment, especially procedures that had been set and about finding in the middle of the year. his own “way of doing However, Fairfax’s new things.” After about history teacher, Mr. Lofthouse, three weeks at Fairfax, has remained undeterred Mr. Lofthouse has nothing but in the face of this challenge. good things to say about how Growing up in Lafayette, welcoming the students and Indiana, this is Mr. Lofthouse’s faculty have been and their first teaching job. Although he willingness to work with him initially intended to major in while he figures things out. Political Science, he decided to Mr. Lofthouse intends to change his major to Secondary remain a teacher for “quite some Education because of his desire time,” but eventually wants to to “teach and help students move up to the state or national learn.” During his college level and help develop the Social years at Bal State University Studies curriculum. When Mr. Lofthouse was a history Mr. Lofthouse’s one wish: “That my friends, asked how he would describe tutor, which he describes as my family, and I can live a healthy life. How himself, he replied “patient, the “best job I’ve ever had.” lame is that.” Photo by Wardah Rashid. goofy, and determined.” This job inspired him to become a history teacher. He is truly a great addition to our school’s faculty. As many of us would be when placed in this situation, Mr. Lofthouse was “extremely nervous and Wardah Rashid ‘09 scared out of (his) mind” on his first day on the job. Staff Writer

Bilingual Homes T

homas Park, who is involved in numerous school activities, including the FHS Band, was born in Incheon, South Korea. At the age of eight, he and his family moved to Maryland before finally settling down in Fairfax, Virginia a year later. He says adjusting to a new way of life in America was hard, let alone learning an entirely new language. After immersing himself in his classmates’ discussions and taking ESOL classes in elementary school, he now speaks unaccented English and is enrolled in AP and Honors classes. Despite his initial difficulties in learning English, Park has found that speaking both English and Korean fluently is both socially and intellectually beneficial. “Being bilingual helped me in school with making new friends and more friends not just in one group. I say this because I notice at many times only Korean students hanging out with other Korean students, or American students only hanging out with other American students,” said Park. “Being bilingual allows me to be a more ‘well-rounded’ person and multi-cultural. I think that’s cool.” Among the many activities in which Park participates is the FHS Ambassador program. Recently, Park was asked to give a tour of FHS to a new Korean student

who recently moved to America. “I was chosen for this student because I could speak Korean and English,” said Park. “It is sometimes difficult switching between languages, especially when translating. Because I came to America at such a young age, I never learned the higher levels of Korean or particular words. Sometimes my mother needs Junior Thomas Park things translated for her to speaks both English understand, and I sometimes and Korean at home. have a hard time doing so,” Photo by Catherine Treyz. said Park. Since learning English and Korean, Park has acquired a zeal for other languages. He has taken Spanish classes and has tried to teach himself Swedish. He also continues to learn more advanced Korean through friends and the abundant resources of the Internet.

Catherine Treyz ‘09 & Andrew Dilworth‘10 Editor in Chief & Managing Editor



Love at first scantron

n January 14, a mere month from Valentine’s Day, I time and fell at the same time. We crawled next to each decided to purchase my results for my Matchmaker other so that we could support and help each other up; test for a nominal fee of three we were the pillars for each other’s dollars. Those three dollars Parthenon. After an hour or so of proved to be the best investment displaying my lackluster skating I’ve made in a while, other than skills, I inquired, “You want some the time I bought 51% of Fannie bread? I hear Panera makes some Mae’s shares. Scanning over the stellar bread.” colorful piece of paper, I found “I love bread,” she replied. my top match to be a person by At Panera, I ordered two Asiago the name of Kimberly Grill. Cheese bagels to really help set At first I was oblivious as the mood — the seductive mood to who this Kimberly was of love. As we sat there together under the influence of the cozy until this one fateful day. As I atmosphere, we conversed about was walking down the halls our childhood. I told her of the with my friend, Alexa, I heard difficulties of growing up as a someone call a girl by the fine-looking and quite intelligent, name of Kimberly. I froze for boy in an Asian household, a a moment, thinking if I should household that immerses kids into pursue this girl’s last name in the world of high-stakes testing an attempt verify if she was and days of endless studying. She indeed my true love. As fate took it upon herself to not just would have it, Grill was her listen to me, but also to console last name. me. Dumbfounded, I tried my Then she took her turn to tell best to keep my cool and me about herself. She was born in introduce myself. Needless California but moved to Fairfax to say, I was pretty cool. We when she was two. Her favorite exchanged phone numbers and colors are yellow, grey, blue, I invited her to the Math Honor and green, she loves the Chinese Society meeting after school. food from Wegman’s, and she It was there where we really got to know each other and fosters puppies. The interesting share our love of fantastic math tidbits about her life only served teachers like Mr. Cribbs, Mr. to intrigue me more. I ordered Ascarrunz, Mr. Swientoniowski, another round of bagels only to and Ms. Colclaser, just to name realize that our time was running a few. During this meeting short. She had a midterm to of mathematical geniuses, study for and I had to write this we were presented with a story. Each of us taking a bagel, worksheet designed to tickle we said our heartfelt goodbyes students’ minds. Kimberly and as our moms rolled in with their I realized we would need each Kevin Poon found his love, Kimberly Grill, minivans to scoop us away. other if we were to overcome using Fairfax’s Matchmaker. Photos courtesy of On February 4, it was Kimberly’s the mental strain caused by Allie Sawyer. birthday. I, being the romantic the worksheet. We gazed deeply into each other’s eyes type, presented her with a delicious Starbuck’s gift card, momentarily, then without muttering a single word, we which we immediately used after school. As we finished quickly tag-teamed the rest of the worksheet. slurping down our coffee, we set up another date for The following weekend, we set up another date at the the next Varsity Math team event-quite reminiscent of Fairfax Ice Rink to do some ice skating. At the rink, we our first meeting at the Math Honor Society meeting. realized that both of us were relatively new to the concept of how one could glide on ice while on thin blades of Kevin Poon ‘10 metal. Cautiously, we both set out on the rink at the same News Editor

Valentine’s Day side effects O


nce every year, Valentine’s Day arrives with have to drive in separate cars, thus saving gas money. its daily dose of side effects. These can include Mono, also known as the “kissing disease,” is extremely a broken heart, loss of prevalent around Valentine’s money, and of course, mono. Day. Sharing drinks, gum, and A broken heart is one of especially kissing can all lead the most common side effects to this side effect. Not kissing as of V-Day, usually occurring in often and drinking out of your adolescents during their high own glass may help prevent school years. Caused by an mono. Not kissing, however, emotional break-up that has is very unlikely since so many lead you to stay single on such people are seen in the hallways an intimate day, it leads to losing making-out excessively. It would hope of ever finding a sole mate. really help if you wouldn’t kiss Loss of money is a prominent so publicly because, in case you side effect usually linked with haven’t noticed, nobody really young teens, particularly males likes watching it. Sophomore Dylan Lescure and Abby Royer lovingly and is primarily caused by Victoria Tran states that, “People gaze into each other’s eyes. Photo by Lindsey Bush. a relationship. Going out to kissing in the halls, cafeteria, restaurants, buying gifts, and even driving around loved and even library are disgusting; seriously get a room!” ones comes with an expensive price tag, especially given So as Valentine’s Day approaches, make sure you keep our current economy. So don’t get too carried away in the side effects in mind, and avoid a surprise diagnosis. your relationship because, before before you know it, But don’t worry, these side effects rarely become fatal. you’ll end up bankrupt. Treatments for this side effect include a home-cooked meal rather than going out. Zafar Shaw ‘11 Double-dating is also a money-saver because you don’t Staff Writer


Sweet talk

able for 2”, “Recipe 4 love”, “Spice it up”, and “Honey bun” are just a few of this year’s sayings on Necco’s conversation hearts. Necco, the New England Confectionery Company, has been making conversation hearts since 1866. Each year they introduce ten sayings according to America’s current culture and interests. In 2005 the sayings were sports themed. In 2006, they were inspired by the home. In 2007, the new sayings were pet-related. Last year they were weather based. This year, Necco has decided to make the hearts food themed. Necco produces eight billion Sweethearts a year and comes in tow sizes: big and small. Necco can print up to 80 different sayings on the small hearts and 37 on the big ones. Each saying on the small hearts can be no longer than two lines of four letters. The sayings on the large hearts can be no longer than two lines of six letters. Necco is happy to take suggestions from customers; however all sayings must be G-rated. Sweethearts are also low in calorie: the small hearts are only three calories and the big ones are only six. Sweethearts come in six flavors: cherry, banana, lemon, grape, orange, and wintergreen. Everything about these candy hearts makes them the perfect way to entice your sweetheart.

Lindsey Bush ‘11 Photography Editor






Gymnastics says good-bye O


n Feb. 20 sport next year. Some and 21 will simply not compete the VHSL will in FHS athletics at all. hold the 2009 FCPS estimates that Virginia State 125 athletes participate Gymnastics in gymnastics across Championships. the county, costing the This will most likely be school system over the last time that FCPS $200,000 in coaching students will be able to salaries, referee fees, participate in a school and transportation. sponsored gymnastics Further down the competition. Although list of programs to be an official decision has cut is indoor track, yet to be made, girls which would save gymnastics is first in a the county $250,000. line of cuts to be made to A final chore: Kritika Vayur and an Oakton gymnast pack Several groups of FCPS athletics. up the mats for the last time after practice on Feb. 4. parents, students, Fairfax gymnasts Photos by Jean DeOrnellas. and coaches have will be sorry to see their organized to support sport go by the wayside. efforts to retain both sports, and the issue will be debated “Activities, all activities, are extremely important to at several school board meetings. the development of adolescents,” said Coach Angela Some athletes may be able to find another activity, Peterson. “It is disheartening to me that any activity but the distinct environment of gymnastics cannot be would be cut. Athletics was a huge part of my life, replicated. The sport is designed to showcase grace and and taught me values and skills I use every day.” The beauty, but the inherent danger gymnasts express clear love for their sport, as well as of flinging yourself through disappointment that following generations will not have District the air at high speeds is always the opportunity to experience high school gymnastics, championships but they also recognize the necessity of budget cuts. present, as the numerous results Many acknowledged that cuts must be made, but they wraps, bandages, and braces adorning every athlete in the continue to hope that every option will be considered Alexa Kopach before the final decision is made to remove the sport gym can attest. floor - 3rd Meanwhile, the possibility they love. beam - 4th (tie) that some of them will never This season the Fairfax team consisted of 15 athletes, vault - 7th enter a gym again as a gymnast including one senior and four juniors who have been on has not stopped the team from the team since their freshmen year. Led by juniors Alexa Megan Bayne Kopach and Leilani Green, as well as freshmen Megan attempting to do their very bars - 6th best. Even on Feb. 4, the team’s Bayne, the team was competitive in the extremely tough last practice together, the girls Concorde District. team: 4th place The relatively small number of athletes coupled packed their shortened gym time. Experienced gymnasts with the need for large equipment has created a unique atmosphere in the sport of gymnastics. Not every kept tweaking their routines, school can afford to equip a full gym, so many teams, trying to gauge how much including FHS, are coupled with other schools. The difficulty they could safely Rebels practice with Oakton and Madison, and Coach execute, while newcomers still Peterson is the head of both the Lady Rebels and the attempted to learn a new skill. Cougars. At competition the teams switch from The impending district meet teammates to competitors, but it still isn’t unusual to hear was their first priority. Athletics athletes cheering on gymnasts from other schools. The came first, sentimentalism later. “We’re just trying to get sportsmanship exhibited is an example for all athletes. through this season,” said Coach Peterson. And next The impending cut is on everyone’s mind. Some year? “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.” athletes will continue to compete on an out-of-school club team, while others are making plans to find another Jean DeOrnellas ‘09 Sports Editor

Basketball Update


After a fast start, the extremely tough Concorde District has tripped up the FHS basketball teams.

Photo by James Lee.

Sports News

• Josh Patterson, surrounded by FHS football coaches Simonds, Haddock, and Sutterfield, signed a national letter of intent to play football for the Monmouth University Hawks on Feb. 4 (above). • Lisa Charney signed to play field hockey at Appalachian State. • Spring sports tryouts begin Feb. 23. Make sure to complete and turn in all required paperwork, including a sports physical before try-outs.

The varsity boys have Photo by Jean DeOrnellas. played many close games recently, losing to Robinson by two and to Westfield by one. As of February 4, the boys record is 4-13, including a win against district opponent Oakton. The Rebels will play at Robinson on 2/13 for their last regular season game in the Concorde District. The Lady Rebels have had the same bad luck as the boys as the season comes to a close. The team lost close games to Robinson by two and Chantilly after being up by nine at halftime. The Lady Rebels record is 6-11 as of February 4. They will be playing their last game away at Robinson.

Seniors leave surrounded by tradition


s graduation draws nearer, another ceremony wrestling since freshman year. Apps, a captain and is on the minds of senior athletes: senior night. Battle at the Bridge Nick Mason Memorial champion, Whether senior night is their favorite day or just has wrestled here for four years. After the senior another competition, the cermony is a chance for night ceremony the team competed in a match against coaches, teammates, and parents to recognize the Stonewall and Madison. Patterson said, “Senior Night accomplishments of the veterans. was really important. I’m glad I won and One day out of every sports season I thought about Lindsey after every time I is set aside to celebrate seniors. This won.” year, on January 22, the Swim and Dive For the Lady Rebels basketball team, team recognized their twenty-three there is only one senior for the second seniors. Due to the high number of year in a row. Morgan Godwin has been seniors, the Swim and Dive team held playing basketball since freshman year a ceremony at school where each senior and has been on varsity for two years. Photo courtesy of Katie MacCammon. was recognized. Theresa Harvey, Ellyn The boys basketball team has five seniors: Baumgardner, Frances Dowd, and Jean DeOrnellas Mahad Ahmed, Gian Bretana, Kabel Moody, Chris are the four seniors remaining from the girls’ state Regensburg, and Eric Wilbrandt. championship team last year, and Ryan Larson, Zach Flipping their way out of high school are Anupriya Patteson, and Alex Price are veterans of postseason Ghate, Jessica Scudder, and Kritika Vayur, the three competition on the boys side. “Oh my God, those were seniors on the gymnastics team. They were honored all of our swimmers! They had a huge impact on making during the meet against Robinson, Westfield, Centerville meets close and winning meets. The boys helped and Oakton. Ghate has been on the gymnastic team motivate the younger boys and well, the girls went to since freshman year. Head Coach Angela Peterson says states last year,” stated Coach Meredith Harris. that, “The seniors have been a great addition to the team Now from the pool to the mats, where on January 31, this year, adding valuable experience and leadership.” the wrestling team celebrated seven brave souls. Josh Many stars from the year of champions will graduate Patterson and Cory Apps were two seniors recognized this year, and we would like to congratulate and celebrate for their skills and dedication. Patterson, the 2007 each and every one of their careers as Rebels. district champion, runner-up at the Battle at the Bridge Nick Mason Memorial Champion match, and the only Jordan Sharpe ‘11 heavyweight competitor, has competed in varsity Business Manager


Swim and Dive races into the postseason


he Fairfax swim and dive team rode a wave of high was too much to overcome. The final score saw the expectations after a historic 2007-2008 season. The Rebels in a very successful second, less than five points boys team has been increasing its depth and talent pool ahead of Oakton. each year, and started the season off with a bang when The Rebels also performed well individually. Over ten they surprised Oakton, last year’s state runner-ups, in swimmers and all four divers will advance to regionals, the first meet. They lost to and several swimmers already have Robinson, six time defending state qualifying times. All three relays state champions, the following broke school records and qualified for week, but then pulled off states. commanding wins over The girls team disappointingly district opponents Chantilly, fell fourth in the team score, losing to Westfield, and Centreville, and Westfield by only one point. However, out-of-district Yorktown. The the Lady Rebels proved they were still team finished on a high note a force to be reckoned with. The 200 with a one point victory over medley relay and 200 freestyle relay Herndon. won commandingly with new district The girls team got off to a Junior Katie Rigotti practices at Oak records, and five individuals will move rocky start with a close loss Marr Rec Center. Photo by Jean DeOrnellas on to regionals. Ellyn Baumgardner to Oakton. The team swam won both the 200 individual medley regrouped for the next week against Robinson, pulling and the 100 breast, setting a new district record in the together to come within twenty points of the district latter. Sophomore diver Kelli Stockton won the district champions. The Lady Rebels won the rest of their with a score of 380.75, which also won her a new school district meets, including a two-point win over Westfield, record, an automatic state qualifying cut, and Allbut lost to out-of-district opponent Yorktown by eight American consideration. points. See full results of the Concorde District championships At districts the boys team surprised Oakton again on page 23, and watch for regional and state results next and gave the defending champions a scare. The Rebels edition. led the meet at the first break, but the depth of Robinson Staff Reports

Wrestling wraps up


District championship results

he 2009 FHS wrestling season was a good start for new head coach Craig Franklin. Coach Franklin has already gained the respect of his athletes. “He pushes us hard; he’s a great First coach because he gives us confidence and Jordan Yost teaches us discipline,” says Tue Nguyen. His Second early success has also made an impression on Cory Apps the other teams throughout the region. Working Ahmad Elhajj by his side are Coach Fitterer, Coach Nader, Ian Davies Cory Apps wrestles on senior night. Coach Donnelly, Coach Sutterfield and Coach Josh Patterson Photo courtesy of Katie MacCammon. Costa. Third JV wrestler Khalid Abdulhamid says, “I on Jan. 10. Five Rebels won their weight Kevin Richards think Fairfax has excelled at every tournament class, including Cory Apps, Abdul Joey Vanderplas we have entered. I think our coaches are great, Chadli, Jordan Yost, Ian Davies and Josh Fourth they really make us work hard so we can get Patterson. Mitch McGinty better.” At the Warhawk Dual tournament, Alex Morgan The team’s hard work, practicing six days a Fairfax defeated Herndon, Broad Run and week for three and a half or more hours, paid St. Paul. At the second annual Battle at Team: third off with some major results. On December 6, the Bridge Tournament, Fairfax finished Fairfax competed in the 32 team NOVA Classic, third by one half of a point. taking home first (Jordan Yost) in the 171 lb. division and fifth (David Salgado) in the 189 lb. division. Steve Kendall ‘11 The team won the Nick Mason Memorial Tournament Staff Writer

Scoreboard: District Edition Indoor Track


Individual district results

The Fairfax indoor track team had a disappointing run at districts this year. Top runners Kevin and Frances Dowd both scratched due to illness and injury, and the boys’ 4x200 meter relay, which was one of top two finishers, was disqualified. Despite this, Fairfax will send six individuals and one relay to regionals. Junior David Ladd in the 55 meter dash and the 300 meter dash, junior Kevin Dowd in the 1600 meter run, senior Darryl Prescott in the 55 meter dash, and the boys 4x200 meter relay will represent FHS at the regional competition. For the girls, freshman Elizabeth Nguyen in the 55 meter dash and the 300 meter dash, junior Vivian Bornell in the 55 meter dash, and senior Frances Dowd in the 1000 meter run. The girls finished 6th in the Concorde District, and the boys finished 7th.

Melissa Farley, 9th in girls’ shot put Shirley Son, 10th in girls’ shot put Lauren Jones, 8th in girls’ 55 hurdles Emily Voeller, 10th in girls’ 55 hurdles Elizabeth Nguyen, 4th in girls’ 55 dash Vivian Bornell, 6th in girls’ 55 dash David Ladd, 1st boys 55 dash Darryl Prescott, 6th boys 55 dash Girls 4x200m relay 5th Elizabeth Nguyen, 4th girls 300 dash Jade Murray, 7th girls 300 dash David Ladd, 5th boys 300 dash Daniel Hildreth, 10th 300 dash Girls 4x400m relay 6th

Swim and Dive Girls team results 1. Robinson - 434 2. Oakton - 324.50 3. Westfield - 299 4. Fairfax - 298 5. Chantilly - 293.50 6. Herndon - 198 7. Centreville - 190

Girls relay results 200 Medley: 1st 1:48.63 Gehrke, Baumgardner E. DeOrnellas, Harvey 200 Free: 1st 1:37.36 Baumgardner E, Dowd, DeOrnellas, Harvey 400 Free: 6th 3:53.41 Foster-Bey, Gehrke, Wray, Dowd

Photo by Jean DeOrnellas.

Girls swim and dive individual results

Boys swim and dive individual results

Ellyn Baumgardner 1st 200 IM – 2:09.95* st 1 100 breastroke – 1:03.1* district record Theresa Harvey 3rd 200 free – 1:56.26* 3rd 500 free – 5:18.55* Jean DeOrnellas 1st 100 free – 53.14* 3rd 50 free – 24.84* Frances Dowd 9th 200 IM – 2:17.54* 6th 100 breast – 1:09.54* Lauren Gehrke 3rd 100 fly – 1:01.84* 10th 100 back – 1:04.73 Kelli Stockton 1st diving - 380.75* All American Consideration Megan Honour 11th 100 breast – 1:11.99 Katherine Wise 11th 100 fly – 1:06.10 Rachel Wray 14th 50 free – 26.20 Julia Kozcot 16th 100 breast – 1:19.87 Tracey Neill 15th diving – 183.35

David Banks 16th 200 free - 1:55.73 11th 500 free – 5:05.25* Jake Baumgardner 4th 200 IM – 2:00.12* 5th 100 fly – 54.27* Michael Cosgrove 14th 200 free – 1:52.54 8th 500 free – 5.06.94* Quinn Giroux 10th 200 IM – 2:05.53 10th 500 free – 5:05.23* Patrick Johnson 15th 200 IM – 2:10.87 7th 100 back – 57.04* Sam Johnson 7th Diving - 284.70* Joey Kelly 6th 200 free - 1:48.92* 5th 100 free – 48.62* Ryan Larson 5th 50 free – 22.70* 11th 100 free – 50.12* Travis Lauri 3rd 50 free – 22.42* 10th 100 fly – 55.05* Zach Patteson 2nd Diving - 422.90* 9th 100 breast – 1:03.49* Austin Patteson 9th 100 fly – 54.01*

* the athlete will be going on to regionals

Boys team results 1. Robinson - 402 2. Fairfax - 360 3. Oakton - 355.50 4. Herndon - 295 5. Chantilly - 277 6. Westfield - 169 7. Centreville - 153.50

Boys relay results 200 Medley – 3rd 1:40.59 Baumgardner J., Patteson,Z., Patteson, A., Lauri 200 Free – 2nd 1:28.03 Larson, Lauri, Kelly, Price 400 Free - 4th 3:16.80 Price, Baumgardner J., Larson, Kelly  boys individuals con. Alex Price 2nd 50 free – 22.05* 4th 100 free – 48.58* Ethan Paster 9th Diving – 274.05* Eduardo Perez 11th 100 back – 1:01.28 Peter Rossbach 4th Diving – 322.00* 10th 100 breast – 1:03.65

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