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THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312

JUNE 19, 2014

VOLUME 29, ISSUE 7 SENIOR EDITION

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graphics by Shayna Hume

Freshmen Flashback pg. 9

Sophomore Flashback pg. 10

Junior Flashback pg. 11

Senior Flashback pg. 12-13

TJ Memories pg. 28


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Campus leaders define their TJ experience Do well, be well: Keeping things in perspective Joey Valery SGA President To my classmates: In the great diaspora of talent and attractiveness that the Thomas Jefferson class of 2014’s dispersion among our chosen universities will come to be known as, our feet will fall in step with the March of the world’s brightest and most visionary. It is a March that will save lives, advance society in every conceivable way and alter the very universe around us, the stirring rhythm of our ceaseless tread echoing throughout the stars. With every step, proudly bear what TJ has wrought. Enter every job interview with the courage with which you entered every asking week. Liven all that progress by dancing along the way, like you did in MEX and I-Nite. TJ has taught us each to sing, if only in the shower. Now it’s time for us to turn off the water, and emerge from behind the curtains of our self-doubt.

We must wrap ourselves in towels of confidence, dry off a little, and boldly let our voices ring out through this opportunityfilled bathroom of a world. People will stop to listen, but as they do, remember to keep things in perspective. By all means, mercilessly hunt down your goals, but do so calmly and contentedly, firm in Laozi’s eternal belief that, “If good happens, good. If bad happens, good.” If there is one thing that can be said about college and whatever comes after, it’s that things will happen - let them be good. As you navigate the sea of freedom upon which you are embarking, do not let the horizon so occupy your gaze as to render you absent. There may be a sandbar in your path to be avoided, or even just some dolphins and stuff you’d be sorry to have missed. Live your life, take advantage of your liberty,and never stop pursuing happiness. You will all do well – just remember to be well too.

Thank you: Appreciation for 2014’s enthusiastic leaders Christine Mayuga Class of 2014 President Dear class of 2014, It’s been an honor to serve you as your class president these past three years. There’s so much I could say about our class. We are caring, brilliant and of course perfect. Most of all, we know how to stick together. Every single senior has some quality or accomplishment that makes us the outstanding class we are today. I can’t wait to hear about whatever future endeavors you will all be up to. Make TJ proud! Remember the strength and growth we have gained in the past four years. From the double TJ admissions tests to the perfect prom, I’m proud to say we did it all. I’d like to take this time to thank everyone who helped me throughout my presidency. To our class sponsors, Mr. Brosek and Mr. 1234man, thanks for all the blood, sweat and tears you have poured into our class. To our administrative sponsors Mr. DeRose and Mrs. Bosley, thanks for providing the best support

a class could ask for. To our principal Dr. Glazer, thanks for always believing in our class. To our parent liaisons Mrs. Rezazad and Mrs. Ruiter, thanks for all the motherly love. To anyone who was ever on class council, thanks for all your hard work. To Prom Comm and Grad Committee, thanks for making our last year at TJ the best one yet. To anyone who ever dressed up for a spirit day, donated to our fundraisers or bought our class shirts, thanks for your participation. To all the underclassmen, thanks for accepting the fact that we are the best class. Don’t party too hard once we leave. And of course, to the members of the class of 2014, thanks for giving me the opportunity to lead a group of such amazing people. Congratulations, 2014! I love you all so much and I’ll never forget you. Please answer my calls when I start organizing the reunion. Yours Truly, Christine Mayuga

Multidisciplinary approach: Be open to trying new things

Leadership: Motivation without personal gain

Parth Chopra MUN, NHS, Investment Club, Science Fair, Project BEST We sometimes become entrapped in a mindset that encourages us to take the road most traveled, to pursue courses and activities that help us become that doctor or engineer. This linear path leaves much to be desired: we miss out on experiences that could potentially redefine us. That was me freshman year – until I decided to “try something new.” It was one of the best decisions I could have made. From starting a nonprofit organization to conducting research in unfamiliar fields, pursuing multiple activities has allowed me to meet new people, see new connections, and develop new skills. What I master in one activity can be used in another and this allows me to see novel underlying themes in my studies. So I encourage you to try that new activity, take that unconventional class, because hey, you never know what you may be missing out on.

Raeford Penny NHS President, International Key Club President We, as high schoolers, have this mentality to gain as many leadership positions, titles and accolades as we can, but what this leads to is stretching ourselves thin, having to put one over another and not producing quality products. We do not need many titles or a long list of accolades to lead and inspire; oftentimes the most important and influential individuals are those who do not need to be credited with a title or accolade for their work. Yet at the same time, don’t let anyone tell you that you are not qualified or can’t win, the only characteristics you need at your side are heart, the drive, the tenacity, the motivation to learn and the yearning for the challenge.

Relay: Persevere until you achieve your goals Anna Seo Relay for Life Event Chair After four years of doing Relay, one lesson in particular that I will always remember is to always expect the unexpected. Once the construction started, we started running into all kinds of problems, especially with finding an alternative venue. A lot of people lost interest in Relay after it was hosted at a middle school last year, so our committee had to really put our heads together to get our numbers up and in the end we joined hands with the Alexandria Community Relay to create a bigger, successful and fun event. Despite the constant “you can’t do this” and “you’re not allowed to do that,” I’ve learned to be more optimistic and find ways to make the best out of any situation.

I-Nite: The crossroads of culture and passion Sarah Quettawala Namaste President After being involved with Namaste for four years, I could not have asked for a better last INite. For many, I-Nite is one night to showcase talent, dance moves, and culture, but after two years of planning, for me, I-Nite 2014 became about watching friends and fellow students celebrate TJ’s diversity and watching an audience of over 2,000 people smile at the energy and camaraderie that embodies Thomas Jefferson. It is almost impossible to realize how much behind the scenes work and preparation goes into putting on such a tremendous show so I would like to thank the seven other Namaste officers and both sponsors for their passion and hard work this entire year.


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Nikhil Garg “To me, life is not like a chemical equation constantly in equilibrium. Our successes do not necessarily have to be matched by an equal number of failures. In fact, our successes do not have to stem from our failures at all. Here at TJ, we possess the foresight, creativity and work ethic that allow us to deal with our problems before they lead to failure. And it is this ability to preempt failure that should allow us to revel in success after success.”

MR. KOSEK Q: When you think of our class, what adjectives come to mind? A: Enthusiastic, motivated and definitely classy.

Q: What distinguished the class of 2014 from the classes before it? A: 2014 has an infectiously high level of TJ spirit.

Q: What was your most difficult moment in dealing with our class?

A: Dispelling the myths and fallacies that have surrounded the class’ financial standing. There has been amazing support and leadership throughout the years that have come up with effective fundraisers. The net result was an elegant, picturesque and delectably catered prom.

Q: What was your most memorable moment in dealing with our class?

A: Two things really stand out. The junior “Picnic Out” was so chill. It was just a really nice relaxing time with more watermelon and rice krispy treats than you could ever imagine. Also the 2014-2015 Powderpuff game was downright awesome.

Q: What parting words do you have for the class of 2014 as they graduate? A: Correlation does not imply causation.

MR. FOREMAN Q: When you think of our class, what adjectives come to mind? A: Dedicated, caring, enthusiastic.

Q: What distinguished the class of 2014 from the classes before it? A: The ability to overcome adversity. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for this class but the council and the rest of the students really stepped up to make sure that everything still went off without a hitch and the class was sufficiently funded.

Q: What was your most difficult moment in dealing with our class?

A: When rumors started to go around that our class did not have enough money for our events, that we were broke, etc. They ended up being very unfounded but once rumors start it really doesn’t matter if they are true or not to spread around the school. That was tough because it painted the class in a bad light without any reliable evidence to support it.

Q: What was your most memorable moment in dealing with our class?

A: Prom. It was a really beautiful evening and all of the students were amazing. All of the students who helped plan and run the event did an outstanding job, and I was more than pleased with the venue and how the night went.

Q: What parting words do you have for the class of 2014 as they graduate?

A: Choose your own path. The journey to leading a successful and happy life is not a straight line – rather more like getting from one end of a spider web to the other. There are many paths you can take and lots of decisions about which way to turn. Whether that choice moves you closer to your goal or is a setback is not nearly as important as making sure you make the choices for yourself.

Anna Seo “Hopefully Dr. Hrabowski’s message will inspire and remind us to pursue what we are truly passionate about.”

Varun Jain “Now I look upon you, Class of 2014, transformed from the beady-eyed freshmen I once knew to the strong and courageous Adonises that you are today, ready to mold the world with your hands... Believe me when I say, that there is no doubt in my mind that each and every one of you will find your own version of success and will live life to the utmost.”

Dhruv Gaba

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski scheduled for keynote by Ellen Kan Managing Editor Graduation Committee (GradComm) is currently finalizing plans for graduation. The group, consisting of seniors Dhruv Gaba, Carolyn Ours and Anna Seo, was selected in the spring of 2013. The process of preparing for graduation has been arduous; the trio was responsible for reaching out to potential keynote speakers, arranging student speaker auditions, introducing speakers at the ceremony and creating pamphlets, among other duties. “Both the best and most stressful aspect of GradComm has been finding a keynote speaker,” Gaba said. “We’ve had to send many emails and face rejections, but now we couldn’t be happier.” This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, who has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 1992. Hrabowski was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2012, and he has received other accolades in recognition of his leadership and expertise in science and math. Under Hrabowski’s leadership, UMBC has been ranked the number one Up-And-Coming School by U.S. News & World Report for the past five years. “Dr. Hrabowski is a dynamic and interesting speaker, as evidenced by his TED talk and other speaking engagements,” Ours said. “He has experience in STEM fields, albeit with a population far different from our own, so we hope he can bring outside perspective to those accustomed to the TJ bubble.” GradComm is also looking forward to the valuable advice that Hrabowski can give to the seniors, who will all be crossing the threshold into adulthood. “We chose Dr. Hrabowski because of his involvement in education and his vast, well-rounded accomplishments,” Seo said. “We think he would be able to provide the graduating class with great advice about college and a different perspective as to what ‘success’ in life means.”

“It’s going to be a great moment when we all get recognition for the tremendous hard work we’ve all done.”

Carolyn Ours “My favorite part is yet to come - I’m really excited to help set up Mason and introduce Dr. Glazer as our first speaker.”

Dr. Glazer, what do we mean to you? Q: When you think of our class, what adjectives come to mind? A: Spirited, problem solvers, self-directed, socially responsible.

Q: What distinguished the class of 2014 from the classes before it?

A: Their commitment to serve in wide variety of capacities (welfare, country, school, community, eighth period clubs) has transformed the lives of others. They are a remarkable group that knows how to give back to improve their community.

Q: What was your most difficult moment in dealing with our class? A:The most difficult moment will be saying goodbye. I <3 the Class of 2014.

Q: What was your most memorable moment in dealing with our class?

A: Two of them stand out – 1) going to Wallops Island to see the launch of the satellite. It is impressive to see seven years of students pass on their work, and the Class of 2014 finished it. 2) I-Nite– I am so proud of Namaste’s efforts to make the show available through numerous venues to meet the demand for seats (over 2500). It was a great way to celebrate not only Namaste, but also all of our cultural groups in our incredibly diverse community.

Q: What parting words do you have for the class of 2014 as they graduate?

A: Regardless of your career path, continue your acts of service through your advanced knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. You have the capacity to make great connections through research and personal interests. Also, sing the quadratic formula as the opportunity presents itself.


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Senior Superlatives

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Olivia Sullivan and Sonny Doddi

Anthony Skaff and Laura Duke

Zartosht Ahlers and Katie Valery

Yena Seo and Ricardo Tucker

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Most Photogenic

Social Media Maven

Robert Young and Victoria Xia

Will Ashe and Madison Phillips

Most Likely to Have Hermioneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Time Turner

Best Photographer

Parth Chopra and Yana Kaplun

Most Likely to Dominate Wall Street

Taylor Yohe and Clara Pitts Caitlin Kim and Jesse Judish

Best Smile

Most Likely to Join the Military

Most Contagious Laugh

Liesl Jaeger and Ben Andre

Anwar Omeish and Tommy Lunn

The Next Jim and Pam

Most Liberal

Sam Ober and Mira Holford

Raeford Penny and Clara Pitts

Anthony Skaff and Sib Shewit

Most Daring

Most Conservative

Most Likely to be on SNL

Will Ashe and Mira Holford

Tarun Prabhala and Victoria Kim

Christine Mayuga and Joey Valery

Most Changed

Best Dancer

Most Spirited


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Christine Mayuga and Zartosht Ahlers

The Axis and Hannah Pho

Caitlyn Carpio and Jose Acuna

Most Likely to Get a Record Deal

Most Friendly

Most Outgoing

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Brian Pangilinan and Tara Gupta

May Saito and Brian Pangilinan

The Next Picasso

Cutest

Andy Holsten and Alyssa Bruce

Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Next Top Model

Most Likely to Go to the Olympics

Zartosht Ahlers and Vishal Talasani Yena Seo and Ben Andre

Most Likely to Be a Movie Star

Isabelle Walton and Saad Guliwala

Joe Downs and Care Shoaibi

Inseparable Friends

Best Hair

Ashley Xue and Will Xu

Most Likely to be a Pro Gamer Andrea Li and Archis Bhandarkar

Lucas Kang and Jordan Goodson

Joey Valery and Katie Valery

Night Owl

Most C14SSY

Most Likely to Cure Cancer

Robert Young and Anwar Omeish Zartosht Ahlers and Vishal Talasani

Most Likely to Win a Nobel Peace Prize

Luke Barbano and Isabelle Walton

Taylor Yohe and Clara Pitts

Tommy Lunn and Yena Seo

Best Dressed

Most Patriotic

Most Preppy

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Most Hipster

Andreas Butler and Emma Hastings

Most Likely to Win a Pulitzer


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Sib Shewit Broadcast Reporter

Tommy Lunn Opinion Editor

Yena Seo Social Media Editor

Shayna Hume Editor-in-Chief

Ricardo Tucker Broadcast Reporter

Journalism seniors reminisce and look ahead Working on newspaper was a life-changing experience by Shayna Hume Editor-in-Chief The experience of being on the tjTODAY staff has been one like no other, for me. Since my first piece, “Swamplandia!,” got published in 2011 to this senior issue, the reporting, writing and editing process has been an adventure that has taken me to every nook and cranny of the school, locations all over the United States and more than a few times, recently, into construction zones. I’ve easily spent more time in room 107 than anywhere else in the school, and I don’t regret it for a minute. It fundamentally altered who I was, and gave me thousands of memories I’ll remember from my time at TJ. To TJ: I’ve learned so much from my time here, and I think all members of the Class of 2014 are fundamentally different people than who we were four years ago. I’m so glad to have spent the past four years with you, and I can’t wait to see what you all do in future. To our advisers: Ms. Seavey, thank you

so much for everything you did as adviser for my first three years on staff. You not only improved my writing tenfold, but my work ethic as well, and you always held the rest of the staff and I to the highest of standards. Ms. Harris, I can’t even believe how much we’ve done this year. Our online presence burgeoned, and we still managed to pull off seven amazing print issues. I learned so much more about layout and design, and you were always supportive when I wanted to try something new. Thank you for being an amazing adviser this year. To the staff: Working with all of you, including those who have already graduated from TJ, has been an unparalleled experience. You all have given me so much, from all the members of the Classes of 2012 and 2013 who taught me how to use Photoshop and InDesign, to all the underclassman still part of the staff who have worked tirelessly on every issue this year. You guys never gave up, even at the end of 8:00 p.m. late nights. This newspaper is because of you.

photo by Erinn Harris

At the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association (JEA/NSPA) Fall 2013 Convention in Boston, the staff of tjTODAY brought home a Pacemaker and four Best of Show awards.

Journalism is a vehicle for expression in a STEM school

by Tommy Lunn Opinion Editor Although I’ve certainly had my issues with TJ over these past four years, it certainly is not without the good. TJ is a place where, for the most part, people can be who they are without fear of backlash. More than at most other schools, teachers and students have a two-way system of respect. Incredible academics, as challenging as they may be, abound. That said, there are so many aspects at TJ that bring down the arts and humanities. Class requirements, copious amounts of homework and even a mentality against them seem to stop students from taking advantage of what the school has to offer in non-STEM areas. But sometimes you have to look beyond what seems to be in the way in order to see the good. Writing for tjTODAY has not been easy. Frankly, nor have many of my other choices to avoid the “typical” path of a TJ student. Summer school, unweighted classes, extra work and a lack of respect for what I do have been present everywhere I look. But when I think about it and begin to realize what I have done, the fact is that the cost is completely outweighed by the benefits. tjTODAY has been a way for me, as the opinion editor but also as a staff member, to get my voice heard. Of course it’s great to hear compliments and know that many people read what I have to say, but it’s about more than that. Sometimes things need to be said when no one else is willing to say them, even if people are reluctant to hear them. Being able to work with a group of such different, diverse people to bring news to the student body in a place where too few people are willing to do so is something I may find difficult in the moment, but I know I will appreciate more than anything else in the long run.

tjTODAY helped me discover my passion for journalism by Yena Seo Social Media Editor “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” All Lord of the Rings references aside, falling in love with journalism and joining tjTODAY was an unexpected journey of sorts, a whirlwind adventure I never expected to be swept off to. From daily news quizzes in Journalism 1 to Boston, tjTODAY has given me confidence, a creative outlet and a love for all things journalism-related. Arriving at a science and tech school, journalism was not on my course list freshman year. I was slated to take orchestra instead, the most obvious fine arts elective for a violinist to take. But for some reason, my mother pushed me to switch my schedule and enroll in the course, a decision I will always be truly thankful for. Even after this senior issue goes to print, journalism will still continue to impact my life. If it wasn’t for tjTODAY, I wouldn’t have learned to love AP Style, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro X. If it wasn’t for tjTODAY, I would not have found the confidence to become a Cappies critic or a WUSA9 Campus Correspondent, or have received a Washington Post internship. And most importantly, if it wasn’t for tjTODAY, I would not have found my passion, my major and my future career. As my final printed words for tjTODAY, I’d like to thank both Mrs. Seavey and Ms. Harris for their dedication and support of the publications at Jefferson. I’d like to thank every member who has been a part of tjTODAY or any other publication, because the fine arts matter. Next stop: Ithaca College, Roy H. Park School of Communications. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here.”


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Clockwise from top left: Senior Tiffney Kathir dances at I-Nite, senior Jason Kim performs at Homecoming MEX; seniors Miles Oakley, Victor Shen, Daniel Fontenot, Roy Rinberg, Brad Rosenblum, Jaidan Ali, Julian Nguyen and Jason Kim pose after MEX; seniors cheer in a pep rally during Homecoming Week; senior Zartosht Ahlers hoists a giant stuffed teddy bear as a spirit prop during a pep rally during Homecoming Week; senior Megan Ganley participates in sponge wars at J-Day; seniors Christine Mayuga, Yena Seo, Krista Opsahl-Ong, Mia Gross, Caitlyn Carpio, Rebecca Duke, Somya Shankar, Sarah Quettawala, Jennifer Ko and Laura Duke celebrate Laura Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 16th birthday in 2011; senior Miles Oakley dances during MEX; seniors Quinnlan Sweeney and Tessa Muss perform during MEX; and senior Meena Nayagam performs during INITE.

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SENIOR FLASHBACK

Background: Seniors Joey Valery and Brian Womeldurf lead the class of 2014 during their America-themed homecoming week. Counterclockwise from top right: Senior Robert Young uses his friends in a “Lord of the Rings” themed asking to ask Meghana Valluri to homecoming; Seniors Ben André and Tommy Lunn play minigolf in Ocean City, Md. on senior skip day; Seniors Yana Kaplun, Shayna Hume and Richard Wang show class spirit during homecoming week; and Seniors Sib Shewit, Anna Seo, Tessa Muss, and Mia Gross dance on college tshirt day.

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The class of 2014 graduates to a patriotic tune

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Clockwise from top left: Construction continues on Jefferson’s facade; seniors Ricardo Tucker and Everi Osofski dance in Hispanic Alliance’s I-Nite act; Senior Kyle Alexander runs in the annual Pi-Miler; and Jefferson seniors compete in the statewide science fair.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the class of 2014 celebrated their senior year with a theme inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” This upbeat and patriotic theme not only won them homecoming week, but continued with them throughout the rest of the year. graphics by Shayna Hume, Tommy Lunn and Lindsay Williams


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Class of 2014

Senior Destinations Illinois

University of Notre Dame (4)

DePaul University (1) John Aulabagh

Northwestern University (1) Ashwin Basana

University of Chicago (2) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (10)

California Institute of Technology (1) Kabir Brar

Comfort Sampong

Pennsylvania

Linda Lay

Minnesota

St. Olaf College (1) Olivia Sullivan

Rose-Hulman Institue of Technology (2) Carl Fremlin Josh Kweon

Oberlin College (1)

University of Michigan (8)

Indiana

California

Michigan

Jessica Choi Andrew Fountain Jamie Kim Rohan Punnoose CheyAnne Rivera Samuel Rohrer Jacob Rosenblum Aaron Zhao

Purdue University (3) Aditya Goodala Christopher Prak Priya Raju

Kenyon College (1)

Michigan State University (1)

Jaidan Ali Alex Aulabaugh Cameron Ewell Kenneth Hau Krishnaprasad Jayaraj Ryan Jian Navya Kambalapally Rahul Majumdar Anudeep Mangu Jae Min Yun

Priyanka Nair

Nikhil Garg Christine Mayuga Sib Shewit Julia Suarez

Calvin College (1)

Andrew Corzo Vishal Talasani

Pavan Krishnan Rachel Laveson Ben Lister Rishabh Mazmudar Rahul Ramraj

Ohio

Case Western Reserve University (9) Ben Carniol Hana Chan Brian Clark Maria Kim

California Polytechnic State University, San Obispo (1)

Pennsylvania State University, University Park (4) David Chae Mason Chee Wesley Poon Victor Shen

Madison Phillips

Swarthmore College (3)

Jane Werntz

Luke Barbano Sayed Malawi Emma Puranen

Carnegie Mellon University (21) Katherine Au Floyd Baker Kaylyn Buford Steven Bunting Joshua Goldstein Jay Hebert Jocelyn Hunag Doo Won Kang Anand Kapadia Tiffney Kathir Everi Osofsky Izzy Roscoe Roshan Sajjad Daniel Stiffler Cyrus Tabrizi Katherine Tsai Ricardo Tucker Meghana Valluri Adithya Venkatesan Sidharth Verma Alice Zhang

University of Pennsylvania (4) Roshni Bhasin Parth Chopra Lucy Chu Yana Kaplun

University of Pittsburgh (5)

Deepa Issar Joseph Kannarkat Nihita Manem Lekha Narayana Juliana Said

Villanova University (1) Ellen Kim

Wisconsin

Drexel University (2)

Beloit College (1) Carrie Murton

Niki Dar

Connor Hennessey-Niland

Stanford University (10) Nikhil Bhattasali William Bradbury Anthony Carrington Emma Gee Ankit Goyal Tina Ju Alex Monahan Hannah Pho Joey Valery Robert Young

Alabama

The University of Alabama (2) T.J. Arndt Allen Parker

University of California, Berkeley (6)

Georgia

Eric Bo Arno Chang Nathan Ouyang An Surumpudi Yang Yu Rachel Zoll

Emory University (3) Adam Friedman Andy Holsten Ben Stoyen

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University of California, Davis (1)

Nathan Dass Jay Devanathan Akshith Doddi May Forburger Yongkoo Kang Sonia Thakur

Will Yang

University of California, Los Angeles (1) Allison Ko

The University of Georgia (2)

University of California, San Diego (2)

Tim Ruiter Matt Zhou

Kevin Luu Victor Wang

Florida

University of Southern California (1)

University of Central Florida (2)

Colorado

University of Miami (3)

Nicholas Jones Christine Nguyen

Eric Levonian

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University of Kentucky (1) Laura Manno

Louisiana

Louisiana State University (1) Brian Womeldurf

Non-U.S. University Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University (1) Alexander Le Floch

University of British Columbia (1) Erik Haukenes

University of Melbourne (1) Catherine Shi

Univesrity of St Andrews (1) Meena Nayagam

Tulane University (1)

Gap Year (3)

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Andrew Pan

Harvard College Anwar Omeish

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Rachel Iwicki

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Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis (3) Katherine Hao Jesse Judish Snigdha Srivastava

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Connecticut

United States Coast Guard Academy (1) Raeford Penny

Yale University (5) Sasha Atanasov Joe Downs Emma Hastings Ivy Ren Wendy Sun

Maine

Bates College (1)

Delaware

New Jersey

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tjTODAY Mason Chee Pennsylvania State University Chinese Honor Society (11-12) FCA (9-12) These past four years have passed by so fast. Probably because lack of sleep made it all a hazy blur. Despite the work and stress, the people I’ve met and the opportunities I’ve had at this school make it all worthwhile. Srikanth Chelluri University of Virginia NeuroInspire (11-12) Medical Society (9-12) Forensic Science Society (10-12) Relay for Life (10-12) Starting is half the battle. Leaving is the rest. Take on bigger challenges, and stay classy, TJ.

Mya Abousy Princeton University Spanish Honor Society (10-12) Volleyball (9-12) Class Council (9, 10) SGA (11, 12) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” - Dr. Seuss Daniel Abraham Cornell University Excelsior-Aerospace Club (9-12) Stuff like this is why no one likes integrals. José Acuña College of William and Mary Marching Band (9-12) ASL (10-12) FIRST Robotics (11, 12) Best Buddies (11, 12) Drumline (12) BotBall (11) Ultimate Frisbee (11) Is this the part where we write our quotes? Neha Agrawal College of William and Mary G.I.V.E. (Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education) (10-12) National Honor Society (10-12) Spanish Honor Society (10-12) Big Sib (10-12) Investigations in Epidemiology (10, 11) Science Olympiad (9, 10) Zartosht Ahlers Princeton University Cross Country Track and Field (9-12) PF Debate (9-12) Mock Trial Club (9-12) “Look up at the sky. Ask yourselves: is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes...”- From ‘The Little Prince’ Kyle John Alexander University of Virginia TJSD (10-12) Biology Society (9-12) Catholic Student Association (10-12) NeuroInspire (11-12) Keep in mind what you are doing and why you are doing it. Help others. Thank you friends, teachers, and family for an amazing four years! Thank you Mom for everything. Jaidan Ali University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign Varsity Golf Team (10-12) Namaste Officer (10-12) Varsity Swim Team Manager (12) “You’re welcome for the parties.” Sahitya Allam New Jersey Institute of Technology Neuroscience Society (9, 10) iGEM (11, 12) Future Problem Solvers (10-12) Inova Fairfax Hospital Volunteering (10, 11) GIVE (12) “The great danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” - Michelangelo

Naveen Ambati University of Virginia Medical Society (9-11) Spanish Honor Society (10-12) Odyssey of the Mind (11) Science Olympiad (11, 12) Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. Bridget Andersen University of Virginia “Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the Universe exist. Be curious!” - Stephen Hawking Ben André University of Virginia TJ Drama (9-12) TJ Shakespeare Troupe (9-12) TJ Improv (9-12) TJ Cappies Team (11, 12) “When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” Darth Vader

beautiful, and to love it, are much greater endeavors.” - Learned from Feynman Volume II, Chapter 21 Katherine Au Carnegie Mellon University Alex Aulabaugh University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Crew (9) SEAP (summer of 10) Holmes MS Tutoring (11, 12) Winter Track (12) “Bring me a bucket, and I’ll show you a bucket!” - A great philosopher Floyd Baker Carnegie Mellon University Soccer (9-12) Track (11-12) Swing Dance (10-12) As Mrs. Chhabra would say, “I might as well be talking to lumps of lard.”

Albert Andrews College of William and Mary Football Catholic Student Association Biology Society Athletes Serving the Community Physics in Athletics Stay thirsty, my friends

Harleen Bal University of Richmond WISE (10-12) TJMC-Color Guard (10-12) Model UN (9-12) German Honor Society (10-12) “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Nadège Aoki Cornell University Field Hockey (9-12) TJ Choir (9-12) TJ Drama (9-12) Quizbowl (9-12) Shakespeare Troupe (9-12) VA Governor’s Foreign Language Academy (11) “High school, those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.” Little Miss Sunshine To TJ: “I enjoyed some of the time I spent with you.” - Ron Swanson To the rest: “We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” - Leslie Knope

Nithin Bala University of Miami Quizbowl (9-12) Crew (9, 10) Namaste (12) Are you feeling it now Mr. Krabs?

Sreenath Are Cornell University Senior Computer Team (9-12) Varsity Math Team (9-12) Physics Team (10-12) Turner Arndt University of Alabama Marching Band (9-12) Crew (9-12) Jazz II (9-12) Boy Scouts (5-12) Eagle Scout “Do you go by TJ because you go to TJ?” “No.” Will Ashe University of Virginia “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but I almost always end up where I needed to be.” - Douglas Adams “Things are never quite as scary when you have a best friend.” Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes Alex Atanasov Yale University Froshmore (10-12) Dr. Osborne’s Room, AMT (1112) Physics Team (11-12) Ruining Mr. Hannum’s day (912) “It’s very easy to see something and call it ugly. To see it as

Arjun Balaji Virginia Plytechnic and State University Crew (9, 10) Amnesty (10-12) Jokes (1996-present) Don’t waste your time or time will waste you.

Archis R. Bhandarkar Massachusettes Institute of Technology Varsity Math Team (9-11) Physics Team (9-12) Biology Olympiad (9-12) When faced with times of great uncertainty, need, or peril, if you ever succumb to the tantalizing decisiveness of “never,” it should simply be to resolve to never stop to wipe the sweat from your troubled brow, to never yield to the whims of the naysaying millions, to never ever quench the thirst that makes even the most undreamable of dreams worth dreaming. Roshni Bhasin University of Pennsylvania Codi’s Hats (10-12)

Environmental Impact Club (9-12)

Teknos (9-12) Track (9-12) “If no one comes from the future to stop you from doing it then how bad of a decision can it really be?”

Eric Bo UC Berkeley Chinese Honor Society (11-12)

Environmental Impact Club (10-12)

Always keep a trusted friend by your side. I have had many of these friends, and each has helped me through high school and made a significant, unique impact on my personality and life. With friends like these, you will never be truly alone.

Stephanie Bao New York University Amnesty International (9-12) “It’s been peachy, peaches.”

Luke Barbano Swarthmore College Hispanic Alliance (9-12)

If nobody hates you, you’re doing something wrong.

Ashwin Basana Northwestern University Track and field (9-12) Cross country (10-12) MUN (11,12) “Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it depends on what you put into it” - Tom Lehrer

Nikhil Bhattasali Stanford University Solutions for 21st Century Challenges (11, 12) Team America Rocketry Challenge (9-12) Swing Dance Team (10-12) “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” - Albert Einstein

Rohan Banerjee Massachusetts Institute of Technology National Merit Finalist (12) Siemens Regional Finalist (11) ISEF, 4th Place (11) TJ Physics Team (10-12) TJ Varsity Math Team (9-11) TJ Senior Computer Team (9-11) TJ Freshman Computer Team (9) Piano (4-) “A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is not what it is built for.” - Albert Einstein I am grateful to my peers and teachers at TJ for exposing me to new realms in science and engineering. Take risks, find ways to expand your comfort zone, and never let opportunities slip through your fingers.

Belvedere Elementary Tutoring (9) Bren Mar Elementary Tutoring (10,11) Columbia Elementary Tutoring (12) Holmes Tutoring (12)

Alex Barghi University of Maryland, College Park Investment Club (9-12) Cross Country (12) Thanks everyone who helped make this a memorable four years. Go Terps!

Will Bradbury Stanford University Cross Country (9-12) Policy Debate (10-12) Physics Team (11, 12) “I do not quote others, save the more fully to express myself.” Montaigne Kabir Brar California Institute of Technology “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss Thank you to everyone I’ve had the privilege of meeting and

learning from over the past four years. I’ll always be grateful for the experiences I have had at TJ, as well as the revelations I have discovered here. And to anyone who may read this: always believe that things can be good and know that every “stupid” idea is merely a step towards a great one. Sarah Brooks St. Mary’s College of Maryland TJMC (9-11) GSA (10-12) Crew (9-12) Sometimes life feels like a punch to the gut, but there are people who will pick you up and help you brush off the dust, so don’t give up. Thank you to everyone who’s helped me back up over the years, and everyone who’s taught me it’s okay to fall. “The dark’s not taking prisoners tonight.” - twenty one pilots Alyssa Bruce Cornell University

Kaylyn Buford Carnegie Mellon University TJMC (10-12) TJ Winter Drumline (9-12) American Sign Language Club (10-12) Russian Honor Society (11, 12) “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.” - Spongebob Squarepants Steven Bunting Carnegie Mellon University “I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing and it was everything I thought it could be.” Andrew Burns College of William and Mary Thomas Jefferson Marching Colonials (9-12) Youth Group (9-12) Boy Scouts (9, 10, 11, 12) French Honor Society (10, 11, 12) Recording Audio for the Disadvantaged (11, 12) Winter Drum Line (11, 12) Senior aphorisms are overrated Andreas Butler Univeristy of Virginia XC and Track (all three seasons) (9-12) General haberdashery (9-12) “Don’t make me come over there” - Neville Chamberlain Miranda Callahan Sewanee: University of the South TJ Women’s Varsity Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12) TJ Forensics (11, 12) Teenage Republicans (9, 10, 11) Lab 105 Photoshop (9, 10, 11, 12) Never underestimate the stupidity of smart people in large numbers. Daniel Carballo Massachusetts Institute of Technology Crew (11,12) Hispanic Alliance (9-12) NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! Ben Carniol Case Western Reserve University Football (9, 10, 11, 12) Soccer (10, 11, 12) Persian Club (10-12) Athletes Serving the

Community (9,10,11,12) Squad ‘till I die Caitlyn Carpio University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill SGA (9-12) SWE (9-12) AYP (10-12) FCPS Student Human Rights Commission (12) “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”Dr. Seuss Anthony Carrington Stanford University “People Use To Ask Me What Do You Wanna Be When You Get Older And I Would Say What A Stupid Question The Real Question Is What I Am Now” - Jaden Smith Daniel Carris Cornell University Crew (9-12) David Chae Penn State University

Helen Chen Virginia Polytechnic and State University Key Club (10, 11, 12) Botball Robotics (10, 11, 12) Asian Awareness (12) National Honor Society (11, 12) Be who you think you are and don’t look back, but smile when you reminisce about the happy moments you’ll never forget. Michelle Chen University of Virginia Little Sunshine Project (9-12) Public Forum Debate (9-10)

Environmental Impact Club (9-12)

Chinese Honor Society (11-12) You can only win with dian shi. Muthu Chidambaram University of Virginia Senior Computer Team (9-12) Track and Field (9-12) Syslab Rap Club (12) I came to school second semester for Dr. Osborne. Gloria Cho College of William and Mary TJVB (9, 10, 11, 12) TJGS (9, 10, 11, 12) Relay For Life (9, 10, 11, 12)

Amnesty International (10, 11, 12) Homes Middle School Tutoring (11, 12)

Environmental Impact Club (10-12) Environmental Resource Club (1112) Teenage Republicans (11-12) Class of 2014 Class Council (11-12)

Eagle Scout (12) Love the world and dodge the spit and grime it throws back at you. Then you will find the people you’re looking for.

Hana Chan Case Western Reserve University Inova Fairfax Hospital (11-12) Environmental Science Club (10-12) Chinese Honor Society, Lion Dance (11 - 12) TJ Bus 24 Family (always & forever) “ T h e wilderness must be explored! Caca! Rawr!” - Russell from Up Arno Chang University of California at Berkeley Chinese Honor Society (11, 12) Chinese Connection (10, 11, 12) Science Olympiad (9, 11) “Once you’ve had a taste of the poison, you might as well lick the bowl clean.” Dillan Chang Cornell University StarCraft Club (9, 10, 11) “The Krusty Krab Pizza, is the Pizza, for you and me!” SpongeBob SquarePants Aditya Chaudhry University of Virginia Investment Club (10-12) French Honor Society (11-12) “Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson That is to say: NPS.

“Everybody has to leave, everybody has to leave their home and come back so they can love it again for all new reasons.” -Donald Miller Stacey Chobany University of Massachusetts, Amherst Flying Trapeze (11, 12) Make it count. Jessica Choi Case Western Reserve University Public Forum Debate (9) Red Cross YTF (10, 11) Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason. Parth Chopra University of Pennsylvania Project BEST (10- 12) Model United Nations (9-12) Investment Club (9-12) NHS (11, 12) Economics Challenge (10-12) Master has given Parth a diploma. Parth is freeee!! Thank you TJ for the opportunities, experiences, and friendships that I will treasure for a lifetime. And now, let the next adventure begin! Lucy Chu University of Pennsylvania Biology Olympiad (9-12) Policy Debate (9-11) NeuroInspire (11-12) “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” Ronald Reagan Grace Chuang Cornell University KAST (10-12) EIC (9-12) Flute (4-12) Gold Award (11) “7x4=21” -Ryan Lochte Josh Chung Liberty University GO FLAMES! TJMC (9-12) All-Virginia Band (10-12) American Sign Language (9-12) Book Buddies (9-12)

aphorisms

“God will never give you anything you can’t handle so don’t stress.” - Kelly Clarkson Eddie Chung College of William and Mary Football (9-12) “Eddie Chung stole my girl”everybody Brian Clark Case Western Reserve University Thomas Jefferson Marching Colonials (10-12) Recording Audio for the Disadvantaged (10-12) Environmental Impact Club (912) French Honor Society (11-12) All-State Band (12) TJ Drumline (12) If we all stand on each other’s shoulders, no one has to touch the ground. Hunter Clark Tulane University Lacrosse (9, 10, 11, 12) Basketball (9, 10, 12) INVENTeam (11, 12) BBC (11, 12) Community Service (11) PriRu (Till I die) “All work and no play never made me lose it.” - someone who clearly never went to TJ (Lorde) Andrew Coffee University of Virginia LHS (10-12) KAST (11-12) Certamen (9-12) Linguistics (10-12) “Obstacles do not exist surrendered to, but only broken.”

to be to be

Jonathan Colen University of Virginia Varsity Soccer (11, 12) “A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds” -Mark Twain Andrew Corzo University of Chicago Book Buddies at Weyanoke (1012) Russian Honor Society (11-12) Hot Drank (12) RIP Lab 206 (9-12) Spark becomes a flame Flame becomes a fire Light the way or warm this Home we occupy Move by will alone. Nebeyu Daniel University of Virginia Basketball (9,10,12) Football (9) TJHSST Diversity Committee (9-12) Don’t sleep next to anything you don’t want to wake up next to. Niharika Dar Drexel University Teknos (9, 10, 11, 12) PAWS (11, 12) Model UN (9, 10, 11, 12) Dance (9, 10, 11, 12) Jefferson Society (10, 11, 12) National Merit Finalist (11) No man is a failure who is enjoying life. William Feather Nathan Dass Georgia Tech Lincoln-Douglas Debate (10-12) Public Forum Debate (9-10) Computer Team (9-12) Odyssey of the Mind (11) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West Special thanks to my parents, sister, and the rest of my family! James Day University of Maryland, College Park TARC (9-12) Investment Club (10-12) MUN (9-10) While trying to come up with an aphorism, I got lost in thought. It was unfamiliar territory. Romain Debroux Virginia Polytechnic and State University TJ Soccer Bren Mar Tutors “It is what it is, I don’t know what to tell you.”-Dr. Osborne

Kunal Debroy College of William and Mary Quizbowl (10-12) Volunteering (10-12) Research (11-12) “Goodbye everyone, I’ll remember you all in therapy” Plankton. Jayanth Devanathan Georgia Tech Model UN(9,10,11,12) Certamen(9,10,11,12) Latin Honor Society(11,12) “It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy…Let’s go exploring!”Calvin Deebas Dhar University of Virginia Relay for Life (11,12) TJ MUN (10,11,12) GIVE (11,12) 5 Guys Weekly (12) “Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.” Chris Doan William & Mary TJ Drama (9-12) TJ Cappies (10-12) “Different denotes neither bad nor good, but it certainly means ‘not the same’. Find the Hatter, Alice. He knows more about ‘different’ than you.” Akshith Doddi Georgia Institute of Technology Botball Robotics(9, 10, 11, 12) Math Team(9, 10, 11,12) Freshman Computer Team(9) Intermediate Computer Team(10) Senior Computer Team(11, 12) Chemistry Team(10, 11) Physics Team(11, 12) Integrate[knowledge_{tj}, {grade, 9, 12}] + Integrate[laughter_{tj}, {grade, 9, 12}] = Infinity Joe Downs Yale University Basketball (9) Rowing (9, 10, 11, 12) Offense on three!

Cameron Ewell University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Bridge Club (9,10,11) I like women in theory, but applied women is too difficult for my tastes. Melody Fan College of William and Mary Environmental Science Club (9, 10, 11, 12) TJ Orchestra (9, 10, 11, 12) Bridge Club (10, 11, 12) It was at the right place, at the right time, and with the right people. And the future will be just as right. Joshua Fang Virginia Polytechnic and State University Football (9, 10, 11, 12) Lacrosse (10, 11, 12) Done. Elise Favia University of Richmond poi (9,10,11,12) service choir (11,12) show choir (12) jazz II (9,10,11,12) jazz I (11,12) SWE (11,12) I started in the lower band at tj, but last year I got first at all state, and have received two full tuition scholarships. If you put your mind to it, you can make anything happen! Sleep optional. Sara Felsen Brandeis University Writing Center (11, 12) Say little; do much.

Jennifer Du Duke University Relay for Life (9,10,11,12) Oboe (9, 10, 11, 12) Ravali’s biffle (9, 10, 11, 12) All I du is win Rebecca Duke Syracuse University Indoor Drumline (9-12) TJMC (9-12) Relay for Life (9-12) RAD (9-12) Cliffhanger Media Project (1011) (R.I.P.) I’mma be I’mma be I’mma I’mma I’mma be I’mma be I’mma be I’mma I’mma I’mma be rich baby quick quick I’mma I’mma I’mma be the chick baby check me out be I’mma I’mma be on top never stop be be I’mma I’mma be I’mma be be be be I’mma I’mma be I’mma be I’mma be I’mma I’mma I’mma be me Laura Duke University of Virginia Gusy (12) James Eagle Northeastern University LD Debate (9-11) Cross Country (10-12) Winter Track (10-12) Spring Track (10-12) And so it goes.

Nathaniel Kai Eubanks The University of Virginia Amateur Radio Club (9-12) Ballroom Dance Club/Team (1012) Long Distance Bicycling (9-12) Rocketry Club (12) Bus 37 Club (9-12) High school ends, but the scars will last forever.

Sanjana Epari College of William and Mary Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) Wise (10, 11) Red Cross (11) Relay for Life (11, 12) Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. Kia Eskandarian Virginia Polytechnic and State University Football (9, 10, 11, 12) Physics in Athletics (11,12) Athletes Serving the Community (10,11,12) Persian Club (10,11,12) Eat an apple, get the nutrition of an apple. Eat an apple seed, get the nutrition of an apple tree.

Daniel Fontenot University of Virginia Cheerleading(11,12) Swing Dance(11,12) Belvedere Tutoring (11,12) Nobody can provide any evidence that life is “serious”. Enjoy yourself. Mary Forburger Georgia Tech Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12) Basketball (9, 10, 11, 12) BBC (11, 12) Persian Club (9, 10, 11, 12) PIA (11, 12) I flipped Ben. James Forcier Rochester Institute of Technology Student System Administrator (10, 11, 12) “Can it be the sorry sun is rising Guess it’s time for us to book it. Talk about the famous road not taken In the end we never took it.” Andrew Fountain University of Michigan TJ Football (9-12) TJ Soccer (10-12) Persian Club (10-12) Someone will always be better than you at something. You just have to be better than them at everything else. Carl Fremlin Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Environmental Science Club (10,11,12) “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth over doing” - Ayn Rand Adam Friedman Emory University TJ Drama (9, 10, 11, 12) Shakespeare Troupe (9, 10, 11, 12) “There is no darkness but ignorance.” -William Shakespeare

Dominic Fritz Texas A&M University Poi Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Awesome Association (9, 10, 11, 12) Bus 37 Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Learn the rules so you can break them properly. It’s an art. Dhruv Gaba Cornell University Non Profit Organization Project BEST (10-12) TJ FIRST Robotics Team (1112) TJ Football Statistician (10-12) 2014 Graduation Committee (12) “““You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” -Wayne Gretzky” -Michael Scott” -Dhruv Gaba Nidhi Gandhi University of Maryland, College Park Book Buddies (10,11,12) Indian Language Association (10,11,12) Forensics Speech& Debate (9,10,11,12) “Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long...we keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -- Walt Disney Keep it up, TJ! Megan Ganley Virginia Polytechnic and State University Science Fiction Fantasy Writers Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Marching Band (10, 11, 12) Winter Color Guard (11, 12) National Art Honors Society (12) Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then ALWAYS be Batman. Nikhil Garg University of Notre Dame Project Building Excitement for Science and Technology (Project BEST) (10, 11, 12) Business in Science (9, 10, 11, 12) iNVENTeam (10, 11, 12) Investment Club (9, 10, 11, 12) With all of its irregular ups and downs, TJ is sort of like a stock chart. Ten years from now, however, I know that I will look back at all the effort I put into TJ and say, “hey, that was the smartest investment I ever made.” Emma Gee Stanford University YES 12-forever TJ Cheer (9-12) EIC (9-12) Codi’s Hats (10-12) Chemistry Society (10-12) “Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don’t stop to think, don’t interrupt the scream, exhale, release life’s rapture.”- Vladamir Nabokov Ravali Goda George Mason University GIVE (11, 12) Relay for Life (9, 10, 11, 12) Yearbook (11) PF Debate (10, 11) “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” - Will Rogers Caleb Goertel Virginia Polytechnic and State University Marching Band (9,10,11,12) Indoor Drumline (9, 10, 11,12) Ultimate Frisbee Team (11,12) Growing up isn’t so hard once you’re grown up. Joshua Goldstein Carnegie Mellon University Investment Club (10, 11, 12) Environmental Impact Club (10, 11, 12) Excelsior Club (11, 12) “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Aditya Goodala Purdue University Investigations in epidemiology (10-12) TOP Gear club (10-12) HIV/AIDS Awareness (10) “It’s the hottest fires that make the hardest steel”-common proverb Jordan Goodson English Major at Emerson College TJ Drama Shakespeare Troupe Improv Club Live each day as if yesterday were your last. (Lying down, quietly decomposing, etc.) WTNV Abi Gopal Virginia Polytechnic and State University Senior Computer Team (10,11,12) Policy Debate (10,11,12) Physics Team (11,12) “Life’s like a play: it’s not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.” Surya Gourneni College of William and Mary Neuroscience Society (9, 11, 12) Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) We all have good and bad memories. It’s up to us to choose which to remember, which to treasure, and which to let go of. Tushar Govil University of Maryland Senior Computer Team (10-12) Model UN (10-12) ACSL Coach (11-12) Crew (9) “We are going to turn this team around 360 degrees” - Jason Kidd Ankit Goyal Stanford University App Development Club (10, 11, 12) Amelia Griese Virginia Polytechnic and State University Softball (9,10,11,12) FIRST Robotics (11,12) If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. -Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch Mia Gross University of Virginia WISE (9-12) Keyettes (9-12) Relay for Life (10-12) gusy (12) “Time is money, money is power, power is pizza, pizza is knowledge.” - April Ludgate Monica Grover Virginia Commonwealth University Spanish Honor Society (10,11,12) Model United Nations (9,10,11) Namaste (9,10,11,12) Human Relations Committee (11,12) WISE (11,12) Sparkle and shine :) Lily Gu College of William & Mary Threshold (10, 11, 12) GLI (10, 11, 12) RAD (9, 11, 12) Cross-country (10) Japan Bowl (9, 10) According to John Green, nerds are allowed to love stuff, to be enthusiastic. TJ has the biggest collection of the biggest nerds I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I’m really going to miss the school spirit, the outpour of Asian culture leaking through every wall, and the all-out extravagant Askings. Especially those. I wish I could leave something more significant behind, that I could have written my perfect ending and gone out in a blaze of glory, but I suppose, in the end, 150 words is better than nothing. 2014: We’re the greatest in the whole wide world. Don’t lie to yourselves – you miss us already.


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Saad Guliwala Virginia Commonwealth University Football (9-12) MSA (9-12) Model UN (10-12) I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” -Muhammad Ali Wendy Guo College of William and Mary

Rishi Gupta College of William and Mary Guitar Club (11, 12) When someone asks you, ‘What’s punk?’ my reply is, ‘If you have to ask, you’re never going to know.’ -Henry Rollins Tara Gupta Rhode Island School of Design Namaste (10, 11, 12) Columbia Tutoring (9, 10, 11, 12) Amnesty International (10, 11, 12) Art Honor Society (12) “Sometimes dreamers trip over their own feet because they’re too busy looking at the sky. Worth it.” - anonymous Nikhil Gupta University of Virginia Spanish Honor Society (11, 12) Tutoring (11, 12) Men’s Lacrosse (10, 11) “I’ve always loathed the necessity of sleep. Like death, it puts even the most powerful men on their backs.” - Frank Underwood “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” - Tyrion Lannister Arvind Gupta University of Virginia Football (9,10,11,12) Wrestling (10,11,12) Speak softly and get big.

Connor Hennessey-Niland California Polytechnic State University MUN (9,10,11, 12) TARC (10, 11, 12) Lacrosse (10, 11, 12) “Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase” “Hakuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze” “It means no worries For the rest of your days” “It’s our problem-free Philosophy” “Hakuna Matata!” -Timone and Pumbaa (From the Lion King) Bryan Higgins Duke University TJMC (9-12) Indoor Drumline (9-12) Latin Honor Society (10-12) RAD (11-12) TJ Percussion (forever) ‘”Remember: when in doubt, pinky out!” -Patrick Star’ Stephanie Hoang Virginia Polytechnic and State University Dance (9, 10, 11, 12) GEMS (10,11,12) VSA (10,11,12) “Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me? The Lord replied, ‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.’ “ -Mary Stevenson Mira Holford University of Virginia It is better to regret doing things than to regret not doing them. Andy Holsten Emory University Building A Better Community InvenTeam Investment Club

Sparsh Gupta Vanderbilt University Science Olympiad (9,10,11,12) Namaste (9,10,11,12) Boy Scouts (9,10,11,12) Medical Society (9,10) If you truly want something, the entire universe will be set in motion to help you achieve your goal, just maybe not immediately. Never give up on your goals, TJ. Kate Hao Washington University in St. Louis “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” --Bilbo Baggins Chris Haseler The University of Tennessee, Knoxville TJ Crew (9, 10, 11, 12) Relay for Life (9, 10, 11, 12) Amnesty International (9, 10, 11, 12) Emma Hastings Yale University Latin (9-12) Young Democrats(9-12) Hot Drank(12) Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. -Margaret Mead Kenneth Hau University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Jefferson Consulting (9, 10, 11, 12) Guitar Club (11, 12) I remember the same way a goldfish remembers -- I don’t. Erik Haukenes Universty of British Columbia Sleeping What is an aphorism. Jay Hebert Carnegie Mellon University Korean Culture Club (10, 11, 12) Model United Nations (10, 11, 12) Computer Security Club (10, 11, 12) “””To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” -- Winston Churchill” -- Frank Underwood” -- Jay Hebert

Jeff Horowitz Rice University University The Axis Band (10, 11, 12), Latin Certamen (9, 10, 11, 12), Investment Club (9, 10, 11, 12), Cross Country and Track (9, 10, 11, 12) “Life is like Sanskrit read to a pony.” -Lou Reed Jocelyn Huang Carnegie Mellon University TJ Drama - Stage Crew (10, 11, 12) JNHS (10, 11, 12) Otaku Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Bridge Club (9, 10, 11, 12) “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” - Randy Pausch Frank Huang University of Virginia MUN (10, 11, 12) Economics Challenge (11, 12) Chinese Honor Society (9, 10, 11, 12) National Honor Society (11, 12) “Life is one’s journey ... through life.” - Alex “Xpecial” Chu While it may seem like everything is crashing down on you sometimes, it is important to remember that life will go on. Try to shoulder it, keep calm, and carry on. Jason Huang University of Virginia Varsity Tennis (9-12) Model United Nations (9-12) GIVE (10-12) What’s Up Education (10-12) Economic Challenge (11-12) Odyessy of the Mind (10-12) Drive Slow, Homie. Betty Huang Princeton University NERDIN’ (forever and always) Brown Valentine (forever & always) Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, your’e right. Jung Huh College of William and Mary Shayna Hume The University of Miami tjTODAY (9-12) FHS (10-12) Bus 334 (9-12) Making Animal Noises (11-12) #Orangutans (4lyfe) “‘Can is not the same as must. But if you must and you can, then there’s no excuse.’”

-The Amber Spyglass Onwards and Upwards Irene Hwang Rice University Orchestra (9-12) All-VA orch (11, 12) Basketball (9, 10) Boys’ basketball (12) Being smart (9, 10, 11) “They misunderestimated me.” G. W. Bush Iris Hyon College of William and Mary Orchestra (9-12) Book Buddies (10-12) GIVE (11-12) Netflix Enthusiast (9-forever) Mischief managed, TJ. Deepa Issar University of Pittsburgh Action Africa (10-12) WISE (10-12) PAWS (11-12) Model UN (9-11) No matter what happens, where you go, or what you do: always have something or someone to fight for. Rachel Iwicki Russian Gap Year Russian Honor Society (11-12) Band (9-12) Team Diwheel (12) As the old Russian saying goes, “If you called yourself a milk-mushroom — get into the basket!”Arjun Iyer Cornell University Cross Country (9, 10, 11, 12) Winter/Spring Track (9, 10, 11) Model UN (10, 11, 12) Paleontology Club (11, 12) “Speak only if you can improve upon the silence.” Liesl Jaeger Brown University TJ Drama (9,10, 11, 12) Shakespeare Troupe (9, 10, 11, 12) “Remember: fear is consciousness plus life. Regret is an attempt to avoid what has already happened. Toast is bread, held under direct heat until crisp. The present tense of regret is indecision. The future tense of fear is either comedy or tragedy. And the past tense of toast is toasted.” - Cecil Palmer, Welcome to Night Vale Varun Jain Duke University MUN (9, 10, 11, 12) PF Debate (9, 10, 11, 12) Forensics (10, 11, 12) “And who’s to say this isn’t what happens? Who can tell me that my fantasies won’t come true? Just this once…” - John Dorian Vashali Jain University of Virginia Lincoln Douglas Debate (9,10,11) Book Buddies/Tutoring (10,11,12) Indian Language Association (12) “I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday” Unknown. Seong Jang Princeton University Varsity Soccer (9,10,11,12) Biology Society (10,11,12) Investigations in Epidemiology (10,11,12) “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” - Dr. Ben Carson Ryan Jian University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Computer Team (9-12) Cross Country + Track (9-12) Go Club (10-12) “We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” - Dumbledore. Thank you to my teachers, especially Dr. Osborne, Dr. Torbert, and Ms. Glatter.

Matthew Jiang University of Maryland - College Park Varsity Tennis (10-12) “Shh, no tears. Only dreams now.” Giovanni Jimenez New York University The Axis (10,11,12) TJ Drumline (10,11,12) Guitar Club (11,12) Music Production Club (12) “Fruit salad. Yummy, yummy” -The Wiggles Tina Ju Stanford University Biotech Junkie (9-12) Public Health Advocate (10-12) Bus 334 (9-12) Model Student (K-8) #orangutanclan (4lyfe) “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” --Douglas Adams Graduating on time, say what? Over and out, TJ.

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ine him grading. That’s why I don’t grade anything. - P Dirac

Yana Kaplun University of Pennsylvania Policy Debate (9, 10, 11, 12) TJ Cheer (9, 10, 11, 12) Ballroom Dance Club (10, 11, 12) Odyssey of the Mind (10, 11, 12) Bus 271 Family (9-forever) YES (9-forever) It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle Tiffney Kathir Carnegie Mellon University Yearbook (9, 10, 11, 12)

Kids Are Scientists Too (10, 11, 12) Operation Communication (9, 10, 11, 12)

Classy Lassy (9, 10, 11, 12) “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” -Walt Whitman

Jesse Judish Washington University in St. Louis Lacrosse (9-11) Tutoring (11-12) “Don’t quote me” - Zartosht Ahlers

Bobby Kelly Georgetown University BBC (10,11,12) Baseball (9,10,11,12) Basketball(9,10) Team Sophie

Saehee Jung University of Virginia Threshold (10, 11, 12)

Avin Khera University of Pittsburgh

Future Problem Solving (10, 11, 12) JV Softball (9, 10) Scholastic Writing Awards (11, 12)

Norman Mailer Writing Award National Semi-Finalist (11) Eddie’s Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Tutoring (10, 11, 12) “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss Kush Kakkad University of Miami Jefferson Consulting (9,10,11,12) Namaste (9,10,11,12) Sophisticated ignorance, I write my curses in cursive, oh and HURRY UP WITH MY D*** CROISSANTS Navya Kambalapally University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Girls Learn International (10, 11, 12) Innovators in Concepts of Engineering (11, 12) Bus 334 (9, 10, 11, 12) You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet; you have to be in the right mood: last minute panic. Venkat Kanakala George Mason University Investigations in epidemiology (10, 11, 12) Top Gear Club (12) Too much effort doe... Maria Kanevsky College of Williams and Mary Crew (9-12) “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” ― Winnie-the-Pooh Lucas Kang Brown Univeristy “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk Doo Won Kang Carnegie Mellon University Varsity Math Team (9,10,11,12) Computer Team (9,10,11) “Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time” Yongkoo Kang Georgia Tech Computer Team (9,10,11,12) Varsity Math Team (9,10,11,12) “Hot girls we have problems too. We’re just like you, except we’re hot.” - Double Take Asa Kaplan Virginia Commonwealth University Rubik’s Cube Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Linguistics Club (10, 11, 12) Esperanto Club (11, 12) Manchoir (12) Service Choir (12) I walked in on one of my favorite professors grading his papers. And let me tell you something, it was the most depressing thing. Now, whenever I think back about that professor, I just imag-

Kunal Khurana Boston University LD Debate TJ Bhangra Team Namaste/I-Nite You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward... - Rocky Balboa Kyu Kim Dartmouth College Bassoon (5-12) Rowing (9-10) Lacrosse (11-12) SLAVA (11-12) NHS (11-12) “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” -George Bernard Shaw. Thank you, teachers and students of TJ, for such a unique high school experience. Jamie Kim University of Michigan- Ann Arbor Cheerleading (9,11,12) Policy Debate (9,10,11,12) Urban Dance Movement (10, 11, 12)

Dumbledore’s Army (9,10,11,12) “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well...” ― The Little Prince Victoria Kim University of Virginia Dance (9, 10, 11, 12) Georgetown’s Lombardi Cancer Center Intern (11,12) Jill’s House volunteer (9,10,11) I-nite performer (9, 10,12) “Take your potato chips and go.” -The Seven Year Itch Jason Kim College of William and Mary Urban Dance Movement (9, 10 , 11, 12) Football (10, 11, 12) Crew (9, 10, 11) Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down. Julie Kim Massachusetts Institute of Technology Chemistry Society (10-12) Intermediate Computer Team (10-11) Varsity Math Team (9-12) “I think I can. I think I can. I thought I could, and I did it!” --The Little Engine That Could Maria Kim Case Western Reserve University TJMC (9-12) Low Brass Dictator (11-12) Rotary Interact (9-12) Young Democrats (10-12) “Always go one step further.” MKIM Thanks to those who made my four years at TJ undeniably fantastic!

Joohwan Kim MUN ICE Mind Body Medicine Traditional Med Society CHEFF Amnesty International I’ll Never Forget Mi Familia No Matter How Far Apart We May Be. Daven Kim Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University TJ football and lacrosse(9, 10, 11, 12) GIVE(111, 12) Caitlin Kim University of Virginia FCA (9-12) Columbia Tutoring (11-12) “Let us be eager to leave what is familiar for what is true.” — Francis Chan Amy Kim University of Virginia FBLA (9-12) Assistive Technology (9-12) BigSibs (9-12) Philippians 4:13 Allison Ko University of California, Los Angeles Froshmore (10-infinity) Cheerleading (10-12) Little Sunshine Project (10-12) Japan Bowl (11-12) Brown Valentine (Forever and always) “If no one comes from the future to stop you from doing it, how bad of a decision could it really be?” Sindhura Kolachana The College of William and Mary Indoor Track (9-10) Teknos (10-12) “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ― A.A. Milne, Winniethe-Pooh Likhitha Kolla College of William and Mary Classy Lassy- Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) Red Cross (9, 10, 11) PAWS (11,12) Book Buddies (10) “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle Sarah Yoojin Kook College of William and Mary TJMB (9,10) Proverbs 3:5-10

Prajeeth Kumar Koyada University of Virginia Medical Society (9, 10, 11, 12) Model United Nations (10, 11, 12)

Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt. Michael “Shane” Kramer College of William and Mary Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Club (11, 12) Assistive Technology Club (12) Latin Club (9, 10, 11) “Stereotypes are stereotypically untrue.” When I was a freshman, I arrived at TJ with the assumption that all teenagers were terrible people, and that I would never get along with any of them. Throughout my years at this school, however, I was proven wrong at every turn. Sure, there were a few people I didn’t like, but they were in the minority. I also assumed that there would be no other students with my interests, but I was also proven wrong by the members of my writing club who, like me, enjoy creating stories. Always be careful about putting people into pre-defined groups, as you may find that they do not belong there. Pavan Krishnan Case Western Reserve University TJHSST Basketball (9, 10, 11, 12) DNA Society (11, 12) Holmes MS Mathletes Program (11, 12) Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. - Dr. Seuss

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Varun Kumar Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Environmental Impact Club (9, 10, 11) Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) “Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves.” ~Italian Proverb

Luke Kuprenas Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Cross Country and Track (9,10,11,12) Amateur Radio Club (9,10,11,12) “Let’s be bad guys” - Jayne Cobb (Serenity) Daniel Kwun Brown University VMT (9, 10) Ultimate Frisbee (10,11, 12) Young Changemakers (11) Composing Music Club (12) What is to be done in the world, and what will I do? Avand Lakmazaheri Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Science Olympiad (9-11) Baseball (10) First Robotics (12) “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Rachel Laveson Case Western Reserve University Cross Country (10, 11, 12) Indoor and Outdoor Track (9, 10, 11, 12) Band (9, 10, 11, 12) GEMS (9, 10, 12) Book Buddies (9, 10, 11, 12) From my time in Oregon with the cross country team, I’ve learned there are always two reasons. The two reasons I came to TJ were the quality of instruction and…yeah, that was about all I knew. And the two reasons I’ll miss it once I leave? The community and the people. Sure, it’s been great to have the opportunities to build robots, take a class in cryptography, and put strain gauges on a ceiling truss. But it’s the people I’ve met who have made the TJ experience really worthwhile. Anyway, moving on to the advice— To all my underclassmen: You have already surpassed my wildest dreams. You’re going to do great things during your time at TJ, and I look forward to hearing all about them. To my friends: Stay in touch and don’t be strangers! If you’re ever in Cleveland, come visit me. Tradition never graduates. Stay c14ssy, TJ. Linda Lay Michigan State University Policy Debate (10, 11, 12) Teknos (9, 10, 11, 12) Kids Are Scientists Too (11, 12) Art Club (11, 12) Cross Country (9, 10) “Soon we will all have to face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” - Albus Dumbledore Melissa Le University of Virginia Class Council (9,11,12) Swing Dance Team (10,11,12) TJSD (9,10,11,12) As our lives change Come whatever We will still be Friends forever -Vitamin C Vivian Le College of William and Mary TARC (tj rocketry club) (10-12) Japanese Honor Society (9-12) Botball (10-12) Art Honor Society (12) What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying. Alexander Le Floch Queen’s University TJ Drama (9, 10, 11,12) TJ Shakespeare Troupe (9, 11, 12) TJ ManChoir, El Capitan (11, 12) The Axis (10,11,12) “They don’t think it be like it is, but it do.” - Oscar Gamble All this catching up has finally

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caught up to me and I’m so grown up I don’t know anything -Bad Television

Vincent Liu George Mason University HAM Radio Club (11,12) CHS (11,12)

Jonathan Lee University of Virginia

Rena Liu Massachusetts Institute of Technology TJ Tennis (9,10,11,12) SGA (12) Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.

Band (SWE, TJMC, Jazz II) (9-12)

Science Olympiad (9-12) Public Forum Debate (9-12) Relay for Life (10-12) Chinese Honor Society (11-12) “You’re a student—whether the idea appeals to you or not. You’re in love with knowledge. And I think you’ll find, once you get past all the Mr. Vineses . . . you’re going to start getting closer and closer—that is, if you want to, and if you look for it and wait for it—to the kind of information that will be very, very dear to your heart. . . . You’ll learn from [others]—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.” — J. D. Salinger Veronica Lee Massachusetts Institute of Technology Math Team (9-12) Little Sunshine Project (10-12) Brown Valentine (forever & always) “You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.” - Danielle LaPorte Ryan Lee College of William and Mary Amnesty International (10, 11, 12) “Dangit Ryan” -Everyone Tenzin Lhanze College of William and Mary

Amnesty International (9, 10, 11, 12)

Resident Tibetan (9, 10, 11, 12) “We all have two lives. The second one starts when we realize that we only have one.” Andrea Li Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research/science fair (9-12) Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam (1112) Lincoln-Douglas Debate (10-12) Track and field (10-11) “It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime. So let me say before we part: so much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart.” – Elphaba from Wicked Victoria Li University of Virginia TWIST (9, 10, 11, 12) Bren Mar Tutors (11, 12) I made it.

Anne Li College of William and Mary TJ Golf (9-12)

Environmental Impact Club (10-12)

Relay for Life (9-12) “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” - C.S. Lewis Alex Li Columbia University Wei Lin University of Virginia CHEFF Football Mind Body Medicine DNA Society NHS officers Live big.

Jonathan Lin College of William and Mary Winter Track (9, 10) “I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.’” - Demetri Martin David Liu Princeton University Public Forum (9, 10, 11, 12) Environmental Impact Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Spanish Honor Society (11, 12) SpaceBus (4 life) “One learns little from success but much from failure” - my fortune cookie.

Sienna Lotenberg Brown University Young Democrats (9-12) Gay/Straight Alliance (9-12) Latin (9-12) Sirens (12) Hot Drank (12) “Who is wise? Those who learn from every person.” Simeon ben Zoma Timothy Lu Massachusetts Institute of Technology Crew (9, 10, 11, 12) Rocketry Club (10, 11, 12) Find something you enjoy and do it for two hours each day. Merete Lund William & Mary Crew (9, 10, 11, 12) “A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure” Tommy Lunn Bowdoin College teej2day (9,12) KAST (11,12) Young Democrats (9, 10, 11, 12) TJ Drama (12) ERC (11, 12) Being a Polar Bear (2014-??) Hot Drank (12) “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” - Henry David Thoreau Kevin Luu University of California San Diego Jefferson consulting (10,11,12) Environmental impact club (9,10,11,12) Track and field (9,10,11,12) “You aren’t meant to avoid or jump over hurdles. Run through them without slowing down.” Tushar Maharishi University of Virginia Computer Team (9, 10, 11, 12) TWIST (10, 11, 12) Columbia Elementary School Tutors (9, 10, 11, 12) Relay for Life (9, 10, 11, 12) *(>^.^)> <3 !!~ Rahul Majumdar University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign TJ EIC TJ CubeSat Guitar Club An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small, In blast-beruffled plume, Had chosen thus to fling his soul Upon the growing gloom. So little cause for carolings Of such ecstatic sound Was written on terrestrial things Afar or nigh around, That I could think there trembled through His happy good-night air Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew And I am now aware. Bye TJ Sayed Malawi Swarthmore College Bird Man (9, 10, 11, 12) cat planet cat planet (9, 10, 11, 12) Soyad Mabwi (9, 10, 11, 12) Souper Scientist (11. 12) Cat Drawings (11, 12) “And ladies and gentlemen, that’s exactly the way it’s been.” -Wilford Brimley Megan Man College of William and Mary Orchestra (9,10,11,12), Environmental Science Club (10,11,12) “If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” Fred Rogers Nihita Manem

University of Pittsburgh NeuroInspire (11-12) Track (9-11) Science Fair Debate (9-12) Basketball Manager (12) There is no angry way to say ‘bubbles’ - you know you tried

“They are saying that if life has a structure, a staff, a sensible scaffold, we hang our nonsense on it. And they are saying that broken parts add color and music to the staff of life.” ― E.L. Konigsburg, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Stay weird, TJ.

Anudeep Mangu University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Kinsey Moser Bates College Crew (9 - 12) TEKNOS (9 - 12) Orchestra (9, 11 - 12) ESC (11 - 12) The only one who can tell you “you can’t” is you. And you don’t have to listen.

Future Problem Solving (9, 10, 11, 12) Active Science Alliance (10, 11, 12)

TJMC (11, 12) Bus 334 (9-12) Over these years, I found that instead of focusing on the obvious route to success, doing what you want instead will be more fruitful. So, if the reader would indulge a soon-to-be freshman, find what piques your interest and let that interest grow into love and passion. Trust that you will be excellent, and that the environment will nurture your excellence. Good luck, and thank you, TJ!

Laura Manno University of Kentucky Girls Basketball(9,10,12) Football Manager(11,12) Bren Mar Tutor(11,12) Recording Audio for the Disabled(10,11,12) Hot Drank (12) “people are just people, they shouldn’t make you nervous” Raman Marwah Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Society (9, 10, 11) Forensic Science Society (10, 11) Active Science Alliance (10, 11) Model United Nations (9) It is no doubt that all good things must come to an end, but I wouldn’t have wanted it to end in any other way or surrounded by any other group of people. We should not bring ourselves to say goodbye just yet, for the friends and memories we have made will be with us forever, never in need of a goodbye. So farewell friends, until we meet again. Christine Mayuga University of Notre Dame Class Prez (10-12) TJXC (forever) TJ Track & Fools (forever) Swim and Dive (9-11) Blondstine (9) GUSY (<3) “We need to remember what is important in life. Friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends and work. Work is third.” - Leslie Knope Rishabh Mazmudar Case Western Reserve University Mind-Body Medicine Society (10,11,12) Slava (11,12) Model UN (9,10,11,12) Five Guys Weekly (12) “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Heun Min College of William and Mary Red Cross YTF (9, 10, 11, 12) do it for the vine. Keith Mirsky-Ashby Rochester Institute of Technology Guitar club (11,12) Ok.

Soumya Mishra Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Namaste (9, 10, 11, 12) TJVD (10) Codi’s Hats (10, 11) Best Buddies (11) “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance in the rain” - Vivian Greene Sarah Mohideen George Mason University Threshold (9, 10, 11, 12) Muslim Student Association (10, 11, 12) Book Buddies (11, 12) Indian Language Association (11, 12) Bus JT-31 (9, 10, 11, 12) Front Entrance Lunch Spot (9, 10, 11, 12)

Billy Moses Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior Computer Team (10, 11, 12)

Cross Country (10, 11, 12) “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination encircles the world.” - Albert Einstein Lauren Mostrom Wellesley College Latin Honor Society (10, 11, 12) Deepika Mukhara Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College Namaste (9-12) ICE (11-12) #Bus334 Life is too important to take seriously. Ellen Mulé Massachusetts Institute of Technology Softball (9, 10, 11, 12) Field Hockey (10, 11, 12) Basketball (9, 10) SGA/SAC (11, 12) Team Diwheel (12) “Change is the only constant in life.” -Heraclitus Dylan Muramoto United States Air Force Academy Crew (9) Japanese National Honor Society (10-12) Team America Rocketry Challenge (9-11) Investigations into Epidemiology (10-12) HIV/AIDS Awareness Club (9-11) Top Gear Club (9-12) Try new things, meet new people, and never regret doing whatever it takes to be happy. Carrie Murton Beloit College Cross Country/Track (9, 10, 11, 12) Model UN (9, 10, 11, 12) can u not Tessa Muss Harvard University Lacrosse (9-12) Basketball (9,10,12) Field Hockey (10-12) Black Student Union (10-12) Spanish Honor Society (11-12) Community Service (11) PriRu (til I die) Oops...Sahree *Hairflip* Madeline Naide College of William and Mary Marching Band (9, 10, 11, 12) Recording Audio for the Disadvantaged (9, 10, 11, 12) Phaedra Naide (9, 10, 11) TJ Basketball (9, 10) Indoor Drumline (12) “i’m not bossy, i’m the boss” --beyonce Priyanka Nair Model UN (10-12) BigSib (10-12) Classy Lassies (9-12) Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted. Harshita Nangunuri Virginia Commonwealth University Leewood Friends (9) GIVE (10,11, 12) Relay for Life (10, 11, 12) NeuroInspire (11) I.C.E (12) Traditional Medicine Society (12) “When something good ends

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instead of asking why it ended, instead be happy that something like that entered your life.” Lekha Narayana University of Pittsburgh Crew (9) TJMC (9,10) RAD (9,10,11,12) You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. - Dr. Seuss Meena Nayagam School of Medicine at Univeristy of St. Andrews Show Choir (9, 10, 11, 12) TJ Sirens (11, 12) TJ Drama (9, 10, 11, 12) “I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” Carl Sandburg Julian Nguyen Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Varsity Tennis (9-12) Varsity Swimming (12) VSA: Very Sexy Asians (9-12) Senioritis (9-12) Twitter Famous: @NguyenJulian I can’t wait to laugh at all the girls that didn’t ask me out in high school. Valerie Nguyen George Mason University TJRunway (9, 10, 11, 12) Ballroom Dance Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Matching band/ guard (9, 11, 12) TJDrama (10, 11, 12) These have been the greatest four years of my life. Terrible! Yes- but great. Christine Nguyen University of Central Florida Book Buddies (10-12) Rotary Interact (11-12) Science Olympiad (9-12) “10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name” -Fort Minor Lilly Nowlakha University of California, Davis Book buddies (10, 11, 12) Track (9, 10, 11, 12) “Today me will live in the moment, unless it’s unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.” - Cookie Monster Miles Oakley United States Naval Academy TJ Lacrosse (9-12) TJSD (9-12) Class Council (9,10,12) “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 Sam Ober Virginia Commonwealth University Mobile Development Club (10, 11, 12) Swim Team (9, 10, 11, 12) Investment Club (10, 11, 12) Awesome Association (9, 10, 11, 12) Times were had. Anwar Omeish Gap Year/Harvard College Latin Honor Society/Latin Club/ Certamen/JCL (9, 10, 11, 12) Muslim Student Association (9, 10, 11, 12) Threshold (10, 11, 12) Potterhead (Always) Protons (102) “But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.” -Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


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Krista Opsahl-Ong Duke University gusy (12) france (11,12) winter track (10, 1 week) “Are you guys talking about me” - Krista Everi Osofsky Carnegie Mellon University TJ Runway Co-Founder (9, 10) TJ Varsity Gymnastics (9) TJSD (10, 11, 12) Sirens (12) “It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” -Lemony Snicket Carolyn Ours University of Virginia Basketball (10-12) Soccer (10-12) Dance Team (11-12) Spanish Honor Society (1012) MUN (10-12) Froshmore (always) “The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy! Rapture! I got a brain! How can I ever thank you enough?” – Scarecrow, The Wizard of Oz Nathan Ouyang University of California, Berkeley Swim and Dive (9,10,11,12) Model UN (10,11,12) Book Buddies (11,12) Columbia Tutoring (12) “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday” - A. A. Milne Andrew Pan gap year, joining Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Class of 2019 Boy Scouts (5-12) Investigations in Epidemiology (10-12) Crew (10, 11) GIVE (11, 12) Help I’ve been turned into ink J.C. Panagides University of Virginia Biotechnology Club (10,11,12) Ocean Bowl (10,11,12) Writing Tutors National Honor Society Jellyfish Aficionado You can’t trust your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain Brian Pangilinan The Ohio State University Crew (9, 10, 11, 12) Hispanic Alliance (9, 10, 11) Just wait until I hit my growth spurt. David Park College of William and Mary Thomas Jefferson Marching Colonials (9-12) Winter Drumline (9-12)

Not Caring (All Day Everyday) “Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” - Karl Marx Christin Park Princeton University TJ Varsity Dance Team (9, 10, 11, 12) Amnesty International (10, 11, 12) “Wearing black today to mourn the death of my motivation.” Candace Park University of Virginia Tennis (9-11) Asian Awareness (10-12) Key Club (10-12) Tired of work? Eat shanks o’ pork. Allen Parker University of Alabama TJMC (9-12) Winter Drumline (9-12) Teenage Republicans (9-12) Never forget to have fun.

Miraj Patel Virginia Commonwealth University FIRST Robotics Team - 12 Vaidehi Patel Virginia Commonwealth University Bus 334 (10-12) animal noises (11-12) #orangutanclan (4lyfe) “It is our choices that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities...” -Dumbledore Ravikant Pattapagala College of William and Mary

Biotechnology Club (9, 10, 11, 12) Forensics Science Society (10, 11, 12)

Medical Society (9, 10, 11) How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard Raeford Penny United States Coast Academy

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Key Club International (9, 10, 11, 12) Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field (9, 10, 11, 12) National Honor Society (11, 12)

Hispanic Alliance (10, 11, 12) Honor Council (12) “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” - George S. Patton Angela Pham University of Virginia Book Buddies (10, 11, 12) French Honor Society (9, 10, 11, 12) Lincoln-Douglas Debate (9, 10, 11) Sleeping (never) “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” ― Ally Condie, Matched

Madison Phillips Kenyon College Techniques (9, 10, 11, 12) TJSD (9, 10, 11, 12) Operation Communication (9, 10, 11, 12) KAST (11, 12) You can’t really be strong until you can see a funny side to things. -Ken Kesey Connor Phillips Wake Forest University Track and Field (9-12) Cross Country (9-12) Bridge Club (9-12) “Is mayonnaise an instrument?” -Patrick Star Hannah Pho Stanford University Choir: Curricular, Service, Show, Madrigals, Sirens (912) Certamen (9, 10) Drama (10, 12) Football Managing (10) “This is how it works: you’re young until you’re not, you love until you don’t, you try until you can’t, you laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh - and everyone must breathe until their dying breath.” ― Regina Spektor “Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.” ― Robert Motherwell To the friends who have stayed by me, the teachers who have guided me, and the music that made it all worthwhile: thank you. Clara Pitts United States Military Academy Field Hockey (9,10,11,12) Softball (9,10,11,12) Wrestling Manager (10,11,12) “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” - Albert Einstein Wesley Poon Pennsylvania State University Music Production Club (11) We’re all stories in the end. Make yours a good one.

Aarthi Prakash Virginia Commonwewalth University Maria Psarakis University of Richmond Crew (9-12) French Honor Society (10-12) Threshold (10-12) TJMC (10, 11) Rotary Interact (11, 12) ˙buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ sı ǝʌıʇɔǝdsɹǝd Rohan Punnoose University of Michigan Excelsior Aerospace (9-12) Rocketry (10-12) TJ3Sat (11-12) “That’s not flying, that’s falling with style” - Woody Emma Puranen Swarthmore College Science Olympiad (9-12) Action Africa (10-12) “We will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway.” -Douglas Adams “Alright. Hey. Alright. Good job, guys. Let’s just not come in tomorrow. Let’s just take a day. Have you ever tried shawarma? There’s a shawarma joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I wanna try it.” -Tony Stark Ken Qi University of Virginia Track & Field Hurdler (9-12) Go Club (9-12) Chinese Honor Society (11, 12) Nothing can stop a person who refuses to be stopped. Stay amazing, TJ! Michael Qu University of Virginia MUN (9-12) Biology Society (10-12) Mind-Body Medicine Society (10-12) There is no such thing as too much dreaming, too much hoping, or too much wishing. There is only such a thing as never trying

Tarun Prabhala Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute Active Minds (9,10,11,12) Soccer (9,10,11,12) Namaste (9,10,11,12) Class Council (12) Bus 334 (9-12) If you’re not getting hurt, you’re not doing it right. If you’re not giving it your all, you’re not doing it right. Most importantly, if you don’t finish with a smile or at least make someone else smile, you’re CERTAINLY not doing it right.

Sarah Quettawala University of Virginia Namaste Culture Club (9-12) Varsity Swim and Dive (9-12) Student Government Association (12) Varsity Soccer (12) “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~ John Lennon

Chris Prak Purdue University Golf (9-12) Chinese Honor Society (1012) Life is not a spectator sport.

Priya Raju Purdue University Model United Nations (9-12) Relay for Life (9-12) Track and Field (9-12) We finish each other’s ...

Priyanka Raju Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rotary Interact (11-12) Relay for Life (9-12) WISE (10-12) ...sandwiches.

Ramanan Ramesh College of William and Mary Namaste (9-12) MUN (11-12) GIVE (11-12) STEM (10-12)

Mind Body and Medicine (11-12)

Five Guys Weekly (12) Some men just want to watch the world burn. Rahul Ramraj Case Western Reserve University ISEF (9-12) Namaste (9-12) Model UN (9-12) Varsity Tennis (10) “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.” TJHSST is and always will be a part of who I am. The friends I have made, the colonial spirit, and my experiences these past four years have greatly influenced the person I have begun to sculpt. Peyton Randolph University of Virginia Teknos (9-12) Crew (9-11) Environmental Impact Club (11, 12) Do for anything Do for nothing Just continue to do Sowmya Ranga Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University GIVE Center Manager (11) GIVE Executive Director (11, 12) Bollywood Dancer/ Choreographer (9-12) Girl Scouts (9-12) Columbia Tutoring (11) “In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt It was a long and stressful journey, yet a powerful and inspiring one too. Keshav Rao Rice University What’s Up Education (10-12) Young Changemakers (10-12) Odyssey of the Mind (10-12) MUN (9-12) Science Research (10-12) Make sure every day before bed you can confidently say “Oh Yeah!” more emphatically than the Kool-Aid Man. Take risks. “Ships are all safe at the shore, but that’s not what they’re meant for.” -Albert Einstein

Erika Rashka University of Virginia Varsity Basketball (10-12) Ballroom Dance Club (10-12) German Honor Society (10-12)

Action Africa (10-12) Froshmore (10-12) “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” - Andy Bernard Charith Ratnayake College of William and Mary MUN(9-12) LD Debate (10) PF Debate (11-12) Habitat for Humanity (11-12) Med Corps (11-12) Club Z Tutoring (12) Just Keep Swimming Aadil Refai Virginia Commonwealth University Madeline Reinsel College of William and Mary Dance (lifelong) Choir (9-12) Environmental Impact Club (9-12) Threshold (10-12) Honorary Band Kid (912) “How can I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?” --Ferris Bueller || “Even the smallest person can change the course of history.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien Goodbye, TJ, and good luck. Adam Reiss College of William and Mary Freshman Basketball (9) JV Basketball (10) DNA Society (11, 12) Latin Honor Society (11, 12) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” --Dr. Seuss Ivy Ren Yale University Math Team Physics Team TWIST “love the life you live. live the life you love.” - Bob Marley Meena Rezazad Wake Forest University Roy Rinberg New York University Swing Dance (10-12) Track (yes) TJSD (10,11,12) Lacrosse (9, 10, 11)

CheyAnne Rivera University of Michigan Track and Field (9-11) Honor Council (12) Write with Might (10-12) Do not remember me for my accomplishments, my connections, or my money. They do not matter. The measure of my character was found in places where none

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The objective of this class is to finish the main part of your applications and your school-specific supplements by the end of the week. We will cover: the character traits colleges are most interested in; how to refine your “message” about who you are; how to showcase your extracurricular activities; and writing essays that will intrigue the reader. “Crafting Your College Application” costs $695. The class size is limited to 8 students, with 2 instructors.

of those things could help me. If you must remember me, remember this: What you’ve been given in life matters little - the important thing is what you do with it. I am crafting a masterpiece, and it has only just begun.

Simran Rohatgi College of William and Mary Orchestra (9-12) Spanish Honor Society (11, 12) WISE (12) “Books! And cleverness! There are far more important things - friendship and bravery.” Hermione Granger Sam Rohrer University of Michigan Excelsior Aerospace Club (912) Investment Club (9-12) Lacrosse (9-12) “No championship team has ever held up a participation trophy. Work hard, work together and earn your greatness” - brotips #3317 Izzy Roscoe Carnegie Mellon University Fun with Sra. Pou (10-12) Field Hockey (9-12, life) Waved at Apolo Ohno (12) “The solar system is so humongous big, right? If you see the big picture, our galaxy like small tiny dot. And we have some problems here on Earth we worry about? Compared to like...nothing. Just be happy. Dont worry. Be happy right now.” - Ilya Bryzgalov Abby Rose Clemson University TJ Drama (9-11) Lost & Found Club (9-12) “Is mayonnaise an instrument?”

Brad Rosenblum University of Alabama Varsity Tennis (9-12) Varsity Basketball (11, 12) Swing Dance Team (10-12) Bhangra Team (9, 12) “You can learn a lot about a man from his biography” Phil Dunphy “Stick em with the pointy end” - Jon Snow Hail Hydra Tim Ruiter University of Georgia Cross Country (9-12) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (11, 12) Track and Field (11, 12) I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. Despite that, it’s been a great four years. Keep it classy, TJ. You haven’t seen the last of me.

Juliana Said University of Pittsburgh JNHS (10-12) TARC (10, 11) Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. Seán O’Casey Daniel Sainati Cornell University TJ Drama (9-12) Astronomy Club (9-12) TJ Shakespeare Troupe (11, 12) It was my privilege May Saito University of Virginia Swing Dance Team (10-12) Piano (9-12) Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things. Roshan Sajjad Carnegie Mellon University Chess (9-12) Namaste (10-12) Belvedere Elementary Tutoring (11, 12) Multivar/Linear/ AMT Tutoring (10, 11, 12) “Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” -Isaac Asimov Comfort Sampong Calvin College FCA (9-12) Action Africa (9-12) Writing Center Tutor (11-12) Ocean Bowling w/ the Dream Team (10-12) Any years that I would have lost due to stress, I’ve more than gained with our laughter. I’ll always remember the painfully beautiful laughs during our long rambling conversations when I was being ridiculous but you didn’t mind. I’ll always remember that when I told you my dreams you didn’t laugh-you listened. For that I am forever grateful ~ to my family, HB, NG, CN, EP, ER, JS, RS, KV, and RZ. Ecc 3:11

Emily Schneider Princeton University Crew (9-12) Field Hockey (9-12) Girl Scouts (2-12) National Honor Society (11, 12) “Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration, and 2% attention to detail.” ~ Phil Dunphy, Modern Family Priyadharshini Seetharaman George Washington University TJFH (9-12) WISE (10-12) Namaste (9-12)

aphorisms “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky Anna Seo College of William and Mary Relay for Life Committee (10,11, 12) Figure Skating (~12 years) TJ Swing Dance Team (10,11,12) TJ Girls Basketball (9,10) To do is to be - Socrates To be is to do - Aristotle Do be do be do - Sinatra

Yena Seo Ithaca College Model United Nations (9-12) TJ Drama (9-12) Cappies (10-12) tjTODAY (9, 11, 12) TJSD (9-11) “What about second breakfast?” -Peregrin Took Ji Sung Seo College of William and Mary Ocean Bowl - Film (9-11) TJVB (9, 10, 11) iGEM (11) Mentorship at Children’s (12) I bloomed thinking that I had the world in my hands and look now, I have my life in my hands! Sarah Shan University of Virginia Cheerleading (9-12) YES (12-forever) Lacrosse (9-12) Community Service (11) PriRu (till I die) “Just keep swimming”

Somya Shankar College of William and Mary gusy (12) Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot.” Tom Haverford “Oh, what’s this in my shoe? Red carpet insole. Everywhere I go, I’m walking on red carpet.” - Tom Haverford Priya Shankar University of Virginia Little Sunshine Club (10-12) TJ Rocketry Club (10-12) TWIST (11-12) Brown Valentine (Forever and Always) “Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. But the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” –Steve Jobs Its been real TJ. Here’s to us, the crazy ones: let’s go change the world.

Caroline Shaoibi University of Virginia Varsity Volleyball (9-12) Varsity Basketball (9-12) Varsity Lacrosse (10-12) Community Service (11) PriRu (‘til I die) Founder of the Eskimo Clan I don’t Care, I love it Victor Shen Pennsylvania State University TJ Football (11,12) Holmes Science Tutoring (11,12) Urban Dance Movement (1012) Policy Debate (10) Everyone only goes around the track once in life, and if you don’t enjoy that trip, it’s pretty pathetic. -Gary Rogers Jessica Shen Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Piano (K-12) Brown Valentine (Forever and always) FIRST Robotics (12) TJ Choir Accompanist (11, 12) Little Sunshine Project (9-12) Vietnamese Student Association (11, 12) “I usually don’t like thinking about the future. I mean, let’s face it, you can’t predict what’s going to happen. Maybe it’s best to stop trying to figure out where you’re going, and just enjoy where you’re at.” J.D. (Scrubs) Sibonay Shewit Notre Dame University TJ Drama (9-12)

Prom Planning Committee (11,12)

GUSY (12) “For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you find the strength to start over again” -F. Scott Fitzgerald Proverbs 16:3 || Joshua 1:9 Catherine Shi University of Melbourne Economics Challenge (10-12) Biology Olympiad (9-11) TWIST (10-12) Medical Society (9-12) Follow the stars in the direction of your dreams. Don’t lose sight of your reason for coming in the first place. Michelle Shiu University of Virginia Little Sunshine Project (9-12) Latin Honor Society (10-12) Brown Valentine (forever & always) You are living, you occupy space, and you have mass. You know what that means? You matter. Parag Shukla George Washington University TJMC Drumline (9-12)

The Axis (10-12) “Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.” -Neil deGrasse Tyson Jamie Simon Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Cross Country Track and Field Mock Trial Club Esperanto Club “Man’s greatest asset is the unsettled mind.” -Isaac Asimov Anthony Skaff University of Virginia Business in Science (10-12) Spanish Honor Society (1012) Manchoir (11-12) Showchoir (12) Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live. Andrew Snyder University of North CarolinaChapel Hill TJ Tennis (10-12) Catholic Student Association (9, 10, 12) National Honor Society (11-12) Spanish Honor Society (11-12)

“It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys” -Unknown. Florencia Son Northeastern University SGA/Class council (9-12) Keyettes (9-12) Lacrosse (9-12) Field Hockey (9-12) “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants Sunny Song Yearbook (12) Bren Mar Tutoring (12) You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Alec Sorensen Bard College Sci-Fi Fantasy Writers Club (10-12) Orchestra (9-12) Threshold (11, 12) Art Honor Society (12) Someone should write a story where the Headless Horseman is the Hero, and chops heads Heroically. That someone is me. Expected release date: 2060. David Soukup University of Rochester Bridge Club (9-12) “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Suddy Sriram Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University TJ Soccer (9-12)

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TJ Basketball (10-12) Namaste (9-12) Morning Announcements (10-12) Belvedere Tutoring (10-12) As a voice of the morning announcements the past three years, I have just one more announcement: Keep on keepin’ on, live it up. Snigdha Srivastava Washington University in St. Louis Recording Audio for the Disadvantaged (9-12) American Sign Language (9-12)

Marching Band/Winter Drumline (9, 10, 12) Seven days without rest makes one weak. Jonathan Stewart Princeton University Investment Club (9-11) TJ Cubesat (9, 10) Business in Science (9-11) Guitar Club (11, 12)

Tom Stone College of William and Mary TJMC (11, 12) Jazz Ensemble (11, 12) “There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” -Ray Charles Ben Stoyen Emory University Slava (11,12) Powerlifting (11) Julia Suarez University of Notre Dame Hispanic Alliance (10-12) Threshold (11, 12) “People stuck by others for years and years, in the face of all odds, and it should be relief, not disbelief, that one felt on witnessing it. ” - Alexander McCall Smith Olivia Sullivan St. Olaf College Show Choir (9-12) Sirens (11, 12) Service Choir (12) Madrigals (11) “Lol I loves the boot.” -Thomas Anthony Lunn Jamie Sullivan University of Texas at Austin Co-President of Astronomy Club (11, 12) Siemens Competition Semifinalist Spanish Honors Society (10-12) “A very great deal more truth can become known than can be proven” -Richard Feynman Adam Sulucz George Mason University Wrestling (11, 12) Belvedere Tutoring (10-12) You’re never too old to learn something stupid.

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sunset soirée

Clockwise: Seniors Erika Rashka and Maddy Naide dance at the National Harbor; Senior Jane Werntz and freshman Klara Vertes gaze at the Potomac River from the balcony; Seniors socialize amongst their friends during the dance; Chris Chen drinks blue punch offered at the prom; seniors take photo booth photos sponsored by the Top Hat Photo Booths.

Underclassmen of Prom Comm organizes dance for seniors Sandy Cho and Esther Kim News Editor and Sports Editor The balcony of the Sunset Room led to a stunning view of the Ferris Wheel and Washington, D.C., the dance floor unleashed inner dancing kings and queens and the photo booth captured silly and poignant memories of the night spent with friends. With the theme of “Sunset Soirée,” class of 2014 held prom on May 31 at the National Harbor, located in Maryland. However, lurking among the partygoers were underclassmen responsible for organizing the extravagant dance — the Prom Committee (PromComm). The entirety of its preparation was done in conjunction with the 2015 Junior Class Council. “PromComm’s job this year was to set up for 2014 prom and make sure everything was perfect for the seniors when they arrive,” junior Anant Das, a member of PromComm, said. PromComm consists of juniors Sanjoli Agarwal, Nan Baker, Mona Bugaighis, Das, Tahia Emran, Sarah Falls, Charlene Franke, Conrad Gehrki, Nihar Gudiseva, Arthur He, Danial Hussain, Jenny Kim, Monique Mezher Anugya Mittal, Shreya Punya, Puneeth Sai, Morgan Sizemore, Sage Teasley, Aleesha Toteja and Helen Zhang. The members were selected by the 2015 Junior Class Council. The members of PromComm discussed preparation by discussing with the class of 2014 PromComm chairs, seniors Laura Duke and Sib Shewit, who listed all the priorities needed for the dance. “We all met up at the Sunset Room in National Harbor photos courtesy of Top Hat Photo Booths

a few hours before prom to start setting up,” Das said. “Fortunately, we arrived early enough that we could solve many of the problems that were not anticipated beforehand.” The junior members of PromComm hope that their early experience with the preparation for prom will assist the organization of their own dance next year. Currently, they have been searching for venues and creating a list of at least three bids to get approval from the Fairfax County Risk Management. “I want class of 2015’s prom to be memorable. But as far as the venue and theme goes, I want it to be elegant and timeless,” Sizemore said. “And with the venue that we’re planning to go with, it looks like we’re on the right track.” Senior Tim Ruiter enjoys the view at the National Harbor. photos by Will Ryu


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Seniors celebrate last J-Day From left: Juniors Arianna and Alyssa Herbst make sundaes; students buy food from JDay booths on the track

From left: students prepare food to sell in Gym 2; students sell donuts to raise money

From left: TJ MUN hosts sponge wars; seniors Alex Le Floch and Jeff Horowitz perform with â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Axis.â&#x20AC;?

photos by Lindsay Williams and Anjali Khann graphics by Stav Nachum and Lindsay Williams

From left: Students splash each other in sponge wars; students mix milkshakes to sell outside Gym 2


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Wendy Sun Yale University Varsity Math Team (9-12) Chemistry Society (11, 12) Track & Field (10-12) Cross Country (11, 12) Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain. -Vivian Greene Aparajita Sur College of William and Mary TJXC (9-11) TJ Track and Field (9,10) TJ Orchestra (9,12) Namaste/I-nite (10-12) At the core of all human behavior, the good feelings we all want are more or less the same. Therefore what we get out of life is not determined by the good feelings we desire but by what bad feelings we’re willing to sustain. What pain do you want? What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives end up. Thank you TJ, for all the late nights, challenges, and to all the teachers that have required us to push the extra mile. It truly was a ride. “Everything happens for a reason”

Anirudh Surumpudi University of California, Berkeley ASA (10-12) Model UN (11-12) Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. - Thomas A. Edison Daniel Suzuki Rice University Baseball (9-12)

Nisha Swarup Harvard College Gusy (12) “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder semper ad meliora (always towards better things) Quinnlan Sweeney Clemson University Field Hockey (9-12) Basketball (9-12) Lacrosse (9-12) Black Student Union (10-12) Book Buddies/Tutoring (1012) You should be honored by my lateness Cyrus Tabrizi Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Lab (9-12) Namaste (11) Science Olympiad (9, 10) All good things must come to an end, but great things last forever. Graduating during TJ’s renovation may mean the end of the TJ I know and love, but it also means the start of a new chapter for TJ and all those graduating. I will forever cherish my four years at TJ, the wonderful people I met here, and the experiences I shared with them and I take comfort in the idea that my memory of TJ will be a happy one. Nita Takanti College of William and Mary Forensics Speech (9-12) Bren Mar Tutors (10-12) Book Buddies (10-12) Cultivators of the Earth (9-11) “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami Vishal Talasani University of Chicago Public Forum Debate (9-12) Forensics Debate (10-12) “Live más” - Taco Bell Zhaochun (Peter) Tan Duke University Basketball (9-12) TJHSST Biology Society (10-12) STEMbassadors (10-12) There’s nothing wrong in separating yourself from the pack. There’s nothing wrong in leaving footprints. There’s nothing wrong in being great.

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Henry Tessier College of William and Mary TJMC (9-12) Jazz II (9-12) Band Council (11, 12) TJ Ultimate Frisbee (10-12) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sonia Thakur Georgia Technical Institute Team America Rocketry Challenge (9-11) Namaste (9-12) Book Buddies (11) Action Africa (12) Snigging (9-12) We have grown a lot together as a class. I will miss all of you! Lucia Tian University of Virginia XC/Track (10-12) Science Olympiad (9-12) French Honor Society (9-12) Pretending to be Indian (11-present) Art (forever) Only now do I look back and realize that amidst all the pain, I found happiness. Thanks, and farewell, TJ. We part only to meet again. Tabitha Timm College of William and Mary Varsity Indoor Track and Field (9-12) Greenhouse Club (9-12) SLAVA (11, 12) Threshold (11, 12) Bus 37 Club (9-12) While high school may be over, the friends you made will last forever. Your friends are immortal. Seriously, they just found out and it’s been rough for them, so don’t bring it up. Jonathan Towne Rice University The Neuro Lab! (12) FCA (9-12) VJAS (10, 12) “We all must meet our moment of truth” - Gang Starr “So long and thanks for all the fish” - Dolphin Katherine Tsai Carnegie Mellon University Art Honor Society (12) “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” - J. Shedd Christine Tsou University of Virginia Japan Bowl JNHS TJ Rocketry Club AYPO There’s a superhero in everyone. Ricardo Tucker Carnegie Mellon University Hispanic Alliance (9-12) Cliffhanger Media Project (911) FIRST Robotics Competition (12) Sleep ( ) “Can your science explain why it rains?” “YES! Yes it can!” Katie Valery College of William and Mary Varsity Women’s Soccer (9-12) Jefferson Bhangra Team (12) “Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” Joey Valery Stanford University Langley liveliness (9) TJ tomfoolery (10-12) If good happens, good. If bad happens, good. Meghana Valluri Carnegie Mellon University Froshmore (10-12) Namaste (10-12) Project BEST (10-12) “You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life.“ ABBA Adithya Venkatesan Carnegie Mellon University Senior Computer Team (9-12) “It’s funny how day by day, nothing changes. But when you look back everything is different.” - Calvin and Hobbes Sid Verma Carnegie Mellon University Quizbowl (9-12)

Excelsior (9-12) Namaste (9-12) “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” - Dr. Seuss Isabelle Walton University of Virginia Symphonic Orchestra (9-12) Latin Honor Society (10, 11) JV Basketball (9, 10) Bren Mar Park Tutors (12) “The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty.” Yuchen (Richard) Wang Cornell University Policy Debate (9-12) Odyssey of the Mind (9-12) iGEM (11,12) Liberal Politics (9-12) “It only takes a politician believing in what he says for the others to stop believing him.” - Jean Baudrillard Patrick Wang Cornell University Cross Country (9-12) Indoor Track and Field (9-12) Outdoor Track and Field (9-12) Victor Wang University of California-San Diego Bridge Club (9-12) Belvedere tutoring (10-12) Robert Wang Cornell University

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Econ Challenge (10-12) “Master yourself, master the enemy.” James Wang University of Virginia No ragrets Matt Wattendorf College of William and Mary Cross Country and Track (9-12) Key Club (10-12) “You never know with bees.” Winnie the Pooh Jimmy Wei College of William and Mary Brian Welch Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University TJ Football (9-12) TJ Lacrosse (9-12) Co-President of Physics in Athletics (11, 12) Speak softly and carry a big stick. Jane Werntz Oberlin College Threshold (10-12) Softball (10, 11) TJMC/Drumline (12) Protons (102) No. John Wilkes College of William and Mary Latin Honor Society (11, 12) Certamen (9-12) Ultimate (10-12) “We are not born for ourselves alone.” - Cicero, De Officiis Nathan Williams University of Virginia Swim and Dive (10-12) Environmental Resource Club (9-12) Red Cross Youth Task Force (1112) “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” - Michael Scott Brian Womeldurf Louisiana State University Crew (9-12) MUN (10-12) “Stop thinking, and end your problems. What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid?” - Lao Tzu, “Tao Te Ching” Chapter 20 John Wood College of William and Mary Football (9-10) “The comedy of man survives the tragedy of man.”- G.K. Chesterton

William Woodruff Cornell University

Elizabeth Woods Wake Forest University Field Hockey (9-12) Soccer (9-10) Lacrosse (11-12)

2014 Class Council Senator (9-12)

SGA (9-12) Community Service (11) PriRu (till I die) “Treat yo self” - Donna Meagle and Tom Haverford Yeah, I’m the one who lives on a farm. Alexander Wood-Thomas Cornell University Lacrosse (9-12) FIRST Robotics (11-12) The best way to truly understand something is to take it apart and desperately hope there isn’t a screw left when you put it back together. Virginia Wordsworth University of Virginia Wrestling (Manager) (9-12) Crew (10-12) Hot Drank (12) “The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” - Alan Watts Wendy Wu University of Virginia

Track and Cross Country (10-12)

TWIST (9-12) Bren Mar Tutoring (11, 12) Weyanoke Book Buddies (1012) The floor is my endless table. Victoria Xia Massachusetts Institute of Technology Varsity Math Team (9-12) Girls Tennis (9-12) Computer Team (9-12) Physics Team (11, 12) Science Bowl (12) “Life is meaningless—until you make it meaningful. Karen Xia Columbia University KAST (10-12) TWIST (9-12) EIC (9-12) Hot Drank (12) NERDin’ (Forever) “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Here we go. Tony Xiao Vanderbilt University Golf Team (9-12) I-Night (11-12) NHS (11-12) Find the things that you love to do, and refuse to let them be hobbies. Make a career, make some money, make a life from the things you love. Eric Xie University of Virginia TJSD (11, 12) Manchoir (12) “My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.” - Psalm 144:2 Will Xu University of Maryland, College Park Ultimate frisbee (9-12) EZ RARES EZ LIFE. Ashley Xue Cornell University Chess Club (9-12) Chinese Connections (9, 10) Lacrosse (9-11) “Some people are worth melting for.” - Olaf Andrew Yang University of Virginia Jae Academy (Lifelong) Chemistry Society(10-12) Math Team(9-12) Will Yang University of California, Davis Jennifer Yin Princeton University Varsity Math Team (9-12) Bioinformatics Society (11, 12)

Bridge Club (10-12) “Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, ‘I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying, but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.’ Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling.” - Ellen DeGeneres Biqiao Yin College of William and Mary Threshold (10-12) Environmental Impact Club (11, 12) Little Sunshine Project (11, 12) “Sometimes the only thing you have to doubt is your own common sense.” - Nico Robin, One Piece Randy Yin Cornell University Spring Track’s Slowest Sprinter (9, 10) Jefferson Consulting (10-12) “You know, I’m sick of following my dreams, man. I’m just gonna ask where they’re going, and hook up with them later.” Mitch Hedberg Taylor Yohe United States Naval Academy Varsity Wrestling (9-12) Varsity Lacrosse (9, 10) Powerlifting Team (11) TJ iNVENTeam (9-12) These four years go by in a flash; and its important to recognize those who helped you complete this huge step in our lives. All of your supportive friends, your helpful mentors, your wonderful teachers, your parents. I would like to thank my mom, every lunch she packed and every lesson she taught me got me this far. Robert Young Stanford University Project BEST (10-12) Environmental Impact Club (9-12) Business in Science (9-12) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (10-12) “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.” - Stevie Wonder Yang Yu University of California, Berkeley Chinese Connection President (9-12) Chinese Honor Society Coordinator (10-12) Public Forum Debate (9-10) Free food is good food. Alison Yu Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University TJ Rocketry (9-12) Fellowship of Christian Athletes (9-12) TJ Ultimate Frisbee (9-12) “Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 3:13-14 Philip Yu University of Virginia Football (9-12) Red Cross (10-12) “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West Alice Yuen Cornell University Otaku Club (9-11) Solutions for Twenty-First Century Challenges (11-12) Belvedere Tutoring (12) Yoga (12) Anything can happen if you don’t know what’s going to happen, and personally, I never know what’s going to happen. Jae Yun University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Math Team (9-12) Soccer (9-11) Composing Club (12) Jae Academy (Lifelong) Live Life to the Fullest

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Jennie Yun University of Virginia Assistive Tech (10-12) Wingwoman (9-12) Started/Quit Cheer (10) Skipping 1st Pd (11-12) Netflix (10-12) All good things must come to an end, but I wouldn’t have wanted it to end any other way or with any other people. “You never know who you’ll encounter along the way. Who knows, maybe fairy tales come true after all. XOXO Gossip Girl” Grace Zeng University of Virginia Cross Country (10-12) Indoor Track (10-12) Outdoor Track (10, 11) Love your country. “Patriotism is easy to understand in America – it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.” - Calvin Coolidge Alice Zhang Carnegie Mellon University Otaku Club (9-12) Colorful Hair (11-12) Clumsy Derp (1996-5evr) Brown Valentine (Forever and Always) Don’t treat me like a princess. Treat me like a dragon. Cower in fear before me and bring me expensive shiny things. And don’t forget the tea. Andrew Zhang Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Football (9-12) Tennis (11, 12) “May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, Angels protect you, and Heaven accept you” - Drake Aaron Zhao University of Michigan Future Problem Solving (10-12) Botball (10-12) First Robotics (11, 12) “Just Wing It” David Zhao Cornell University Varsity Math Team (9-12) Computer Teams (9-12) Tim Zhong Massachusetts Institute of Technology Football (9-12) Baseball (9-12) Math Team (9-12) AIME (9-12) Whatever you do, always give 100 percent. Unless you’re donating blood. Emily Zhou University of Virginia Japan Bowl (10-12) Japanese National Honor Society (11, 12) Cultivators of the Earth (9-12) Medical Society (9-11) It’s never too late to get into something new. But if you do, throw yourself into it wholeheartedly. There’s nothing more valuable than self-confidence. Matt Zhou University of Georgia “The great things in your life won’t necessarily be the things that you do. They’ll also be the things that happen to you.” - Ted Mosby Rachel Zoll University of California, Berkeley Crew (9-11) Electronics Club (9-12) Professional Bus Rider (always) Ocean Bowl (9-12) #beatstatecollege “People always think that happiness is a faraway thing, something complicated and hard to get. Yet, what little things can make it up; a place of shelter when it rains - a cup of strong hot coffee when you’re blue; a book to read when you’re alone - just to be with someone you love. Those things make happiness.” - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Alexandra (Ola) Zytek Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Solutions to 21st century problems (11, 12) Bridge club (12) Otaku club (9-11) “I have decided to live forever, or die in the attempt” - Catch 22


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Seniors sport success

On May 27, seniors celebrated their college acceptances by donning their future universitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; t-shirts and assembling in the gym to take pictures

TOP FIVE COLLEGES SENIORS WILL ATTEND: 1. University of Virginia 2. College of William and Mary 3. Virginia Tech 4. Cornell University 5. Carnegie Mellon University

TOP FIVE STATES OF SENIOR DESTINATIONS: 1. Virginia 2. New York 3. Pennsylvania 4. Massachusetts 5. California

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Students engage in tjSTAR Clockwise from top right: sophomore Ravi Shankar tries on a bulletproof vest; Freshmen Daniel Haseler and Tatiana Bennett describe their Integrated Biology, English and Technology (IBET) project; Sophomores Isaac Iyengar and Jay Pan try out one of the segways from Displays and Demonstrations; Students build gumdrop towers; Students stack Jenga blocks vertically during a Design Challenge; Juniors Katrina Junta and James Jung experiment with a magnetic levitating top; Seniors Tim Ruiter and Meena Nayagam present their neuroscience senior research project; An outside speaker at a Displays and Demonstrations booth offers her contraption for student observation. photo courtesy of Will Ryu

photo by Ellen Kan

photo courtesy of Will Ryu

photo by Ellen Kan

photo courtesy of Will Ryu

photo courtesy of Will Ryu

photo courtesy of Will Ryu

photo courtesy of Will Ryu


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Goodbye, class of 2014!

photos, graphics and reporting by Shayna Hume, Anjali Khanna and Thomas Lunn


Senior Issue 2014