The Saxon Scope

2019-2020 Staff

Daniel Camacho

Daniel Camacho

Daniel is a junior at Langley High School and is one of the newest reporters for the Saxon Scope. He’s a creative type of writer who spends his free time studying game design.

Cole Walmsley

Cole Walmsley

Cole is a senior at Langley. He enjoys playing golf and is a member of the golf team. He also enjoys watching DC sports, although it stinks to be a Redskins fan.

Lauren Treacy

Lauren Treacy

Lauren is a first year senior in journalism who is excited to write influential articles.  She is a regional track and cross country qualifier and plays lacrosse in the spring.

Aisha Shakeel

Aisha Shakeel

Aisha Shakeel is a freshman at Langley, and is a first year journalism student. She enjoys swimming and watching Netflix, and has a passion for writing.

Erina Azman

Erina Azman

Erina likes basketball along with writing and art. She loves Harry Potter, and her favorite TV series are Stranger Things and Riverdale. She loves discovering new places and also collecting money from other currencies. Just take...

Grace Chen

Grace Chen

Grace is taking Journalism 1 and is liking it so far. She likes how there is research about different subjects because not only do the readers learn something new but she does too!

Naser Al-Rafaih

Naser Al-Rafai’h

Naser is a senior in Langley High School. He likes to play soccer and hangout with friends. He won 3 soccer awards as top scorer in the Dubai league two years ago.

Mariam Shakeel

Mariam Shakeel

Mariam is a senior at Langley and in her second year of journalism. When she’s not writing for the Saxon Scope, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and practicing taekwondo.

Annabeth Holsinger

Annabeth Holsinger

Annabeth is proud to be a Langley Saxon. She loves playing basketball and soccer, especially for Langley. If she ever have some free time, you can find her on the court or field!

Hannah Yoran

Hannah Yoran

Hannah likes playing soccer and eating food. She likes pasta the most.

Sydney Miller

Sydney Miller

Sydney is double-jointed, has a dog named Javier, and makes Tik Toks in her free time (sydney_miller._).

Josephine Delquie

Josephine Delquie

Josephine Delquie is a 9th grader at Langley HS. She enjoys running and drawing in her free time. She likes journalism because it's a great way to become a better writer and learn things that you wouldn't learn in English class.

Jasmine Wang

Jasmine Wang

Jasmine Wang, junior reporter for the Saxon Scope, lives and breathes band. She is also a Rice Krispies enthusiast and in her free time enjoys having journalism as a creative outlet.

Meera Jindal

Meera Jindal

Meera is a fun-sized girl who knows every line from the TV show Friends. Saturday's for her are reserved for college football.

Pranav Choudhary

Pranav Choudhary

Pranav Choudary is not real. He has never existed. You have to wake up. wake up. wake up. ...

Jiaan Sehhat

Jiaan Sehhat

Jiaan attends Langley High School and plays for the varsity basketball team for the school. He's been playing basketball ever since he was four years old. He also plays guitar, bass, cello, and drums. He is 17 years old.  ...

Sammy Dallas

Sammy Dallas

Sammy Dallas is junior who plays alto sax for Langley. As a reporter he enjoys the journalism atmosphere and learning experiences. In his free time he makes short films at Director Dallas on YouTube.

Jennifer Mihori

Jennifer Mihori

Jennifer has a parakeet named Bluey, who is about a year and a half. She enjoys journalism because she really loves to write. She is also a very skilled seamstress and really likes to watch Netflix.

Matthew Chung

Matthew Chung

Matthew Chung is a junior at Langley High School and a first year journalism student. Since sophomore year he has been swimming with his high school swim team and he participates in different clubs all around Langley. While not...

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Brandon is international, having been born in Japan and spent most of his childhood in Europe.  He loves working out either with his teammates on the rowing team or just by himself in the gym.  His favorite hobby is boxing and...

Safieh Todd

Safieh Todd

Sophie is a senior at Langley and is in her fourth year of journalism. She enjoys writing about sports, school spirit, and local issues. In her free time, Sophie likes to play sports, hang out with friends, watch movies, and go...

Zoe Preisman

Zoe Preisman

Zoe is the eldest of four kids and has been playing piano since she was eight years old. She enjoys writing stories for Saxon Scope because it is a new experience for her.

Yousuf Mufti

Yousuf Mufti

Yousuf Mufti is famous for getting called by his last name. Head sports photographer of the Scope, he loves DC sports and Nate Jones.

Kaitlin McDowell

Kaitlin McDowell

Kaitlin enjoys writing for the Saxon Scope and especially enjoys the food parties.

Brian Feinstein

Brian Feinstein

Brian plays golf for Langley. He likes to watch TV and go hunting and fishing with his uncle.

Geno Colabatistto

Geno Colabatistto

Gino is a freshman at Langley. He is an avid hockey player, who plays for Langley and outside of school for Reston. He takes journalism because he is interested in becoming a sportswriter.

Matt Buchanan

Matt Buchanan

Matt would describe himself as a mediocre basketball player and the king of writing intro sentences. His inspiration is Prison Mike.

Fares Al-Rafaih

Fares Al-Rafai’h

Fares is a junior at Langley High School and this is his first year in journalism. He once came third in a weightlifting competition when he was 11 and cried when his older brother beat him to first place....

Allie Wakeman

Allie Wakeman

Allie is an avid soccer player, has won Kahoot 3 times and thinks dogs are better than people.

Ellis Sitilides

Ellis Sitilides

Ellis is a junior in his 3rd year of Journalism at Langley High School. He is an officer in the Langley TPUSA Club and a member in Business and Finance Club. He is eager to continue his high school journalism career for the next...

Nathalie Hoffman

Nathalie Hoffman

Nathalie Hoffman enjoys writing and designing for the Saxon Scope! Her favorite part of Journalism is publishing magazines and celebrating with a class party.

Ashley Greenblatt

Ashley Greenblatt

Ashley is a junior at Langley High School and has been apart of the Journalism class for all her time at Langley thus far. Outside of school, she is heavily involved in volunteer work for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and...

David Song

David Song

David is a junior at Langley dedicated to art and sleeping. He is a first year journalism student who joined because he has stories he wants to tell. Currently, David is focusing on not failing his classes and taking a more active...

Madi Benton

Madi Benton

Madison is a sophomore at Langley. She enjoys creative writing and is excited for her first year with the Saxon Scope.

Taylor Maguire

Taylor Maguire

Taylor is a sophomore who plays basketball, enjoys squeezing apples into apple juice and making apple cider, and is an avid tik toker. Taylor also runs spring track and last year made it to regionals in all her events, but she trea...

Nate Jones

Nate Jones

Nate loves lacrosse and football. He also likes his dog and hanging with his family.

Boden Gentile

Boden Gentile

Boden is known for talking to people and getting no response... He also likes his three pets, writing, reading, and especially running.

Lydia Chiu

Lydia Chiu

Lydia Chiu is a junior reporter for the Saxon Scope, along with being a writer, artist, and climate change advocate.  She sees journalism as a wonderful opportunity to voice opinions and help students rise up in support of what...

Cole Sitilides

Cole Sitilides

Cole is a junior at Langley High School. He is a first-year reporter at the Saxon Scope, and an actor in Langley's theater department.

Aiden OConnor

Aiden O’Connor

Aiden is a sophomore at Langley who has been in journalism for 2 years. He joined journalism because he wanted to improve his writing and learn how to write different types of stories.

Quinn Brown

Quinn Brown

Quinn is a junior at Langley High School. This is his first year of writing for the Saxon Scope.

Emma Kim

Emma Kim

Emma Kim is in her second year of Journalism at Langley and enjoys both writing and design. Outside of school, she is a member of Best Buddies and participates in different clubs and charities. She is so excited to continue writing...

Emma Frank

Emma Frank

Emma is a senior at Langley and is in her second year of journalism. She enjoys writing about environmental concerns and hopes to apply this passion in her future career. In her free time, Emma likes to hang out with friends,...

Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu

Jennifer is a junior at Langley High School. She plays the viola in orchestra, loves to volunteer at the animal hospital, and is fond of Hot Cheetos. She is very excited to be in journalism this year as she loves to write!

Stacia Datskovska

Stacia Datskovska

Stacia Datskovska is a passionate journalist who, in addition to the Scope, writes for a local magazine; she has also published in USA Today and Nederlands Dagblad, a national newspaper in the Netherlands. In her free time, Stacia...

Jane Fennell

Jane Fennell

Jane Fennell is a junior at Langley High School, in her third year of journalism. She loves working on the Saxon Scope because she gets to share stories from the Langley community, and highlight special aspects of the school that...

Caroline Castagna

Caroline Castagna

"Hey Cara can you send me your bio for the website?" "Can you just put 'maybe I'll get published this year?' Or do they have to be serious?"

Ashley Saxenian

Ashley Saxenian

Ashley is a senior at Langley High School and has been involved with journalism for four years, managing the business department for the Saxon Scope for the past two. Ashley's favorite pastimes are playing Barbies with Kayla,...

Marin Khalifa

Marin Khalifa

Marin is a junior at Langley High School and this is her second year in journalism. Marin loves spending time with her friends and family. Journalism is her favorite subject!

Lexie Gagnon

Lexie Gagnon

Lexie Gagnon is a junior at Langley and has been interested in journalism since she can remember. She is currently Langley Best Buddies' Peer Buddy Coordinator. Lexie is one of the Managing Editors of Design for the Saxon Scope,...

Maddie Koenig

Maddie Koenig

Maddie is a junior at Langley High School and the Managing Editor of Design for the Saxon Scope. This is her third year in journalism and she also enjoys coaching youth basketball and volleyball, as well as participating in the...

Mary Kurbanov

Mary Kurbanov

Mary is a spectacular, beautiful, amazing, energetic, wonderful, genial, and amazing human being that lights up any room that she is in. She spends her time making films, being in shows for the school theater, and, of course,...

Mikayla Schoff

Mikayla Schoff

Mikayla Schoff is on her fourth year with the Scope, her second as one of the managing editors of copy. She is committed to play field hockey at Johns Hopkins University next year and is excited for her final year!

Kayla Maguire

Kayla Maguire

Kayla is a senior at Langley High School and has been involved with journalism all four years. This year, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Saxon Scope and is very excited to work with all of the passionate journalists who make...

Online Editor

The 2019-2020 Online Editor is a junior at Langley High School and avid political journalist, currently serving as one of the 2019-2020 NSPA Journalism Representatives in addition to her work at the Saxon Scope. She is also involved...