The Saxon Scope

2019-2020 Staff

Kayla Maguire

Editor-in-Chief

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...

Mary Kurbanov

Managing Copy Editor

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

Managing Copy Editor

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!

Lexie Gagnon

Managing Design Editor

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

Managing Design Editor

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...

Ashley Saxenian

Business Editor

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

Business Editor

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!

Colleen Sherry

Editor-of-Online

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

Caroline Castagna

Social Media Manager

"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?"

Fares Al-Rafai’h

Reporter

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....

Naser Al-Rafai’h

Reporter

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.

Erina Azman

Reporter

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...

Madi Benton

Reporter

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

Quinn Brown

Reporter

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

Matt Buchanan

Reporter

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

Daniel Camacho

Reporter

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.

Grace Chen

Reporter

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!

Lydia Chiu

Reporter

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...

Pranav Choudhary

Reporter

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

Matthew Chung

Reporter

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...

Geno Colabatistto

Reporter

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.

Sammy Dallas

Reporter

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.

Stacia Datskovska

Reporter

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...

Josephine Delquie

Reporter

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....

Brian Feinstein

Reporter

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

Jane Fenell

Reporter

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...

Emma Frank

Reporter

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,...

Boden Gentile

Reporter

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

Ashley Greenblatt

Reporter

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...

Nathalie Hoffman

Reporter

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

Annabeth Holsinger

Reporter

Annabeth Holsinger 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!

Meera Jindal

Reporter

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

Brandon Johnson

Reporter

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...

Nate Jones

Reporter

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

Emma Kim

Reporter

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...

Taylor Maguire

Reporter

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...

Kaitlin McDowell

Reporter

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

Jennifer Mihori

Reporter

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.

Sydney Miller

Reporter

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

Yousuf Mufti

Reporter

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

Anja O’Brien

Reporter

Anja is a senior at Langley High school. This is her first year being apart of journalism, but in past years she has published art and literature in Langley’s literary magazine.

Aiden O’Connor

Reporter

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.

Zoe Preisman

Reporter

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.

Jiaan Sehhat

Reporter

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.  ...

Aisha Shakeel

Reporter

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.

Mariam Shakeel

Reporter

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.

Cole Sitilides

Reporter

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.

Ellis Sitilides

Reporter

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...

David Song

Reporter

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...

Safieh Todd

Reporter

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...

Lauren Treacy

Reporter

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.

Allie Wakeman

Reporter

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

Cole Walmsley

Reporter

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.

Jasmine Wang

Reporter

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.

Jennifer Wu

Reporter

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!

Hannah Yoran

Reporter

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