The Falconer

2021-2022 Staff

Catherine Smith
Editor-in-Chief

Catherine Smith

Hey everyone, my name is Catherine Smith! I’m a senior, and the Editor-in-Chief of the paper this year! I joined The Falconer as a freshman and have continued ever since. I have held various positions in the past including Managing ...

Drew Kolb
Managing Editor

Drew Kolb

Hey y’all, my name is Drew! I’m a sophomore and Managing Editor of The Falconer! I joined the paper in the beginning of my freshman year and held the position of Junior Viewpoints Editor. Most of my time is consumed by liste...

Sabrina Brooks
Features Editor

Sabrina Brooks

Hi, my name is Sabrina Brooks, and I am a senior. I am in Journalism II and this is my second year writing for The Falconer. I have four siblings, and I raise chickens. In my free time, I like to write stories, listen to music,...

Margaret McGee
Lifestyles Editor

Margaret McGee

Hey! My name is Margaret McGee, and I’m a senior. This is my third year participating in The Falconer. Outside of journalism, I play the Viola in Chamber Orchestra. I love nature, baking, hanging out with friends and playing wi...

Nate Hensley
Co-Sports Editor

Nate Hensley

Hey everyone! My name is Nate Hensley. This is my first year as part of The Falconer staff. I am in Journalism one and a junior this year. I look forward to covering FHS sports and conducting interviews. I play soccer and football...

Emily Penatzer
Co-Sports Editor

Emily Penatzer

Hi! I’m Emily Penatzer. I’m a junior at Fauquier, and this is my first year with The Falconer. Outside of school, I play travel and school softball. I moved here last year and I am involved in the National Art Honors Soci...

Ali Patusky
Social Media Director

Ali Patusky

Hi! My name is Ali Patusky and I am a sophomore. This is my first year writing for The Falconer and I am a Staff Reporter! I really enjoy writing and reading, so I am excited to learn about the journalistic side of both! I’...

Joshua Suaznabar
Audio Visual Engineer

Joshua Suaznabar

Hey! My name is Joshua Suaznabar. I am a junior. This is my second year at FHS. I can definitely say that my experience has been great, and I'm hoping to create more good memories here. The Falconer is my first club in a very...

Raeid Ebrahim
Columnist

Raeid Ebrahim

My name is Raeid Ebrahim, and I am a junior. This is my second year on the staff, and I will be continuing my role as the first political columnist of The Falconer. I was born in Denver, and I moved to Virginia when I was four. ...

Vanessa Gutierrez
Staff Reporter

Vanessa Gutierrez

Hi guys! My name’s Vanessa Gutierrez. I’m a sophomore, and this is my second year writing for the paper. I’m taking Journalism 1, and I am excited to learn more about writing. I hope to bring my creativity to The Falconer. ...

Staff Reporter

Caden Nelson

Hi! I’m Caden Nelson. I’m a Junior and staff reporter/photographer for The Falconer. Outside of school, I love to explore places in nature and try to capture that feeling in an image. I also enjoy writing on a multitude of...

Madelynne Martin
Staff Reporter

Madelynne Martin

Hi! My name is Madelynne, and I am a freshman. I am very excited to be joining The Falconer this year! I decided to join because I love to interact with people and work as a team. Outside of school, I am a dancer at Dreams of...

Staff Reporter

Carson Wooten

Hi there! My name is Carson, and I’m a sophomore in my first year of journalism! I love playing instruments and listening to music, as well as creating art. I love showing my creative side and this class is the perfect place...

Marios Wallace
Staff Reporter

Marios Wallace

My name is Marios Wallace. I’m a senior in Journalism 1. My main hope for this course is that it will help me improve communication and writing skills relating to Meteorology in my future. I’ve been interested in public journ...

Sarita Portillo
Staff Reporter

Sarita Portillo

Hello! My name is Sarita, but I also go by Sara. This is my second year writing for The Falconer, which I'm very excited about. I love consuming stories by reading books or watching movies. I also love to learn about new things,...

Jenna Minter
Staff Reporter

Jenna Minter

Hi there guys! My name is Jenna Minter, and I am a senior. I started writing at the paper when I was just a little sophomore. I started the podcast, The Falcon Fever. My favorite part of journalism is interviewing new people and...

Addie Gorg
Staff Reporter

Addie Gorg

Hello! My name is Addie Gorg, and I am a freshman at FHS. Some things that I love doing are field hockey, lacrosse and journaling. I got interested in journalism when I was in middle school. I loved the idea of writing with a...

Lily Hayostek
Staff Reporter

Lily Hayostek

Hey, my name is Lily Hayostek! I am a junior and I am a Staff Reporter. This is my second year at The Falconer. I enjoy taking pictures and being outdoors. When I get home from school I take care of my dog Smokey. He is a mix o...

Staff Reporter

Evan Hunter

Hello, my name is Evan Hunter. I am a junior, and this is my first year in journalism. My favorite subjects are math and history. I also like to write, which is why I joined journalism. I have done distance track and cross countr...

Christina Wood
Staff Reporter

Christina Wood

Hello! My name is Christina Wood, and I'm a staff reporter for The Falconer! This is my second year at FHS and I’m a senior (finally…). I joined the journalism club and began writing for the Falconer during the middle of m...

Jish West
Staff Reporter

Jish West

Hey there, I’m Jish! I am a senior and taking Journalism I. I have all kinds of hobbies, but music is my forte. I enjoy listening to all types of music and analyzing it. I play the piano and teach myself songs by ear. I even...

Staff Reporter

Lily Finkbeiner

Hi! My name is Lily Finkbeiner, I am a senior. This will be my first year writing for the Falconer. I ran cross country in my freshman and sophomore years of high school. I have played soccer since I was three. My favorite subject...

Staff Reporter

Addie Cunningham

My name is Adeline Cunningham and I go by Addie. I'm a senior this year. I enjoy playing video games and watching television, so I tend to write primarily reviews. I plan to take a gap year after high school. ...

Catherine Arellano
Staff Reporter

Catherine Arellano

Hi! My name is Catherine Arellano, and I’m a junior. This is my first year taking journalism, and I am super excited to start writing articles! In my free time, I like to listen to music, watch movies, bake, explore nature,...

Staff Reporter

Maddie Bayliff

Hello everyone! My name is Maddie Bayliff, and I am taking Journalism 1 to fulfill my passion for literature. I am a junior and this is my first year writing for The Falconer. I am very excited to be creative and share my wor...

Madison Smith
Staff Reporter

Madison Smith

Hi, I’m Madison Smith. I’m a Staff Reporter for The Falconer. I’m a dancer at Excell in Old Town Warrenton. I love dancing, watching sports like football and hockey and listening to pop music. During my free time I workout a...

Tom Cloud
Staff Reporter

Tom Cloud

Hey, my name is Tom Cloud. I’m a sophomore. I enjoy playing video games like Wobbly Life and my discord is JazzPunk8199. In my spare time, I usually read or watch Youtube. This is my second year of journalism, and I’m very e...

Jack Baker
Staff Reporter

Jack Baker

Heyo! My name is Jack Baker and I’m in Journalism 1. I'm in Freshman year. This is my first year with The Falconer, and I’m excited to learn more about editing, graphic design and interviewing. I’m a guitarist and have been...

Jackson Irvine
Staff Reporter

Jackson Irvine

Hi! My name is Jackson Irvine and I am a senior. This is my first year taking journalism. I am a musician and I love singing, writing and producing music. I am extremely excited to be apart of this amazing group of creators and...

Co-Layout and Design Director

Ella Tedeschi

My name is Ella Tedeschi, and I’m a senior. This will be my second year on The Falconer staff, and I am a Co-Layout and Design Director. Outside of school, I like to read, listen to music and shop. I currently work at Carousel Froze...

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