The Falconer

2020-2021 Staff

Rachel Singleton

Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is Rachel Singleton, and I am a senior at FHS. I have been part of journalism all four of my high school years and have held an editor position for all four as well. I have also written for several local publications...

Catherine Smith

Managing Editor

Hey everyone, my name is Catherine Smith! I am currently a junior at Fauquier. I started writing for the paper in my freshman year. I am now the Managing Editor of the newspaper, but I have had various roles in the past including...

Jenna Minter

Audio Visual Engineer

Hi there everybody! I am Jenna Minter and I am in Journalism II at FHS. I am a junior this year which is scary but exciting all the same. My goals, here at the paper, are to regularly update our YouTube and podcast, “The Falcon...

Raeid Ebrahim

Political Columnist

My name is Raeid Ebrahim, and I am a sophomore. This is my first year on the staff, but I am the first political columnist for The Falconer! I was born in Denver, and I moved to Virginia when I was four. This is my fifth year in ...

Addie Cunningham

Staff Reporter

Hi, I’m Adeline Cunningham. I’m in 10th grade and I joined the newspaper to express my interest in writing. I love to read and write. Being able to actively participate in something that develops a passion of mine is really fun...

Amanda Arellano

Web Design Director

Hi! My name is Amanda Arellano, and I’m a senior. This will be my third year taking journalism. I enjoy working with The Falconer and helping out with graphics and layout. Aside from journalism, I run for the schools’ cross ...

Sarita Portillo

Staff Reporter

Hey, I’m Sarita Portillo! I'm a sophomore and am currently taking journalism. I was interested in joining the Falconer last year after I participated in the club. So here I am now, excited and ready to start. Some of my interests...

Lily Hayostek

Advertising Co-Manager

Hey! I'm Lily Hayostek, and I am a sophomore. This is my first year with The Falconer, and I am super excited! My position at The Falconer is being an Advertising Co-Manager. In my free time, I like to take photos, draw and play...

Tom Cloud

Staff Reporter

Hey, my name is Tom Cloud, and I’m a freshman. I enjoy playing video games like Fortnite, and my discord is JazzPunk8199. In my spare time, I am usually reading or playing Fortnite. I’m new to journalism and very excited to...

Erika Harrington

Junior Sports Editor

Hello! My name is Erika Harrington, and I am a freshman. This is my first time as a junior sports editor for The Falconer. I joined journalism this year because I love to write. Outside of school, I enjoy playing soccer, reading,...

Helene Burch

News Editor

Hello, I am Helene Burch! I am a senior, this is my first year working with the Falconer, and I am the News Editor. I have always loved writing, so during my sophomore and junior year, I participated in classes dedicated to writing...

Hayley Ponn

Junior Lifestyle Editor

Aloha! I’m Hayley Ponn, and I am a sophomore. I hope to be able to convey my passion for the environment as the Junior Lifestyle Editor and reporter for The Falconer. I play volleyball, basketball and soccer for the school....

Ashley Halbrook

Social Media Director

What's up! I’m Ashley Halbrook, and I’m the Social Media Director for the Falconer. I’m 18 and a senior this year. This is my second year writing for The Falconer, and I am so excited! I run cross country and track and field....

Drew Kolb

Junior Viewpoints Editor

Hello there! My name is Drew, and I am a freshman and the junior viewpoints editor. I joined journalism because I love to write, and I hope to turn it into a career someday! Along with writing, in my free time, I love to listen...

Sabrina Brooks

Staff Reporter

Hi, my name is Sabrina. I am a junior, and this is my first 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, make bracelets and watch movies....

Margaret McGee

Features Editor

Hey! My name is Margaret McGee, and I’m a junior. I am the Features Editor for the Falconer. This will be my second year writing for the Falconer. I have been in orchestra for six years, and I play the viola. My favorite subject...

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