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Samantha Simpson

Samantha Simpson is a sophomore and this is her second year writing for The Falcon. Some of her interests include tennis, swimming and going to the theater.  She is involved in the Key Club, Drama Club and is a member of TSTT (Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers).  She also enjoys writing poems and short stories. Outside of school, she teaches Sunday School for Kindergarten through Second Grade and volunteers with various organizations.

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Asia Brooks

Asia Brooks is a junior at Woodlands High School. She loves to write for poetry slams and enjoys watching anime. Asia loves to travel to different places and to explore many new and different things.

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Sahiyya Harrison

Sahiyya is a sophomore who loves to play basketball. She’s been an avid member of the newspaper since last year. She loves to sing, listen to and play music, read, and hang out with friends during her free time.

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Nile Williams

Nile Williams is a sophomore and an honors student at Woodlands High School. He plays on the boys junior varsity soccer team, and will be swimming in the winter. He also will be throwing shot-put in the spring. This is his second year writing for the newspaper.

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Mr. Chaz Busuttil

For a second year, Chaz Busuttil, known as Mr. B is back as our advisor.

Mr. Busuttil teaches Enhanced Literacy classes for 9th through 11th grade students. His additional responsibilities, aside from The Falcon, include serving as class advisor for the Class of 2015. Mr. B was a proofreader/assistant editor under Mrs. Washington for a few years before stepping up to be advisor in the 2012-2013 school year.

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Kymani Senior

Kymani Senior is a sophomore, in his second year as a reporter for the Falcon. He enjoys swimming competitively outside of school, and enjoys challenging himself academically in honors classes.

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Katie Sims

Katie Sims is a sophomore at Woodlands. She enjoys writing, filming, and editing short comedy skits with her friends. In addition to newspaper, she is in yearbook, academic challenge and band. Katie enjoys playing softball, both on the Woodlands varsity team and an out of school tournament team. She has been interested in writing and journalism since hearing about her father’s job at, as editor-in-chief of the website, and declaring that one day that job would be hers. In her second year writing for The Falcon, she is the Online Editor.

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Carly Mannino

Carly Mannino is a senior, wrapping up a straight 4 years contributing to The Falcon. Although she began as a photographer, she is now a reporter and conducts video interviews. Carly has been named MVP of both the Varsity Softball team and the Varsity Girls’ Bowling team.  She also participates in Academic Challenge, and shoots photos and videos of sports games.

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Awa Nyambi

Awa Nyambi is a junior here at Woodlands High School. He spends most of his free time playing piano, saxophone, drums, soccer, or enjoying time with his siblings or friends. Awa is very active in clubs and activities such as Key Club, Academic Challenge, Math Team, Band, and Varsity Soccer. Outside of school he tutors children in math and reading and holds the position of Vice President of the Greenburgh/White Plains youth branch of the NAACP. Awa hopes to better his journalism and English skills through the newspaper. He has high hopes for this years Newspaper committee.

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