The Observer

2018-2019 Staff

Julia Lescht

Online Editor in Chief (website)

Class of 2019 Julia Lescht is the Online Editor in Chief of The Observer website. She has been writing for The Observer since her freshman year, and has since then served as Public Relations Manager and Online Opinions Editor. When...

Eliza Asbury

Online Editor in Chief (social media)

Class of 2019 Eliza Asbury is a senior at CHS. She has been writing for the Observer since freshman year. In her free time, when she isn’t editing stories or writing, Eliza enjoys listening to country music. She also plays soc...

Sophie Liss

Print Editor in Chief

Class of 2019 Sophie Liss is the Editor-in-Chief for the Churchill Observer alongside Jenna Greenzaid. Sophie is a member of Churchill’s class of 2019 and has enjoyed writing for the paper since her freshman year. When she...

Jenna Greenzaid

Print Editor in Chief

Class of 2019 Jenna Greenzaid is a member of CHS’ Class of 2019. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Churchill Observer alongside Sophie Liss. She spends her free time reading cheesy books, writing what she thinks are great stori...

Brandon Li

Copy Editor

Class of 2019 Brandon is the Copy Editor. A vital member of The Observer, Brandon has been writing for the paper ever since he was a freshman. While he isn’t editing countless pages of The Observer, you could find him in a swimm...

Riley Hurr

News Editor

Class of 2020 Riley Hurr is a member of the Class of 2020. She is currently serving as a News Editor for the 2018-2019 school year. When she is not writing for the J, Riley loves to travel, play softball and spend time wit...

Max Kandel

News Editor

Class of 2019 Max Kandel is the News Editor for the Churchill Observer. He has been in the class for four years and was formerly the advertisement manager and observations editor. In the spring you can find him on the varsity ...

Laura Sneller

Arts Editor

Class of 2019 Laura Sneller is currently the Arts Editor and Production Editor for the Churchill Observer. In her free time, she enjoys being a runner on the Churchill cross country and track team, reading and writing. She ...

Jackson Resnick

Features Editor

Class of 2019 Jackson is the current Features Editor on the observer. His favorite part of being on the Observer is working with the production staff every month to design and construct the paper. He is also on the boys soccer...

Fatima Yazdi

Features Editor

Class of 2020 Fatima is part of the class of 2020 and currently serves as one of the three Features Editors. She’s a very dedicated member of The Observer. She’s commonly known for re-submitting literally all of her stori...

Bradley Furgerson

Features Editor

Class of 2019 Bradley Furgerson serves as one of the features editors, side by side with other features editors Jackson Resnick and Fatima Yazdi.  He has been in the J for three years, and has loved every part of it. When he ...

Vicky Gunawan

Observations Editor

Class of 2019  Vicky Gunawan is the current Observations editor for the Churchill Observer. When she is not editing stories or writing them, Vicky is most likely watching the bachelor or friends. She also loves to travel and...

Eli Gordon

Sports Editor

Class of 2019 Class of 2019 Eli Gordon serves as Sports Editor of the Observer. He enjoys playing baseball, skiing and spending time with his friends, family and dog....

Joe Raab

Sports Editor

Class of 2019 Joe Raab is a Sports Editor for the Observer alongside Eli gordon. He is a Varsity Football Captain for CHS and also is on the Lacrosse team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and eating....

Nora Holland

Opinions Editor

Class of 2019 Nora Holland is a Print Arts Editor of the Observer alongside Drew Ingall. In her free time she enjoys drinking tea, painting and re-watching Parks & Rec for the fourth time in a row....

Bryan Fletcher

Production Manager

Class of 2019 Bryan is the Production Manager for the Churchill Observer and he is very dedicated to his job. In his free time, he enjoys binge watching different shows, listening to his favorite music artists, and hanging ...

Ethan Miller

New Staff Liaison

Class of 2019 Now the only Ethan Miller, Ethan is an ardent fantasy football smacktalker. Illustrious fact checker. And an all around great guy. A fun fact about Ethan is that his favorite Basketball player is Bismack Bi...

Sapna David

Assistant Arts Editor

Class of 2020 Sapna David is the Assistant Arts Editor for the Observer. She is a member of the class of 2020. When she isn’t writing articles she is most likely watching Netflix or hanging out with her friends. She loves ...

Caitlyn Jennings

Assistant Observations Editor

Class of 2019 Caitlyn is member of the class of 2019 and is an Assistant Observations Editor for the Observer. When she is not writing for the Observer, she enjoys hanging out with her younger sister and exploring the outdoors wit...

Emma Chen

Assistant Observations Editor

Class of  2020 Emma will be serving as the assistant observations editor on the Observer for the 2018-2019 school year. She is a member of the class of 2020 . She is also on the schools’ field hockey and softball team. O...

Anna Kronthal

Assistant Opinions Editor

Class of 2020 Class of 2020 Anna Kronthal is an Assistant Opinions Editor alongside Miranda Chung. She spends her free time dancing at the Washington School of Ballet, writing stories for the Observer, and watching a few too...

Miranda Chung

Assistant Opinions Editor

Class of 2020 Miranda Chung is a member of the class of 2020 and is currently the assistant opinions editor for The Observer. According to the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, she has an ENFP personality which is quite ironic. When she is n...

Andrew Chan

Assistant Sports Editor

Class of 2021 Andrew Chan is the Assistant Sports Editor for the Churchill Observer. A part of the class of 2021, and of the CHS Cross Country team, Andrew has a lot of school spirit. Andrew likes playing basketball and hang...

Cherri Tung

Photo Manager

Class of 2020 Class of 2020. Cherri Tung is currently a Photo Manager alongside Quinton Curtis. She spends her free time running, listening to music, and going to the mall with friends. Although she started journalism during h...

Benjamin Pham

Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

Class of 2019 Ben is a member of the class of 2019. He recently was assigned to be the advertisements and subscriptions manager for the Churchill Observer in order to support this student-produced newspaper. He hopes to wr...

Kathy Hu

Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

Class of 2021 Kathy Hu is one the Advertising and Subscriptions Managers. She is part of the class of 2020. When she’s not writing articles, she can be found cheerleading, doing gymnastics, or hanging out with friends. ...

Ohio Meshanko

Promotions Manager

Class of 2020 Ryan was born and spent his childhood in a suburb of Cleveland, OH, before moving to Potomac in 2013 and obtaining his nickname, Ohio. When he’s not working on The Observer with David Malament, he’s heading the Chu...

David Malament

Promotions Manager

Class of 2021 Class of 2021 David Malament is Promotions Manager with Ryan Meshanko. He spends his free time procrastinating and somehow finishing 99% of his homework in school. He enjoys watching Netflix, YouTube, and hanging...

Ohio Meshanko

Promotions Manager

Class of 2020 Ryan was born and spent his childhood in a suburb of Cleveland, OH, before moving to Potomac in 2013 and obtaining his nickname, Ohio. When he’s not working on The Observer with David Malament, he’s heading the Chu...

Jordyn Green

Assistant Online Editor-In-Chief

Class of 2020 Jordyn is member of the Class of 2020 and is currently serving as the Assistant Online Editor. When she is not writing for the J, you can often find her taking personality tests or playing games on her phone. She...

Allison Jacobs

Assistant News Editor

Class of 2021 She plays field hockey as a goalie and she loves to watch TV, especially Friends. She is a hard worker and determined student and she loves to write, especially for the Observer. She also does trapeze and aeri...

Dani Miller

Contributing Writer & Editor

Class of 2019 Dani Miller is the current News Editor for the Churchill Observer. When she is not editing for the paper, she is most likely lobbying for gun control or rewatching gossip girl for the 10th time. She lo...

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