The Observer

2020-2021 Staff

Jessica Klein

Jessica Klein is a Senior and the Assistant Arts Editor for the Observer. In her freetime she dances ballet for The Washington School of Ballet. But when shes not in the studios you can find her hanging out with friends or watch...

Sylvia Thomson

Sylvia Thomson is the Assistant Social Media Manager for the Observer and a member of the class of 2023. This is her second year in publications. In her free time, Sylvia participates on a rowing team. She loves to hang out wi...

Justin Greenzaid

Justin Greenzaid is a Sports Editor for the Observer and is a part of the class of 2023. In his free time, Justin loves to play lacrosse and is on the Varsity lacrosse team at WCHS. He also enjoys listening to music in his free ...

Caroline Zhou

Caroline Zhou is an Assistant Photo Manager for the Observer. She is in her second year of journalism and part of the class of 2023. In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with her friends, and listening to ...

Ryan Weiner

Ryan Weiner is the Sports Editor of the Observer and a member of the Class of 2023. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his friends. He is involved in Churchill’s Model UN club. Ryan’s favorit...

Rachel Mattison

Rachel Mattison is the Online Editor of the Observer and a member of the Class of 2023. She loves to hang out with friends, travel and play sports. She is involved in SGA and is on the softball team. Her favorite ice cream fl...

Jordan Pashkoff

Jordan Pashkoff is a junior and is the Arts Editor for the Observer. Other than writing, Jordan loves to listen to music, play lacrosse and hang out with friends. She loves Taylor Swift and her favorite album is Red. Her favo...

Melissa Redlich

Melissa Redlich is a junior and is the Features Editor for the Observer. This is her third year taking journalism, and she loves being a part of the class. When she is not writing for the Observer she loves to play volleyball an...

Liam Klein

Liam Klein is a junior and is the Opinions Editor for the Observer. This is his third year taking journalism and he was previously the Assistant Online Editor. In his free time, Liam enjoys playing baseball, basketball and spendi...

Aaron Simon

Aaron Simon is the Photo Manager for the Observer. He is in his 2nd year of journalism and a 2021 Senior. He loves to cook, play sports, and eat. His favorite sport is baseball, his favorite food to cook and eat are ribs. Whe...

Jack Gans

Jack Gans is a member of the class of 2023 at WCHS and the Assistant Features Editor for the Churchill Observer. He loves to go outside on walks and to play sports with friends. He also enjoys biking and lifting weights. Jack wants...

Elijah Savett

Elijah Savett is a senior and Observations editor for the Observer. This is his third year on staff, and he’s excited to have this position for the 2021-2022 school year. Elijah enjoys playing basketball with his friends and...

Quinn Cook

Quinn Cook is a part of WCHS’s class of 2021 and one of the News Editors for the Observer. Outside of school he loves to be active, outdoors and playing baseball for WCHS among other sports with friends. Quinn also loves his ...

Olivia Yasharoff

Olivia Yasharoff is a senior and one of the Print Editors-In-Chief. This is her fourth year taking journalism. In her free time she loves to paint with watercolors, watch sitcoms and go thrifting. She is very excited for her fin...

Jasper Bernstein

Jasper Bernstein is an Observations Editor for the Observer. Jasper is a member of the class of 2022. In his free time, Jasper enjoys spending time with his friends, watching football and quarantining from COVID-19. This is h...

Ela Jalil

Ela Jalil is a senior and the Online Editor-In-Chief. This is her fourth year taking journalism. Outside of the Observer, Ela enjoys advocacy work, and is an officer of the English Honors Society. Ela loves watching rom-coms and sit-coms (es...

Maya Bhattiprolu

Maya Bhattiprolu is a senior and the Copy Editor for the Observer. This is her fourth year taking journalism.When she is not writing for the Observer, you can find her running for the cross country and track team at Churchill. Sh...

Jeremy Fredricks

Jeremy Fredricks is a senior and one of the Print Editors-in-Chief for The Churchill Observer. He’s in his fourth year of Journalism. Previously, he served as the Copy Editor, Assistant Opinions Editor and Staff Writer. He’s...

Ella Kaminsky

Ella Kaminsky is one of the Opinions Editors for the Observer. She is a part of the class of 2021. When she is not editing articles, you can find her hanging out with her friends, listening to music or taking a run with her dog...

Austin Vinner

Austin Vinner is the News Editor for the Churchill Observer. He is a senior at Winston Churchill High School in the graduating class of 2022. In his free time he enjoys watching shows on Netflix and sleeping. He likes working ...

Emily Zhang

Emily Zhang is a senior and one of the Features Editors for the Observer. Apart from taking Journalism for the third year at Churchill, she is also a part of DECA. In her free time she enjoys hand lettering, binging movies and ...

Nur Yavuz

Nur Yavuz is a senior and the Social Media Manager for the Churchill Observer. In her fourth year of Journalism, Nur is up to get bubble tea any day of the week, and can’t say no to grabbing food with friends. When she is not w...

Ava Freeman

Ava Freeman is a senior and the Online Editor-in-Chief for the Observer. In addition to writing for her school newspaper, Ava is on the WCHS cheer team and is a member of the ambassador club. In her free time she enjoys hanging...

Charley Hutton

Charley Hutton is a member of the class of 2021 at WCHS and one of the Advertisements and Subscriptions Managers. In the fall, she plays soccer, and in the winter and spring she runs track as a sprinter and hurdler. She can b...

Trevor Gardemal

Trevor Gardemal is a senior and the Observer’s Social Media Manager. He is a member of both Tech Crew and SGA. When he’s not spending too much time on twitter, Trevor likes to spend his time listening to music and baking. ...

Ally Salzberg

Ally Salzberg is one of the Opinions Editors for the Observer. She is part of the class of 2021. When she is not in school you can find her hanging out with her friends, walking her dogs, or working out.   ...

Andrew Chan

Andrew Chan is a senior on the Observer. He is one of the print Editors-In-Chief. When he is not editing articles he is most likely relaxing, playing basketball, or playing videogames with his friends. He enjoys watching Netflix and ...

Allison Jacobs

Allison Jacobs is one of the Editors-in-Chief for the Observer. She is part of the class of 2021. She loves spending time with her friends and her dog Taco, playing field hockey and making TikToks. Her favorite shows include Avatar: ...

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