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Freshman Emma Tu, Tu-wenty Tu-wenty Three Class President

Freshman Emma Tu, Tu-wenty Tu-wenty Three Class President

Youqi Huang

April 1, 2020

Freshman Emma Tu is president of the Class of 2023 and a member of ASB. Tu has been a leader in her class ever since middle school, where she took Leadership in seventh grade and was elected student body president in eighth grade.  “To me, my role is a position of kindness, where I do my best ...

Sophomore Kristin Zhao: Positive leader and church youth group leader

Sophomore Kristin Zhao: Positive leader and church youth group leader

Aileen Xue

March 31, 2020

Whether she’s spending hours practicing for the Class of 2022’s homecoming or leading the worship team at her church, sophomore Kristin Zhao does almost everything with a glowing smile on her face. Known for her positivity and compassion, Zhao’s joy is contagious, lifting the spirits of those ar...

Junior Navya Bhakta on navigating through high school

Junior Navya Bhakta on navigating through high school

Youqi Huang

March 30, 2020

Junior Navya Bhakta is a crucial part of life on campus as a member in Acapella Club, National Honor Society and Link Crew. She also sings in Concert Choir and plays forward on the JV field hockey team.  Bhakta’s first brush with National Honor Society took place when she applied for a STTAR tu...

Sophomore Ian Chen: Founder of Youth Economics Initiative and Lynbrook Economics Club

Sophomore Ian Chen: Founder of Youth Economics Initiative and Lynbrook Economics Club

Aileen Xue

March 30, 2020

Sophomore Ian Chen grew up listening to National Public Radio’s “Planet Money” podcast. As he learned about topics ranging from Ronald Reagan’s involvement with unions to reasons why milk is placed in the back of grocery stores, he became increasingly captivated by how the world worked, fuelin...

Freshman Andrew Yuan passes on his STEM passions to others

Freshman Andrew Yuan passes on his STEM passions to others

Melissa Chen

March 27, 2020

Freshman Andrew Yuan started developing an interest in math when his mother signed him up for Math Club at Dilworth. There, he realized that math could be fun and that he enjoyed solving problems. Yuan’s mother also helped him get involved in other math activities such as Math Olympiad. Both of Y...

Junior Anastasia Trushcankova demonstrates leadership, hard work and passion

Junior Anastasia Trushcankova demonstrates leadership, hard work and passion

Melissa Chen

March 27, 2020

Many students devote much of their time to Homecoming during the beginning of the school year. Junior Anastasia Trushchankova is one of them, having helped choreograph homecoming dances since freshman year. Her passion for dance drew her to the position, and she thought it would be a fun activity as w...

Junior Isabela Britton makes her high school experience meaningful

Junior Isabela Britton makes her high school experience meaningful

Melissa Chen

March 27, 2020

One day, junior Isabela Britton noticed her friend seemed a little down. The next day, Britton slipped her a card with a wonderful message. Britton’s friend wasn’t the first to receive such a gift. Britton, a caring and sweet individual, likes to give her friends hand-made cards to cheer them up. “I...

Multi-talented Melissa McCullough: alto saxophone, varsity pitcher and ice hockey player

Multi-talented Melissa McCullough: alto saxophone, varsity pitcher and ice hockey player

Youqi Huang

March 27, 2020

“Busy,” was sophomore Melissa McCullough’s reply when asked for a word to describe herself. Busy is right. McCullough plays alto saxophone in Lynbrook’s marching band, pitches for the school’s varsity softball team and plays ice hockey for the Redwood City Black Stars as well.  ...

Creative freshman Katie Chung: artist, customizer, PR commissioner

Katie Chung, when asked about her plans for the future:

Youqi Huang

March 11, 2020

The achievement that makes freshman Katie Chung most proud and perhaps provides the most holistic view of her character is how she designed and screen printed T-shirts for cancer awareness after the passing of a teacher's mother in middle school. “After the loss of his mother, Mr. Gonzales wanted to start a ...

Junior Jonathan Huang: YouTuber, Math Honor Society President and Science Club Vice President

Jonathan Huang on his plans for the future:

Aileen Xue

March 11, 2020

Although resources such as Khan Academy and Organic Chemistry Tutor have been staples for high school chemistry students for years, junior Jonathan Huang has emerged as an essential guide, with many students identifying his Youtube channel as a resource crucial to their understanding of difficult chem...

Senior Pranav Kadiyala: Pre-Med club and Octagon president, track and field member

Pranav Kadiyala on his plans for the future:

Ashley Song

March 10, 2020

Though many students may not know his name, chances are most students have seen his face around campus. Responsible and driven, senior Pranav Kadiyala can be seen in representing Lynbrook in several ways, whether at DECA conferences, during Pre-Med club meetings, at track meets throwing the discus and s...

Sophomore Derrick Cai: varsity basketball point guard, debater, and DECA member

Derrick Cai on his plans for the future:

Aileen Xue

March 10, 2020

Even after swishing two free throws to give Lynbrook the lead with only 10 seconds left of regulation, sophomore Derrick Cai wasn’t ready to celebrate until he heard the final buzzer, signaling that he had, in fact, won his team the game.  Having played basketball since third grade, Cai is no stranger t...

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