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Last year’s Global Leaders of Fairfax County fellows celebrate their completion of the program in May of this year. “I definitely recommend the program to other students. It’s a great community to join and you learn a lot, and it really gives you the skills that you need to be a leader later on,” Jefferson alumni and 2020-2021 fellow Harini Somanchi said.

Global Leaders of Jefferson

Laura Zhang, Staff Writer
December 17, 2021
This year’s freshman student government introduces themselves on the Class of 2025 Instagram account.

The new 2025 class council

Hannah Liu, Staff Writer
December 17, 2021
Dr. Ana Cingel presents insights on teacher-to-teacher conversations at a staff training meeting.

Learning by observation

Lucas Ribeiro, Staff Writer
November 12, 2021
Ms. Laura Slonina, who runs the 8th Period Office, says that the best way to learn about the club application process is to visit them in person, “Students are a little afraid to come in to the 8th Period Office and talk to me, but Im more than willing to answer any questions.

Starting a club, demystified

Lucas Ribeiro, Staff Writer
November 10, 2021
Sophomores Tommy Fan and Abhi Periyasamy pose for a photo with sophomore Ella Kim’s handmade Chick-fi-la themed homecoming poster after a successful asking. “People needed posters, and I was the man,” Kim said.

What’s a proposal without a poster?

Evelyn Li, Staff Writer
September 29, 2021
Free lunches mixed with the return of students to in person learning produce a lunch line with wait times as long as 15 minutes. “It can get really bad at times. If you aren’t quick enough, you’ll be stuck behind easily 100 students,” sophomore Pishoy Elias said. 
Photo by Robert Stotz.

Lunches and seating: free, for now

Robert Stotz, Staff Writer
September 13, 2021
On Aug. 29, the day before the start of her cookie distribution, sophomore Ellen Zeng posted a picture of her recent bakes in Jefferson Chefs. She included a description of how anyone could get a cookie from her over the next few days — and people listened. Photos by Ellen Zeng/Facebook.

Complimentary cookies

Chris Yoo, Staff Writer
September 11, 2021
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