The Echo

2020-2021 Staff

Michelle Lee
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Lee

Michelle Lee ('21), Co-Editor-in-Chief for The Echo, is ecstatic to expand her passion for writing in The Echo. In her free time, she likes to write, read, take photos, and play with her dog Gnocchi.

Seren Park
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Seren Park

Seren Park ('21), Co-Editor-in-Chief, enjoys spending her free time reading YA fantasy novels and watching Netflix shows. She tends to write pieces focused on school news, but she makes sure to keep up with current events and...

Jonathan Tenenbaum
Managing Editor

Jonathan Tenenbaum

Jonathan Tenenbaum ('21) is the Managing Editor for The Echo. He enjoys writing about pop culture, student life, and exploring politics as a teenage independent. He started Tenafly High School's official podcast, The THS Tige...

Gavin Clingham
Staff Writer

Gavin Clingham

Gavin Clingham ('23) is excited to write for The Echo. He loves watching movies, composing screenplays, playing the drums, and writing movie reviews.

Dina Shlufman
Staff Writer

Dina Shlufman

Dina Shlufman ('23) is beyond excited to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys writing about everything and anything. She loves to play piano, read, run, and listen to her extraordinarily diverse and lengthy playlists. Sh...

Gia Shin
Staff Writer

Gia Shin

Gia Shin (‘23) is elated to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys writing journalism and creative nonfiction pieces. She runs a mental health blog and hopes to publish a book by the end of high school.

Daria Levy
Staff Writer

Daria Levy

Daria Levy ('23) is a Staff Writer for The Echo and enjoys writing (clearly), cooking, and catching up on her favorite criminal podcast series.

Jacqueline Kim
Staff Writer

Jacqueline Kim

Jacqueline Kim (’23), a Staff Writer for The Echo, is thrilled for the opportunity to broaden her perspective of writing through journalism. She also enjoys reading, writing, and painting in her free time.

Micole Abdelhak
Staff Writer

Micole Abdelhak

Micole Abdelhak (‘22) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. In her free time, she enjoys writing, rowing, and listening to music. She is very excited to be contributing her ideas to The Echo for another school year. ...

Erin Hong
Staff Writer

Erin Hong

Erin Hong ('22) likes checking things that go on in the world on a daily basis. Her days are basically spent either doing her nails or taking two-hour naps. That's all she does.

Bina Lee
Staff Writer

Bina Lee

Bina Lee ('21), a Staff Writer and a senior taking the Journalism Honors course, is fond of books, music, and movies. She is interested in learning French, literature, chemistry, and history at school. When she’s not writin...

Emily Kim
Staff Writer

Emily Kim

Emily Kim ('24) likes to read horror comics, watch anime, and listen to music during her free time. She is excited to share her writing and work with the members of The Echo.

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim
Staff Writer

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim

Junhyoung (Edward) Kim ('24) is a Staff Writer for The Echo and enjoys public speaking, swimming, listening to music, and making things "aesthetic." He also enjoys keeping up with the latest news whether the news is about politics...

Kayla Cheng
Staff Writer

Kayla Cheng

Kayla Cheng ('24) enjoys painting, watching anime, and also reading realistic fictions and romance novels. She is excited to work as a staff writer for The Echo and enthusiastic to interact with other members.

Rowan Copes
Staff Writer

Rowan Copes

Rowan Copes ('23) has always been interested in journalism and is excited to be publishing stories on The Echo. Her favorite subject is history, and outside of school she enjoys reading and spending time with friends.

Staff Writer

Shira Oelsner

Shira Oelsner (’23) is ecstatic to continue her journey as a Staff Writer for The Echo. She loves writing about topics ranging from sports to social media and anything in between. In her free time, she enjoys baking, spending...

Mr. Whitehead
Echo Advisor

Mr. Whitehead

Mr. Whitehead is a teacher, poet, and crossword constructor. He has taught English at THS for twenty-four years. His poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, most notably in The New Yorker. His fourth collection of poems...

Guest Writer

Jason Park

Jason Park, a freshman, is enrolled this year in the Journalism I CPA class.

Staff Writer

Madison Situ

Reese Polk
Staff Writer

Reese Polk

Reese Polk ('22) loves writing about pop culture, social issues, and political affairs. She enjoys painting, dancing, and watching Harry Potter movies.

Selin Abali
Staff Writer

Selin Abali

Selin Abali (‘21), is excited to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. She enjoys reading, writing, and listening to music. ...

Kai Song
Staff Writer

Kai Song

Kai Song ('24) enjoys learning about technology and reading historical fiction and fantasy. His favorite class is biology. He is excited to work as a staff writer for The Echo and enthusiastic to write about advances in the t...

Ryan Kim
Staff Writer

Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim (’23) is a Staff Writer for The Echo who is excited to widen his writing and journalism skills. During his free time, he jogs, listens and sings along to music (preferably ’60s-’90s rock or blues), plays tennis a...

Karis Cho
Staff Writer

Karis Cho

Karis Cho (‘23) is thrilled to be writing for The Echo. As someone with a strong interest in social psychology, she loves to dive deeper into personality and human behavior. In her free time, she enjoys reading, graphic design, ...

Mia Villavicencio
Staff Writer

Mia Villavicencio

Mia Villavicencio ('23) is excited to be a member of The Echo. She loves to read and write about a variety of topics for The Echo, especially those relating to science. She loves music and enjoys playing the violin and piano ...

Chaeyoung Lee
Staff Writer

Chaeyoung Lee

Chaeyoung Lee ('22) is excited to be a Staff Writer for The Echo. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction pieces from The New Yorker, which all strangely end ambiguously, and loves to code while listening to music....

Nathan Kong
Staff Writer

Nathan Kong

Nathan Kong ('21) is a Staff Writer for The Echo. He enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, running track, swimming, and video games.

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