Jacqueline DeBartolomeo Co-Editor We are introducing a new Panther Press feature. Our Meet the Teacher profiles will feature questions and answers with the men and women who dedicate their days to teaching at Paul VI, starting with our inaugural profile on Mr. DeBroek. Panther Press: Where did you grow up? Mr. DeBroek: I was a…
By Aly Prouty Special Correspondent This year, the senior class of 2015 has not one, but two valedictorians—Seniors Sarah Thomas and Theresa Neubig are tied for first in their class. However, there is much more to these two students than a high GPA. They are both National Merit Scholars. Theresa has a busy schedule filled…
Panther Press sat down with Lady Panther varsity basketball team member Kendall Hunter on the heels of the team’s (32-2) 2015 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I State Championship.
Panther Press has learned that Kevin O’Callaghan ‘16 is adept at languages and is mastering Spanish and French and is beginning to study Chinese here at school, in addition to picking up other languages in his personal time.
Paul VI, did you know that we have a movie star among us? You know him as Matt Brown, president of the class of 2017 and co-editor of this paper, but he lives an entirely different life outside of school, building a career as an actor. Student by day and film star by night, Brown recently gave Panther Press a window into his life as an up-and-coming actor.
Lydia Florez ‘15 and Morgan Mauck ‘16 are co-captains of the Paul VI Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Recently, Florez and Mauck met with Panther Press to talk about this year’s team.
After a four-year break from the Paul VI swim coaching scene, Mr. Brofft has returned for more, and this time it’s not just to coach. Mr. Brofft also now teaches math, with plans to pursue a career in teaching as well as coaching. Panther Press welcomes Mr. Brofft back as he makes a splash as the new head Paul VI swim coach.
Ms. Annie Desmarais ‘08 may be a new face to students, but she isn’t new to the Paul VI community. Ms. Desmarais graduated from Paul VI in 2008. She joined Paul VI as associate director of Alumni Relations last year and has added part-time psychology teacher to her duties this year. This month, Panther Press features her in its ongoing spotlight on new staff members.
LaDan Nemati ‘17 competed in the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating National Solo Dancing championships in Colorado Springs, CO. Sept. 17–20, coming away with the bronze medal. To get to nationals, more than 100 skaters across the U.S. competed at various local competitions during this past season. Of these, some 20 elite skaters (seven from the West Coast, seven from the Midwest, and seven from the Eastern region) qualified to compete. LaDan was in second place placed second out of the top six from the Eastern region entering the competition in Colorado.