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Titan Shoutouts: September-October

TC Williams students shout out their favorite peers and staff

Kate Casper

Theogony introduced Titan Shoutouts in early September. T.C. Williams students, teachers, and staff anonymously shared their favorite fellow Titans and why they love them.

  1. Vencena Sye, Math Teacher
“Ms. Sye is one of my favorite people at T.C. Williams. Whenever I see her, she has a smile on her face, and she is always excited to see me too! Even when you aren’t in her class anymore, she still checks up on you and really cares about her students!”

2. Karam Burjas, Senior

“He’s been working really hard to let the seniors have somewhat of a senior year.”

3. Fina Osei-Owusu, Senior

“I love Fina because she’s a great role model, and she’s so kind! She’s such a great leader, and I’ve been looking up to her since I was in sixth grade!”

4. Elizabeth Lane, Sophomore

“She is such a nice person, and she is super pretty!”

5. Sarah Kıyak, English Teacher

“I love Ms. Kiyak because she’s an amazing teacher who not only cares for her student’s education, but also what’s going on in their personal lives from mental health to [the stress of the] college application process.”

6. Nyla Fox, Senior

“Her music taste, fashion sense, and personality are amazing, and she and Karam are working really hard to make [class of] 2021’s senior year special!”

7. Molly Freitag, Social Studies Teacher

“She’s one of the most understanding teachers I’ve ever had, and she cares so much about her students!”

8. Joshua Hernandez, Senior

“Josh is one of the funniest people I know. [He is] a super talented athlete, loves Arianna Grande, and is a style icon. I love him so much!”

9. Tracie Jackson, Counselor

“Ms. Jackson is such a good counselor and is always super friendly and willing to help!”

10. Ingrid Pavon, Sophomore

“I love Ingrid because she has been there since day one. She has been there for me in the good and bad, and I know I can always count on her if I need anything.”

11. Elizabeth Gaffney, Social Studies Teacher

“Ms. Gaffney works super hard to help her students, and her class is so much fun. She is super kind and overall a great teacher!”

12. Yahney Marie, Freshman

“She’s done an extraordinary job at spreading awareness and factual unbiased information about current issues in the world. She spends hours on making these posts and does all this research, makes statistics charts, and formats by creating visuals, breaking down information, and summarizing it so the basic human can interpret it. Especially during a whole pandemic…I love her!”

13. Alfonso Carnucci, Math Teacher

“I like him as a teacher!”

14. Ellie Lo, Junior

“[She is] the sweetest person to walk the planet.”

15. Sarah Brennan, Junior

“Sarah Brennan is a great friend and an amazing teammate.”

16. Simon Guggenheim, Social Studies Teacher

“I had him as a teacher when I was a freshman, and I always thought his vibe was so cool, and I loved the pictures from his travels he would show us!”

17. Zainab Almomen, Senior

“She’s just a cool person that cares about everyone around her.”

18. Matthew Henry, English Teacher

“He is really funny and generous, and he [understands] what it’s like to be a teenager right now.”

19. Bernadette DeSario, Social Studies and Psychology Teacher

“She is so kind and makes her classroom feel welcoming and friendly!”

20. Alexa Edwards, Senior

“She is more than people think.”

21. Justin Redpath, Foreign Language Teacher

“He’s so upbeat, and he makes Latin so fun!”

22. Danielle Thorne, Math Teacher

“Ms. Thorne is one of the best teachers at T.C. and for sure my favorite one because she always smiles, gives help when you need it, and supports you in any way possible…Every morning, you would hear her calling out student’s names. She’s just a perfect teacher!”

23. Anaïs Joubert, Freshmen

“She’s one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. Super sweet, super smart, and an amazing friend.”

25. Kiernan Almand, Senior

“I love Kiernan because she’s so kind and inclusive to everyone she meets, and she always makes me laugh.”

To submit a Titan Shoutout, fill out the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/eMSHm3F2bX3FroMQ6 or direct message @TCTheogony on Instagram or Twitter!

Kate Casper is the Theogony Style Editor. She took Journalism I as a freshman and has been a member of Theogony since 2018 and an editor since 2019. Kate plays Varsity Tennis and submits poetry to the T.C. literary and art magazine, Labyrinth. Kate strives to be the pulse of the T.C. culture.