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24 with ‘24: Sophia Lander
24 with '24
24 with ‘24: Sophia Lander
Lydia Blackwell, Staff Reporter • April 23, 2024

24 with ’24 is a Chronicle series where we ask 24 questions to a member of the class of ’24. Between now and June, we’ll shine a spotlight...

Song of Daphne
Creative Writing
Song of Daphne
Heibein, Guest Reporter • April 22, 2024

What will you do, when he’s coming for you? Oh, Daphne. What will you do? He’s bright as the sun, nowhere to run. Oh, Daphne. What...

Career Profile: Jennifer Clark, Anthropologist at the Smithsonian
Career Exploration
Career Profile: Jennifer Clark, Anthropologist at the Smithsonian
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter • April 22, 2024

It was a bright sunny day in East Africa and Jennifer Clark was about to make one of her coolest discoveries yet: the skeleton of a fossil elephant...

Koibots Get Loud at District Championships
Clubs & Extras
Koibots Get Loud at District Championships
Clara Golner, Staff Reporter • April 22, 2024

On Thursday, April 4, at 6 am, thirty-one ACC students and two adults boarded a bus to Petersburg, Virginia, for Chesapeake District Playoffs....

Career Profile: Cathy Pinskey, Director of Mason Facilities
Career Exploration
Career Profile: Cathy Pinskey, Director of Mason Facilities
Maggie Odar, Lead Designer, Reporter, Editor, Social Media Manager • April 22, 2024

Pursuing a career in architecture can often feel like putting all your eggs in one basket. However, Cathy Pinskey shows that architecture is...

24 with ’24: Carson Driskill

24 with ’24 is a Chronicle series where we ask 24 questions to a member of the class of ’24. Between now and June, we’ll shine a spotlight on each member of this year’s graduating class. Our goal is to feature all seniors from all ACC programs. Get started by completing this Google form, and reach out to Zack Dabrowski with any questions.

  1. How does it feel to be a senior in high school?
    • I’m so tired, like, all the time
  2. Favorite moment at ACC?
    • Sophomore year districts robotics competition
  3. Best piece of advice you’ve received?
    •  Life is short, but it’s also very long. Figure out which is which
  4. Advice you’d give to underclassmen?
    • Don’t kill yourself over grades, have fun
  5. A person who supported you the most through high school?
    • Friends
  6. Favorite core class you’ve taken and why? 
    • DE Physics 1, it’s a lot of fun, and Dr. Miller’s the GOAT
  7. Favorite elective?
    • Either Engineering 2 or CAD
  8. What is your Capstone experience and how’s it going?
    • I work at a civil engineering company called Cowen Design group, it’s going great; I get paid, coworkers are really nice
  9. Any advice on Capstone you’d like to share?
    • Apply early and do something cool. Make the most of it
  10. What grade did you enjoy the most?
    • None
  11. What are you excited about for life after high school?
    • I’m excited to go to college and study what I’m actually interested in
  12. What is your top college choice?
    • Drexel or Lafayette
  13. What field are you planning on going into?
    • Mechanical engineering
  14. What is something you can’t live without?
    • Heartbeat
  15. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • In a ditch somewhere
  16. Where’s your favorite place to hang out in Arlington?
    • The gym
  17. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    • Anywhere to see the northern lights
  18. Favorite extracurricular activity
    • Robotics
  19. A song that you have on repeat?
    • “Under the Sun”
  20. Favorite movie or TV show?
    • Bojack Horseman
  21. What is your favorite meal?
    • Mac n’ cheese
  22. What time do you go to bed on school nights?
    • 2 am
  23. What motivates you?
    • Nothing
  24. What is your greatest achievement?
    • Getting Dr. Rankin to like me
About the Contributor
Lydia Blackwell
Lydia Blackwell, Staff Reporter
Lydia is a sports reporter for the Chronicle and a senior at Arlington Tech. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing short stories. You can usually finding her walking in the woods or talking about thought experiments.