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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: Vale Kerns

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?
    • Crunchy
  2. Favorite moment at ACC?
    • 3 pm. On A days 1:30 pm
  3. Best piece of advice you’ve received?
    •  You gotta live life a little bit
  4. Advice you’d give to underclassmen?
    • RUN
  5. A person who supported you the most through high school?
    • My mother. I love my mom
  6. Favorite core class you’ve taken and why? 
    • Biology because it’s in the forensics classroom
  7. Favorite elective?
    • Forensics, because you get to see dead bodies  
  8. What is your Capstone experience and how’s it going?
    • I’m part of an editorial team that makes a local news podcast and it’s going pretty good
  9. Any advice on Capstone you’d like to share?
    • Know people, and make connections.
  10. What grade did you enjoy the most?
    • None
  11. What are you excited about for life after high school?
    • Being out of high school, doing whatever I want, traveling the world
  12. What is your top college choice?
    • VCU
  13. What field are you planning on going into?
    • Biochemistry and forensics
  14. What is something you can’t live without?
    • Air
  15. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • Ax fighting on horseback in Mongolia
  16. Where’s your favorite place to hang out in Arlington?
    • The sewers
  17. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    • Mongolia
  18. Favorite extracurricular activity
    • Eating concrete
  19. A song that you have on repeat?
    • “City of Angels” by Demi Lovato
  20. Favorite movie or TV show?
    • Promising Young Woman
  21. What is your favorite meal?
    • Korean food
  22. What time do you go to bed on school nights?
    • Between 10 pm and 4 am
  23. What motivates you?
    • Homicidal rage
  24. What is your greatest achievement?
    • None. All artists hate their own art because they created it.