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Belen Ballard

Belen Ballard, Features Editor

Belen Ballard is a Features Editor and a senior at McLean high school. This is her third year in journalism. Belen enjoys swimming, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family.

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IN THE ACT- Senior Monica Molnar splatters paint at celebrate McLean. The seniors in leadership stood above other students and threw paint on them.

Paint Up makes a splash

September 20, 2021
COOL COLLECTION — Junior Brigham Devore poses with some of his Air Jordan sneaker collection. [I] Worked hard to get these, it was a good drop for me, Devore said.

Sneaker Culture

June 6, 2021
SWEET MEET - Club sponsor Bridget Donoghue took this picture of what a typical McDance-A-Thon meeting looks like online. Most clubs primarily use Google Meet because users have the ability to see everyone at the same time, making it more similar to in-person meetings.

McLean clubs go virtual

October 29, 2020
SILENT SIGNS - Three students in ASL 1 pose for a picture holding up the letters A, S and L. The alphabet is harder to learn than other languages because if you dont sign correctly you could be saying something totally different than what you mean. Sophomore Maren Johnson said.

Hands up for ASL

November 7, 2019
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