The Highlander

2019-2020 Staff

Emily Jackson

Copy Editor/Online Opinions Editor

Emily Jackson is a junior at McLean High School. She is a copy editor for The Highlander and an online opinions editor for the website. Outside the classroom, she enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family....

Cordelia Lawton


Cordelia Lawton is enjoying her first year of Journalism 2. She loves writing and can rarely put a book down. Having lived all over the world she tries to apply her international perspective to her writing. She has just transferred to...

Katie Romhilt


Katie Romhilt is a sophomore in her second year of journalism. She plays ECNL soccer and often travels around the country for games. Last year, she went to Italy with her team. She has an active role in the community, including co...

Michelle Cheng


    Michelle Cheng is first year journalist for The Highlander. Outside of school she rows for McLean Crew, plays piano, and debates in Model UN. Michelle also enjoys painting, watching Netflix, and eating food. 

Sam Naemi


A junior at McLean High and a first timer of Journalism whose back hurts carrying the so called "veteran" Rohan Mani.

Sebastian Jimenez

Opinions Editor

 Sebastian Jimenez is a transfer student who moved to McLean in sophomore year. He serves as an opinions editor for the Highlander, and intends to go into a field related to journalism later in life. 

Jessica Opsahl-Ong

Opinion's Editor

Jessica Opsahl-Ong is the Opinion's Editor and reporter for the Highlander. She can be found reading a good book while wrapped in a sweater. She is very antisocial, please do not talk to her.

Rohan Mani

Online sports editor, Reporter

Rohan Mani is in his 2nd year of Journalism and is a junior.  He is currently the online sports editor and a reporter for The Highlander magazine. He enjoys following sports, hanging out with friends and family and overall...

Dasha Makarishcheva

Website Editor in Chief, Designer, Cartoonist

Darya Makarishcheva is a Junior and has been the head cartoonist for the McLean Highlander since the end of her freshman year. She loves the Journalism Department and structures her life around contributing more to its success. He...

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