The Medallion

2016-2017 Staff

Hannah P

Seventh grader Hannah P. has many interests in life. She likes to participate in a drama program that takes place every Saturday. Lately, she has been practicing to perform in the play Mulan.   Another big part of Hannah’s life is writing. Hannah is currently a part of the yearbook staff. She is t...

Emily P

Emily P is an 8th grader who loves drama. It is inclusive and it is fun to do. It is like a big family environment while working with friends. She hopes to be an actor even though it will be hard and actors don’t really make much money. Emily likes to read and listen to music. She has one sister wh...

Aiko R

Aiko R is in the eighth grade at Robinson. She was born in Brazil, but moved away shortly after. At the age of one, Aiko moved from Brazil to Miami, Florida. Two years of her life were spent there, but then, at the age of three, she relocated to Spain. After living in Spain, she came to Virginia whe...

Emily B

Emily B. is an eighth grader who is passionate about dance. Much of her time out of school is spent babysitting and dancing while juggling homework late at night. She works hard at Dance Zone three times a week. The activity is something she wants to pursue in her life. The classes she attends include...

Sabrina D

Sabrina D is a seventh grader who is passionate about basketball. Playing the sport makes her happy because it doesn’t require a lot of thinking. She doesn’t need to be too rough in basketball. When the other team gets aggressive it stresses Sabrina out, but with stress also comes victory. Every time ...

Michael D

Michael D is a 13 year old boy that goes to Robinson Secondary School. His  greatest focus right now is baseball. He plays for the Burke Bulldogs and his positions are outfield, catcher, and third base. Michael is trying to shape his future in order to fulfil his dream of playing for the Robinson bas...

Fiona C

Fiona C. is a seventh grader who spends a lot of her time playing soccer.  She loves playing it and going to tournaments. Soccer is a major part of her life.  However, her interests aren’t limited to just soccer.  An activity she also enjoys is baking, and her favorite dessert to bake is cupcakes. Oc...

Julia O

Julia O is an eighth grader at Robinson who’s passionate about cheerleading and her two pet pitbulls.  Ever since the age of four, she has tried different sports. Two years ago Julia decided to try out cheerleading, and has been doing it ever since. She enjoys cheerleading because it allows her to be par...

Caroline C

Caroline C is an eighth grader who is passionate about field hockey and her relationships with her friends. Field hockey has been a part of her life since the sixth grade, and she hopes to continue to play throughout high school. Caroline loves field hockey because she doesn’t care what people thin...

Dilan A

Dilan A is a seventh grader who is mainly focused on sports activities. She plays basketball, soccer, and is an All-Star cheerleader. Out of all the sports she participates in, basketball is her main priority. She enjoys it the most and has practice three times a week. Her team went to the semi-final...

Ashlee O

Ashlee O is a seventh grader who likes to draw and take photos. Ashlee spends a lot of time drawing different things. One topic that she draws a lot of is some of the real life photos she takes with her camera. She started drawing when her mom told her that when she was her age that she drew things to...

Joshua G

Joshua  G is an eighth grader attending Robinson. He wants to be an engineer someday. The thing that inspired him to become an engineer is seeing how amazing it looks to make machines and buildings. Joshua thinks that school is really hard though and if he wants to become an engineer he needs to do his ...

Alex P

Alex P is seventh grader who is passionate about hockey. The current position he plays is right wing for a travel team called Ashburn Extreme. The reason he left his old team because he felt that the team he was on, the Prince William Patriots, wasn’t getting enough wins. His happiest moment in ho...

Sophanny S

Sophanny S is an eighth grader who is passionate about volleyball and her friends. For the last year, Sophanny has been playing for FPYC volleyball. She enjoys it a lot because she can be herself and not care what people think about her. When she first started volleyball she didn’t like it as much be...

Andrea M

Andrea M. is a 8th grader that goes to Robinson. She is a dancer. Dance is something she is passionate about. All of her time and energy goes into dance, and sees herself dancing in the future.  She does a type of Peruvian dance. Her mom got her into dancing and has had the biggest impact on her life ...

Lauren S

Lauren S is a seventh grader who loves her guinea pigs. Most of Lauren’s time in her life she spends with her two guinea pigs, Peppermint and Arnold. Peppermint earned his name because when she got the guinea pig it smelled like peppermint. Arnold was named by her brother. She spoils Peppermint and Arnol...

Maya S

Maya S is an 8th grader that attends Robinson Secondary school. Maya loves to hang out with friends and family, and has a passion for playing volleyball. Volleyball is a sport that her dad got her into, and she now loves it. Having a lot on her mind, she does her best to stay focused and do well in ...

Amanda S

Amanda S is a seventh grader at Robinson who does cheerleading at Capital Gymnastics National Training Center. When she is not cheering, Amanda likes to run. She started cheer when she was eight and hopes to continue for a while longer. There is a two day competition coming up on March 18 and 19. Since mo...

Samar Y

This year I was really hoping to take yearbook, but as soon as I stepped into this Mrs. Forte’s classroom I knew this would be my favorite class in school. Someday I would like to be a lawyer and go skydiving. Everybody in this school is different, it's what makes us all unique. My favorite quote is, “...

Ashley V

I’m inspired by my mom because she tries her hardest, she's nice, and she is always willing to help others who need help. She is a huge role model for me. Someday I’d like to be a photographer or writer because I really like to take pictures and I like to write stories. You might be surprised to kn...

Elise T

Someday I would like to travel to a clear water beach. Even though most people have been to a white beach with clear blue water, it has and will always be a dream of mine. I've only been on the East Coast, and the water there is dark and murky. You might be surprised to know that I have been doing gym...

Nailea S

One word that describes everyone in our grade is creative. I’m outraged by people who talk over me but don’t say sorry and keep talking. My favorite place to shop is a store called Altar'd State. Three things I couldn’t live without are my phone, my clothes, and my friends and family because my ph...

Jackson P

My favorite sport is basketball.  This year I hope to do really well in school and make lots of friends.  You might be surprised to know that I’m an actor, I've been in Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver, The Odyssey, Into the Woods, Robin Hood, Jr., and a play I wrote with other actors called Journey to the N...

Phoebe P

A couple of my favorite things to do are gymnastics and cooking! I'm inspired by Simone Biles because the mass amount of work she put into gymnastics is incredible. If I were YouTube famous, I would want my channel to be about cooking and recipes. This year I am excited for Family and Consumer Scienc...

Stephen O

My favorite sport is baseball. This year, I hope to get straight A’s. Three things I could not live without are baseball, basketball, and ice cream. You might be surprised to know that I have been to Ireland. Someday I’d like to become a basketball shoe designer. One word that describes everyone in ou...

William M

First of all, I could not live without cinnamon rolls, my phone, and music. In the future, I want to be able to go to every state in the U.S. because each state has a lot to offer and a lot of cool landmarks to see. If I were to become YouTube famous, my channel would be about amazing sports plays and...

Kayley M

This year I hope I get good grades because I want to get honor roll. Also, my dad would be very happy with me. If I got honor roll it would be my first time. I’m going to try really hard this year. I hope my lowest grade is a B. My favorite thing to do is hang out with friends. I like having sleepovers...

Elena l

I’m inspired by the US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) because they show me that your dreams can come true. My favorite things that I could not live without are my phone, soccer, and my friends because who isn’t obsessed with their phones, soccer is my life, and I love my friends. Someday, I ...

Nadia I

My favorite thing about Robinson is all of the opportunities we get to try new things but also are allowed to continue doing things we are passionate about.  This year I hope to do well in all of my classes and stay on top of all the work we are receiving.  You might be surprised to know that I have...

Brady H

My favorite sport is baseball because it takes real talent. It is really hard and I like challenges. You might be surprised to know that I'm an All-American baseball player. Someday I’d like to become an MLB baseball player on the Red Sox. My favorite quote is- “If you’re not first, you’re last.”...

Jordan H

This year, I hope that I will be able to inspire people with my drive of imagination and creativity. My favorite superhero is Wonder Woman because she is the first female hero of the JLA (Justice league America). You might be surprised to know that I am very short tempered, sometimes even under the cr...

Jacob H

This year, I hope to make new friends at a new school and have new experiences in 7th grade. My favorite thing about Robinson is how big it is because it is easy to move around. If I were to be famous on youtube, my channel would be filled with videos of me playing video games. My favorite superhero is S...

Priyanka G

My favorite quote is “You miss a hundred percent of the shots you do not take” because it really inspires me to try different things and be more outgoing. Three things I could not live without are the color pink, chocolate, and pillows. I am in love with the color pink, I love chocolate and everyb...

Riley G

My favorite thing about Robinson is that there is so much school spirit. I enjoy that because everyone at least has a mutual respect for everyone else, and we work together as a school to make our days here amazing. Some advice I’d like to give adults is: take it easy on middle and high school students....

Harry G

One word that describes everyone in our grade is charismatic. We are all really funny people, with great personalities, that are fun to hang out with. My favorite quote is- “If you can dream it, you can do it.” I like this quote  because it inspires people to follow their dreams. You might be surprised...

Samantha G

My favorite quote is “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when I see footprints on the moon…”. Three things I couldn’t live without are my family, my friends, and my puppy. If I didn’t have my family there would be nobody to help me, as well as love and care for me. Without friends, there ...

Kay F

Someday I’d like to be a professional cosplayer and live in New York City. I’m inspired by Steam Powered Giraffe because they cosplay and sing, and I want to do something similar one day. If I were to become YouTube famous, my channel would be about cosplaying, gaming and music. My favorite thing abo...

Izzy C

This year, I hope to be more involved in my school. Although Robinson is big, I want to find little ways to contribute. You might be surprised to know that my dad is in the army. I am an army brat and have lived all over the country. My favorite quote is, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”...

Amaan C

Three things I couldn’t live without are my phone, food, and the internet. I couldn’t live without those three items because I love food and my phone and internet is like my heart. If it’s taken away, I will not be able to live. You might be surprised to know that I am an artist and an avid gamer...

Morgan C

One of my favorite things to do is go shopping with my mom and grandma. Some advice I’d like to give adults is to never give up on your dreams from when you were a kid. I get inspired when people use their life story to strive in their adult years because it lets me know that I can do anything. My fa...

Jacob B

My favorite superhero would  have to be me, obviously.  But I'm no superhero without my bed, phone, and legs. Who doesn't need legs? You might be surprised to know that I'm a self-taught musician. I “play” piano and guitar. My childhood fear was, no joke, getting stomped on by a wild elephant, so...

Mariam A

This year, I hope that I have a good time in my last year of middle school. My favorite thing about Robinson is that we are a little more free than we were in elementary school. Three things I couldn’t live without are my family, friends, and phone because these things make me the happiest. My favor...

Pedro V

This year I hope that I can pass so I can move on to the next grade. One of my favorite things to do is play a lot of video games and go outside to play with friends. My favorite thing about Robinson is that I’m with friends. Three things I couldn't live without are electronics, my family, and my frien...

Isabel V

This year, I hope to make it on the honor roll all four quarters.  My favorite thing to do is play softball; I’ve been playing softball for seven years.  Someday I’d like to go skydiving off of a plane; I think the view would be really cool.  You might be surprised to know that I have four dog...

Gaby S

This year I hope to have good grades in all my classes. My favorite animal is a dog (I have four). Three things I could not live without are my phone, my family, and my friends because they are what make me smile every day. I’m outraged by people who only care about themselves because they think the...

Gracyn R

Three things I could not live without are my dog, my family, and my phone! The reason I could not live without these things is because my dog means the world to me and I would do anything for him, my family because they are always here and although they can be annoying and frustrating I still need the...

Victoria R

Three things I couldn’t live without are a food, water, and a blanket. I would need food and water to survive and a blanket because I would need to keep myself warm at night. This year, I hope I get all good grades, not to be late to my classes and not to be absent. Someday I would like to do phot...

Cara R

This year I hope to get good grades and make new friends. My favorite sport is gymnastics because I love tumbling on floor and doing tricks on bars, vault, and beam. Three things I couldn't live without are my phone, my family and friends, and gymnastics. I have one older brother named Christian. My f...

Sydney R

Someday I’d really like to live in Oahu, Hawaii because I’ve always loved the beach and tropical places; Hawaii is the best place to me. I feel like in Hawaii, everything is natural and the people are themselves. I like to live by the quote: “You do you” because the only thing you should be worrie...

Cameron P

If I were to become YouTube famous, my channel would be a gaming channel with tips and tricks or just regular game plays. My favorite song is “Morning In America” by Jon Bellion. Someday I’d like to travel the world. This year I hope to get more organized. Three things I couldn’t live withou...

Thomas M

I’m inspired by regular everyday people doing heroic acts because it tells me that there are people who are out there who don’t wait for the heroes to show up. They step in and do it. It gives me hope that people are not watching and hoping. People are doing and helping. If I were to become a famous YouTuber, my ch...

Zoe M

I’m outraged by people who assume that kids are too young, too immature or just ‘not ready’. Just because we are minors doesn’t mean we are lesser than others. So, if I could ever get the chance to tell all the adults in the world something, it would be that they shouldn’t think of kids as ju...

Lillian M

This year, I hope to earn a spot on the Robinson dance team or be cast in the middle school musical. This is my first year at Robinson and someday I would like to learn how to open a locker correctly! My favorite thing at Robinson so far is being able to listen to music while I work in math class. S...

Geoffrey K

They want me to write a paragraph about myself as if my ego wasn't big enough already, but anyway here goes. My favorite sport is lacrosse and one of my biggest inspirations is Paul Rabil. I'm outraged when people ask why you get pulled of the field so much in lacrosse. It’s a VERY tiring sport and a...

Jaclynn K

My favorite thing about Robinson is all the new people you meet because, in elementary school, you couldn’t talk in the hallways, you had one class with certain people, and at Robinson, you meet a lot more people and gain a lot more friends.Three things I couldn’t live without are my family, my...

Orion K

This year, I hope to get cast in the middle school musical  because I love to sing and perform.  Maybe I could even play a lead role! Some of my favorite things are dance (I take five classes!), cooking , my two dogs, Holly and Tippy, and my family and friends. One day, I’d like to go to culinary...

Steve K

My favorite thing to do in my free time is to watch anime. One of my favorite things to watch is Naruto. This year, I hope to be a better person and not do anything dumb. One word that describes my whole grade is loud. When I come in the locker bay in the morning, the noise wakes me up. One thing I e...

Megan K

My favorite things in life are my friends, my family, and animals. When I grow up I want to be a primatologist which is someone who studies primates, mainly orangutans. You might be surprised to know that when I was in 2nd grade I had a pet butterfly, his name was Flappy. I found him on the ground one da...

Ian J

One of my favorite things is to learn interesting facts. Whether it’s about people, sports, or anything, that is one reason I selected the newspaper journalism class. Another thing that I love is sports. That is one thing that I could not live without! Right now I am playing fall baseball and might take a...

Bri J

This year, I hope I can do well in all of my classes, and still have fun. My favorite hobby is making music. I can play the violin, guitar, ukulele, some piano, and also sing. Three things I couldn’t live without are music, literature, and soccer because they all mean so much to me. Music is something...

Irene J

Someday I'd like to go to Hawaii because Hawaii is so beautiful. I want to live there! My favorite thing about Robinson is having more freedom because in elementary school we couldn't use our phone and we had to be in a line when we went places. You might be surprised to know that I don't really li...

Madeline J

My most favorite thing about Robinson would have to be when we go to lunch and back from lunch. The teachers don’t treat us like babies and walk us to lunch and back. I think the reason why they do that at Robinson is because they know how old and mature we are, and most importantly, they trust us. I...

Elizabeth H

I’m inspired by Michelle Obama because she is always trying to make kids healthier and happier by offering them better alternatives. She also helps educate kids by showing what you are supposed to eat in a day. This year, I hope to get all A’s the whole school year and do better at studying and tak...

Brooke H

I’m inspired by people who create something new and amazing, like plays, books, songs, or movies. They inspire me to do something amazing that no one has thought of before. Someday I would like to help make an animated movie for Disney or Pixar. If I were to become a famous YouTuber, my channel wou...

Walter G

I am a 7th grader that loves Robinson because not only do I get to see my friends every day, but I get to learn and have fun! Different is the word I would choose to describe everyone in 7th grade. If I were to become Youtube famous, my channel would be about American sports, sports bloopers, and new th...

Yapheth G

This year I  hope I can get good grades in all of my  classes. My favorite things to do outside of school include playing NBA 2k, watching Netflix and watching sports. Three things I couldn't live without are TV,  Xbox and sports. If were to become famous on YouTube it would most likely be me playing ...

Alexis E

This year I hope to have lots of fun and do a whole bunch of things with my friends. I am outraged by people who deliberately try to annoy me. Like if you KNOW I'm annoyed and you KNOW I've asked you multiple times to stop doing what you're doing and you continue doing it is really outraging. Someda...

Amira E

This year I hope to be a better writer. Three things I couldn’t live without are my family, my friends, and my phone because those are pretty much the things I care most about in my life. My favorite class to take here at Robinson is probably art because it's such a fun and interesting class. Someda...

Gavin C

I was born on July 22, 2004 to two loving parents, my Mom and Dad. Three things I couldn't live without are my family, my friends, and my phone. My favorite food is doughnuts. Someday I want to meet AJ Green because he is my idol. When I grow up I want to be a football player but if that doesn't work out ...

Alyssa B

My favorite quote is: “I will smile no matter how hard or difficult the situation is.” I like it because it increases my confidence and helps me stay positive in the worst situations.  Three things I couldn’t live without are computers, phones, and music because computers help me keep in touch wit...

Sufian A

This year I hope to get on the All-A honor roll for at least one quarter. My favorite hobby is either playing basketball or playing Xbox. Someday I’d like to have an article published in the New York Times. My favorite quote/philosophy to live by is: “A day without laughter is a day wasted....

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