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Ellen Kan

Print Editor-in-Chief

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Ellen Kan

A senior at Jefferson, Ellen is in her fourth year of working on the newspaper staff. As Print Editor-in-Chief, she oversees the operations of the print paper by managing the distribution of labor among staff members and guest writers, in addition to providing support to section editors in their content and design decisions. In the past, Ellen has served as Managing Editor.

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Spring Track Preview: Northern Virginia Invite

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Counselors host “Dating 101” workshop for senior girls

On Wednesday, June 10, guidance counselors Sean Burke and Alexa Scott held an eighth-period session entitled “Dating 101.”. This A-block activity was only open to senior girls. “Dating 101” served as a senior transition workshop (STW). It has been a tradition for Jefferson teachers, counselors and administrators to hold various STWs at the end of the school year for graduating students, but “Dating 101” was the only one offered this year.
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Distinguished Indian luminary tours Jefferson tech labs

On May 11, Jaggi Vasudev, better known as Sadhguru, visited Jefferson during eighth period to learn about the school’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) facilities, with a particular emphasis on the senior research laboratories. Sadhguru is an internationally renowned author, philanthropist, educator and economist from India.
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Jefferson hosts successful Penultimate track meet

On May 9, Jefferson held the 16th TJ Penultimate Experience, an annual spring track and field invitational. Athletes from 18 Virginia and Washington, D.C. schools attended the meet. As the last invitational before the championship season, Penultimate is known for allowing runners to qualify for Conferences at the last minute.

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Ellen Kan

A senior at Jefferson, Ellen is in her fourth year of working on the newspaper staff. As Print Editor-in-Chief, she oversees the operations of the print paper by managing the distribution of labor among staff members and guest writers, in addition to providing support to section editors in their content and design decisions. In the past, Ellen has served as Managing Editor.

Ellen joined tjTODAY because of her love for writing, which she wanted to retain even while pursuing a STEM education at Jefferson. Through her work, Ellen hopes to foster the development of a well-informed, supportive and candid school community.

Outside of journalism, Ellen is a co-director of Kids Are Scientists Too (KAST), a STEM outreach program at local elementary schools. She is also a restorative justice facilitator for Jefferson’s Honor Council and a member of Spanish Honor Society. In her free time, Ellen enjoys running on Jefferson’s cross country and track team and taking pictures as she travels the world. After high school, Ellen would like to study engineering and translate her dedication to education into a career in academia.

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