Meet the Team

 

 

Julian Yang || Editor-in-Chief

Julian Yang is a boarding student from North Chelmsford, MA, and a member of the VI form at St. Mark’s. He has a strong interest in aviation and general technology. Julian is a flight sim enthusiast, self-proclaimed foodie, and an iPhone photographer. He hopes to share his interests in aviation, technology, sports, and global issues with the Parkman Post. Julian plans to be an economics major in college.

 

 

 

 

Kendall Sommers || Managing Editor

Kendall Sommers is IV form day student from Southborough Massachusetts. She loves writing in all forms, but prefers journalistic opinion pieces, spoken word poetry, and screenplays for short films. Kendall is a dedicated runner and participates on the girls cross country team as well as is a coxswain for the crew team. Her favorite thing to do is volunteer in the summer at Camp Arrowhead and Special Olympics. She is one of the co-heads of GSA, runs an open mic, and is an avid climate change activist. She cannot wait to share her writing and opinions on current events and social justice issues with the Parkman Post.

 

 

Jenny Tang || Events Manager

Jenny Tang is a 16 year old boarder from Sunnyvale, California. She loves learning about anything and everything, with a special passion for math and science, philosophy, and visual art. Her perfect afternoon involves chocolate, jazz music, and a good intellectual discussion. She may or may not study UX Design in college and hopes to change the world with her knowledge.

 

 

 

 

Chris Yang || Managing Editor

Chris Yang is a boarding student from Singapore and a member of the St. Mark’s class of 2021. Chris loves sports, and plays on the tennis, squash and soccer teams at St. Mark’s. Academically, Chris enjoys the sciences, math and history, and spent last summer learning about the frontiers of science and technology at Yale University. At St. Mark’s, Chris is a House Prefect, tour guide and a member of the Students for Sustainability. Through the Parkman Post, Chris hopes to share his interests in sustainability, new technologies and issues affecting developing countries and indigenous communities.

 

 

Chris Bok || Director of Marketing

Christopher Bok is an IV Form boarding student from New York City. He enjoys playing soccer, traveling without an itinerary, and taking a nap in central park with his dog “Poppy”. Chris is also a member of the debate club, an admissions prefect, and an ally of the GSA. Being his third year contributing to a newspaper club, Chris is looking forward to sharing his thoughts via Parkman Post.

 

 

 

Kian Sahani || Polling Manager

Kian is a 16 year old day student in the graduating class of 2020 from Sudbury MA. He enjoys playing tennis, squash, and golf, and he also enthralls himself in the French language and culture. He is a peer tutor and a tour guide at SM. He loves a good debate, and he always makes sure his ideas are heard. He is always accepting of all ideas and opinions, big or small. He currently thrives in STEM and he plans to go into medicine and eventually specialize in dentistry. He hopes to take his dad’s company farther than anyone thought possible.

 

 

 

Oliver Tian || Staff Writer

Oliver is a real human being. He is a male. He is a sixteen-year-old sophomore. He is from Shanghai, China. He is interested in literally everything, with probably a little bit more interest in the environmental science, cultures, and historical events.

 

 

 

 

Sky Davis || Social Media Manager

Sky Davis is a 17-year-old VI former from Hopkinton, MA. Kitchens don’t tend to like her, but she’s a strong believer that food can fix almost anything, and a mutual love of pizza is a great way to start a friendship. In her free time, she can be found writing, taking photos (of anything and everything), or hanging out with her dogs (who are better than most people).

 

 

 

 

 

Kartik Donepudi || Events Manager

Kartik is a junior at St. Mark’s School. He lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and is a boarding student. He enjoys rowing, watching movies, and reading about current events. He is a member of St. Mark’s A Capella and enjoys singing for the school choir. In his free time, Kartik likes to work out with friends. This year, Kartik hopes to be a thoughtful contributor to the Parkman Post and create content which highlights unique perspectives on the news.


 

Sydni Williams || Staff Writer

Sydni Williams is a writer, actress, and learner from Framingham, Massachusetts. She is strong believer of appreciating the little things in life like sunsets, boxes of chocolate, and ice cream on a hot day. Despite her loyalty to these timeless cliches, Sydni would more accurately describe herself as a realist in love with the literary arts. Sydni spends most of her time reading dramas, writing poems, and participating in the St. Marks plays. The Parkman post allows Sydni to pursue a different passion for journalism and write freely about her thoughts.

 

 

 

Sunny Li || Staff Writer

Sunny Li is a fifteen-year-old IV former at St.Mark’s School. She comes from Shenzhen, a southern city in China. She is a big fan of small things in life such as milk tea on a Saturday night, taking selfies on her Mac, and cup noodles before study halls. Sunny is the co-head of debate club and boardgame club. She is also a tour guide and peer tutor at St.Mark’s School. She has great interest in historical events and social sciences. Despite her quiet personality, Sunny enjoys expressing her opinions. She looks forward to sharing her perspectives through her contribution to the Parkman Post.

 

 

 

Jeff Shenton || Australian Correspondent

Towering at 6’8″, Jeffrey Shenton is a big man with big opinions and ideas. His Australian nationality and affiliation with the Australian Army Cadets give him a fresh take on many modern issues.

 

 

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