Meet the Team

 

 

Chris Bok || Editor-in-Chief

Christopher Bok is a V 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 one of the leaders of Eastern Religion Fellowship, an admissions prefect, and the Coolidge dorm prefect. Being his fourth year contributing and second year managing a newspaper club, Chris is looking forward to leading and sharing his thoughts via Parkman Post.

 

 

 

 

 

Kendall Sommers || Managing Editor

Kendall Sommers is V 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Tian || Staff Writer

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

 

 

 

 

 

Kartik Donepudi || Events Manager

Kartik is a senior 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.

 

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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 V 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.

 

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