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Riana discovered her passion for writing in fifth grade, when a piece of her writing was entered into a competition and transformed into a play. Entering her second year on staff, Riana honed her skills by writing a variety of profiles, editorials, and and features . With over three hundred hours of volunteer work, Riana is a dedicated community member who helps out at a retirement home every weekend. When she is not participating in Boost club, Diversity club, Environmental Club, Global Leaders Initiative, and the National Honor Society, she often volunteers her time to assist students in the subjects of both science and math. Hoping to go into either pre-Med or pre-Law in the future, Riana was recently hand selected to attend John Hopkins University this upcoming summer to participate in an internship relating to her love for human anatomy. With a GPA of a 4.04, Riana’s dedication and perseverance is evident in the quality of her work.

  • Favorite thing about being on staff: I enjoy the overall positive atmosphere that the class provides and how everyone is so supportive of one another.

  • Favorite type of story to write: I particularly like writing columns and profiles because I am truly interested in learning new things about others.

  • Extracurriculars: I have participated in four years of violin, four years of theatre, tutoring, am a current waitress at retirement home, and an active member of the diversity club, environmental club, boost club, Global Leaders Initiative , and the National Honors Society.

  • Hobbies/ Interests: Besides being interested in writing, I also enjoy theatre, acting, and debating.

  • Favorite book and why: My favorite book is The Book Thief because it was written in a clever, unique style with an interesting plot and well developed characters!

  • If it is Friday night, you will most likely find her: hanging out with friends!


Riana Watkins-Martin, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016
Dear Mom… (Story)
May 04, 2016
Laura Stiles: Teaching about Countries and Compassion (Story)
Apr 20, 2016
Disconnect in Order to Fix the Disconnect (Story)
Mar 23, 2016
The Inescapable Tide (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Ichiban: a Restaurant Brimming with Culture (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
From Building Legos to Building Robots: FH Robotics Prepares for Competition (Story)
Mar 02, 2016
T3ach3rs D3mand our D3vic3s (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Two Seniors Speaking in Verses (Story)
Feb 17, 2016
Thank you, Retail. (Story)
Feb 10, 2016
Little Boxes of Red and Green (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Bowling Team Pins the Competition (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
Same DNA, Different Personalities (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
My Own Personal Whiteboard (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
Back to Back: Freedom Versus Responsibility (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
The Color of my Skin (Story)
Dec 07, 2015
Spotlight on the Forest Fire Girls (Story)
Nov 30, 2015
Be Nice. (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
The Great Gatsby: A Timeless Novel that Repeats the Past (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh my! (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
Model UN Makes Model Students (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
The French Club Uncovered (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Gossip Girl gives viewers something to gossip about (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
Girls Cross Country: It’s a Good Day to be a Ranger (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Parenthood Hits Close to Home (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
EAchieve Could Use Some Work (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Just Do It (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
Anne of Green Gables is coming soon! (Story)
Aug 30, 2015
Tanger Outlets Mall disappoints shoppers (Story)
Aug 30, 2015
Cheerleading team starts season successfully (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
Starting from Scratch: Cam Harris took on the task of building his own guitar (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
Laptops, chrome books, and tablets- oh my! (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Shattered Glass Review (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
The Bubble’s Not a Bad Thing (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
School is a Factory (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Let them Hover: Helicopter Parents are Heroes (Story)
May 27, 2015
Olive Garden Review (Story)
May 26, 2015
Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, Inc. (Story)
May 26, 2015
Running Out of Options (Story)
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Riana Watkins-Martin