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Leah Gonzalez

Leah Gonzalez, Staff Writer

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Girl’s basketball team wins first playoffs game

Girl’s basketball team wins first playoffs game

Leah Gonzalez February 5, 2024

On Thursday night, February 1, the NYHS girls’ basketball team won 53–11 against  Concordia Christian Academy in the 1B Sea-Tac league playoffs. NYHS (9-6) was seeded 5th in the league. Concordia...

D&D club on Thursdays

Discover NYHS’s Newest Clubs

Leah Gonzalez December 23, 2023

This year's school clubs have experienced an amazing return to extracurricular life, with fun new opportunities and excited teacher advisers along with students who want to get involved in extracurricular...

Menorah lit at the pre basketball NYHS Hannukah party.

Hanukkah Events at NYHS 2023

Leah Gonzalez December 22, 2023

The NYHS Student Council, with the assistance of Rabbi Hason, organized a festive spirit day on December 11th, to celebrate Hanukkah. The school arranged additional spirit days for the students including...

From student to teacher

From student to teacher

Leah Gonzalez July 2, 2023

Ms. Ariela DeFunis did not always aspire to be a math teacher. She didn’t enjoy math until she took a calculus class in high school, which she found easier to understand than other types of math?.  Ms....

March Lion of the Month: Asher Edwards

March Lion of the Month: Asher Edwards

Leah Gonzalez March 23, 2023

This month's lion is sophomore Asher Edwards. Edwards moved from Boston to Seattle during the summer of 2021, right in time to start their freshman year at NYHS. Edwards enjoys geometry this year with...

NYHS AD found a love of coaching through volunteering

NYHS AD found a love of coaching through volunteering

Leah Gonzalez March 6, 2023

Ashford Jackson is the athletic director of NYHS and coach for the boys’ basketball team. Coach Jackson is originally from Phoenix, AZ, and came to NYHS in the fall of 2021. His coaching experience includes...

January Lion of the Month: Benjy Weiss

January Lion of the Month: Benjy Weiss

Leah Gonzalez January 2, 2023

This Month's lion is Benjy Weiss who is currently a freshman. Weiss picked NYHS for high school because of the NYHS community. Weiss believes that "a small school size creates a good environment." He appreciates...

December Lion of the Month: Merav Frank

December Lion of the Month: Merav Frank

Leah Gonzalez November 23, 2022

The December Lion of the Month is Merav Frank, a senior. Frank has been a student at NYHS since January of her junior year. She came to NYHS from Interlake High School, a public school in Bellevue, because...

November Lion of the Month: Josh Benezra

November Lion of the Month: Josh Benezra

Leah Gonzalez November 3, 2022

The November Lion of the Month is Josh Benezra, a junior. Benezra is in his second year as a member of the NYHS student council. “Student Council is something I’ve always been interested in, I believe...

Isaac Almo

October Lion of the Month: Isaac Almo

Leah Gonzalez, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

The Lion of the Month is sophomore Isaac Almo. Almo is originally from Seward Park and moved to Mercer Island in 2020. Almo has been a student at NYHS since his freshman year and this year serves on student...

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