Emily Selle is a new English teacher at Washington High School. She teaches English because she loves stories and thinks that studying literature makes us better, kinder people. She teaches both 9th and 11th grade, but she likes 9th grade because it’s exciting to be starting high school and she also likes freshmen’s enthusiasm. She got her bachelor’s in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her master’s in English from San Jose State, and her teaching credential from San Francisco State. Selle has taught at the high school level for two years already; she also taught college freshmen at SJSU. Selle chose to become a teacher because she sees it as an act of social activism. “Education is so crucial in our personal and social growth. Plus it’s fun!” she says. She is motivated by creating positive relationships with her students. Apart from education, Selle loves movies, art, being outside, and making her own clothes. She is most interested in American Literature. Some of her favorite authors are Toni Morrison, Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy. In the future, she would love to teach a film and literature class at WHS, but, for now, she is looking forward to teaching English at WHS and becoming a part of the Husky community.
It is currently Amal Afsal’s senior year at Washington High School. He was born and raised in Fremont, California. For his third and final year at the Hatchet, he will be the news editor. Amal enjoys writing about a variety of topics at the Hatchet, but prefers News and Opinions articles. In his free time, Amal enjoys playing video games while also occasionally watching television and browsing Reddit. He enjoys playing Badminton at WHS’s open gym and is employed by the restaurant, iniBurger. Amal wants to go to community college and transfer to a university within a couple of years.