Warrior Words: New Warrior Words columnists say hello

Here are the students from Wilton High School who will share their insights and observations in the Warrior Words column during the coming school year. In an exchange of emails, The Bulletin asked them to introduce themselves to readers, and also what their interests are and what they expect to explore as young writers. The first column will be by Alosha Southern and will appear next week.

Will Bruschi

“I’ve lived in Wilton all my 17 years, born at Norwalk Hospital. I’ve played baseball since I was about 5 and now I’m on the varsity team, hitting every step in between (T-ball, Little League, summer leagues, and now high school varsity). I was also a Little League coach last year and have umpired for about three years. I have a job teaching tennis for Fairfield County Tennis in Wilton and neighboring towns. In school, I’m a member of the Spanish Honor Society and a part of Key Club, which allows me to volunteer at many different events in Wilton. In my free time I enjoy playing golf and tennis.

“This year I plan on writing about my experiences as a senior and other memorable moments I come across during my year.”

Jillian Finkelstein

“Having lived in Wilton for my entire life, I’ve had the opportunity to become very involved and integrated in the community. I am lucky enough to be employed by Scoops Ice Cream Shop, which has been a Wilton landmark for 30 years. For the past three years, I have served on the Organization Committee for Wilton’s Relay for Life, working specifically with the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program that runs hair-donation events for the purpose of creating wigs for cancer patients. I am involved in a variety of activities at Our Lady of Fatima church, including altar serving, Eucharistic ministering, and youth group. I play the clarinet in the Wilton High School marching band and can’t wait for what is sure to be an exciting season!

“Over the next year, I’m looking forward to writing about everything from ice cream to clarinet. I hope to offer a perspective into what life in Wilton is like for a teenager, and how very meaningful being a Wilton Warrior is to me. “

Donya Sadeghi

“As a senior in high school, I have a developed a deep interest in medicine, similar to the paths both my parents and grandfathers pursued. However, outside of academics, writing has taken up most of my time and interests. Through my annual visits to Iran, my parents’ homeland, I have been able to further express my love for writing by sharing my experiences. In addition to writing, I have been involved in various clubs at Wilton High School including International, Interact and Key clubs. As president of both International and Interact clubs, I have enhanced my passion for learning about new cultures and languages. My involvement in Key Club as vice president has allowed me to lend a hand in the community.

“Having the privilege of being a Warrior Words columnist this year, I hope to share my life, as an American Iranian, living in Wilton and attending Wilton High School. After living in Wilton for over 16 years, I have enjoyed volunteering throughout the community including Ambler Farm Day and packaging food for hungry children across the world through the interfaith program.”

Terrence McLaughlin

“Hi, Wilton Bulletin readers! My name is Terrence McLaughlin and I am a senior at Wilton High School.

“I am originally from New York, but about six years ago I moved here to Wilton. I am currently the co-editor-in-chief of the WHS Yearbook, co-president of the WHS Photo Club, and vice president of Peervention.

“I am also a part of a local youth group, the WHS Debate Team, and — obviously — the Warrior Words column.

“I have zero athletic ability whatsoever and I have an awful spending addiction. I am a huge fan of the fine arts and aspire to become editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair magazine. “

Alosha Southern

Alosha participates in cross-country and track at Wilton High School. She is the co-president of the school’s chapter of Amnesty International and very honored to be writing this year for The Bulletin.

She plans to focus her columns on the little aspects of everyday life because anything beyond that becomes a bit too overwhelming.