Spartan Spotlight

Broad Run High School's Monthly Newsletter January, 2023

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Principal's Message

BRHS Families,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a nice winter break.

As you may know, on December 8 one of our beloved teachers, John Costello, tragically passed in a vehicle accident. Coach Costello was at Broad Run High School as a teacher and coach for 25 years and a positive influence for a generation. Coach and his family have lived in our community, and his four children are Broad Run alumni. Coach was planning to retire in the spring. Our sincere condolences go out to his family as we continue to honor his legacy at Broad Run.

In the coming weeks, we will begin our course selection process. Teachers and counselors are meeting about courses being offered, and, in early February, students in grades 9-11 will begin the process to select their courses for the 23-24 school year. A significant amount of time is spent on this process. I want to encourage everyone to sign up for classes with thought. Please understand that once our process is completed, changes may not be possible. We remind students and parents course selection is much easier in the spring than in the fall. Please let any teachers, counselors, or administration know how we can help.

Seniors will receive Capstone information in the coming weeks. Please continue to check the Class of 2023 web site for updates. We will meet with seniors on February 8 to go over important dates for the spring.

As always, thank you for all you do in support of the Broad Run communit.

David Spage


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PEN Inducts New Members

On December 3, PEN (Psi Epsilon Nu), Broad Run’s chapter of the National English Honor Society, held its induction in the school library. The chapter installed new officers and inducted twenty new members.

New members inducted were:

Ava Coiner

Isheetha Goli

Nicole Gulosh

Riddhisha Haldar

Sydnee Hale

Meghan Hyatt

Sanjana Malyala

Marissa Neverdon

Vaishnavi Peddireddy

Logan Pepin

Shivani Row

Yasemin Saidoglu

Shea Samford

Gabrielle Smith

Siena St. James

Asina Tekin

Mary Veselovskiy

Winnie Want

Julia Widding

Isabel Will


Read-in Chairpersons

Ava Coiner

Ria Kaith

Unbound Chairperson

Sara Younce

Social Media Chairpersons

Lauren Barry

Caitlin Laborce

Literacy Chairpersons

Tiegan Powell

Esha Venkat

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African American Read-In Set for February 7

On February 7 at 7 p.m., PEN (Psi Epsilon Nu), Broad Run High School’s chapter of the National English Honor Society, will host our ninth annual African American Read-in. It is an evening full of words, music, and art showcasing work by artists of African American heritage.

This year’s keynote speaker is Tara Campbell—award winning writer and teacher of speculative fiction. We invite faculty, students, and community members to offer up their talents as part of this celebration. Please see English teachers on staff or contact Beth Konkoski ( or Michele Evans ( for more details.

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Creative Writing Students Shine with Publication

2023 is off to the "write" start for twelve Spartans whose flash fiction stories were selected for publication in an upcoming anthology, Twisted Tales - Darkness Reigns.

Ale Caceres Mendoza

Lisa Borsos

Sara Younce

Sahil Aggarwal

Sanjana Malyala

Syd Hale

Brooke Nawrot

Logan Pepin

Kasey Flores

Andra Ireland

Promina Islam

Yousuf Sarwar