Volume IV - Issue V






Class of 2017


By Regan Flieg

Oregon State University

Emi Anderson

decision map

Duquesne University

Erik Espinoza

Joseph Heindrichs

Saint Vincent College Zoe Moran

Micah Harris School of visual Arts

Manhattan College

Rochester Institute of Technology

China Smith

Ireland Twiggs

Faith Falco

Slippery Rock


Villanova University

Damone Drew University


Lexi Reineck

Kutztown University


Bryant University

Drew Witalec


Tiavonte McLaughlin

West Virginia University

Wagner College

Payton Cramutolo

Derek Avery

Belmont Abbey College

Rutgers University

Madison Carter

Troi Johnson-Hayes

University of Central Missouri

Faith Riemer Harper College

Temple University

Amber Boch

Leah Bates

Colorado State University

Sarah Gregory

Concord University

Marshall University

Jamal Fisher

Samantha Barber

University of California San Diego

High Point University

Eden Allegretti

Ohio University

Andrew Hergenrother

Gabrielle Banks

University of Oklahoma

Western Carolina

East Carolina University

Peyton Richardson


Lena Holt

Elizabeth Bridges

Nick Paul

BethAnne Tucker

Abilene Christian University

Gabrielle Warren-Jensrud

Rachel Podruchny

Fayetteville State University

Ciara Evans

Arizona State University


Austin Brooksby

Savannah College of Art

of Alabama

Merritt Peterson and Design

Texas State University

Christina Hiller

Cassidy Hoff

University of Tampa Krista Miller

University of Gabrielle Hills

Universityof Texas at San Antonio New Orleans

Saint Leo University

Sara Flanagan Alyssa Gaulden

Brandon Cruz

Hillsong College


Bailey Krawczyk

U.S. Air Force

Tyler Imel

U.S. Marine Corp

Aaron Buckles

Joshua Fejfar

U.S. Army

Sean McHugh

Ronando Moore

University of Virginia’s

College at Wise

Dushawn Townsend

Marley Dubberly

Ahneliese Folwaczny

Caroline Graziano

Ian Logan

Emmanuel Duah

Austin Eddins

Elizabeth Evans

Mary Foley

Chenxiang Huang

Joseph Knight

Amber Kohl

Radford University

Andrew Allen

Aimane Cantres

Bruce Maten

Reggie Thomas

Eddie Umana

University of Valley Forge

Timothy Lindeman

Seton Hill University

James Madison University

Megan Martin

Taylor Nickerson

Sydney Ralph

Nick Yuschak

Virginia Tech

Ashley Kohl

Summer Pauley

Amanda Runnels

Shane Smith

Ashleigh Taylor

Lane Williams

Lucy Wu

Bridgewater College

Caroline Antonio

Avery Njau

Malik Price

Sidee Sesay

Brittani Shipman

Tristan Supples

University of the Arts

Desmond Gilson

University of

New Hampshire

Benyeal Hill

West Point

Military Academy

University of Virginia

Dorothy Castelly

Malika Malik

Ricardo Marin

Hannah Phillips

James Sunderlin

Washington & Lee University

Alexander Heap

Randolph College

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo

Longwood University

Erica Brown

Tim Leece

Lauren Marshall

Meghan Watson

Samantha Williams

Ferrum College

Mackenzie McRae

Michael Roman

Calie Bain plans

to attend Virginia

Commonwealth University

next fall on a full-ride

academic and talent-based

scholarship based on

her experience in the BP

Theatre Department. She

plans to major in theater.

Bain has been in twelve

productions with the

theater department during

her four years of high

school, and said she was

very excited upon finding

out she had received a

scholarship to VCU. Bain

advises younger students

attempting to receive

scholarships to “seek them

out. Definitely keep your

eyes open for deadlines

because colleges won’t

always tell you that they

have them available . . . just

continue working hard,

and be a well-rounded


Brenna Rodgers

George Mason University

Ameamor Blatchford-Rodriguez

Michael Bruseau

Dana Frizalone

Khubab Hassan

Alisha Holt

Mishaun Johnson

Nova Community College

Javon Jackson

Aminata Mansaray

Malisha Prioleau

Judy Qawasmi

Mariah Smith

will be attending

Virginia Tech on a

musical scholarship.

She received her

scholarship for

playing the cello

throughout her

high school years.

She plans to major

in Security and Foreign

Policy with a focus on

International Studies.

Rodgers has been in

the JROTC program for

four years in addition to

orchestra. She suggests

that juniors hoping to

receive scholarships

“start early. Especially for

talent-based scholarships,

you need to start talking

to schools and making

connections early on.”

Joeseph Heindrichs will

be attending West Point in

the fall of 2017 to go into

the Army

after graduation. He was

accepted into West Point

Riley Mensah

Joshua Thompson

Sha Cha-An Thorpe

Zakiya Williams

Shenandoah University

Carl Lewis

Devon Weaver

Virginia Union University

Lynchburg College Tatyana Dyer

Aili Barricklow

Troy Boswell

Chancellor Trentley

Honoring the A’s

Black-Hawks Receiving Full-Ride Scholarships

by receiving a nomination

from his senator and was

absolutely ecstatic upon

finding out he had been

accepted. He said, “It’s been

my dream and goal for a

while now, and despite

it’s competitiveness, I

managed to fight my way

in.” Heindrichs’s advice

to juniors applying for

college is to get involved in

extracurricular activities,

play a sport and put

in the effort to do well


University of Mary Washington

Matthew Cooper

Faith Harper

Emma McElwain

Rachel Rhett

Parker Siebenschuh

Randolph-Macon College

Loren Chapman

Amanda Marshall

Liberty University

Alec Moore

Richard Bland College

Jezreel Chitty College of William and Mary

Cassie Nestor Virginia Wesleyan College

Margo Rayner Breanna Gilson

The Apprentice School

Simon Johnson

Germanna Community College

Bailey Birks

Mya Calixto

Gina Di Mola

Ryane Fox

Tayla Hightower

Krishten Jenkins

Katherine Martinez

Virginia Commonwealth University

Samia Allen

Mohhamed Al-Meflehi

Calie Bain

Javar Berryman

Shanina Best

Nicole Coleto

Jeremiah DeAbreu

Briana Duncan

Christopher Newport University

Brock Carnes

Regan Flieg

Tanita Santiago

Heidi Turnitsa

Nichole White

By Hannah Leece and Chloe Moore

Rebecca Rock

Déja Sampson

Hope Wingert

Brittany Wortman

Mark Edwards

Brian Gurganus

Tiffany Iheme

Christian Martinez Lemus

Herschel McLemore

Kiara Neely

Julianna Threatt

Old Dominion University

Hamid Allawi

Abraham Ampofo-Twumasi

Donte Cochran

Alexsa Fobbs

Chloe Roberts

Michael Vetter

Norfolk State University

Erica Baldwin

Alana Daggett

Mariah Martin

Massimo Menendez





Letter from

the Editor





Senior year is a melancholy mix of events and emotions. It’s a time for

goodbyes and new beginnings, and whether you’re happy to go or not

ready to leave, Brooke Point will always be a part of your life.

As The Hawkeye’s Editor-in-Chief, I have gotten to see so much more

of this school and the people in it than I ever would have on my own.

This school is full of creative, intelligent, outgoing, talented students, and

you’re on of them – even if we never got to feature you.

High school is about more than grades, more than sports, more than

dances. It’s also about the people you meet, and I, for one, have met some

incredible people. I’m sure you have too.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Lindsay Bakum, English

teacher and journalism advisor extraordinaire. She doesn’t get nearly

enough credit for all the work she does to help make this magazine


Next, I want to give a huge thank you to Julie Gazzoli, my Assistant

Editor-in-Chief. She’s been here since freshman year, and she’s made

journalism so much more enjoyable than it already was. She knows her

stuff, and that helps tremendously.

All of my other editors - Emma McElwain, Kiara Neely, and Nathaniel

Bowman - all deserve thanks as well. They have contributed their talents

and their time to this publication for two whole years, and they’ve done

incredible things.

To the entire staff of journalists: I couldn’t do it without you. Thank

you for your time and your dedication. As I much as I might not want to

leave it behind, I know The Hawkeye will be in good hands.

Lastly, I need to thank all of the students and teachers and faculty

members who read and support The Hawkeye. You’re the reason we do

what we do. That you care makes all the difference.

Finally, congratulations to my fellow seniors. You’ve accomplished a

lot, and as you graduate, know that high school may be over but Brooke

Point will always be with you.


Regan Flieg


from the


I waz


Now We’re


“My height. I grew a few inches.”

Sasha Thorpe

A lot has changed since the class

of 2017 started high school in 2013, and the

fads are no exception. 2013 seems like so long

ago. Now, seniors are packing up for college and

ready to start the lives ahead of them, so there’s

no better time to take a look back down memory lane

and think about what was “hot” back then.

Julio Burmudez said, “I remember when

everyone said ‘fire’ when they were talking about

something that they liked or though was cool.”

Christian Hambrick remembered back when

“The way I dress has changed.

My personal style has evolved.”

Tim Leece

the social media platform “Vine” was still the

“it” thing to have, and Simon Johnson can only

remember one thing: “The cup song.” “Everyone

played ‘the cup song.’”

Timothy Leece threw back to the “it”

memes of 2013: “Grumpy Cat was the most popular

meme of the time.”

A lot has changed since freshman year, and a lot will

change as the senior class moves on, but One thing’s for sure:

we will always look back on these things and be reminded of

2013 and the year that started it all.

“My hair. It has come a long way.”

Simon Johnson

By Julie Gazzoli and Emma McElwain





By Kiara Neely

The end is here and seniors

prepare for the last few moments of

high school, but the class of 2017 is

preparing for the biggest change to

Brooke Point’s graduation ceremony:

the gowns. This year, seniors were

given two the choice of black or red for

their gowns, and seniors have decided

on red. Many worry about the shade of

red, and opinions are mixed.

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo stated, “I’m

actually very excited and happy that

we switched things up. It was great

to start something new this year.”

Christian Balmer, on the other hand,

explained his distaste for the new

gown color: “It’s a little too vibrant for

me. I would have much perfered black,

but I’m in the minority.”


most seniors, the color of the gowns

doesn’t matter as their high school

career is coming to an end regardless.

What could have been

our senior prank?

By Jye-Anthony Layson

“We could somehow seal

the front doors to the

commons shut.”

-Amara Bottleson &

Cameron Compton

“Maybe we could mess

with their offices. We

could spray silly string all

over the admin’s office.”

-Reggie Thomas

“Saran wrap or place

Post-It notes all over the

new principal’s car.”

-Mariah Martin, Cassie

Nestor, Ranita Opoku-

Sarfo and Ahneliese


“We could bring our own

water guns and balloons

to school and soak all

of the administers and


-Mishaun Johnson


Class of


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