The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

The Pitch

Rachael Wolfson

Rachael Wolfson, Print Editor-in-Chief

Rachael Wolfson is currently a senior and this is her third year on The Pitch. During her first two years, Rachael was a Print Opinion Editor and now she is a Print Editor-in-Chief. In addition to The Pitch, Rachael runs on the cross country and track team. She's also the Co-Founder and Co-President of The WJ Gilmore Girls Club. Her two older brothers (Thomas '20 and Alexander '22) also served as Print Editors-in-Chief when they were Wildcats/Madcows (take your pick). Rachael is looking forward to ending the Wolfson Dynasty (2017-2024) on a high note!! 

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The girls WJ Crew team celebrates after racing in one of the biggest regattas, The Head of the Charles. WJ Crew enjoyed the film, The Boys in the Boat, believing it was an inspirational film that realistically captured the sport of rowing.

WJ Crew reacts to “The Boys in the Boat”

Rachael Wolfson, Print Editor-in-Chief
February 1, 2024
The case for handwritten assignments

The case for handwritten assignments

Rachael Wolfson, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2023
The class of 2022 lines up on the football field for graduation. The location of graduation for the class of 2024 has not been decided yet.

Graduation should be held at Walter Johnson

Rachael Wolfson, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2023
Seniors John Grossman (left) and Sebastian Lee (right) play their instruments during lunch. Theyre very dedicated to WJ music and are hoping to pursue music in college.

Honoring WJ’s talented music students

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
March 27, 2023
On Nov. 14, the Trolley Trail in Bethesda was vandalized with graffiti, depicting people being hung with the words , NO MERCY FOR jEWS. This is one of many antisemitic acts that have happened in Montgomery County over the last couple of months.

Social media fuels antisemitism in MCPS

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
February 26, 2023
Ira struts his stuff on a walk. He was such a cheerful dog who always made me smile.

For my special Valentine, Ira

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
February 14, 2023
We need to bring Drivers Ed back to MCPS

We need to bring Driver’s Ed back to MCPS

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
January 24, 2023
Today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day. 78 years ago American soldiers and allied powers stormed the beaches of Normandy, France and attacked Nazi, Germany that occupied the land. D-Day is a very important day in American history, as it was the day in which Nazi, Germany was defeated.

Remembering D-Day

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
June 6, 2022
This statue remembering John Winthrop lays in New London, Connecticut. Winthrop was the Puritan Governor. He is most known for his city upon a hill speech.

The Significance of Thanksgiving

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
November 24, 2021
MAP testing was recently taken by underclassmen to measure students academic level. But at this point, in high school, what can students really infer from the MAP test scores?

Is MAP testing useful for highschoolers?

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
October 15, 2021
English teacher Jenelle Ryan leads her classroom behind a mask. Its been a challenge this year, but Ryan has enjoyed being back in the classroom with her students.

Teachers restore connection

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
September 23, 2021
One year during the Fred Juvenile Handicap Hurdle race, Jockey Ruby Walsh’s horse, Voix Du Reve (right) fell. Jockey Berry Geraghty’s horse, Campeador (left), also fell during this race.

The truth of professional horse racing

Rachael Wolfson, Print Opinion Editor
June 15, 2021
MCPS recently announced the cancellation of all winter sports, including those that require minimal contact like winter track.

MCPS shouldn’t have canceled winter track

Rachael Wolfson, Special to The Pitch
February 16, 2021
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