Achona Editor Glo-Ups

March 9, 2018


The Achona editors are chosen at the end of each school year. This year’s group of editors is very close. (Photo Credit: Samantha Cano/ Achona Online)

Urban Dictionary defines glo-up, as “A twist of the phrase “grow up”, referring to a person’s incredible transformation. This is usually based on increase of style and self-confidence (and potentially one’s squad).” The Achona editors wanted to delve deeper into how far they have come since childhood. All five of the editors sent in before and after pictures of their choosing.

Editor in Chief, Audrey Diaz (’18), on her first day of 8th grade, and then in New York City.

Diaz said, “I just try and pretend that the years 2012-2015 did not happen.”

Diaz took her senior photos in NYC because she is attending Fordham University in the fall. (Photo Credit: Audrey Diaz/Achona Online)

Editor in Chief, Sara Phillips (’18), at Girl Scout Camp as a child, and then in her senior portrait photo shoot.

Philips said,  “I used to resemble a chicken nugget and I had a large bang moment. Now I look like the wendy’s girl!”

Did you know? Phillips is naturally blonde! (Photo Credit: Sara Phillips /Achona Online)

Multimedia and Social Media Editor, Samantha Cano (’18), on Christmas Day in 2005 and then in Hyde Park during summer of 2017.

Cano said, “I feel like even though I grew up, physically speaking, after freshman year, I still progress mentally and work on myself on a daily basis.”

Cano’s favorite color is pink, as displayed by her outfits in both pictures. (Photo Credit: Samantha Cano/Achona Online)

Sports Editor, Françoise Corser (’18) taking a selfie when she was younger, and then at eating dinner at Ava in 2018.

Corser said, “I have grown and experienced a whole new country from when the first picture was taken to when the last one was. I have a mind that is so much more open and have matured intellectually and emotionally. ”

Corser took the selfie with her mom’s Nikon camera while visting family in Guatemala. (Photo Credit: Françoise Corser/Achona Online)

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Haiqa Mian (’18), on one of her first days at AHN, and then at her senior portrait photoshoot.

Mian said, “I think I’ve grown mentally, not only because I’ve obviously matured, but because now I have developed a love for learning new things. Growing up at the Academy I’ve learned about responsibility, respect, and how to be self-confident. I’m really happy with how I’ve grown and I hope to continue to see myself grow.”

Mian has attended AHN since pre-k, left her freshman year, and then came back sophomore year. (Photo Credit: Haiqa Mian/ Achona Online)

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  • Ann PhillipsMar 11, 2018 at 8:35 am

    So blessed to watch many of these girls glo-up. 😍