2024-06-24 9:36 PM

‘High Minded’ Frontwoman Follows Musical Path


Seventeen-year-old George Mason High School senior Katie Potrykus, lead singer and guitarist of the Falls Church-based, all-girl rock band High Minded, has been a musical talent in the making since the age of three and has been blossoming ever since.

Press Pass with Ben Kenney


There are solo albums and then there are solo albums. The latest release by Ben Kenney, falls most squarely into the latter category.

Mason High Grad Leaves Lasting Impression at School

Ben Zorn (No. 57) prepares to finish what his teammate started. It would be one of the many tackles that made Zorn a standout athlete during his time at George Mason High School. (Photo: Bob Morrison, Bonnie Briar Productions, LLC)

Zorn Turns Attention to D-IA Career at San Jose State Click. Clack. Sounds now associated with the latest Under Armor commercials bore a different meaning for Ben Zorn. For the 2007 George Mason High School graduate, walking down the concreate walkway on a Friday night towards a brand new turf field beneath the shining lights […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Ben Affleck or Mr. Hoover

A high school just inside the Washington, D.C., beltway in Northern Virginia gained national notoriety last week when Hollywood star Ben Affleck showed up as the keynote speaker for its graduation.

Off Track: Ben and Vesper Stamper

There’s indie music and then there’s indie music, a genre in which artists not only forgo major label support, but convention as well. All This Could Kill You, the latest release from husband-and-wife duo Ben and Vesper Stamper falls uniquely under the latter.

Community News and Notes

ANDREW KOTYK, a senior at McLean High School, received his Eagle Scout award at a court of honor on Saturday, April 12 at the Scout House. He is shown with his parents, Myron and Debbie Kotyk. Andrew earned 39 merit badges during his Boy Scout career and took part in a canoeing expedition in the Adirondacks. He will attend Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall. (Photo: Courtesy Richard Lobb)

BEN LASSO SIGNS NCAA LETTER OF INTENT WITH COKER COLLEGE Benjamin Lasso has signed a NCAA Letter of Intent with Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Ben will receive Academic and Athletic Scholarships from Coker and play golf for Coach John Handrigan’s Coker Cobras. Coach Handrigan led his Cobras to the 2006 Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference […]

George Mason Freshman Rebound Vs. Rappahannock

The George Mason High School freshman football team hosted Rappahannock High School last Wednesday and got back on the winning track with a 35 – 6 victory, upping its record to 3-1. Just a week ago, Mason was beaten badly at Madison County and there were questions about how the team would respond.