The Octagon

Annya Dahmani
Annya is a senior who has attended Country Day since kindergarten. She loves playing sports; her favorites are volleyball and track and field. She enjoys listening to music as well, especially songs by her favorite rapper, Lil Uzi Vert. When Annya’s not playing sports or listening to music, she is most likely hanging out with friends, studying or rewatching her favorite movie, “Step Up.” Annya also has an obsession with Justin Bieber.

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Jun 12, 2018
Seniors say ‘Sayonara’: editors-in-chief bid adieu with funny memories, bittersweet farewells (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
A violinist and a cellist walk into a bar . . . (Story)
Mar 18, 2018
Sophomore presentations to be on a variety of Sacramento-centered topics (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
This is not a drill – track and field, baseball, marathon training members have real lockdown (Story)
Jan 27, 2018
High-pressure game ends in 3-point loss for boys (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Mock Trial competes in Beach Ball Classic (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
MY ANGLE: A near-death experience is just one of the reasons I hate downtown (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Junior wins gold at Jewish Olympics (Story)
Aug 08, 2017
Hey, freshmen, don’t stress and forget SparkNotes! (Story)
Jul 30, 2017
Q&A: Junior experiments with DNA, plasmids during internship in Stanford University’s Weissman lab (Story)
Jun 04, 2017
COLLEGE BOUND: Seniors matriculate to schools across the country (Story)
Jun 03, 2017
High-school faculty gives out awards at annual ceremony (Story)
May 25, 2017
Check out the season wrap-up for baseball, player statistics (Story)
May 09, 2017
Sacramento Children’s Chorus members belt it out from the Baltics, see the world through group song (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
From marathon stars to starters, staff share what it took to conquer the 26.2 (Story)
Feb 11, 2017
Improving defensively in second half brings victory for boys against El Dorado Adventist (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Boys’ basketball deals out win with slight lead over Faith Christian (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Strong man-to-man defense gives boys’ basketball another win against Cristo Rey (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
Girls’ soccer remains undefeated with new set of defenders (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Girls’ varsity basketball falls to Valley Christian due to mental exhaustion, lack of motivation (Media)
Jan 26, 2017
Boys’ basketball edges out victory against Valley Christian, placing second in league (Story/Media)
Jan 25, 2017
Boys’ soccer team loses leading scorer, suffers 3-5 overall record (Media)
Jan 22, 2017
Boys’ basketball hammers Buckingham despite temporarily losing injured player (Story)
Jan 16, 2017
Boys’ basketball trumps Faith Christian in hard-fought Homecoming game (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Even with slow start boys’ basketball defeats Lutheran yet again (Story)
Jan 07, 2017
Boys’ basketball takes victory against Cristo Rey due to ‘unselfish’ play, great ball movement (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Boys’ basketball falls to Sac Adventist for first time in three years after few practices during winter break (Story)
Jan 03, 2017
Being a boy in ballet means less competition for roles, more leniency and fewer expenses – but the stigma surrounding male dancers continues (Story)
Dec 18, 2016
Freshman’s eight years of roles in ‘Nutcracker’ vary from Cook to Big Mouse (Story)
Dec 17, 2016
Boys’ basketball champions over Esparto in Victory Christian Viking Classic Tournament (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
Preseason training accounts for boys’ basketball team’s win against Leroy Greene (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Boys’ basketball wins second game by finding holes in Lutheran’s defense, playing efficiently (Story)
Nov 29, 2016
Lack of aggression, 18 turnovers mean narrow loss to Woodland Christian in first game (Story)
Nov 19, 2016
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Engineering major Julia Owaidat meets upperclassmen through club basketball (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
MY ANGLE: Double trouble! Being a twin means matching outfits, sharing friends, being mistaken for each other (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Eighth grader becomes national Pokémon champ, runner-up world champion (Story)
Jul 13, 2016
Students take part in Pokémon Go craze, teaming up to ‘catch them all’ (Story)
Jun 25, 2016
MY ANGLE: Campus has abundance of vandals, not enough cameras (Story)
Jun 03, 2016
Lack of senior math options leaves advanced juniors high and dry (Story)
Apr 17, 2016
Online Octagon receives Pacemaker award; students place in write-off contests at journalism convention (Media)
Apr 13, 2016
Boys’, girls’ basketball teams receive awards at Winter Sports Banquet (Media)
Mar 25, 2016
Top 10 Sophomore Presentations selected for final round (Story)
Mar 16, 2016
Soph performs for third time at Carnegie Hall; twelve hours of weekly practice includes fifty recordings of competition pieces (Story)
Mar 12, 2016
Only three Cavs compete at Mark Macres Invitational; sophomore places fourth in 100-meter hurdles (Media)
Feb 29, 2016
Chocolate, tea, cookies, coloring: library activities centered around stress-relief theme (Media)
Feb 16, 2016
First-half defense helps JV boys beat Buckingham in last game of season (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2016
Missed layups cost JV boys a win over Hiram Johnson (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
JV boys capitalize on Faith Christian’s ball-handling skills, win big (Story)
Feb 05, 2016
Longoria brothers, Wang score 16 apiece, as JV easily beats Wilton Christian (Story)
Feb 03, 2016
Unselfish play helps JV boys crush Valley Christian by 34 (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2016
Missed free throws, layups, turnovers keep five JV boys from beating Sac Adventist (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2016
JV boys break tie, earn first-place ranking in their league with victory over Valley Christian (Story)
Jan 23, 2016
JV boys keep Buckingham from scoring in first quarter; coach praises ball movement in win (Story)
Jan 16, 2016
JV boys increase winning streak to seven with decisive Homecoming victory over Faith Christian (Media)
Jan 13, 2016
JV boys win sixth in a row, annihilating Wilton by 50 (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
JV boys face another team of 6, defeat Bradshaw Christian with good ball movement from the tip (Story)
Dec 18, 2015
Strong defense from Highlands results in 11-41 loss for JV girls (Media)
Dec 16, 2015
Defensive struggles, lack of players send JV boys to 38-65 loss against Napa (Story)
Dec 13, 2015
Varsity boys finish second in tournament after close win over Vista del Lago and 35-77 loss to Folsom High (Media)
Dec 08, 2015
JV boys dominate Woodland Christian in 52-44 win (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Second-quarter injury leaves JV team with only four players in 50-82 loss to Vintage (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Sophomores establish school’s first ‘jock clique’; members reject label, saying they’re smarter, nicer and not really exclusive (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
JV girls earn redemption in third match against Valley Christian with 2-0 victory (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2015
In second matchup against Cornerstone Christian, JV volleyball girls win, 2-0 (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Former soccer star takes over as assistant to head of school (Story)
Oct 03, 2015
Missed serves dampen JV girls’ moods; Cavs lose 0-2 to Bradshaw Christian (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2015
JV volleyball loses 1-2 to Valley Christian for second time (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
JV volleyball beats Cornerstone, Sac Waldorf in back-to-back matches (Story/Media)
Sep 23, 2015
JV volleyball team earns first win of season against Cornerstone Christian (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2015
JV volleyball girls make it to championship round in bronze bracket at Carmichael Invitational Tournament (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
After losing first set to Forest Lake by 12, JV volleyball team gets within two in the second set (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
At pre-college art program, senior learns from artist who designed ‘Lord of the Flies’ cover (Story)
Aug 25, 2015
JV volleyball scrimmage performance exceeds coach’s expectations (Story/Media)
May 27, 2015
Medallion, Octagon, Student Council announce their new leaders (Story)
May 08, 2015
TEST TALK: Junior Jag Lally feels confident after AP U.S. History exam (Story)
May 08, 2015
Lacrosse team wraps up season with a wild game – but without a win (Story/Media)
Apr 29, 2015
Lacrosse team faces defeat, struggles with lack of players (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Short on subs, boys’ lacrosse goes down to underdog San Marin (Story)
Apr 09, 2015
Boys’ lacrosse narrowly defeated by Bella Vista (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Double Jeopardy: Mock Trial places fourth in county (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
Boys win lacrosse scrimmage with the help of three opposing players – and a plastic goalie (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2015
Down by 4 in the fourth, boys rally to defeat Waldorf, 8-6 (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Cavs beat Golden Sierra in first tennis match (Media)
Mar 02, 2015
Mock Trial defeated in semi-finals by tough Elk Grove team (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Mock Trial team beats Natomas Charter, qualifies for quarterfinals (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Mock Trial scores decisive victory over Laguna Creek in third round of competition (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Top-ranked boys’ varsity to face eighth-ranked Faith Christian in first round of playoffs (Story)
Feb 22, 2015
Weak objections, cross-examinations lead to narrow defeat for Mock Trial team (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Spanish Club takes trip to San Francisco to see murals, eat Salvadoran food (Story)
Feb 15, 2015
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Brad Stohr, ’91, recalls senior skits, journalism convention (Story)
Feb 14, 2015
Former art teacher Maya Schweizer to be featured in photographer Kurt Fishback’s exhibition (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
JV boys wrap up season, placing third in tournament (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
Struggling with layups, JV narrowly loses to Valley Christian (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
Boys’ JV basketball wins with strong ball movement (Story)
Jan 27, 2015
JV basketball no longer undefeated (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
Despite missing top scorer, boys’ JV defeats Buckingham (Story)
Jan 12, 2015
High-scoring freshman leads boys’ JV basketball to victory (Story)
Jan 02, 2015
Boys’ JV crushes Stone Ridge Christian with just 6 players (Story)
Jan 01, 2015
Students spend their Saturdays at Japanese school (Story)
Dec 16, 2014
Reggie Fan, Bryce Longoria combine for 33 points against Woodland Cardinals (Story)
Dec 04, 2014
Freshman Reggie Fan leads boys’ JV basketball with 19 points (Story)
Nov 22, 2014
Freshman returns after spending a quarter at St. Francis (Story)
Nov 06, 2014
BOYS’ SOCCER: Freshmen step up, contribute 24 of 61 goals (Story)
Oct 15, 2014
Christian Brothers freshman Molly Gherini returns to school (Story)
Oct 14, 2014
Friday’s annual Chalk Mural will feature art of Betty LaDuke (Story)
Sep 26, 2014
FRESHMAN FOCUS: Abi Pantoja daunted by San Francisco’s public transportation (Story)
Sep 08, 2014
Chinese sophomore Michelle Li loves touching movies, riding tandem bikes (Story)