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Sally Parampottil

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief

Sally is a senior and the Executive Editor-in-Chief on The Sidekick. While she's done just about everything possible on staff, she loves writing for sports and taking photos at sporting events. She plans to study history and English in college and hopes to one day teach American history. You can contact Sally at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @SParampottil.

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Coppell High School senior Katherine Anderson is ranked No. 10 in the CHS class of 2021. Anderson will attend the Georgia Institute of Technology and study aerospace engineering.

[Photo] Katherine Anderson

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Christine Xu is ranked No. 9 in the CHS class of 2021. Xu will attend the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

[Photo] Christine Xu

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Anushri Saxena is ranked No. 8 in the CHS class of 2021. Saxena will attend Duke University in the fall and is majoring in Neuroscience.

[Photo] Anushri Saxena

Tracy Tran, Photo Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Preethi Jayaraman is ranked No. 7 in the CHS class of 2021. Jayaraman will attend the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for business with the intent of studying marketing.

Preethi Jayaraman

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Rahul Garikapati is ranked No. 6 in the CHS class of 2021. He will attend the University of Texas at Austin to major in computer science and is interested in the intersection of finance and computer science, such as quantitative analytics.

Rahul Garikapati

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Helen Tan is ranked No. 5 in the CHS class of 2021. Tan will attend Yale University for fencing. Though her major is undecided, she is considering either molecular and developmental biology or sociology.

Helen Tan

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Neil Upreti is ranked No. 4 in the graduating class of 2021. Upreti will be attending Duke University in the fall and majoring in bioengineering.

[Photo] Neil Upreti

Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Priya Marella is ranked No. 3 in the graduating class of 2021. Marella will be attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the fall with a provisional acceptance into New Jersey Medical School for a seven year BS/MD program.

[Photo] Priya Marella

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Cole Tramel is ranked No. 2 in the graduating class of 2021. Tramel will be attending the University of Texas at Austin in the fall and is majoring in Computer Science in the Turing Scholars Program.

[Photo] Cole Tramel

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Coppell High School senior Dongkyu Lee is ranked No. 1 in the graduating class of 2021. Lee will be attending Rice University in the fall and is majoring in Computer Science.

[Photo] Dongkyu Lee

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor
May 14, 2021
Students are told that telling anything to an adult makes one a “tattletale” or a “snitch,” including when someone committed a wrongdoing. The Sidekick executive editor-in-chief Sally Parampottil writes about the negative side of team loyalty and the resulting hesitancy to tell on friends and teammates when they have committed a crime.

One bad apple

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2021
Coppell sophomore shortstop TJ Pompey runs to second against Flower Mound on April 27 at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. Pompey received a scholarship offer from Texas Tech and verbally committed in December.

Shortstop sets sight on tall dreams

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2021
New Tech High @ Coppell junior Cason Cole hits a backhand during his doubles match against Plano East on Sept. 25 at the CHS Tennis Center. Cole and Bellubi have been friends since elementary school and doubles partners for 11 years.

[Photo] 40 – friendship

Sapna Amin, Staff Writer
April 28, 2021
Coppell senior catcher Dafne Mercado returns a pitch against Hebron on Wednesday at the Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowgirls defeated Hebron, 8-5.

Baker bats in win against Hebron

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
April 8, 2021
Coppell High School administrative assistant to the associate principal Veena Bhat works in her office on March 22. Bhat has worked as a library assistant and substitute teacher in the educational field, as well as with advertising for Gulf Air and American Airlines prior to her current position.

Libraries and advertising and band, oh my!

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2021
 Flower Mound junior defender Hallie Augustyn throws in against Coppell on March 12 at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls lost to the Jaguars, 3-0.

Video: District champs claw down girls soccer

Sally Parampottil, Executive Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2021
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