Brandon Yam is the National News Editor of FLHSNews.

A junior at Francis Lewis High School, Yam is part of one of two sets of triplets in his family who grew up in Oakland Gardens, Queens. Since 2018, he has worked for his school newspaper and written anecdotal ledes to bring together two worlds of journalism and creative writing. At school he reads YA fiction and writes articles in the English department as the national news editor of FLHSNews, the editor in chief of Humans of Francis Lewis Magazine and the vice president of the Creative Writing Club. Outside of school he has interned for Assemblymembers Yuh-Line Niou of District 65 and Ron Kim of District 40, the news site City Limits and the teen fact-checking network at Poynter's MediaWise. Yam has also won honors for his work, including Best Feature at the 16th Annual NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College and Honorable Mention in The New York Times' Second Annual 'Show Us Your Generation' Photo Contest for Teenagers. Now he can be found crying over deadlines and interning for the podcast Miseducation, with plans to pursue a career in journalism and publishing.



Brandon Yam, Co-National News Editor ('19-'20)

Jan 07, 2021
Gateway Seniors Awarded QuestBridge Scholarship, Full Rides to Boston College and Brown University (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
Camera Policy Raises Privacy and Equity Concerns (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
Class of 2020 Reflects on Unique Graduation Experience (Story)
Jun 22, 2020
LGBTQ+ Club Hosts LGBT Professional Panel (Story)
May 26, 2020
Students Reshape What Ramadan Looks Like at Home amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Student Voice: Two Weeks, Five Siblings and One Working Laptop (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Misinformed or Informed? Students Scramble for News amid COVID-19 Outbreak (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Students and Faculty Express Concern over Cleanliness at Francis Lewis amid COVID-19 Outbreak (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Francis Lewis Hosts Australian Basketball (Media)
Jan 15, 2020
Zanisnik Helms Mural in Annex (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Students Strike for Climate Change (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2019
Homelessness at Francis Lewis: One Student’s Story (Story)
Jun 19, 2019
Francis Lewis Hosts Civil Rights Symposium (Story)
May 15, 2019
One in 5000: Johnna Cazian Joins the U.S. Army (Story/Media)
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