The Mercury

2022-2023 Staff

Cooper OConnell
Editor

Cooper O’Connell

Cooper O’Connell is a sophomore at BFA, and this is his first year participating as an editor for The Mercury. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing and reading. He looks forward to taking a class specifically dedi...

Rachel Ledoux
Editor

Rachel Ledoux

As a junior, this will be Rachel’s third year as a writer for The Mercury and her first year as an editor. Rachel enjoys writing for The Mercury as a way of improving her reporting skills and amplifying the voices of her peers. In...

Jakob Birnbaum
Writer

Jakob Birnbaum

Jakob Birnbaum is a senior at BFA and this will be his first year writing for The Mercury. He joined The Mercury because he's interested in dipping his toes into the field. In his free time he likes to game with friends, act ...

Anna Bouchard
Writer

Anna Bouchard

Anna Bouchard is a senior at Bellows Free Academy and is excited for her first year at the Mercury. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and lacrosse as well as being a volunteer coach. She hopes that being a member o...

Alexis Dragon-Greeno
Writer

Alexis Dragon-Greeno

As this is her final year at BFA, Alexis wanted to pursue something she loves: writing. Ever since she was little, she has loved writing stories and sharing them with my friends and family. This being her first year as a membe...

Evangelica Luneau
Writer

Evangelica Luneau

Evangelica Luneau is a freshman at Bellow Frees Academy. Looking into different opportunities to advance her high school career and future, she chose to join The Mercury.  Growing up she was always interested in writing and ...

Patricia Noza
Writer

Patricia Noza

Patricia Noza is a freshman. It is her first year at BFA St. Albans and her first year participating in The Mercury. She wants to try lots of new things this year and plans on being very active in the community.  You might rec...

Mackenzie Smith
Writer

Mackenzie Smith

Mackenzie Smith is a sophomore at BFA and this will be her first year in The Mercury. Mackenzie joined The Mercury to become a more experienced writer because she wants to pursue writing when she is older. In her spare time sh...

August Hawkins
Writer

August Hawkins

August is a senior at BFA and this will be his first year participating in The Mercury. He has a passion for writing and is looking forward to being a part of BFA journalism and getting involved with his community. In his fre...

Rebekah Dalmer
Writer

Rebekah Dalmer

Bekah is a senior at BFA and this will be her first year writing for The Mercury; she has had a passion for writing since she was little and joining The Mercury is a step for her to explore new writing styles and make more conn...

Luke Holcomb
Writer

Luke Holcomb

Luke, a senior at BFA, will be joining The Mercury as a first-year writer. Growing up with a fondness for writing makes becoming a member of The Mercury an exciting and worthwhile decision. Joining The Mercury will also be a way f...

Tanner Dalley
Writer

River Dalley

River Dalley is a senior at BFA St. Albans, and this will be her first year writing for The Mercury. Hailing from Bakersfield, River has always had a passion for English and writing in general, and she is thrilled to particip...

Zoe Walent
Writer

Zoe Walent

Zoe Walent is a sophomore at BFA. She joined The Mercury to further her experience with writing because that is what she dreams of doing when she is older. In her free time, Zoe enjoys reading, writing, hanging out with friends ...

Jasmine Duncan
Writer

Jasmine Duncan

Jasmine Duncan is a senior at BFA. Along with being a part of the journalism crowd, she participates in band and theatre. She’s looking forward to helping inform the community through her articles and writing....

Leeza Kusmit

Leeza Kusmit

Leeza Kusmit is a junior at BFA and this is their first year participating in The Mercury. Leeza joined The Mercury to develop their writing skills, and photography skills, and to become more involved with the school. In their...

Karli Holland
Photographer

Karli Holland

Karli Holland is a junior at Bellows Free Academy, and this is her first year participating in The Mercury. She joined to develop her photography skills and to be more involved with BFA. In her free time she enjoys reading, ru...

Ivy Hoang
Photographer

Ivy Hoang

Ivy Hoang is a junior at BFA. This will be her first year with The Mercury, and she is joining as a photographer. Ivy joined The Mercury with the hope that she will become more involved and updated with the current events at h...

Paxton Getty
Photographer

Paxton Getty

Paxton Getty is a junior at BFA.  This is his first year on The Mercury. He likes psychology, music and art in general. He's currently taking Psychology I and taught himself how to play the guitar and ukulele. He is in the Soc...

Jessica Southwick
Photographer/Media

Jessica Southwick

Jessica is a junior at BFA and is joining The Mercury for her first year as a photographer. Jessica is from Fairfield and loves getting involved in her community. She can often be found helping out at the elementary school eve...

Penelope Noza
Photographer/Media

Penelope Noza

Penelope Noza is a junior at BFA, joining The Mercury as a photographer. She enjoys trying new things and cannot wait to contribute to the publication. Apart from The Mercury, Penelope is involved in many other extracurricular ac...

Asher Ballantine
Digital Media

Asher Ballantine

Asher Ballantine is a Bellow Free Academy senior enrolled in NCTC's Digital Media Studies program. Seeking more experience, he is choosing to work under The Mercury this year as a photographer/videographer. Having spent his soph...

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