The Mercury

2020-2021 Staff

Mrs. Hebert, Ella and Mr. Hebert
Adviser

Larissa Hebert

Larissa Hebert lives in Fairfield with her daughter, Ella (age 8), and husband, Thomas.  She teaches AP Language and Composition, Journalism and is the adviser to The Mercury.  Larissa grew up in Wayne, Maine and attended UVM...

Helen Simmons
Editor

Helen Simmons

Helen Simmons is a Senior at BFA and is co-editor for The Mercury. This is her second year writing for The Mercury, and she has found a passion for journalism. Helen loves to travel and learn about the world around her and write ab...

Owen Biniecki
Editor

Owen Biniecki

Owen Biniecki is a Senior at BFA and is the Editor of the BFA Mercury due to his commitment and dedication to the Journalism class. As expected with someone who has now participated in two years of Journalism, Owen is a studen...

Brayden Baker
Writer

Brayden Baker

Brayden Baker is currently a junior at BFA.  He decided to join the journalism club because it was something a little different than what he would usually do at BFA.  He looks forward to writing about what is going on in our c...

Rae Alexander
Writer

Rae Alexander

Rae Alexander is a freshman at BFA. This is her first year doing this style of writing. She plays Comet soccer and hockey. In her free time, Rae enjoys working out, shopping, hanging out with friends, and reading and writing. ...

Ashley Seymour
Writer

Ashley Seymour

Ashley Seymour is a junior at BFA.   She is excited to try journalism, something other than what she would normally do here at BFA. In her free time, she enjoys baking, hanging out with friends and playing golf.

Charlotte Pierce
Writer

Charlotte Pierce

Charlotte Pierce is a Sophomore at BFA St. Albans. This will be her first year writing for The Mercury. She joined as a way to get more creativity in her life. She enjoys drawing, painting and baking in her free time.

Rachel Needleman
Writer

Rachel Needleman

Rachel Needleman is currently a junior at BFA. This is her first year writing for The Mercury. She’s a Comet at the school, playing soccer, hockey and lacrosse. In her free time, when not playing sports or at school, she’s...

Georgia Casavant
Writer

Georgia Casavant

Georgia Casavant is currently a junior at BFA. This is her first year working on The Mercury and she is very excited to read, write and learn more about BFA and the greater St. Albans community! When not in school, Georgia loves to...

Lianna St. Francis
Writer

Lianna St. Francis

Lianna St.Francis, a senior at BFA, lives in Sheldon, Vt. and attended St. Albans City School.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, chorus, baking, crochet and writing.  She is part of Northwest Career and Technical Center's Buildi...

Emily Parent
Writer

Emily Parent

Emily Parent is a junior at BFA. This will be her first year working on The Mercury. She joined The Mercury to channel her love of theater into a platform to inform others about the arts. She has always had a passion for writing...

J'Ayonna Watkins
Writer

J’Ayonna Watkins

J’Ayonna Watkins is currently a senior at BFA. This is her first year writing for The Mercury. She participates in the International Club and the Hope Happens Here organization. She enjoys reading and writing whenever she can. I...

Bella Bonasera
Writer

Bella Bonasera

Isabella (Bella) is currently a senior at BFA with this being her first year writing for The Mercury. When she’s not writing, Bella enjoys the arts (such as band, chorus, and theater), reading, being with friends, and videography...

Aima Rashid
Writer

Aima Rashid

Aima Rashid is a Senior at BFA. This is her first year joining The Mercury and journalism club. She is excited to write articles based on her interests to inform her fellow peers. She is an active member of her community, she r...

Adelyne Collin
Writer

Adelyne Collin

Adelyne Sue Collin, a junior at Bellows Free Academy, decided to get involved with The Mercury to meet other people and be able to write frequently. Having English and history classes be her favorite, Adelyne made the decisio...

Rachel Ledoux
Writer

Rachel Ledoux

Rachel is a freshman at BFA and, as such, this is her first year writing for The Mercury.  In her free time, Rachel likes reading, acting, and volunteering. She is also a representative for the Student Council and a member of...

Olivia Belrose
Writer

Olivia Belrose

Olivia is currently a senior at BFA, and this is her first year writing for The Mercury. In her free time, she loves to read, workout, play the French horn, ski and volunteer. Olivia has also been a part of the National Honor S...

Brooke Holland
Writer

Brooke Holland

Brooke Holland is a junior at BFA. She is a cheerleader for the Elite Gems Cheerleading gym in St. Albans, but used to cheer for the BFA team. Brooke enjoys watching Criminal Minds in her free time, along with her favorite movies Nac...

Caitlyn Mossey

Caitlyn Mossey

Caitlyn Mossey is a freshman. Her favorite thing to do is dance. She dances at Footworks Studio of Dance in Milton and hopes to be on the BFA dance team next year. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and watching Superna...

CJ Fisher ('22)
Media and Design

CJ Fisher

CJ Fisher is a junior at BFA. This will be his first year working with The Mercury.  CJ is part of Northwest Career and Technical Center's Digital Media Program and uses those skill sets to help contribute media for The Merc...

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