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2017-2018 Staff

Mairead O’Hara

Staff Writer

Mairead O’Hara is a freshman at Merion Mercy Academy. Besides Ricordia, Mairead is interested in crew, BioTech club, and Girl Up. Mairead is writing for Ricordia because she is very interested in writing and literature. She hop...

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Maddie Urbano

Staff Writer

Maddie Urbano is a junior at Merion, and this is her third year on Ricordia. She is on the tennis team and is also involved in Image Explosion, Literary Bears, and Spanish Club. She really enjoys expressing herself through writ...

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Sofia Cieri

Staff Writer

Sofia Cieri is a sophomore at Merion Mercy Academy, and this is her first year writing for Ricordia. Sofia is currently on the volleyball team and ministry team. Along with Ricordia, she writes for Image Explosion. She volunte...

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Olivia Squillante

Staff Writer

Olivia Squillante is currently a sophomore at Merion Mercy Academy.  This is her first year doing Ricordia and she is very excited for an amazing year ahead. Along with Ricorida, Olivia is involved in photography club, spanish cl...

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Nina Dzidic

Staff Writer and Editor

Nina Dzidic is a junior staff writer from Moorestown, New Jersey. She plays tennis and enjoys spending her free time with animals, whether she is volunteering at an animal shelter or spending time with her own pets. She is also ...

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Audrey DeLucca

Staff Writer

Audrey DeLucca is currently in tenth grade. This is her first year in Ricordia. She is also in Kate’s girl’s and Spanish Club. In addition to clubs, she plays for the softball team at MMA. She is looking forward to being inv...

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Gen Wittrock

Staff Writer and Editor

Gen Wittrock is a senior co-editor in chief at Merion and will be writing for Ricordia for 4 years. Gen is also involved in Junior Statesmen of America (JSA), Merion Mercy’s broadcasting team, Good Morning Merion, Communication...

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Amanda Brown

Staff Writer

Amanda Brown is a sophomore at Merion Mercy Academy, and this is her second year writing for Ricordia.  Along with Ricordia she also participates in Stage Crew and The Finer Things Club. In the fall she plays for Merion Mercy...

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Annamarie Palermo

Staff Writer

Annamarie Palermo is sophomore at Merion Mercy Academy. In addition to participating in Ricordia, she is also a member of Literary Bears and Current Events club. She also plays on Merion Golf team in the fall. Annamarie origin...

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Anna O’Brien

Staff Writer

Anna O’Brien is a freshmen at Merion Mercy and is thrilled to be writing for Ricordia! Anna is currently involved in Cross Country, Mock Trial, and Glee Club. Anna is both an avid reader and mediocre tennis player. She enjoys...

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Cara Keller

Staff Writer

Cara Keller is currently a sophomore at Merion Mercy Academy, and this is her second year writing for Ricordia.  In addition to Ricordia, she is involved in The Finer Things Club, Mercy Works, and Student Council.  Cara also p...

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Karissa Edmundowicz

Staff Writer

Karissa Edmundowicz is a freshman at Merion Mercy Academy. In addition to participating on the JV volleyball team, she also is a member of yearbook and Kate’s Girls. She loves writing recipes and reporting about sports activities....

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Sophia Harris

Staff Writer and Editor

Sophia Harris is a junior at Merion Mercy Academy who loves spending time with friends and family. In addition to Ricordia, she is involved in Kate’s Girls, Spanish Club, and yearbook. She is excited for her junior year becaus...

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Noha El Toukhy

Staff Writer

Noha El Toukhy is a senior at Merion and has been a member of Ricordia for the past 2 years. She loves writing about Egyptian and Mediterranean recipes, as well as her experiences at Merion as an international student. She is...

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Hanna Facenda

Staff Writer

Hannah Facenda is a freshman and new staff writer for MMA’s Ricordia. She attended Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill for grade school. Hannah has a strong passion for writing; she knows she wants to pursue a career in politi...

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Cate Aaron

Staff Writer

Cate Aaron is a current freshman at MMA, and is excited to start writing for Ricordia. In addition to participating in Ricordia, she is also a member of the cross country team, Glee Club, and Mock Trial. Outside of school, Ca...

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Ms. Katie Smith

Faculty Adviser

Ms. Smith is the faculty adviser for the Ricordia staff this year. She is a graduate from Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School and later attended Bucknell University where she received degrees in Spanish and Elementary Education....

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