The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

The student news site of Bellarmine Preparatory School

The Bellarmine Prep Lion

2022-2023 Staff

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Executive Editor

Josie Jaback

Josie is a senior this year who serves as the Executive Social Media Editor of the Lion Journalism staff. At Bellarmine, she is a part of the girls soccer program, Link Crew, and National Honors Society. Outside of school, she sp...

Joseph Langdon
Executive Editor

Joseph Langdon

Joey is a senior this year and is a Proud Executive editor of Lion Journalism. On campus, Joey leads in Robotics, Sustainability, Lion Pride, in Link Crew, and more. Off campus you can find Joey staffing Model UN conferences,...

Roma Sharkey
Executive Editor

Roma Sharkey

Roma Sharkey is a senior member of the Journalism Staff. At Bellarmine, she is involved with the girls soccer program, Link Crew, and Campus Ministry. When she’s not playing soccer, you can find her spending time with friends...

Lilly Burgess
Executive Editor

Lilly Burgess

Lilly Burgess is a senior and is thrilled to be an Executive Editor this year. At Bellarmine she is the softball captain along with being a part of service clubs and National Honor Society. Outside of school she enjoys reading,...

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Executive Editor

Xavier Nazzal

Xavier Nazzal is a senior who serves as the Executive Online Editor for the Lion Journalism 2022 - 2023 school year. Among other things, Nazzal participates in tennis, Model UN, The World Religions Club, Capstone, and The GodCast...

Jonas Salazar
Reporter

Jonas Salazar

Jonas is a senior who can’t wait for all the adventures and new experienced Journalism will bring. He is looking forward to conducting interviews, opinion pieces, and research articles. In addition to journalism,  Jonas runs...

Maya Deaton
Reporter

Maya Deaton

Maya Deaton is a junior and is excited to be joining the Journalism staff. She is involved in Bellarmine athletics and clubs as a member of the cheerleading team, Marine Chemistry, and Letters For Rose. Outside school, she enjoys...

Drew Albaugh
Reporter

Drew Albaugh

Drew is a senior and is overjoyed to be a part of the journalism team. He is looking forward to being a part of the broadcast team as well as writing weekly sport articles. Drew does a variety of activities on the Bellarmine campus...

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Reporter

Talia Patel

Talia is a junior this year who is thrilled to be a part of the journalism team. You’ll often find her on a trail or track racing for Bellarmine. She is in Marine Chemistry and enjoys being a Link Crew leader for incoming f...

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Reporter

Betty Roberts

Betty is currently a junior and is overjoyed to join the Lion journalism staff this year. Around school, you can often find her running around participating in Model UN, ASB, or any of her other extracurriculars. Outside of sc...

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Reporter

Sophia McLain

Sophia is a senior this year who is looking forward to working on the Journalism staff. She is involved in Bellarmine athletics as a track and field athlete, Campus Ministry as a Eucharistic minister and service coordinator, ...

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Reporter

Sage Vasko

Sage Vasko is a junior this year who is excited to be joining the journalism staff. At Bellarmine, she is a part of the cheer squad and Link Crew. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with friends and playing with her two...

Camila Aguayo
Reporter

Camila Aguayo

Camila Aguayo is a senior this year who is eager to be working on the Journalism staff. At Bellarmine she is a part of Link Crew, Eucharistic Ministry, and National Honors Society. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, ...

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Reporter

Natasha Karjala

Tasha Karjala is a senior at Bellarmine who is thrilled to be a part of the 2022-2023 Journalism Staff. Her commitments fall within several student-life activities including but not limited to—Presidenting the Class of 2023 Social M...

Mac Fortino
Reporter

Mac Fortino

Mac Fortino is a senior who is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Journalism staff. At Bellarmine, Mac plays football, is the co-founder of the service club Toiletries for Teens, is a National Honor Society member,...

Levi Coovert
Reporter

Levi Coovert

Levi is thrilled to be joining the journalism staff for his senior year. He has participated in an extensive amount of activities throughout his time at Bellarmine, notably Baseball, Drumline, and Theatre. Outside of school, Levi...

Ian Stoddard
Reporter

Ian Stoddard

Ian Stoddard is a junior this year and a newcomer to the Journalism staff. He plays bass guitar in his free time, and plays as part of Bellarmine’s liturgical band. Outside of school you can often find him rewatching some of...

Brynn Manke
Reporter

Brynn Manke

Brynn will be a junior for the 2022-2023 school year. Her school commitments fall within ASB, Model UN, Link Crew, and Sustainability Committee, but she would rather be skiing or volunteering at the Humane Society. Whenever Brynn...

Allison Berg
Reporter

Allison Berg

Allison Berg is a senior and is super excited to be on the Journalism staff. At Bellarmine, she is captain of the cheerleading team, yearbook editor, senior class representative, National Honor Society member, and the Chief Media...

Ruby Serra
Reporter

Ruby Serra

Ruby is a senior this year and is super excited to be a part of the journalism staff for a second year. On campus she participates in music ministry, lectoring, National Honor Society, and Track and Field. Outside of school she...

The author enjoys the lovely landmark of the San Carlos Institute. Photo by Dan Mohrbacher
Teacher/Adviser

Jeanne Hanigan

Jeanne (Dressel) Hanigan B'84 practices what she preaches or, in this case, what she teaches. An English literature, AP Composition and Journalism teacher at Bellarmine Prep, she is also the founder of the online venue, www.writesociety.com,...