The Holly Spirit

2021-2022 Staff

Ella Ruminski
Editor in Chief

Ella Ruminski

Senior, Ella Ruminski is a two-year member of the Holly Spirit. Previously the Multimedia Editor, this year Ella will be one of two Editors-in-Chief. In addition to the Holly Spirit, Ella plays lacrosse for the school and is in...

Jya Marshall
Editor in Chief

Jya Marshall

Senior Jya Marshall is a second-year staff member of the Holly Spirit, previously writing for the Sports Section as an Assistant Editor, and is now Co-Senior Editor in Chief of the Holly Spirit. Along with writing for the Holly...

Maria Hickman
Managing Editor

Maria Hickman

Senior Maria Hickman is a second year member of the Holly Spirit. In her junior year she was an Arts and Culture editor, and now she is a managing editor in her senior year. In addition to the Holly Spirit she does tennis and...

Kara Dwyer
Managing Editor

Kara Dwyer

Senior Kara Dwyer is a second-year member of the Holly Spirit, working as an Assistant Editor for the Opinions section junior year and becoming a Managing Editor senior year. She is involved in various school activities and c...

Alexis Chester
Managing Editor

Alexis Chester

Alexis Chester is a Managing Editor for The Holly Spirit.  She is President of Key Club and Student Council Secretary for the Class of 2022.  She is also involved in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Debate C...

Derek Derienzo
News Editor

Derek Derienzo

Senior Derek Derienzo is a second-year staff member of the Holly Spirit. The former staff writer now edits pieces produced by the News section. He participates in the school’s soccer team in addition to Key Club and Varsity Club. O...

Lauren Noble
News Editor

Lauren Noble

Senior Lauren Noble is a second year member of The Holly Spirit and an editor of the News desk. She is involved in the National Honor Society as well as the French National Honor Society and works as a waitress after school. Lau...

Mya Collins
Assistant Editor, News

Mya Collins

Sophomore Mya Collins is a second-year Assistant News Editor for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in RV’s performing arts program as well as the soccer team and hopes to pursue a career in child psychology and music therapy af...

Scotty Allen
Sports Editor

Scotty Allen

Senior Scotty Allen is entering his second year in The Holly Spirit as the Sports Editor. He is on the Varsity Football and Volleyball teams. In addition to being the Commanding Officer of the NJROTC program. Along with these he is...

Riley Ruiz
Sports Editor

Riley Ruiz

Senior Riley Ruiz is a second year editor for the Holly Spirit. Previously editing for Student Life, Riley will now be co-editing the sports desk for the first time this year. At RV, she is involved with the girls soccer team, Nat...

Brianna Ottey
Assistant Editor, Sports

Brianna Ottey

Senior Brianna Ottey, a second-year Sports writer for The Holly Spirit, enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and baking. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Black Student Union and has played ba...

Adrienne Austin
Assistant Editor, Sports

Adrienne Austin

Sophomore Adrienne Austin is a second-year sports writer for the Holly Spirit. At Rancocas Valley, she is a soccer player and a track runner. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and listening to music. She is ...

Sophie Shram
Arts & Culture Editor

Sophie Shram

Senior Sophie Shram is an editor of the Arts & Culture section for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in the Botany Club, as well as the French National Honors Society, Key Club, and Orchestra. After high school she aspires t...

Maya Martin
Arts & Culture Editor

Maya Martin

Senior Maya Martin is an Arts and Culture editor for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in the school’s swim team as well as clubs including National Honor Society, UNICEF Club, Environmental Club, Spanish Honor Society, and many...

Tanzim Didar
Assistant Editor, Student Life

Tanzim Didar

Junior Tanzim Didar is a second year writer and assistant editor for Student Life. Tanzim enjoys spending her free time watching Netflix, reading and traveling. In the future, she plans on becoming a neurologist.  ...

Monica Mulhern
Student Life Editor

Monica Mulhern

Senior Monica Mulhern is a second-year Student Life editor for The Holly Spirit. Besides the Holly Spirit, she is also a part of the Rancocas Valley Regional Marching Band, the National French Honors Society, and the Future Medical...

McKenna Gaskins
Student Life Editor

McKenna Gaskins

Sophomore McKenna Gaskins is excited to be a second-year member and editor of the Student Life desk. Outside of the paper, she is involved in the school’s Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Choir. ...

Maggie Blackburn
Assistant Editor, Arts & Culture

Maggie Blackburn

This is sophomore Maggie Blackburn’s second year on the Holly Spirit as Assistant Editor for the Arts and Culture section. At RV she is also a part of the Book Club, Poetry Out Loud, and Key Club. In the future, she hopes to pur...

Emma Murray
Opinions Editor

Emma Murray

Senior Emma Murray is a second year Opinions Editor and writer for The Holly Spirit. Emma is involved in the Debate Club, French Club, French Honor Society, and the Social Justice Club. She also plays Softball for the school a...

Janjabill Tahsin
Assistant Editor, Opinions

Janjabill Tahsin

Junior Janjabill Tahsin is a second-year staff writer for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in the school’s Key Club, Italian Club, Black Student Union, Literary Magazine, and Yearbook. Apart from studying, she dreams of a ...

Meadow Drapala
Social Media Editor

Meadow Drapala

Senior Meadow Drapala is a second-year Social Media Editor for the Holly Spirit. She is involved in the school’s chapters of FBLA, National Honor Society, and National French Honor Society. She is also a member of many clubs ...

Kennessy Baban
Social Media Editor

Kennessy Baban

Senior Kennessy Baban is a Social Media Editor of The Holly Spirit. She is involved in the Botany Club, Environmental club, and will be participating in more clubs once she starts her senior year. In her free time she likes baki...

August Hobbs
News Writer

August Hobbs

Sophomore August Hobbs is a first-year News writer for the Holly Spirit. She is also involved in Majorettes, Italian Club, Black Student Union, Key Club and Debate Club. After high school, she hopes to attend college and study pol...

Jacob Berr
News Writer

Jacob Berr

Jacob Berr is a freshman News writer for The Holly Spirit. Other clubs he is a part of are RVTV and The Mock Trial Team. Jacob isn’t sure what he wants to be after high school but journalism is definitely an option. ...

Alexandra Hascek
News Writer

Alexandra Hascek

Sophomore Alexandra Hascek is a second-year news writer for The Holly Spirit. At RV she is a part of the lacrosse team and also involved in clubs including Key Club, Students for Lemons, Environmental Club, Habitat for Humanity, and...

Jadaa Cruz
News Writer

Jadaa Cruz

Senior Jadaa Cruz is a second-year News writer for the Holly Spirit. In addition to this club, Cruz is a co-founder of the Black Student Union and hopes to join more clubs this year. After high school, Jadaa Cruz will be atte...

Mikaela Bennett
News Writer

Mikaela Bennett

Sophomore Mikaela Bennett is a second-year news writer for the Holly Spirit. She is involved in Key Club, Student Council, French Club, and Model UN for RV. She enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, snowboardin...

Aaron Rigby
Sports Writer

Aaron Rigby

Freshman Aaron Rigby is a first-year Sports desk writer for the Holly Spirit.  Aaron is a toxic Warriors fan but watches almost all of the Sixers games, saying, "Don't worry, I'm not biased, or at least I try not to be." Aaro...

Jalen Prilo
Sports Writer

Jalen Prilo

Senior Jalen Prilo is a first-year Sports Writer for The Holly Spirit. Aside from Holly Spirit, Jalen plays varsity football along with sports he participates in multiple clubs such as No Place for Hate, Varsity Club, and The...

Ruby Levy
Student Life Writer

Ruby Levy

Ruby is a first-year Student Life writer for the Holly Spirit. Outside of the paper, Ruby is involved in the schools Marching Band, Book Club, Mock Trial Team, Black Student Union, as well as a student representative in the s...

Carlo Ciliberti
Student Life Writer

Carlo Ciliberti

Sophomore Carlo Ciliberti is a first-year Student Life Writer for The Holly Spirit. In addition to being a writer for the paper, he is also involved in Chamber Choir, Band, and Italian Club, and is the Secretary of Helping Furry...

Alexander Pratt
Student Life Writer

Alexander Pratt

Alex Pratt is a very tall high school senior that likes to run for fun and goof around as much as possible. He doesn’t really know what he’s doing since this is his first year on the Holly Spirit, but that will hopefully change ...

Andre Dominic Faigal
Student Life Writer

Andre Dominic Faigal

Senior Andre Dominic Faigal, is a second-year Student Life writer for The Holly Spirit. He is heavily involved in the school’s cross country and track teams along with several other clubs. His favorite hobbies are playing ba...

Isabella Cifaldi
Student Life Writer

Isabella Cifaldi

Senior Isabella Cifaldi is a second-year staff writer for the Holly Spirit Student Life Desk. She is NHS President, involved in the school’s soccer and lacrosse teams, RVTV, Debate Club, Unicef, and Key Club. After high school...

Mkenna Wimberly
Student Life Writer

Mkenna Wimberly

Senior Mkenna Wimberly is a Student Life writer for the Holly Spirit. When she’s not in school or partaking in club activities, Mkenna spends her time with family and friends. An aspiring nurse, she plans to obtain her BSN aft...

Antonio Conover
Arts & Culture Writer

Antonio Conover

Junior Antonio Conover is a first-year Arts & Culture writer for The Holly Spirit. He is a section leader for RV’s Red Devil Marching Band, and is involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, Mock Trial, and the Black Stude...

Roman Pallotto
Arts & Culture Writer

Roman Pallotto

Junior Roman Pallotto is a first-year Arts & Culture writer for the Holly Spirit. He is the drum major of RV’s Red Devil Marching Band and is involved in the Key Club, French Club, French Honor Society, Black Student Un...

Trasean Nichols
Arts & Culture Writer

Tra’sean Nichols

Tra’Sean is a first year Arts and Culture writer for The Holly Spirt. He is involved with clubs such as Italian club, Debate club, Black Student Union, and environmental club. After school he marched for the Red Devil march...

Isabella Kensler
Arts & Culture Writer

Isabella Kensler

Freshman Isabella Kensler is a first-year Arts and Culture writer for the Holly Spirit. She is also involved in RV’s Spirituality and Environmental Club. Outside of school she participates in her dance studio’s competitio...

Leila Hewitt
Arts & Culture Writer

Leila Hewitt

Junior Leila Hewitt is a first-year Arts and Culture writer for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in RV’s Literary Magazine, Book Club, Environmental Club, Sign Language Club, and Crochet Club. After high school, she aspires ...

Kathleen DeJesus
Arts & Culture Writer

Kathleen DeJesus

Junior Kathleen DeJesus is a first year writer for the Arts and Culture desk at The Holly Spirit. She is involved in Key club,Photography,Habitat For Humanity,Crochet for Comfort and Italian Honor Society. Kathleen hopes to beco...

Emily Haber
Arts & Culture Writer

Emily Haber

Senior Emily Haber is a second-year Arts & Culture writer for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in the Environmental club as fundraising/marketing chair, assistant stage manager for the school’s plays and musicals, and a membe...

Malaika Awan
Arts & Culture Writer

Malaika Awan

Sophomore Malaika Awan is a second year writer for the Holly Spirit. She engages in many extracurriculars outside of school. She is the Vice President of the Spirituality Club and runs it alongside her Supervisor Mrs. Carlson. Sh...

Glynnis Bastas
Arts & Culture Writer

Glynnis Bastas

Glynnis Bastas is a second year writer and first year assistant editor of the Arts and Culture desk. She is also a member of several other clubs here at RV, including INKLINGS Literary Magazine, Harry Potter club, Chess club, ...

Kelly Ashton
Arts & Culture Writer

Kelly Ashton

Sophomore Kelly Ashton is a second-year arts and culture writer for RV’s Holly Spirit. She is excited to begin her first in-person school highschool year and has joined multiple activities. She is involved in the school’s c...

Madison Moore
Opinions Writer

Madison Moore

Junior Maddie Moore is a first-year Opinions writer for The Holly Spirit. She is involved in numerous clubs such as Debate Club, Environmental Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Italian Club, and Italian Honors Society. Aft...

Allison Bonaventura
Opinions Writer

Allison Bonaventura

Sophomore Allison Bonaventura is a first-year opinions writer for the Holly Spirit. She is a part of the cosmetology club, concert band, and concert choir with a passion for historical fashion. She intends to pursue both fash...

Isaiah Dupree
Opinions Writer

Isaiah Dupree

Sophomore Isaiah Dupree is a first-year Opinions writer for the Holly Spirit. He is also involved in the Black Student Union, and after high school, he aspires to be a music engineer.

Nia Rolle
Opinions Writer

Nia Rolle

Senior Nia Rolle is a first-year Opinions staff writer for The Holly Spirit. She enjoys reading, writing short stories, cooking new and interesting recipes, and binge watching crime shows in her free time. She is co-advisor fo...

Alaina Patragnoni
Opinions Writer

Alaina Patragnoni

Senior Alaina Patragnoni is a first-year Opinions writer for The Holly Spirit. She took part in the RV girls soccer team, and has been a part of No Hate Breakfast Club, Spirituality Club, and Social Justice Club. Subsequent to hig...

Monkonjay Junius
Opinions Writer

Monkonjay Junius

Senior Monkonjay Junius is a first-year Opinions writer for The Holly Spirit. She is also involved in the NJROTC unit where she is an officer. As well as being a part of the Best Buddies Club and the Black Student Union. After ...

Lillian Drueding
Opinions Writer

Lillian Drueding

Lillian Drueding is a second-year Opinions writer for the Holly Spirit. At RV, she is involved in multiple other clubs, including Inklings, Team MEGA, and Key Club. After highschool, she wants to become a physical or occupation...

Anjali Darji
Opinions Writer

Anjali Darji

Anjali Darji is a junior and has been an Opinions staff writer for the Holly Spirit since May 2021. She is also a part of RV’s band programs and takes an interest in law. In her free time she enjoys debating, discussing pol...

Madison Jennings
Photographer

Madison Jennings

Madison a first year photographer for the Holly Spirit. Outside of the newspaper Madison is also involved in Rancocas Valley’s Wind Ensemble and Marching Band. In her free time she loves spending time with her friends, listenin...

Caleb Lederman
Photographer

Caleb Lederman

Senior Caleb Lederman is a first-year photographer for the Holly Spirit. He is involved in Italian Honors Society, Italian Club, and UNICEF. Outside of school, he enjoys hanging out with friends. After high school, Caleb plans ...

Breanna Carr
Photographer

Breanna Carr

Sophomore Breanna Carr is a first-year photographer for the Holly Spirit. She is involved in the school’s marching band, choir, and French Club. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends. She likes t...

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