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CATHERINE BARRON

staff writer

This is Catherine Barron and she is a new edition to The Light staff this year. She is a Sophomore here at SUA, and loves spending time contributing to many clubs and organizations. Catherine is a Sophomore Representative on StuCo and welcomes all the shadows as an Ambassador Liaisons. She channels her competitive spirit on SUA's Cross Country and Track Team, and has been an irish dancing at Erickson Academy for nine years. She works as a waitress at Diane's Dinner. Catherine hopes to study in the fields of Law and Political Science after high school.  

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KATIE CROWTHER

staff writer

Hi!  Katie loves sharks and sandwiches and is very excited to start working with The Light this year. She's involved in Biology and Earth Club, Paws for a Cause, and works at North Star Boutique in Hyde Park. After SUA, she plans on majoring in Environmental Science and helping create a more sustainable society. 

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ELLIE DEBRUNNER

staff writer

Ellie DeBrunner is a senior at Saint Ursula academy and this is her first time at The Light. She is also a part of the purple ribbon club and ski club. Ellie enjoys running, painting, free writing, baking, and spending time with her family. She loves the beach and she one day wants to travel to Spain and Greece. She loves watching football (NFL and college), Basketball (NBA and college), and soccer. Ellie plans on staying somewhat close to home for college with a major in marketing emphasis on sports marketing and management. 

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HEIDI FISCHER-SAMANO

staff writer

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KAT FITZPATRICK

staff writer

Kat is a senior and it is her third year writing for The Light. She is also a part of the Tech Team and Girls Who Code at Saint Ursula. She hopes to pursue a career in computer science. 

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KATE GREENWELL

staff writer

Kate is a sophomore at SUA and is involved in clare code club and campus ministry as she loves spending time bonding with her peers and finds clubs a great way to do so. Outside of school, Kate is involved in SUA cross country and track, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite activities include weekend walks to coffee with her sisters, going to concerts with her friends, and spending time with her dog, Gryff. Kate is not sure what her future plans include, but she wants to get a college degree and enter into the medical field. She is new to The Light and very excited for the rest of the year!  

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HEIDI GRUBER

staff writer

Heidi is a senior and it is her second year with The Light. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends. She also plans to major in economics or business next year.  

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MOLLY GRUBER 

senior editor

Molly is our senior editor. This is her third year with The Light and second year as an editor. She is an ambassador, part of campus ministry, and has swum on the SUA swim team for the past three years. In her free time she likes to read and write, travel, and hangout with friends and family! Next year she hopes to pursue a degree in either Journalism or English. 

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JOSIE KNALEY

staff writer

Josie is a senior anda leader for Bulldog Buddies. She hopes to become either a teacher or psychologist in the future. She also loves to read books for fun!

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COLLEEN LAKE

staff writer

Colleen Lake is a senior at SUA and this is her second year writing for The Light. At school she is involved in field hockey, OJCL, SUA Medical Society, and SOS. Outside of school she volunteers for the Cincinnati Association for the Blind, plays piano, and works as a counselor at YMCA Camp Ernst. She enjoys collecting records, eating sushi, traveling, and hanging out with friends. In the future, Colleen hopes to pursue a major in either biochemistry or biomedical sciences. 

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JULIA NIX

staff writer

This is Julia's first year at The Light, and is very excited to publish articles. Julia runs cross country for Saint Ursula, and will be running track in the winter and spring. Along with being in the Light, she is an Ambassador and part of the Yearbook Club. 

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AUBREY PFEFFER

staff writer

Aubrey is a freshman at SUA, and this is her first year at The Light. She is a member of Ski Club and is an SUA ambassador. She enjoys playing tennis, reading, drawing, and spending time with friends. Her future plans are too dive deeper into her passions and look into careers in science and designing. 

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CAROLINE REINHART

staff writer

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BELLA RODA

staff writer

Bella Roda is interested in mock trial, business, and law. She’s interested in interior designing, law, and motivational speaking. She’s also passionate about writing and newspaper. Its a way for her to express her feelings through a school she loves. Her other interests include playing guitar, piano, singing, acting, and listening to music. She’s also a member of the lgbtq+ and supports all peoples choices and beliefs. 

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GABRIELA SELVA

staff writer

Gabriela is a junior at SUA, and this is her third year writing for The Light. She is also involved in multiple clubs like Academic Team, SOS, Bulldog Buddies, and HALO. In her free time she enjoys baking, spending time outside, watching lots of movies, and listening to music. Gabriela could possibly see herself pursuing journalism in the future.

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KATE SNYDER

staff writer

Kate Snyder is a freshman writer for The Light at SUA. Other than journalism, at SUA Kate plays on the JV field hockey, is in GAA, and is an ambassador. Outside of school, she enjoys, hanging out with her friends, baking, and reading. 

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MAGGIE SPAETH

staff writer

Maggie Spaeth is on her third year writing for The Light. She is in her senior year here at SUA and spends much of her time surrounded by family and friends. She has many artistic outlets such as painting, sketching, and writing. She hopes to pursue a career in the arts and plans to attend Miami University or UC for college.

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MARY REESE SULLIVAN

social media director

Mary Reese Sullivan is a freshmen at SUA and is in The Light and HAC. Her future plans are to be in the moment and enjoy life at SUA.  She is interested in dance, Paris, writing, acting, singing and learning. 

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GRACIE TURNER

editor

Gracie Turner returns for her sophomore year as an Editor and Staff Reporter for The Light. You might recognize her feature articles on senior sports signees that were included in last year's publications. She is currently on Saint Ursula's Reserve Volleyball team, Ambassador Program, and other clubs such as Earth Club and Ski Club. If you see her in the halls, make sure to say hi!

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TASHEA WILLIAMS

staff writer

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