The Grotto

2020-2021 Staff

Sofia Pereda
Editor In Chief

Sofia Pereda

Sofia Pereda is the Editor in Chief of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper. She began working on staff in her sophomore year and is excited to continue to pursue her love of Journalism. Sofia is currently a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes...

Assistant Editor

Mia Michele Aviles

Mia Michele Aviles is the Assistant Editor of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper. She began taking Journalism her Sophomore year, and was on the staff by her second semester. Mia Michele is a Junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy,...

Andrea Valdes-Sueiras
Managing Editor

Andrea Valdes-Sueiras

Andrea Valdes-Sueiras was a staff writer for The Grotto junior year. For the 2020-2021 school year she is the newspaper’s Managing Editor. She feels most creative when she’s writing stories for her travel blog, making her...

Julianna Barbeite
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Julianna Barbeite

Julie Barbeite is a junior at the school. She has always enjoyed taking pictures. She likes to edit them and being creative.

Saloua Bourrian
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Saloua Bourrian

Saloua Bourrian is a junior. She loves to travel and explore new places which is what got her into photography in the first place. She loves the fashion industry and all the trends that come with it. She hopes to become an engineer...

Sofia Castellan
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Sofia Castellan

Sofia Castellan is a sophomore. This is her first year working on the grotto staff and she is very excited. Sofia is currently a part of many clubs, the Track and Field team and junior varsity soccer team.

Emma Cuesta
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Emma Cuesta

Emma Cuesta loves taking pictures and expressing her creativity through them. She’s currently a junior.

Samantha Diaz
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Samantha Diaz

Samantha Diaz is a junior at the school, she is a member of both the Varsity Soccer and Track teams, and is also a Peer Minister. Her favorite subjects are English and History, she enjoys fishing, boating and traveling in her...

Emilie Escobar
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Emilie Escobar

Emilie Escobar is a sophomore. She loves journalism, loves to take pictures. She is on the school softball team.

Bianca Estevez
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Bianca Estevez

Bianca Estevez is part of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper Staff. This is her first year taking journalism and has already fell in love with the photography behind it. She is currently a senior at our school.

Paola Garcia
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Paola Garcia

Paola Garcia is a sophomore who became a member of the Grotto staff this year. She runs cross country and track for the Lourdes team.

Olivia Giganti
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Olivia Giganti

Olivia Giganti is a fellow staff member of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper. She is new to the world of journalism, and is very excited to improve on her photography. Olivia is currently a Junior.

Victoria Manrique
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Victoria Manrique

Victoria Manrique is currently a senior and is the President of the French Honor Society as well as a member of Peer Ministry. Her favorite subjects in school have always been the sciences, especially, Health and Environmental....

Olivia McClintock
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Olivia McClintock

Olivia McClintock is a junior and this is her first year in journalism. Olivia loves to be able to be creative in her photos and loves to take pictures of nature. She is excited to be apart of the Grotto team this year and improve...

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Marianna Mendoza

Marianna Mendoza is a sophomore and is a Lourdes dancer. She enjoys taking pictures of her friends using disposable cameras and enjoys taking pictures of sunsets and other things.

Kathryn Ortiz
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Kathryn Ortiz

Kathryn Ortiz is a sophomore. She is on the Cross Country and Track and Field team. Kathryn also enjoys taking pictures especially of her friends.

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Elisa Ramirez

Elisa Ramirez is a junior. She has been on the cross-country team since sophomore year. She really enjoys taking pictures.

Cecilia Reboredo
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Cecilia Reboredo

Cecilia Reboredo is a sophomore, and part of the olla grotto staff. She is a member of the 2020-2021 Lourdes Dance Team, and has been since freshman year. Her favorite hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends, and...

Olivia Rodriguez
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Olivia Rodriguez

Olivia Rodriguez is a Sophomore and this is her first year being part of the Grotto staff. She is part of the Cross Country and Track Team this year, and was on the swim team last school year. Olivia is excited to be a part of...

Alexandra Salazar
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Alexandra Salazar

Alex is currently a senior and enjoys being involved in being in clubs at her school. Her favorite subjects have always been math and science. In her free time she loves to go on adventures, workout, and be with friends. She is...

Sofia Trivino
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Sofia Trivino

Sofia Triviño is a sophomore. She is a member of the Lourdes Dance Team. When she is not dancing she enjoys landscape and portrait photography and likes art.

Carolina Martinez
OLLA TV

Carolina Martinez

Caro Martinez is a member of the OLLA TV crew. She is a junior. This is her second year on Olla TV and she plans to continue to be on the OLLA TV crew. She loves to watch the packages come together and anchor. She also is part...

Katie Bilbao
OLLA TV

Katie Bilbao

Katherine Bilbao is a Junior and has been a part of OLLA TV since sophomore year. Her favorite part of being a part of broadcast journalism is editing and producing packages.

Nina Diaz
OLLA TV

Nina Diaz

Nina Diaz is a junior. She is a member of OLLA-TV and the varsity track team. She loves to be behind the scenes and loves to edit packages.

Natalia Careaga
OLLA TV

Natalia Careaga

Natalia Careaga is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She’s been on the OLLA TV staff since sophomore year and she loves to film, direct, and interview. Her favorite hobbies include dancing, traveling and hanging o...

Sofia Borja
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Sofia Borja

Sofía is currently a junior. She is a part of many clubs at OLLA. She enjoys reading and listening to music. She has also always enjoyed taking pictures so she is looking forward to learning more about photography.

Isabella Nuñez
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Isabella Nuñez

Isabella Nuñez is a sophomore. This is her first year being a part of the grotto staff. She is a member of the junior varsity soccer team. She loves to capture moments on her camera and write about experiences she undergoes....

Gabriella Fernandez
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Gabriella Fernandez

Gabriella Fernandez is a sophomore at OLLA, she enjoys writing and aspires to be a journalist when she grows up. She is also on the varsity volleyball team.

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Mia Lynne

Mia Lynne is a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. Her favorite subject is English. She is passionate about cheerleading and loves to be active. Whenever she can, she is working out at home or doing something outside with her...

Emma Crosa
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Emma Crosa

Emma Crosa is a sophomore and she is new to journalism. She loves to take pictures in her free time and she runs for track and feild for the school.

Paola Lista
staff, OLLA OutLoud

Paola Lista

Paola Lista is currently a sophomore and is the sophomore class president. She is a part of the varsity lacrosse team, swim team, and many school clubs. Paola enjoys writing, editing, interviewing, and photographing for the Grotto,...

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Maria De Armas

María De Armas is a sophomore at the school. This is her first year being involved in the world of journalism. María enjoys taking pictures of her friends and classmates. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and traveling.

Sophia Torres
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Sophia Torres

Sophia Torres is a Junior and this is her first year as an Olla grotto staff member. Her love for taking pictures has grown through out the years from traveling around the world to even just taking walks around the neighborhood....

Tess Valcarcel
staff, Olla OutLoud

Tess Valcarcel

Tess Valcarcel is a senior. This is her first year being part of the Grotto staff. She is a member of Lourdes Singers, Peer ministry, and is Vice President of thespian national honor society. Her hobbies include reading, writing,...

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Valeria Fanilla

Valeria Fanilla is part of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper Staff. She is a junior and she enjoys photography and writing. She is also part of the Cross Country and Track teams at Lourdes. Her favorite subjects are English and Anatomy...

Cecilia Cardenas
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Cecilia Cardenas

Cecilia Cardenas is a senior and has recently become a member of the Grotto Newspaper staff. Being new to the beauties of journalism, she could not be more excited to find out what this journey will bring. She is a member of Peer...

Olivia Garcia
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Olivia Garcia

Olivia Garcia is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and is part of the 2020-2021 Grotto Newspaper staff. She enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with family. This is Olivia's first year on The Grotto staff and...

Juliana D'Escoubet
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Juliana D’Escoubet

Juliana D'Escoubet is a junior. She loves to travel and explore new places. She speaks French and Spanish. Additionally, she loves reading and baking.

Carolina Rodriguez
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Carolina Rodriguez

Carolina Rodriguez is a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and this is her first year as a member of the Grotto staff. She enjoys being president of the Lean In Club and Co-president of the Math National Honors Society. Carolina...

Ana Serratos
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Ana Serratos

Ana Serratos is a junior at the school. She has been a member of the Swimming and Track teams since freshman year, and this year she also joined the Cross Country team. She loves to spend time with family and friends, travel,...

Mia Kennedy
OLLATV

Mia Kennedy

Mia Kennedy is a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She is a member of the OLLA TV staff and works as an anchor for news, sports and entertainment. She also works to make packages for OLLA TV broadcasts. She loves to anchor,...

Gabriela Garcia
OLLATV

Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia is a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This is her second year being part of the OLLATV crew. She does many different things as a member such as editing shows, cutting headlines, creating packages, and has...

Amanda Okunski
OLLATV

Amanda Okunski

Amanda Okunski is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This is her second year as a part of the OLLA TV crew. Amanda enjoys creating and editing packages for her Broadcast journalism class. In her free time Amanda loves to...

Samantha Bardisa
OLLATV

Samantha Bardisa

Samantha Bardisa is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This will be her second year taking part of the OLLA TV crew. Samatha enjoys using her creativity to make, edit, and interview people for packages in class. As well...

Megan Brown
OLLATV

Megan Brown

Megan Brown is currently a junior. This is her second year in journalism as a part of the OLLA TV crew. She started last year as a sophomore, and grew a love for it. She loves to edit and report. Aside from journalism, she is...

OLLATV

Ana Romagosa

Ana Romagosa is a senior, this is her third year I’m OLLA TV. She enjoys creating bobcat beats, editing, and interviews for packages. She also enjoys producing and managing the “behind the scenes” of our live shows on campus....

Alessandra Infante
OLLATV

Alessandra Infante

Alessandra Infante is a Senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She has been an anchor on OLLATV since her sophomore year and has loved every second of it. Alessandra loves to be a part of the TV crew and helps creates videos,...

OLLATV

Sabrina Bravo

Sabrina Bravo is a senior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This is her third year on the OLLA TV crew where she films and edits videos. While she is in other clubs and has many hobbies, editing videos is her favorite and she hopes...

Katrina Langer
OLLATV

Katrina Langer

Katrina Langer is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This is her second year as a part of the OLLA TV Crew. She loves editing packages, anchoring shows, and creating videos. Katrina is also an active member of the Student...

Mia Izquierdo
OLLATV

Mia Izquierdo

Mia Izquierdo is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. This is her second year as part of the OLLA TV Crew. She loves to produce videos and report as an anchor. Doing morning announcements throughout middle school helped blossom...

Tatiana Llanso
OLLATV

Tatiana Llanso

Tatiana Llanso is a member of the OLLA TV crew. She is currently a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. Tatiana joined the crew her sophomore year and continues to enjoy each and every part of Broadcast Journalism. She is also...

Amanda Bardisa
OLLATV

Amanda Bardisa

Amanda Bardisa is a senior. This is her second year as part of the OLLA TV Crew, and loves to create videos, report, and edit. What has influenced her love of broadcast journalism is her YouTube Channel she created during her...

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