Meet the 2018-2019 PHS Mercury Staff


Meet our Mercury Staff! The following are biographies composed by this year’s Mercury members to help you learn a little more about them. If you see them in the halls, pitch them your stories, tell them what YOU want to see in Mercury and follow them to the next Mercury meeting! Don’t forget, the club meets Mondays at 3 p.m. in room 115. All students are welcome to join or submit stories, poetry, interviews, etc. at any time.

Vivica Wilson: Vivica is currently a senior. She is also a member of the Great Potential program, where she visits various colleges in order to gain first-hand experiences and learn what to expect as a future college student. She loves animals and wants to go to college as a science major in order to become a veterinarian . Vivica also has a plan B if veterinarian doesn’t work to become special education teacher or a photographer . Vivica comes from a large family, which includes six brothers and three sisters. She looks forward to sharing her voice as a staff member of the Mercury Newspaper.

Adrian Rojas: Adrian is currently a freshman at Peekskill High School. In the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, he performed as a comedian in the Peekskill Middle School talent show. In addition to this, Adrian volunteered at the STEAM Fair where he collaborated with a group of friends called, “The Meme Team” creating a robot. Adrian was born in Queens, grew up in Yonkers and Ossining, and he moved to Peeksksill in 2015.  He looks forward to keeping everyone informed through the Mercury. Add him on Snap@whitecheeseca377, follow him on instagram @your_loyalboy (don’t judge him).

Dr. Hannigan: Dr. Hannigan is a PHS English Teacher and is very happy to be a co-advisor of Mercury. She looks forward to helping students share their voices through words, images and photography.

Ms. Blefiore: This is Ms. Belfiore’s third year on Mercury. She is also a co-advisor for the PHS Drama Club. In addition to these tasks, Ms. Belfiore  works as the Peekskill City School District’s Communication Specialist and loves being behind the scenes at many of PCSD’s  exciting events!