A recent graduate of Gwynedd Mercy University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and minor in English. He grew up in Havre, Montana, with three younger brothers and a sister.
Dreams of a sports journalism career and sharp tennis skills brought Blaine to the Philadelphia area. He helped Gwynedd Mercy’s tennis team to the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship in 2015 and 2016 — the squad’s first conference titles.
A new graduate of Penn State Brandywine with a bachelor’s degree in English. He wrote for The Lion’s Eye newspaper and Penn in Hand literary magazine. He lives in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. He is an Eagle Scout and, in high school, was honored as the best English student in the senior class.
Over the years he’s traveled to Greece, France, and spent two weeks camping through the Philmont mountain range in New Mexico. He’s also a fan of all four Philadelphia pro sports teams and has watched a movie made in every decade from the 1920s to 2010s. His favorite: “Spirited Away.”
Liz Allen, freelance writer and editor, columnist at Erie Times-News. Twitter: @
Mike Sisak, reporter and East Region social media/UGC editor, Associated Press. Twitter: @mikesisak