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The Royal

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Featuring…

Alex Martorella

This issue features artist Alex Martorella and her drawing of the Hempfield Area Spartan Team.

Martorella says, “It is inspiring to me whenever I can help recreate a moment or picture to give to people. People will cherish a piece of artwork more than a photo. I love to see the smile on people’s faces when I capture a memory in my work. Art is something people can keep with them to remember the great moments”.

 She drew this to give the football players and their parents something to remember about the football team. This drawing is inspired by a photograph taken by Christina Burke of the Hempfield Area Spartan Football Team at the Line of Scrimmage.

Martorella says, “I worked on it for three weeks and have sold orders in bulk and raised a large amount of money for NAHS”. 

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About the Contributor
Spartan pride runs deep for Alyssa Manderach, who is originally an Ocean City, Maryland native. She has spent the last 7 years working to embrace what it means to be a part of Hempfield Area. The Royal has been a dedicated passion of hers since she started writing for it two years ago during her sophomore year. Her work preserving events and memories for the newspaper has pushed her to pursue a career in journalism after graduating from college. Much of her time is also spent volunteering and working with the school as president of United Spartans. Between her time in these organizations, as well as many other clubs and honor societies, she has seen the opportunities to volunteer with local organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Beverly's Birthdays, and Westmoreland County Food Bank. Her plans for the upcoming years involve attending a four-year university, studying communications with a focus on media, so that hopefully she can enter the journalism field as a writer or editor.