Double “R” Twirlers Represent Local Schools During Football Season

The Double “R” Twirlettes are well represented this football season as 14 group members twirl for seven different high schools including Dunmore. 

Shown seated in front, from left: Lindsey Kausmeyer, Mid Valley’s Miss Spartan; Stephanie Hicks, Abington’s Miss Comet, and Alexandra Taffera, North Pocono’s Miss Trojan. Kneeling, same order: Kristen Griffiths, Wyoming Valley West drill team; Sara Swavola, Scranton High featured twirler; Natalie Nareski, Old Forge feature twirler; and Madison Waltz, Dunmore majorette captain.

Standing: Sadie Solensky, Mid Valley twirler; Lydia Monroe, North Pocono twirler; Madison Doyle, Mid Valley twirler; Jordan Gioupis, North Pocono twirling team captain; Morgan Tullio, Mid Valley twirler, and Lauren Zajaczkowski, North Pocono twirler. Not pictured is Olivia Major, North Pocono twirler.

The performers are all students of Kathleen Y. Mercatili who is director of the Double “R” Twirlettes.  

Twirlers Host Recital at the Drive-In

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The Double “R” Twirlettes recently held their recital on the “Big Screen” at the Circle Drive-In.  It was a night to celebrate the Twirlettes and their hard work, dedication, and resilience during this very unprecedented season. Since the show was prerecorded and viewed at the drive-in, the Twirlettes were able to enjoy safely while following current restrictions.

Group members who participated included, from left: Jordan Gioupis, Kali Mercatili, and Allie Taffera.  

Double “R” Twirlettes Take Part in Telethon for St. Joe’s

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Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently appeared on the 2020 St. Joseph’s Center telethon and presented a check in the amount of $2,721 which represented the proceeds from the group’s annual twirl-a-thon.

Pictured outside the therapy garden at St. Joseph’s Center are  group members who collected the highest donations at the event which was held at the Viewmont Mall in February.  Shown left: Alessandra Moreli Kolatis, Casidy Montanya, Sophia Wright, and Natalie Buchinski.