Pope John Student Spotlight: Louis Merlino '20

We at Pope John XXIII Regional High School want to share with you our “Pope John Student Spotlight” series in which we recognize our students’ talents and achievements! Today, we want to showcase Louis Merlino!


A Sparta resident, Merlino is a senior who has shown a great amount of involvement inside and outside of Pope John. Merlino has earned Second Honors in the classroom and is currently taking courses such as Principles of Entrepreneurship, Precalculus Accelerated, Psychology and Sociology, Environmental Science and Graphic Design. Merlino is a Pope John Student Ambassador, a member of the Pope John Players’ tech crew, a captain of the lacrosse team, and a leader of the Pope John Den student section. Outside of school, he plays lacrosse for Jersey Thunder Lacrosse. Merlino would like to serve in the army following graduation.

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