CBS Philly Interviews MMA Teacher and Students About Queen's Legacy
Posted 09/09/2022 08:12PM

Merion Mercy Latin teacher Suzanne Walker and seniors Simone Neal and Kathryn Wert were interviewed by CBS Philly about the late queen's influence as a woman in power. Walker said the queen paved the way for all women serving as the longest-reigning monarch in British history. "Having a female in that position of power for so long is truly significant. Particularly because it wasn't a role that she would have been able to lose. It was a pretty static position that no one was going to take from her," she said. 

Simone Neal says the queen's passing fuels her dreams of becoming a leader one day. "We should be able to see women in high-ranking positions, no problem. It was unfortunate, but I think that it does empower girls here once they're finished here in four years to go in the world and be in an empowering position," she said. 

For senior Kathryn Wert, the queen's legacy aligns closely with the faculty and teachers that lead nearly 400 young women at Merion Mercy. "She was such a role model for British citizens like how here at Merion the female teachers are like that to me," she said. 

Watch the interview here

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