Introduction to the JCS Spanish Honor Society
Notable raiders in October
Meyersdale Area Middle and High School students were named Remarkable Raiders for October. Students in Grades 6 through 12 were selected on the basis of merit of academic achievement, character, behavior, exertion, good citizenship, and attendance. Remarkable Raiders are recognized at the monthly meetings of the Meyersdale School Board.
Selected middle school students are Kaden Kelly, Chris DiPasquale, and Ava Jeffries.
Kaden Kelly, a sixth grade student, is the son of Ashley Hostetler and Scott Kelly. He plays basketball and baseball and plans to go to college after high school.
Christopher DiPasquale, a seventh grade student, is the son of Candace and Anthony DiPasquale. He enjoys playing football, baseball, and basketball. He is also an avid hunter and enjoys archery and fishing.
Ava Jeffries, an eighth grader, is the daughter of Margie and Brandon Jeffries. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to music and painting. After high school, she plans to work in the medical field and become a CNA or GNA.
High school students include Jaylynn Anderson, Conner Shuck, Rachel Daughton, and Jill Bako.
Jaylynn Anderson, a newbie, is the daughter of Rebekah and Jason Anderson. She is a member of the Red Raiders Rifle Team, the SADD Club and is part of the cast of the school’s musical. She is also a junior firefighter for the Meyersdale Volunteer Fire Department. After high school, Anderson plans to attend the Vet Tech Institution in Pittsburgh.
Conner Shuck, 10th grade, is the son of Tonya and Dale Shuck. He is a member of the Red Raiders football and wrestling teams. After high school, he plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps.
Rachel Daughton, a junior, is the daughter of Wendy and Dave Daughton. Her extracurricular activities include Raider Review and she is a member of the cross-country skiing, basketball and track and field teams. She is also a member of the Laurel Highlands Intensity Softball Team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. After high school, Daughton plans to go to four-year college for a career in pharmacy, pediatric cardiology, or journalism.
Jillian Bako, a senior, is the daughter of Shelly and John Bako. She is a member of the marching band and jazz band. She competes in athletics and cross-country teams. Bako qualified and competed in the 2021 PIAA Cross Country State Championships earlier this month. Bako, an Honor Roll student, has a GPA of 4.0+. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was named Lions Club Student of the Month. She has earned national awards as an AP Scholar. Outside of school, Bako works for the Cumberland YMCA and volunteers with the Frostburg Community Band. Upon graduation, she plans to attend Penn State University and study industrial engineering.
Shanksville students at the Exchange Club
Annalina Brant and Katelyn Charlton represented the Shanksville-Stonycreek School at the Somerset Exchange Club.
Brant is a senior involved in tennis, softball, gun, dance, church, youth group, robotics, student council, NHS, SADD / TATU, school quiz, forensics, band, choir, piano, yearbook and theater club.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing the guitar and spending time with family.
Upon graduation, Brant plans to study biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and then become a pharmaceutical botanist in the field of medical research.
Charlton is a senior and has participated in Tennis, Reading Competition, Student Council, SADD, NHS, Drama Club and plans to join the forensics team this year. In addition to sports and clubs, she enjoys art, music, PC games, and Star Wars memorabilia collecting.
Upon graduation, Charlton plans to attend four year university, earn a degree in chemical engineering, and eventually become an astronaut.
Students visit companies
North Star Middle School students, accompanied by Zach Boyer and Amanda Harrington, traveled to Giant Eagle on November 17 to practice making shopping lists and purchasing items to use in a recipe following lesson. This trip was one of many community-based classroom offerings planned for the school year. Community-based teaching enables students to apply skills learned in a community setting to foster greater independence. The confections they will make will be made available to teachers the next time they visit in the coffee cart, a program mostly run by students who take orders and deliver breakfast to a group of teachers every Friday. Students were also invited to lunch at Burger King in Somerset, where they cemented previously learned skills related to placing and paying an order.
North Star chooses November Teacher’s Choice
North Star High School selected the November Teacher’s Choice Award winners. They are Emma Albright, Mark Monteith, Jaden Shomody and Jacob Pyle.
Emma Albright is the daughter of Gary and Shanna Albright, Boswell. She is a college prep student in 12th grade participating in softball and rifle.
Mark Monteith is the son of Robin and Mark Monteith, Hooversville. He is an 11th grade college prep student helping with the school’s yearbook.
Jaden Shomody is the son of Rhonda Mosky, Jenners. He is in 10th grade college prep.
Jacob Pyle is the son of Danielle Sopich, Boswell. He is a ninth grade college prep student attending the Band and Fire School.