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February 10, 2016

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PROGRAM – Students of the Month

Lauren Womer and Joshua Donley from Minersville, Katrina Whalen and Christopher Pekarik of Pottsville, and Lauren Moyer and Jacob Evans from Nativity were our Students of the Month for February, 2016.

Lauren Womer is the daughter of Jim and Rose Womer of Minersville. She is involved in Volleyball, Yearbook Club, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Student Council, SADD, and the National Honor Society. Lauren plans to attend college and major in Biology.

Joshua Donley is the son of Mark and Karen Curran Donley of Minersville, where he is a member of St. Michael the Archangel Church. He is active in Vacation Bible School, and his favorite subjects are Calculus and Classics, the study of Roman mythology. He is President of the Marching and Concert Bands, President of the concert choir, Vice-President of the Academic League and German Club, and a member of track and field and Varsity cheerleading. Joshua participates in the Schuylkill County band and Schuylkill County Chorus, and has participated in the PMEA District 10 Band festival and PMEA District 10 Choir Concert. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Lions All state Band. His future plans include attending Susquehanna University to study Business and Finance with a minor in Music.

Katrina Whalen is the daughter of Walter and Denise Whalen of Pottsville. She is Class President, treasurer and 4 year member of the Spanish Club, and a 4 year member of Key Club, Ecology Club, Marching and Concert Band, and AIA. She is a 2 year member of Stage Crew, and is a coaching assistant of the PAHS boys’ tennis team. Katrina is President of the National Honor Society and a 2 year member, and a member of the Spanish National Honor society and winner of the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award. She is a 3 year member and captain of the tennis team and her favorite subjects are Chemistry, Physics, Physiology, and Biology. Katrina plans on attending Bloomsburg University with a nursing major and her ultimate goal is to become a nurse anesthetics.

Christopher Pekarik is the son of Christopher and Kimberly Pekarik of Pottsville. He is a member of the National Honor Society, has achieved perfect attendance, and won the Governor’s STEM State Project Award and achieved 2nd place in PFEW. Christopher is a 4 year member and trombone section leader of the Marching, Concert and Pep Bands, a 4 year member of the Brass Ensemble and Country Bands, and a 3 year member and lead trombone player for the Stage Band. He is also the President and Founder of the Chess Club, a 3 year member of boys volleyball, 2 year member of Spanish club and member of the Quiz Team and E-Sports. Christopher plays in Pottsville’s 3rd Brigade Band, and his favorite subjects are Physics, Calculus, Chemistry and Computer Programming. He plans on attending Rochester Institute of Technology and major in both Physics and Computer science, while continuing to play trombone in the RIT’s bands.

Lauren Moyer is the daughter of Brian and Ellen Moyer of Schuylkill Haven. She attends St. Ambrose Church and her favorite subjects at Nativity are Art, Biology and English. She is involved in Drama Club, Academic Team, Art Club, and National Honor Society. Lauren dances at the L.A. Dance Theatre in St. Clair. She has received several art awards, the most recent being the program cover for the Diocesan Education Convention, as well as the Republican Herald Design An ad contest. Some of her work is currently on display at the walk-In Art Center in Schuylkill Haven. Lauren plans on attending the Rochester Institute of Technology and major in Illustration.

Jacob Evans is the son of Gary and Tina Evans of Cressona. He attends St. Ambrose Church and his favorite subjects at Nativity are AP Biology and Accounting. He is involved in Cross country, Basketball, Track and Field, Math Club, Science Club, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Interact Club and Campus Ministry. Jacob is the secretary of student government and plans to attend college and major in Business/Accounting.

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