Students of the month
Makayla L. Finan
TURBOTVILLE – Makayla L. Finan, daughter of Rodney and Linda Finan, was named Outstanding Senior at Warrior Run High School for January.
Finan has been active in Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, Key Club, Defender Pride Club and was president of the National Honor Society. She was editor-in-chief of the Eagle’s Perch, the school newspaper, and is secretary of the Class of 2013.
She plays soccer for the Lady Defenders and is on the track and field team.
She received the Outstanding Journalism Staff Member Award and was a member of the 2010 and 2011 State Championship soccer teams.
Outside of school, she is employed by Weis Markets.
After college, she plans to attend either Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Bloomsburg University to pursue a degree in exercise science.
Taylor L. Landis
TURBOTVILLE – Taylor L. Landis, daughter of Joseph and Kelly Landis, was named Watsontown Lions Club’s Student of the Month at Warrior Run High School for January.
In school, she is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Tri-Hi-Y, Spanish Club and The Warrior yearbook staff.
She is captain of the Lady Defender soccer team and lettered in track and field. She also is active in the STN Club Soccer, lacrosse, Project 13 and 4-H.
She was a member of the 2010-11 State Championship girls soccer teams, received multiple indoor soccer championships, was on the 2012 Homecoming Court, was a Senior Class representative, earned a 2012 senior soccer award and was on the honor roll. She also was a member of the HAC II, Academic All-Stars, earned a Defender PRIDE award, was on the Pennsylvania all-state team, was named to the Daily Item Girls All-Stars team and the 2010-11 PA Heartland Athletic Conference All-All-Star Team, Press Enterprise MVP of the Year, CCN Player of the Game and was a district qualifier in the 100 hurdles.
She is employed by Sports Zone.
After graduation, she plans to attend Lebanon Valley College or Mansfield University.
Robert T. Dowdy
TURBOTVILLE – Robert T. Dowdy, son of William and Lisa Dowdy, was named Turbotville Lions Club’s Student of the Month at Warrior Run High School for January.
He is a member of the Debate Club and French Club.
He also participates in football and track and field.
He has has been on the honor roll and was a varsity letter recipient and academic all-star.
After graduation, he plans to pursue a degree in materials science and engineering at Penn State University.
Students of the month
JERSEY SHORE – The Jersey Shore Lions Club’s Citizen of the Month for January is Alexander William Eckard, son of Wendy and Andrew Eckard, of Williamsport.
Eckard is a student at Jersey Shore Area High School and has been active in National Honor Society, Constitutional Convention, school musical-play, Future Business Leaders of America, Mock Trial, Model U.N.
Eckard served as co-president of FBLA in 10th grade. He is FBLA’s vice-president of public relations. Outside school, Eckard is a co-op student with Jersey Shore Area School District’s technology department.
He has qualified for the national level of competition in three of his four years as a member of FBLA. As a freshman and as a junior, Eckard earned ninth-place national finishes in the Virtual Business Challenge. This year, he has again qualified for the national level of competition. He was also selected to serve an internship with Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week during the summer between his junior and senior years.
Eckard enjoys music, camping, hiking, hunting and playing pickle ball, a pastime he intends to continue as a student at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he will pursue a major in computer engineering.
JERSEY SHORE – The Business and Professional Women’s Club Girl of the Month for January is Kayleen Elizabeth Maihle, daughter of Tena Bock and Jay Maihle, of Jersey Shore.
A student at Jersey Shore Area High School, Maihle has been involved in Prom Committee, Bible Club, National Art Honor Society, Chorus, Second Mile Leadership Conference, Homecoming Committee, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Upward Bound, Relay For Life, School Counts and Freshman Orientation.
Maihle has been involved with the Moose Youth Awareness Program, which teaches elementary aged children about diversity, and the SWANS program, which teaches computer literacy skills to elderly patrons. She is the co-director for her church’s children’s church, nursery program and baby basket ministry. In addition, she cleans the church nursery and participates in two weekly youth groups as well as Sunday school and church services. Maihle earned a silver medal award for her FCCLA community service project of providing clothing to needy families in the Jersey Shore Area.
Maihle enjoys dancing, reading and running. She plans to attend the Word of Life Bible Institute to become a missionary.
Warrior Run Middle School
TURBOTVILLE – The Warrior Run Middle School announces the recipients of the Student of the Month Award for the month of December.
The recipients are chosen by a vote of the middle school faculty and the award is given to the member of each class who has the following qualifications: is courteousness, eager to learn and participate in class, maintains at least a C average, is a good school citizen and well-rounded individual who shows leadership potential.
The award winners for December are:
Grade 5 – Alyssa Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Williams.
Grade 6 – Jacob Frontz, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Frontz.
Grade 7 – Hayden Divers, daughter of Mr. Richard Divers II and Ms. Shannon Koser.
Grade 8 – Jorge Guillen, son of Ms. Christine Mendoza.