Students of the month
Luke Anthony Bischof, son of Amy and Darrin Bischof, of Jersey Shore, was named Jersey Shore Lions’ Club Citizen of the Month for November.
He school involvement includes tennis, track and field, National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, prom committee, basketball, soccer, FBLA, Outdoor Club and Homecoming. He serves as a reporter for FBLA, is a soccer team captain, vice president of Outdoor Club and the president of the National Honor Society.
Outside of school, Bischof is employed part-time at the Jersey Shore Borough Pool. He also is involved in the Penn College Youth Leadership Program and he volunteers to help coach middle school soccer and youth basketball clinics.
Outside school, Luke is employed part-time at the Jersey Shore Borough Pool. He is involved in the Penn College Youth Leadership Program and he volunteers to help coach middle school soccer and youth basketball clinics.
Bischof was selected for the Lioness Student of the Month award and received a varsity letter in both soccer and tennis. He also has accumulated numerous accolades in FBLA competitions including first place in public design at the regional conference and eight place at the state conference. He also is a regular member of the distinguished honor roll.
Following graduation, he plans to attend Juniata College to study computer science.
Averie Elizabeth Hess, daughter of Patty and Eric Hess, of Jersey Shore, was named the Business and Professional Women’s Club Girl of the Month for November.
Hess’s school activities include Relay For Life, school musical, National Honor Society, choir, Women’s Ensemble, cross county, National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, prom committee, FBLA, Outdoor Club, class committee, track and field, Student Council, homecoming committee and basketball. She also was the treasurer of FBLA and Outdoor Club, secretary of National Honor Society and the class of 2018, vice president of FBLA and the class of 2018, and president of FBLA.
Outside of school, she volunteers her time as a Sunday school teacher at Crossroads Community Church. She also works part-time as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Jersey Shore Area Community Pool.
Throughout Hess’s years in high school, she has accumulated numerous awards. She has a plethora of placings throughout the levels of FBLA, including eighth place at the state level in Publication and Design. She was selected for the Lioness Student of the Month award, was the HOBY Runner Up, and was a member of the Homecoming Court for four years. In athletics, Hess has lettered for three years in basketball and for two years in track and field. Additionally, she was awarded the Basketball Leadership Award and the Basketball Point Guard Award.
Following graduation, she plans to attend Juniata College to major in biology in special education.
Nathaniel J. Correll, a building automation technology major from Nazaretah, was named the October “Student of the Month” at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
A member of the student chapter of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and part of the men’s volleyball club team, Correll was described by his nominator as having “learned to time-manage remarkably well” in juggling daily responsibilities and late-night practices — all while remaining “an overall well-rounded individual.”
Defined as a hands-on person who is extremely knowledgeable about his major (and about cars), “Nathaniel strives to better himself in any way, shape or form. He is more than willing to put others before himself, helping anyone in any way possible.”
That “true character” shows through whether Correll is helping a family become more proficient with household appliances, completing a parking-lot vehicle repair, easing a senior citizen’s struggle with a chore or lending a hand wherever else it is needed, the nominator said.
Megan T. Herriman, daughter of Amanda Spilis and Shannon Herriman, was named the Milton Rotary Club Vocation Student of the Month for November.
Herriman’s school involvement includes National Honor Society, FCCLA and varsity softball.
Outside of school, she enjoys photography. She also is employed by Just Vittles.
She was named FCCLA Chapter Member of the Year for the 2015/16 year and the 2016/17 year. She also was selected 1st Team All-Conference Pitcher for the 2016/2017 season and 2nd Team Utility Player for the 2015/16 season.
Following graduation, she plans to attend Penn College of Technology to major in physician assistant and pursue a career at Geisinger Medical Center.
Kylan M. Kurtz, son of Michelle and Rodney Kurtz, was named Watsontown Lions Club Student of the Month for November.
His school activities include National Honor Society, Student Council, Outdoor Club, NHS Special Education Field Day volunteer, track and field, and boys soccer captain.
Outside of school, Kurtz is a member of North Union Soccer Club and the Society of Torch & Laurel. He is employed by EPYSA as a soccer referee.
His awards and achievements include Defender PRIDE, School Counts, distinguished honor roll, academic all-star, soccer defensive MVP, PHAC Division 3/2nd team soccer all star and he’s earned several varsity letters for soccer and track and field.
Following graduation, he plans to attend a 4 year college to major in nursing before pursuing a doctorate in nursing practice.
Megan E. Zimmerman, daughter of Christy and Dave Zimmerman, was named Turbotville Lions Club Student of the Month for November.
Her school activities include National Honor Society, Student Council, varsity soccer, varsity basketball, varsity softball, Defender PRIDE and concert choir.
Outside of school, Zimmerman is involved in Church Youth Group and travel basketball.
Her awards and achievements include honor roll, School Counts Award, Tri-Athlete Award, PHAC Academic All-Star, Heartland Athletic Conference All-Star 2nd Team Basketball.
Following graduation, she plans to attend a four year college to major in occupational therapy.
Abigail L. Staman, daughter of Lori and Eric Staman, was named Outstanding Senior for the month of November.
Her school activities include National Honor Society, historian; girls soccer, captain; track and field; Student Council, president; Student Council Blood Drive and Canned Food Drive, volunteer; and NHS Special Education Field Day planning committee.
Outside of school, she is a member of the Hughesville Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church Youth Group. She is employed by Weis Markets.
Her awards and achievements include distinguished honor roll and academic all-star.
Following graduation, she plans to attend a four year college to major in nursing.