Loyalsock Township’s Students of the Month
Seanna Pryor, senior at Loyalsock Township High School and daughter of James Pryor and Teri Stricker, has been named the Loyalsock Township Lions Club January student. She plans on attending a four-year university to major in marketing management.
She has been part of Key Club since sophomore year, as well as FBLA and Interact Club senior year. Seanna has been a member of the high school softball team throughout her high school career.
The summer before her senior year, she took the opportunity to spend a week volunteering as a junior counselor at Camp Cadet.
Shelby Mattern, senior at Loyalsock Township High School and daughter of Brett and Pamela Mattern, has been named the Loyalsock Township Lions Club February student. She plans to attend Penn State University main campus.
During her time at Loyalsock Township High School she has been a member of Interact Club, Spanish Club, Key Club and National Honor Society. Outside of school she regularly participates at her church. Shelby is president of her churchs youth group and last summer participated in a mission trip to Kentucky.
Danica Barnes, senior at Loyalsock Township High School and daughter of Jennifer and Tom Barnes, has been named the Loyalsock Township Lions Club March student.
She plans to attend the California University of Pennsylvania to study biology with a concentration in mortuary science. Upon completing three years at the California University of Pennsylvania she plans to transfer to the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to continue her pursuit to become a licensed funeral director.
Starting her freshman year Danica worked with a competitive cheerleading gym for a year and a half to coach a group of 4- to 6- year-olds to teach them the basics of the sport. She then starting working closely with an elderly woman and was able to help her with getting into an assisted living facility where she now happily resides.
Most recently, Danica traveled to a small village in Peru and helped with the care of 4- to 10-year-olds for nine days.
Jaime Ellis, senior at Loyalsock Township High School, daughter of Jen and Jim Ellis has been named the Loyalsock Township Lions Club April student.
Jaime plans on attending the University of Pittsburgh to study psychology in pursuit of a career as a clinical child psychologist.
During her freshman year of high school, she created her own community service project and since then has raised over $2,000 to donate Christmas gifts to students at Stevens Elementary School.
Jaime has volunteered at the Donald E. Schick Elementary School’s family nights, has helped out with the middle school track and cross country teams and regularly works concession stands for basketball games. As a member of the Interact Club and National Honor Society, Jaime has volunteered at Daniel’s Closet and has rang the bells for the Salvation Army.