Tamaqua Area High School principal Mrs. Ruthann A. Gardiner has announced the Tamaqua Area High School Teachers and Students of the Month for November.

The Teachers of the Month are Mrs. Millini Skuba and Mr. Jose Urquiza.

Millini Skuba has taught in the high school for one year and in the middle school for 13 years. She currently teaches ninth and 11th grade Language Arts. She has attended Texas Tech, Bloomsburg and Fresno State Universities. Her hobbies and pastimes include music, tennis, reading and dancing.

Jose Urquiza has taught at the high school for three years and currently teaches Spanish I and Advanced Spanish II. He attended Kutztown University. His hobbies and pastimes include sports and spending time with his family.

The Students of the Month are senior Kelsey Burkett, junior Zachary Zancofsky, sophomore Alicia Smith and freshman Emily Georgis.

Kelsey Burkett is the daughter of Brenda Burkett and Gerald Burkett of Andreas. Her extracurricular activities include volleyball, softball, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, TASGA, National and English National Honor Societies, and Concert and Marching Bands. Her hobbies and pastimes include work and spending time with friends and family. She plans to attend College Misericordia to study Physical Therapy

Zachary Zancofsky is the son of Beverly Bates and Cory Bates of Tamaqua. He is a member of the Media Club. His hobbies and pastimes include playing and following sports and designing logos. He plans to attend Kutztown University to study Graphic Design. In 10 years, Zack hopes to have graduated college, own his own business, and maybe be married with one child.

Alicia Smith is the daughter of Staci Smith and Kenneth Smith of Tamaqua. Her hobby is horseback riding. She plans to attend Penn State or Delaware Valley College to major in Equine Vet/Equine Studies. In 10 years, she hopes to be successfully working with horses.

Emily Georgis is the daughter of Lisa Georgis of New Ringgold. She is a member of the Media and Drama Clubs. Her hobbies and pastimes include drawing, dancing, sleeping and playing tag. In 10 years, she hopes to be in school with a part-time job.