Panther Valley High School holds Awards Night
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Panther Valley High School seniors receiving the President's Award for Educational Excellence were, from front left, Matt Galgoci, Dana McFadden, Katelyn Zulic, Wajaha Gillani, Joel Maruschak, and Michael McCarroll. Pictured from back left are Andrew Tucker, James Ahner, Alec Focht, Kyle Picht, Logan Stano, and Josh Faenza.
Panther Valley High School held Awards Night on May 26. The following awards were presented.
Academic Awards presented by academic advisors to those students who have maintained a 92% average or above in a particular discipline each year while at Panther Valley High School (including their senior year) and nominated by the respective department, as follows:
English: Wajiha Gillani, Joel Maruschak, Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Demi Ogozalek, Kyle Picht, Katarina Rohlfing, Nicollette Scheitrum, Andrew Tucker, Katelyn Zulic
Spanish: Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Kyle Picht
German: Joshua Faenza, Matthew Shutter
Social Studies: William Ahner, Miranda Altemose, Alec Focht, Christa Mantz, Carly Markovich, Dana McFadden, Maria Motika, Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Demi Ogozalek, Kyle Picht, Katarina Rohlfing, Kevin Schaller, Nicollette Scheitrum, Hope Skaggs, Logan Stano, Andrew Tucker, Erica Wehr, Katelyn Zulic
Math: Wajiha Gillani, Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Nicollette Scheitrum, Katelyn Zulic
Science: Miranda Altemose, Christa Mantz, Abigail Markovich, Joel Maruschak, Michael McCarroll, Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Demi Ogozalek, Kyle Picht, Nicollette Scheitrum, Andrew Tucker, Katelyn Zulic
President's Awards for Educational Excellence: presented to those students attaining a 92% or above average in the class of 2010 in order of GPA based on the end of the 3rd quarter: Kayla Nunemacher, Nicollette Scheitrum, Jennifer O'Brien, Katarina Rohlfing, Kyle Picht, Katelyn Zulic, Joel Maruschak, Andrew Tucker, Miranda Altemose, Stephanie Stoffa, Emily Rehrig, Abigail Markovich, William Ahner, Wajiha Gillani, Michael McCarroll, Demi Ogozalek, Christa Mantz, Matthew Galgoci, Logan Stano, Dana McFadden, Carly Markovich, Alec Focht, Joshua Faenza, Erica Wehr.
Student Council Awards: presented to: Ryan Porambo - 4 years; Erica Wehr- 4 years; Jason Harrison - 2 years; Jennifer O'Brien - 2 years; Angelina Mannino -2 years; Demi Ogozalek - 1 year; Katelyn Loudon - 1 year; Joel Maruschak - 1 year
Work Based Learning Senior of the Year Award for Carbon County presented in the amount of a $100 gift certificate to Branden Clymer.
The Panther Valley Alumni Association SAT Award winners for achieving over 600 in the SATs, will receive $25 for each section, were presented as follows: Math, $25: Lainey Hochberg, Kyle Picht, Andrew Tucker; Reading, $25: Aric Shubeck;
Writing, $25, Jennifer O'Brien; Math, Reading and Writing $75: Kayla Nunemacher, Stephanie Stoffa
The Panther Valley Alumni Association Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each for academic standing, achievements, character, school & community involvement, was presented to: Carly Markovich and Kevin Schaller.
The Evans Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500, was presented to William Ahner.
The Dr. Joseph "Corky" Sweeney Memorial Award presented by Laura McElheny to a Coaldale resident attending a 4 year or 2 year college or Vocational-Technical school who has community service involvement. This is a $450 award and plaque given to this year's recipient, Kevin Schaller.
The Robert R. Fritzinger III Memorial Award was presented to Tricia Janowiak, Abigail Markovich, Gregory Pecha, Ryan Porambo.
The Linda Huynh Scholarship for Human Services was presented to Laura Olson and Logan Stano, a $500 award given to each.
The Cazzie Kosciolek Memorial Scholarship presented by Mrs. Diane Kosciolek, is presented to one of the highest ranking students planning on entering the field of education. The recipient is Nicollette Scheitrum.
The Winnie the Pooh Preschool Alumni Scholarship: presented to a senior that graduated from Winnie the Pooh Preschool. The recipient was chosen by Winnie the Pooh school board members based on their application and essay. - Katelyn Zulic
Band Awards: presented by Mr. Christ to: Miranda Altemose, Kahley Caputo, Candice Conville, Jillian Degiglio, Danielle Natividad, Todd Phillips, Thomas Romanchik, Stephanie Stoffa
Chorus Award - Miranda Altemose, Kahley Caputo, Alysha Drum, Christin Kehler, Angelina Mannino, Kayla Nunemacher
The "Buddy" Ogozalek Memorial Scholarship: Presented to a Senior Instrumental Band Member that is Dedicated to the Band, and Demonstrates Leadership Qualities. The recipient does not have to be the best musician but show a true love of music. They should also be able to name at least one polka - Danielle Natividad
The Michael Yeakley Memorial Award: Kahley Caputo
The U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Male: Andrew Tucker; Female: Katelyn Zulic
The U.S. Marine Corps Award for Musical Excellence: Male: Todd Phillips; Female: Kahley Caputo
U.S. Marine Corps "Scholastic Excellence" Award: This award is given to a senior who displayed hard work, enthusiasm and dedication - Male: Joel Maruschak; Female: Jennifer O'Brien
Library Assistants Awards: Travis Bailey, Matt Galgoci, David Kerr, Joel Maruschak, Emily Rehrig
Speech Awards: Miranda Altemose, Kahley Caputo, Jillian Degiglio, Maria Matika, Danielle Natividad, Aric Shubeck, Stephanie Stoffa
Newspaper Awards: Kahley Caputo, Alexandir DeBaun, Kayla Nunemacher Laura Olson, Michael Oyler, Matt Shutter, Nicollette Scheitrum
Yearbook Awards: Miranda Altemose, Kahley Caputo, Angelina Mannino, Danielle Natividad, Todd Phillips
Sportsmanship Awards: These medals are sponsored by Delrose Awards and are presented to an athlete for sportsmanship. The winners were:
Baseball: Kyle McAvoy; Softball: Demi Ogozalek
Boys' Track: Justin Christman; Girls' Track: Kayline Covine
Boys' Basketball: William Ahner; Girls' Basketball: Demi Ogozalek
Boys' Cross Country: Kyle Smith; Girls' Cross Country: Abigail Markovich
Golf: Michael Luckenbill; Swimming: Christa Mantz
Volleyball: Katelyn Zulic; Wrestling: Justin Christman
Football: Ryan Porambo
Art Awards presented to those students who have maintained a 92% average or above cumulative in all art classes each year while at Panther Valley High School and by nomination of the Fine Arts Department: Miranda Altemose, Candace Conville, Alysha Drum, Lainey Hochberg, Carly Markovich, Michael McCarroll, Dana McFadden, Katarina Rohlfing, Nicollette Scheitrum
The Vincent Van Gogh Art Award given to the student that creates a lasting impression: Miranda Altemose
Audio-Visual Award: Matthew Galgoci, Joel Maruschak, Thomas Romanchik
Physical Education Awards: presented to those students that have been nominated by the Physical Education Department and have attained an average of 95% or above in all physical education classes each year while at Panther Valley High School: William Ahner, Miranda Altemose, Jake Dunn, Joshua Faenza, Wajiha Gillani, Damian Lewis, Joel Maruschak, Kyle McAvoy, Danielle Natividad, Kayla Nunemacher, Justin Paton, Kyle Picht, Ryan Poeldnurk, Ryan Porambo, Robert Redmond, Ryan Richards, Katarina Rohlfing, Kevin Schaller, Nicollette Scheitrum, Logan Stano, Andrew Tucker.
Health & Anatomy Awards: presented to those students that have attained an average of 95% or above and nominated by the respective department: Matthew Galgocci, Maria Motika, Kayla Nunemacher, Emily Rehrig, Katarina Rohlfing, Nicollette Scheitrum, Stephanie Stoffa, Andrew Tucker
Drama Awards presented by Mr. John Cooper to: Kahley Caputo, Alexandir DeBaun, Danielle Natividad, Aric Shubeck
Perfect Attendance - Joel Maruschak, Kayla Nunemacher,Kyle Picht, Nicollette Scheitrum, Jonathan Susko
Ski/Snowboarding Club Awards: Travis Bailey, Jillian Degiglio, Thomas Devitt, David Kerr, Nick Kokinda, Jake Kokinda, Stephen Kunkel, Angelina Mannino, Abigail Markovich, Carly Markovich, Wade Matika, Jacob Mertz, Ryan Poeldnurk, Nicollette Scheitrum
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment Performance Level Certificates in one or more categories of Writing, Reading, Science or Mathematics at the Proficient or Advanced Level: William Ahner, Miranda Altemose, Travis Bailey, Rosemarie Bauer, Kahley Caputo, Justin Christman, Candace Conville, Sean Coppie, Jeffrey Corby, Angelo, Dalessio, Alexzandir DeBaun, Jillian Degiglio, Thomas Devitt, Alysha Drum, Jake Dunn, Trevor Evans, Joshua Faenza, Kyle Ferrari, Alec Focht, Matthew Galgoci, Wesley German, Wajiha Gillani, Jason Harrison, Lainey Hochberg, Tricia Janowiak, Emily Kehl, Christin Kehler, Travis Keiper, David Kerr, Joseph Knepper, Jacob Kokinda, Noah Krynock, Thomas Kuba, Casey Lawrence, Damian Lewis, Katelyn Loudon, Michael Luckenbill, Angelina Mannino, Christa Mantz, Abigail Markovich, Carly Markovich, Joel Maruschak, Wade Matika, Kyle McAvoy, Michael McCarroll, Dana McFadden, Jacob Mertz, Keith Miller, Maria Motika, Patrick Motika, Danielle Natividad, Kayla Nunemacher, Jennifer O'Brien, Michael O'Donnell, Jeremy O'Gorman, Demi Ogozalek, Laura Olson, Michael Oyler, Justin Paton, Karissa Pavlick, Gregory Pecha, Todd Phillips, Kyle Picht, Ryan Poeldnurk, Ryan Porambo, Tanner Quinn, Emily Rehrig, Ryan Richards, Katarina Rohlfing, Kevin Schaller, Nicollette Scheitrum, Aric Shubeck, Matthew Shutter, Cody Smith, Kyle Smith, Shawn Smith, Logan Stano, Joseph Starosta, Stephanie Stoffa, Jonathan Susko, Jordan Tessitore, Kyle Trinkle, Cody Trudich, Andrew Tucker, Erica Wehr, Katelyn Zulic
Football: Jeff Corby, Jake Dunn, Jason Harrison, David Kerr, Casey Lawrence, Kyle McAvoy, Greg Pecha, Ryan Poeldnurk, Ryan Porambo, Robert Redmond, Ryan Richards, Kevin Schaller, Andrew Tucker, Eli Tucker.
Anthracite All League Team - Casey Lawrence, Kyle McAvoy, Jake Dunn, Greg Pecha, Ryan Richards, Jason Harrison
Cross Country: Justin Christman, Kayline Covine, Michael McCarroll, Abigail Markovich, Kyle Picht, Kyle Smith
Volleyball: Tricia Janowiak, Christa Mantz, Carly Markovich, Katelyn Zulic
Volleyball MVP Award: $25 award given by the Volleyball Booster Club - Carly Markovich
Swimming: Tricia Janowiak, Christa Mantz, Kayla Nunemacher
John Terray Memorial Award: $25 award - Tricia Janowiak and Christa Mantz for their involvement in both Volleyball and Swimming for 4 years.
The Betty Holmes Herring Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 given to a female swimmer, from Lansford, who has shown academic achievement. Kayla Nunemacher
Golf: Michael Luckenbill
Baseball: Jeff Corby, Casey Lawrence, Michael Luckenbill, Kyle McAvoy, Greg Pecha, Ryan Poeldnurk, Ryan Porambo
Softball: Demi Ogozalek, Rosie Bauer, and Stephanie Stoffa
Boys' Basketball: William Ahner, Damian Lewis, Kyle Picht, Tom Romanchick, Logan Stano
Girls' Basketball: Abigail Markovich, Dana McFadden and Demi Ogozalek
The Paul Yurick, Jr. Memorial Girls' Basketball Scholarship Award proceeds from girls Elementary Basketball Tournament: $100 - Dana McFadden
Wrestling: Justin Christman, Robert Redmond, Kevin Schaller, Eli Vega
Track: Justin Christman, Kaylyn Covine, Jason Harrison, Kayla Nunemacher, Kyle Picht, Ryan Richards, Kevin Schaller, Kyle Smith, Andrew Tucker
The Eugene Watto Memorial Award: Awarded to an athletically and scholastically inclined inner-lineman in football - Greg Pecha
The Michael R. Davis Football Scholarship Award is a $250.00 check presented to a senior football player that excels both in the classroom and on the field while demonstrating outstanding leadership abilities - Ryan Richards
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Schuylkill Chapter (plague) - Andrew Tucker
The Jerome "Jiji" Vaiana Memorial Baseball Award: A $150 check presented to a baseball player for coachability, attitude, dedication & leadership: Greg Pecha and Casey Lawrence
The Frendak Memorial Award: A plaque for the outstanding senior baseball - Jeff Corby
The Grappler Club Award: A $50.00 bond for an outstanding wrestler - Kevin Schaller
Schuylkill League Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholarship in the amount of $100: Male: Kyle Picht; Female: Kayla Nunemacher
The Neal Flexer Memorial Award in the amount of $100 - Miranda Altemose
The Class of 1985's Carol E. Rakos Memorial Award ($50) - Rosemarie Bauer
The Carbon County Bar Association Scholarship. The recipient was chosen on the basis of a strong work ethic, demonstrated honesty and conscientiousness, and a credit to the school and community. This is a $500 scholarship - Jillian Degiglio
The Carbon Lodge No. 242 Free and Accepted Mason's Award in the amount of $300 - Joshua Faenza
Summit Hill Business & Professional Association Award presented to a senior who was chosen by the association based on their application and essay. This is a $200 scholarship - Alec Focht
The Lansford High School Alumni Association Award to a student from Lansford who ranks the highest between the 11th and 25th ranked student. This is a $500 award - Wajiha Gillani
John C. Slivka Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship Award: to a senior for scholastic endeavors as well as participation in community projects and who intends to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. his is a $100 cash award - Emily Kehl
The William T. Richards Award is presented to a graduate for community service in the local communities.This is a $200 bond - David Kehr.
The Lansford High School Class of 1945: presented to a student from Lansford. This is a check for $200 - David Kehr.
Schuylkill County Fire Chief Association: presented to a senior who has shown outstanding community support through active involvement with the volunteer fire or emergency services of the area: Katelyn Loudon
Valley Forge Chapter PA Society Sons of the American Revolution: A Bronze Medal and Certificate to the student who exhibited abilities in Dependability, Cooperation, Leadership, Patriotism, and Personality - Carly Markovich
The Northeast Central District & Tamaqua Lodge #592 BPO Elks award in the amount of $250 as a result of being selected as a regional finalist in their Most Valuable Student competition - Dana McFadden
The Richard McIntyre Mathematics Award for the graduate, who has successfully completed all academic math courses, is in the top 10% of the class, and who exemplifies the qualities of diligence, perseverance, and a strong work ethic. This is a $100 bond - Kayla Nunemacher
The Emma M. Emanuel English Award for the senior who possesses the highest cumulative average in English over a period of four years. This is a $500 award - Kayla Nunemacher
The Senator Rhoades Good Citizenship Award consisting of a certificate for Leadership and Unselfish Service to others - Kayla Nunemacher.
The Faye Lewis Scholarship is a $200 bond presented to the highest ranking student in the area of Math that has completed the most difficult course work and all advanced courses offered over their four year's in high school - Jennifer O'Brien
The Nesquehoning Lions Club Award is a $75 check given to the highest ranking student from Nesquehoning - Jennifer O'Brien
The Thomas J. McCall Memorial Scholarship award for the graduate, who excelled in Social Studies, exemplifies traits of willingness to help others and puts maximum effort to accomplish goals. This is a $500 check - Demi Ogozalek
Congressman Paul Kanjorski Foundation Award: presented for excellence in Social Studies and for community leadership. This is a $100 award - Kyle Picht
The Carbon County Bar Association Scholarship: The recipient was chosen on the basis of a strong work ethic, demonstrated honesty and conscientiousness, and a credit to the school and community. This is a $500 scholarship - Ryan Porambo
St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Academic Scholarship Award in the amount of $500 to a student entering into the Medical Field - Katarina Rohlfing
The Panther Valley Women's Club Award given to a senior with one of the highest academic averages planning to major in the medical field. This is a $100 bond - Katarina Rohlfing
The Northeast Central District & Tamaqua Lodge #592 of BPO Elks award in the amount of $250 as a result of being selected as a regional finalist in their Most Valuable Student competition - Kevin Schaller
Robert C. Edwards Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 established by the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs - Kevin Schaller
The Senator Rhoades "Good Citizenship" Award consisting of a certificate for leadership and unselfish service to others - Nicolette Scheitrum
The Panther Valley Education Association Scholarship Award given to the graduate with the highest numerical average who will be majoring in Education in College. This is a $500 cash award - Nicolette Scheitrum
The Class of 1985's Carol E. Rakos Memorial Award ($25) - Logan Stano
The St. Luke's Miners Memorial Board of Trustees Academic Scholarship in the amount of $500 - Katelyn Zulic
The August and Mildred Gulla Award presented to the graduate entering into a Nursing program, which has attained a high average, exhibited a caring attitude, and involved in community services. This is a $100 bond - Katelyn Zulic
National Honor Society Pendant Ceremony: presented by the advisor, Mr. Rick Morgans to: President - Kayla Nunemacher; Vice President - Miranda Altemose; Secretary - Danielle Natividad; Treasurer - Katelyn Zulic. Additional members: Christa Mantz, Abigail Markovich, Michael McCarroll, Jennifer O'Brien, Demi Ogozalek, Katarina Rohlfing, Nicollette Scheitrum, Stephanie Stoffa, Andrew Tucker, Erica Wehr Junior Deacons: Jason Gates and John Owens.