STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Anthony Ugoletti
Anthony Ugoletti has been named the Blairsville High School Kiwanis Senior of the Month for October.
He is the son of Mary and Vincent Ugoletti, of Blairsville.
An Eagle Scout, Anthony earned Boy Scouts’ highest rank in 2012 after nine years, joining Scouts as a Bear Cub Scout. His Eagle Scout service project was to refurbish the nursery and food pantry area of Hebron Lutheran Church, where Anthony is an active member. Anthony has also earned his lifeguard certification through Boy Scouts and has attended the National Jamboree in 2010 and a high-adventure scuba camp in the Florida Keys, SeaBase.
Anthony was an active member of the Blairsville Bobcat marching band, playing trumpet and saxophone, and traveled with the band to Disney World twice. He has been involved in the stage crew for the Blairsville musicals. In addition, he has been a member of Remembering Adam. He has volunteered many years for the Blairsville Community Clean-up Day.
Anthony has participated in competitive three-position shooting as a member of the Clymer Rifle Club. The club practices and shoots at the Indiana Fairgrounds. He has been involved since he was 9 years old.
Anthony is the president of his first Robotics team, a national robotics competition, and has been active for two years. As a member of the Westmoreland County 4-H team, he has helped to design, build and program a robot each year that competed in the regional competition in Pittsburgh. On March 16, his team earned a seventh-place finish out of 45 robots in the competition.
In addition to robotics, Anthony participates in model rocketry, having earned his level 1 high-powered rocket certification. Anthony designs and builds his own rockets and competes in the Pittsburgh area with the Tripoli Rocket Club the National Association of Rocketry.
Every year, Anthony spends his summers at Chautauqua, N.Y., where he is a sailing instructor. He also races C-Scow sailboats competitively with the Chautauqua Yacht Club.
Anthony will attend the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in the fall and will pursue a degree in mechanical engineering technology with a minor in civil engineering technology.