The Lions Club of Rural Valley recently named Austin Bussard as West Shamokin High School’s Student of the Month for November. Austin is the son of Brian Bussard and Traci Shoop, of Rural Valley.
Austin has taken part in various activities throughout his school years, including playing football and basketball. He is senior class president and is a member of the National Honor Society, LEO Club and student council. Austin is a student ambassador and was voted homecoming king and prom duke by his peers.
He received All-Star honorable mentions after the football season, the Lazzeri Memorial Football and was the Ding-A-Ling Scholar Athlete for November.
Outside of school, Austin enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing, and has participated in Relay for Life.
His plans are to go to college and major in mechanical engineering.