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UNITED: Bartlebaugh, Weaver named seniors of the month

by By RICHARD MAX NAPOTNIK JR., Gazette Student News Reporter on November 22, 2013 10:50 AM

ARMAGH — Lyda Bartlebaugh and Mattie Weaver were recently selected as seniors of the month at United Senior High School.

Bartlebaugh and Weaver are both considered hardworking and are involved in the school and the community, and both have a positive attitude about school and life. Bartlebaugh is known for her academic skills, for her leadership of the volleyball team (she is co-captain), for being a member of the softball team, and for being an easy person to talk to. She also holds the position of secretary for the senior class.

Bartlebaugh plans on attending college after school. She will be attending either Indiana University of Pennsylvania or Mount Aloysius College for her college education. She wants to get a degree in primary and special education because she believes “a child’s education is very important and I want to be a part of that.”

When asked what she thought about being chosen for senior of the month, Bartlebaugh said, “I’m honored.” When asked how he felt about Bartlebaugh being named senior of the month, Randy Rearick, science teacher, said, “Lyda is a good student who deserves senior of the month recognition.”

Weaver is also known for her academic abilities, and she is also involved in activities within the community. This includes being a member since 2009 of her church worship band, where she is a bass guitar player. In school Weaver is part of a number of clubs and organizations. She is a member and officer of Bible Club, part of National Honor Society, where she is the historian, and a member of Tri-M. Weaver plans on going to Geneva College, where she has been awarded a scholarship. At Geneva she plans on getting a human services degree so she can help children in the foster care system get a good home that they deserve.

When asked how she felt about being senior of the month, Weaver said, “I feel honored that my teachers recognized my hard work.”

Jennifer Buchkovich, math teacher, added, “Mattie is a great kid who definitely deserves the award.”

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