STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Luke Smetak
Luke Smetak was recently named the Ligonier Valley High School Vocational Student of the Month for April.
A senior, he is the son of Chuck and Lindsey Smetak, of Bolivar.
Luke is class president at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC) and a three-year letterman at Ligonier Valley in track and field.
Luke is a machinist at Aggressive Grinding and has been a certified lifeguard for three years.
Awards include Certified Metal Cutting Professional (CMP) from Kennametal and a Manufacturing Technology Certificate from Westmoreland County Community College.
Luke plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and major in mechanical engineering technology.
His goal is to become a mechanical engineer.