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UNITED: Teachers vote for September seniors of the month

by RICHARD MAX NAPOTNIK JR., Gazette Student News Reporter on October 18, 2013 10:50 AM

ARMAGH — Seniors of the Month for September for United High School were Eden Bloom and Chad McConnell. Every month teachers at United are given the daunting task to vote for two seniors to be hailed as seniors of the month.

They vote for students whom they feel deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments.

Both Bloom and McConnell were selected because they are hardworking, have superb work ethics, and are involved in the school and community.

Bloom’s involvement with numerous activities in school is commendable. Bloom is involved with several clubs and sports including being president of both the student council and the National Honor Society from 2012 to 2013. In sports, Bloom is part of the girls’ varsity basketball team, the cross country team and the track team.

She has also been involved with cheerleading for four years and is the captain of this year’s squad.

After high school, Bloom plans to go to college to pursue a career as either a physical therapist or a nurse anesthetist. During this time she will be attempting to further her athletic career.

When asked about what she thinks her future will hold, Bloom said, “I’ve wanted to go into the medical field for around five years; however, it is still a toss-up between three majors in that field.”

When asked what makes Bloom stand out as a student, Thomas Whitcomb, science teacher, said, “She has a good work ethic, is concerned and responsible, and likes to do the right thing.”

McConnell’s hard work and superb work ethic can be seen not only in school but in the community.

McConnell is part of several sports teams which include varsity baseball and varsity golf, and he was part of the football team last year.

McConnell is also a member of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and has gone to a state competition for that organization.

Out of school, McConnell had been involved previously in the East Butler Rifle Club and was part of the Butler High School varsity rifle team when he attended school there. In 2012 McConnell earned Eagle Scout recognition.

After high school, McCon-nell plans on going to college to study either engineering or math education.

When asked how he feels about being Senior of the Month, McConnell said, “It feels good being the Senior of the Month; being the first is even better.”

Jennifer Buchkovich, math teacher, was asked what makes McConnell stand out as a senior.

She said, “He is a hard worker, has a good sense of humor and likes to be involved in school activities.”

Congratulations to our first seniors of the month.

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