By Carrie Knight
Junior Cassidy Graham was the female student of the month for September.
Cassidy works hard to excel in her school work but also in her extracurricular activities. “I try to be the best I can be by studying, and staying focused all year,” said Cassidy. In the near future Cassidy hopes to further her education at a four year college, to major in journalism.
Her extracurricular activities include Executive Council, Concert Choir, Varsity Club, and varsity football cheerleading. She also holds a leadership position in two of the clubs. She is the class of 2019 vice president and a quartermaster for Concert Choir.
By Carrie Knight
Jacob Franciscus, or known by his peers as, Norman, has been selected as one of the two September Students of the Month.
Jacob believes his key to success is not procrastinating. It helps himself, but also sets a good example for his peers. “This is a very valuable resource to gain in high school because it will never stop becoming useful throughout one's life, regardless of what they do,” said Jacob.
Jacob stays busy with Robotics, Mock Trial, and his officer duties within student council. As the 2017 student council president and one of the two PASC state conference co-chairs Jacob holds a lot of responsibility within the club.
By Claire Krackow
To have such a strong passion for something at a young age is rare. Junior student of the month Maddie Smith enjoys singing for the concert choir, mixed choir, and show choir. “I’ve been singing ever since I was 3 years old. I was never taught how to sing, it just came natural to me,” Maddie said. “It’s for sure a God given talent and I’m so grateful.”
Outside of school, Maddie is a part of the York County Senior Honors Choir. She is involved in many activities inside and outside of school. Her in-school activities include the school musical. This year, the musical will be performing Tarzan and in the musical she is a dancing and singing ape, and she is also the dance captain. She is involved in musical theatre, decorative committee at church, and youth leadership.
Dancing is another thing that she absolutely loves to do. After she graduates she is hoping to attend Mansfield University to double major in music education and music performance.
“The thing that strives me to my goals the most is when people tell me I can’t do it or that it’s not worth it.” Maddie said. “I strive to pull out on top to prove them I can do it and it’s worth everything.”
The passion that Maddie has for singing is what really keeps her motivated. “Music is my life. (It’s) what keeps me going, my safe haven,” she said.
By Claire Krackow
Junior Neil Nicholson is involved in many activities inside and outside of school.
“I’m involved in cross country, indoor track, and track and field in the spring,” Neil said, adding that, “I’m also involved in student council and I do a lot of volunteering with Habitat, and of course I have to volunteer for student council. I am also on National Honors Society.”
Neil also enjoys the study of piano and the violin privately.
He has had many leadersup opportunities and he takes those roles very seriously as he was the school’s blood drive coordinator in 9th grade and he also coordinated the decoration of veterans’ graves with the VFW as a volunteer opportunity for student council.
“I hope to attend college in order to major in Animal Science,” Neil said. “My top choices are University of Delaware, University of Finlay, SUNY Geneseo, and the US Naval Academy.”
Afterward, his goal is to attend a Veterinary Medical College in either the U.S. or abroad in order to become a large animal/vet. “I hope to continue giving back to the community through volunteering,” Neil said.
In his free time he likes taking care of his pets and raising chickens/ducks, volunteering, and socializing.
His biggest peeves include noisy eaters and when people take too many napkins at a restaurant.
By Claire Krackow
Student of the Month and Rotary Club members at Red Lion Senior High School for the month of November are Juniors Hannah Kirsch and William (Billy) Jackson.
“I just like to be productive, do as much as I possibly can” said Student of the Month Billy Jackson. “I’m in a bunch of school activities, I do the announcements, I do football commentary during the season, I’m in all sorts of AP classes as well” said Billy. In his free time he is also a member of the Brain Busters team at Red Lion and he is also involved in MiniTHON.
“As far as what I want to do for my the future, first off my goal is to go to college and get a degree in Secondary Education,” said Jackson, “I want to also pursue a career in the science field and one of my main dreams is to try and find a cure for cancer which can seem unrealistic, but I would like to at least be a part of trying.” Billy also plans to pursue a lot of
Bio-Medical courses during his Senior year and hopefully further that education in the future.
“I’m in Concert Choir, mixed chorus, madrigal choir, and my church choir,” said other Student of the Month, Hannah Kirsch. “I babysit my niece, teach vacation bible school, I teach fourth grade days and I help with very many volunteer opportunities at my church”.
Hannah has also visited many different countries including China, England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
“I love doing artsy projects, being outside, and traveling,” said Kirsch “In the future, I would like to be a special needs teacher and be able to help people”.
Hannah is also going to be in the school musical “Tarzan” this school year and she is in National Honors Society.