By Molly Merson
Gabriella Zarragoitia, junior, was named a student of the month for February. She is involved in executive council and orchestra, and she enjoys playing the viola in her free time.
She hopes to someday attend a college in Massachusetts to major in biology. She is very interested in science, and was once involved in the Physics Olympics competition in Dallastown, Pennsylvania.
In addition to achievements, Gabriella has proudly been on the distinguished honor roll since the beginning of her academic career. Once, she was even summoned to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders. This is a national event featuring excelled students from different states. Gabriella was one of two local students from Red Lion, Pennsylvania to attend this congress.
She likes to read and help out in the school’s tech crew for musicals. Gabriella utilizes the inspiration of getting into a good college to drive her to do well in school. Another inspiration of hers is her father, Mark. He worked very hard to become a police officer, which motivates Gabriella to work hard in school. She also has a brother, Marcos, who is in ninth grade.
Gabriella continues to excel in school and strive to achieve her goal of attending a great college in the future. Not only has she continued to receive excellent grades, but she has became a role model for students everywhere.
By Allie Thomas
Dominico Vano, 17, definitely deserved this accolade by his show in excellence through academics and extracurricular activities in which he is involved, which includes being a part of the tennis team and being a mini THON member.
Also, a wide list of other extracurricular activities like brain busters/intellectual quiz team, executive council, intramural basketball, STEM team member, and the physics olympics. Along with being a STEM team member, his team won the second place overall, and even won the Mars Rover race while they were there at the event.
With having such a long list of accomplishments, Dom claimed that his personal favorites were becoming a part of National Honors Society (NHS) and winning the school spelling bee in fourth grade.
Dom was definitely spotlighted as Student of the Month for his excellence in all things he takes part in, giving everything his one hundred percent effort.