Outstanding Seniors Recognized at May School Board Meeting
Abigail Peifer and Jeremy Clark were recognized for their accomplishments at the May 7 school board meeting. Both thanked their parents, teachers, and the school district for supporting them in their endeavors.
Abby is the daughter of Randy and Cheryl Peifer of Lake Ariel. Abby has been named to the Distinguished Honor Roll all four years as well as being a member of the National Honor Society for three years.
Over the past four years, she has been involved in numerous school clubs and community activities. Although she is very involved, she still manages to maintain a rank at the top of her class. She has been a member of the following school clubs: Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Students Against Destructive Decisions, soccer, volleyball, history club, and multicultural club. She has participated in various activities and community service projects including helping at the R.D. Wilson health fair, field day at Lake Elementary School, breakfast with Santa, and volunteering at Wayne Woodlands Nursing Home. While being a member of FCCLA, she participated in STAR events for two years. This year, her team goes on to national competition in Nashville this summer.
Abby is also very involved in her community 4-H club and her church. She has been an active member of Explorers 4-H, taking on many leadership roles including president, vice president, historian, corresponding secretary, and chairperson of mentoring new members. She looks for any chance to help those in need including organizing a clothes closet. She has helped at several clothes closets at the Hamlin Assembly of God church.
She will attend Marywood University to major in early childhood and special education. Abby says, “I have a passion for helping people and feel that I have the necessary personality and skill to accomplish my goal of becoming a special education teacher.”
Jeremy Clark, son of Steve and Laurie Clark of South Canaan, has taken advanced classes throughout high school, including statistics, AP Calculus, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Government and Politics, AP Spanish and AP Physics. Along with his AP courses, he also earned a 4.0 in a Rhetoric and Composition class at Penn State Worthington through dual enrollment in his junior year. He has earned Distinguished Honor Roll each quarter and is ranked in the top ten percent of his class.
Outside of school, he works part-time and participates in various activities. He has been involved in FBLA for three years, CATS club, National Honor Society, the NEIU Reading Competition as both a team member and event helper, the Envirothon, the school musical “Anything Goes”, the Scholastic Team, and the chorus for four years. He was twice selected to be a member of PMEA’s District Chorus. He is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hollisterville, a member of its youth group and youth choir.
Jeremy’s plans include attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, dual majoring in Bible and Physics with the intention of serving in full-time ministry.