The Lake-Lehman School Board acknowledged winners of its essay contest entitled “Why is it important to recognize veterans and their families?” at its Nov. 11 meeting. The contest was open to district students in grades 4 through 12.
Overall winners chosen by the parade committee included Izabel Concert, sixth grade; Colby Kennedy, fourth grade; Maclyn Vasey, sixth grade; and Morgan Marchakitus, seventh grade.
Also honored were Casey Brown, fourth grade; Jason Eiden, sixth grade; Alana Antonello, sixth grade; and Karlee Kreller, fpurth grade.
“We are very fortunate to have freedom and this district seeks to honor those who defend it,” said superintendent James McGovern.
The board also acknowledged participants of the Seventh Annual Cheer for a Cause event. Cheerleading coach Sandy Dobrowalski credited cheer squads with “a lot of hard work” in putting the event together. Proceeds from the event benefited the Lake-Lehman Foundation and St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
In another matter, senior Nick Egan said the restoration of the outdoor basketball court had been completed as a requirement of his Eagle Scout project. Egan, of Boy Scout Troop 241, thanked friends, family, Boy Scout membership and leadership and area businesses for making the restoration possible. He said it included new poles, rims, backboards and asphalt replacement.
“Many people are reaping the benefits of this project throughout the year,” said McGovern. “We appreciate your efforts.”
Athletic director Jeff Shook lauded the efforts of sophomore cross country runner Dominic Hockenbury this season, culminating in a silver medal at PIAA State Championships in Hershey.
Student Council representative Alyssa Talacka told the board that 40 students from the district’s high school are participating in Student Council this year as opposed to previous years in which only four seniors took part.
“We intend to renew the spirit of the school,” said Talacka, a senior, “incorporating academics and some fun.”
In another matter, McGovern thanked Bo Kreller for his four years of service on the board, regarding his decision not seek re-election on that board.
The board’s meeting for reorganization will take place at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2. Its next regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.