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East Forest High School Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Kahle, Parkett

MARIENVILLE — Jarrett Michael Kahle and Daniel Cecil Parkett have been selected as the salutatorian and valedictorian for the Class of 2019 at East Forest High School.

Salutatorian Jarrett Kahle is the son of Penny and Tom Kahle.

He has participated in Bible Club, National Honor Society and Student Council. He also played varsity soccer, basketball, and track earning the Male Athlete of the Year his sophomore year and the Sportsmanship Award his junior year. This year he was awarded the Forest Fires Soccer Scholarship and the Marienville Volunteer Fire Company Scholarship.

He plans to attend Grove City College to study social work, but most importantly he plans on being a light for Jesus Christ.

Valedictorian Daniel Parrett is the son of Jane and Randy Parrett.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Varsity Club and FCCLA. He has received High Honors and is in the top 25 academic students.

Parrett received the following awards his senior year: the Marienville Volunteer Fire Company Scholarship, The Katie M. Edmondson Memorial Scholarship, the Marsha L. Beichner Memorial Scholarship, the Veterans Club Scholarship, the DAR Good Citizenship Award, the East Forest Senior English Award and the Lenna Chips Citizenship Award.

He plans to attend Clarion University to earn a degree in Environmental Biology.

Commencement exercises for the East Forest Class of 2019 will be held Wednesday evening. The class Baccalaureate service was held Sunday evening in St. Ann Catholic Church.


jeff tech valedictorian

REYNOLDSVILLE — Paige Nicole Lander has been named the valedictorian for the Class of 2019 at Jeff Tech.

She is the daughter of Bonnie and Eric Lander.

A student from the Brookville Area School District, she is enrolled in the culinary shop at Jeff Tech.

At Jeff Tech she was named Student of the Month in March. She has been a member of CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for four years, NTHS (National Technical Honor Society) during her junior and senior years, and this year became a member of Art Club.

Lander also participated in Math Competitions this year.

She is an active member of Rathmel Baptist Church.

She plans to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania to become a home economics teacher.

Graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7 in the Jeff Tech gymnasium.


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Pictured (from left) are Teacher of the Year recipients Leslee Galluzzi (2018-2019), Angela Dragich (2017-2018), Melissa Mulhollan (2016-2017), Larry Galluzzi (2015-2016) and Bonnie Skinner (2014-2015).


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McNeil, Heckman named BAHS valedictorian, salutatorian

BROOKVILLE — Brookville Area High School graduating seniors garnering the highest honors were Elissa McNeil, who was named Valedictorian, and Luke Heckman, salutatorian.

Elissa Grace McNeil is the daughter of John and Jenn McNeil. At Brookville Area High School she is involved in National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Science Olympiad, Math Honor Society, and Spanish Club. She is a member of the cross country and track teams. In cross country she is an individual and team state qualifier. She is also a part of Northfork Ski Club and has driven through all 48 contiguous states.

McNeil plans to attend the Pennsylvania State University for a degree in information sciences and technology.

Luke Matthew Heckman is the youngest of two children of Mark and Michele Heckman. At Brokville Area High School he is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Math Club. He is a part of the Academic Challenge Team, marching band, District 3 Jazz Band, Region 2 Band, and is the trumpet section leader.

Outside of school he is involved in the Scouting program, working at Camp Mountain Run in the summers as camp staff. He is an Eagle Scout and an active member at his church.

Heckman also plans to attend Penn State University at the University Park Campus for a degree in secondary education in mathematics.


C-L top students

STRATTANVILLE — Camden Morgan Hankey and Sadie Lynn Mahle were named the top students of the Clarion-Limestone High School Class of 2019.

Hankey, valedictorian, is the son of Matthew and Rhonda Hankey.

The winner of his third-grade spelling bee, at C-L he was a member of the National Honor Society, Future Teachers of America and Physics Club. He was a member of the cross country and baseball teams.

In addition to his school activities, he participated in four mission trips, including trips to Haiti and the Philippines.

He plans to attend Clarion University to earn a degree in communications.

Mahle, salutatorian, is the daughter of Jamie and Stacy Mahle.

She was a member of the Academic Decathlon, Student Council, National Honor Society, Math Team, Physics Club and Red Cross Club. She was a member of the varsity softball and volleyball teams.

Mahle attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference during the summer of 2018. She was named to the Third Team All Conference during the 2018 softball season and first team all conference during the 2019 softball season.

Mahle plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh, where she will major in biochemistry on a pre-medical track to later pursue a career in the medical field.

Graduation ceremonies for the Clarion-Limestone Class of 2019 were held Friday, May 31 in the Marwick Boyd Auditorium at Clarion University.


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truck pull

BROOKVILLE — The big trucks and tractors will be coming to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for an action-packed show on Saturday, June 15.

The annual big rigs power pulls will be presented by Full Pull Productions.

Full Pull Productions was incorporated by Rick Feicht in 1987 and has become the largest private producer and promoter of high-quality, multi-faceted truck and tractor pulling events in the United States.

Working with Feicht are his wife, Patty, and son, R.J. This year Full Pull Productions is working with nearly 50 state and county fairs and other speedway venue promoters to present motorsport entertainment for the entire family.

“Classes in the show will include 8,500 lb. pro stock tractors, 7,600 lb.modified trucks, 20,000 lb. big rig semi-trucks and 8,500 lb. diesel 4x4 trucks, as well a run-what-you-brung class for modified trucks,” Toni Facchine, a member of the Jefferson County Fair Authority, said.

The concession stands will be open during the show, offering funnel cakes, ice cream, sandwiches and more.

Tickets for the show are now on sale at local Sheetz stores. Pre-sale tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for children under 10. Youngsters 5 and under will be admitted free. Tickets at the gate will be $15 for adults and $7 for children.

The show is a sanctioned event on the 2019 USA-East schedule.

The rain date for the truck pull is Sunday, June 16.

If the event is rained out, no tickets will be refunded on Saturday or Sunday; all refunds will be made on Tuesday, June 18. Details are printed on the tickets.


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Municipal Authority to complete spring hydrant flushing

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Municipal Authority will complete its spring flushing of fire hydrants next week.

The purpose of the line flushing is to remove any sediment in the lines and to check for the proper operation of fire hydrants.

Some areas may be interconnected and as one area is flushed, it may create a problem with low water pressure in another area. Rusty water may also be temporarily present.

“We will finish what we didn’t complete,” water commissioner Clyde Bullers said. “Customers who have given their phone numbers will receive a call the night before” their area is flushed.

Flushing will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by 4 p.m. If any problem persists with water quality or pressure, call the authority office at 849-5320.

As a result of equipment change the following streets had to be rescheduled:

Monday, June 10: Craig, Pine, Valley, W. Main, S. Main, and Thompson streets, and Madison Avenue from White to S. Main.

Tuesday, June 11: Main Street, Madison Avenue from White to Franklin, Race Street, Mabon Street, Catholic Hill, S. White Street and Maple Street.

Wednesday, June 12: Richards Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Northview Drive, and Short, Clark and Brush streets.

Thursday, June 13: Hastings, Hiawatha, Federal, Rebecca and East Main streets, Central Avenue Extension and Middle Street.

Friday, June 14: Euclid, Western, Central and Long avenues, Sixth Street, Taylor Street and Belgiumtown.


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