Students of the Month

Elleanna Farber

HOOKSTOWN, Pa. — Elleanna Farber, a senior at South Side High School, has been selected the October Student of the Month by the South Side Education Association. She is the daughter of Tawny and Marc Farber.

During her high school career, she participated in marching band as drum major, TLC, class officer, and National Honor Society where she was also the secretary.

She has been named to the Distinguished Honor Roll each grading period of her high school career and received the Esprit de Corps Award.

She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh for Elementary Education or Secondary Math Education.

Jordan Rodriguez

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Jordan Rodriguez, daughter of Mark and Terri Rodriguez of New Cumberland, has been named the Scholar of the Month for October from the Oak Glen High School.

She is a member of the Oak Glen soccer and track teams, a member of National Honor Society, Key Club, and the homecoming and prom committees.

She has been an honor roll student for three years and the OVAC all-academic team. The soccer team has won its third OVAC championship title in the past four years she has played. They won a sectional soccer game and advanced to the West Virginia Region 1 game, the first in school history. She is a state qualifier in long jump and the 400 meter relay and has scored “distinguished” on the state testing in past years. She is an alumnus of the HERO and HOBY youth leadership programs.

After high school, she plans to attend West Virginia University to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

The Lions Club Program is sponsored by the District 29L Region 1, Zone 1 Lions Clubs in Chester, New Cumberland and Newell.

Stella-Ruby Karcher

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local High School senior Stella-Ruby Karcher has been recognized as the Salineville Kiwanis Student of the Month for October.

Karcher, the daughter of Michelle Rockenhauser and Oyo Ellis, resides in Hammondsville and is ranked 18th in her class with a 3.628 grade point average. She has been active in academics and a variety of extracurricular activities.

A member of the school band, where she lettered as a freshman, Karcher also lettered in basketball during her sophomore year and earned the Indian Award for the sport as a junior. During that time, she also received the Most Enthusiastic Award in cheerleading and was inducted into the National Honor Society. This year, she will receive a letter in volleyball.

Karcher is currently vice president of the student council and served on the fall Homecoming Court.

She is also a member of the leadership committee, drama club and choir. She has been a member of the Spanish Club for three years as well as Young Life, the PBIS Crew, and Blue Crew and was the lead in last year’s drama performance. Furthermore, she has served as a teacher’s aide, provided afternoon school announcements and has performed video editing duties.

Outside of school, she is active with the Salem Community Theatre and is an instructor for Everyone’s Welcome Church Vacation Bible School. She finds time to work outside of school-related activities and is employed at the Shale Tavern in Lisbon.

She plans to attend college and major in education or psychology and minor in theater arts.

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