Sugar Valley Lions honor Students of the Month

PHOTO PROVIDED From left are Nick Verrelli, Dakota Lavallee, Lane Harbach, Naaman Conoway, Lion Maureen Albright and Brian Stugart.

LOGANTON –The Sugar Valley Lions Club honored three local students at its February dinner meeting.

This program recognizes outstanding students from two area schools for their achievements. They are selected for this award by their teachers and the administration of the schools they attend based on their academic, technical, and/or community involvement.

Sugar Valley Rural Charter School administrator Brian Stugart introduced Naaman Conoway, accompanied by his parents, Nathanael and Holly Conoway.

Naaman is very active in school activities such as soccer, wrestling, baseball, FFA, Envirothon, and the National Honor Society. Outside of school he enjoys hunting, fishing, 4-H and the church choir.

For his Senior Project he is building a Memorial bench in memory of Richard Miller. It will be placed at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Tylersville. He is also helping the American Cancer Society. After graduation Naaman will be attending the Pennslyvania College of Technology this fall with a duel major in Construction and Residential Construction Management.

Central Mountains High School Principal Nick Verrelli introduced Lane Harbach accompanied by his parents, Doug and Angie Harbach. His school activities include soccer, FFA and tractor restoration. Outside of school he enjoys hunting, fishing and 4-H.

For his Senior Project he is selling Nan’s donuts as a fundraiser for Ben Fortescue, a member of his soccer team diagnosed with cancer. He’s also cutting trash barrels for the Clinton County Fairgrounds. In the fall he will be attending Penn College for Metal Fabrication.

Verrelli also introduced Dakota Lavallee, accompanied by parents Nathan and Danielle Lavallee. Dakota’s school activities include Central Mountain Concert Band, Central Mountain Choir and Central Mountain Theatre Production Crew. Outside of school activities are writing, playing piano and guitar, hiking and bike riding.

For his Senior Project he has 24-plus hours in Hazardous Materials Management Training at Fire Station #13, giving various presentations in the importance of Haz-Mat education not only for First Responders but for everyone else as well. He will be attending Susquehanna University majoring in Biology with a focus on Plant Physiology.

All three students were excellent representatives of their schools.

Certificates of Achievement were presented to the three students by the Lions Club Secretary Maureen Albright.