Our Lady of Lourdes announces top five Class of '17 graduates

Published: 5/19/2017 10:00 AM
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COAL TOWNSHIP — Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School (OLOL) has announced its top five graduating seniors for 2017. Graduation will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Tanner Maneval

The honor of valedictorian goes to Tanner Maneval, of Northumberland. He is a son of Jonathan and Sherri Maneval and grandson of Elwood and June Maneval, Nancy Rocuba and the late Jerome Senoski. Tanner was also named a Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Young American.

Tanner’s school activities include the Boy’s Service, French, Science, Ski and Respect Life clubs. He is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions, and the French and National Honor Societies. Tanner is a student ambassador and president of the student council. He participates in basketball and soccer.

Tanner attends St. Monica Church, Sunbury, where he helps with altar serving, the chicken barbecue, the Riverfest stand and other odd jobs that benefit the church.

He is employed at Subway.

Tanner plans to study in the physical assistant program at Saint Francis University.

This year’s salutatorian is Carmella Bickel, of Elysburg. Carmella is a daughter of Thomas Bickel and Diane McClain and granddaughter of Eileen Bickel and the late Richard Bickel and the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis McClain.

Carmella is co-captain of the girls basketball team, a member of the French Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, Students Against Destructive Decision, the Girl’s Action League and the Respect Life club. She is vice president of both the Nation Honor Society and the student council. Carmella serves as a student ambassador.

Carmella attends the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, Elysburg.

She participated in Lourdes bingo, the Easter egg hunt at the RCA grounds, the Autism Awareness basketball game and Lourdes basketball camp.

Carmella plans to study biology at Juniata College in Huntingdon.

Olivia Giles, of Elysburg, placed third in academic achievement at OLOL. She is a daughter of Tina and James Giles and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Subasic.

She is a member of SADD, the Girls Action League, the Respect Life club and the National and French Honor Societies. She participates in OLOL varsity basketball and Mount Carmel Area varsity football cheerleading.

She is a volunteer for the Correctional Peace Officers Foundation.

Olivia plans to attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg.

Elizabeth Alexander, of Coal Township, place fourth in academic achievement at OLOL. She is a daughter of Joseph and Catherine Alexander and granddaughter of Joseph Alexander, the late JoAnne Alexander and James and Shirley Noll. Elizabeth was named a Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Young American.

Elizabeth is a member of the French Honor Society, the Respect Life club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and the Girl’s Action League. She is student council treasurer, secretary of the National Honor Society and a student ambassador. She sings in the choir and plays varsity volleyball.

Elizabeth attends Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township, where she is an altar server and works at fundraising events.

Her community activities include working at Knights of Columbus events, Relay of Life and raising money for the American Cancer Society.

She is employed at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg.

Elizabeth plans to attend Bloomsburg University to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Angelica T. Masser, of Paxinos, placed fifth in academic achievement at OLOL. She is a daughter of Kathleen A. and the late John G. Masser, and granddaughter of Phyllis Barrett, the late John (Jake) Barrett and the late Corole and Glenn Masser.

She is a member of the National and Spanish Honor Societies, SADD, the Girls Action League and the Science Club. Angelica is a student ambassador and active in student government. She participated in the musical, is in choir and is a member of Lourdes Singers. Angelica is also a cheerleader.

She is a member at Mother Cabrini Church, Shamokin, where she helps with church picnics.

Angelica participated in Relay for Life and is a volunteer at Kalloway Center of the Arts.

She is employed by Valley Nurseries and Greenhouses in Butler Township.

She plans to attend Shippensburg University and major in history.

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