Student of the month: Hannah Fitzsimmons Penn Cambria High School

Age: 17

School/grade: Senior

Family: Matthew and Samantha Fitzsimmons, older sister Sabryna and younger brother Brandon.

Chosen for: Being very hard-working, always positive, and always willing to assist with anything. She is an outstanding member of the senior class.

Accomplishments: School Spirit Award

Future goals: Attend Waynesburg and major in forensic investigation and minor in criminal justice.

Special Recognition: Two commendation awards from State Representative Frank Burns, D-72, for her contribution to the girls basketball winning the District 6 title and making the state playoffs and for girls volleyball team making district playoffs.

Hobbies, community activities and interests: Hanging with friends, helping others, basketball and volleyball.

Most influential teacher: Robin Zavada, my 8th grade teacher at All Saints. She has taught me to try new things and also believed in me in every way.

Hero: My mother because she pushes me to be my very best. She supports me in everything I do.

Favorite quote: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

Featured high school students are recognized for their achievements in

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