Local high school academic all-stars inducted into 4.0 Club

During a ceremony July 19, more than 100 high-achieving southwestern Pennsylvania high school students became members of the Penn State Fayette and United Bank 4.0 Club, sponsored in part by the Alumni Society of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The 4.0 Club recognizes local students who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year with a cumulative 4.0 grade point average.

Penn State Fayette and United Bank created the 4.0 Club in order to recognize the success and hard work of students attending our local high schools. Robert Tallerico, Penn State Fayette’s director of enrollment management, said of the event, “As a recognized leader in education, Penn State has been honored to host these high-achieving students each year to recognize their academic excellence. We are proud to congratulate them on their achievements and wish them continued success in their education.”

Saturday’s program featured keynote speaker Kelly Kadish, a Penn State Fayette alumnus. After the keynote speech, Tallerico was joined by admissions counselor Tricia Homonai for presentation of the awards. Students then posed for a group photo; a reception for the students and their families followed.

This year’s Penn State Fayette and United Bank 4.0 Club inductees, and their expected graduation dates are as follows by high school:

-- Albert Gallatin: Alexcis Barker, 2015; Emily Bernot, 2015; Trey Scott Cavaliere, 2016; Andrew T. M. Colebank, 2014; Morgan E. Collins, 2016; Luke Aaron Dice, 2016; Joey Embacher, 2016; Kayla Ann Grimm, 2014; Wyatt S. Krater, 2016; Jacob R. Layton, 2015; Hunter Matthews, 2016; Hunter Moody, 2016; Taliesin Nolan, 2015; Kaitlyn Podlogar, 2016; Nicholas Podlogar, 2016; Ryan J. Porupski, 2015; Kaitlyn S. Smearcheck, 2015; Tanner Srbinovich, 2015; Elizabeth Trump, 2015; Jessica L. Wesolowsky, 2016; Kara E. Zimcosky, 2014

-- Belle Vernon: Aubrey Cintron, 2016; Alexandra Hartman, 2014; Meghan C. Lovett, 2016; Zach Ostrander, 2016

-- Bentworth: Kate Nicholl, 2017

-- Bethlehem Center: Anna E. Bartman, 2014; Shayne L. Finley, 2014; Stevie L. Nemetz, 2014; Brittany A. Piper, 2014; Jasmin Wadsworth, 2015; Chloe S. Wheatley, 2015

-- Brownsville: Emily Behm, 2016; Mikie Fawley, 2016; Harry Hiles, 2016; Heather Plutch, 2016; Kara Patricia Rohlf, 2015; Jeffrey Shumar, 2015

-- California: Devan M. Altman, 2016; Matthew J. Amber, 2015; Rachel N. Wilkinson, 2015

-- Carmichaels: Madison Wilson, 2015

-- Charleroi: Michael Adomaitis, 2015; Zachary Grant Ames, 2016; Devin J. Fine, 2016; Jaidyn Fronzaglio, 2016; Zachary T. Nabozny, 2014; Samantha C. Smitley, 2016; Mason Thomas, 2015

-- Connellsville: Morgan Berger, 2017; Luke Michael Bruner, 2017; Nathanael Bungard, 2017; Megan Collins, 2015; Alisia M. Cramer, 2015; Kaitlin DeOre, 2016; Allison Riley Hauer, 2017; Jordan Hosfelt, 2015; Nicholas Jacobyansky, 2016; Grace Keslar, 2017; Luke H. Kisiel, 2015; Kaitlin Anna Knopsnider, 2015; Tristan Mikhail Kozel, 2014; Luke Kuhns, 2017; Emily Means, 2015; Howard Metzger Jr., 2017; Ryan Mowry, 2017; Alyssa Orndorff, 2015; Jake Ritenour, 2016; Andrew J. Rowan, 2015; Abigael Siecinski, 2016; Heather Stazetski, 2015; Dylan Umble, 2015; Lauren Urie, 2014; Justine A. Waggel, 2014; Lydia G. Woof, 2017

-- Frazier: Christina Babyak, 2015; Madison Ansell, 2016; Mark A. Dillion, 2016; Haley Grimm, 2015; Alex Lyons, 2015; Rebecca Nicholls, 2016; Christian Vid Katic, 2014

-- Geibel Catholic: Gabrielle Omatick, 2014

-- Jefferson Morgan: Chase Kovalcheck, 2016

-- Laurel Highlands: Nicholas Sunny Behal, 2014; Syndee Durbin, 2015; Rowan Jalso, 2016; Lyric King, 2015; Logan Knoyer, 2016; Taylor Kodric, 2016; Ashley Krause, 2016; Ryan Lemmon, 2015; James J. Matis, 2014; Joshua Miller, 2016; Kelly Miller, 2014; Elizabeth A. Mitchell, 2016; Gianna Mollica, 2016; Gino Mollica, 2016; Katie Lynn Moscalink, 2015; Richard J. Pish II, 2016; Katarina L. Preamble, 2015; Sarah Elizabeth Proud, 2016; Kaylee Marie Rabatin, 2015; Dominique Savini, 2014; Sterling Sin, 2015; Kaitlyn Nicole Thurby, 2014; Evan M. Verbus, 2015; Caleigh M. Wanson, 2014; Courtney P. Wanson, 2016; Lauren Wihelm, 2016; Nicholas A. Yuhas, 2014

-- Mount Pleasant: Gabrielle Brodak, 2015; Gregory Lynn Holzer, 2015; Chad Ryan Markovitch, 2015; Alexandrea Pritts, 2016

-- Southmoreland: Austin Belzer, 2015; Samantha Rose Gray, 2016; Anastazia G. V. Polakvsky, 2016; Taylor Sipos, 2015; Paige M. Weaver, 2014

-- Uniontown: Ally Citro, 2015; Sara Grimplin, 2016; Megan Miller, 2016; Janai Showman, 2016; David Tercho, 2016

-- Washington: Jenna Lynn Shallcross, 2015

Last Updated July 24, 2014