As the school year drew to a close, Huntingdon Area High School honored the Class of 2021, recognizing students’ academic, athletic and individual skills.

Graduating with high honors are: Brooke Banks, Bruce Banks, Lydia Brown, Andrea Busko, Haidyn Carlin, Andrew Cunningham, Gabrielle Davignon, Kathryn Einodshofer, Gaven Grimes, Amanda Gwinn, Brady Handy, Kyra Helsel, Taigen Hood, Sydney Houck, Elizabeth Kyle, Merritt Leidy, Megan Lynn, Nathaniel McClain, Ethan McKellop, Taran Pelkey, Victor Seguin, Sydney Sellers, Jacob Smithmyer, Ethan Varner, Jessica Weko.

Graduating with honors are: Myles Baney, Kayla Cianci, Brandon McCordle, Douglas Cunningham, Nicholas Goodman, Chesney Lauer, Marissa Low, Delainey Mark, Nathan McDermott, Brindel Rush, Allison Rux, Jeremia Safko, Natalie Troha.

Class officers include Andrew Cunningham, president; Brady Handy, vice president; Elizabeth Kyle, secretary; Haidyn Carlin, treasurer; Alex Robbins, historian.

The class colors are navy blue and red. The class song is Six Feet Apart by Luke Combs. The class flower is the sunflower. The class motto is, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.” — Anonymous

Valedictorian is Elizabeth Kyle and Victor Seguin is salutatorian.

Those honored with awards are:

— Biology Achievement Award: Lydia Brown

— Business Achievement Award: Jeremiah Safko

— Huntingdon County Performing Arts Booster Scholarship: Alex Robbins

— Louis Armstrong Jazz Award: Alex Robbins

— National School Marching Award: Victor Seguin

— National School Color Guard Award: Brindel Rush

— Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award: Tobias Roberts

— John Philip Sousa Band Award: Alex Robbins

— Broad Top Area Medical Scholarship: Lydia Brown

— Cecil Jackson “Bearcat Pride” Award: Darin Harman

— Chemistry Achievement Award: Megan Lynn

— Choral Achievement Award: Taran Pelkey, Taylor Peterson

— Ceramic Art Achievement: Erica Sunderland and Autumn Swope

— Collin Brumbaugh Scholarship: Andrew Cunningham, Kyra Helsel, Megan Lynn

— CSB of Orbisonia Continuing Education Scholarship: Sydney Houck

— Olivia (Miller) Cunningham Random Acts of Kindness Award: Brandon Cordle, Dameion Hammock, Chesney Lauer

— David Friedman Award: Jacob Smithmyer

— Dean Rossi Student Athlete Scholarship: Myles Baney, Kathryn Einodshofer

— English Achievement Award: Victor Seguin

— Environmental Science Award: Myles Baney

— HAHS Athletic Leadership Award: Andrew Cunningham, Sydney Houck

— HAHS Scholarship Award: Lydia Brown, Taran Pelkey

— HAHS Service Award: Gabrielle Davignon, Nicholas Goodman, Brady Handy, Kyra Helsel, Elizabeth Kyle, Megan Lynn

— Health and Physical Education Achievement Award: Andrew Cunningham, Gabrielle Davignon

— Herbert S. Williams Belles and Beaus Award: Nathaniel McClain

— 2D Art Achievement Award: Brindel Rush

— 3D Art Achievement Award: Dameion Hammock

— Jason Nabozny Memorial Scholarship: Megan Lynn

— The Daily News Robert “Bobby” Baker Memorial Award: Tyler Ramey

— Kevin Kidd Memorial Scholarship: Douglas Cunningham, Kyra Helsel

— Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship: Amanda Gwinn

— M.H. Deforrest Scholarship: Brady Handy

— Mathematics Achievement Award: Lydia Brown, Victor Seguin

— Matt Black Memorial Award: Elizabeth Kyle

— Physics Achievement Award: Victor Seguin

— PIAA District 6 Sportsmanship Awards: Amanda Gwinn, Brady Handy

— President’s Award for Education Excellence: Victor Seguin

— President’s Award for Educational Achievement: Merritt Leidy

— Ronald E. Costa Memorial Scholarship: Megan Lynn

— SKD Scholarship: Breanna Cromwell, Madison Dixon, Kyra Helsel, David Houp, Nathaniel McClain, Tobias Roberts, Jacob Smithmyer, Shawna Whitesel

— Ted Braxton Creative Arts Scholarship: Elizabeth Kyle

— U.S. Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award: Trent Russler

— U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award: Kyle Barnett, Kyra Helsel

— U.S. Marine Semper Fidelis Award: Merritt Leidy

— Virginia Strait Music Scholarship: Alex Robbins

— Valley Rural Electric Brighter Future Scholarship: Sydney Houck, Megan Lynn

— Digital and Graphic Arts Achievement Award: Amanda Gwinn

— Artistic Strength and Character Award: Casey Dixon

— Harold Cameron Scholarship: Lydia Brown, Ethan Varner

— Spanish Achievement Award: Lydia Brown

— Bette Jane Heine Scholarship: Gabrielle Davignon

— Huntingdon Family Moose Center 223 Scholarship: Sydney Houck, Marissa Low

— Richard and Mary Hudy Teaching Scholarship: Alex Robbins

— American Legion Americanism Award: Andrew Cunningham

— American Legion Citizenship Award: Sydney Houck

— American Legion Auxiliary Award: Elizabeth Kyle


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