Three outstanding Honesdale High School seniors were honored by the school board on Tuesday night.
— Three outstanding Honesdale High School seniors were honored by the school board on Tuesday night.
The board held its regular monthly meeting at Damascus School.
Honesdale High School principal Diane Scarfallotto introduce the three seniors to the members of the board and the audience.
First up was Meghan Boyer, daughter of Ronald and Carriemay Boyer of Beach Lake.
Boyer ranks in the top 5 percent of her class and is considering vet school or biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, Vassar or Cornell.
Some of achievements include chamber choir, band, two musicals, NEIU Reading Competition in 2011, Keystone Girls State, People to People Ambassador Program, honor roll and National Honor Society.
"I want to thank you for supporting the arts," said Boyer.
Next up was Kathryn Figura, daughter of David Figura and Theresa Agentovich of Honesdale.
She also ranks in the top 5 percent of her class and plans to attend college, focusing on environmental science and education.
Her achievements include chorus, chamber choir, two musicals, NEIU Reading Competition, Keystone Girls State, Wayne County Children & Youth Advisory Board, was reserve champion on the state level in the 2010 4H Saddleseat Senior Equestrain competition, honor roll and National Honor Society.
"I want to thank you for making my school so amazing," said Figura. "And my teachers, I can talk to them like I talk with my mom."
The third senior recognized was Lucas Musetti, son of Paul and Michelle Musetti of Damascus.
Musetti ranks in the top 5 percent of his class. He plans on attending college either at Williams College, Hamilton College or the University of Richmond. His possible subject of study is international relations with a minor in creative writing.
Some of his achievements include lettering in varsity tennis, band, county band, three musicals, second place at HHS in the American Mathematics Contest, Scholastic Bowl Team, Science Olympiad, NEIU Reading Competition, Scholar of the Year for 2012-13, National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, Student Council, Wayne County Library Pumpkin Fest volunteer, student board member of Communities That Care, food pantry volunteer, National Honor Society, honor roll and student member of the Accreditation for Growth Committee.
Musetti told the board members that he has an older sister and younger sister, and that sparks competition. So much, he said, "I always have to beat them."
The board also took action on several matters during the meeting. Those include:
• Approving cash disbursements in the amount of $2,030,310.
• Approving construction fund payments in the amount of $181,831. That included a $119,779 payment for repaving of the high school track. The board also approved a $500 change order for repaving of a small portion of the entrance to the middle school.
• The board approved adding several people to the district's substitute list. They include Joshua Rowe as a teacher, Deborah Durkin as a secretary/teacher assistant/food service worker, and Rosemarie Hamby in food service.
• The board also approved new bus drivers. They are Kyle Mihalik, Thomas Anderson, Laruel Perricone and Wayne Perricone. Also, the board approved transferring of van contract 229 from Lynda Marks to Melody Ogunleye.
• The board also approved two policy revisions. They were Extracurricular Activities and Interscholastic Activities. Both were approved unanimously