-Two seniors were honored during the monthly meeting of the Western Wayne School Board for their outstanding achievements.

-Two seniors were honored during the monthly meeting of the Western Wayne School Board for their outstanding achievements.

Paige Fratamico and William Rennekamp were the outstanding seniors for the month of April.

Fratamico is the daughter of Peter and Jennifer Fratamico of Lake Ariel. She has been in the National Art Honor Society for four years and is currently the vice president.

She has won numerous accolades in the Scholastic Art Awards competition and has work currently on display at the Main Street Gallery in Kingston.

Fratamico was also a WVIA Artist of the Week and was named as a finalist. She has earned Distinguished Honors for her academics every quarter throughout high school.

In her spare time, she volunteers at the Dessin Animal Shelter.

Fratamico plans to attend Penn State Worthington to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Nursing.

“I owe some of my success to Mr. Hayden, who taught me problem solving and working my hardest,” she said. “Thanks for having me.”

Rennekamp is the son of Joe and Theresa Rennekamp of Lake Ariel. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Scholastic Team and WVIA’s Scholastic Scrimmage.

He has been involved in the music program and has held various positions such as drum major and the public relations officer.

Rennekamp said band has taught him how to be a leader and mold himself into one.

“Band has offered a lot and I've been apart of everything it offers,” he said. “It's a lot of fun and a lot of work.”

He has participated in PMEA District 9 Chorus, Pike-Wayne County Band Festival, Jazz Band, Pep Band for Basketball, Pit Orchestra for the school musicals “Anything Goes,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and the Marywood Wind Ensemble.

Rennekamp has also helped at community events, including playing Taps for the local veterans’ ceremonies and church events.

He played Gaston in “Beauty at the Beast” and will be playing Nathan in “Guys and Dolls,” which will take place April 12 and 13.

Rennekamp will attend the University of Scranton, majoring in chemistry/business, but will continue to pursue music as a hobby.

“Thank you for supporting us students,” he said.

“We commend you both on the work you've done so far at Western Wayne,” said Board President Alvin Hollister. “We are confident you'll do well in the world. Good luck.”

Students earn awards

In a report given by Matt Barrett, high school principal, he said 12 members of the Western Wayne Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference and STAR Competition in Lancaster.

They received the following awards:

• Kayla Phillips and Tarina Usher-Gold medal in Sports Nutrition.

• Noah Shandor, Chris Poska and Jacob Slomian-Silver medal for Advocacy.

• Kaitlyn Good-Silver medal for Leadership.

• Lila Fairclough and Kelsi Good-Gold medal for Environmental Ambassador.

• Jessica Hampton and Rebecca Verrastro-Silver medal for Interpersonal Communications.

• Lindsey Enslin and Alexandria Mosomillo-Gold medal for Chapter Service Project.

All 12 students qualified for the National Conference.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission also held its 2014 Youth Wildlife Art Contest. Alexandra Mosomillo received an Honorable Mention in the High School Division.

Her artwork was on display in the lobby of the Pennsylvania Game Commission and at the Department of Education.

School calendar

The board approved the following changes to the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school calendars:

• Aug. 26 and 27, 2013 and June 17.

• Aug. 25 and 26 and June 1, 2015 (tentative).

Each of these are Act 80 days.