VARDEN – Two seniors were honored during Monday's meeting of the Western Wayne School Board for outstanding achievement.
Zach Harsch is the son of Edward and Deborah Harsch of Waymart. He also has a sister named Rachael.
He has been a member of the Technology Student Association (TSA) for seven years. He has been the Sargent at Arms and the vice president of the club.
Harsch is also a four year member of the FIRST Robotics team. He was vice president for three years, president for one year and has been a team captain for four years.
Harsch is a three year member of the National Honor Society (NHS), a four year member of the Hot Rod Club and a one year member of the STEM Team.
He has also been on the distinguished honor roll and has taken multiple honors and AP courses.
Outside of school Harsch is a Boy Scout. He achieved the rank of Eagle and has two Palms.
He also volunteers with recycling in Waymart and has been doing so for seven years. Harsch has also helped out with Discovery Day and field days with the robotics team for three years.
Upon graduation, Harsch plans to attend Lehigh University or Penn State Main Campus to become a civil engineer and get a Master's degree.
“I would like to thank the school board members and the superintendent for everything they've done throughout my high school career,” Harsch stated.
“I would also like to thank my parents for everything that they've done.”
Joseph Tomasetti is the son of Doreen and Anthony Tomasetti of Lake Ariel.
He is a two year member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and a two year member of the NHS.
Tomasetti has also been on the honor roll for four years and has taken multiple AP and honors courses.
Athletically he is a three year member of the football team and was named a Lackawanna League First Team athlete.
He is also a three year member of the wrestling team and was the senior captain. Tomasetti has also competed in track and field for two years.
Outside of school he is a counselor at the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp.
Upon graduation Tomasetti plans on attending Duquesne University in the Navy ROTC program. He will also major in computer science.
“I would like to thank the board of education for all of the opportunities that they provide at Western Wayne,” Tomasetti said.
“I would also like to thank my parents for supporting me in every decision I make and also pushing me beyond my limits.
“I know it will make me a better person in the long run.”
Vice President William Gershey congratulated Harsch and Tomasetti for their achievements.
“It's wonderful to hear of your accomplishments and thank you for taking advantage of the opportunities that are were at Western Wayne,” he said.