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Central York Prowler

Senior Edition

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Bahn’s voice can’t be hushed

By Morgan Webb staff writer After being a scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, a four-year Poetry Out Loud champion at Central York High

I really love theater. It’s one of my biggest passions. -Mike Bahn School and the 2011-2012 Regionals Poetry Out loud Champion, Mike Bahn has had a chaotic schedule his senior year. Having had a lead role in The Wizard of Oz as a Scarecrow is just

By Kayla Smith staff writer

one of the eight musical performances that Bahn has done at Central. He has also been involved in three plays and two children’s shows as well. When it comes to acting, Bahn says, “I really love theater. It’s one of my biggest passions. I love the whole psychological aspect of learning new characters and becoming a new person to display to the audience.” Not only was Bahn spending about 20 hours a week practicing for the latest musical, he was also busy planning his performance for the Regional Poetry Out Loud competition. Poetry Out Loud is held every January at Central York High School where participating students are required to memorize poems and then

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perform them in front of a group of judges. When it was announced that Bahn had won for the fourth year in a row, he says he felt shocked. “This was the year when competition was most fierce,” he says, adding that the poem that most likely made the biggest impact on the judges was “Hush” by David St. John because of the strong emotional connection. After attending and winning Regionals on February 15, Bahn’s next step was Poetry Out Loud States on March 26 which included the top 13 contestants in Pennsylvania, where his winning streak ended.

Hays speeds forward on track, in life

She’s 17. She’s a high school senior. She’s employed. And, oh yes. She drag races. Brittany Hays was heading into ninth grade the summer she started drag racing. Her father, Greg Hays, had taken Hays and her friend to Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa. Hays says she caught sight of a dragster for sale and joked around with her friend about buying it and learning to race. “Everyone would know me as that girl that drag races,” Hays says. The idea appealed to Hays, and her father bought her the dragster. They painted a Las Vegas skyline complete with red dice across the side of the vehicle. Hays says the theme represents her view on racing. “When you

race, it’s a gamble,” she says. Three years and multiple medals later, Hays says she still keeps up with racing. She practices almost every day after school and competes on weekends. But for Hays, drag racing is more than a

Hays stands beside her choice set of wheels, a dragster. (Borrowed Photo)

sport. “It defines me,” she says. Hays explains she goes through a pre-race ritual to get her momentum flowing. “I have to go in there and be confident-- be cocky,” she says. “You have to believe in yourself.” Unlike most sports, drag racing is co-ed. Although there are a few girls, Hays says it’s much more common to see a boy behind the wheel. “When the race ends and I take off my helmet, people are surprised and say ‘What? That’s a girl?’ I love it,” Hays says. Competing can be difficult, but Hays says, “You can do whatever if you set your mind to it.” She shrugs off the notion that guys make better racers than girls, explaining that she’s beaten many guys. “It’s a guy dominant sport, but girls come in and do it... and do it better,” Hays says. As for Hays’s future in racing? “I plan on doing it as long as I can,” Hays says.

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The Prowler SENIORS smith Twins continue on paralell paths

By Paige Benjamin guest writer

From left to right: Angelo Koimene, Marquis Fells, Lialdon Donovan-Green, Sam Koimene hang on each other after their 4x100 race in 2011.

Brothers accelerate in track By Thomas Flinchbaugh staff writer

Few Central York High School athletes have gained the notoriety of Seniors Sam and Angelo Koimene. Nick-named the “Speedy Koimenes,” these brothers have torn up the track for all four years of their high school careers. Sam, 19, whose favorite event is the 100-meter dash and Angelo, 18, whose favorite is the 200-meter dash will now be moving to the next level,

“It’s going to be pretty tough,” says Angelo. “We’re really close on and off the track.” The brothers have different goals as to where they would like track to take them in the future, however. “As far as competing in College, getting a national championship,” says Angelo. “I’d like to say Olympics but that’s pretty far off.” Sam on the other hand is just “It’s going to be pretty tough. We’re happy that his athreally close on and off the track.” letic abilities will be give him the oppor-Angelo Koimene tunity to get a higher education. “I wanted to competing collegiately in their respec- do track just to go to college,” says tive events. Sam. “If track can get me to college “It’s going to be a new experiit’ll be a great accomplishment for ence,” says Sam, who is leaning me.” towards committing to Liberty UniWhatever the case is, it will fun watching the “Speedy Koimenes” versity in Lynchburg, Virginia. Angelo is leaning towards atrepresent the Panthers as they domitending Kutztown University, two nate their competition in college just states away from his brother. The first as they did in high school. time the two have competed in sports without the other since they were children, according to Angelo.

Having a twin is a one-of-a-kind relationship and a bond that few individuals get to experience. “It’s always nice to have your best friend with you,” Amelia and Jessica Smith said. The twins are so close, they are both attending Penn State, University Park this fall. Jessica is majoring in architectural engineering and Amelia is majoring in computer engineering. Both decided to pursue a math-related career because of their strong interest in the subject. The twins say they have a love for the Penn State campus and its “phenomenal engineering program” that will give them the ability to successfully develop the skills necessary to advance in their difficult career field. Their parents both attended Penn State. “Obviously, we are incredibly close and enjoy the same activities and have the same interests. We moved around a couple times when we were younger, and it was always nice to have each other. We also are always sharing clothes. It’s nice to know what you look like in an outfit; you just make the other one try it on,” Jessica says. In addition to their dedication to academics, the twins enjoy running competitively. They said they appreciate the fact that they always have someone to work out with it, despite the fact that “Amelia always wins.” As for physical differences, the identical twins share a difference of ¼ of an inch—Amelia is taller. They are mirror image twins. This means that Jessica is left-handed and Amelia is right-handed. As for their future plans, the twins say they are extremely excited for their college career. “We’ve decided not to room together, but we will both be living in the East halls.” The two look forward to meeting new people and making separate friends. However, they know their bond will still stand as strong as ever.

For college, we’re both looking to go do our own things, but we plan on meeting up once in a while for occasional lunch date and workout.”

Amelia and Jessica Smith embrace each other, prior to prom this spring. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Smith)

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Playing the music and signing the words

By Lizzy Swam staff writer

really remember why,” Reed said. “I played it (bass) all the way up through middle Most students have a fairly complicated sched- school, never really taking it very seriously. It was, however, something I always looked forward to ule. Making it through a school day, followed by every week. I loved orchestra,” Reed said. sports, instrument lessons, play rehearsals, Scouts can be trying for some, and more grueling for oth- “My family has been very supportive of my music playing since I was young. My parents, despite ers. the fact that they probably But for senior Jason Reed, there “Having deaf parents really helped didn’t hear too much of what was being played, is another variable to define who I am today.” have attended the majority thrown into the mix: of concerts and perfor-Jason Reed both of his parents mances that I have been a are deaf. part of these near ten years. This factor And for that, I love them to has given Reed and his sister, sophomore Amanda death,” Reed said. Reed, “a very odd lifestyle ever since we were This year, as a senior, Reed is the bass player for young,” according to Reed. From an early age, Jason and his sister have the Panther Marching Band and both jazz ensembles in addition to playing in orchestra. been required to learn American Sign Language “Now what I once started as a hobby is now in addition to English. In other words, they had to learn two languages at the same time just to commu- leading me by the hand to my future career as a musician and a teacher,” Reed said now that he has nicate with their parents. Reed’s parents also work the night shift at decided to attend West Chester for music education. “Having deaf parents really helped to the Harrisburg Post Office, “When we were young, they’d both take us over to our aunt and uncle’s define who I am today with my flexibility and house for the night so we wouldn’t be alone,” Reed understanding.” said. Then the mornings would be a mad dash to the bus. And while his parents slept, Jason was at school. If just getting to school and finding time to spend with his parents wasn’t enough, Reed started playing the upright bass in third grade, “Not that I

(Left) Jason Reed enjoys his marching band senior night with his parents in October. (Right) Calvin Miller practices his instrument in preparation for gigs with his band, The Project. (Photos courtesy of Amanda Chan)

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The Calvin Miller Theory By Amanda Chan

staff writer Future chemistry students may peer into their textbooks to read about CTOL, or the Corkscrew Theory of Light, developed by a young scientist named Calvin Miller, now a senior at Central York High School. CTOL is an electromagnetic theory about light and wave particles contradicts Einstein’s theories of relativity; Miller and a partner submitted the theory for the York County Science and Engineering Fair and were awarded with second place. “Do I believe in my own theory? I wouldn’t see why not,” Miller says. “The judges at the fair were skeptical about my project, but I had some questions for them that they couldn’t answer.” In his freshman year, Miller’s project had garnered an invitation from NASA to view their jet propulsion. “That would have been pretty cool, but I didn’t really follow-up with that,” Miller admits. Aside from developing possible breakthroughs in modern physics, Miller enjoys toying with amateur radio, using a personal radio station to communicate with other people with amateur radios. Miller’s list of side projects also includes drafting the design for the school’s greenhouse. “It’s been coming along swimmingly,” says Miller. “I hope to finish it before the end of the school year. If not, I’m determined to see it through to the end.” Though he spends a lot of time in the sciences, Miller has a strong involvement in the arts. Specifically, music has played a significant role in his high school career. Aside from jazz band, marching band and concert band, Miller plays the saxophone in The Project, a group of musicians who echo celebrated jazz, soul and funk tunes from the past. “Music has taught me about persistence and practice,” says Miller. “I’ve met a lot of friends through band, and I’ve learned how to think on my feet.” Authority, at least when it comes from the government’s demands of Internet users, spark Miller’s appeal to activism. “A lot of people don’t know that I’m an advocate for Internet piracy,” Miller says. “If you like a band enough, you can download their music, but you can’t download seeing them in concert and shaking the lead singer’s hand.”

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Palepale shines like dynamite

By Katelyn Caralle Senior Zachary Palepale says he wants to be the next Mr. ShellenStaff Writer berger. “I want to help people,” Palepale, 18, said. Believe it or not, this senior has a multitude of achievements he wants to accomplish. “Be content with the things I have. Be able to provide for myself and family. That’s my ultimate goal… Besides wrestling a bear,” Palepale shared. That was not the only time Palepale shared his dream of wrestling wildlife. In five years time Palepale said that he hopes to be in an apartment, living it up, traveling, and “wrestling some kind of wildlife creature.” Oh, and let’s not forget “kayaking in the street.” In his free time Palepale says he likes to think of the most creative thing to do in York city. He does everything from snowboarding in the winter, to longboarding in the summer, to going around and playing music publicly. He even reflected on an experience in Zachary Palepale plays guitar during holiday the York Galleria Mall where he walked around play- break. (Borrowed photo) ing the guitar, in hopes of people following him. “No one did,” Palepale said. Palepale said if he could go back and talk to himself as a freshman he would tell himself to be more like he is now. Palepale said as a freshman he was in a “gothic stage” and was more “uptight” and shy. He even sat by himself in freshman English for two months before he was assigned a group.“I would tell myself to reach out more, be more open, get involved, especially in music, and stay on track academically,” Palepale said. Although, he says he will miss Ben Argall, his “broseph,” Blue Curry, Cody Shoenfelt, Kyle Montgomery, and Kelsie Newman, he is ready to “move on” from high school. “I’ve had it [senioritis] since August 22,” Palepale admitted. Palepale says he is very comfortable with who he is. He said if he were a Senior Superlative, he would be Most Outgoing. “Yeah, I think that would be me.”

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Harrison writes to heal

By Lauren Wolfe Staff Writer Lexi Harrison said that she is small compared to the universe as a whole. “I’m just one little speck of star dust in a universe of star dust. I am a little speck of dust that has to learn a lot more about other specks before I can be content with my life,” she says. Harrison has a passion for writing. She says she is often caught writing whenever she gets a chance and she has been writing in a journal since she was in third grade. She has written short stories, poems and may even attempt to write a novel she says but “I am not sure I would have the patience to.” When Harrison was in third grade her mother became very ill, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Her mother had successfully battled a first round of cancer, but as time went on she developed cancer again, and lost the battle when Harrison was in fifth grade. Harrison battled

Mace leaves Central for new beginning in Arizona By Spencer Ortmyer Staff Writer A few seniors make the choice each year to graduate early in January, most of the time to get a head start in the working world or to prepare for college. But what about graduating early to move across the country? That’s exactly what Anthony Mace did. Mace, a senior and a 2012 graduate of Central, packed his bags along with his family and moved to Arizona January

21, shortly after graduating early. “It was totally my par-

ent’s fault,” Mace said. “My dad’s job got relocated and I was planning to move out to Arizona for college so I decided to just move out with them.”

The move for Mace had a lot to do with his college future. He is planning to attend Arizona State University to major in Chemical Engineering. “I’ve always wanted to go

there as a kid,” Mace says. “A lot of my cousins have gone there and loved it.” A move across country is a tough thing, but it also has its advantages he says. “Most of my family lives out here and we are all very close so it is fun being with them again,” he says. Although Mace is far from York, his friends have not forgotten his fun, freespirited personality that he shared with so many. He has done the same and hasn’t forgotten the people that mean

depression after her mother died. Her battle with depression occurred in her ninth, tenth and eleventh grades. She became very distant from her friends and said, “It is hard to find happiness in high school.” Harrison began to write to help cope with her loss of her mother. It became a way of expressing herself. She also joined the colorguard her junior year. “I just hope to be remembered as a girl who would bring a smile to people who felt they couldn’t smile, after all it’s hard to find happiness in high school.”

Lexi Harrison works during her internship with Mrs. Hogentogler (Borrowed photo)

the most to him either. “I really miss Ian Moyer and Mary Romeo,” he says. Even though Mace won’t be walking with his graduating class on June 1, he has left a lasting impression at Central and the graduating class of 2012.

Anthony Mace embraces with friend Ian Moyer during homecoming photos. (Borrowed photo)

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Lumm; Teammates for four years, friendships that last forever

By Nick Fronzaglia CO-NEWS EDITOR Adam Lumm, a senior varsity football player, is well known among Central students. The homecoming court nominee is constantly a source of humor for friends and teammates. The mohawk on his head doesn’t hurt his “fun guy” reputation either.Most people know Lumm because of his involvement in the varsity football team. He plays right offensive guard and has been playing football since fifth grade.Teammates and fellow offensive linemen, Logan Neff and Asyck Schildt, had positive things to say about Lumm. “He’s really funny and outgoing. He’s a fun guy,” Neff said. Schildt added, “He’s basically a clown.” As for any other interesting tidbits about Adam, he’s apparently a rapper and a “good beat boxer,” said Neff. If you dive deeper into the head of Adam Lumm, you’ll find an almost completely different person. “I write poetry,” Lumm said. “Mainly free verse and anything that’s on my mind.” Adam wants to go to college and major in psychology. He hopes to become a therapeutic counselor at a rehab or medical center. “I like helping people and I can relate to their problems,” Lumm said. “I’m not too concerned as to what people think about me.” He still hopes people view him as a “nice guy in general” and “fun to be around”. Smiling as he talked, Lumm said, “I like to make people laugh a lot, it’s one of my hobbies.”Robert Davenport is his offensive line coach, as well as his sociology teacher. “He’s a good leader,” Davenport said. “He can joke around, but he knows when to be serious.” Some teachers even call him nicknames as the pass him in the hall. Miss Katlyn Ziegler, Lumm’s fourth period teacher, calls him “Lumaroo”. While going through his four years in Central, he’s played varsity football two years, he’s been on the homecoming court this year, and he’s always shown his Central spirit. One thing he wishes people would do would just “come up and say hi.” “I like meeting new people,” he says. And when you’ve got the kind of positive attitude Adam has, it’s hard not to want to say hi. Adam Lumm poses with fellow Football players. Photo by Nick Fronazglia

Family, music define Campisi

By Kacey Werner Staff Writer

17-year-old Dorian Campisi is devoted to his music. “I play bass, guitar, and drums,” said Campisi. He got his first guitar around the age of 10 and has been playing ever since. In 2008, Campisi and four of his friends Nick Taylor, Alex Taylor, Nate Cozzi and Zoey Doyle decided to put together a band and named themselves Hope Lies Beneath. “We play a mix of heavy metal and softer stuff, kind of like Halestorm or Paramore, but a little heavier,” he said. They have placed in two Battle of the Bands and recorded two small demos CD’s. Campisi says his motivation comes from his father. “He’s always been an inspiration for me. I’ve been watching him play since I was really little. In other aspects, both of my parents inspire me because I look up to them and they always can help me or help me answer my questions when I need answers,” he said. Besides music, Campisi says that his family is important to him, and that he likes to spend times with his two sisters Jenna, 19, and Adriana, 11 As well as his mom and dad. In school, he is interested in philosophy, and religion. Band member Nate Cozzi explained what came to his mind when hearing Dorian Campisi’s name. “It’s not really that easy putting him into words,” said Cozzi “He’s really down to earth, funny, and witty.

Fidler focuses on fun

By Chris Garling Co-Opinions Editor With all the posters in Central shoving maturity down students’ throats, Trevor Fidler finds a way to disregard all the pressure. After school, Fidler said he likes to “chill with friends.” Fidler also attends every basketball, volleyball and hockey game, he said. “Central Panthers all day,” he said. Fidler also enjoys going to the football “Central Panthers all day.” games, saying they are “mad hype.” However, Fidler explained -Trevor Fidler that he is a member of the marching band, which means he can’t cheer with the other students. “I’d rather be in the student section,” he said. In total, Fidler estimates he spends between five and 10 hours a week attending various Central sports. Even with sociality on his front burner, Fidler admits he has to grow up sooner or later. “I’m very immature, I’m not ready for the world yet,” he said. Regardless of his current immaturity, Fidler is confident he will be ready for adulthood when he needs to be, “I know when to get serious.” And for Fidler, that means after college. “College is for gettin’ wild,” he said. Fidler says he wants to go to California University of Pennsylvania. “Got a great atmosphere,” he said. At college, Fidler plans to major in sports marketing “and partying hard,” he said. Although Fidler loves “chilling,’” he keeps his future in mind, and right now his thoughts for the future are focused on one event in particular. “Senior week, leggo!”

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Life is full of obstacles. These obstacles in life, big or small, have the ability to change lives. Senior Megan Rutter has one of these obstacles in her life. Rutter has a bone death disorder called Avascular Necrosis. This stops blood from going to her hip and causes the bone tissue to deteriorate. This posed a problem for Rutter, not only because she was unhealthy, but because she was a talented gymnast. “I believe she [Rutter] was on the verge of going to Olympic trials,” said Nicole Hatchard, a sophomore and a gymnast from Skyline Gym-

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Rutter steals spotlight in spite of injury nastics Center. However, Rutter says, “I quickly had to learn that there was more to life and to really appreciate every opportunity that is given to you. My injury basically took away my life (gymnastics) and so I quickly had to learn that there was more to life and to really appreciate every opportunity that’s given to me. Since then I don’t let the little things get me down and am now willing to do whatever it takes to remain strong and healthy.” Most say Rutter is a teen going against adversity. Nicole Hatchard said, “She is strong and she knows what she wants and she will get there.”

Rutter was a diver for the school’s swim team since freshman year. “I made States in diving both my sophomore and senior years and was a York County Swimming AllStar the past three years.” On top of all of this, Megan is a part of National Honor Society, Model United Nations and she is an active volunteer for various organizations. “I have been on the distinguished honor roll for every semester of my high school career,” Rutter says. After high school Megan Rutter plans to attend Northeastern University in Boston for the fall 2012 semester, where she will continue to fight through her hip prob-

lems. “Next year, I will be diving for the Northeastern Huskies,” Rutter said, smiling. Rutter also plans to study criminology and find a job internationally for either the CIA or FBI.

Megan Rutter dives during comptetition. (Photo courtesy of Rutter)

Vinny Tranchitella, cliff-dwelling psychobiologist Jeb Linburg STAFF WRITER

Vinny Tranchitella, a senior lacrosse player and pianist, was a contestant in this year’s Mr. CYHS competition. “I’d

Vinny Tranchitella performs a self-composed medley at the 2012 Mr. CYHS competition. (Photo by Jeb Linburg).

say Mr. CYHS was probably the highlight of my high school career,” Tranchitella said. He said the best part was “being able to get together with a bunch of my friends and act like nothing else in the world mattered.” He said that the dancing was the most difficult part to do and that it was a “real challenge.” He also started a piano playing business where he brings his talents to public venues and parties. He made a website and business cards to advertise his venture. He writes music on occasion and plans on potentially minoring in music while in college.

Tranchitella plans on attending Lebanon Valley College as a psychobiology major. He then hopes to go to medical school to finish his post-secondary education. He said he hasn’t decided on his career plan, but that he’s beginning to narrow it down. “Right now I’m focusing on something in the psychological field and hopefully something to do with medicine or rehabilitation,” he said. Tranchitella said that his favorite teacher, Lisa Turner, really helped him transition into high school. He said she was his seventh and eighth grade Language Arts teacher.

“I had her first period, the first semester of freshman year,” he said. “So that was a good way for me to segue into high school.” He said that someday he would like to own a dream house built into the side of a cliff, overlooking a beach near San Diego. “On top of the cliff there’s like a little shack, but when you go underground into the rock there are different levels that pop out. You just have patios all along the cliff. It’s sort of like an apartment building, except the foundation is natural,” he said.

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Tran heads to Swarthmore in order to ‘know something’

Dat Tran works on testing the water in the creek on a field trip for AP Biology. (Borrowed Photo)

BY Kara Waltersdorf staff writer It’s only three letters long, but some people still pronounce Dat Tran’s name wrong. “My name is pronounced with a short “a” sound, as in ‘cat’ or ‘adenosine triphosphate.’ People somehow man-

age to pronounce my three letter name wrong,” said Tran, 18. Tran was born in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam and moved to the US when he was five, because it was a self-proclaimed “land of opportunity” for his family. “I plan to go to Swarthmore College to major in chemistry and something else that I enjoy, regardless of whether or not it’s considered a “useful” major,” Tran said, “I chose Swarthmore because I love the small, quirky, and tightly knit community. Everyone is very intelligent and outgoing.” He also said that from what he saw, students are not looking for degrees to get them higher paid jobs, “For instance, I met a girl that wanted to pursue a career in education and prevention of sex trafficking. I really admired the call for social responsibility that Swarthmore instills in its students,” Tran said. He also said that at present he is planning on attending medical school to become a primary care physician. Tran is a member of both National Honor Society and National Art Honor Society. As a member of these organizations Tran is required to do community service hours, but it’s not all work for him, “I joined NAHS because I like to do art, and it was

always gratifying to leave my physical mark on the community through all the projects that my group does,” Tran said. Tran also enjoys traveling and if he could have any job said, “I’d want to be something like Anthony Bourdain (Travel Channel host and food connoisseur). Working would be like going on vacation, and I love to eat and travel.” Tran speaks three languages: English, Vietnamese, and a “little bit” of French. “My dad is fluent in French, so I had some French influence growing up,” Tran said, regarding why he wanted to learn French in school. And as for if he enjoys it? Well, Tran said, “I really enjoy going to French class because of Madame Jacobs. Every class is full of laughs because, as Madame Jacobs says (about herself), ‘You cannot predict me.’” As the year draws to a close Tran said, “Time really did fly by. Central is certainly not perfect, but all my friends and teachers have really shaped the person that I am, and for that, I am grateful.” His words of advice for future classes? Tran said, “YOLO... No, just kidding. But I do believe that, in the words of Mr. Dubose, ‘You gotta know something.’”

‘Sam Wise’ gets wise By Sean Innerst staff writer Running and collecting scrap metal, what could they possibly have in common? Sam Gladfelter. A distinct individual, Sam Gladfelter enjoys doing a good bit of chillin’, collecting scrap metals, making bonfires, and running. He was given the nickname “Sam Wise” by his friends a while ago. It’s a play off the Lord of the Rings character, Samwise Gamgee, “I used to be real short, so that’s when that started,” said Sam. Sam also enjoys running in his spare time. “I wanted to do a sport, and a vast majority of the distance runners were cool people,” said Sam. He started running in seventh grade for Nancy Rossi, the middle school’s cross country coach, and he’s been running ever since. He enjoys hanging with his

friends Alex Davis, Ben Dinkel, and Cody Lutz in his spare time, “They’re my true friends who have always been there for me,” said Sam. “Rob Burrito’s legitimately changed my life; I will never look at Mexican food the same way,” said Sam about his first trip to Rob Burrito’s. “My trip to Bermuda also gave me a chance to just think about life; it was life changing as well.” the trip was the summer after my sophomore year.

“Word” is probably my favorite saying. You can use it as a statement or question depending upon the inflection in your voice, think about it,” said Sam.

The multi-talented Sam Gladfelter does a flip during his senior year in front of the school. (Photo by Sean Innerst)

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Answers from a well-travelled Shah Prowler: You went to Lancaster Country Day for eighth grade, how was the transition back? Jaysel Shah: I loved it there. My grades weren’t as great. My parents said I should probably come back, and I was really bitter in ninth grade because I didn’t think I’d be able to get into Georgetown from here. But I wouldn’t change anything about my last four years.

Kabat heads across the pond By Shelby Mcgreary STAFF WRITER

Also, in preparation, Kabat says she has been making lists of places to visit on the weekends. “They have three day weekends there,” she said. Her list includes Paris, Poland to visit family and various sites in England, particularly those involving Harry Potter. “I have a Harry Potter wand that I’m going to bring, because I have to go to Plat-

It is the dream of many students to one day study abroad in a country far away from the American hustle and bustle. But in the first year of college? Senior Nicollette Kabat is taking a leap across the pond. “I like change, so why not go as far away as possible?”says Kabat. She will be studying in London, EngShah drinks straight from a coconut on one of his traveling expediland with Arcations. (Borrowed photo) dia University’s I like change, so why not go Prowler: Where have you traveled? extensive study as far away as possible? Shah: Peru, Iceland, England, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Tanzania, Kenya, India, abroad program. -Nicollette Kabat France. She is an undecided major, but says she is Prowler: What motivated you to expand your knowledge of foreign language? leaning towards a Shah: I like to travel, so it helps me get around. I feel that you can actually connect form 9 ¾ and a bunch of other career in psychology, English Harry Potter places. So I have with the culture more when you can understand the language. Also, I’m really into spy or history. to bring that wand with me,” movies and I think it’s cool to be able to rattle off a bunch of different languages. It’s Students at Arcadia she says with a smile. smooth. have the option of studying But as excited as she is, in 23 countries around the Kabat admits that she’s a little Prowler: How do you plan on using the skills and experiences gained through world, including Australia, nervous. After all, she’s lived exposing yourself to other cultures in your future? India, Greece, and Tanzain York, Pa. her entire life. Shah: I would like to go into foreign policy and international relations. Understanding nia. While students can only “I’m actually more people is the basis in creating world peace. Violence is a result of lack of understand- study abroad for a semester nervous for [my mom],” said their first year, the following ing. It’s fun, and I like everything that’s associated with other cultures- food, music Kabat with a laugh. years are completely open for She says the most benand different quirks. It’s entertaining for me. travel. eficial thing about studying Kabat says the university abroad is having the ability Prowler: What are your plans for this summer? even offers sessions over the to learn about and experience Shah: I’m going to India for a month. I’ll spend the first two weeks with my grandparsummer to help the students a different culture. Plus, she ents in Bombay, to get the big city life experience. The last two weeks I’m going on a learn about visas and the cussays it will help to adapt to trek in the Himalayas, specifically in the culturally Tibetan region of Ladakh. It’s a 12 toms of the people. There is to 14 day trek, where we will visit monasteries, small villages, and reaches a max alti- also a Facebook group where new situations down the road. “It’s a really unique thing tude of about 18,000 feet. I’ve been training, to adapt to the altitude better, by running students who will also be [studying abroad],” said Kaand hiking on a regular basis. studying in England can chat bat. and ask questions.

Prowler: Why have you decided to go? Shah: I look at my senior year summer to be the last time to allow my brain to rot. I want to do a bunch of crazy things that I’ll remember. I want to find myself. I want this to be a spiritual journey, before I go to college.

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The graduating seniors of 2012!