The High Post A Publication of Greater Latrobe Senior High School
Volume 91; Issue 13
FR Strong. Schools Reunite After Tragedy
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
A Powerful Event that Inspires to Run
Leave Your Footprint
Joey Marcinik Genius Mathematician Members of the softball team had a delicious breakfast in the CSC for the annual pancake breakfast hosted by the Key Club and the Interact Club. On Saturday, April 26, 2014. This yearâ€™s proceeds were donated to the Beakan family after a devastating house fire. Many participants came after the Trooper Iwaniec race that took place earlier in the morning.
Mr. Wetzel... History Teacher or FBI Agent
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May 2014 Volume 91, Issue 13 Editors-in-Chief
Katie Stallings Maria Yokopenic Editorial Board Connor Belak, Julianne Rosa, Jake Stallings, Anna Ayers Staff Vincent Bonar, Emily Daily, Lain Fisher, Erika Kellerman, Matt Kalning, Anja Lenhart, Abbey Machesney, Olivia Marcanio, Ryan Mattioli, Kayla Murphy, Frances Piper, Johnny Saunders, Korben Repko, Brett Vallorani, Sarah Weise Advisors Mrs. Renee Stallings Administration Mr. LoCascio Mr. Ingel Mr. Shivetts Printed by the Latrobe Bulletin
Editorial Policy The staff of The High Post is committed to serving the student body of Greater Latrobe Senior High School. The opinions articles contain the ideas and views of individuals and do not represent the views of the staff, the advisors, or administration in its entirety. The High Post is a public forum for student expression; therefore, any student who wishes to create dialogue concerning an issue may do so by submitting articles or letters to editors in C109. In order to uphold the integrity of the publication, The High Post reserves the right to edit the submissions for grammar, style, and available space. Submissions should not exceed 300 words. Front Cover Photo by Vince Bonar, Reporter
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A District Rebuilds: Strength. Courage. Unity. Anna Ayers, Editor When terror strikes, the greatest challenge is to overcome that tragedy with spirit still intact. Strength. Courage. Unity. With strength, pain is overcome; with courage, fear is conquered; and with unity, the spirit of many can thrive. On the morning of Wednesday, April 9, 2014, tragedy struck. During the rush to work and school that was mirrored in every town across the country, one sixteen-year-old’s spirit was shattered. As a result an entire community faced a challenge they never suspected to endure. Franklin Regional High School student, Alex Hribal, with two eight-inch kitchen knives in hand, went on a rampage through the halls. 21 of his classmates and a campus security guard were injured. A test beyond imaginable began. It is a test that no student should have to take or teacher to proctor, one that the Franklin Regional School District has answered and will continue to answer with three unbreakable resolutions: Strength. Courage. Unity. Franklin Regional became well known as FR Strong. Signs with FR Strong are found around the community. T-shirts are worn among athletes and friends to show the FR Strong spirit. Franklin Regional now remains strong. The sad and unfortunate truth is that the events at Franklin Regional are not the first of their kind, nor will they be the last. Violence and bullying have plagued the halls of schools throughout America. Threats of violence to fellow classmates have been recently found in local schools on all levels: Gateway, Mt. Lebanon, Indiana Senior High, Springdale Elementary School. In Connecticut at Jonathon Law High School, a 16-year-old honor student was stabbed to death on April 25, 2014, the day of her prom. Questions of uncertainty have surfaced in the minds of students everywhere. In 2012, the Center for Dis-
ease Control and the DepartThe district is reviewing the ment of Education surveyed incident in order to make sure school students in grades 9-12 different aspects of personal from around the country. Six well-being and safety are in percent of students reported place. that they did not go to school At GLSH, measures are on one or more days in the last consistently taken to keep month because they felt unsafe students and staff safe. “We at school. have an expectation here, for Students who took the our teachers and administrators, survey are afraid to go to school that the number one concern, because 74% of public schools before academics or athletics, is recorded one or more violent to keep everybody safe in this incidents of crime and 16% school,” said Mr. Shivetts, an recorded one or more serious assistant principal at GLHS. violent incidents. These numSafety protocols are in place bers were expected to increase for emergency situations. in the two years after Each teacher and staff the survey because member is trained “We have of the heighton how to react ened attenin different an expectation tion around here, for our teachers “emergency” school viole situations. and administrators, that nce. The With school’s the number one con20% of comcern, before academics safety students mittee and or athletics, is to keep traumatic reporting having everybody safe in this response been bullied team, made school.” within the of teach-Mr. Shivetts last week before ers and staff, the survey, limitare prepared to ing student bullying respond to code situaand violence in schools is tions or events of distress. imperative. The community is being proacSouth Fayette School tive about the safety of students District has been challenged to in school. On May 6, 2014, find a feasible answer. FifteenGLSD hosted its’ first ‘Day of year-old Christian Stanfield, Giving’ sponsored by The Coma student at SFHS, was being munity Foundation of Westmobullied at school, yet only to a reland County. The event raisde blind eye. Stanfield recorded money for the Greater Latrobe those who were targeting him in Safety and Security Fund, class for evidence.The principal which helps assist in obtaining a told him to delete the recording School Resource Officer. and the district levied wiretap“The state grant covers half ping charges against Stanfield. of the expenses with the officer, The charges were dropped the day of giving will help cut as the state’s privacy laws do not into the $45,000 we need to pertain to this situation. raise over the next three years,” As with any school, adminsaid Jessica Golden, director of istrators are faced with tough the Center for Student Creativdecisions and solutions. ity. In response to the tragic A school resource officer will event, Franklin Regional High add on to the other forms of seSchool invested in clear draw curity: locked doors, buzz-ins to string bags that the students will main doors, and cameras within now have to use to carry their the campus. things between classes. The bags “I think our school should will help more with the students invest in security guards and piece of mind, and emotional metal detectors,” said sophostability as they heal from this more Alyssa Rock. Next school event. year a school resource officer
will be roaming between the five schools in GLSD, with deliberation at the high school. This officer will be contracted out of the City of Latrobe Police Department and is expected to only enhance the level of safety for the entire district. A deeper issue of safety and well-being is trying to be fully combated at GLHS. With a complete counseling service availible and a student assistance program, personal respect is an issue that GLHS tries to promote. The student assistance program, which works primarily ‘behind the scenes’, is a confidential program that meets every week to discuss options for students at risk. These students could have been referred by a parent, teacher or even a peer, but more importantly they will receive the help they need and that could be the difference between mourning a tragedy or celebrating life. “I think that kids need to realize that they always have someone to talk to. It breaks my heart to think about kids with a problem going home at night and they let it fester. They never let it out because they are scared or embarrassed to talk to someone. We all have to be aware, we all have to help each other to make our community a safe place for everyone,” said Shivetts. In the wake of tragic events, self-reflection is key to prevention. Be prepared for anything and be aware of the possibilities. No matter the circumstance, there is always an outlet.
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News • 3
AP History Students Hold “Peep Show”
Photo Courtesy of Mrs. Mack Aubrey Marquis, Kayleigh Snyder, Annelise Kail, Ashley Perillo, and Alex Stumpf toured the two homes designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright on Monday, April 28: Fallingwater and Lain Fisher, Reporter Kentuck Knob. Art history students will design a “Conceptual Sculpture Project” based on the Peeps are attending the Salem Witch Trials.Proj- work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose sculptures were viewed in the sculpture meadow at ects reinacting events in history were created Kentuck Knob. by AP U.S. History students the week after spring break and displayed in the Center for Student Creativity. Winners were chosen by peers. First place was the Kennedy Assasination by Megan Reyes, tied for second was second, First Man on the Moon by Corey Palmer and Greek Gods by Taylor Delancey, and third place, Miracle on Ice by Casidee Knott and Rachel Douds. The Emily Daily, Reporter Clouds. The students could walk floor below. If that isn’t enough to scenes were depicted using the popular Easter The National Art Honor Soaround the obstacles and send them set nerves into a tizzy, the hole is on treat marshmallow peeps. ciety students visited two unique soaring back into the air when they the top floor, four stories up. Stuart museums in Pittsburgh for the drifted to the ground. dents backed away to the wall while annual field trip. The group took The Mattress Factory was the a few daring individuals stepped a tour around The Andy Warhol other museum the NAHS members over the threshold. Museum to begin a fun-filled day visited. This is not the average mat“From one angle it is a hole. on April 23. tress factory that comes to mind. From another, a mirror like perThe Warhol Museum stands out Nestled on a block in Pittsburgh is ception is seen. You had to move amongst others due to the modern the home to a building dedicated around the hole in the floor to get take Warhol had on art. Many of to installation art. Installation art a different view of what it could be. his pieces are duplicated prints in is a work of art that is built into You can translate that to a perceprainbows of different colors. His and becomes part of the room. The tion of life, everybody lives and sees pieces were inspirational for the exhibits at the Mattress Factory it differently,” said Lain Fisher. style of pop art. Canvases stretching are ever-changing. The sky’s the Throughout the Mattress Factofrom wall to wall scattered the halls limit for the artists asked to come ry’s five floors and satellite building, with different mediums to make and create a piece. The Factory has the pieces stretch the viewers’ mind. the overall masterpiece. Warhol’s never told an artist they cannot do They can make visitors feel on edge, pieces have an element that makes something. One artist thought their nostalgic, or curious with the differthe viewer think and wonder what piece was too large, for it could ent techniques each artist used. he was thinking or why he would not stand up in the room, and the Both museums were interesting do such strange things. One of his Mattress Factory suggested they cut in their own way. They were filled pieces holds a mystery that can only a hole in the ceiling and extend the with things some people will have be seen from behind 3D glasses. exhibit to the next floor. never seen or even imagined. The The museum had a modern feel The students went into a locked National Art Honor Society memwith all of the contemporary art room with what appeared to be a bers had a great time exploring the and the metallic walls. An overall mirror on the floor. As they contin- artwork and rummaging through favorite is the Clouds. One room ued into the room, they noticed it the haunting and beautiful garden is set aside and filled with floating was not a mirror but a hole. Going on the beautiful sunny day it was. silver pillows that Warhol called his down through the window on the
Art Students Attend Field Trips to Gain Knowledge of Local Exhibits
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Baseball Team Battles Uncommon Circumstances
Johnny Saunders, Reporter Winning doesn’t come easy in any sport, and for the Latrobe Wildcat Baseball team, winning has been more than a challenge. At the beginning of the season, the experienced team thought that success was going to be achieved. Coaches and players within were thinking of making the playoffs and a legitimate shot at a section title. News Sources such as the Tribune Review and Prep Baseball gave only “recognition” to the Wildcats for competitive teams in the section despite the experience and ten seniors returning to the team. Although, the players and coaches have always believed they could win and that mentality is what matters most. With hopes running high, the team has faced uncommon circumstances. The team took a hard hit when they lost starters and important contributors to the team at the beginning of the season for various reasons. While it was a shock to the team to lose these key contributors, the question they needed to ask of themselves as individuals and as a team was “How are we going to respond?” It would have been easy to throw the season away after losing four significant players, but the team has worked too hard, not only this offseason but for the past three or four offseasons. This was an opportunity to make the playoffs, for first the time since 2012, and win the section for the first time since 2004. More importantly, this was an opportunity to win together as a team for each other. Most the team has grown up playing baseball together, especially the seven seniors. They were teammates as Little League All Stars, in Teener League, in Legion ball, in fall ball and now high school. Current players had to step up and take on larger roles. They were placed in situations unexpectedly. Junior catcher Mike Rodgers, who is in his first year with the program, is a prime example. “I was both excited and a bit nervous. I knew it was going to be a big responsibility but I was ready to take on the challenge,” Rodgers about his starting position. Other players have vital roles to the team. Senior Devin Onorato, who is known for cracking jokes and funny comments to keep the team’s morale up, is now realizing his more important role on the team. “As the jokester I like to keep the team loose and relaxed with Spongebob quotes and nicknames.” He also says it makes the team laugh and have a good time which carries over to the field in a positive way.
Pirates Fans Still Believe
After the dust settled, the team started section play. The first two wins under their belt, a lack of offense was the issue for the first half of section play. The Cats took their 2-0 record to Kiski. The Cavs came out and derailed the Cats’ pitching, which is a strong point for the team. The Wildcats took their first tough loss. Defense and pitching are two strong points for the Cats, and keeps the team in each game and keeps the best teams and best hitting teams in the section to a minimum. Senior Josh Keefe says the pitching staff is doing great things keeping hitters off balance and pitching to contact as the team’s defensive strategy is sticking to the fundamentals. “The infielder’s goal is to keep everything in front and knock everything down,” he said. He noted the outfield does a great job of keeping the ball in front of them as well. He knows that they are aggressive and not being afraid to “lay out” to get the ball. Offensively, the struggles are frustrating. Players are getting into slumps, not being able to get hits. It’s contagious. If someone breaks out of their slump, someone else gets into one. Everything began coming together against #5 in the WPIAL (according to “TribRankings”), Norwin. The Cats kept the game close and strung along hits but as the Cats dropped that game and went even in the
The Pittsburgh Pirates are fourth in the National League Central Division with four other great teams which include the Milwakee Brewers (first), St Louis Cardinals (seond) , Cincinnati Reds (third) and the Chicago Cubs. The Pirates opened this year’s season with more momentum than ever after making a run for the world series last year for the first time in 20 years. “The Pirates in the Wildcard Game against the Reds will be a game I’ll never forget. Everybody was into the game from the start of the game until the end, and it was just amazing how loud the stadium got,” said Garrett Lawrence. The Buccos have an MVP on the team who has brought a new level of play and celebrity to Pittsburgh. Andrew McCutchen is one of the leading reasons why the Pirates are having great success. He’s an amazing all-around baseball player and will come up “clutch” in big time situations. Pedro Alvarez, third baseman, is another reason why the Pirates are
section at 3-3. When Latrobe took on Penn Trafford, who was ranked number one in the entire WPIAL, many didn’t think the Cats could win, except the team itself. The Cats got down early but the pitching from ace Jonathan Kolling kept them in the game - the way he has in so many other games in the past. Kolling says he mixes up his pitches and keeps the other team off-balance. He gave credit to the defense that played very well behind him. The Warriors took the lead late, but the Wildcats wouldn’t lay down to #1 that easy, scoring six times in the home half of the sixth inning, and getting a lead going to the top of the last inning with rain starting to pour down upon Legion Keener as though a foreshadowing of bad things to come. PT did end up tying the game up due to three Wildcat errors, the first errors for the team in over five section games. But yet again, the Wildcats prevailed getting three men on base with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. Up to bat was a freshman, who has firmly grasped his role as the designated hitter and leadoff hitter Jared Kollar who pitches as well. With a 3-1 count, bases loaded, no outs, bottom of the seventh, the kid prevailed - getting the game winning hit. The Cat upset #1 and turned the team’s season around. “All the other players have made me feel like I was apart of the team, which has boosted my confidence and has helped me reach my goals,” Kollar said about getting the call up to varsity as a freshman. Despite the team’s overall outcome, beating one of the best teams was certainly a morale and confidence booster. It was an example of how the team battles through adversity, not just in parts of a season, but one game, one at bat at a time. For those who played in that game, they will never forget that win. A picture of gray, darkening skies and rain falling down, running to first base to mob the freshman who came through in the clutch. The team still needs to rally against #3 Hempfield, who beat the Cats 4-0 in the first go around, and Kiski who also beat the a Cats before. The players have now finally started to get hits and now at timely situations, and they are competing for a section title in which three of the seven teams are ranked in the top five in the entire WPIAL. The Wildcat baseball team believes it can win and more importantly they believe in one another.
on the winning side tying the National League for most homeruns in a year. in 2013 season. “The Pirates are one of the most talked about teams in the MLB today. They have to keep believing and good things will happen,” said Justin Conrad, sophomore. This years season got off to a bang with the Pirates above a .500 record. The fans knew that the Bucs would have to work for improvement. They currently stand at a 16-21 record, yet Pirate fans are not worried at all. The Pirates signed Ike Davis from the New York Mets to play first base and to contribute in the batting lineup. “I’m glad we picked Ike Davis up I think he will contribute good and he plays at first base, the grand slam against the reds was awesome,” said senior Dylan Cristoff. The Buccos still have until September until the end of the season and this year will be a wild ride and fans are going to be looking forward to it. Ryan Mattioli, Reporter
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Player Profile: Shelby Noel
Q: You have played softball all your life, what keeps you motivated to play the game? A: I have always love to play the game because I am very competitive.
Q: Going into all the games, how do you prepare for them? A: I listen to music and and always have a positive attitude. My jam is Headstrong by Trapt.
Q: You play at a high level, how did you Q: What is your favorite memory in your become the player you are today? A: A lot of practice, about 12 hours a week, high school softball career? and some natural talent to go along with it. A: Ill always remember moving peoples cars before practice so they can’t find them. Q: With all the people that has been Q:Do you plan on taking your talents to around during your softball years, has there been anyone that has influenced you? college, if so, what college? A: The people I have to say are my parents, A: Yes I am attending St. Vincent. grandparents, and coaches, especially my Q: What is the most interesting about you pitching coaches. and the team that no one would know? Q: What is your greatest individual accom- A: We always sing and dance but we leave plishment in your years of playing softball? the “dancing” to Maddie Stein. A: Playing on national television in the World Series three times and coming in 4th Q: With all your success, do you have any superstitions? place twice and 3rd once. A: Yes, I always pray before I bat and we Q: Being a senior on the team, how do you always draw crosses in the pitching circle. lead your team to success A: I like to step up and always be positive and give confidence to my teammates.
Mens Tennis Out First Round
The Latrobe boys tennis team spent most of the season on new courts, a part of the athletic complex revamp at GLHS, laying the groundwork for the next generation of players. Legends of GL tennis, Stacia Kissell, Joelle Kissell, and Michaela Kissell, all managed to play well on the worn courts. The youngest Kissell was able to have full court advantage with five new courts and a new pavilion for fans. Chad Kissell was a huge factor for Latrobe, starting varsity as first singles. He has the experience, the bloodline, and the facility to take his future to new levels. “Its been a great season, we have a great team and for all the new kids who came out and played this year, they caught on to the game so fast. It’s amazing to see how many kids at Latrobe have a heart for tennis,” said Kissell. Six new players were on this year’s squad and only four are graduating seniors. Kissell, only a junior, is getting offers from colleges. Chad is a 4/5 for five star rating for a college prospect according to tennisrecruiting.net. Chad is a team leader and the other kids on the team are stepping up to help the Wildcats in singles and doubles. Mike Sisak is at second singles, Mario Fannie at third singles with duos of Kyle Mattioli and Tyler Stercho at first doubles and Cam Carr and Tim Ruppen at second.
Section doubles is an annual event where duos compete in a tournament against the rest of the section. “We knew it was going to be really hard to go into one of the toughest tournaments in the section and despite what happened it was nice to get to watch some of the top players compete,” said Mike Sisak. Although the section doubles invite did not fare well, the team as a whole tied for first in the sections with FR. “We tied the section but it looks like we will be the 5th or 6th seed so its not going to be easy to win but we are looking forward to the challenge,” said Mario Fannie. The key to success was six returning letterman from last year and that they were able to recruit many new kids to play. Practicing in the offseason improved the overall game. Ending the season with 12-3, the team was a bit disappointed to lose as a team in the first round of playoffs. The perseverance of the singles players who went into many three sets which many times decided the match. Kissell, for one, continued on his individual season and will make an appearance at states As the eighth seed going into the playoffs and Latrobe lost in the first round to North Hills 1-4. the team. Reporter, Ryan Mattiolli
1st Base 7 Homeruns 49 varsity games played Pitched 65.2 innings Saint Vincent College Brett Vallorani, Reporter
GREATER Latrobe WPIAL Qualiﬁers Softball
First Round 8-1 vs. Woodland Hills Second Round vs. Senaca Valley Place & Time TBD
First Round 3-1 vs. Upper Saint Clair Second Round Thursday, May 15 6:30 vs. NA @ North Allegheny
Track and Field
10 Girls events 6 Boys events Thursday, May 15 @ Baldwin
Division 2 Thursday, May 15 7pm vs. Mars @Latrobe Athletic/Wellness Complex
6• In Depth
Driving Impaired: Unimagineable Consequences
Frankie Piper, Reporter Impaired driving causes 30 deaths a day, amounting to 1 death every 48 minutes according to Center for Disease Control and Prevention. People drink and drive all the time and being reckless is just another daily activity when it comes to teenagers. What people don’t realize is that the consequences are dire, car crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teens and about ⅓ of those are alcohol related according to BacTrack.com. Teens and adults should drive sober at all times. Teenagers like to think that nothing devastating will ever happen because, whether they know it or not, the myth of being invincible is strong in teenagers of every generation. Driving under the influence has risks like breaking the law, putting yourself and others in danger, and tragically losing people. Losing best friends, family members, and students in a graduating class to impaired driving is devastating. When the unthinkable happens, reality hits everyone hard. Being young, teens are still learning tough life lessons. Making irrational decisions is easy when out having fun, in this case getting in a car with a drunk driver. Humans don’t consider the consequences until their decisions aﬀect what happens in the future. Invincibility is a popular theory among most teenagers, but the actions taken to be “invincible” are taken advantage of. A number of better ways, such as rock climbing, sky diving, or even bungee jumping, can make a person feel invincible without the ugly aftermath and a sad story to tell due to a drunk driver. Drunk driving is an example of risk taking that can end horrifically. Putting a life in danger when getting behind the wheel isn’t being “invincible”, that’s just being plain dumb. Everyone wants to believe that it won’t happen to them, even though they take the risk of getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated. A life being taken by any kind of accident can aﬀect all personally. The consequences of a suspended license, an under aged drinking fine, a broken arm, a totalled car, jail time, or an unexpected death never crosses one’s mind. According to the National Highway Traﬃc Safety Administration (NHTSA) 33,561 people died in traﬃc crashes in 2012 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,322 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traﬃc deaths that year. The death of a family member, close friend, teacher, or an acquaintance leaves feelings of emptiness; constant questions are being asked that will never be answered, and emotions are strongly altered because of the mistake to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Days begin to run into days, hours become shorter, and life seems so unbearable without the one who passed. While being inseparable with someone for a few years, it’s hard to accept the fact that no new memories will ever be made again
with the victim. All of this can be avoided with simple actions such as designating a sober and experienced driver or not drinking at all. When drinking, the alcohol in the blood actually rises before it begins to lower. If an intoxicated driver wrecks a vehicle and a passenger were to die, either intentionally or negligently, its an automatic charge of vehicular homicide, if the convicted were to take the plea right away. That’s 3-6 years in federal prison. No matter what high school clique, a death in a circle of friends aﬀects all drastically. On April 10, 2013 an irreplaceable friend, a great classmate, and a crazy, fun loving girl was killed in a drinking and driving accident. Sarah Jane David was a wonderful girl who was always laughing and always loving. She was a friend who never fought over the dramatic issues teenagers face, never worried about what people thought of her, and never once dreaded the life she lived. To the few she was ever so close with, she was a best friend, a missing puzzle piece, the yin to the yang. She was a big or little sister to any who were lucky to know her well enough. She could light up a room with just her presence and her smile; “the war stopping smile” that it was. That all ended because of someone’s mistake to drive while heavily influenced by alcohol. Although tragic, she is in the sky relaxing with the legends she loved and adored. Her greatest wish in life was to be free from the worries of growing up and her wish came true in the worst way it possibly could have, and that was a drinking and driving accident on a beautiful spring day last year. April 10, everyone was in a good mood and no one thought an innocent day trip to Linn Run, in Rector, PA, could do a complete 360. The sun was shining, everything was damp from an overnight drizzle, and it was the perfect day for a trip to enjoy the natural beauty of life. Sarah wasn’t forced into the car nor was she forced to drink either. She went on her own free will, to enjoy the thrills teenagers want to experience. Even though she isn’t here now to brighten up a bad day, she is still here in spirit to brighten up a rainy day. Whether it be through a beautiful, sunshiny day, or a rainbow over top of our heads. Like every other soul that passed away, she is saving spots in heaven until the day we meet her again. Our actions leave scars, whether they are good or bad. Before making any life changing decisions, remember the ones lost to unreal accidents, how dramatically it can change someone’s life and how easily it can take someone’s life away. If you stop and think of the numerous ways that can change the outcomes of reckless behavior, it could maybe even save someone’s life from being whisked away by a drunken idiot behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Drunk Driving Statistics
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Race Raises Awareness Maria Yokopenic, Editor-in-Chief The Iwaniec Family hosted their annual Take Oﬀ race on April 26 at St. Vincent College, which memorializes Pennsylvania State Trooper Kenton Iwaniec. Mrs. Houck’s brother, Kenton Iwaniec, died tragically in 2008 from a car accident involving a drunk driver. Since then, the Iwaniec family is on a mission to raise awareness against drunk driving and prevent Junior Taylor Klasnic, runs such tragedies from occuramongst other participants ring. The proceeds from as they round the corner to enter the ﬁnal straight away the organization benefit all Pennsylvania State law enof the 10K race. forcement agencies through Photo by Lain Fisher, Reporter the purchase of breathalyzers for the oﬃcers. Saturday, despite the cold weather and rain in the early morning of April, the race was a huge success. “This year was the biggest response yet with 300 volunteers, and around 900 people participating, and another 300 just watching the race,” said Mrs. Houck. Participants ran and walked inspirationally around the course to complete either a 5K or 10K. Ashley Perillo and the rest of the softball team walked the course. “She is part of our school, and we wanted to help out and support,” said Senior, Ashley Perillo. As each runner went by, they smiled, giving high fives and thumbs up. They smiled like they had a purpose for running, because they did. Though sweaty and fatigued they jogged to the finish line with motivation to finish out the race in Iwaniec’s memory. As a SADD Club member Junior, Connor Heath said “ The one hill on Bowers was painful, but I thought it was a pretty good race for a good cause.” Houck and her family knew that they wanted to purchase breathalyzers right away, and they needed funding. Kenton loved running with his father, so Mrs. Houck wanted to do something that Kenton loved, while also working for a good cause, and so they had found a way to fund for the breathalyzers with the race. This event takes quite a lot of planning time, commitment and people. The family begins organizing the race in December all the way through April, and even following into May. But the time doesn’t stop with the race. “Speaking engagements are all year round to tell Kenton’s story to DUI oﬀenders in Westmoreland, Chester, and Lancaster County, not to mention schools and law enforcement agencies” said Mrs. Houck. As most students have heard from Mrs. Houck in the assembly before prom, the Iwaniec’s have really made it their mission to raise awareness against drinking and driving. The success of the race is evident not just in the happiness of the runners, but also in the drunk driving statistics. “There have been 600 PBT’s distributed all over the state to help police oﬃcers,” said Houck. The first PBTs were distributed in 2009, and since then the DUI arrests have increased, and the DUI deaths have decreased. The roads are safer because of the Iwaniec family. Amazingly, they transformed such a tragic event into something beautiful and proactive. “We really didn’t know what to expect with the race, but we were encouraged by the amount of support we received in response to the race. It helps us to keep going with it. There is a need for the tools for the police oﬃcers, so we just keep going because we are aware of that need,” said Houck. Through the race Trooper Kenton Iwaniec’s spirit truly lives on and the message against distracted driving spreads like wildfire. The powerful event of the Trooper Iwaniec race continues to motivate and inspire everyone to drive safer and make the right decisions.
7 • Opinions
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R[e]volution: Follow your Arrow
You are a tornado of beautiful disasters and complete wanderlust. You have grown your roots in a society of love and rage and feel complete confusion on who you are supposed to be. But when did society start to dictate the way we perceive ourselves? You should be able to do what you want to do and feel comfortable with your being. My advice: follow your arrow. From a young age, we are all taught not to step on the cracks, instead walk in a straight line and avoid the sidewalks that look broken. We are taught to never inconvenience others at the expense of our own happiness and wants. We are taught to stay inside the lines, because it looks neater and won’t be a reflection of our personality. We are taught these things in order to follow a straight path into adulthood. But what happens when you feel like you weren’t meant to play by the rules others have written down for you? You play by your own. A double-standard will always exist for anything that you do. Being too fat or too skinny, too loud or too quiet, too extrovert or too antisocial. You either win or lose in these situations, there will never be an in between as long as we walk the earth so you might as well live the way you want. Follow your arrow wherever you want it to be shot. Choose the path in which you want to take with your life and live it to the best of your ability. There will never be a clear definition of life - you define it. So color outside of the lines, after all they’re only there to keep order. Say the thoughts out loud that come to mind when you’re alone in your room at 3 a.m. Love the person your parents may disapprove of just because they think outside the box. Travel to a foreign country to meet someone you could spend the rest of your life with. Make the mistakes your parents try to guard you from. Most importantly, follow your arrow. Remember to always write in pen so that nobody can come along and erase your existence, your complete being. Continue to aim your arrow If you can feel fire and passion in your soul to do or say something, let it affect you. When you are forced to make a complicated decision: follow your arrow, harness every ounce of stride you possess and keep moving. Life goes on, and you should too. Lain Fisher, Columnist
Making A Marc: Footprints
Every person experiences high school differently. Everyone is given the same amount of time and each person will do with it what they will. Wherever someone goes, whoever they’re meeting, they’re leaving an impression, a footprint. Whether someone is wearing Vans, Sanuks, Nikes, Keds, or all season flip flops, it doesn’t matter how big they may be, it only matters what direction they’re walking in. It’s easy to fall into a clique and become a plastic, an all star, a criminal, or a nerd; but whether they’re walking into a shopping mall, into a library, onto a field, or into a classroom, they affect everyone around them, and are leaving their footprints behind. The long lasting footprints that we remember are charismatic, bold, and radiant, and are much more significant than the names that will soon fade away. Zooming in on three individual footprints, each one leaving an infinite impression on the world around them. Alternative rock concerts are more his forte, even though he has the time of his life on the football team. His kind-hearted charisma breaks the stereotype while his footprint can be found in the mosh pit and the football field. He wears a cleat on one foot, and a Van on the other. Cargo shorts, old school sneakers with his jersey finalize this true “Punk Athlete.” She is determined to set the bar on the field and in the classroom with her strong will and bold perseverance. Uncovering the truth on paper and tearing up the turf in the game. She leaves a deep footprint in each place, with Converse on one foot, and Nike on the other, she’s a “Jock Journalist.” Forget the lights, the room is aglow when she walks in. With a bright smile and bright eyes, she makes sure everyone is smiling everyday, all the time. The sun may not always be shining for her, but she is always creating light for others. With bare feet all calloused and tan, but the most impressionable prints on the bottom- we call her “Sunshine.” Every person makes a different footprint, with an open path to walk where they please. Whether you’re a punk athlete, a jock journalist, or the bright sunshine of everyday, what legacy are you creating and leaving? Footprints are all about impressions, and everyone’s footprint is individual. Leave a positive footprint, an everlasting legacy with those you meet, because you’re in control of where your footprints lead. Walk in the light, where they can be seen; whether it be by one or one thousand, make your footprint, leave your legacy, Make a Marc. Olivia Marcanio, Columnist
Life of an Adventurer: Time Capsule
Time capsules are a way to all-at-once capture and preserve the person I used to be at a certain point of time. I put things that are important to me or show some sort of relevance to my current life so that when I revisit the capsule in X amount of years, these things will be reminiscent of who I once was. My future 30 year-old-self will find my past 20-year-old self by looking into a box of items that once mattered to me. These items would have captured what my life was like in the year 2014, which will seems so ancient. It will act like a bridge, connecting my past and future which will help me live in the present. To metaphorically slow down time in my world, I made a time capsule for myself. I put things that date all the way back to my childhood until this very year. I included the cases to my favorite cd’s: Grateful Dead “American Beauty”, Sublime’s self titled album “Sublime”, the Lumineers’ self titled album “the Lumineers”, and of course Taylor Swift “Red”. Although these artists have almost nothing in common genre-wise, they have all taught me about life. The Grateful Dead taught me to move on in life despite obstacles and to just “keep truckin’.” Sublime taught me to live in the moment from the lyrics “Life’s is short so love the one you got, cuz ya might get run over or you might get shot.” . Taylor Swift taught me to be fearless, and of course, that people “shouldn’t do bad things” because they will eventually end up on your record as track number twelve. I threw all of my ticket stubs from concerts in as well: all of the Warped Tours, Jonas Brothers’, Katy Perry, Bamboozle Roadshow, Taylor Swift, All Time Low, Never Shout Never, and a few others. These will all be reminders of how important hearing music first hand was to me. To see my heroes on stage, twenty feet away, singing the lyrics to my life like they have known me all of their life. I put in pictures with the people I used to spend my childhood with, we grew apart but they still hold some sort of place in who I was. They hold my childhood in a small 5 by 7 ink covered page. They hold stories of the places I used to go with the people who used to matter. Now they’re just memories, reflecting innocent times. I also placed a few of my drawings, and smaller paintings I’ve done along with the Fault in Our Stars, arrow necklace, and a letter to myself to explain the times I am currently living in so that if my objects did no justice in explaining the letter would fill in the details. One day I’m going to open my time capsule and become nostalgic. I’ll think of who I was when I was 18 years old, all of the memories I’ve had and how much I’ve grown. One day I’m going to go uncover it and not even remember what contents were placed inside to capture my childhood and teenage years. But when I go to open it back up, I think the greatest surprise will be to understand that people do change and that is okay. We don’t have to be the same person we were or live up to higher standards set by ourselves or others. It’s okay to grow and constantly be improving on who you are. After all, we’re only human. Lain Fisher, Columnist
2. Publish a Book
3. White Water Rafting
4. Go to a Chicago speakeasy
Cross something off of someone
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Students Serivce America
Johnny Saunders, Reporter Duty. Honor. Country. These three words are what any soldier will tell you they stand by. Some join to start a career. Some have family ties from the military. They have the great privilege to service America, and find an opportunity to start a new life. At Latrobe, a handful of students plan to join the military after graduation. One of the students is senior Rae Reed. She wanted to take a more exciting life path than sitting in a classroom. Reed said she needed to “branch out” and wanted to make a career out of it. She is currently enlisted and is going to Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri where she currently has a reserved MOS, Military Occupational Specialty, Military Police. She also said so many options to choose from are awaiting that she could benefit in whatever she does. Senior Jarrett Patterson is another student planning on joining the military after graduation. He mentioned he has grown up around the military, “I have a lot of family that’s been in the military so I’ve grown up around it and it’s been a lifelong dream to be an officer in the Navy.”
Photo taken by, Emily Daily
Patterson is attending Penn State next fall where he has applied for the Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC program with the Navy. A once young man from Mt. Pleasant also had aspirations to join the military after graduating high school. A young boy who grew up playing “war”, Bill Lozier, was transformed into one of highest ranks in the entire army. He grew up digging fox holes, building bunkers, running around, and even collecting scraps for the scrap drive, in support of World War II. In the 1940s, it was the “natural” thing for young adults to do was go off and serve. Men joined the army, women went into the factories. They did their duty to help the cause. He was only in grade school when World War II was going on and entered high school when the war was over. After high school, Lozier applied and then tried to get appointments to get into the Military Academy at West Point, which was very difficult at the time. Instead he attended Penn State and joined ROTC. After a year, he earned his appointment at West Point.
He joined the infantry - the army. “It was just a bug under the saddle to try the academy, and I did.” His father was in the Army Air Corp, following family’s lifestyle. After the war, he was in Korea for 16 months, then went to Germany, then two tours in Vietnam where he entered as a major. He went to Fort Lee, then went to ROTC Regional Headquarters. He then ended with recruiting duty. He made a career out the army. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1983, six ranks away from holding the highest position in the U.S. Army. “You look for a career,” Lozier said, “you look for a challenge and an opportunity, and that’s what the services have to offer.” He acknowledged that you do serve your country, but a career and an opportunity which is a primary importance. He devoted almost 30 years of his life to the military as a career. “It is a challenge,” Lozier said. The military isn’t for everyone, but some are take the challenge like as Reed and Patterson soon will. They will answer the call of duty like Lozier once did and try to join him in the ranks as a Lieutenant Colenel.
Act On: Reality Tour
Erika Kellerman, Reporter Imagine: You’re a bright student, everything is going right. Your dream college accepts you into their fall term. You are extremely happy with your life. One day, you’re at a party and your friend offers you something to take your mind off of the stress of your day. You try it and soon, you’re addicted. From there on out, your grades gradually drop, you hang out with new friends your parents disapprove of, and one day, your parents find you in bed, dead. Now, it doesn’t happen that fast, not all cases end up with an overdose, but according to the CDC, there are 105 deaths a day that are a result from overdoses. All overdoses are sad, extremely sad parts of life. They happen every single day. Some drug abusers believe that they are the only ones being affected, but this is not the case. It affects every single one of the people around them. One mother in particular was tired of seeing bright young faces lose their life to drug and alcohol abuse. Mary Ann Musick lost her son to heroin, but a silver lining of sorts brought her to the Reality Tour. She and a few other people created this to show the real dangers of drugs such as heroin, marijuana, cocaine, and other life-threatening drugs. Three scenes depict what it’s like to be at the hospital, when a person dies and has a funeral, and a cemetery to show the “reality” of the situation created by drugs. In September of 2014, The Reality Tour program is being hosted in Latrobe. Monthly planning is happening right now on every third Wednesday of the month. It is at 6 pm at the Latrobe municipal building. The ladies and gentlemen need volunteers of every age to come out and help. The volunteers can be ages ten and over. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied with an adult. It is five dollars for each person who comes. It covers expenses throughout the tour. The reality tour is a non profit organization meaning that they don’t make any money from the funds coming in, which is why they need you! At each tour, Westmorland County Task force of the Attorney General’s Office, law enforcement talk (Derry, Latrobe, and Ligonier) , recovering addicts, trauma/emergency workers, and the Westmorland County coroner attends to talk and answer questions. If you are interested in helping please contact the Latrobe Reality Tour facebook page or talk to current volunteers, such as Beth Straka (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
“Musts” to being a Hipster
• • To understand the underground cultural subgroup of Hipsters, one first must understand how to be a hipster. Hipster 101 is now in session, take notes.
Jump off the bandwagon and rid yourself of televisional influence. Buy yourself a nice Apple laptop and live your life from it. While you’re at it, join tumblr which is the hottest hipster spot on earth. From tumblr, you can worship all of your fandoms, create a blog on how underground you are, and even reblog pictures of cats all day.
Purchase glasses that are four times the size of your face: the bigger the better. Make sure they look vintage. You know, like the ones Buddy Holly used to wear in the 1940s.
Throw away everything you know about modern style and take a 10 dollar bill to your local thrift store. With ten dollars you can buy yourself a wardrobe for the next year. Invest in high waisted pants and sweaters that look like they’ve been sitting in your grandfather’s closet for ages. Throw away your expensive Michael Kors shoes and buy yourself some nice, already worn in combat boots. Don’t forget a scarf!
Visit an art museum of your choice. Contemplate contemporary abstract art and think of reasons why the artist decided to dump an entire bottle of blue paint on the center of a white canvas. Lain Fisher, Reporter
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Marcinik Creates a Theory A Hockey Phenomenon: Mixtape: Running 1. “Bullet In the Head” Rage plied to any real life problems, Brendan Johns Against the Machine This song but it shows that a relationship
Lain Fisher, Reporter Joey Marcinik, a junior in Greater Latrobe High School, is unlike any regular high school student. While others dread walking into their math class, Joey finds it fun to discover things in math others have looked over. This past January, Joey has successfully finished a math formula which he quotes as using “relating combinations and summations using Pascal’s Triangle.” He calls it the “Pascal Combinatorial Summation Equation,” or “Pascal Equation” for short. In layman’s terms, the theory shows a relationship between combinations in probability, which are the odds of which a specific possibility can occur during an event, and summations, which are used when adding a large amount of numbers. The theory was devised by Marcinik to find numbers in Pascal’s Triangle. Pascal’s Triangle is a set of numbers arranged in a triangle where every number is the two numbers above it added together. The numbers that surround the triangle are all ones. “I don’t think the equation can be ap-
exists between combinations and summations,” says Marcinik. Unbenounced to Joey, a formula already exists that digressed from his, which he later discovered. Joey’s plan was to get the formula to professionals in that field in order to be reviewed and critiqued. He began by researching further into his theory to discover more patterns within the triangle. He then turned to Mrs. Echard, who teaches Probability and Statistics at GLSH. She guided him to improvements on the theory and he then reached out to professors at St. Vincent College and one from IUP. “10.5 something without any fallacies,” he said. Joey plans on creating more theories and formulas in the future. Although he doesn’t plan to have this particular one published, he says “I hope to someday have a mathematical theorem published along with some of my work in Physics.” With his career path headed toward a theoretical physicist, he is pointed in the right direction.
Kayla Murphy, Reporter
A determined, happy, and athletic sophomore student attends Greater Latrobe, Brendan Johns. The sophomore hockey player, who is a two time letterman, is also a dilligent student. Brendan lives with his parents, Chris and Lori, and his 12- year old sister, Carlin. Being a family loving kid, Brendan says that his family has inspired him to become an athlete. “I got involved in playing hockey from my dad. He has been there since day one and he always pushed me to do my best. I would not be where I am today without all of the love and support I get from him,” said Johns. His hockey journey was underway when Brendan was two and was learning to skate. Once he finally got the skating part down pat, he added a stick and a puck at the age of four and started to play the game he loved. “I believe anything can happen anywhere. You would think when I first learned to ice skate it would be on an ice skating rink, but it wasn’t. It was on a frozen pond at my grandmas house,” Brendan said. Being a hockey player for twelve years, Brendan has many accomplishments. Brendan succeeded at being a state champion in 2013 with the school, being a two timed lettermen, and playing in the Tier-1 AAA hockey for the past seven years. “I have a lot of medals and trophies but I would say my biggest accomplishment was being a part of the state champion team in 2013,” said Johns with a confident smile.
Supporting the Beaken Family
Vince Bonar, Reporter
The Beakens’ house was burned down about a month ago in a house fire. The Key Club and Interact Club sponsored a benefit pancake breakfast to raise money to benefit them. Over 100 people attended the breakfast. There were twelve volunteers, including Sam Friedline who dressed up in a pancake costume to entertain the audience. The breakfast, from eight to noon, was led by the clubs’ adviser, Mr. Snyder. Key Club and Interact club volunteers served pancakes, sausage, and for a short time, scrambled eggs. A choice of coffee, orange juice, or water was given to the attendees. Rachel Berger, a volunteer at the breakfast, and a victim of a house fire, said “I went through a similar situation, and my community really helped me, I’ve been looking for a way to give back. No family deserves that.” Key Club sold vintage shirts from past events for just five dollars. According to Snyder, the club raised $1,350 to donate to the Beaken family. Donations were accepted at the front door, and 50/50 tickets were available. Berger’s grandfather gave all his 50/50 winnings back to
the cause. Amber Beaken herself is a member of Key Club, and she participated in the pancake breakfast last year. She said, “Last year, I organized the pancake breakfast. We were raising money for RJ Tonks. It was such a nice idea. I never would have expected this year’s breakfast to benefit me.” Amber is taking this tragedy better than most. At the breakfast, she talked freely and openly about the future. She said, “I learned to look at the bright side. The fire was kind of a new beginning.” The students who participated and planned the breakfast enjoyed being there. Interact club officer Rachel Boggs said, “I enjoyed the pancake breakfast because we were helping a part of our community. A tragedy happened right here in Latrobe, not in a foreign country, and we helped.” Many in our community over the years have lost their houses in fires. The Beakens are currently staying in a house in a close vicinity to the other one. If our community continues to pull together, and with hard work, they can be in a home of their own in no time.
will have you pumped up and ready to go. Angry at “the man,” Rage Against the Machine will make you feel empowered and enraged. 2. “Dota” Basshunter Dota is an upbeat swedish techno song that will have you running with a smile on your face. Perfect for a jog or your cooldown. 3. “Thunderstruck” AC/DC The guitar riffs in this song are killer. It is a good pump up song, that will keep your mind off running for a few minutes. 4. “All These Things That I’ve Done” The Killers The most famous quote from this song is “I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier.” You don’t have to be a soldier to run like one. 5. “Animal I Have Become” Three Days Grace This song will fill you with beast-like strength to let you power through your run. It is good for when you have a lot on your mind. 6. “Welcome to the Jungle” Guns n’ Roses Perfect for when you’ve hit the “runner’s wall,” this song will take you to the next level.
Vince Bonar, Reporter
Thriftanifta: Angela’s Angels Angela’s Angels is a foundation who makes every girl feel like a princess. Each year, as the prom season arrives, local residents and bridal shops donate prom and bridal gowns to Angela’s Angels to provide dreams to young ladies who can not afford to buy a prom or bridal gown that is averaged about 300 hundred dollars. The only rule is once that the gown is used, it is to be returned. The gowns are given anonymously, no one wants anyone to feel uncomfortable says Angela. Donations of used prom gowns are accepted at various locations. The locations include Maurices in the Westmoreland Mall, Westmorland County Federal Union, and Wigs N’ More. The Angela’s Angels Foundation was founded in 2006 by Angela O’Biden. Angela has always loved to give back to the community. Having two daughters herself, she feels that giving back to young teenage girls is necessary. “Angela is known for giving back, it’s what she does. I could not imagine anybody else in her position, she is the perfect person for it,” said volunteer Joy Klohonatz. In the shop a variety of dresses are available to chose from. With over 1500 gowns, jewelry, shoes, and purse. No girl is to be left with a frown on her face. Not only is the foundation help girls improve their self-image, it improves their well-being altogether. To schedule an appointment, or to donate to the organization you can visit www.AngelasAngels.org, call at 724-836-6444, or send an email to AngelasAngels1@aol.com
Kayla Murphy, Reporter
Calendar of Events
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The Amazing Spider Man 2 release
4 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon
11 Mother’s Day
18 Pinocchio @ The Byham Theatre
5 Cinco de Mayo
12 Under The Streetlamp and Gentleman’s Rule @ The Benedum Center
19 Mt. View 6th Grade Camp
Rod Stewart and Santana @ CONSOL
Memorial Day + No School
6 Pirates Vs Giants
13 The Neon Trees @ Stage AE
20 Peter and The Starcatcher @ Heinz Hall
27 Student Recognition and Awards Night
7 Dance Gavin Dance @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
14 LES 6th Grade Camp
21 Senior High Choral Concert
8 Lady Gaga @ CONSOL
15 Senior High Art Show
22 Opening Day @ Idlewild
Baggaley 6th Grade Camp
28 Steel Panther @ Stage AE
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29 Paint a Masterpiece Workshop @ Greensburg Art Center
9 Prom + No School Grades 10-12
16 GODZILLA release
23 X-Men: Days of Future Past release
30 The Head and The Heart @ Stage AE
Pirates Vs Blue Jays
10 Late Night Cabaret @ Theatre Square
17 Brad Paisley @ First Niagara Pavillion
24 Pirates Vs Nationals
31 Bird Walk @ Pittsburgh Botanical Gardens
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Greater Latrobe High School
Childhood Hero: John Wall
Childhood hero: my dad , Dr.J, Mo Cheeks, Mean Joe Green, Terry Bradshaw
Celebrity Crush: Melania Iglesias
Childhood Hero: My Grammie Celebrity Crush: Rob Lowe Pick One: A.) The Jonas Brothers B.) The Steve Miller Band C.) Atreyu D.) Miley Cirus
If you could change one thing about the school what would it be? Scheduling flexibility
Pick One: A.) The Jonas Brothers B.) The Steve Miller Band C.) Atreyu D.) Miley Cirus If you could change one thing about the school what would it be? The Lunch Sizes
Celeb Crush: Cindy Crawford and Whitney Houston
jose miguel martin mape reyes
Childhood Hero: Batman
Dream Job? Invest in the Celebrity Crush: Emma stock market, make millions, and play golf for the rest of my Stone life Pick One: A.) The Jonas Brothers Favorite Color: Blue B.) The Steve Miller Band C.) Atreyu Favorite Word: Swavy D.) Miley Cirus What do you like most about E.) None of the above Latrobe? The new athletic Favorite Memory of your complex childhood: No more Nacho Taco Platter
Dream Job? Musician or Politician
Dream Job? Chinchilla Rancher
Favorite Color: Burgundy
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Word: Superfluous
Favorite Word: Fluffy
What do you like most about Latrobe? I like walking around downtown with my friends.
What do you like most about Latrobe? Mrs. Keyser
Pick one: A.) The Jonas Brothers B.) The Steve Miller band C.) Atreyu D.) Miley Cyrus If you could change one thing in the school what would it be?: more orange , black, and white throughout the school Dream job: Iâ€™m living it ...otherwise a FBI agent Favorite color: Blue Favorite word: Supercalifragilislicexpialidoucious What do you like most about Latrobe : so many things. A town with proud history and generous hearts.
â€œLife is a game, and we are the players! You got to play to winâ€?- Mrs. Stallings