West Forest High School Awards Students

West Forest 2020 Valedictorian: Jennifer Lander

Jennifer Lander

Jennifer is the daughter of Charles and Dottie Lander.  She has two sisters, Sarah and Abby. While at West Forest, she participated in soccer, basketball, and softball, in which she held the team captain position. Her clubs included National Honors Society, Student Historians, Varsity Club, Student Council, Foreign Language Club, and the Forest Area Ski Club.  Jennifer has received the Presidential Excellence Gold Award, the Lions Club Academic Award, the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Valedictorian Award, Xerox Innovation and Information Technology Award, the West Forest Faculty Scholarship, and the Female Sportsperson of the Year in 2019 and 2020.  Her future plans include attending Clarion University, for Physical Therapy.

 

 

West Forest 2020 Co-Salutatorian: Telford Kunselman III

Telford Kunselman

TJ is the son of Telford and Julie Kunselman. While at West Forest, he participated in basketball and golf, in which he earned MVP his senior year. His clubs included National Honors Society, Student Council (Treasurer), FCCLA (Vice President), Student Historians, Fitness Club, Foreign Language Club, Varsity Club, and Robotics.  He is also the Secretary of the Class of 2020.  TJ has been awarded the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Salutatorian Award, Presidential Excellence Gold Award, Penn State Behrend Chancellor’s Scholarship, and has been accepted into the Penn State Behrend Honors Program and STEM Leaders Program.  His future plans include attending Penn State Behrend, where he will pursue a degree in engineering.

 

 

West Forest 2020 Co-Salutatorian: Noah Burke

Noah Burke

Noah is the son of John and Stacy Burke. He has three sisters, Sarah, Annah, and Avah. While at West Forest, he participated in soccer, basketball, and baseball.  His clubs included National Honors Society, Varsity Club, Yearbook, and Fitness Club.  He is also a member of 4-H. Noah has been awarded the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Salutatorian Award, the Presidential Excellence Gold Award, the Soccer Scholarship, Sports Boosters Scholarship, Athlete of the Year, the Lions Club Vocational Scholarship, the Kinnear Scholarship, and Penn Tech’s Earth and Space Science Scholarship. His future plans include attending the Pennsylvania College of Technology, to become a Heavy Equipment Operator, and eventually starting his own excavation business.

West Forest High School

Academic Awards Program

 June 3, 2020

 

Valedictorian: Jennifer Lander

Salutatorian: Noah Burke

Salutatorian: Telford Kunselman III

National Honor Society:

Anna Culver

Nicola Gigliotti

Julian Gillenwater

Kathryn Johnston

Maylynn Mlakar

Hunter Turba

Jessica Wagner

Penny Wagner

Logan Carll

Darcie Maul

 

American Red Cross Scholarship: Belle Ralston

Titusville Moose #84 Scholarship: Morgan Miller

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 334: Belle Ralston

Lions Club Academic Scholarship: Jennifer Lander

Lions Club Vocational Scholarship: Noah Burke

Haller’s Scholarship: Destiny Ginnery

The Hills in the Forest Scholarship: Kathryn Johnston

Titusville Area Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship: Morgan Miller

Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology: Maylynn Mlakar

Bausch and Lomb Science Award: Hunter Turba

Frederick Douglass and Susan B Anthony Humanities and Social Science Award: Jessica Wagner

George Eastman Young Leader Award: Penny Wagner

DAR Good Citizen Award: Daniel Schwab

 

Drama Club Awards:

Best Actor: Logan Niederriter

Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bayle

Best Actress: Aaliyah Sumosky

Best Supporting Actress: Nautica Sharp

 

Sportsperson of the Year: Allen Johnston & Jennifer Lander

Athletes of the Year: Noah Burke & Jessica Wagner

Sports Boosters Scholarships: Noah Burke & Morgan Miller

Soccer Scholarship: Noah Burke

 

Presidential Excellence Silver Awards:

7th Grade:

Jaydon Smith

Kaylyn Beichner

Kiley Oliver

8th Grade:

Amber Guzzi

Hailey Greenlee

9th Grade:

Antonio Martinez

10th Grade:

Aaliyah Sumosky

Allen Johnston

11th Grade:

Brett Banks

Elliott Eisenman

Penny Wagner

Sabastian Campbell

Sabrina Meeks

12th Grade:

Chelsey Johnson

Destiny Ginnery

Jacob Flick

Mitchell McWilliams

Morgan Miller

Nicola Gigliotti

Selina Martinez

Thomas Fleming Jr.

 

Presidential Excellence Gold Awards:

7th Grade:

Amara Adkins

Colter Bayle

Dillon Isovitsch

Harley Ellenberger

Zachary Carll

8th Grade:

Faith Dietrich

Izabelle Flick

Jessica Culver

Jordon Kostenbauder

Katie Salsgiver

Tori Brown

9th Grade:

Jeffrey Bayle III

Logan Niederriter

10th Grade:

Darcie Maul

Logan Carll

11th Grade:

Anna Culver

Hunter Turba

Jessica Wagner

Maylynn Mlakar

12th Grade:

Belle Ralston

Jennifer Lander

Julian Gillenwater

Kathryn Johnston

Noah Burke

Telford Kunselman III

 

College Credits Earned:

Kathryn Johnston

Anna Culver

Hunter Turba

Jessica Wagner

Penny Wagner

Julian Gillenwater

Destiny Ginnery

Jennifer Lander

Telford Kunselman III

Morgan Miller

Belle Ralston

 

National Technology Honor Society: Penny Wagner & Dylan Saxton

List of Excellence Award Vo-Tech: Brett Banks

Russell M. Smith Scholarship: Belle Ralston & Morgan Miller