Although the first quarter has ended at Pittston Area, the year already has a good start. In late September, Pittston selected its homecoming court. Senior Bree Carpenter was the homecoming queen and on her court were fellow seniors Sela Simko, Nancy Zhang, Kyla Klocko and Ashton Ashby.
Marching band places
The Pittston Area Marching Band had two competitions this past weekend, placing well in both. At the Hatboro-Horsham competition, the band placed second in the Independence conference with a score of 89.60. At the Conestoga competition, the band placed first in the Independence conference with a score of 89.60 and also took the category of high percussion.
Freshman Anthony Hando, who plays the xylophone in the band, said his favorite thing about competing is, “The atmosphere of performing; I love it so much.” Fellow band member and freshman Peyton Spindler, who plays alto saxophone in the band, said about the upcoming championship on Saturday, Nov. 11, “I think we will do really well and try our hardest. We worked very hard and I think it is going to pay off.”
Cross country runner
qualifies for states
Sophomore cross country runner Nicole Zambetti recently qualified for states after her seventh place performance at districts, where she had a time of 21:08. Zambetti said, “My number one priority is school,” but she is thinking about cross country running after high school.
Diversity Club debuts
Finally, the latest club to come to Pittston Area is the Diversity Club. The club moderator is home economics and personal development teacher Marlene Verdine. Interested students came up with the idea of the club and created posters to put up around the school and had a petition to get the club started.
“Our club is just beginning,” Verdine said. “We are currently having sign-ups and voting on officers. Students are excited and very eager to get started.”
The main goal of the Diversity Club is to promote an appreciation for the many diverse backgrounds in the school. The club’s slogan is, “All are welcome.”
“By recognizing people’s similarities and differences, we can become better students and stronger leaders,” Verdine said.
Christina Heppding is a student at Pittston Area High School. Student columns are published Wednesdays during the school year.