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A Page 6 Thursday, January3, 2013 Pioneer Class of 2012 Valedictorian & Salutatorian June 7, 2012 Pioneer Junior Senior High School recognizes Valedictorian and Salutatorian after Eight Semesters Melanie Shrontz, daughter of Missy and Mike Shrontz has been recognized as Valedictorian of the class of 2012. Melanie has been involved in numerous activities at Pioneer. Melanie has been a varsity cheerleader for four years, serving as Captain her senior year. Melanie has been committed to Pioneer's Color Guard program and served as Captain in grades 11 and 12. Additional activities include but are not limited to: National Honor Society (11,12) Vice-President (12), Sunshine Society, Secretary (10), Vice-President, (11), President (12), Spell Bowl (9,10, 12), Academic Super Bowl English, (9,10 State Finalist,11,12), Quiz Bowl (9,10,11,12), Fellowship of Christian Students (11,12), Brain Game (9 Champion,10,12), Student Council (9,10,11,12) Senior Class Secretary. Melanie has a sincere com- mitment to serving our school and community. Melanie served as peer tutor, cadet teacher and tutor for elementary students in math and English as a New Language. She assisted with the Pack-a Back- pack program and was awarded the Gleaner Community Service Award. Melanie was selected to attend the Lugar Symposium her junior year based on academic performance and interest in politics. Last night at the senior awards Melanie received the following awards and scholarships: Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Academic Achievement Award, Student Council Academic Award, Hoosier Academic Super Bowl, Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship, Tri-Kappa Sarah Tolbert, Dr. Bernard R. & Frances E. Hall (Countywide), The Pioneer Scholarship, The Ramona Key Scholarship, Gleaner Life Insurance Scholarship, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Carpenters & Millwrights, Mid-North Indiana Executive Committee for Christ Scholarship, Butler University Presidential Schol- arship. Last summer, Melanie lived in Texas, where she served as an intern in an orthopedic surgeon's office. She was able to shadow doctors in clinics and surgeries. Melanie plans to attend Butler Uni- versity to major in Biology and eventually attend Medical school. Nicole Korniak, daughter of Lynn and Nick Komiak, has been named the Salutatorian for the class of 2012. Nicole has been involved in many school activities including but not limited to: Senior Class President, Student Council (9,10,11,12), Secretary (12), National Honor Society (11,12) President (12), Academic Super Bowl (11,12), Midwest Math competition, (9,10,12), Sunshine Society (9,10,11,12) Treasurer (12), Fellowship of Christian Students (12), Volleyball (9,10,11,12) Captain 12, Basketball (9,10, 11,12), Cheerleading (12), Performing Arts (11,12). Nicole has been involved in the Peer Tutoring program where she served as a peer tutor to a student with special needs. Nicole is known at Pioneer for her kindness and compassion. Nicole was elected Homecoming queen. Nicole is a ten year member of Cass County 4-H and also has been active at the state level. She has also been actively involved in Junior Leaders for six years, serving as School Representative, President and Treas- urer. Through 4-H she has been involved in the following activities: 4-H Camp Counselor, Mini-day Counselor, 4-H Presentations for elementary students, Fair Activity Day Committee, Fair Set-up and Clean up COmmittee. Nicole was a leader at Pioneer serving on numerous committees through Student Council including Homecoming Bonfire Committee, Mucho Macho, Valentine Flower Sales Com- mittee, Coats for Kids Program, Pennies For P!atients. She has served as a volunteer for Special Olympics. She has also participated in the Pack-a-Backpack program for the needy. Last night Nicole re- ceived the following awards and scholarships: Cass County Lilly Finalist, Indiana State 4-H Scholarship, Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship, Royal Center Lions Club, Purdue Club of Cass County, Cass County Pork Producers, and Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Academic Achievement Award, and Student Council Academic Award. Nicole plans to attend Purdue University to major in Agriculture Economics and eventually attend law school. 4-H If For Everyone June 21, 2012 by Deb Carlson Projects, books, friends, and family are all part of the "Blue Ribbon 4-H Prog'am". Seven year old Ann Ulerick, daughter of Chris and Karin Ulerick is beginning her career as a Cass County 4-H'er through the Mini 4-H program. Mini 4-H is open to any boy Or girl who is in the 1St or2nd grade at the time of enrollment. Mini 4-H is for those'who would be interested in exploring 4-H and taking part in the Cass County 4-H Fair. Ann is enrolled in Mini 4-H GOats, Pigs, Crafts, and Flowers:and Pl/m Ann-has been working with her goat Gabby every Tuesday and:Thursday after her tutoring sessions. Her "Goat Mentor" is Paige Longstreth, who will be assisting her when she shows her goat. When Ann gets her goat out, the first thing she does is select her pink halter. She then takes Gabby to the wash rack and giveg her a bath and brushes her. Then it is time for her daily walk. Ann is looking forward to the day she can walk Gabby to the church! Ann says her favorite thing about Gabby is giving her the bath. Just like every other 4-H'er, Ann is not reat excited about completing the 4-H record books, but that is all part'Of it! Ann,s reallyexcited about going to the 4-H fair, like every other CassCounty 4-H'er. Ann comes from a family often year 4-H'ers, With her fathcr Chris, Who participated in the CassCounty4-H prog/an; showing pigs and lambs. Her mother, KArin, participated in'the Ross County 4-H program in Ohio. Karin participated in sewing, Foods, Crafcs,and swine. JUSt about every 4-H member in Cass Co.unty has a family history of 4-H.' Memories 0f4-H areshared,from generation to gener- ation. As a ten year 4-H member myself, one of my fondest memoi'y of 4-H was:cleaning the'Dairy barn as agroup on the-e,cning thOcattle were dismissei:l'.- But, my all-tiine faVorit'e memory was the yearthe beef cattle judge slapped BobbyDeitrich's steer as tlie Gra/nd ChampiOi3: The entire :towd were ota their feet cheering. ' . - : " -: 4-H is a Blue Ribbon program because everyone can be involved. Whether you live in town or in the'cotmtry, there-are projdc.tsyou can be involved in. 4-H is a program thbntire fatnily can be in- volved iand efijoy. Oh, the sessful hoursof ompleting-the projects:andcompleting the 4-H b0ok, waiting in linb tO load and unload your livestock, meeting up withfi-iends at.the 42H fa/r,:all this is the highlight of a 4-H'e/'S summdr. Be sure to look for Ann in the show-ring with her goat, Gabb3;,on Tue'stla, 0fhe'Cass Cou/ity4-H fai. The Cass county 4-H fair runs o m Jtily:8-14:::Seeou at the fair! ,  . .. ./ ; . . ; . . A Page 6 Thursday, January3, 2013 Pioneer Class of 2012 Valedictorian & Salutatorian June 7, 2012 Pioneer Junior Senior High School recognizes Valedictorian and Salutatorian after Eight Semesters Melanie Shrontz, daughter of Missy and Mike Shrontz has been recognized as Valedictorian of the class of 2012. Melanie has been involved in numerous activities at Pioneer. Melanie has been a varsity cheerleader for four years, serving as Captain her senior year. Melanie has been committed to Pioneer's Color Guard program and served as Captain in grades 11 and 12. Additional activities include but are not limited to: National Honor Society (11,12) Vice-President (12), Sunshine Society, Secretary (10), Vice-President, (11), President (12), Spell Bowl (9,10, 12), Academic Super Bowl English, (9,10 State Finalist,11,12), Quiz Bowl (9,10,11,12), Fellowship of Christian Students (11,12), Brain Game (9 Champion,10,12), Student Council (9,10,11,12) Senior Class Secretary. Melanie has a sincere com- mitment to serving our school and community. Melanie served as peer tutor, cadet teacher and tutor for elementary students in math and English as a New Language. She assisted with the Pack-a Back- pack program and was awarded the Gleaner Community Service Award. Melanie was selected to attend the Lugar Symposium her junior year based on academic performance and interest in politics. Last night at the senior awards Melanie received the following awards and scholarships: Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Academic Achievement Award, Student Council Academic Award, Hoosier Academic Super Bowl, Logansport Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship, Tri-Kappa Sarah Tolbert, Dr. Bernard R. & Frances E. Hall (Countywide), The Pioneer Scholarship, The Ramona Key Scholarship, Gleaner Life Insurance Scholarship, Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Carpenters & Millwrights, Mid-North Indiana Executive Committee for Christ Scholarship, Butler University Presidential Schol- arship. Last summer, Melanie lived in Texas, where she served as an intern in an orthopedic surgeon's office. She was able to shadow doctors in clinics and surgeries. Melanie plans to attend Butler Uni- versity to major in Biology and eventually attend Medical school. Nicole Korniak, daughter of Lynn and Nick Komiak, has been named the Salutatorian for the class of 2012. Nicole has been involved in many school activities including but not limited to: Senior Class President, Student Council (9,10,11,12), Secretary (12), National Honor Society (11,12) President (12), Academic Super Bowl (11,12), Midwest Math competition, (9,10,12), Sunshine Society (9,10,11,12) Treasurer (12), Fellowship of Christian Students (12), Volleyball (9,10,11,12) Captain 12, Basketball (9,10, 11,12), Cheerleading (12), Performing Arts (11,12). Nicole has been involved in the Peer Tutoring program where she served as a peer tutor to a student with special needs. Nicole is known at Pioneer for her kindness and compassion. Nicole was elected Homecoming queen. Nicole is a ten year member of Cass County 4-H and also has been active at the state level. She has also been actively involved in Junior Leaders for six years, serving as School Representative, President and Treas- urer. Through 4-H she has been involved in the following activities: 4-H Camp Counselor, Mini-day Counselor, 4-H Presentations for elementary students, Fair Activity Day Committee, Fair Set-up and Clean up COmmittee. Nicole was a leader at Pioneer serving on numerous committees through Student Council including Homecoming Bonfire Committee, Mucho Macho, Valentine Flower Sales Com- mittee, Coats for Kids Program, Pennies For P!atients. She has served as a volunteer for Special Olympics. She has also participated in the Pack-a-Backpack program for the needy. Last night Nicole re- ceived the following awards and scholarships: Cass County Lilly Finalist, Indiana State 4-H Scholarship, Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarship, Royal Center Lions Club, Purdue Club of Cass County, Cass County Pork Producers, and Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Academic Achievement Award, and Student Council Academic Award. Nicole plans to attend Purdue University to major in Agriculture Economics and eventually attend law school. 4-H If For Everyone June 21, 2012 by Deb Carlson Projects, books, friends, and family are all part of the "Blue Ribbon 4-H Prog'am". Seven year old Ann Ulerick, daughter of Chris and Karin Ulerick is beginning her career as a Cass County 4-H'er through the Mini 4-H program. Mini 4-H is open to any boy Or girl who is in the 1St or2nd grade at the time of enrollment. Mini 4-H is for those'who would be interested in exploring 4-H and taking part in the Cass County 4-H Fair. Ann is enrolled in Mini 4-H GOats, Pigs, Crafts, and Flowers:and Pl/m Ann-has been working with her goat Gabby every Tuesday and:Thursday after her tutoring sessions. Her "Goat Mentor" is Paige Longstreth, who will be assisting her when she shows her goat. When Ann gets her goat out, the first thing she does is select her pink halter. She then takes Gabby to the wash rack and giveg her a bath and brushes her. Then it is time for her daily walk. Ann is looking forward to the day she can walk Gabby to the church! Ann says her favorite thing about Gabby is giving her the bath. Just like every other 4-H'er, Ann is not reat excited about completing the 4-H record books, but that is all part'Of it! Ann,s reallyexcited about going to the 4-H fair, like every other CassCounty 4-H'er. Ann comes from a family often year 4-H'ers, With her fathcr Chris, Who participated in the CassCounty4-H prog/an; showing pigs and lambs. Her mother, KArin, participated in'the Ross County 4-H program in Ohio. Karin participated in sewing, Foods, Crafcs,and swine. JUSt about every 4-H member in Cass Co.unty has a family history of 4-H.' Memories 0f4-H areshared,from generation to gener- ation. As a ten year 4-H member myself, one of my fondest memoi'y of 4-H was:cleaning the'Dairy barn as agroup on the-e,cning thOcattle were dismissei:l'.- But, my all-tiine faVorit'e memory was the yearthe beef cattle judge slapped BobbyDeitrich's steer as tlie Gra/nd ChampiOi3: The entire :towd were ota their feet cheering. ' . - : " -: 4-H is a Blue Ribbon program because everyone can be involved. Whether you live in town or in the'cotmtry, there-are projdc.tsyou can be involved in. 4-H is a program thbntire fatnily can be in- volved iand efijoy. Oh, the sessful hoursof ompleting-the projects:andcompleting the 4-H b0ok, waiting in linb tO load and unload your livestock, meeting up withfi-iends at.the 42H fa/r,:all this is the highlight of a 4-H'e/'S summdr. Be sure to look for Ann in the show-ring with her goat, Gabb3;,on Tue'stla, 0fhe'Cass Cou/ity4-H fai. The Cass county 4-H fair runs o m Jtily:8-14:::Seeou at the fair! ,  . .. ./ ; . . ; . .