Teen of the Week is a program that recognizes Cumberland County high school seniors not only for outstanding academic success, but also for their extracurricular accomplishments such as band, choir, athletics, community volunteerism, mission trips, and even holding down a part-time job.
The Sentinel will publish a feature article on page A1 each Monday throughout the school year on a Cumberland County high school senior who has demonstrated exceptional skill and commitment in all areas of their lives, in and out of the school.
Near the end of the school year, a committee will select a Teen of the Year, and a $5,000 scholarship will be awarded at a reception for all the weekly winners.
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The Sentinel Teen of the Year for 2019 can’t wait to get to the University of Florida to play in the dirt.
Sage Maguire, who was honored last year as the Teen of the Year by The Sentinel and UPMC Pinnacle, offered advice to this year’s honorees.
While the school store may seem like a mundane aspect of high school life for many students, one Carlisle senior plans to turn it into a career.
The devil was in the details of modifying El Diablo.
Lily and Rebecca Ward-Diorio may be twins but there’s really no mistaking the two.
For Garrett Greenwood, being the new guy has almost become a vocation in itself.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” or so goes the often misquoted or paraphrased aphorism from 19th century Span…
Amanda Works can rest easy that her passion for helping others was not lost in translation.
Benjamin Cook made a key decision last year.
Alec Warren taught himself to build robots, and, someday, he’ll be teaching the robots how to teach themselves.
Shippensburg Area Senior High School senior Lanie Vevasis loves to learn, and it shows.
A weight had been lifted off their shoulders and replaced by a sense of relief.
It’s quite possible that Carlisle High School senior Sydney Overmiller’s career path was set early on in life.
If politics is all about personal perspective, Cedar Cliff High School senior Anna Leeds is trying to pack in as much of it as she can.
Math is beautiful, according to Boiling Springs High School senior Adam Dieck.
The great state of Keystone had no patience for partisan politics run amok.
Perspective is important for Cumberland Valley High School senior Elizabeth Walker.
Most Americans have visited just 12 states, according to a 2016 study conducted by the global marketing firm Ipsos Public Affairs.
Zoe Spielman remembers vividly her first call as a volunteer firefighter.
Boiling Springs senior Jack Still enjoys math, and it figures into his plans for the future, but don’t expect to see him locked away in a room…
Humility is an ideal that many people claim or pursue, but many do not meet. Susanna Gaither aims to be the exception.
Lance Miller dabbles in the universal to expand his horizons.
Parker Niles has a lot of ideas for his future.
Cumberland Valley High School senior Sarah Chacko has a passion for understanding the human brain, and for good reason.
It all began when Dominick DeLorenzo was hyper one day in the second grade.
Boiling Springs High School senior Alaira Kish summarizes her world fairly succinctly.
To be named Teen of the Week, it takes more than good grades. It requires the student be a standout inside the classroom and out, and it requi…
Armela Ferhatovic plans to wear hospital scrubs when she follows in the footsteps of her older sister.
High school is a time when many teens focus on their social life, sports and academics. Giving back does not always fit into the equation.
One glimpse of the precedent was all that was needed to put Tulio Huggins on a future path to jurisprudence.
Hannah Kline admits she was “very shy” in middle school, but slowly progressed to becoming more involved in clubs at St. Theresa School.