MCA Junior High Pride, April
Mount Carmel Area Junior High Pride Award winners for the month of April have been announced.
Seventh-grade winner is Marissa Kleman, a daughter of Marie and Joseph Kleman, of Locust Gap. She is a distinguished honor student, listed in who's who among honor students and has been awarded an honors art class spotlight. Kleman participates in gymnastics, junior high basketball, SYGBL and Mount Carmel and NU Lady Cannons soccer, and is a member of the junior high track team. Some of her hobbies include reading, collecting water globes, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Eighth-grade winner is Luke Darrup, a son of Joseph and Julie Darrup, of Mount Carmel. Some of Darrup's previous awards include Elk's Teenager of the Month and Patriots Pen finalist. He is a member of the Junior National Honor Society, symphonic band, jazz band, interact club and Odyssey of the Mind. He is an altar server at Divine Redeemer Parish. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the saxophone, piano, drums, listening to music and selling things online.