MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area will hold its traditional field day ceremony at the silver bowl stadium at 3:30 p.m. today prior to the home track meet against Southern Columbia and Midwest.

The MCA Big Red Band will follow the field day candidates from the high school to the stadium, where the candidates will be escorted to the middle of the field by senior members of the boys track team. The 2013-2014 Field Day Queen will then be crowned.

Candidates

Jessie Gibson is a senior and a daughter of Edward and Melissa Morales, of Mount Carmel. Her activities include Interact Club, art club, Future Teachers of America and peer mediation. She received the VFW award, is on the distinguished honor roll, is a member of the National Honor Society and Masque and Gavel and was a previous WVIA artist of the month.

In her spare time, she likes spending time with family, teaching dance and playing basketball. Gibson plans to enlist in the U.S. Navy and further her education in criminal justice.

Allison Reinhardt is a senior who resides in Mount Carmel with her mother, Sharon Lunger. Reinhardt is a senior member of the color guard and has been on rifle for six years. Her interests include reading, writing and music. She is employed at Boyer's Food Market in Mount Carmel. She plans to attend Central Penn College to major in paralegal studies.

Coral Swank is a senior and a daughter of Doug Troutman, of Natalie, and Maria Troutman, of Coal Township. She is the vice-president of the Interact and chemistry clubs and participates in art club. Swank was a previous school board merit award winner and is in the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her friends. She plans to attend Cedar Crest College for genetic engineering.

Maliyah Edwards is a junior who resides in Kulpmont with her mother, Jennifer Brown, and stepfather, Ronald Brown. She participates in varsity cheerleading and is a member of the distinguished honor roll and National Honor Society. Edwards enjoys reading and spending time with her friends. She works at the Old Mill, Knoebels Amusement Resort, during the summer. She plans to attend a four-year college for a degree in biology.

Kayla Witt is a junior and a daughter of Norm and Leanne Witt, of Kulpmont. She has been a color guard captain for three years and is a yearbook editor and a reporter, writer, anchor and editor for MCA-LIVE. Witt was also a part of this year's musical, "Legally Blonde: The Musical," and is a member of the Holy Angels Church choir. She is a previous merit award and elks student of the month recipient. She is a distinguished honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

Witt works at Pepe's and enjoys reading and spending time with her friends. She plans to attend a four-year college.

The sophomore representative is Natasha Nevis, a daughter of Joe and Tammy Nevis, of Mount Carmel. Nevis is involved in soccer, track and field, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teachers of America, student council, art and pep clubs, chorus and the school musical. She is a member of the National Honor Society and took third place in business math at a recent FBLA regional competition.

Her interests include music, reading and drawing. She plans to attend a four-year college for math and to become a certified physical therapist.