137th Annual Commencement Class of 2021

Karsyn Lucy – Valedictorian

Karsyn Lucy – Valedictorian

Karsyn Lucy is the daughter of Chris & Heather Lucy of Chalk Hill and has an older sister, Devyn. She is also the granddaughter of Al & Donna Langley of Chalk Hill and Tim & Dayna Lucy of Markleysburg. Karsyn is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Uniontown. While attending Uniontown Area High School, she has maintained highest honors during all four years of high school, taking many honors and advanced placement classes. Her activities include vice president of the senior class and a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Math Team, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Karsyn has been a member of the Red Raider Marching Band for four years as part of the Raiderette team and was selected captain for two years. She also was a two-year member of cross-country team serving as captain during her senior year and a two-year member of the track and field team. She has also been recognized as a member of the Penn State 4.0 Club. Outside of school, Karsyn was a competitive gymnast for eight years, accumulating many medals, event titles, and even a West Virginia State Championship in 2015. As a member of Girl Scouts for the past 13 years, Karsyn has had the opportunity to learn many skills, travel the country, and even earned her Silver Award in 2017. During the pandemic, Karsyn also became a volunteer with the American Red Cross, hosting 10 blood drives in her local community which collect over 200 pints of blood to be used at local hospitals. She has received the Daniel John Dice Memorial Scholarship, the AMVETS/Eleanor Adams Memorial Scholarship, the Alfred E Jones & Anna B Jones Scholarship, the Dr. William C. Thomas Jr. Perseverance Scholarship, the Max Nobel Scholarship, the Dick Dennis Memorial Scholarship and was the winner of the local American Legion Post #51 2021 essay contest. Karsyn will attend Converse University in Spartanburg, SC this fall, majoring in biochemistry/premedical studies while also minoring in Hispanic Studies. She has been accepted to the Nisbet Honors Program and the Converse College for Women. She will also be a member of Converse’s Division II acrobatics and tumbling team, part of the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association.

Bridget Scott White – Salutatorian

Bridget Scott White – Salutatorian

Bridget is the daughter of Jill Yantko White of Uniontown.  She has been a cheerleader for Uniontown Area High School for four years, serving as the Junior Varsity Captain and the Captain of the Varsity squad.  She is a four-year member of the Track and Field Team, serving as the two-year Captain of the Girls’ Throwing Team.  Bridget was voted the Junior Class Snowball Princess, has participated in the National Honor Society for two years, and is a Senior Class Officer.  Additional school activities include the UHS Ski and Spanish Clubs, as well as the Penn State 4.0 Club.  Bridget has earned numerous academic awards, including The Challenge Program’s STEM Award, highest honors all four years of high school, and various academic scholarships.  Miss White’s community service has encompassed various events in the City of Uniontown, service with the National Honor Society, the UHS Cheerleaders, and competitive dance teams, and independently making and donating masks through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Bridget will attend the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus this fall and begin her studies in the field of Physical Therapy.

Andrew Maher – Senior Class President

Andrew Maher – Senior Class President

Andrew is the son of Tom and Stephanie Maher. He has been the class president all 4 years through high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society. He has been a member of the Math Team for 4 years and Academic League Quiz Team for 3 years. He has participated in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science for 6 years, Qualifying for the State PJAS competition 3 of those years. He earned a first-place award at States 1 of those 3 years. Furthermore, he was a 4-year member and 4-year letter winner on the Cross-Country Team and was a Captain this past season. He qualified for the WPIAL finals twice for Cross Country. He was a 3-year member and 3-year letter winner on the Boys Swim Team. He qualified for the WPIAL swim finals all 3 years. He was also a 3-year member and 1 year letter winner for the Varsity Baseball Team, where he served as a Captain this season. His future plans are to pursue a degree in Electrical Utility Technology from Westmoreland County Community College, and to become a Lineman for First Energy.

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