136th Annual Commencement for the Class of 2020

VALEDICTORIAN: NOAH M. TRIMMER
Noah Trimmer is the son of Ken and Michelle Trimmer of Uniontown. He is a member of National Honors Society, the Maroon Key Honors Society, and has also earned highest honors all four years while attending Uniontown Area High School. Noah is a four-year member of the Uniontown Varsity Soccer team, earning All-County, as well as captain both Junior and Senior year. He has also played for Fayette United Traveling Soccer and the Foothills Division 1 Club Soccer team. Noah is the founder and captain of the Uniontown First Tech Challenge Robotics team – assisting his team in winning the Southwestern PA Qualifier Judges’ Award and making semifinals during the 2020 season. He has also participated in the McMillen Engineering Explorers Post, Westinghouse Science Honors Institute, Envirothon, and musical stage crew. Noah has volunteered for the Faith Assembly of God Mexico Missions Trips, he has acted as a guest STEM speaker at Smithfield Elementary, and has volunteered as an OnGoal summer camp soccer coach. Noah is an AP Scholar with Honor, Challenge Program – STEM Awardee, a member of the Penn State 4.0 Club, Rotary Club Student of the Month, and a Harvard Book Award recipient. He received the UHS Hall of Fame scholarship for Academics, in addition to scholarships from the Max Nobel Memorial Fund, Helen Brice Memorial Fund, the Uniontown Church of the Brethren, and the Wolford Swimmer Memorial Fund. Noah Trimmer will be attending West Virginia University Honors College and plans to dual major Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

SALUTATORIAN: ANDREW E. SCHOENER
Andrew Schoener is the son of John Schoener and the late Lisa Konyuk of Uniontown. He has earned highest honors all four years in Uniontown Area High School. Schoener is a member and co-founder of the Uniontown Raider Robotics Club, Envirothon, Academic League, Marching Band, National Honors Society, Stage Crew, and Spanish Club. Schoener is also an AP Student, recipient of the Pennsylvania Science Talent Search Award two years in a row, and a Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science 5 Year Perseverance Awardee. He has also received merit scholarship from West Virginia University for academic excellence and was also recognized as the 2020 Senior Boy by the Uniontown High School Faculty. Schoener will be attending West Virginia University in the fall to study Biochemistry at the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design.

SALUTATORIAN: LUKE SMEARCHECK
Luke Smearcheck is the son of Mark and Beth Ann Smearcheck of Uniontown. He is a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Footedale where he serves as an altar server and a member of the youth ministry. He has earned highest honors all four years while attending Uniontown Area High School. Luke is vice president of the National Honor Society, a member of the Penn State 4.0 club, Robotics Club, Engineers Explorers Post, Envirothon, and is a three-year member of the Red Raider marching band. Luke has been an active member of the Boy Scouts of America for 12 years, earning the rank of Eagle Scout with eight palms. He is one of only a few scouts in his council to earn all four religious scouting emblems. He has been an active participant in STEM programs offered through the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg, WCCC, Penn State Fayette the Eberly Campus, and the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute. Luke is a two-year recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, Rotary Club student of the month, the Challenge Program STEM Award, and has received recognition by the Herald Standard for his involvement in STEAM education. He received scholarships from the Max Noble Memorial Fund, Sergeant Eric Hall Memorial Fund, the Penn State Mountain Top Scholarship, The Thomas A. Link Memorial Scholarship, and the New Salem American Legion Auxiliary Senior Scholarship. Luke will begin his post-secondary education at Penn State Fayette the Eberly Campus and finish his degree in mechanical engineering at Penn State University Park.

National Anthem sung by COOPER WALIGURA

136 Annual Commencement of the Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Officers
PRESIDENT – MCKAYLA SWANEY
Mckayla Swaney is the daughter of Harmony and PJ Swaney. MJ is the class of 2020 president. 4 years of varsity cheerleading and was varsity captain her senior year. A member of the national honors society, was on homecoming court, and also the Uniontown Area High School Snowball Queen. She has been a member of the Rock n Rolls allstar cheer team for 12 years. MJ currently plays an active role with the Uniontown Police Department K-9 fundraising committee. MJ has received the 2020 Mary Jane Dailey Wood Scholarship, and will be attending The University Of Akron to major in Biomedical Engineering. She has been accepted into the emerging leaders program. She will also be a member of The University Of Akron cheerleading squad.

VICE PRESIDENT – JOSEPHINE MAHER
SECRETARY – MYA MURRAY
TREASURER – APRIL WIVELL
SERGEANT AT ARMS – ASHLYN BARCHECK
SERGEANT AT ARMS – ALEXANDER EITNER

The Uniontown Area High School would like to thank the anonymous alumni that generously paid off all student hold slip debt.

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