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High School Names November Students of the Month

High School Names November Students of the Month

Lampeter-Strasburg High School teachers recognized three seniors and a junior for their achievements in November 2022. 


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November 2022's Pioneer Superlatives (from left) Lana Dyer and Ben Wert, and Students of the Month Cozette Maines and Rocco Coates


Pioneer Superlatives


Lana Dyer - Lana is a senior and the daughter of Steve and Tamara Dyer of Lancaster. The English department nominated Lana for hard work, conscientiousness, and an iron-clad work ethic. At school, Lana is the President of the Concert Choir and the Drama Club and the Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She’s also a member of the full orchestra, marching band, fall play and spring musical casts, National Honor Society, Link Crew, and the High School Heroes. She has represented L-S as a 2022 West Lampeter Fair Queen Alternate, a 2021 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) participant, and at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). 

A talented vocalist, Lana auditioned and earned spots in this year’s county, district, and regional choirs and was the Class of 2023’s Burrowes Scholar in Vocal Music. Her photography and writing also have earned a National Silver Medal, several gold keys, and honorable mentions. Since seventh grade, Lana has entered and received recognition each year in the PA Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists (PFSC) annual photography competition.

Aside from academics, music, and art, Lana enjoys spending time with family, playing board games, camping, water skiing, and hiking. She plans to attend a four-year liberal arts college to pursue various interests, including music education and international relations. 


Ben Wert - Ben is a senior and the son of Byron and Johnette Wert of Lancaster. The social studies department nominated Ben for consistent hard work and excellent analytical writing skills. At school, he is a member of the varsity basketball team, the honor roll, and the Inter-Club Council. Ben enjoys watching sports and hanging out with family and friends in his free time. He plans to attend college to continue his education and continue playing basketball.   


Students of the Month

Cozette Maines - Cozette is a junior and the daughter of Kim Maines of Lancaster. Several departments nominated her for hard work, responsibility, and kind-heartedness. At school, she’s been an honor roll student and works after school as a substitute custodian. Cozette enjoys playing soccer and baton twirling, and she plans to pursue a career as a nurse after graduation. 


Rocco Coates - Rocco is a senior and the son of Bob and Shannon Coates of Strasburg. The English department nominated Rocco for his kind, thoughtful manner and genuine interest in learning. At school, he is the secretary of the Drama Club and is a member of the marching band, concert band, Link Crew, stage crew, and Thespian Society. He’s been a consistent honor roll student throughout high school. Rocco enjoys football, writing, video games, and cooking in his free time and plans to pursue a career as a biologist or lab technician.


Board Recognition 

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The Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month received public recognition from the District and Board of School Directors at the Board's December 5th meeting. Board member Jim Byrnes presented the certificates.