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High School Names October Students of the Month

A sophomore, a junior, and two seniors received recognition from Lampeter-Strasburg High School faculty for their achievements in October.

Lampeter-Strasburg High School Students of the Month - four student headshots

The Lampeter-Strasburg High School Pioneer Superlatives Ellie Young and Jake Poyer and Students of the Month Grace Carson and Anthony Miller-Baum

Pioneer Superlatives

Ellie Young - Ellie is a junior and the daughter of Steve and Jennifer Young of Lancaster. The English Department nominated Ellie for active course participation and her genuinely lovely personality. Teachers reported that her descriptive imagery and sensory language are beyond compare for a high school student. Ellie is a member of the LSHS orchestra, the Pioneer Interact Club, and the girls' tennis team and will soon join the LSHS National Honor Society. She was a Burrowes Scholar for English/Language Arts in fifth grade and is working toward her Girl Scouts Gold Award. Additionally, she is part of the LEDC competitive dance team at Willow Street Dance Steps, St. John Neumann Youth Ministry, and Off the Streets, a nonprofit organization that helps families and individuals in Lancaster County find permanent housing. Ellie enjoys dance, tennis, traveling, music, and writing and plans to pursue a career in architecture and journalism. 


Jake Poyer - Jake is a sophomore and the son of Bob and Kristie Poyer of Lancaster. The Science Department nominated Jake for solid computer science skills, a pleasant demeanor, and a connection with other students. Teachers report that Jake is a quiet, focused learner who always strives to do well. He is a part of the LSHS concert band, marching band, jazz band, tech crew, and spring musical. Jake enjoys learning about computer science and remains undecided about his future plans. 

Students of the Month

Grace Carson - Grace is a senior and the daughter of Denise Swengel of Willow Street and Sean Carson. The Social Studies Department nominated Grace for engagement and showing great interest in her work. Teachers reported that Grace does an excellent job in her studies and extracurriculars. She's currently a member of the set-building team for the fall play. Grace also works part-time at Weis Markets, enjoys creating ceramics and sculptures, and plans to attend college to pursue a career as a historical anthropologist.

Anthony Miller-Baum - Anthony is a senior and the son of Tiffany and Tommy Byers of Willow Street. Several departments nominated him for engagement, effort, and positive attitude. Teachers reported that Anthony does well on assignments and is encouraging and accepting of other students. He is a member of the LSHS chorus, Madrigals, LS News, the yearbook staff, Pioneer Interact Club, and WLSH. He also works part-time as an Olive Garden chef and a tour guide at the Amish Village Museum. Anthony is passionate about various types of camera work, like photography and videography, and enjoys meeting and learning from new people and making bonds by being compassionate and considerate to everyone. He plans to pursue a career in photography or cinematography.

Board Recognition

The Pioneer Superlatives and Students of the Month received public recognition at the November 7 meeting of the L-S Board of School Directors. Board Vice President Matthew Parido presented the certificates. 

Four students and one board member, board meeting, smiling