These heroes don't need capes. 2016-2017 L-S Heroes announced

Recently, the 2016-2017 Lampeter-Strasburg Heroes were announced. Heroes represent an elite group of seniors, nominated by faculty, that travels to third grade classrooms in the district in order to serve as mentors. They teach lessons on making positive decisions that lead to future successes in life.

Students selection in the program is based leadership skills, academic success, school and/or community involvement as well as freedom from drug and alcohol use. Students were further screened for attendance and discipline.

As a L-S Hero, students gain public recognition, public speaking skills, reinforcement for maintaining a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle, as well as the respect and admiration of younger students.

All heroes receive printed "trading cards" picturing the student hero, along with a short biographic feature that can be distributed to elementary students as Heroes share their positive messages.

Students selected to participate include: Colin Anderson, Gaige Barber, Josh Beiler, Andrew Bell, Lauren Bliss, Bethany Bradford, Jordan Chin, Caleb Danehower, Emma DiPace, Jack Drummond, Nate Ferrari, Isabel Gleason, Abby Gordley, Ioanni Kovack, Jaclyn Kuro, Jonathan Kurtz, Josh Leaman, Ryleigh Lefever, John Manion, Olivia Martin, Travis May, Jasmine McClintock, William McClintock, Jemalyn Meck, Lilly Murr, Julia Myers, Max Nguyen, Josh Nolt, Matt O’Neil, Matt Paich, Samantha Pearson, Samantha Pletcher, Aron Possler, Kayla Pugliese, Connor Ranck, Lauren Rettew, Lianna Sauve, Joey Shiffer, Meredith Vesey, Josie Weaver, Hailey Welchans, Leah Wieland, Kaela Witmer, Celia Yost, and Joey Zimmerman. Mrs. Susan Rettew oversees the Heroes program.

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