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McKenna Patterson and Piper Koble are the January Teens of the Month at Minerva High School.
The daughter of Tracy Patterson and the late Derek Patterson, McKenna holds a 3.9 grade point average and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society.
For three years she has been a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions, and she also participates in the Big Lion/Little Lion mentoring program.
She serves as captain of the volleyball team, of which she has been a member for four years, and she also participates in Minerva High School's weight lifting and conditioning program.
Her community involvement has included volunteering as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army's annual kettle drive, volunteering at the Finance Fair, participating in the Minerva YMCA's Unity Walk fund-raiser, and organizing Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy.
McKenna was named to the Second Team Stark County this year and received an NBC Honorable Mention and District IV Honorable Mention for volleyball. She has also received Minerva High School's Scholar Athlete Award for all four years of her high school career.
She plans to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing after her graduation from high school.
Pipe Koble, who is the daughter of Brady and Nicole Koble, holds a 3.7 GPA and is also a two-year member of the National Honor Society.
Additionally, she is a three-year member of Student Council, a two-year member of the Junior Scholars program, and has participated for two years in the Big Lion/Little Lion mentoring program.
She is captain of the high school's varsity soccer and spring soccer teams, and she participates in the school's weight lifting program.
For three years Piper has served as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army's annual drive. She has also participated in the Minerva YMCA's Unity Walk fund-raiser, and this year she helped with the Thanksgiving food basket program.
She is a four-year Scholar Athlete and letterman in soccer. In the past, she has also received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was named to the Aultman Career Academy.
Piper also plans to study nursing in college.