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Rebecca Zornick and McKaylie Thomas have been named the April Teens of the Month at Minerva High School.
The daughter of Beth and Michael Zornick, of Minerva, Rebecca holds a 4.0 grade point average and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society. She has also served on the pep club, in the Big Lion/Little Lion mentoring program, and as a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions.
In addition to participating in track and field with the school, Rebecca has participated in community service projects such as the Salvation Army's annual kettle drive, the volunteer occupational and physical therapist program, a food basket drive for Thanksgiving, and in the Minerva YMCA's Unity Walk fund-raiser.
Rebecca's academic studies include college-level classes through Kent State University, where she has been listed on the Dean's List for the past three years.
After high school graduation she plans to attend Ohio Dominican University, where she intends to earn a bachelor's degree in biology and a master's degree in physician assistant studies.
McKaylie holds a 3.7 GPA and was inducted to the National Honor Society this year. She is the daughter of Tammy Lambert and David Thomas of Minerva.
McKaylie is the homeroom representative for student council.
For the past three years she has also participated in the academic challenge club, and for the past two years she has participated in the drama club. She also lends her musical talent to the high school's symphonic chorale.
McKaylie's community involvement includes volunteering at the Stark County Humane Society and in the YMCA's Unity Walk fund-raiser as well as assisting with a canned food drive.
She plans to attend The University of Mount Union, where she will study either astronomy or biochemistry.