Meet the Warriors: Wyoming Area Journalism Club students pen senior interviews

For Sunday Dispatch | December 3rd, 2015 10:24 am

Jeffrey Hogan

By Brittney Eramo, 2016

Jeffrey Hogan resides in Harding with his parents Lisa and Thomas Hogan. He is a member of chorus and the Journalism Club. In his free time Jeffrey enjoys bowling and writing short stories. He adds that his favorite subjects in school are algebra and trigonometry.

Jeffrey’s favorite teacher at Wyoming Area would be Mrs. Mennig because of her teaching style and sense of humor. After graduation, Jeffrey’s plans include going to Penn State Lehman for two years then transferring to Penn State Behrend in Erie where he will major in secondary education mathematics. He is most looking forward to smaller classes, flexible schedules, and meeting his professors. Eventually, Jeffrey would like to teach algebra. He adds that he looks up to his mom the most because she has been through a lot in her life and still stays determined. Three words Jeffrey would use to describe himself are creative, nice, and shy.

Jeff Hoover

By Victoria Webb, 2017

Jeff Hoover resides in West Pittston with his parents, Jill Burke and Jeff Hoover. Jeff has played on the Wyoming Area football team for two years, and currently plays left tackle. He enjoys watching football and WWE wrestling shows on television. A memorable moment of Jeff’s from his years at Wyoming Area was the flood of 2011.

Jeff’s favorite subject in school is history. The teacher who had the greatest impact on him is Mr. Romanowski because Mr. Romanowski stayed after school to help Jeff improve his math skills. After graduating from Wyoming Area, Jeff plans to go on to become a construction manager. He is looking forward to the independence that graduating will bring. His role model is his dad, because in Jeff’s eyes his dad works harder than any other man in the world. Jeff describes himself as patient and laidback.

Madeline Wharton

By Laura Heinzlmeir, 2016

Madeline Wharton, daughter of Heather and Tom Wharton, resides in West Pittston. She is a member of Ski Club and a starter for the varsity golf team. Madeline works at Montage Mountain in guest services and as a ski instructor. Her hobbies include hiking and being outdoors. Her favorite subjects in school are math and science. Madeline’s most memorable moment from her years at Wyoming Area is when she transferred here in eighth grade. A teacher that has influenced her the most throughout high school is Mr. Belles. Madeline believes he is unbelievably wise beyond his years and his classes prepare you for life outside of the classroom.

After graduating, Madeline plans on attending college to become a gynecologist. She also plans to major in English because she feels it would benefit her as a doctor. She is looking forward to meeting new people and creating new memories outside of the valley. After college, Madeline’s goal is to travel as much as possible. Her role model is her mother because she has accomplished so much and yet has somehow managed to be there for Madeline all the time as well. Madeline describes herself as sarcastic, blunt, and outgoing.

Nicole Telford

By Rachel Johnson, 2017

Nicole Telford, daughter of Elizabeth and Christopher Telford, resides in the town of Harding. Nicole is a member of the Wyoming Area swim team and besides swimming she enjoys listening to music. Nicole’s favorite subjects are history and English.

During the summer months Nicole has a part-time job at School House Day Care. Her favorite teacher is Ms. Argento because she learned a lot from her and she is an amazing teacher. Nicole plans on attending Luzerne County Community College in the nursing program. She is most looking forward to graduating from high school. Nicole’s role model is her father because he taught her how to do her best. In three words, Nicole describes herself as shy, friendly, and kind.

Mark Ostroski

By Laura Heinzlmeir, 2016

Mark Ostroski is the son of Renee and Mark Ostroski. He resides in West Wyoming. Mark participates in Student Council and is on the football and track and field teams. His favorite hobby is working out. His favorite subjects in school are history and English. Mark’s most memorable moment from his years at Wyoming Area is “the last first day of high school.”

After graduating from Wyoming Area, Mark plans on attending college and furthering his education. He is looking forward to getting out on his own in the world. After college, his goal is to have a nice job and a family. His role model is his father. Mark describes himself as determined, selfless, and kind.


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