Meet the Warriors: Journalism club students interview Wyoming Area seniors

For Sunday Dispatch | October 8th, 2015 11:52 am

Jillian Spak

By Andy Franklin, 2017

Jillian Spak, daughter of Cathy and Tom Spak, resides in Wyoming. She is an active member of Student Council and Key Club. She also works an average 10 to 15 hours a week at 5 Guys in Wilkes Barre. Jillian is a forward for the field hockey team. She has been playing for the past nine years. She also competes on the track and field team. Her favorite subjects include math, chemistry, and physics.

Her favorite memory from Wyoming Area is when Mr. Hando took the classroom phone off the wall because it wouldn’t stop ringing. Jillian also states that Mr. Hando is the teacher who has had the greatest influence on her because he taught her how to have a positive outlook on things. The person she looks up to as a role model is her sister, Brittany.

After graduating from Wyoming Area, Jillian plans to go to college to study sports medicine or engineering. She is also looking forward to making new lifelong friends. She hopes to be successful after college. Jillian would describe herself as friendly, smart and weird.

Sarah Vernoski

By Dominique Denisco, 2016

Sarah Vernoski, daughter of Sharon and William Vernoski, resides in Wyoming. She is a member of the History Club as well as a dedicated worker at Wesley Village. In addition to participating in these activities, Sarah spends her time playing soccer, hiking, reading and listening to music.

Sarah has an interest in the field of science, which has paved the way for her desire to major in biology after high school. Post-graduation, Sarah looks forward to learning information of her own choosing and a fresh start in general.

When it comes to role models, Sarah looks up to everyone who has succeeded in doing what they genuinely love to do. In three words, Sarah can best be described as kind, productive and outgoing.

Brian McNew

By Brittney Eramo, 2016

Brian McNew, son of Kathryn Koch and Brian McNew, resides in Exeter. He is an active member of Key Club, plays ice hockey and is also on the soccer team for Wyoming Area. Brian is a defender for both soccer and ice hockey and has played for the past six years. His hobbies include working with computers. Brian’s favorite subjects in school are math and physics. He adds that Mr. Pizano has had the most influence on him throughout his high school career because he taught him how to be responsible.

After high school, Brian plans to attend college to major in computer science. He is most excited about the newfound freedom he will receive and meeting new people. His biggest role models in his life are his grandparents. Brian would describe himself as a smart, caring and fun person.

Taryn Fasciana

By Alli Sitkowski, 2016

Taryn Fasciana resides in West Pittston with her parents, Joanne and Francis Fasciana. She participates in Student Council and also has a part-time job at the YMCA. Her favorite hobbies include dance and art.

Taryn’s two favorite subjects in school are math and history. One of her most memorable moments from her years at Wyoming Area is when she went to the semi-formal in ninth grade. The teacher that influenced her the most throughout high school was Mr. Rutkoski because he pushed her to use her full potential.

After high school, Taryn plans to attend Wilkes University, possibly to study education. She would describe herself as kind, organized and caring.

Jillian Spak Spak
Sarah Vernoski Vernoski
Taryn Fasciana Fasciana
Brian McNew McNew

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Information provided by the Wyoming Area Journalism Club