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Meet the 2018 MAHS Homecoming Court

Posted 10/10/18

By Adriene Funck

MAHS Class of 2019 communications intern

The Middletown Area High School Homecoming Court recently was announced.

Abrielle Spagnolo is the daughter of Jim Spagnolo and Tammy …

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Meet the 2018 MAHS Homecoming Court

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By Adriene Funck

MAHS Class of 2019 communications intern

The Middletown Area High School Homecoming Court recently was announced.

Abrielle Spagnolo is the daughter of Jim Spagnolo and Tammy Shatto-Thomas. Abbey has been on the volleyball team all four years of her high school career and has joined TV Production this year. She loves drawing and creating art, and she enjoys activities such as biking and hiking. She truly values MAHS for “all of the different ways to get involved with so many things. Everyone gets equal opportunities.” Abbey plan to enter a two-year program offered by HACC to become a medical lab technician. Abbey said she is extremely surprised, thankful and honored to have been selected for the 2018 Homecoming Court.

Ryan Berstler is the son of Dennis and Keri Berstler. Ryan is a key athlete on the wrestling team. Outside of school, he enjoys being in nature by fishing and hiking. His favorite thing about MAHS is the quality of the new building. Ryan also plans on attending a four-year college after graduation, and says he believes that “it is an honor” to have been selected for Homecoming Court by his class.

Hayli Akakpo-Martin is the daughter of Atah and Suson Akakpo-Martin. She is heavily involved in MAHS athletics as she is both the varsity soccer and varsity softball captain. Hayli loves being active and says that “my favorite thing about MAHS is playing school sports.” Additionally, she makes time for various roles in clubs such as senior class vice president, Student Council treasurer, and is also a member of Mini-THON, Link Crew and Key Club. Hayli loves making fun memories with her friends, particularly at every football game. After high school, Hayli plans on continuing her soccer career at the collegiate level while obtaining her bachelors in marketing/business management. “I am very grateful to have been selected to be a part of the 2018 Homecoming Court. It is an honor to be able to represent my family, community, school and peers.”

Tanner Albright is the son of Daniel Albright and Jen Gray. He has been a part of the MAHS cross country team all four years of high school. Running is not Tanner’s only athletic interest, as weightlifting and biking are some of his other hobbies. Tanner plans on becoming a Navy corpsman after he graduates. Tanner is very grateful for and appreciative of MAHS for offering many opportunities in various career fields. To all his friends and peers who selected him to be on the 2018 Homecoming Court, Tanner says with the upmost of sincerity, “Holy smokes!”

Alexandria Kennedy is the daughter of Brian and Kim Kennedy. Alex is incredibly active, as student body president, Student Council president, secretary of the senior class, as well as a member of Key Club, Mini-THON, and PRIDE club. She also plays for both the volleyball and softball team. Alex loves the pride that Middletown students have for their school and community. She also appreciates how much the school prepares students for life after high school. Alex has decided to attend Wilkes University to major in mechanical engineering while being in Air Force ROTC. “I am very excited and honored that my classmates chose me to be on the court and proud to be a member of Raider Nation.”

Aiden Sessa is the son of Matt and Jodi Sessa. He is a key athlete for both the soccer and track and field teams. Aiden is the senior class president, and is involved in Student Council, National Honor Society, and FBLA. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games. One aspect Aiden really admires about MAHS is how “there is something for everyone if you take advantage of the opportunities provided.” Aiden plans to study business and information technology in college. “I am honored to have been selected for the 2018 Homecoming Court.”

Jade Senior is the daughter of J. T.  and Jill Senior and Leslie Marra. Jade loves working out and playing sports such as basketball, track and field, and soccer, where she is the varsity captain. Along with sports, she a member of PRIDE club, Mini-THON, Key Club, Link Crew, Student Council, National Honor Society, and is a senior class officer. One thing that Jade truly loves about Middletown is “the amazing staff that has helped me get through my four years of high school.” After graduation, Jade hopes to travel more and attend Temple University. “I am so excited and honored to be a part of this amazing experience where I will be representing my class, family and community.”

Benjamin Knisely is the son of Ed and Shirley Knisely. Ben holds many leadership positions in the school: varsity soccer captain, president of the National Honor Society, FBLA treasurer, and Mini-THON Chair. He’s also involved with Student Council, Link Crew, PRIDE Club, track and field, and is about to earn the Eagle Scout Award. The dedication and friendliness of the MAHS staff is one of his favorite things about Middletown, along with the many memories he’s shared with friends. Ben enjoys traveling as much as possible: plus hunting, fishing, sailing and snowboarding. He aims to achieve a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. “I feel honored to be nominated by my classmates to represent our school on this year’s Homecoming Court.”

Hannah Wilsbach is the daughter of Greg and Beth Wilsbach. She represented Middletown on the 2018 FCCLA National Team. She also represents Middletown by being the Key Club president, varsity volleyball captain, and a Mini-THON chair. Hannah is also in PRIDE Club, FCCLA, Link Crew and Ski Club. All of these activities have been some of her favorite things throughout high school, along with attending football games and having teachers who have helped and supported her. Hannah plans on attending Wilson College after graduation. “I love being a part of the 2019 senior class and I am honored to represent them, my family and my community by being a part of Homecoming Court.”

Jaxson Senior is the son of J.T. and Jill Senior. Throughout high school, Jaxson has made baseball one of his focuses, and this year he also became a member of TV Production. He enjoys being outside to go fishing, hiking and camping, especially with all of the friends he has made in high school. Jaxson intends on going to a trade school to learn and obtain a career in the electrical field. “I am honored to be selected by my classmates to represent the Middletown Area High School.”