Brownsville Area High School will award diplomas to the Class of 2019 in a graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. June 4 in the high school gymnasium.
Addressing their classmates are senior class president Quintin Mapstone and co-valedictorians Sarah Lemesh and Evan Olesko.
Mapstone is a son of Andrea and Gary Mapstone of Penn-Craft.
A multi-sport athlete, Mapstone was a four-year member and two-time captain of the varsity football team, as well as a four-year letter winner on the varsity track and field team. He was a two-time Academic All-Conference selection in football, a Herald-Standard Elite Scholar Athlete and a KDKA Extra Effort Award-winner.
In addition to serving as class president, Mapstone was a member of the National Honor Society and Reading Buddies.
Mapstone will attend Waynesburg University on scholarship and major in exercise science while playing football for the Yellow Jackets. He plans to become a strength and conditioning coach for a collegiate-level football team.
He is employed at Jerry’s Catering Service in Republic.
Lemesh is a daughter of Kathy and Steve Lemesh of Brownsville.
In school, Lemesh served as senior class treasurer, National Honor Society vice president, Spanish Honor Society president and was a member of Leo Club, Tri-Hi-Y and Math Competition Team.
A member of the Lady Falcons soccer team, Lemesh was an all-county and all-section selection, a B’rith Sports Award-winner and is a member of the 2019 Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame class of scholar-athletes.
Lemesh is a recipient of the Brownsville Area School District Faculty Scholarship, Fayette Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month award and is a member of the Penn State 4.0 Club.
Outside of school, she volunteers annually at the Washington City Mission and is employed part-time at the Brownsville Dairy Queen.
Lemesh plans to attend Penn State University to study engineering.
Olesko is a son of Amy and Brian Olesko of Grindstone.
He was a member of the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Academic League, Math Competition Team, Ski Club and Gifted Program. He was a four-year member of the football team, earning three letters, three all-county selections and one all-conference nod.
Olesko’s awards and honors include the Robert Morris University Liberty Scholarship, Rotary Student of the Month award and Penn State 4.0 Club. He is a member of the 2019 Mid Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame class of scholar-athletes.
Olesko volunteers at Tower Hill No. 2 Volunteer Fire Department as a junior fireman and is employed at Jerry’s Catering Service in Republic.
In the fall, Olesko will attend Robert Morris University, where he will major in actuary science.