Mathew Rush

Mathew Rush

Members of the Class of 2016 at Mapletown Junior-Senior High School will receive their diplomas in a graduation ceremony set for 7 tonight at the high school.

Co-valedictorians Emily Blaker and Lauren Sanetrik and salutatorian Mathew Rush will address their classmates during the ceremony.

Blaker is a daughter of Mark and Hope Blaker of Dilliner.

Blaker earned highest academic honors and was the recipient of the Senior Academic Scholarship Award, Challenge Program Community Service Award United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award and United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award and was a Carmichaels Lions Club Student of the Month.

She is the recipient of the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarship, Varsity Booster Scholarship, Evelyn Minor Scholarship, Greene County Association of Retirees Scholarship, Penn State University Bayard and Ethel Kunkle Scholarship, Penn State University Provost Award Scholarship and Penn State University Chancellor Award Scholarship.

In school, Blaker participated in The Future Is Mine program through The Consortium for Public Education and was president of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the softball and volleyball teams.

In her free time, she is member of the Mapletown United Methodist Church youth group.

Blaker plans to attend Penn State Fayette in the fall to pursue a degree in psychology.

Sanetrik is a daughter of Deborah Bice of Greensboro and Brian Sanetrik of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Sanetrik is the recipient of the Waynesburg University AB Miller Scholarship and West Penn Power Scholarship and earned highest academic honors during high school.

She served as class president and was a member of the National Honor Society, SADD and the volleyball and basketball teams.

Outside of school, Sanetrik is an altar server at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Bobtown.

She will attend Waynesburg University to major in nursing.

Rush is a son of Jenny Rush of Greensboro and Jeff Rush of Uniontown.

Rush is the recipient of the Lake Erie Presidential Match Scholarship and Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship and earned highest academic honors at Mapletown.

He was a member of the National Honor Society and the baseball and football teams.

In the fall, Rush will attend Lake Erie College to study criminal justice.

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