- Local Guide
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” During its meeting Wednesday at Maryâ€™s Place, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club named Shana Maines, daughter of Samuel and Virginia Maines of Big Run, as the recipient of the Glenn M. Means Outstanding Vocational Student Award.
A member of the Jeff Tech Class of 2011, Maines participated in the Career and Technical Student Organization; the National Technical Honor Society; the National Society for High School Scholars; the Cosmetology Shop; Dance Committee and Colorguard.
She was the president of Jeff Techâ€™s cosmetology department as a sophomore and junior, and has served as vice-president during her senior year. This year, she is also the senior class president.
Maines was awarded with the Presidentâ€™s Award for Educational Excellence; the Citizenship Award; the Presidentâ€™s Award for Educational Achievement; and has been recognized for excellent attendance and perfect punctuality.
She was also a member of Junior Achievement and was a charitable participant.
She attended a missions trip to the Dominican Republic and was a People to People Student Ambassador to China. She is a youth leader, does lawn work for those who are not able, organizes activities, organizes church services and worship times and is a supporter of the Big Run Area New Community Helping Hands.