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Rotary salutes Shana Maines as top vocational student

May 18, 2011

Wednesday, the Punxsutawney Rotary Club named Shana Maines (center) as the recipient of the Glenn M. Means Outstanding Vocational Student Award. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Punxsy Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe; Rotary President Brian Smith; Maines’ mother, Virginia Maines; Maines; her dad, Samuel Maines; Jeff Tech Assistant Principal JoAnn Olszewski; and PAHS Principal and Rotarian David London. (Photo submitted)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — During its meeting Wednesday at Mary’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 Tech’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 President’s Award for Educational Excellence; the Citizenship Award; the President’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.

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