May 01, 2017

Congratulations to our Valley’s Young Americans

The Young American program, of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, recognizes outstanding accomplishments of students in twelve participating schools for their achievements in academic and extra-curricular activities. 

Participating schools select one student each month, September through May, to receive the Young Americans award. They select the students by utilizing the following criteria:

Senior in high school

Scholastic Achievements

School Activities


Out-of-school participation

Each year, the Young Americans attend an all-day seminar held in April. The students are coached by area business leaders, as they focus on topics such as Networking, Diversity, Leadership, Communication/Teamwork, and Finances.

A Young American banquet is held in May of each year to give special recognition to outstanding students in the region whose school participates in the program. It is the closing ceremony to the Young American program each school year. All Young American recipients are presented a certificate in honor of their accomplishments.

This program prepares the next generation of leaders for the business community.

We need to be proud of our students and everything they are doing in their schools and communities. These students are our future; we need to make sure they ar

e prepared and willing to take on the everyday challenges of life. Without our guidance and support, who knows where these students will be in five years? We need to show these young adults that we care about them and the future they can create.

This program not only prepares our next generation, but it shows them they have something to offer this country. It motivates them even more to be the best they can be while having love and support from those who care.

It is a great honor to receive this award; only a select few from the Susquehanna Valley are blessed with this opportunity. Please join us in an effort to educate and prepare our future leaders of America.

Congratulations to:


Danville Area High School    

Abigail Raup

Aidan Kennedy

Casey Donahoe

Joanna Murphy

Kimberly Breyfogle

Madison Kovach

Mallet James

Maria Hilkert

Megan Heinle


Lewisburg Area High School    

Adam Cole

Alyssa Brown

Harrison Gronlund

Jordan Hartzell

Julia Borys

Nicholas Alico

Olivia Martin

Samuel Scott

Thomas Koconis


Line Mountain Area High School

Brianna Adams

Joelle Snyder

Justin Kaleta

Meadow Walshaw Wertz

Megan Finlan

Myah King

Samuel Ferster

Tyahva Wilhour

Victoria Wolfe


Meadowbrook Christian School         

Benjamin Baker

Katie Benfer

Taylor Gessner


Midd-West Area High School    

Gabrielle Edmiston

Katie Hestor

Keirra Stahl

Kelsey Hollenbach

Megan Fetterolf

Reilley Spriggle

Sierra Zeigler

Tyler Martin

Valerie Steininger


Mifflinburg Area High School

Andrew Cooney

Briahna Heintzelman

Ian Reish

Jacob Eichenlaub

Katelyn Ericson

Kiley Kratzer

Madison Yoder

Malayna Rowe

Megan Nogle


Northumberland Christian School     

Beth Severn

Calista Ulmer

Hannah Hunt

Ian Weirick

Katja Jablonski


Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School           

Angelica Masser

Brooke Korkuch

Elizabeth Alexander

Tanner Maneval


Selinsgrove Area High School

Amelia Fouts

Christopher Tirpak

Hannah Domaracki

Michael Huggins

Nathan Moyer

Paige Hepner

Sara Arbogast

Steven J. Pomykalski

Sydney Reibshcied


Shikellamy Area High School

Natalie Shock

McKenzie Zellers

Derek Bussey

Coryn Sempko

Elise Brubaker

Victoria Brubaker

Kaitlyn Carey

Bryce Snyder

Conner Sees


SUN Area Technical School  

Angelique Reichner

Cora Reed

Dylan Erb

Emily Whipple

Isaiah Mundo

Jaclyn Hostetler

Matalyn Hostetler

Michaela Heimbach

Rejina Luck


Sunbury Christian Academy  

Alex Gessner

Dylan Taylor

Faith Gingrich

Justin Keller

Madeline Novack

It is with your help we can continue to celebrate our Valley's Future, the Young Americans, at little to no cost for them.  We invite you to support this worthy program, by sponsoring a Young American.  Your partnership of $ 75.00 will enable a student to attend the banquet and will provide two discounted tickets for his/her guests to attend. 

Please contact Jenny Wentz at 570-743-4100 or by email at to show your support for this worthy program that supports our valley's future as our Young Americans discover the many places that they can and will go.

The Young Americans committee and the Chamber promote student excellence through the collaboration with The Daily Item and Sunbury Broadcasting radio stations each month.

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