Brooke unveils top scholars for Class of 2014

WELLSBURG – Brooke High School’s commencement program will be held at 7 p.m. today at the school’s gym.

The class of 2014’s valedictorian is Cassidy Bland and its salutatorian is Devon Ansell. Other top students are Emily Hone, Rachel Trimmer, Ashley Clutter, Amy Marosz, Casondra Camilletti, Michelle Woodstuff, Amanda Loughrie and Kayla Davis.

The daughter of Jeffrey and Cheryl Bland of Wellsburg, Bland completed 11 advanced placement courses and was named an AP Scholar. She was elected president of the Student Council, National Honor Society and chemistry club and vice president of the Key Club and math club. She was a member of the varsity academic team and captain of the Moody’s Mega Math Challenge Team her junior and senior years.

Bland has been a lector and altar server at St. John’s Catholic Church and volunteer at Weirton Medical Center and the Energy Express program. She a four-year varsity tennis player, one-year cross country letterman, two-year varsity cheerleader and member of the 2011 state champion squad and 2010 state runner-up team.

As a Neil S. Bucklew Scholar, Cassidy plans to major in biomedical engineering at West Virginia University.

The son of Peggy and Tim Ansell of Follansbee, Ansell completed several honors, advanced placement and college level courses.

He participated in Math Field Day, Mega Moody’s Math Challenge and other math-related activities; and was a member of the Key and chemistry clubs, Student Council and National Honors Society. Ansell was a three-year letterman on the swim team, was named most improved swimmer his sophomore year and competed in the state swim meet his senior year. He plans to major in aerospace and mechanical engineering at West Virginia University.

The daughter of Rick and Pam Camilletti of Follansbee, Camilletti was a four-year letterwinner in cheering, serving as caption her senior year and a two-time state cheerleading champion and cheered throughout elementary and middle school.

Camilletti is a three-year letterman in softball, serving as first baseman, and played in the Follansbee Softball League for seven years and on the Follansbee Lightning All-Star softball team. She has been selected for the upcoming OVAC all-star softball game. She has made the principal’s honor roll every semester at Brooke, received the bronze, silver and gold academic award pins; and was named to the National Honors Society and Bruins’ Best. She is a two-year member of the yearbook staff and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Camilletti received the Richard Whitehead Memorial Scholarship given to an outstanding female athlete and student.

She plans to major in pharmacy at West Virginia University.

The daughter of Vanessa Lough of Wellsburg and Patrick Clutter of Columbus, Clutter is a member of Health Occupation Students of America, French and math clubs; French National Honors Society, honors program, National Honors Society and yearbook staff. She is a three year letterman in track and field, a boys’ varsity soccer manager, a Weirton Youth Leadership participant and attendee of Governor’s Honors Academy. Clutter is senior class treasurer and has been a Leo Club officer for two years and Bruin Leaders vice president. She has volunteered with the Bernie’s Kids toy drive, Wellsburg Halloween party, Salvation Army, the Spring Festival benefiting the animal shelter and other causes.

She has received the bronze, silver, and gold academic awards pins, was named Outstanding Human Anatomy Student, Outstanding Keyboarding and Exploration Student, and Outstanding Personal Finance Student; and was named to the principal’s honor roll and October Elks Teen of The Month. A member of St. John’s Parish, Clutter plans to major in exercise physiology at West Virginia University.

The daughter of Melissa and Gary Davis of Weirton, Davis has completed the career technical education areas of accounting and administrative support and was a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Interact and Key clubs. She was named to Bruin’s Best and the principal’s honor roll, received the bronze, silver and gold academic achievement pins; and was named outstanding student in Introduction to Business and Marketing Essentials, Accounting Principles I, Business Computer Applications I and II and Personal Finance.

A volunteer tutor at the Weirton Family Resource Center, she plans to study management and accounting at Marshall University.

The daughter of Rita Johnson of Wellsburg, Hone was a member of the math, chemistry and Leo clubs and Future Business Leaders of America/Interact and was president of the Key Club and Bruin Leaders. She participated in the Mega Moody’s Math Challenge, has been a volunteer tutor and volunteered with Brooke Hills Park’s Trick or Treat Trail, Bernie’s Kids and other causes. Her various honors include Elks Teen of the Month, Outstanding Student in Human Anatomy and bronze, silver and gold academic achievement awards. As a student in West Virginia University’s Honors College program, she is majoring in immunology and medical microbiology and minoring in forensics. From there she plans to attend medical school at Tufts University in Boston.

The daughter of Diane and Bill Loughrie of Wellsburg, Loughrie has taken various honors and advanced placement courses. Her honors include National Honors Society, Bruins’ Best, Honors French II and III awards, Honors Biology Award, Latin I Award, College Anatomy Award and Chemistry Award. She placed third in the West Virginia Recycles Fashion Show, was a member of the art club and Future Business Leaders of America/Interact, volunteered with the Salvation Army and made placemats for local nursing homes.

Loughrie was on the track team, placed in three events at the state meet and holds the school record for the 4×100 relay. She was on the Brooke soccer team that won the 2013 OVAC championship and made it to the second sectional game this year. She plans to major in general biology at West Liberty University and apply for the physician assistant program there.

The daughter of Melissa and Daryl Marosz of Weirton, Marosz was named to the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society and All-State Choir and was awarded bronze, silver and gold academic achievement Awards. She was a member of the madrigal choir, Bruins for the Cross, Basketball Budies, Leo Club and Future Business Leaders of America/Interact; and participated in the school’s spring musicals. Marosz was a Bible quizzer with Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church’s youth group and volunteer with Brooke Hills Playhouse.

The daughter of Scott and Zena (McKitrick) Trimmer, Trimmer was set designer and stage manager for the spring musical three years, junior varsity baseball statistician, president of the Biology Club and madrigal choir, and a member of Future Business Leaders of America/Interact and the Spanish and math clubs and Bruins for the Cross.

She was named prom queen and selected to the homecoming court. An honors student, Trimmer was named to the National Honors Society, principal’s honor roll, Bruins’ Best and the Tri-M Music Honors Society; received the bronze, silver and gold academic achievement awards; was named Honors Spanish II Outstanding Student, awarded for Outstanding Performance in Biology, and placed third in a regional AAA Safe Driving competition.

She was leader of the Hooverson Heights Church of Christ youth group and in its choir. A recipient of three scholarships, she plans to major in pharmacy at West Virginia University.

The daughter of Michael and Deborah (Bish) Woodstuff of Wellsburg, Woodstuff is a member of the National and French honors societies, was a four-year member of the swim team, qualifying for the state level her junior and senior years. She participated in school trips to France and Italy, was named to Girls’ State, was a member of the concert band for three years and worked on the spring musical for two years.

Woodstuff plans to major in English and the classics at Marshall University.