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Elks name Teens of Month

November 14, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - The Weirton Elks Lodge 1801 have announced their Junior and Senior Teenagers of the Month for October, including Senior Teens Dominique Gilbert of Weir High School and Jonathan Hickey of Brooke High School and Junior Teens Jayson William Chappell of Oak Glen Middle School and Molly Katherine Swartzmiller of Oak Glen Middle School.

Gilbert, the daughter of Robert and Gabrielle Gilbert of Weirton, is the National Honor Society president, Student Council Secretary, Tri-Hi-Y treasurer, Soccer Team captain and Swim Team captain.

She is a member of the Chemistry Club, Key Club and Girls Athletic Association. She has participated on the Force Travel Soccer Team.

She has been a youth swim instructor and coach and volunteered at Marland Heights Park, Millsop Community Center, Weirton Baseball Association, All Saints Greek Festival and St. Joseph the Worker Church.

Gilbert enjoys reading and playing pick-up soccer in her spare time.

She plans to attend West Liberty University and study pediatric nursing.

Hickey, the son of Donald and Lisa Hickey of Weirton, is Chemistry Club president and a member of the All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Academic Team, National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America/Interact Club, Leo Club and Math Club.

He has received Bronze and Silver Academic Pins and named the Outstanding Student in Honors Chemistry. Hickey participated in Boys State and Camp Horseshoe.

He volunteers at the Weirton Medical Center, Math Field Day and Elks Hoop Shoots and golf tournaments and for Bernie's Kids. He was the West Virginia Elks Senior Champion tennis player.

Hickey enjoys playing the drums, tennis and golf in his spare time.

He plans to attend West Virginia University and study biology in preparation for medical school.

Chappell, the son of Chip and Michelle Chappell of New Cumberland, is a member of the Culture Club, Book Club, 4-H River Rockets Club, American Cancer Society and Point Pleasant Methodist Church. He has been named to the All-Academic Team and 4-H Green and Whites.

Chappell has attended the 4-H State Camp and is a 4-H song and activities leader and has attended the Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Complex summer aviation camp.

He is a member of the basketball, football and track teams. Chappell has volunteered for Adopt-a-Trail, Tomlinson Run park, Project Linus, Point Pleasant church and American Cancer Society.

Chappell enjoys water- and snow-skiing, radio-controlled planes and trucks and playing guitar and piano and basketball, football, track and soccer in his spare time.

He plans to attend college and study either medical or aeronautics.

Swartzmiller, the daughter of Randy and Jean Marie Swartzmiller of Chester, is a member of the Culture Club, Chorus and her church choir. She has participated in Knowledge Masters, Quiz Bowl and the West Virginia Children's Choir and received superior ratings in solo and ensemble and her 4-H dog project was the county winner. Swartzmiller has been a Student Council representative and a Legislative page.

She is the middle school Wrestling Team statistician and a Friends of Oak Glen volunteer.

She is a Bible school music leader and volunteers in her church nursery.

Swartzmiller enjoys reading, singing and tennis in her spare time.

She plans to attend West Virginia University and study biology in preparation for medical school.

The teens will automatically be entered into the Junior and Senior Teen of the Year contest held by Elks Lodge 1801. Those named teen of the year will advance to the district competition.

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