Name: Maximilian Plajer
School: Selinsgrove Area High
Parents: Sigrid and Dietmar Plajer
My talents or hobbies: Playing the handbells in my church’s handbell choir.
Among the leadership positions I have held: Member of youth ministry team; organizing, planning and carrying out youth events for regional members of my church denomination, the United Church of Christ.
Among my special achievements and awards: National Merit Scholarship semifinalist; National Honor Society; German National Honor Society; scholastic scrimmage team.
How I have given back to the community: Loaves and Fishes food distribution; volunteer at Toys for Tots; help to cook meals at the Ronald McDonald House and the House of Care.
My plans upon graduation: Studying chemical engineering in college.
Why I was selected as a Young American? “I am kind, thoughtful, attentive and an excellent student.”
What you should know about me: “I was born in Germany and I fluently speak German and English.”
Name: Maximilian Plajer
Health 114 community service
NEW BERLIN -- The Health 114 class held a blanket drive to collect new and used blankets for Turkey Run Rescue local animal shelter located in Mifflinburg.Continued ...
SU SERVE 2013 exceeds expectations
SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna University community exceeded all expectations again last month and surpassed its goal for SU SERVE 2013.Continued ...
Dad's tree house project garners community support in Selinsgrove
SELINSGROVE — There’s overwhelming support for a Selinsgrove father who must tear down his daughter’s partially built tree house because it violates the borough zoning code.Continued ...
Girls on the Run 5K spring race
BEAVER SPRINGS — More than 300 people participated in the Girls on the Run 5K spring race recently at the Middlecreek Area Community Center in Beaver Springs.Continued ...
Tree house must be razed in Selinsgrove
SELINSGROVE - John “J.C.” Carlson was preparing to finish building a tree house for his daughter, Samantha, last Saturday when he received a notice from the borough zoning office informing him the structure is illegal.Continued ...
Selinsgrove boat launch reconstruction approved
SELINSGROVE — Reconstruction of the South Front Street boat launch has finally gotten a green light from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.Continued ...
Ag/Dairy Days to be held May 17-19 in Selinsgrove
SELINSGROVE — The SUN Area Dairy Promotion Committee will host the annual Ag/Dairy Days, May 17-19, at the Middlecreek Valley Antique Association grounds on Old Colony Road, Selinsgrove, as part of the MVAA 17th Annual Spring Show.Continued ...
Selinsgrove School District budget includes tax hike
SELINSGROVE — Taxes will rise an average $35 a year under Selinsgrove Area School District’s proposed $37.47 million budget for 2013-14.Continued ...
Online video could give Selinsgrove singer the 'X Factor'
SELINSGROVE — Jaron Hamil is a singing sensation at Selinsgrove Area High School, and thanks to YouTube he’s caught the ear of producers of the Fox Television talent competition, The X Factor.Continued ...
Susquehanna University graduates confident about job prospects
SELINSGROVE - While the job market may still be in recovery, Susquehanna University’s newest graduates feel ready to take on the world.Continued ...
BREAKING: Lightning strike causes fire at ShamDam apt building
SHAMOKIN DAM -- There are no reported injuries and at least five fire companies on the scene of an apparent attic fire at an apartment complex at 28 Helen St. in Shamokin Dam.Continued ...
Speed likely key in lone-car crash; driver flown to Geisinger
RICHFIELD — State police have not released the name of a man flown by LifeFlight helicopter for medical treatment after a Saturday accident in which he lost control of his car on a winding Snyder County back road and was ejected from it.Continued ...
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