Meet the Patriots: Pittston Area senior interviews


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    Sam Lizza

    Sam Lizza lives in Yatesville and he is the son of Jim and Mary Lizza. He looks up to his father, Jim, and views him as a positive role model. Sam normally hangs out with best friends Jacob Swartz, Conner Healey, and Ron Herron.

    Sam’s favorite high school teachers are Mr. Amitia, Mr. Devlin, Mrs. Miller, and Ms. Oliver. Some of Sam’s favorite things include lasagna, his favorite band is Bad Suns, and his favorite song is “Cardiac Arrest.” If Sam could teach any class in the world, he would teach a college-level chemistry or math course. Sam said, “The thing that I look forward to when becoming an adult is being independent from my parents — it’s scary but an exciting idea.”

    If Sam was to describe his high school experience in one word, that word would be growth. The most challenging part of high school for Sam was finding where he fit in. Although there were challenging times, Sam said, “My favorite high school memory was watching my brother and his friends in the PA vs. WA pep rally when they were seniors and I was a freshman.”

    If Sam could start high school all over again, he would not put as much emphasis on what others think about him. After graduation, Sam plans on attending Misericordia University to receive a doctorate in physical therapy.

    Anthony Maglio

    Anthony Maglio lives in Avoca and his parents are named Bill Maglio and Melissa Perry. His favorite high school teachers are Mr. Russick and Mrs. Miller. Anthony’s role model is Ryan Seacrest. Some of his favorite things include the movie “Inception,” pizza, and Nicholas Cage.

    Anthony said, “The thing that I look forward to when becoming an adult is not having to raise my hand to use the lavatory.” The most challenging part of high school for him is waking up in the morning. If he could teach any class in the world, he would teach gym class. Anthony plans on going to a four-year university after he graduates.

    Joseph DeMace

    Joseph DeMace lives in Dupont and is the son of Dominick and Sabah Webby-DeMace. You can see Joseph hanging out with his friends Shaun Shearer, Alan Thomas, and Carmen Carey. His favorite high school teachers are Mr. Burdett and Mr. McGarry. Joseph is a very active member of National Honor Society, Technology Club, and marching band.

    Some of Joseph’s favorite things include pizza and the band Motion City Soundtrack. Joseph says, “The most challenging part of high school for me is forgetting my locker combination after Christmas break, every year.” His most memorable high school moment was winning first place at the Cavalcade of Bands Independence Open Conference in 2014.

    If Joseph could teach any class in the world, he would teach music or music theory. After graduating high school, Joseph plans on attending college.

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