Meet the Warriors: Wyoming Area journalism students pen senior interviews

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Kristen Walsh

By Alli Sitkowski, 2016

Kristen Walsh resides in West Pittston with her father, John Walsh. She does not currently partake in school sports, but she used to play soccer in seventh and eighth grades. In her free time, she likes to be with her friends and go to bonfires. Her two favorite subjects in school are psychology and sociology. Her most memorable moments from Wyoming Area is attending the football games.

After high school, Kristen plans to attend LCCC then transfer to another school after two years. She wants to major in either criminal psychology or psychiatry. In college, she is most looking forward to having more time to relax. The person she looks most up to is her sister. Kristen describes herself as spontaneous, funny and random.

Reiley Paulewicz

By Sabrina Ciannilli, 2016

Reiley Paulewicz, daughter of Shaina Partington and Joseph Paulewicz, resides in West Pittston. Reiley works at Little Caesars about 15-20 hours a week. Her hobbies include cheerleading, dance and riding her horse, Diego. Her favorite subjects are math and science. Reiley just recently started school at Wyoming Area, but her most memorable moments would have to be all the times she’s gotten lost in the school.

Two of her former teachers, Mr. Shook and Mrs. Fellerman, influenced her the most. Reiley plans to attend college after high school and major in education. She is looking forward to meeting new roommates and not living at home. After college, Reiley’s goal is to become a kindergarten teacher. A role model in her life is her Great Aunt Linda Lee because she cares about everything, big and small, and she is very smart and successful. Reiley would describe herself as smart, caring and determined.

Samantha Kibbler

By Allison Vukovich, 2017

Samantha Kibbler, daughter of Fonda Gainey and Ronald Kibbler, resides in Exeter. She has a part-time job at Price Chopper where she works 23 hours a week. One thing she loves to do is spend time with her family.

Sam’s favorite subject in school is 3-D Design. When asked to look back at her high school years, she says her favorite memories are being at pep rallies. After graduation, she plans to work for a year, then go to college for nursing. One thing she’s looking forward to is meeting new people. Someone she looks up to is her Uncle Russ. Sam describes herself as outgoing, loyal and friendly.

Melissa Romanowski

By Makaila O’Reilly, 2017

Melissa Romanowski resides with her parents, Nancy and Michael, in Harding. She is an active member of the Student Council. She also has a part-time job at Thomas’ Family Market in Dallas as a cashier where she works about 15 hours a week. Her hobbies include quading with her friends and family on her family’s farm, swimming in her new inground pool and going on day trips with her boyfriend, Joey Irvin.

Melissa’s favorite subject in school is psychology because it is the most interesting class she’s ever taken. Her most memorable moments at Wyoming Area are those she made with her best friend, Mackenzie. Mrs. Whaley is her favorite teacher because she’s helped Melissa become a successful student.

After graduating from Wyoming Area, Melissa plans to attend LCCC for two years to get her associates degree, and then hopefully transfer to Misericordia University and begin her journey towards becoming a special needs child life specialist. Upon entering college, Melissa is looking forward to being independent and having her own responsibilities. Her role models are her grandparents, Jeanie and Henry Romanowski. In three words, she describes herself as outgoing, sweet and responsible.

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