Northumberland school board recognizes outstanding students

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

The Northumberland school board on Monday, October 8, recognized two students.

“I am constantly inspired, my passions are sharpened and my zeal for learning is heightened,” said Northumberland County high school student Tahi Wiggins.

She was recognized by the school board for representing her district in both the International Future Problem Solving Convention and the Residential Governor’s School for Humanities over the summer. Along with her two teammates, Wiggins placed first in the senior division of the scenario writing team competition at the problem solving convention in Wisconsin in June.

“It is so, so meaningful for me to be able to interact with my peers who have the same passion and inspiration and love of learning that I do,” Wiggins said.

The board also recognized Northumberland elementary school student Olivia Metala for her efforts to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA). Metala raised over $1,800 for the AHA by participating in the organization’s Jump Rope for Heart event. She placed seventh in the state competition.

“The reason I did Jump Rope for Heart is because my dad had a sudden cardiac arrest last year. I wanted to help moms and dads like my dad,” Metala said.

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