North Clarion names top students

Julia G. Daum and Wade S. Peters are co-valedictorians and Lily N. Bell is the salutatorian of the North Clarion High School Class of 2024.

Daum is the daughter of Scott and Nancy Daum of Tionesta.

She participated in varsity volleyball and was captain; treasurer of student council; president of Junior Historians; treasurer of the National Honor Society; class treasurer; prom committee; and kept the varsity boys basketball scorebook.

In the community, Daum participated at the pancake social at her church, made “wolf packs” for children in need, did highway clean-up, hosted and worked at the Veterans Day luncheon and cleaned the veterans memorial.

She has also been student of the week, received the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and has been on the honor roll and principal’s list.

Her future plans are to attend the University of Pittsburgh majoring in pre-physical therapy in hopes to become either a pediatric or sport physical therapist.

Peters is the son of Scott and Monica Peters of Leeper.

While in school, Peters participated in baseball, Science Olympiad and Academic Decathlon, and when not in school he enjoys farming.

In the community, Peters participated in the Pheasants Forever veterans pheasant hunt.

Peters has also received first place at the Singles Keystone Open, first place at the Champion of Champions Ohio State Shoot-trap shooting, and six state medals for Academic Decathlon.

He plans to attend Iowa State University to major in chemistry.

Bell is the daughter of Ryan and Laura Bell of Tionesta.

In school, Bell participated in drama club, Junior Historians, National Honor Society, book club, Academic Decathlon and Educational Talent Search.

In the community, Bell volunteered at the Tri-County Pet Shelter, St. Joseph fish fry and Adopt-A-Highway.

She has received the eighth-grade Good Citizenship Award, American Legion Auxiliary award, has been on the principal’s list and been nominated for student of the week.

Bell plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.