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Young Achiever: Jonathan Morford

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Penn Hills student Jonathan Morford, he is a Young Achiever.

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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Age: 17

Grade: Senior

Residence: Penn Hills

Family: Mother, Jonnie; father, Kirk; brother, Phillip; and sister, Daron

School: Penn Hills Senior High School

Activities/interests: Morford is president of the Student Council, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the high school bowling team. He was class president in his sophomore and junior years. Since his freshman year, Morford has been a member of the Best Buddies club, in which students with intellectual and developmental disabilities are paired and form friendships with students without disabilities. He also works part time at a bakery in Penn Hills. After graduation, Morford will attend Penn State's main campus, but he has not decided on a major.

Noteworthy: Morford designed a Facebook page to keep Penn Hills residents abreast of developments for the new high school, which opened this month.

Quote: “I always said that whenever I leave high school, I never want to regret anything. So I'm trying to do as much as I can now.”

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