Young Achiever: Jonathan Morford
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.”
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.