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By The Valley Independent
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

The 64th annual Toast To Our Stars Banquet has drawn WTAE-TV news reporter Sheldon Ingram as it keynote speaker.

The event, which honors Charleroi Area students who participated in sports and reside in North Charleroi, will be held at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Charleroi Elks Club.

The banquet pays homage to student-athletes who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements.

Banquet chairman Joe Wiehl said he is happy to get Ingram for the affair.

Ingram is an Atlantic City, N.J., native who studied journalism at Morris Brown College in Atlanta and began his career as an intern at CNN in Atlanta.He joined WTAE in 1992.

This year's list of students honorees:

• Seniors Justin Pireaux (soccer) and Jeremy Jones (wrestling)

• Juniors Michael Austin (football, basketball, track), Brennan Matthews (football, baseball), Jaron Andrechak (soccer, track), Lindsay Fine (volleyball, cheerleading), Jeremiah Hyatt (soccer, baseball), Matthew Freeman (soccer, baseball) and Brittany Huber (cheerleading).

• Sophomores Keenan Griffith (football, track), Sam Pager (basketball, baseball), David Nuzzo (football, track), John Arnold (basketball) and Derrick Andress (track).

• Freshmen Chad Melenyzer (soccer), Jesse Andrechak (baseball), Venessa Labryer (softball), Adam Ulens (baseball), Kalee Hughes (cheerleading) and Brian Eckles (football).

Tickets may be purchased by calling the following members of the TTOS committee: John Jacobs (724-565-5505), Gus Brickner (724-483-5921), Wiehl (724-309-3871), Mark Harosky (724-483-3348), Steve Sergi (724-483-8631), Mike Cappelli (724-489-9484), Rich Pireaux (724-610-8116), Chuck Calcek (724-797-3913), Rick Hyk (724-929-3853), Alan Nogy (412-400-4814), Rick Pireaux (724-986-5755), Chad Warfield (724-263-2173), Regis Lee (724-483-5978) and Tony DeMarco (724-825-6367).

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