Southmoreland to graduate 152 Friday
Southmoreland High School will graduate 152 seniors during Friday's commencement ceremony. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
This year's valedictorian is Jason Sinsley, son of Harold and Denise Sinsley, of Scottdale. The salutatorian is Thomas McIntyre, son of Deborah Loughton, of Mt. Pleasant, and Thomas McIntyre.
Sinsley plans to attend Duquesne University Honors College to study pharmacy. During high school, he participated in student council and was class treasurer, National Honor Society treasurer, and German National Society treasurer. He participated with the Varsity Club, Southmoreland's Environmentally Aware Students, Youth Education Association, Students for Life Choices, ski club, and was a member of the school's golf team, chess club and chorus. He was a powder puff football coach, and on the prom and homecoming committees.
In addition to extracurricular activities, Sinsley was involved in many volunteer efforts. He volunteered for newspaper recycling for SEAS, the Frick Hospital Pharmacy, the Fall Festival cleanup, Special Olympics bowling and Project Bundle Up. He was also a Santa's workshop helper, and rang bells for the Salvation Army, bowled for disaster relief and mentored at Scottdale Elementary.
Sinsley also received many academic awards. He was involved with Sony Star Class, All Academic Team, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Rotary World Affairs Institute and National Honor Roll. He was also a Section II Golf Scholar Athlete and a student of the month.
McIntyre plans to attend Washington and Jefferson College to study mathematics. In high school, he played on the football team for four years, and senior year was named captain and All-Section. He is senior class president, vice president of the National Honor Society, varsity club secretary and track team captain. He held memberships at Southmoreland's Environmentally Aware Students and was Southmoreland Education Association secretary, German Club president and seven-time intramural champion.
McIntyre is also an August Scottie Scholar and an honor graduate.