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Monessen senior heads to Seton Hill with record of achievement

| Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008

Lauren Sciacca has chosen to further her education at Seton Hill University in Greensburg.

The 17-year-old Monessen High School senior wants to earn a degree in graphic design and business.

A member of the National Honor Society, Sciacca holds Academic Achievement and Excellence for 2005-2009. She has won the AAA Award at Monessen. Sciacca is also a National Vocabulary Challenge Citywide winner.

The busy student is vice president of the National Honor Society, and is a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions, the Leo Club, the yearbook staff and the Ski Club.

Working with Microsoft Word, Excel, Database and Powerpoint, Sciacca uses software to create brochures, banners and programs. Sciacca is also skilled at problem solving.

Her favorite subject is computer class.

Her work experience includes serving as a clerk and cook at Libby's Dairy Bar from June 2007 to the present. Sciacca maintains stock and inventory, provides customer service, operates the cash register, assists with the lottery machine, and helps prepare food for patrons.

She recalled a day recently when a man lost control of his car and drove into the steps at the dairy bar.

"There was a loud boom," she recalled. "I wondered what had happened."

Sciacca's volunteer experience is vast. She has earned CPR certification, works with Meals on Wheels and gives of her time at church festivals.

When Sciacca finishes high school, she will miss the home environment at Monessen. "It's comfortable knowing you can rely on those at school," she said.

With that thought in mind, Sciacca will love the "independence of it. I'm going to miss everything here, but I'm excited about college."

The Monessen High School senior is the daughter of Donna and Victor Sciacca. She has one younger brother, Christian, a 12-year-old seventh-grader.

Asked what the Monessen Greyhound mascot means to her, Sciacca replied, "It represents school spirit."

Exemplifying a quiet beauty, she said, "It is something to be proud of. It reminds you of all your high school memories. The Greyhound brings it all back."

She added: "Yes, I go to all the home games."

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