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Senior Spotlight: RJ


Reflecting on her childhood, Rebekah remembers dreaming of becoming a veterinarian. Her love for animals fueled this ambition, igniting a desire to care for and protect them. Although her career path has evolved since then, her compassion for animals remains intact, guiding her in her future endeavors.

One of Rebekah’s proudest accomplishments is being awarded the Trustee scholarship. This recognition is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her academic pursuits. She stands as a shining example to her peers, proving that dedication and perseverance yield remarkable results.

In addition to her academic achievements, Rebekah has actively engaged in various extracurricular activities. She has been an integral part of the Robotics Club, ATHENA, Student Council, and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Rebekah’s involvement in these clubs has provided her with numerous opportunities to learn and grow. However, it is the Athena club that holds a special place in her heart, offering her valuable experiences and lessons that have shaped her into the person she is today.

Looking back, Rebekah wishes she would have reached out more and been more open to meeting new people. As she enters the next chapter of her life, she plans to attend IUP and pursue a career in foreign language. To Rebekah, MCHS has been a place of growth, but she acknowledges that she will miss the teachers who have been instrumental in her journey.

Aside from her academic pursuits, Rebekah is an avid archer and painter, finding solace and enjoyment in these creative outlets. Her passion for the arts shines through her participation in theater class, a favorite among her academic experiences at MCHS.

When asked about her favorite memory at MCHS, Rebekah fondly recalls her prom night. Being able to spend quality time with her friends and create lasting memories made it a truly special event for her.

Throughout her high school career, Rebekah has had the privilege of being influenced by remarkable teachers and coaches. Mrs. Berezansky’s encouragement, Mr. Snyder’s understanding, Mrs. Almes’ inspiration, and Mrs. Stolarz’s unwavering support have made a significant impact on Rebekah’s journey, fostering her personal growth and academic success.

As Rebekah moves beyond the confines of high school, she looks forward to the prospect of not encountering certain individuals. However, she acknowledges that the change in routine might be an adjustment for her.

With her sights set on becoming a translator, Rebekah’s ultimate career and life goals align. Her passion for language and connecting people is evident, making her aspirations all the more attainable.

For underclassmen, Rebekah offers a practical piece of advice – prioritize personal hygiene. She humorously suggests wearing deodorant and showering regularly, reminding students that these simple habits can greatly impact their daily interactions.

Rebekah Gutierrez’s impact at MCHS has been substantial. From her academic accomplishments to her involvement in extracurricular activities, she has exemplified the qualities of a well-rounded student. As she embarks on her next adventure, we have no doubt that she will continue to thrive and make a difference in the world.

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Mackenzie Thomas
Mackenzie Thomas, Sports and Feature Editor
“Don’t give up on the person you’re becoming”  I am Mackenzie Thomas, a junior at Marion Center Area High School. I am currently involved in Advanced Competetive Robotics, Bots IQ Robotics, FIRST Robotics, Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA), Cross Country, and Track and Field.  I am a proud member of the Newspaper staff for the fifth year. My love for journalism is flourishing as I am able to contribute to myself in a positive way. Ultimately, the Newspaper Club is giving me the opportunity to represent the school through writing and exploring events going on amongst the student body, all while contributing to my future career goal in the sports journalism field. 
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