Winter Royalty to be crowned at PAHS

On Friday, January 24th, during halftime of the basketball game, the Winter Queen and Princess will be crowned. The senior class has nominated Allison Doverspike, Camden Emhoff, Holly Hartman, Kylie Rosenberger, Elizabeth Stello, and Madison Stonbraker to the Court.

Allison Doverspike, daughter of Eric and Edy Doverspike, volunteers at two different churches and has held treasurer positions in four different clubs throughout high school. In the future, she plans to become a psychiatrist. Doverspike said she intends to specialize in helping women or children because she “can really relate to” these groups’ struggles and hopes to make a difference in their lives.

“Mental health is finally getting the attention it deserves in this country,” she said. “I would love to be at the forefront of that battle. If I can help even one person in my existence, then it will not have been in vain.”

After graduating from PAHS, Doverspike will attend Gannon University in Erie. She said her grandparents, her mother and her sister all went there, and she added that she has “always sort of wanted” to go, as she likes Gannon’s campus and appreciates the principles it was founded on. She then plans to attend LECOM, also in Erie, for medical school. Doverspike’s escort is Owen Bartlebaugh.

Camden Emhoff, daughter of Michael and Michele Emhoff, has already completed her exam for her real estate license, and she is currently working as an assistant at Berkshire Hathaway. She plans on attending Clarion University to pursue a career in Real Estate and Appraisal. Emhoff said she likes that there are a lot of opportunities, including the ability to grow and to move wherever she wants.

She has also been a member of tennis since ninth grade, lettering in tenth through twelfth grade. She said she enjoys playing doubles because she gets to work with one specific person.

“It was a learning experience,” Emhoff said, “to find the balance between the other person’s strengths and weaknesses.” In her free time, she said she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family. Emhoff’s escort is Garrett Fairman.

Holly Hartman, daughter of Ritchey and Dana Hartman, has cheered all four years of high school and is currently serving her second year as co-captain. She said she enjoys the friendships she has gained through cheerleading and the teamwork the sport requires. Hartman was also a part of the softball team that won the PIAA state championship in 2018, and she said she likes softball because it alleviates stress and strengthens her relationship with her father.

“Softball is the sport that I go to to relieve stress and anxiety, and it’s brought my dad and I a lot closer,” Hartman said.

Hartman will attend Penn State next year. She said she toured five or six other schools but felt most comfortable at Penn State. Hartman said she will enter college undecided because she has several ideas of what she wants to do in the future but is not “100% passionate” about any of them. Hartman’s escort is Jackson Fezell.

Kylie Rosenberger, daughter of Ken and Kathy Rosenberger, has been involved in band throughout high school, serving as president of the band in her junior year and commanding officer of the band in her senior year.

“I appreciate the community of the band and the support that they give not only in band but in everything in my life,” Rosenberger said. She has also been involved in District Band, District Jazz, Marching Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Tri-M, and Pit Band. Outside of band, Rosenberger has been a part of Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, and Powerpuff. In her free time, she enjoys reading, making music, and spending time with friends and family.

After graduating, Rosenberger plans to attend Duquesne University for Pharmacy. She said she feels like Duquesne is the perfect medical choice for her, as she has always wanted to get into the medical field. She added that the chemical aspect of Pharmacy really interests her. Rosenberger said she loves the campus, and their pharmacy program has a lot of opportunities for growth as a future pharmacist. Rosenberger’s escort is Samuel Shepler.

Elizabeth Stello, daughter of Chris and Lynne Stello, has been an active member of tennis throughout high school, and she lettered in tenth through twelfth grade. She said she wanted to learn as much as she could to be the best player she could be during the season.

Stello is the current vice president of Key Club, which she has been a member since ninth grade. She said she loves the reactions of people whenever she helps them.

“Whenever we do dances for the elementary school, it makes me feel the same excitement they feel,” Stello said, “It is good to know you are helping someone who needs it.” She has also been involved in Softball, Math Club, Powderpuff, Foreign Language Club, National Honor Society, and is a member of Saint Cosmas and Damian Parish. Outside of school, she enjoys painting, hanging out with friends, and playing Wii Sports Tennis.

Her future plans include attending University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and majoring in psychology. Stello said she thinks it is interesting to know how the brain works to make decisions, including why criminals make the decisions they do. Pitt is small, Stello said, which allows for more of a teacher-student relationship. Stello’s escort is Sean Deeley.

Madison Stonbraker, daughter of Shawn and Jonna Stonbraker, serves as president of Key Club. Like Hartman, Stonbraker played for the Lady Chucks softball team that won the 2018 PIAA championship. She also holds All-Star distinctions from PIAA and the Central Penn League. She will continue playing softball next year at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, which she said she chose because she likes its close-knit, friendly atmosphere.

“Pitt-Greensburg has a small campus, and I didn’t want to go to a really big school,” Stonbraker said. “Also, I liked the coach, and I met a few of the girls on the team. They’re all really nice. I just feel at home there.”

At Pitt-Greensburg, Stonbraker said she will major in biology, and upon graduating, she plans to pursue a career in genetic counseling. Stonbraker’s escort is Isaac Knarr.

The Queen and Princess will be crowned with tiaras donated by Paul Beatty Jewelers.