Elks’ Student of the Month

TAYLOR TIRPAK, daughter of Dave and Cindy Tirpak of Sharon Road, Bridgeport, has been announced the “Student of the Month” for the Elks Lodge #231 of Martins Ferry. She is the first student to be announced for the month of September.

Tirpak is ranked sixth in her glass with a 4.176 GPA. Her plans include college, a degree in liberal arts and to become a writer. She enjoys playing sports, helping out with anything on-going at school or in the community; volunteers for the Soap Box Derby and the Italian Festival. She is a member of St. Mary’s Parish and of Young Life.

Tirkpak is a two year member of TAPP, yearbook staff, National Honor Society (president), Chy-Phy (co-president), office aid, little sisters and a member of the homecoming committee. She was and is the president of her junior and senior class and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Students, and a seven year attendant of the Awards Banquet.

Tirpak has been playing volleyball for four years, basketball for two years and softball for three years and is a three year member of the Spanish Club.

The Elks Lodge would like to congratulate her on receiving this award. She is now eligible to win a $2,000 college scholarship from the Grand Lodge of the Elks. She may also be named “Student of the Year”, which could lead to more scholarship awards.