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The Day of Honoring


Annually, on November 11th, America takes the day to honor and remember the courageous people who have served our country. Our school is hosting a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Thursday November 9th. There are five speakers scheduled to talk about their personal experiences in service and their contributions to our community.

Mr. Bertani, one of the organizers of the program, says it’s a spin off of what Project 18 was doing with the message of “We All Serve.”

People featured in the assembly include district personnel Bob Reger (U.S. Navy), high school principal Dr. David Palmer (U.S. Army), Chief of School Police Officer Len Lander (U.S. Air Force), teacher Mr. Ken Stough (U.S. Army), and student Logan Bryner who is enlisting in the marines.

This assembly will highlight how these individuals continue to serve each day in our Hempfield Area community.

Thank you to those Hempfield Area School District employees who have served:

Hempfield Area High School

  • Tom McNulty- U.S. Navy
  • John Doerzbacher- LT USN  
  • Dr. David Palmer – U.S. Army
  • Paul Fantaske- Army Reserve 
  • Ken Stough- U.S. Army – 3rd Infantry Division 
  • Charlotte Thomas – U.S. Navy

Harrold School

  • Brad Heilman-  U.S. Air Force
  • Pat Valenti-  U.S. Army

West Hempfield Middle School

  • Hans Damerow- U.S. Air Force

Stanwood Elementary

  • Carina Muchoney-U.S. Air Force

Central Administration:

  • Bob Reger- U.S. Navy

School Police- 

  • Len Lander – U.S. Air Force 
  • Don Constantine – U.S. Marines 
  • Scott Saxton – U.S. Army 
  • Jeff Lewis – U.S. Marines
  • Chris Karnes – U.S. Marines

Students Planning to Serve:

  • Logan Bryner- U.S. Marines


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Gia Christofano
Gia Christofano, Contributor
Gia Christofano is a senior at Hempfield Area High School and it's her third year attending Journalism. Over the few years, she enjoys writing and learning about peers in our school. In her free time, she spends it with her family and friends or working at Chick Fil A. After school she hopes to be a real estate agent and take some economics or business classes. If those plans fail, maybe nursing school. She is excited to bring creative ideas to the class this year and wants to be more involved with the school. Gia enjoys all music genres and favorite food is seafood and Italian. Her favorite time of year is fall because of Halloween, her birthday and the fall drinks. Being outside is when she is at her happiest, seeing nature and the outdoors brings her joy. Gia is willing to get the job done and multitask.