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Renaissance Man

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High school is kind of like a buffet. There’s so much to choose from. Sometimes you want to jump right into the main course. Sometimes you want to go straight for dessert. If you’re Benny Kudrick, you sample everything and you enjoy it all.

From music to academics to even being Hempfield’s homecoming king, Benny Kudrick’s plate is full. But, he added one more item to that plate as he took the stage in this spring’s musical, The Addams Family. He said that it was “a really fun show overall. The people are awesome and fit their roles well.”

Benny has been in theater since fourth grade, and that’s not his only talent. According to Benny, he is very proud of his “refined knowledge of the school.” He also acclaims one of his greatest accomplishments as being awarded a national merit commended scholar. This award is granted to about 1 in every 1.5 million students who score in the top 50,000 on the PSAT.

Participating in many competitions and events, including Creative Convention, Science Bowl, Propaganda, Quiz Team, Geo Bowl, Word Master, and Model UN, Benny is very involved in the enrichment program here at Hempfield.

In his little amount of free time, he enjoys speaking Spanish, drawing, and playing music. All around, Benny is a great, well-rounded student and one of the most involved here at Hempfield.

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About the Contributor
Maddie Black
Maddie Black, Contributor
Born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Maddie Black lives with her mom, dad, and brother. She attends Hempfield Area Senior High School as a sophomore. She enjoys running and is a part of the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track team. Along with sports, Maddie is a member of United Spartans and Spanish Club, allowing her to connect with her community and meet new people as much as she can. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and taking any chance she gets to do something new and fun. Most summers, she and her family go to Ocean Isle Beach as a family tradition. Although it is extremely selective, Maddie dreams of going to Brown University to pursue sports medicine where she will solely on her education.