East Forest top seniors

MARIENVILLE Ryan Parrett was named valedictorian and Shelby Nelson was the salutatorian for the Class of 2022 at East Forest High School in Marienville.

Parrett is the son of Randall and Jane Parrett of Marienville.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, varsity club, Student Council and Mini Relay for Life Club serving as president for both. Out of school, he is an Eagle Scout, member of the Marienville Volunteer Fire Company and member of United Methodist Church.

Parrett received the following awards at the awards day ceremony: DAR Good Citizen Award, Sen. Scott Hutchinson Good Citizenship Award, Lenna Chips Citizenship Award, Male Athlete of the Year Award and Presidential Education Gold Award.

He also earned the following scholarships: Lions Club scholarship, Katie M. Edmondson Memorial scholarship, Marsha L. Beichner Memorial scholarship, Floyd E. and Anna E. Carbaugh Memorial scholarship, Butch Hulings Memorial scholarship, boys' soccer scholarship, East Forest Alumni scholarship, Sports Booster scholarship, William E. and William D. Snyder Memorial scholarship, Russell M. Smith scholarship, Arthur VanNort Memorial scholarship, Forest Co. Taxpayers Assoc. scholarship, East Forest Faculty scholarship and the Sandy Cochran Fund scholarship.

Parrett's future plans are to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport studying forest technology.

Nelson is the daughter of Amy Nelson of Marienville and Richard Nelson.

She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Historians and Student Council. She has also earned the title of the Highest Honor Student in the Top 25 Academic Students.

Nelson received many awards and scholarships during her high school career including the English award, Floyd E. and Anna E. Carbaugh Memorial scholarship, East Forest Alumni scholarship, Lions Club scholarship, Sen. Scott Hutchinson Good Citizenship award, Forest County Taxpayers Assoc. scholarship, and the Presidential Education Gold Award.

Her future plans are to attend Clarion University majoring in secondary education biology.

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