Union announces top graduates

Samantha Runyan

Marli Hawk

RIMERSBURG Union High School will hold the 2019 commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, on the high school campus.

Samantha Runyan is the valedictorian for the Class of 2019 and Marli Hawk is salutatorian for the class.

Runyan is the daughter of Brian and Susan Runyan of Rimersburg.

She is a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the marching band, art club and prom committee.

Runyan has performed at musicals showcasing her singing and acting abilities.

In her spare time, she volunteered her time to assist with Union youth football.

Runyan plans to attend Youngstown State University Honors College to obtain a degree in psychology.

Hawk is the daughter of Dana and Beth Hawk of Sligo.

She was a member of the National Honor Society, student council, prom committee, travel club, language club, sports club, and round ball club.

Hawk also was a member of the volleyball and track teams.

She served as coach of little dribbler's basketball camp and Bible school helper at Sligo Presbyterian Church. She also participated in the American Red Cross Blood drives.

Hawk plans to attend Gannon University to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in biology on a pre-physician assistant track in hopes of becoming a physician assistant.??