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WCTHS names Leizear, Zanko students of the month

December 21, 2009

Washington County Technical High School named Hannah Leizear and Ivan Zanko as Students of the Month for December.

Hannah is enrolled in multimedia and graphic design, Advanced Placement U.S. history, Advanced Placement literature and is the editor of the yearbook.

Hannah has a 3.70 GPA and is a SkillsUSA representative. Last year, she was the SkillsUSA historian.

As a student at Clear Spring High School, she has been involved in the History Club for three years.

She is a member of the varsity softball team and was named First Team All County. She hopes to repeat that honor this year. Hannah also is a member of the soccer team, and has competed in shot put on the indoor track team, qualifying for states last year.

In her free time, she created a "Take Flight" butterfly titled "Thriving in Color," which sold for $5,000 at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts auction.

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Hannah is also a certified lifeguard with CPR, AED and has been first aid certified for the past three years. After she graduates, she plans to attend an art school to study glass and ceramics, and receive her bachelor of fine arts.

Hannah would like to thank her family for their love and support. She also would like to thank her teachers and coaches for their time and guidance, and for making her strive to do better.

Ivan is enrolled in pre-engineering (Project Lead the Way), digital electronics, English 12, forensic science and world history.

He was born in Belarus and has been in the United States for about seven years. Ivan also traveled to Ireland for two weeks.

He is a senior at Washington County Technical High School and is a member of InvenTeams, which received a $6,500 grant from Massachusetts Institute of Technology to design an environmentally friendly green roof that would save energy.

Ivan, who has a 4.07 GPA, plans to attend a four-year college.

He likes to read, play volleyball and ride his bike. He attends a fundamental Baptist church in Hagerstown.

Ivan would like to thank his family and high school faculty members for their help and support.

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