Brigid Demko

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Brigid Demko will most deservedly take her place as the Joseph D. Wasilewski Female Scholar Athlete for 2011. Brigid has managed to excel both in the classroom, as well as, the athletic fields for Mount Carmel Area High School. When she graduates in June, Demko will have earned 11 varsity letters in 3 different sports. She has been a huge part of the girls soccer program at MCA, starting for four years as a mid fielder. The girls have won 49 games in the last four years while qualifying for District IV play in each of those years. Demko, a three year captain, would be named to the second team all area soccer team in 2010 after n honorable mention in 2009.

In addition to soccer, Brigid has been an integral part of the success of the girls basketball program at MCA. The girls recently won the Division II Championship of the Heartland Conference, while going 19-3 in the regular season. The 86.4 winning % is the best ever for girls basketball in the modern era. They also had a 14 game win streak which was the most ever in MCA history. They would highlight the season winning the District IV Championship for only the second time in school history. In addition to the championship this year, the girls placed third in 2010.

Demko also participates in track for Coach Angela Farronato, running the 400 meter and the 4 x 400 meter relay. She was part of the 4 x 4 team that placed 6th in the Coach’s Invitational in 2009. Brigid has been the Ed Romance Chapter Athlete of the Month for September.

As a student, Demko is currently ranked 3rd in her class while serving as class president for her junior and senior years. She is the Secretary of the National Honor Society and was recently named a member of the 1300 Club and Rotary Student of the Month for October. She is also the Editor of the Tornado Times, as well as, WKMC’s MCA Live. Demko has also appeared in Anything Goes, West Side Story, and Into the Woods, and will be a part of the Stage Crew for this year’s Kiss Me Kate. Brigid is also a member of the MCA chorus and is an altar server at Holy Angels Church. She has also been chosen to represent Mount Carmel Area at the annual Laurel Festival in Wellsboro as the MCA Laurel Queen.

Demko is planning to attend either Syracuse University or the University of Maryland to study Broadcast Journalism. She is the daughter of Peggy and Tom Demko, Kulpmont.

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