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- January 12, 2024
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JOSEPH D. WASILEWSKI FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE
The 2016 Joseph D. Wasilewski female scholar athlete at Mount Carmel Area is Chantelle Skavery. Chantelle has been a fixture on the road and on the track for Mount Carmel Athletics for the last four years. Chantelle has excelled for MCA Cross Country as one of the lead runners for the last four years. She has consistently improved each and every year. She has 41st, 15th, 8th and 5th place finishes at the PIAA District IV meet, qualifying for the PIAA State Championships as a junior and senior. Her 105th place finish in 2014 was bested by her 80th place finish in 2015. Her best time was her 21:12 at the the District IV meet. Her efforts saw her being named to the PA Heartland Athletic Conference All Star team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. More importantly, she served as both a mentor and role model to up and coming MCA runner Ava McGee during District and State Championship meets.
She has also been a constant for MCA track, participating in the 1600 and 3200, as well as, the 4 x 800 meter relay. She has a best time of 6:08 in the 1600 at the Lasagna Invitational in 2014, and a 12:48 in the 3200 in a meet with Montourville. She was a part of the Bronze Medal 4 x 8 team at Districts with a terrific 9:58.
She has also been very busy as a three-year member of the Cheerleading squad at MCA. She was a leader for “Cheer Camp” where girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are taught basic cheerleading skills and group dances. She was named an NCA All American partial cheerleader.
In addition to athletics, Chantelle has been named an Elks teenager of the month and an Elks student of the month. She is her homeroom representative for Student Council, vice-president of Future Teachers of America, Sergeant at Arms of the Reading Club, and Sergeant at Arms of the Interact Club. The Reading Club collected over 2000 books for the Spring 2015 book drive, while the Interact Club raised money for the American Heart Association. She is also a member of Future Business Leaders of America and the Future Nurses of America. Chantelle is a four-year Distinguished Honor roll Student and a member of the National Honor Society.
Ms. Skavery has also taken on the role of Lead Editor for the 2016 Carmelite Yearbook. She is the youngest in a family of six siblings and the daughter of Gerald and Theresa Skavery of Mount Camel. She will be attending Pennsylvania State University at the College of Agricultural Sciences to major in food science.