Justin Pachuski

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  • January 3, 2024
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This year’s male scholar athlete is Justin Pachuski, son of Valerie and Pete Pachuski, Kulpmont. He is the grandson of Helen Pachuski, Atlas, and Louise and Mickie Stello, Kulpmont. Justin certainly fits the mold of previous winners of this prestigious honor.

Justin was ranked # 1 in his class following his freshman, sophomore and junior years and remained there following the first half of his senior year. He has been placed into the 1300 Club at Mount Carmel Area with his 1370 SAT score. He has been honored by the Mount Carmel Rotary Club as its Student of the Month for January, and was recently named the Voice of Democracy Award winner. He participates as a member of the Chess Club and Latin Club and as a Developmental Studies Student. He is also a Fall Sports Reporter for WKMC – the school’s morning news show.

Athletically, Justin has managed to earn 9 varsity letters in 3 different sports during his high school career. The hardest part was managing to earn two of those letters during the same fall season. This past year, Justin played soccer and ran cross country at the same. His play earned him All Area honors by the News Item and Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise for his work as a defensive player with the MCA Soccer team in only its second year of existence.

As a cross country runner, Justin was part of a 9-0 team as a freshman that went on to win a Schuylkill League Division Title. Following his sophomore season, he was named MCA’s “Most Valuable Runner” and Schuylkill League All Star. This past season, Justin , as a senior captain, led his team to an 8-2 record and another Division II Schuylkill League Title. He capped off his senior season by winning the “Chef’s Award’ and concluded with a fine 27-8 record as a Tornado harrier.

In the spring, Justin takes to the track as a member of the Mount Carmel Area track team. During his career, Pachuski has run the 200 meter dash, 110meter high hurdles, 300 meter intermediate hurdles, 400 meter dash, 800 meter run, long jump, 100 meter relay, shuttle hurdle relay and 4 x 400 meter relay. He has won District gold medals as a member of the 4 x 400 meter relay team in 2000 with a time of 3:25.6 and 4 x 100 meter relay team in 2001 with a time of 43.9, going on to the state meet in Shippensburg following both victories. In 1999, Justin was part of the Tornado squad which went on to win its 3rd consecutive Dist IV Title. Following the 2001 season, Justin was recognized as the teams leading point scorer.

Justin will take his many talents to either Bucknell University or Lafayette College to major in Bio-Chemistry.

Categories: 2002 Hall of Fame