Marissa A. Novak

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Marissa A. Novack, daughter of John and Donna Novack of Marion Heights, has been named the Joseph D. Wasilewski Female Scholar Athlete for 2006. She is listed on the Distinguished Honor Roll and is a member of the National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, and Masque and Gavel. She was named Rotary Student of the Month for October by the Mount Carmel Area High School faculty, and was the third place winner of this year’s Voice of Democracy contest. Marisa has attended a leadership conference, “Make a Difference”, in the summer of 2005 at Penn State’s University Park Campus, and has also attended “Exploring Environmental Chemistry” camp at Muhlenberg College during the summer of 2004. She has also participated in the Science Olympiad at the Penn State-Hazelton campus.

Novack has been the president of the Pep Club for two consecutive years, president of the Cheerleading Boosters Organization, the vice president of the Science Club, and co-treasurer of the Spanish Club. She is also an active member of the Interact Club and Peer Mediation. Along with being a news anchor for WKMC-TV, Marissa works in the capacity of typist, reporter, and editor of “MCA Live”, the school’s morning television program. She is also an editor for “Tornado Times”, MCA’s news/feature magazine. She served as a member of the cast of “Damn Yankees”, the 2003 production by Mount Carmel Area’s Theater/Arts program.

Athletically, Marissa has earned two varsity letters in both softball and swimming. She also lettered once as a cross country runner. She was named Most Improved swimmer following the 2002-2003 swim season, and posted a third place finish for most team points during the 2003-2004 swim season. She has been a two-year member of the varsity football cheerleading squad, and was a three-year member of the varsity basketball cheerleading squad, serving as a captain for both units this season. During the past summer, she was nominated for All-American while attending the NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) cheerleading camp.

Upon graduation, Marissa plans to attend the University of Pittsburg where she will major in biological sciences, with an interest in pre-med.

Categories: 2006 Hall of Fame