- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 19, 2023
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OUTSTANDING STUDENT ATHLETE
Paula Varano is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Varano of Kulpmont. She was selected Mount Carmel Student Athlete of the Month for November by the Ed Romance Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Varano was also selected Rotary Student of the Month for November by the high school faculty.
The senior is a four-year letter winner on the Mount Carmel girl’s cross country team. The team co-captain was named to the Schuylkill League all-star team for three years. She was awarded the MOST DEDICATED TEAM MEMBER during the ‘92 season and was named the MOST VALUABLE RUNNER during her final season. In 1993, her 19th place finish at the District XI meet allowed her to qualify for the state meet at Lehigh University.
Varano’s other athletic activities include spring track and field, where she is a three-year letterman. In the spring of 1993, she was named to the Schuylkill League all-star team as a member of the 3,200-meter relay team.
She is a member of the Mount Carmel Area High School Band and serves as the band librarian. Varano is a sergeant at arms of both SADD and French Club. She belongs to the National Honor Society, Biology Club, Stand Tall, Big Sisters, and the peer tutor program.
Varano plans to attend Bloomsburg University in the fall of 1994 to major in nursing.