The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

School Districts - Shikellamy

January 22, 2013

Shikellamy Young American: Abigail Ruths

Name: Abigail Ruths

School: Shikellamy High

Parents: Colleen and David Ruths

Hometown: Northumberland

My talent or hobby: Singing. Choral music, soprano II

Among the leadership positions I have held: Choir treasurer, band secretary, ski club secretary

Among my special achievements and awards: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association district, regional and all-state chorus; National Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors Chorus

How I have given back to the community: I raised $1,046 for charity: water (a nonprofit organization that builds wells for people in other countries without clean water) by pledging all my birthday money. My money went to help the people of Rwanda. I sing in the community with the high school choir.

My plans upon graduation: Attend Penn State University or University of California at Los Angeles, continue to medical school (possibly in California), then join the Navy Medical Corps. Would like to live overseas.

Why I was selected as a Young American: Academic standing, leadership qualities, kindness, diligence

What you should know about me: I love to travel. I’ve been to New Zealand, Australia, the Canadian Rockies and nearly 45 states. I also play guitar, and soprano, alto and tenor saxophone.


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