The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 15, 2013

Young American: Christopher Malafronte of Danville

The Daily Item

— Young Americans from Valley high schools for April, as announced by the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce include:

Name: Christopher Malafronte

School: Danville Area High

Parents: Christopher and Mary Malafronte

Hometown: Danville

My talents or hobbies: Swimming, skiing, running and triathlons

Among the leadership positions I have held: Captain of the cross-country and swimming teams; board of directors of the Spanish Club; swim lesson instructor, lifeguard.

Among my special achievements and awards: National Spanish Exam Bronze Award; National Honor Society; state qualifier in swimming; five-time district swimming medalist; 700 Club for SATs; AP Scholar with distinction award.

How I have given back to the community: Participate yearly in the Catholic Heart Work Camp.

My plans upon graduation: Attend a four-year university and continue on to medical school.

Why I was selected to be a Young American: For my application to both athletics and academics.

What you should know about me: I never give up, even if it takes years.