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Physics has often been an unfavorable subject among students. However, for Jessica Owrutsky, it’s a favorite. Contrary to expectations, she enjoys math and science the most, and excels in both classes.
After several years of hard work and dedication to her school work, Owrutsky earned the title of December student of the month.
This year, the robotics team welcomed Owrutsky and she assisted them in creating their competition robot. A robotics competition took place on January 24 where teams competed to see which robot they constructed could win amongst others.
Owrutsky stays fairly involved when it comes to extracurricular activities. She enjoys being involved in the school RLA-TV studio to help with the announcements. When school musicals take place, Owrutsky helps with the lighting fixtures for each scene.
In her free time, Owrutsky likes to be with her family and friends. “In my free time I like to work on our competition physics robot,” Owrutsky said. “I also study for my other classes with friends at Starbucks.”
She models her work ethic after her two older sisters Lea and Jen who attend college at Millersville and Penn State, which are schools she aspires to go to. “They do really well in school.” Owrutsky said. “They’re both amazing.”
Junior Isaac Sattazahn was chosen for student of the month in December. His life both in and out of school revolves around his passion for music.
In school he is involved symphonic band, orchestra, choir, pit orchestra for musical, marching band, jazz band, and concert band, along with PMEA district and regional festivals. Outside of school, he participates in the York Youth Symphony and is a part of a jazz band called ‘Run for your Life’.
Isaac has played the euphonium for the past eight years, as well as the electric and string base for nine. He also sang in the school choir for five years.
At a young age, he began playing piano because his parents wanted him to follow in their musically inclined footsteps.
“Playing the piano laid out the way I adapted to other music things, and helped me improve musically,” Sattazahn said.
Although his life is usually taken up by music, his favorite subject is German because, “it’s cool and the language has a rich history.”
In his free time, he likes to practice and plan for ensembles. After graduating, he would like to continue his music career and go to college to major in Music Production or Music Business.