This year’s High School Heroes, a group composed of 50 high school seniors, made their first of four visits with Hans Herr third graders in October. They handed out trading cards and brought show-and-tell-style favorite items. Each hero sat down with several small groups of third graders to discuss their high school lives, including future plans, hobbies and personal best practices.

Teachers nominate High School Heroes at the end of junior year and rising seniors are invited to become part of the program in the summer. Heroes train to be mentors by participating in a series of lessons based on positive decision-making and drug- and alcohol-free lifestyles.

High School Heroes have varied interests and extracurricular activities — sports, music, agriculture, academics — so that every elementary school child can feel connected and inspired.

This school year’s heroes are Alex Baker, Seth Beers, Andrew Bliss, Will Bray, Lauren Breneman, Luke Brodersen, Isabel Brown, Logan Burig, Lexi Campbell and Sophia Campbell.

Also, Namyah Crespo, Allyson Deihl, Corinna Dienner, Gabby Drumm, Jose Estevez, Christian Garver, Colleen Gilbert, Micah Gordley, Maddie Helm, Jess Herr, Kyra Hersh, Calvin Hill, Lillian Hoke, Nora Holmes, Emma Houck, Grant Kerchner and Taso Kovack.

Also, Darin Landis, Joel Lapp, Anne Leaman, Kenzie Lefever, Allyson Lindsley, Jordan Marcroft, Oliver Marvin, Emma Medlock, Anthony Milazzo, Lily Nauman, Jillian Pontz, Abbie Powell and Danae Ranck.

Also, Arielis Rivera, Aaron Rockensock, Fabiola Rodriguez, Nate Royer, Gabe Sanderson, Hannah Schultheis, Caleb Smoker, Donovan Thomann, Lexi Wagner and Andrew Wittemann.

Students of the Month

Two seniors and two juniors received recognition for their achievements at L-S High School in October. Honored as Pioneer Superlatives were:

Megan Stratton, a junior, who is an Inter-Club Council leader and a member of the Mini-THON executive committee, student council, Pioneer Interact Club, Varsity Club, National Honor Society, and the cross country and lacrosse teams. Megan is consistently on the distinguished honor roll and received Burrowes Scholars awards at the fifth and eighth grade levels. Outside of school, she volunteers for Girls on the Run.

Andrew Wittemann, senior class treasurer, Quiz Bowl team captain and league all-star, and a member of National Honor Society, L-S STEM Pioneers and STEM Club, Model United Nations, marching band, concert band, High School Heroes and the tennis team. Andrew is regularly on the distinguished honor roll and is a Burrowes Scholar award winner for science. Outside of school, he volunteers at the Lancaster Science Factory.

— Students of the Month were:

Namyah Crespo, a senior, who is a member of the High School Heroes program. She was the recipient of a Lancaster Chamber award and works at Main Street Closet in Willow Street.

Jonathan Klein, a junior, is the president and editor-in-chief of LS News, a school photographer, a set builder for plays and musicals, and a member of the lacrosse team. Outside of school, Jonathan is the photographer for Mission Church, a youth group host and a freelance photographer.

National Honor Society

Sixty-eight students were inducted into the Lampeter-Strasburg High School National Honor Society on Nov. 12. This year’s group of 61 juniors and seven seniors was selected based on academic excellence, community involvement and demonstration of leadership.

The inductees were Gibson Armstrong, Malaina Bauzon, Alexander Blank, Chloe Blantz, John Blochberger, Camryn Byler, Riley Dawson, Elizabeth Deardorff, Danielle DiPace, Kelliann Drummond, Nathan Eberly, Julianna Evans, Owen Fikkert, Daisy Frank, Joseph Frego, Kendall Hadesty, Gabrielle Harner, Olivia Harris, Karissa Hirt, Ema Hollinger, Elizabeth Horner, Joshua Horst, Liana Howe, Isabella Howells, Lauren Imhof, Bryce Johnson, Luke Kelly, Alexander Knapp, Bryce Kondras, Rowen Krantz, Isaiah Lamison, Darin Landis, Katherine Lapinsky, Jenna Lapp, Josephine Lau, Hailey Leaman, Jacob Long and Megan Manion.

Also, McKenzie Manning, Jordan Marcroft, Ava Martin, Jacklyn Martin, Colin McDonald, Caroline McEligot, Taylor Miller, Colten Morris, Fabiano Moscoso-Rondon, Molly Patches, Makensy Pletcher, Lauren Powell, Crosby Renninger, Samantha Reynolds, Riley Rinehard, Jocelyn Saurbaugh, Hannah Schultheis, Nicholas Smucker, Julie Stinson, Lily Stoltzfus, Megan Stratton, Jack Swarr, Kiana Sweger, Landon Teeter, Kira Thomas, Kylee Waller, Nasya Warfel, Emma Westcott, Morgan Whitaker and Alyssa Zaepfel.