Achievements & Honors
Student of the Month
May: Henna Lehman
Henna Lehman, a Senior in Drafting and Design Technology program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for May. She is the daughter of Amber and Brandon Lehman, Danville; Kristin Litchard, Hughesville.
Henna is a member of SkillsUSA where she serves as treasurer, National Technical Honor Society as president and when she participated in cheer she was the treasurer of the Captains Club. Henna cheered for CMAVTS from 2019-2022 and was captain during the winter season of her Sophomore year and fall season of Junior year. She lettered all seasons during Sophomore and Junior year. During her time as a cheerleader she was named most enthusiastic and most improved. When Henna participated at the District Skills Competition she won two 2nd place medals.
Henna has been a part of the Co-Op program at CMAVTS working as a drafter at Marr Development. She plans to enter the workforce after graduation.
April: Julia Anderson
Julia Anderson, a Senior in Printing and Graphic Communications program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for April. She is the daughter of Jennifer Szkodny of Benton.
Julia is a member of the ski club, SkillsUSA, co-host of VTTV and National Honor Society Vice President. She is also a National Technical Honor Society Member as well as being involved with Student Council and the 2023 Class President and art club co-president. Julia has been named to the distinguished honor roll, honor roll and received the School Count Awards. She also placed 1st for the 2022 Susquehanna Litho Club Student Print Contest.
Julia plans to attend Bloomsburg University to major in Biology, following
graduation she plans to continue her education and gain a master’s in marine
March: Aurora Smith
Aurora Smith, a Senior in the Health Professionals and Related Clinical Sciences program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for March. She is the daughter of Karl Smith (Drums) and Jennifer Wolfe (Nescopeck).
Aurora has been involved with the Art Club, Envirothon, National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. She had also been named to Distinguished Honors. Aurora plans to attend Shippensburg University to double major in International Studies and History with a minor German.
February: Alyssa Friend
Alyssa Friend, a Senior in the Health Sciences program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for February. She is the daughter of Kara and Richard Friend, Bloomsburg.
Alyssa participated on the cheer team where she received a letter and pin. She has also been named to the honor roll. After graduation, Alyssa plans to become a LPN and work in a hospital setting.
January: Nathaniel Chyko
Nathaniel Chyko, a Senior in the Machining Technology program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for January. He is the son of Jessica and Joseph Chyko, Bloomsburg.
Nathaniel is a member of the Distinguished Honor Roll. He also participated in wrestling and cross country. Nathaniel has been a part of the Co-Op program working at the Benton Foundry and Pattern Shop Machinist.
After graduation, Nathaniel plans to enter the military as a Marine and work in the machining or welding field.
December: Laura Mausteller
Laura Mausteller, a senior in the Drafting and Design Technology program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for December. She is the daughter of Tracy and Allen Mausteller both of Bloomsburg.
Laura is a member of the National Honor Society and Youth in Philanthropy. She has been named to the Distinguished Honor Roll. Laura is president of SkillsUSA and secretary of the Captain’s Club. She is also a member of the soccer team, where she was captain for two years and earned a varsity letter for three years. In the community, Laura volunteers as a Firefighter with the Mifflin Twp. Volunteer Fire Company and is a member of DanceWorks by Amber.
After graduation, Laura plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology to earn an associate’s degree in architecture.
November: Mia Patnaude
Mia Patnaude, a Senior in the Health Sciences program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for November.
She is the niece of Charlene Mowrey Bloomsburg.
Mia is a member of the National Honor Society. She also has helped with the senior slideshow. Mia has received a varsity letter in softball in 2021.
After graduation, Mia plans to attend Bloomsburg University to study Medical Imaging.
October: Hunter Woodruff
Hunter Woodruff, a Senior in the Machining Technology program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for October. He is the son of Karen and Michael Woodruff Danville.
Hunter is a member of the National Honor Society. He also has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll. After graduation, Hunter plans to enter the workforce and work on his family’s farm.
September: Riley Temple
Riley Temple, a Senior in the Electrical Occupations program at Columbia-Montour AVTS, has been named student of the month for September. He is the son of Crystal and Eric Temple of Berwick.
Riley is a member of the Captains Club. He also participates in football, wrestling and track and field. Last year, he received the coaches award for football. Riley participates in the cooperative education program and is currently employed by Dyco Inc., in Bloomsburg, as an electrician. After graduation, Riley plans to continue working for Dyco Inc.