Cocalico High School

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Juliana Martin

Sophomore

As one of Cocalico’s many talented musicians and actresses, Juliana Martin has gained a passion for music, theater, and media. Academics are of course a priority, but Juli has a calling for the arts. She has qualified for regional band and regional choir as a sophomore, and she studies clarinet privately. Juli takes part in all ensembles she can on her instrument and voice part, such as Cocalico’s audition choir, choralaires, and the school marching band. The music department is truly where Juli thrives, as she also serves as the Tri-M Music Honor Society Historian at Cocalico. Media Arts is another place where Juli shows her talent through Cocalico’s own TV Production classes. She also serves as her church’s children’s ministry photographer. While Juli is easily recognized by her positive attitude and contagious laugh, you might have seen her as a performer on the stage with the Cocalico Playmakers. Miss Martin is an involved and devoted student as well as a strong follower of Christ. She attends Cocalico Community Church and strives to use all of her talents to honor Him. Through and through, Juli Martin is a talented sophomore with a passion for the arts and for the relationships she has formed along the way. Cocalico is looking forward to Juli’s future and what she will do with everything she continues to toward.

Written by: Zoe Smith


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Megan Rodriguez

Senior

Megan Rodriguez is a junior at Cocalico High School, and she brings her great spirit to the tennis court and the classroom here at Cocalico. She keeps herself busy by playing on the school’s tennis team and running for the track team.  As a student, Megan challenges herself with an advanced course load. As a junior, she is an AP student with a love for science. Currently, she is taking AP Biology. She is also well-liked by her teachers. Outside of Cocalico, Megan holds true to her love for tennis. She plays for Cocalico and does extra training sessions outside of school. She also enjoys theater, as she loves starring in plays and musicals. At home, Megan enjoys cooking, and she sometimes brings treats into school for her classmates and her teachers. Looking towards her future, Megan is college bound, and she is planning to major in dentistry. She will continue to keep us smiling as she works toward her high goals.

 

Written by: Zoe Smith


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Will Meckley

Senior

Will Meckley is one of the many musically inclined students at Cocalico High School. Will is a senior who has spent the past four years achieving in all facets of music. He has made county and district band festivals every year of high school while also challenging himself with AP courses. Will is also a part of every band ensemble at Cocalico. Outside of Cocalico’s walls, he is an Eagle Scout, loves to lift at the weight room, and, of course, takes private saxophone lessons, which allow him to perform outside of school as well. It is sensible that Will hopes to study Music Performance at either Carnegie Mellon or Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His love for music comes from the desire to “come up with an idea and express it in a way that isn’t words or pictures.” Will states simply, “there’s nothing like it.” Will also manages to make every room a little better with a simple play of Careless Whisper on his alto saxophone. Cocalico hopes he never stops playing his own tune.

 

Written by: Zoe Smith


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Grace Templin

Senior

Grace Templin is an active member in her community here at Cocalico High School, and she has accomplished a lot in the past four years. Grace has participated in athletics, such as soccer and tennis, and she managed the boys volleyball team in the past. She is a proud member of the National Honor Society, the Leo Club, and is a senior writer for the Newspaper Club. Grace is a devoted student. She takes challenging classes, and Economics and the Stock Market and TV Studio are a couple of her favorites. Grace is always up to date on the latest trends and has a passion for fashion and a killer sense of style. Ms. Templin also has a talent for filmmaking and photography. Within Cocalico’s walls, Grace has inspired a lot of people and has been inspired herself. Mr. Buck, Grace’s TV Studio teacher, has taught her the importance of knowing and working towards your own goals, regardless of those who say you cannot achieve them. As well as Mr. Wolf, our Newspaper Club Advisor, who has instilled the need to give 100%, even when no one is watching because hard work does pay off. As Grace finishes her high school career this January, her future is bright. Looking to attend either Full Sail University, High Point University, or NYU, Grace will pursue a career in Media and Communications. Wherever her path leads, it will be successful, and she can always find her way home to Cocalico.

 

Written by: Zoe Smith


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Cara DiCiano

Senior

Cara DiCiano is a student who lights up a room with her laugh and stunning personality. Cara is known not just for her personality but her tennis skills as she is number one for the girls tennis team this year. She is a senior captain, an inspiration to her teammates, and has a hardworking attitude that has most people saying what a role model she is. Cara is not just a star on the courts; she works hard at school too. As a Senior at Cocalico High School, Cara has challenged herself by including Anatomy, a notoriously difficult class, in her schedule for her second semester. When asked what she likes most about school, she responded, “I always struggled with school, but I like pushing myself and working hard so I can prepare myself for college.” Cara is not afraid to push her limits to make herself a better, more well-rounded person and athlete. Along with tennis, Cara plays on the girls lacrosse team. In her free time, Cara often enjoys working out and playing tennis as well as being with her friends and family. She plans on going to Harcum College to become an occupational therapy assistant to continue challenging herself as she pursues her dreams. Outside of school, Cara also is involved in LEFC church in Lititz, where she helps in the nursery every other week. She is influenced by the people around her and is greatly inspired by her older sister, Abby. Cara is a well-rounded individual with a sparkling personality, big smile, and amazing work ethic.

 

Written by: Grace Templin