The American Heart Association is proud to announce that Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School was the recipient of a National American Heart Challenge Award.
The school received the award for achieving eighth place nationally for funds raised by a high school during the 2019-20 school year.
CAJSHS raised $12,930, besting last year’s total of $9,101 by $3,829, according to Jeanine (Campagna) Romanowicz, AHA youth market director.
“Tangi Borden, advisor, and the senior Queen/King of Hearts candidates, consistently demonstrate leadership, creativity, commitment and passion to help further the important work of AHA, as they strive to save and improve lives.
The American Heart Association would also like to again recognize the individual CAJSHS student who “most exemplified” the above-mentioned qualities as well as the 2020 Queen of Hearts.
That student is Kelseekay Charles, who single-handedly raised $4,035. She is the daughter of Michael and Bobbi Jo Charles of Clearfield and granddaughter of Jimmer Seger and Denise Howell of Morrisdale.
As the eldest of five, she’s participated in marching band, concert band, school plays, Helping Hands, Key Club, Queen of Hearts and choir. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars.
Kelseekay plans to attend Mount Aloysius College, Cresson Pa., with a major in medical biotechnology. Her main goal and focus are to help others, not only in her personal life, but also professionally as she develops her career in the medical field.
The runner-up for Queen of Hearts was Madison Davis, who raised $2,525. “All of the candidates worked diligently toward their goals in supporting the fight against heart disease and stroke,” Romanowicz said.