LAC honors accomplishments of HNHS students

Huntington North High School students (front row, from left) Elijah VanDine, Conner Hoke, Lauren Daas, Hannah Scher and Christopher Chesterman have been named Artists of the Month for February by the LaFontaine Arts Council.
Huntington North High School students (front row, from left) Elijah VanDine, Conner Hoke, Lauren Daas, Hannah Scher and Christopher Chesterman have been named Artists of the Month for February by the LaFontaine Arts Council. Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has recognized five Huntington North High School students as Artists of the Month for February.

The students are Hannah Christine Scher, Lauren Elizabeth Daas, Christopher Chesterman, Conner Hoke and Elijah VanDine.

Scher, a junior, was nominated by HNHS teacher Kari Highley for her work on The Campus, the school newspaper. Scher is co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper and leads by example, Highley says, meeting deadlines and writing inspirational articles. She is also willing to learn new skills to complete tasks left undone by others, Highley says.

Scher is the daughter of Chris and Mia Scher, rural Huntington.

Daas is editor of the HNHS yearbook, the DEKA, and was also nominated by Highley. Daas has worked to keep the yearbook consistent, visually pleasing and connected to the theme, Highley says.

Daas, a senior, is the daughter of Joel and Jane Daas, Huntington.

Chesterman, a junior, was nominated by teacher Chris Brisco for his accomplishments in the Viking New Tech program. Brisco calls Chesterman an innovative problem solver with outstanding work ethic and leadership skills.

Chesterman is the son of Anna Raver, Huntington.

Hoke, who was honored for his work on HNHS radio station WVSH, was nominated by teacher Nick Altman. Hoke, a junior, is in his third season announcing boys' basketball games on WVSH and his second season as play-by-play announcer.

Hoke is the son of Chris and Beth Hoke, rural Huntington.

VanDine, also nominated by Altman, was recognized for his work in the area of television. VanDine is the director of the weekly announcements show, "HNHS Today."

VanDine is a senior and the son of Bret and Holly VanDine, Huntington.

Complete caption: Huntington North High School students (front row, from left) Elijah VanDine, Conner Hoke, Lauren Daas, Hannah Scher and Christopher Chesterman have been named Artists of the Month for February by the LaFontaine Arts Council. With them are (back row, from left) nominating teacher Nick Altman, LaFontaine Arts Council representative Ruth Reed and nominating teachers Kari Highley and Chris Brisco.