Shannon Pendergrast has been selected as a Scranton Times/Tribune “Scholastic Superstar.” On Thursday, April 20, Shannon was honored along with more than 2 dozen others by The Times-Tribune at their medal awarding ceremony.

This is the 23rd class of Scholastic Superstars who our local newspaper refers to as “students who excel in academics, serve their communities and act as role models to their peers.”

Shannon was chosen based on a commendable scholastic and extracurricular record while attending Carbondale Area. Shannon is currently ranked first out of approximately 115 students in the senior class.

Shannon is a member of the National Honor Society and the Distinguished Honor Roll. Shannon is also a member of the Spanish Club, Physics Club, Science/Technology Club and the Scholastic Bowl Team. Shannon has played the clarinet in the Marching Band throughout high school.

Kathleen and Thomas Pendergrast, Carbondale are Shannon’s parents.

I asked our Scholastic Superstar to tell us what being selected for this honor feels like and Shannon replied, “It’s a great honor and I’d like to thank my teachers for helping me to get this far” Shannon hopes to attend MIT to pursue a degree Electrical Engineering.

We at Carbondale Area recognize Shannon’s accomplishments and send congratulations on being selected as a Scranton Times/Tribune Scholastic Superstar.