* Contestant biographies are printed as received, and are only edited for spelling/grammatical errors if necessary.
Tiffany Carver is 18 and resides in Shippensburg. She is the daughter of Ronda Carver-Hoover. Tiffany graduated from the Shippensburg Area Senior High School in May with honors. She also went to the Franklin County Career and Technology Center for the Vet Assisting program, where she got her certification. She was also involved in the National Technical Honor Society.
While at the CareerTech center she was Vice President of the CareerTech’s FFA for two years in a row. Her FFA team placed 2nd in the states convention last year, and they go to go to compete in The Big E convention at Massachusetts. She also participated in Skills USA and HOSA. She recently placed first in a HOSA Vet Science completion and had the opportunity to go to Florida to compete internationally in June. While in high school she did two years of competition cheerleading and two years cheering for the high school varsity cheer team.
Tiffany currently works full-time at the Shippensburg Animal Hospital while waiting to attend Wilson College this fall. She will be majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. In her free time she like to do nails, crafts, soak up the sun, and spend quality time with family and friends. Tiffany would also like to thank her sponsor Kings Court Tanning, and she wishes everyone the best of luck.
Sara Jones is the eighteen-year-old daughter of Barb Jones and Dennis Jones, and the step-daughter of Steve Moffat Jr, all of Shippensburg. She is the granddaughter of John and Helen McKenrick, as well as the granddaughter of Bonnie Jones, and the great-granddaughter of Susie Suders, Shippensburg. She has one older sibling; Dalton. Sara is a recent 2017 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School as well as a graduate of Franklin County Career and Technology Center where she earned her certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. While in high school, Sara was the president of the medical assisting’s chapter for Health Occupational Students of America, where she attended the annual conference in Lancaster and won fifth in states for her health career poster display on Trauma Nursing, and also organized the chapter’s fundraising and trips. Sara also was a member of the first aid club at SASHS. Sara enjoys spending time with her friends and family and volunteering in the community in her free time, as well as hunting and fishing with her grandfather, John. She is employed at Menno Haven in Chambersburg, PA where she loves her job and the interaction with the residents.
Sara has been active volunteer firefighter at the Cumberland Valley Hose Company for the past four years, where she has grown a strong passion for firefighting and giving back to the Shippensburg community. Being a volunteer has opened up many opportunities for her, one being able to complete an EMT-B course while in high school at HACC. Sara has also completed many other educational firefighting module courses through HACC and Bucks County Community College. Sara was also rewarded as the Junior Firefighter of the Year in 2015 and the Keith R. Hess Scholarship Memorial Fund in 2017, which she will use towards her education in the healthcare field. Sara will be attending Penn State Mont Alto beginning in the fall of 2017 to work towards earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing for the next four years, with an end goal to become a Certified Registered Flight Nurse. Sara is honored to be sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Hose Company No. 2.
Stephanie Jones is the daughter of Maynard and Amy Jones of Shippensburg. Her grandparents are Jack and Norma Diehl of Shippensburg, and H.L. Jones and Juanita Jones. She has two sisters, Heather Renga of York, PA and Kayla Jones of Shippensburg.
Stephanie is a graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School, and plans to attend Lebanon Valley College in the fall to major in Physical Therapy.
In high school, Stephanie was a member of the National Honor Society, and Math Honor Society. She was also invoiced in the Ignite Club and Drama Club where she was the treasurer.
Stephanie was very active in the music department as well. She participated in Marching Band playing bass drum and Concert Band playing bassoon for four years and was Treasurer her senior year. She was also a member of the Orchestra where she played bass for four years, a member of the Chorus for four years, and was in Sharps for two years. Stephanie participated in the PMEA District Band for her Junior and Senior year, as well as the PMEA State Regional Band with her bassoon. She was also a member of the PMEA All State Band her junior year.
Stephanie is an active member of Shippensburg Community Church where she participates in their youth group and worship team. She also enjoys volunteering at the King’s Kettle Food Pantry.
Thank you to Shetron’s Tire Service, Inc., for sponsoring Stephanie.
Talon Killian is the daughter of Shannon Killian-McCombie and Lonny Killian, both of Shippensburg. She has two siblings, Taylor and Maison. Talon is going into her senior year at Shippensburg Area High School. She also attends Franklin County Career & Technology Center for Cosmetology. Talon is currently employed with Meraki Salon and Spa in Chambersburg.
Talon enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her favorite place to vacation is the beach. Some of her hobbies include swimming, kayaking, fishing, and riding motorized vehicles. She also enjoys concert and going to the movies.
Throughout high school, Talon was on the cheerleading team. She was also involved in the Honors Program, Prom committee, and the Maroon Platoon. One of her favorite things to do in the fall is attend the football game every Friday night.
Talon’s plan in the near future is to get her cosmetology license. She would like to attend Shippensburg University, majoring in Business, to one day manager a hair salon of her own. Talon is sponsored by Meraki Salon and Spa.
Becca Kline is the daughter of Michelle and James Angle and Kevin and Dee Kline. She is also the sister of Colton Rine, who is currently on deployment in Australia with the U.S. Marines. She is 18 years old and just graduated Shippensburg Area Senior High School in May. While in high school she was involved in many clubs and activities. Becca was in the FFA, Key Club, and Art Honors Society. She was also a cheerleader for all 4 years. While in cheerleading her senior year, Becca received the VFW Cheerleader of the Year Award. She also was an All American and had the opportunity to go to London, England to represent Shippensburg. In the fall Becca will be attending Slippery Rock University to major in Recreational Therapy. She would like to thank her sponsor West End Fire and Rescue for this opportunity and would like to wish all of the other girls good luck in all their future endeavors.
Lacey Maclay is the daughter of Tim and Tammy Maclay. She has four older siblings- Laura, Lindsey, Logan, and Luke. Lacey is a 2017 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School where she graduated as the Salutatorian of her class. Throughout high school, she was an active member of National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Environmental club, Ski and Snowboard club, and Key club. She also was the Vice President of both Interact club and SHINE. Lacey played the trumpet for the high school marching band for all four years. She attends Middle Spring Presbyterian church, and is a member of the youth group there. In her free time, Lacey enjoys traveling, snowboarding, going on adventures, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. In the fall, she plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh to pursue a degree in nursing. Lacey would like to thank her family, friends, and sponsor, the Shippensburg Vigilant Hose Company, for all their support.
Cameron Rhea Sharpe, 18, is the daughter of Tammy Killian and John “Jay” Sharpe. She is the granddaughter of Jay and Loretta Clouse, John and Janie Sharpe, and great-granddaughter of Robert Fox. She was born in Chambersburg and raised in Shippensburg PA, where she attended Shippensburg School District. She graduated from Shippensburg Area Senior High, Class of 2017, with honors. Throughout High School she attended Franklin County Career and Technology Center for Electromechanical Technology and had an opportunity to go on CO-OP at Tele-Plus Corporation in Hagerstown, MD. She volunteers at Cumberland Valley Hose Company 53 and plans to take her father’s interior burn class in the fall. In her free time, she likes to read, play soccer with her little brother and sister, Charles and Rachel, and spend time with her family. She is now working at Big Richards Pizza and intends to go into the Army Reserves then onto college for Nursing. She would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Krissy’s Blue Vase for sponsoring her and giving her this opportunity.
Dylan Bre’Anna Zinn is a 2017 graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School. She is the daughter of Travis and Stacey Zinn and has an older sister Danielle, along with a younger brother, Elijah. She works as a server at Knute’s Pub and Grille and has been an employee there for over a year. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach, adventuring and spending time with her friends and family.
While in high school, Dylan was active in field hockey and graduated with honors. In the fall, she will be attending Horry Georgetown Tech where she will be pursuing her interest in nursing with the hopes of one day becoming a neonatal nurse. Dylan would like to thank her parents, friends and sponsor, T&G Car Sales for supporting her.