Seniors Waltz Into Cotillion

Cotillion members, from left, are Rebekah Horsky, Maguire Glass and Sarah Horsky.

WHEELING — The members of the 2018 Viennese Winter Ball Cotillion will be introduced as they descend the grand staircase at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center during the Patron Party on Saturday.

The Cotillion is comprised of 10 young women and 10 young men who are seniors at local schools. Dr. Michael Maroney and Tiffany Buff are sponsors of the 2018 Cotillion.

The Viennese Winter Ball takes place Feb. 3 in Glessner Auditorium in Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park. Organized by an 18-member committee, the ball serves to generate funds for the Wheeling Symphony. The Viennese Winter Ball Committee has donated $150,000 to the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra during the last five years.

The young women chosen for the 2018 Cotillion are as follows:

Mary Katherine Bedway of Belmont. The daughter of Jonathan and Jessica Bedway, Mary is a senior at The Linsly School where she is a four-year letterman on the Linsly basketball team and a two-year letterman on the volleyball team. She serves as a senior prefect and is the vice president of the West Virginia Junior Classical League, a leader of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and a National Honor Society member. Mary plans to double major in anthropology and business in college.

Cotillion members, from left, Mary Bedway and Jack Fencl, Clare Miller and Mario Saludes, and Allison Holmstrand and Jack Stryker.

Abigail Elizabeth Delk of Wheeling. The daughter of David and Betsy Delk, Abbey is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she serves as vice president of Park Players, president of the French Club, division leader of the Speech Team and is a member of Key Club and Poetry Out Loud. She plays violin for the orchestra and is a three-year letterman for the soccer team. Abbey plans to attend college in the fall.

Jamie Alexis Fogle of Wheeling. The daughter of James and Stephanie Fogle, Jamie is a senior at Martins Ferry High School where she is a varsity member of the cross-country, swimming and track teams. She serves as the secretary for the National Honor Society and is a member of the Spanish Club and the Chy-Phy (science) Club. She works as a lifeguard at Martins Ferry City Pool and volunteers at Wheeling Hospital’s Safety Town. Jamie plans to attend West Liberty University and major in communications.

Lucy Daria Harman of Wheeling. The daughter of Anne D. Harman, Lucy is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she lettered as a member of the varsity soccer team and belongs to Drug Free Clubs of America. She volunteers for both Wheeling Hospital and Oglebay Institute. Lucy plans to attend West Virginia University and obtain a degree in the health care field.

Allison Kay Holmstrand of Wheeling. The daughter of Jeffrey and Linda Holmstrand, Allison is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she is a member of the varsity cross-country and swim teams as well as the orchestra. Her other activities include Key Club and Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership. Allison plans to major in business in college.

Rebekah Jeannette Horsky of Wheeling. The daughter of Drs. Leah Jones and Timothy Horsky, Rebekah is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she is a member of Hi-Y, Math Club, Students Together Achieving Real Success (STARS), Park Players and orchestra. She is a judicial scholar and attended the Governor’s Honor Academy, the Governor’s School for the Arts and the Wheeling Youth Leadership program. Rebekah dances for Turn It Out Dance Academy. She is a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital and a Regional Environmnetal Action Program (REAP) counselor. Rebekah plans to attend college in the fall and major in biomedical engineering.

Cotillion members from left are from left, are Madeline Mandel and John Bisbocci, Lucy Harman and Andrew Gamble, and Jamie Fogle and Samuel Fuller.

Sarah Jeannette Horsky of Wheeling. The daughter of Drs. Leah Jones and Timothy Horsky, Sarah is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she served as secretary of the junior class and is secretary of the senior class and Student Council. She is a member of Hi-Y, Park Players, STARS, Math Club, a freshman mentor and student ambassador. Sarah is a judicial scholar and attended the Governor’s Honor Academy, the Governor’s School for the Arts, West Virginia Girls State and the Wheeling Youth Leadership program. Sarah dances for Turn It Out Dance Academy. She is a volunteer at Wheeling Hospital and a REAP counselor. Sarah plans to major in chemical engineering in college.

Katherine Profitt Leary of Wheeling. The daughter of Brendan and Jamie Leary, Katherine is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she serves as president of the Thespians and a division leader of the Speech Team. She is a member of the Young Patriots Choir and Park Players. Katherine attended West Virginia Girls State and Girls Nation. She plans to get a degree in political science and attend law school.

Clare Marie Miller of Wheeling. The daughter of Greg and Tammy Miller, Clare is a senior at The Linsly School where she serves as head prefect. She is a member of SADD, Spanish Club, Classics Club, National Honor Society and the Latin National Honors Society. Clare also serves as captain of Linsly’s soccer and track teams. She plans on studying international relations or public relations in college.

Madeline Grace Mandel of Wheeling. The daughter of Dr. David and Erin Mandel, Madeline is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where she is a member of the Speech Team, Drug Free Clubs of America and Park Players. She serves as vice president of the Thespians and is a member of the International Thespian Society. She dances at Oglebay Institute School of Dance and is a company member. Madeline attended the Governor’s School for the Arts. She volunteers as a freshman mentor and a REAP counselor. Madeline plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh in the fall.

The young men named to the 2018 Cotillion are as follows:

Cotillion members from left are from left, Katherine Leary and Maguire Glass, Rebekah Horsky and Michael Runkle, and Abigail Delk and Jacob Nickell.

John Logan Bisbocci of Belmont. The son of Dr. Brady and Cindy Bisbocci, John is a senior at Martins Ferry High School where he serves on the forensics team and Model United Nations. John plans to attend college in the fall and major in history and pre-law.

John Sterling Fencl of Wheeling. The son of Brian and Tracey Fencl, Jack is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where he is a member of the baseball team. He also serves on the Debate Team and Model UN and is an umpire for youth baseball. Jack plans to attend college and law school, and to pursue elected office in the future.

Samuel Byrd Fuller of Wheeling. The son of Kathy Shapell and Charles Fuller, Sam is a senior at The Linsly School where he is a member of the track and cross-country teams. He is a judicial scholar and a senior prefect. Sam is a member of Key Club, Spanish Club, Model UN and Fishing Club. He plans to attend American University in the fall.

Andrew Philip Gamble of Wheeling. The son of Howard and Amy Gamble, Andrew is a senior at The Linsly School where he serves as a senior prefect, chairman of the Academic Committee, senior class president and Key Club president. He is a member of the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, French Club, History Club and Environmental Club, and participates in Model UN and forensics. Andrew attended the Governor’s Honor Academy. He is a cadet ambassador at Linsly and volunteers at Ohio Valley Medical Center. Andrew plans to attend college to study political science and pre-law.

Maguire Lee Glass of Wheeling. The son of Shane and Lori Glass, Maguire is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where he serves as president of Park Players. He is a member of the Young Patriots Chamber Choir and Speech Team. He attended American Legion Mountaineer Boys State. Maguire plans to attend West Virginia University in the fall and major in theater design and technology.

Derek Edward Dearth of Wheeling. The son of Ken Dearth, Derek is a senior at Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he is a member of the hockey and lacrosse teams. He is senior class vice president and serves as president of the Rho Kappa Honors Society and secretary of the National Honor Society. He attended Mountaineer Boys State and is a member of the Drug Free Clubs of America, Pontifical Crew, Diocesan Youth Board and United Way Junior Board. Derek is seeking an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and plans to major in the science field.

Jacob Wesley Nickell of Wheeling. The son of the Rev. Margie Carr and Wesley Nickell, Jacob is a senior at Wheeling Park High School where he is a letterman in varsity golf. He is a member of the orchestra, West Virginia All-State Orchestra, National Honor Society, Young Life and the Wheeling Youth Symphony. Jacob will be playing golf for the University of Indianapolis this fall where he plans to pursue a degree in accounting.

Michael David Runkle of Wheeling. The son of David and Michelle Runkle, Michael is a senior at Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he plays on the varsity football and lacrosse teams. He is a member of the Spanish Club and the We Stop Hate Club and participates in Math Field Day. Michael will attend West Liberty University and major in business.

Mario Thierry Aquino Saludes of Wheeling. The son Drs. Melvin and Marissa Saludes, Mario is a senior at Spring Creek Academy and Jim McLean Golf Academy in Plano, Texas, where he is a member of the golf team. In addition to playing tournaments, Mario participates in SADD, Spanish Club and yearbook. Mario plans to play golf in college and pursue a science degree.

Jack Thomas Stryker of Wheeling. The son of Kevin and Carol Stryker, Jack is a senior at Wheeling Central Catholic High School where he is a member of the varsity football, soccer, swim and track teams. He serves as president of the National Honor Society and president of Student Enrollment Booster Club. He is a judicial scholar and member of Key Club, Science Bowl, Peer Ministry, Quiz Bowl and Pontifical Crew. Jack will attend the United States Military Academy this fall where he plans to study engineering.

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