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Lower Dauphin High School students Spencer, Machamer receive monthly honors

Posted 4/10/18

Two Lower Dauphin High School seniors recently were honored with monthly awards.

Gwen Machamer was named young woman of the month for March by the Hummelstown Women’s Club.

Gwen is the …

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Lower Dauphin High School students Spencer, Machamer receive monthly honors

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Two Lower Dauphin High School seniors recently were honored with monthly awards.

Gwen Machamer was named young woman of the month for March by the Hummelstown Women’s Club.

Gwen is the daughter of David and Michelle Machamer. She played girls volleyball her freshman year and, after injuries, became the team manager for both boys and girls teams for the rest of high school. She is a member of the Volunteen group and participated in Diversity Club. She also shaved her head at the high school’s Mini-THON in a show of solidarity for children with cancer.

She is active in volunteerism and holds a part-time job. She is training a therapy dog.

She plans to attend Harrisburg Area Community College and then transfer to a four-year school to major in nursing or early childhood education.

Clay Spencer was named young student of the month March by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown.

Clay is the son of Kevin and Michele Spencer. He is a four-year member of the football team and a co-captain, playing wide receiver and defensive back. He is a three-year varsity letterman with the baseball team where he is an outfielder. Clay is class president and a member of Class Council. He is a three-year member of the National Honor Society, the National Science Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society. He is a two-year member of Student Council.

Clay is active with Mini-THON, and he competed in the Mr. Mini-THON pageant and organized a teachers vs students basketball game to benefit the cause. He is active with his church and has done mission work in Detroit. He also works at Hersheypark.

He plans to attend a Juniata College, continue his football career, and major in biology with the goal of becoming an orthopedic doctor.