Double “R” Twirlettes to host patriotic show

Double R Twirlettes

The Double “R” Twirlettes will present “Twirling Across the USA” Sunday, May 15th at 6 p.m. at Mid Valley Secondary Center. The show will feature the Twirlettes as they perform to songs about their favorite U.S. landmarks.

To purchase tickets please call 489-1935 or visit Tickets will also be available at the door. The recital will benefit the Boys and Girls Club. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y.  Mercatili.

Pictured is graduating senior and show soloist, Angelica Plappert, a senior at Dunmore High School who is also currently representing the school as Miss Buck.


High school bands feature Double “R” Twirlettes

The Double “R” Twirlettes have been well represented this football season as 19 group members twirl with six different high school band. Among the group is Angelica Plappert, who is Miss Buck at Dunmore High School. The girls are all students of Kathleen Y. Mercatili, director of the Double “R” Twirlettes.

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Shown seated on ground, from left, are: Lindsey Kausmeyer, Angelica Plappert, Miss Buck, and Haylie Ray. Kneeling, same order: Virginia Miller, Gianna Manzo, Amy Driscoll, Madison Doyle, Masmine Carmella, Morgan Tullio, Gabrielle Gentile, Natalie Buchinski and Christina Szymczyk.

Standing: Hanna Neiswander, Jessie Doyle, Klarissa Cwynar, Kiera Lucash, Amanda Varaska, Lindsay Griffiths and Victoria Feola.

New Miss Buck Looks to be Strong Role Model

By Steve Svetovich

She is humble, kind, wholesome, sweet and caring. She is Dunmore High School senior Angelica Plappert—Dunmore High School’s new Miss Buck for the  2015-2016 school year.

Daughter of Robert and Victoria Plappert, Dunmore, Angelica said she felt “relieved, happy and excited” when learning she was chosen to be Miss Buck on April 2, 2015 and said that she will do her very best to represent Dunmore High School.

“This is very rewarding,” Angelica said. “As Miss Buck, I want to represent Dunmore High School very well and hopefully have the younger students look up to me as a role model. I hope we have a great year with all sports, cheerleading, academics and everything else.”

Soft spoken and polite, Angelica will be in her fourth year as a basketball cheerleader. She also plays varsity soccer and is a member of SADD and TACT clubs. Her best academic subject is English.

The DHS basketball cheerleading coach is Maura Dempsey. “She always tells us to do our best and try to give a good performance.”

Angelica said her parents taught her a lot over the years. “They teach me to never give up. They tell me to keep pushing and do my best,” she said. “My parents were very happy for me and proud when they found out I was Miss Buck. They felt I did my best and it worked out for me.”

Angelica’s dad is president of the Dunmore Sherwood Park Youth Association. He was recently a chairperson for the third annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park. And no doubt, Angelica’s parents are very proud of her accomplishments.

Energetic and positive, Angelica set a goal to become Miss Buck and did it.

She talked about her future goals beyond high school. “I want to go to college in the medical field. I am not sure where I will go yet, but I want to help sick people. It would be a good feeling helping them to get better.”

Angelica has a strong work ethic and does volunteer work in her spare time..The Dunmore senior worked this past summer as a lifeguard at Montage Mountain. Angelica also volunteers at the Saint Joseph’s Day Care Center in Dunmore.

The new Miss Buck said she loves country music and would like to see Luke Bryan in concert. Her hobbies include playing sports, cheerleading, working and friends. Angelica is really looking forward to her senior year at Dunmore.

“Dunmore has been a great experience for me. I want to make the most of every single moment and have a lot of fun in my senior year,” said Angelica. “I really look forward to representing Dunmore as Miss Buck. It’s going to be a great year at Dunmore High School.”