By Paul Miller
Knightly News Co-Adviser
Congratulations are in order to Knightly News Reporter Brian Christiana, as he was elected the Knightly News president in a vote at a recent club meeting, held on Dec. 7. Ian Kemmerer was elected vice president in the same election.
Christiana, a Shamokin native and graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Coal Township, is a residential student in his sophomore year.
The positions became available due to the graduation of current Knightly News Club President Sherri Long, and the impending graduation of Knightly News Vice President Yuliani Sutedjo. Sutedjo will continue to serve in a mentor role to the new club officers until her graduation in March.
Christiana discussed several initiatives that he hopes to achieve in 2018 during a speech given to club members prior to the vote, including an increased emphasis on breaking news and the future for sports commentary for our basketball and baseball teams.
During his time with the Knightly News, Christiana has shown a tremendous dedication to club functions and activities, especially taking the initiative to encourage involvement in the club from peers and starting his own fantasy football podcast with Kemmerer.
While it is bittersweet to see our current club officers turning to the next stage of their lives, the club believes they are in good hands for 2018 and beyond.