Morgan Hallas is Canton Repository Teen of the Month

By Sammie Miller — Each month the Canton Repository selects two of Stark County’s most outstanding and motivated high school seniors and honors them with a spread in the newspaper known as “Teen of the Month.” Each month GlenOak high school seems to be misrepresented as GlenOak students are hardly ever named Teen of the Month. This month, senior Morgan Hallas broke that trend.

“It was an incredible honor to be named Teen of the Month,” Hallas said. He is the first GlenOak student to be selected as Teen of the Month for three years.

Hallas was one of many candidates who were selected to fill out applications for Teen of the Month. Teens of the Month are selected by the Teen Board, which consists of high school seniors in each of the area schools. Senior Keirsten Heckel currently serves as the GlenOak High School Representative.

“We select students who have their applications filled out completely in the areas of clubs and activities, sports, fine arts, community service, and awards and honors,” Heckel said. “Those who win are the ones who are most involved in a wide variety of things.”

Hallas has always been an outstanding student. He is one of the top students in his class and earned a spot among this year’s academic achievers with his stellar GPA. However, Hallas knows this honor goes far beyond what is taught in the classroom.

“You have to get good grades and have a competitive GPA to be a candidate, but your involvement in in-school and out-of-school activities plays an equally large role.”

Hallas has taken part in numerous activities for the past four years—some of which include Cross Country,Tennis, Academic Challenge, Canton Youth Symphony, Key Club, and National Honor Society. While Hallas has been recognized at GlenOak for standing out as one of the GlenOak’s most academically and well-rounded students, this honor separates his achievements as some of the best in Stark County.

“I am very proud of this accomplishment.” Hallas said.

[Updated Aug. 6, 2017: This article has been reformatted for consistency.]