Six vie for Sir Valentine title

By on February 8, 2012



The nominees for this year's Sir Valentine distinction at Cocalico High School are (left to right) Alex Kupp, Brian Mulligan, Robert Pitrovich, Nicholas Voutsinos, Kyle Felpel and Joshua Lorah. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)The nominees for this year's Sir Valentine distinction at Cocalico High School are (left to right) Alex Kupp, Brian Mulligan, Robert Pitrovich, Nicholas Voutsinos, Kyle Felpel and Joshua Lorah. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)

The students at Cocalico High School will once again begin the tradition of choosing this year’s Sir Valentine.

A video will be played at a school-wide assembly that features six candidates: Kyle Felpel, Alex Kupp, Joshua Lorah, Brian Mulligan, Robert Pitrovich and Nicholas Voutsinos. The video is totally student-produced and will involve a staged funny portion, interviews with the candidates and a series of photos from childhood to their senior year.

After the assembly students will cast their votes. The winner will be announced at the Valentine’s Day dance on Feb. 11.

Here’s a little bit about this year’s contestants:

Kyle Felpel

Felpel is the son of son of M. Douglas and Patricia Felpel of Reamstown. Aside from sports, he likes to play ping-pong, lift weights and relax at his family’s cabin. He attends Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Felpel plans to major in engineering at the University of Alabama while participating in the school’s track program.

Brittany Graybill will be his escort.

Alex Kupp

Kupp is the son of David and Anita Kupp of Denver. In school he is a member of the LEO Club, Tri-M, choralaires, chamber choir, concert choir and participates in plays and musicals. He also is a member of the swim team.

In his free time, Kupp participates in his church’s Bible school program, Crop Walk and Habitat for Humanity.

He will travel to Temple University to major in theatrical set design.

Kupp’s date for the evening will be Leah Wallace.

Joshua Lorah

Lorah is the son of John and Janice Lorah of Reamstown. In addition to participating in county, district and regional chorus, he is also a member of Cocalico’s choir, choralaires, chamber choir, wind ensemble and symphonic band.

The student is involved in Cocalico Playmakers, the cross country team and track and field. Outside of school he volunteers for Ephrata Area Social Services food drives and runs for Relay for Life.

In the future, Lorah plans to attend University of Pittsburgh, where he will begin studying to become a neurosurgeon.

Lorah’s escort will be Emily Zimmerman.

Brian Mulligan

Mulligan is the son of Daniel and Melissa Mulligan of Denver. While at Cocalico High School, he has served as treasurer for student government, coeditor of the yearbook and is a member of the national Honor Society.

His future plans include majoring in communications at the University of Pittsburgh in hopes of becoming a publisher.

Mulligan will be escorted by Desirae Davis.

Robert Pitrovich

Pitrovich is the son of Daniel and Misty Pitrovich of Schoeneck. He is a member of the tennis team and has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.

Outside of school, Pitrovich enjoys jogging and movies. Pitrovich plans to attend the University of Maine to study engineering.

Pitrovich’s date for the event will be Jane Volynets.

Nicholas Voutsinos

Voutsinos is the son of Angelo and Wendy Voutsinos of Reamstown. The captain of the swim team, he is also a member of the cross country team and secretary of the LEO Club.

In his free time, Voutsinos serves as a co-chair for the Heart Walk Team and enjoys running.

In the future, he plans to attend either Ursinus College, The University of Pittsburgh or Temple University.

Voutsinos has chosen Tara Rakiewicz as his escort.

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