BCFSC Graduating Seniors
Congratulations Class of 2020!
I am a graduated senior from Blackhawk High School. I have been involved in figure skating since I was 3 years old. I also enjoy participating in ice dance and was a part of the Steel City Blades synchronized skating team for 4 years. In addition to figure skating, I’ve been playing piano and violin for 11 years. I plan to study music education at Geneva College this fall. While in college, I plan to continue coaching figure skating and hockey. My advice to young skaters would be to continue to follow your heart and do what you love. Even though life might not always seem like everything’s working out, never give up and trust that God will get you through and bring you out stronger than before!
Kate Houser is graduating from Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School. She has been a member of Beaver County Figure Skating Club since 2018. During that time she has been under the awesome and supportive coaching of Christine Miller and Dean Miller. Kate loves working with children, so one of her favorite things to do is teaching Learn To Skate to the next generation of skaters at the Pittsburgh Penguins Skating Academy and Hess Skating Academy. After graduation, Kate plans to take a gap year to travel abroad. In the fall of 2021, she will attend Point Park University to major in Sports, Arts and Entertainment Management. Kate’s advice for younger skaters is no matter how old you are or whether you think you can do something or not, it’s never too late to start something you're passionate about.
Hi! My name is Emma Marnik. I am a graduating senior from Blackhawk High School. I started skating when I was in about 2nd grade. From the minute I stepped on the ice I fell in love. For many years I have dedicated myself to this sport and to this day I cannot see myself without skating. In the fall I will be attending Liberty University where I’ll be majoring in Elementary Education, minoring in Spanish, and continuing my figure skating career on the University’s Collegiate team. Some advice that I would give to a younger skater would be to never give up, and to always remember why you chose skating. Sometimes you need a little reminder why you love to skate so much. (Also...always have fun! Never let nerves get the best of you. You can do something very special that not many people can!)