Saadé Saláman-Maclara, Twin Valley Senior High Principal Bill Clement and Michael Haak
Saadé Salamán-Maclara was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She became part of the Twin Valley community last year as a junior. In her time at Twin Valley, she has exhibited determination, perseverance, a strong work ethic, and selflessness. Her giving nature is motivated by her views on the world, which she stated as the “Earth will continue to rotate on its axis and revolve around the sun, causing the days to go by, but there is no certainty in our position tomorrow”. Helping is her way of showing gratitude to the world, filling her heart with joy and satisfaction. These attributes have been present throughout her junior and senior years at Twin Valley High School.
During her enrollment at Twin Valley, she has been taking rigorous courses and participating in many extracurricular activities. After high school, she plans to pursue a major in Biology with a pre-med focus and hopes to become a Surgeon. She has explored her interest in the medical field by interning at Reading Hospital, where she has the opportunity to go rounding with medical students to gain a deeper understanding of diagnosis while also fulfilling the expectations of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Saade also interns at the Middle School twice a week to assist a Venezuelan student who does not speak English. She is an active participant in Twin Valley’s HOSA, Leo Club,
NHS, LINK, and Global Scholars. She is also involved with the Council on Chemical Abuse and initiated the Substance Abuse Findings and Cultural Awareness and Diversity Project for our school community. SHH? Congratulations Saade!
Michael Haak is a senior at Twin Valley High School and is glad to have been a part of the Twin Valley community for the past four years. He attended Windsor Christian Academy in Chester Springs from kindergarten to eighth grade before starting at TVHS as a freshman. Michael started high school as a quiet new student with few friends and being limited by the restraints of the pandemic. In the past four years, he has gained confidence, surrounded himself with positive peers, and excelled while exploring the various creative outlets and opportunities available. Michael enjoys challenging himself academically with AP courses, connecting with students and teachers, and studying music, art, and Spanish. Michael’s extracurricular activities include the National Honor Society, leading The Awakening student Christian club, playing the cello in the TVHS orchestra and singing in the choir. He is a lead in the spring musical and also participates in LINK.
Michael has been recognized for his personal and academic achievements as a recipient of the PA 44th Senatorial District Good Citizen’s Award and a National Merit Scholarship Letter of Commendation. In his free time, Michael loves spending time outside, hiking, and experiencing culture. Although his plans are not settled completely, he hopes to attend a university to study international social justice. However, Michael is not afraid to trailblaze and forge his own way wherever life after high school may take him. Congratulations Michael!