Young Women Honored
Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe honored Abigail Lane of Whittell High School and Kevin Ann Comlossy of South Tahoe High School as January Young Women of the Month. Lane is the daughter of Bill and Barbara Lane of Zephyr Cove and Comlossy is the daughter of Jackie Nelson and Bob Comlossy of Meyers. Pam Lusby and Anita Vieites presented the awards at the weekly meeting of the business and professional women’s organization at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Lane was chosen to receive the award based on her leadership in school activities, athletics and community service. As a school leader she has served as rally commissioner and a member of SMILE, Key Club and leadership class. She was voted Most Valuable Participant by the Executive Council of Leadership. She has served the school as a cheerleader for three years.
During her four years at Whittell Lane has participated on the track, cross country and volleyball teams. As captain of last year’s team, she led her team to the state championship competition and this year the cross country team finished second in the state. Coach Rippet said that Lane shows “dedication and awesome enthusiasm.”
She has been dancing for 11 years and is a member of Dance Line Team. She teaches dance lessons to younger students at her dance studio and designs the choreography for the school musicals and Dance Line. Lane also teaches Sunday school and vacation Bible school. She is hoping to serve this summer as a missionary in Africa or Mexico. She received the Service Above Self award from Rotary International. After graduation Lane plans to attend a four-year university to major in education and minor in dance. She plans a career in elementary education.
Comlossy received the Young Woman of the Month award for her academic success, athletic participation and school leadership. As a school leader she has served as sophomore class president, junior class secretary, rally commissioner, SMILE advisor and peer counselor dealing with peer conflict resolution. She has been on the yearbook staff four years and editor for two years.
Bob Grant, activities director, said, “Kevin demonstrates an uncommon strength of character.”
Her receipt of the Rotary Youth Leadership award, the National Student Leadership Award and a nomination to Girl’s State has recognized Comlossy’s leadership.
She has participated for four years on the south Tahoe volleyball team. She received the Most Inspirational and Most Improved awards for the volleyball team during her junior year and was named to the All State Academic Team two years.
Comlossy is a musician, playing the piano for seven years and clarinet in the advanced wind ensemble. After school she is a reading tutor for elementary students. She has spent the past six summers working at Echo Chalet, Echo Lakes.
While taking a rigorous course load of college preparatory classes and advanced placement classes, Comlossy maintains a 4.17 grade point average. She has received the Governor’s Scholarship for her academic skills. She is currently taking classes at Lake Tahoe Community College and plans to attend a four-year university in southern California, majoring in business or communications.