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Isabella Sferra
Mrs. Slaina is one the secretaries at SHS.

Mrs. Slaina is a secretary at Struthers High School. She has been working at the high school for 4 years now. She also worked at Struthers Elementary School for 3 years and before that, she was a preschool teacher with Mahoning County Head Start. 

When working, it is important to find a career you love and can see yourself doing for the rest of your life. 

Slania loves what she does and loves everything about her job.

“If I was given the opportunity to go back and choose another career path, I don’t think that I would change anything. I truly enjoy going to work every day, and I know many people cannot say the same,” says Slania.

If you get the chance to work with your family, you can be extremely lucky. 

Mrs. Slaina gets to work and see her family at the same time, and she loves it. 

“I am very fortunate to be able to come to work every day and see some of my own family members in the same building. We are all close, so luckily, for us, it is never an issue, and even at times has some adventures. I also loved being in the building as my daughters while they were in school,” says Slania. 

When it comes to jobs, there are things many of us overlook without even noticing. 

Secretaries’ jobs aren’t as easy as they seem. 

“There is one thing that I can think of very quickly that I feel most students don’t realize that secretaries do and it is searching for students who are not where they’re supposed to be. It happens too often and students do not realize the time it has just wasted trying to track them down,” says Slaina.

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Gabby Russell
Gabby Russell, Feature Writer
Gabrielle is a 17-year-old senior in Struthers High School. She is in Journalism I. Gabby’s favorite food is a chicken wrap from the Magic Tree. Gabby's favorite fast food place is Chipotle. Her favorite subject in school is History because she likes learning about the past. Her favorite TV series are "Pretty Little Liars" and "Vampire Diaries." Her favorite movie is the "Twilight" series. Her favorite music genre is rap because the music makes her happy. Her favorite song is "Slime You Out" by Drake.  Gabby plays tennis for the Struthers High School tennis team. She lettered 3 years and made it to sectionals for the past 2 years. Gabby has been playing tennis for 4 years and often goes to tennis camps to improve her tennis skills. She is involved in Interact Club, Future Teachers Club and Medical Careers Club. She loves school because she gets to see all her friends.  Gabby is looking forward to graduating and going to college. She is also looking forward to making the best out of her senior year and spending time with all her friends before she leaves for college. Gabby is also excited for her last prom. 
Isabella Sferra
Isabella Sferra, News Editor
Isabella Sferra is the News Editor and Journalism II student.  She is President of the Future Teachers Club, President of the Starlight Singers and a National Honor Society member. She loves reading and listening to music. Isabella plans on attending Youngstown State University to become an English teacher.
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    Marianne CadmanMar 27, 2024 at 9:43 am

    Tami is great at her job, I am fortunate to work with her.
    So glad you love what you do.

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    Charon CuprikMar 26, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Tami is the best!
    How fortunate she gets to work with family and be so close to her kids.
    What a blessing