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Model of the Week: Kaleigh Valeski

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    Kaleigh Valeski

    Age: 18

    Location: Pittston

    Favorite Weekender Feature? Outdoor and Event listings

    Who do you admire? The loving, supportive people I work with at St. John the Evangelist Church in Pittston while teaching and helping at Sunday School. They’re my second family.

    What would your last meal be? Chicken fingers and fries

    What accomplishment are you most proud of? Performing in the Walt Disney World Christmas Parade as a cheerleader in January.

    What is your favorite winter activity? Baking hundreds of anise cookies with my mother.

    What is the craziest thing you did? Visited Peace Rock swimming hole near Tamaqua and almost jumping off the cliff into the water.

    What was your favorite concert? Luke Bryan. I saw him four times.

    Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In a poverty-stricken school teaching young children to be their absolute best.

    What would your theme song be? Foy Vance, “She Burns.”

    What are you most passionate about? Boosting self-confidence in others around me. I’ve always found myself with low self-esteem and I want other people to know that things absolutely do get better.

    What three things can you not live without? My big family, cheerleading, and of course, a good red lipstick.

    What is your life motto? “Alive by chance, living by choice.”

    What is your favorite quote? “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

    What is your favorite thing about living in NEPA? Highway drives in the fall to admire the foliage.

    photos by Amanda Hrycyna | Weekender