Miss SNPJ 2017
Miss SNPJ 2017 ELIZABETH HARTMAN is a member of Lodge 138 in Strabane, Pa. Betty, as she likes to be called, is the daughter of Paul and Mary Jo Hartman (138), and the granddaughter of the late Joseph “Mooney” and Rose Germovsek (138), and Ruth and the late Herbert Hartman.
Betty is entering her junior year at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where she is a mid-level science and social studies major with a minor in special education. She is a Presidential Honor Scholar who has been on the Dean’s List throughout her freshman and sophomore years, and she currently serves as a resident advisor. Betty is also active in the Council for Exceptional Children and volunteers at the ESO dances for adults with disabilities.
Betty is the treasurer of the Middle Level and Secondary Education Club. She is a sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha and performs with Edinboro University’s vocal chorale. Betty was chosen to be a staff member at the Ready for Life Scholastic Center where she tutored underprivileged students from local schools, and worked with life skills students at Meadville middle and high schools.
Betty is a graduate of Bethel Park High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Top 21 Vocal Group, concert choir, the annual spring musical, and served as president of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). She was a Girl Scout for 13 years and is now an adult member. She earned Bronze and Silver Girl Scout Awards, and participated in community cleanups, Pittsburgh Food Bank collections, and Presents for Patients, and was her troop’s lead contributor for Project Linus Preemie Cap. She is also a six-year volunteer as a day camp unit and song leader.
Betty was a nine-year member of the Junior Tamburitzans of the South Hills, serving as a lead vocalist for several years. She is still very involved with the group, and for the past two years she has served as the emcee for their annual concert.
Betty is a proud fourth-generation SNPJ member. She has been active since early childhood through Youth Circle 19 Christmas, Easter and Halloween parties, and by representing Lodge 138 in the local Fourth of July parade. She has happy memories of performing with the Circle 19 Singers, bowling in the Youth Circle league and participating in SNPJ Family Twosome Bowling Tournaments.
On the national level, Betty has attended Youth Roundup, the TEL Workshop and the Young Adult Conference. She has served as a Youth Roundup counselor for the past two years, and was proud to lead this year’s Youth Roundup alongside her sister. She also served as a TEL counselor for a second consecutive year in 2016. Betty was honored to serve as SNPJ Miss Activity in 2016, and is looking forward to another exciting year as Miss SNPJ 2017!