What is the Fallstonian?

Addy Rebasti, Staff Reporter

Ever since 1980, Fallston’s Principal has bestowed the prestigious Fallstonian Award on one deserving Fallston High senior at the Senior Awards Assembly each year. The winner is chosen based on a point system that takes into account clubs, sports, fine arts, and community service involvement. The students who win this award are extraordinary.  

“They give back, want to be positive role models in the building, and are just people you want be around,” says Mr. Collins about the Fallstonian recipients. “They represent what is best about Fallston: the tradition of excellence. They are great students, but even better people.”  

They put an extreme amount of time and effort into the Fallston community. These students go above and beyond. They don’t just excel in academics; they are – in Mr. Collins’ words – “the whole package.”  The students get the recognition they deserve with this award, and as Mr. Collins would say, these students finally get to be “seen, heard, and valued.” 

The Fallstonian Plaque with all the winners from 1980-2022. (Addy Rebasti)

90s Fallstonian Featured Winner: 

After just being announced as the valedictorian, Ms. Jen Canatella hears her name announced again. She had just become the 1994 Fallstonian winner.  

“With everything that was going on at the time, I was overwhelmed. But with the Fallstonian being based off of everything you were involved in, I felt like all my work had paid off,” says Ms. Canatella.  

Ms. Canatella was a deserving winner in 1994, participating in many school activities including orchestra, service club, SGA’s executive board, athletics, and sports managing. Out of school, Ms. Canatella was very involved too; she did many activities including volunteering at her church, being in youth group, playing in her church’s orchestra, and singing in the church choir.  

“I established habits then that have continued on,” Ms. Canatella said.  And she was right, because on top of being a teacher at Fallston, she tutors, is involved in the children’s ministry at her church, is on her church’s tech team, goes on volunteer trips, has gone on multiple hurricane-relief trips, and runs the Girls Who Code club at school. 

Orange you happy to see such a committed member of the Fallston Community? (Addy Rebasti)