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Prilla enjoys the busy pace of counseling office

Evelyn Esek
Secretary Missy Prilla now works in the BHS counseling office.

Growing up, guidance secretary Missy Prilla never played sports. Now, she travels almost every weekend year-round, sometimes as far as Lancaster, Pa., to watch her two daughters play basketball.

Her daughters, eighth-grader Hannah and seventh-grader Abby, are avid basketball players for both the middle school teams as well as the AAU league. Both daughters also play middle school volleyball. 

Prilla has been working in the district for six years. She started at the middle school as an attendance secretary. When the building changed to Harrison Education Center, she stayed and became part of the HEC staff. Next, she moved to the middle school, and she now is working with high school counseling. She took the position because it is full-time, and she has been working as a part-time secretary for five years. 

Now, she is responsible for all of the new student registrations from ninth through twelfth grade, as well as helping students who need to come in to see their counselor. 

She likes the high school environment even though it can be hectic. 

“I like that it is really busy, because my days go really fast,” Prilla said. “Counseling is one of the busiest offices I’ve been in.”

Prilla said she is excited to be able to support her daughters by working in the same building. 

“When I left the middle school, I was a little bit sad because I had been with (the teachers and secretaries there) for a while, but I do get to see the girls every day,” she said. 

Prilla said she has been able to follow several grades of students from the middle school to the high school level. 

“It’s nice seeing the students that I met when I was working at the middle school. Now they’re eleventh and twelfth graders. It’s nice seeing them again,” she said.

She said she also enjoys seeing the high school students choose their career paths. 

“I like watching students come into their own, to go out into the world themselves,” she said. 

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Evelyn Esek, News Editor
News Editor Evelyn Esek is a senior and a third-year member of the Purbalite. She is in the BHS color guard and loves knitting and crocheting, collecting vinyl records, and listening to music.
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