Posted on Dec 05, 2018

The Upper Moreland High School December Student of the Month is Conner Holm.

Conner is the Vice-President of the National Honor Society and is the student director for the UM Drama Company.  Conner is a member of the Jazz Band and the UM Marching Unit where he currently serves as the Drum Major.

Outside of school, Conner helps his peers through tutoring in both academics and music whenever needed.  He has been involved with East West Karate martial arts school for the past 12 years and has earned his black belt.

Conner has applied to Harvard University and plans to study Mathematics Engineering.

Connor receives his award from Club President Sam Valenza

Marcus Donaldson is the December 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove. He is in EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program and a senior at Hatboro-Horsham High School. The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Operating Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. Ten students each year are selected for this honor.

Marcus first learned about the programs at EASTERN through a presentation at Hatboro-Horsham High School and then by participating in a tenth-grade visitation to EASTERN. After attending EASTERN’s Open House with his family, he decided to enroll in the Business and Technology Professional program to assist him in pursuing his business career aspirations.

At EASTERN, Marcus is involved with EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA and was his Business and Technology Professional class officer during the 2017 – 2018 school year. Through EASTERN’s dual enrollment partnership, Marcus is a Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) student earning transferable college credits while still in high school. He was recognized at EASTERN’s Annual Awards Night held in May 2018 with several awards, including Attendance, Achievement and Straight A. He is currently interning once a week at PA State Representative Tom Murt’s office in Hatboro and holds a part-time job at Chick-fil-A.

“Marcus works very hard and appreciates the value of a responsible work ethic,” said Marketa Crane, EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional Instructor. “He is always willing to volunteer to greet outside visitors to the school and gives 100 percent effort to his internship employer.”

After graduation from EASTERN and Hatboro-Horsham High School, Marcus plans to continue pursuing his education at MCCC and then transfer his credits to Temple University where he plans to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in business. His goal is to become a sales representative for a major car company and hopes to get accepted into one of their internship programs.

Marcus receives his award from Club President Sam Valenza