The Willow Grove Rotary proudly recognized the February 2019 Students Of The Month from Upper Moreland High School and The eastern Center for Arts and Technology on Thursday February 1st.
The Upper Moreland High School February Student of the Month is Colin Casey.
Colin is a four year member of the Key Club and has participated in cross country, winter track and spring track since he was a Freshman. He is currently in the Allied Health Nursing program at the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology.
Colin has always worked hard to achieve honor roll status throughout all of high school. He is involved with the Boy Scouts and has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
In addition to his academic and co-curricular success, Colin has maintained a part time job as well.
Colin has applied to Gwynedd Mercy and Holy Family College and plans on pursuing a career in medicine.
Matthew Binford is the February 2019 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. He is in EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration program and a senior at Upper Moreland 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.
Matthew heard positive things from other students who attended EASTERN, so he decided to visit the school during its annual Open House. He was drawn to the Computer Network Administration program because of the dual enrollment partnership with Montgomery County Community College. Matthew was interested in getting ahead start on college in high school while learning more about the computer networking industry.
Matthew credits his Computer Network Administration program at EASTERN with improving his time management skills while preparing him for college and for a successful career. At EASTERN, he is a member of EASTERN’s students leadership organization, SkillsUSA. Outside of school, he has participated in Boy Scouts of America and the Adopt-A-Highway program. He is a CPR and First Aide Certified Child Care employee at the Hatboro Area YMCA.
“Matthew has great drive and ambition,” said Kevin Finegan, EASTERN’s Computer Network Administration Instructor. “He has an excellent work ethic and is always willing to assist his classmates when in need. I know he will be successful in college and in life and look forward to seeing all he accomplishes.”
After graduation from EASTERN and Upper Moreland High School, Matthew plans to continue his education at Montgomery County Community College and matriculate to Bloomsburg University to major in Programming. Ultimately, he would like to work as a programmer for a midsized business.