Posted on Jan 16, 2019
The Rotary Club of Willow Grove honored the January Students of the Month from Upper Moreland High School and The Eastern Center on January 3rd.
 
Andi La is the January Student of the Month from Upper Moreland High School, and Kiah Thorne is the Student of the Month from The Eastern Center.
 
 Andi La receives her award from Willow Grove Rotary President Margie Peters. 
 
Kiah Thorne receives her award from Willow Grove Rotary President Margie Peters. 
 
The Upper Moreland High School January Student of the Month is Andi La.
 
Andi leads by example in the classroom and demonstrates positive citizenship. She is  always  willing to help to her fellow classmates.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She is on the School Newspaper committee the Yearbook Committee and helps with our Blood Drive. Andi is active in the German Club, is the Treasurer for the Interact Club and is an overall coordinator for the Mini-THON.
 
Outside of school, Andi volunteers with the American Diabetes Association, the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity. In addition, she does tutoring, babysitting and works part-time at WaWa.
 
Andi plans to attend Penn State University in the fall and would like to study Business and Computer Science.
 
Kiah Thorne is the January 2019 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove.
 
She is in EASTERN’s Commercial Art program and a senior at Abington Senior 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.
 
Kiah always loved art and fashion. Through Abington Senior High School, she heard about the half-day career and technical programs offered at EASTERN and wanted to learn more about the Commercial Art program. She attended the Open House during her ninth-grade year to meet the instructor and some students.
 
At EASTERN, Kiah works hard and is a high achiever in her Commercial Art class. Last year, Kiah received the Attendance and Creative Photo Junior Award at EASTERN’s annual Awards Night. At Abington Senior High School, she is a member of the Fashion Club, National Honor Society, Reading Olympics, and Quilts for Kids – which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort
children facing serious illness, injury or trauma. “Kiah’s most amazing skills are her outstanding illustration techniques in almost any media as well as her ability
to find the most unique viewpoints and lighting for beautiful photographs,” said Nicole Mohrey, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor. “Her portfolio is an impressive start to a bright future!”
 
After graduation from EASTERN and Abington Senior High School, Kiah plans to continue pursuing her education at Drexel University for fashion design. She hopes to obtain an internship in the fashion industry during college. Ultimately, she hopes to succeed in the fashion industry working for a clothing company.