Posted on May 25, 2018
The Willow Grove Rotary Club was pleased to honor the final Students of the Month for 2018.
The Upper Moreland High School June Student of the Month is Brian McCaffrey.
The Eastern Center June 2018 Student of the Month is Matias Bentancour.
The Upper Moreland High School June Student of the Month is Brian McCaffrey.
Brian is in the Marching Band and qualified for District Band.  He also is a member of Jazz Band, and plays in the Band Pit. Brian is a member of the National Honor Society and the GSA Club.
Outside of school he works part time at Wesley Enhanced Living and is a volunteer at Abington Hospital. Brian plans to attend Temple University in the fall and will pursue studies in Pre-Medicine.
Matias Bentancour is the June 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. He is in EASTERN’s Veterinary Science program and a senior at Upper Moreland High School. The Student of the Month Award is sponsored by EASTERN’s faculty, Joint Committee and the Willow Grove Rotary Club to highlight student excellence, success and service. Ten students each year are selected for this honor.
Matias always had an interest in working with animals. His guidance counselor at Upper Moreland High School recommended the newly developed Veterinary Science program at EASTERN. He attended EASTERN’s Open House and then scheduled a tour.
At EASTERN, Matias maintains excellent grades and volunteers to assist in recruitment efforts such as Career Expo. Through his program, he has earned several industry-standard certificates such as Purina Daily Nutrition and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As a junior, he received the Straight A Award at EASTERN’s Awards Night.
At Upper Moreland High School, he has been on the Honor Roll/Distinguished Honor Roll from 2014 – 2017. In the community, he enjoys volunteering his time at dog and cat shelters. Matias also works as a babysitter and pet sitter.
“Matias has a drive and passion for the animal care field,” said Karen McGeehan,  EASTERN’s Veterinary Science Instructor. “He works hard to master the coursework. His positivity and professionalism are exceptional traits to have – especially in the animal science field.” After completing the Veterinary Science program at EASTERN and graduating from Upper Moreland High School, he plans to attend Harcum College’s Veterinary Technology program and finish his Bachelor of Science
degree at Delaware Valley University for Small Animal Science.