Posted by Joe Deegan on May 04, 2018
On May 3rd, The Willow Grove Rotary Club recognized the May Students Of The Month from UMHS and The Eastern Center For Arts And Technology.
Victoria Leister of Upper Moreland High School receives her award from Club President Neil Klinghoffer.
Johanna Spaeter of The Eastern Center receives her award from Neil Klinghoffer.
The Upper Moreland High School May Student of the month is Victoria Leister.
Victoria is a member of Key Club, Interact Club and German Club.  She was chairperson of the Communications and Publicity Committee for Mini-Thon and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Victoria has been a member of Class Council for the past four years, and is the captain of the Cross Country and Spring Track Teams.
For the second year in a row, she earned an Honorable Mention and Second Team-All League honors for the Triple Jump. Outside of school Victoria has volunteered with organizations such as the Breathing Room Foundation, the Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and Carversville Farm Foundation.
Victoria would like to attend the University of Pittsburgh and major in social sciences.
Johanna Spaeter is the May 2018 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove.
She is in EASTERN’s Allied Health program and a senior at Upper Moreland High School. Johanna had an early interest in the healthcare field and wanted to learn more about how the human body works. While in high school, she visited EASTERN thorough 10th Grade Career Expo and Open House. She found that the Allied Health program would help her narrow down her career options in the healthcare field. Johanna has found the job shadowing experience at Abington-Jefferson Hospital extremely beneficial in helping her to decide on a career path.
At EASTERN, Johanna maintains outstanding grades and is a leader in her Allied Health class. She is involved with EASTERN’s student leadership organization, SkillsUSA, and is currently the class Vice President. Through SkillsUSA, she competed on the local level and placed first in CPR/First Aid and Health Knowledge Bowl. She moved onto the district level competition and placed second for Health Knowledge Bowl.
At Upper Moreland, she participated in Marching Band, Swimming, Softball, and the Future Medical Professionals Club. She is also self-employed providing child care, home care, pet care and catering. “Johanna is an excellent student with a true passion for the medical field,” said Beth Whitehead, EASTERN’s Allied Health Instructor. “She has an incredible sense of volunteerism and is an ideal example of what you can accomplish wit h focus and drive.”
After completing the Allied Health program at EASTERN and graduating from Upper Moreland High School, she plans to continue her education at Pennsylvania College of Technology where she is enrolled in their Surgical Technology program.