Posted on Jun 06, 2019
             
                                    WILLOW GROVE ROTARY
                              MAY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
 
The Upper Moreland High School May Student of the Month is Grace Farrell.
 
Grace is the Vice President of the Interact Club and serves as the Secretary on the Senior Class Council. She is an active member of Key Club, the UM Drama Company and the UMatter Initiative.
 
Outside of school Grace is involved in Youth Group with her church and volunteers at their annual Fall Festival.  Grace also volunteers her time with Baby Bureau. Baby Bureau is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing “Baby Bundles” of clothing, and other items, to underserved babies in our community. The Baby Bundles are distributed by community social service providers that determine the need. 
 
In the Fall Grace will be attending Arcadia University and would like to study Psychology
or Criminology.
 
 
EASTERN CENTER FOR ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
MAY 2019 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
 
 
Grace Alderman is the May 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 Springfield Township High School.
 
Grace visited EASTERN twice through Springfield Township School District during 8th and 10th grade tours. By the time she entered high school, she already knew a few students who were enrolled in an EASTERN program. Already interested in art, she found that she could turn it into a lucrative career in graphic design. Grace is extremely active in SkillsUSA, EASTERN’s student leadership organization and is currently the SkillsUSA school wide Vice President.
 
Over her two years at EASTERN, she has proven to be a successful participant in many SkillsUSA competitions. In April of 2019, Grace received second place at the SkillsUSA State competition for Advertising Design.
 
At EASTERN, she volunteers her time to assist with EASTERN recruitment events such as Open House and as an assistant teacher for the Computer Art and Digital Photography Summer Fun camp for middle school students.
 
At Springfield Township High School, Grace is an honor roll student, serves as Layout Editor for the Yearbook Committee, and is Captain on the Varsity Cheerleading Team.
“Grace works hard and has an upbeat and positive attitude,” said Nicole Mohrey, EASTERN’s Commercial Art Instructor. “Grace takes on each project with enthusiasm. Her drive to succeed that will take her far in her career and life.”
 
After graduating from EASTERN and Springfield Township High School, Grace plans to attend Delaware College of Art and Design for the first two years of college, and matriculate to Pratt to complete her bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
 
 
                                     WILLOW GROVE ROTARY
                                JUNE STUDENT OF THE MONTH
 
 
The Upper Moreland High School June Student of the Month is Trinity Maples.
 
Trinity is President of the Student Council and is a member of the Reading
Olympics.
 
Trinity consistently demonstrates honesty, compassion for others, and strives to
do the best she can academically. She is currently ranked in the top 25% of her class.
 
Outside of school Trinity has been involved for many years with Sea Scouts
Troop #155, and is currently the Vice-President of her Troop. Trinity also works part-time as an office assistant.
 
Trinity will be attending Del-Val University in the fall and plans to major                                           
Environmental Science.  
 
 
EASTERN CENTER FOR ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
JUNE 2019 STUDENT OF THE MONTH
 
 
Daniel Staley is the June 2019 Student of the Month at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove. He is in EASTERN’s Protective Services program and a senior at Abington Senior High School.
 
Daniel had a friend who previously attended Protective Services and encouraged him to tour the program. Daniel visited EASTERN through a tour with Abington Senior High School. Already a Volunteer Firefighter for Edge Hill Fire Company, Daniel saw the benefits of the Protective Services program decided to enroll. He knew that enrolling
in the program would bring him closer to achieving his career goal of becoming a police officer, while also learning more about the career fields available in the protective services industry.
 
At EASTERN, Daniel volunteers his time to assist with EASTERN recruitment events such as Open House and 10th Grade Career Expo, where he spoke to potential students about his program. He has also obtained many industry standard certifications in his program of study, such as Hazardous Material Awareness and National Incident
Management Systems (NIMS) 100, 200, 700 and 800. He also received preparation leading to his Fire Fighter I certification.
 
At Abington Senior High School, Daniel plays Varsity Ice Hockey and Freshman and Junior Varsity Baseball. He is involved with events such as Mini-THON, Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), and is a member of the Firefighting Club. EASTERN’s Awards Night on May 29, 2019, Daniel was awarded the Achievement Award – Police.
 
“Daniel works hard and demonstrates a high level of professionalism,” said Mark Zaslavsky, EASTERN’s Protective Services Instructor. “I am confident that he will achieve his career goals and will make an outstanding police officer.”
 
After graduating from EASTERN and Abington Senior High School, Daniel will attend Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy for Act 120 Training - a 919-hour program that prepares students for certification to practice law enforcement within Pennsylvania.
 
Ultimately, Daniel would like to work for the Abington Police Department.