of the Month
Every month during the school
year, a student is selected from one of the five local high schools to be honored
as Student of the Month.
Helena is a senior at Germantown Academy and will attend George Washington University next year.
Mr. Peter McVeigh from GA writes letters on the students that are being honored by us. They are always works of art within themselves. His thoughts and praise for Helena were equally eloquent. In part, Mr. McVeigh said, “…Helena is thoughtful, sensitive and compassionate and has consistently expressed deep and abiding empathy for the welfare of others, both in her commitment to our course and to her engagement in life outside the classroom as well. She’s one our more vibrant senior leaders in the Community Service Organization, she has been a driving force in so many of our outreach programs to the poor, the underprivileged and the marginalized, both in our community and in the larger world community as well. “
Victoria is the sports editor for the school newspaper and is the class representative for the Respect Life Club. She’s served as an intern for State Representative Kate Harper, she’s participates in her church’s youth group where she serves as the treasurer. The past summer Victoria went on a service mission trip to Appalachia and served as an intern for United States Senator Menendez.
Corey is a 12th grade student at Wordsworth and a second year student at Eastern Center for the Arts and Technology, where he is enrolled in the Landscape Design Program. Corey volunteers at Wordsworth, where he assists with the morning horticulture classes and at Eastern Center, where he is an active mentor for the 1st year students. Corey has always been appreciated for his kind heart and his many talents. Corey said a special thank you to his brother and sister for attending today’s presentation and also for his mother who was killed last year in an auto accident.
Katie is always willing to assume a leadership role at school and in all the many ways in which she volunteers. Katie will be a Rotarian someday as she exhibits all the traits of our Motto, “Service Above Self.”
Rachel Gordon & Katie Paul
Upper Dublin High School
Upper Dublin High School students, Katie Paul and Rachel Gordon are our Students of the Month for November. They spoke together about a non-profit they founded, KPRG Movement (http://www.kprgmovement.com/). While in 8th grade they became interested in raising funds for spinal cord research after reading the book “11 Seconds” which is about Travis Roy’s traumatic spinal cord injury. Katie and Rachel were both involved in dance so they started using dance as a way to raise funds. To date they raised over $4,000 for spinal cord research.