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Students of the Month - Third Quarter

The program featured the popular Student of the Month program. Chair Mark Haldaman noted that interacting with so many outstanding young people leaves him optimistic that the world will be a better place. There are countless charitable causes in our world and many of us have our favorites. The great thing about Rotary is that it is big enough to cover such a wide array of causes, from a simple student award to disaster relief and polio eradication. Our award-winning students each receive a certificate and a $200 check. Their names are engraved on small metal plates to be displayed in the lobby of their respective schools. Our award winners were:


February: John-Paul Pierce - Notre Dame: John-Paul’s Rotary roots run deep as his grandfather was a Rotarian in upstate New York, and his father was a Rotary Youth Exchange student. His Eagle Scout garden­ box project continues to provide fresh food to local food pantries. He is active in Football, Student Council, KEY Club, and the National Honor Society. He works as a lifeguard at Palmer Pool and has volunteered at the Miracle League. He plans to attend Penn State University and major in Business Administration.


May: Kayla Manzueta - Easton: Kayla has had a fine academic care er at Easton and has earned high praise from her principal. Her future career is undecided but may include nursing or education courses at Northampton Community College.


June: Zachary Kraska - Notre Dame: Zach helped organize the School’s Hispanic Student Union Club. He has participated in food and clothing drives. He hopes to make a difference in the world through acts of service and charity. He plans to attend the University of Chicago.


August: Myrah Dhawan - CIT/Easton: Myrah is a member of HOSA which is a global student-led organization whose mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community. She participates in SkillsUSA and is a member of the National Technical Honors Society. She is in the Culinary Culture Association, the South Asian Student Association, and the Marching Band. She is currently engaged in a co-op program at St. Luke’s and looks forward to a career in Nursing.


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